Originally Posted by RV8R999
I have a Sensenich wood prop pitched to 83" in my -8. Flew to 14,500 and still oversped to 2740 at WOT. Throttling back to 2700 RPM and leaning for best power resulted in TAS of 208mph @ 7.6 GPH - Thats not too bad.
I should probably repitch to peak at 2700rpm at somewhere between 11,500-12,500 for good x-cntry .
I say: "If it ain't broke, ........ don't fix it!"
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