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Old 02-09-2018, 07:25 PM
Elbolador76 Elbolador76 is offline
 
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Newby to this
I currently own an RV8A with an 0-320
I started doing basic aerobatics and love it.
Iím selling my RV8A to buy another RV8 TW with more horses and inverted system.
Van recommend engine size up to 0-360
What do you guys think or know about RVs with I0-390??
Would that affect any of the aerobatic maneuvers ??
Thanks in advance for the help.
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Old 02-09-2018, 08:26 PM
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Newby to this
I currently own an RV8A with an 0-320
I started doing basic aerobatics and love it.
Iím selling my RV8A to buy another RV8 TW with more horses and inverted system.
Van recommend engine size up to 0-360
What do you guys think or know about RVs with I0-390??
Would that affect any of the aerobatic maneuvers ??
Thanks in advance for the help.
Dan Horton (DanH) has that setup. If he does not respond, contact him directly.
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Old 02-09-2018, 10:33 PM
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Dan Horton (DanH) has that setup. If he does not respond, contact him directly.
Thanks Gary, I will contact Danh
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Old 02-09-2018, 10:50 PM
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Default Another IO-390

Dan, aka "flynwest" has one as well.
Look for his posts.
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Old 02-10-2018, 12:12 AM
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Most 8's seems to have a 360/180 ponies, injected is an advantage as well as C/S, it's all about the green back as you Yanks say!
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Old 02-10-2018, 07:24 AM
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Recommend you talk to Mitch Lock at Vanís. He shares my thoughts on the parallel valve IO-360 (180hp) and Hartzell CS prop as a sweet spot for this airplane.

But - if your performance target is first plane to 10kí regardless of fuel burn and cost, the IO-390 is a better match. For effiecent cross country and maneuvering the 180hp engine and CS prop is, in my opinion, the right set up.

Carl
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Old 02-10-2018, 08:32 AM
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Dan, aka "flynwest" has one as well.
Look for his posts.
Thanks Arffguy, I will look for Dan Flynwest posts

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Old 02-10-2018, 08:35 AM
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Most 8's seems to have a 360/180 ponies, injected is an advantage as well as C/S, it's all about the green back as you Yanks say!
That seems to be a very popular setup
I hope I can find one with all of that for the right amount of mula.
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Old 02-10-2018, 08:40 AM
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Recommend you talk to Mitch Lock at Van’s. He shares my thoughts on the parallel valve IO-360 (180hp) and Hartzell CS prop as a sweet spot for this airplane.

But - if your performance target is first plane to 10k’ regardless of fuel burn and cost, the IO-390 is a better match. For effiecent cross country and maneuvering the 180hp engine and CS prop is, in my opinion, the right set up.

Carl

Thanks Carl
I love doing recreational aerobatics and
I think the 180hp with C/S prop is making more sense.
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Old 02-10-2018, 08:46 AM
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Most 8's seems to have a 360/180 ponies, injected is an advantage as well as C/S, it's all about the green back as you Yanks say!
Thanks Capt
Yes thats a popular setup with the 180hp and cs prop, Iím going to start searching for that setup, Iím hoping to find one with inverted system in it already.
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