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Old 07-18-2018, 09:02 AM
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dacronwall dacronwall is offline
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Default RV-3 best glide speed

Hey guys
I was out doing a little airwork in my -3 yesterday, and just wondering what you all use for best glide speed. I have the leg fairings and wheel pants off it at the moment so my numbers will be a bit off, but I was getting best result around 85-90 mph at 5000 ft, losing about 800 ft/min.
IO-320 with Catto prop, 842 lbs empty weight.
Any input appreciated.
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Old 07-20-2018, 10:22 PM
johnbrooker johnbrooker is offline
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Location: Sandersville Georgia
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I have a RV3B fastback with a 0320 and a whirlwind GA 200 prop. weighs 785.At 90 mph indicated I see about the same, 750 to 800 fpm down.I was hoping it would glide better.
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