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Old 02-19-2015, 04:46 PM
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Hello, I am a new Member here and thank you for allowing me to participate. I am building an RV-7 and I'm already thinking that engine slippers for my project. Initially thought of a 180 HP Lycoming injection, but also think about the option of 200 HP engine injection. I would like to know according to the experience that surely many of you will have, what would be the benefits of each. Best regards
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Old 02-19-2015, 05:24 PM
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Old 02-19-2015, 05:52 PM
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Hello, I am a new Member here and thank you for allowing me to participate. I am building an RV-7 and I'm already thinking that engine slippers for my project. Initially thought of a 180 HP Lycoming injection, but also think about the option of 200 HP engine injection. I would like to know according to the experience that surely many of you will have, what would be the benefits of each. Best regards
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Old 02-19-2015, 05:55 PM
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Greetings Daniel,

My son, and friend, traveled from the US to Patagonia this time last year to climb Fitz Roy. He stayed in El Chalten then hiked to the mountains. Weather was not so good and he did not make the summit. Some smaller peaks were attained though. He arrived by bus from Buenos Aires, but departed via air from El Calafate. He really liked the area and said all the people were very friendly.

I am building a 7 too. Since there is a small difference between the cruise of the 180 hp and 200 hp vans offerings, I choose the 180 hp. It is $10k less, 50 pound lighter. I have the sam james cowl and building a custom plenum to (hopefully) lower the drag and yield the same cruise as the 200 hp. Take off roll and climb will be less though.

I went to Oregon for transition training. I flew in Mike Seager's 7. It really goes, and the second day I learned it is a O-320! After that, I think I will be quite happy with my selection.

Others will tell you their story, but that is mine.

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Old 02-19-2015, 06:10 PM
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Greetings Daniel,

My son, and friend, traveled from the US to Patagonia this time last year to climb Fitz Roy. He stayed in El Chalten then hiked to the mountains. Weather was not so good and he did not make the summit. Some smaller peaks were attained though. He arrived by bus from Buenos Aires, but departed via air from El Calafate. He really liked the area and said all the people were very friendly.

I am building a 7 too. Since there is a small difference between the cruise of the 180 hp and 200 hp vans offerings, I choose the 180 hp. It is $10k less, 50 pound lighter. I have the sam james cowl and building a custom plenum to (hopefully) lower the drag and yield the same cruise as the 200 hp. Take off roll and climb will be less though.

I went to Oregon for transition training. I flew in Mike Seager's 7. It really goes, and the second day I learned it is a O-320! After that, I think I will be quite happy with my selection.

Others will tell you their story, but that is mine.

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Welcome Daniel.
I'm working on the fuse and made the decision on the 180 for the same reasons Bill mentioned. I plan an IO360 with Hartzel.
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Old 02-19-2015, 06:18 PM
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Old 02-19-2015, 06:22 PM
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Hello, the idea is to use it for long navigations within Argentina, Chile and Brazil
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Old 02-19-2015, 06:29 PM
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Hello Bob, the idea is to use it for long navigations within Argentina, Chile and Brazil
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Old 02-19-2015, 06:36 PM
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Greetings Daniel,

My son, and friend, traveled from the US to Patagonia this time last year to climb Fitz Roy. He stayed in El Chalten then hiked to the mountains. Weather was not so good and he did not make the summit. Some smaller peaks were attained though. He arrived by bus from Buenos Aires, but departed via air from El Calafate. He really liked the area and said all the people were very friendly.

I am building a 7 too. Since there is a small difference between the cruise of the 180 hp and 200 hp vans offerings, I choose the 180 hp. It is $10k less, 50 pound lighter. I have the sam james cowl and building a custom plenum to (hopefully) lower the drag and yield the same cruise as the 200 hp. Take off roll and climb will be less though.

I went to Oregon for transition training. I flew in Mike Seager's 7. It really goes, and the second day I learned it is a O-320! After that, I think I will be quite happy with my selection.

Others will tell you their story, but that is mine.

Welcome to VAF!!
Thank you Bill! I live 200 nm north of El Calafate, my village is called San Martin de los Andes, and is a beautiful area to enjoy the nature and also to fly. I now have a C182 and I my RV to travel to Buenos Aires and to the North of the country more quickly. It seriously take your advice and thanks a lot for your help. Surely I'll be bugging everyone for a long time to ask for help with my project. Greetings and thanks again!

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Old 02-19-2015, 06:41 PM
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Welcome Daniel.
I'm working on the fuse and made the decision on the 180 for the same reasons Bill mentioned. I plan an IO360 with Hartzel.
Thanks a lot! so I can see seems to be the option most reasonable. Thank you very much for your comments.
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