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Old 10-19-2018, 05:38 PM
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Default Had an Excellent Flight this Morning…

I woke up at 6:30am and it was 30F outside with a heavy frost on the grass. I texted the hanger cell phone switch to turn on the engine preheater for 2-1/2 hours. When I got to the plane at 9am skies were sunny and no clouds. I powered the EMS and oil temp was 75F. I installed the largest of the three Van’s winterization covers for the oil cooler. I called the local AWOS and Density Altitude was -200 ft. Air was heavy so engine made more power and prop bit into the air really well causing the plane to accelerate fast on the take-off run. Initial climb rate was 1200 fpm with ¾ fuel and one person. 133 mph indicated cruise and 136 true at 2500MSL. Visibilty must have been 100 miles and air was smooth. Just love’n it….

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Old 10-19-2018, 06:17 PM
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Do you normally cruise at 5400 RPM?
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Do you normally cruise at 5400 RPM?
All the time. Rotax is designed to run at top of green arc.
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