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Old 10-27-2017, 07:53 PM
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Default RV14 Glide Ratio?

Has anyone come up with numbers for a glide ratio? I would like to put these into my Dynon HDX and Foreflight.
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Old 10-27-2017, 08:25 PM
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The builder should have this information from his/her phase I flight test data. While it isn't required to have a Pilot's Operating Manul (POM), it wouldn't be a bad idea to write one yourself if you don't have one from, among other things, data collected during flight testing. Hopefully this information was recorded somewhere and you can get it without repeating these tests. There are good examples on this website of documented POM's. You can tailor it to your airplane.
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Old 10-29-2017, 09:39 AM
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Default RV-14 Glide Ratio

Based on my initial testing 10 to 1, at 85kts should get you in the ballpark. You should definitely do your own testing on your airframe though.
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