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Old 06-19-2018, 06:55 PM
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Default Flying at last

I am finished with my engine upgrade and have flown the airplane for the five hours necessary in phase 1. I am delighted with the performance change the aircraft exceeds my expectations. The cruise speed has increased significantly fuel burn however is another story I didnít know you could put that much gas through Lycoming.The new climb performance is stellar I am very happy with it. I have a few more little things to work on and I am not posting any numbers if you want to know the numbers send me a PM and I will give them to you . Thanks for watching my post if you want to see pictures I have posted them on Facebook
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Old 06-19-2018, 07:58 PM
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Way to go Dayton!
You should see less fuel burn once she is broken in. Roughly, 1/2-1 gal per hour at the same cruise numbers leaned out vs your 0320, all things being equal.
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Old 06-19-2018, 08:23 PM
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Originally Posted by Dayton Murdock View Post
I didnít know you could put that much gas through Lycoming.
Right-------now go break in a 540 if you want to see some scary fuel flow numbers.

She sure looked and sounded good flying by last week.
Mike Starkey
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Old 06-24-2018, 07:12 PM
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Way to go Dayton. I'd be curious to see what your fuel burn is at your old cruise speed. I can only imagine how that combo is on the 4, cause it was pretty darned neat on the 8.

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