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Old 06-06-2018, 09:05 PM
ppowers ppowers is offline
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Default Rv6 speeds

What kind of airspeed and rpms does everyone see with fp and 180hp?
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Old 06-06-2018, 10:22 PM
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Some numbers here --
Gil Alexander
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Old 06-07-2018, 08:53 AM
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Default It depends...

Originally Posted by ppowers View Post
What kind of airspeed and rpms does everyone see with fp and 180hp?
F-16 Fighter Weapons School standard answer: It depends...

Good link from Gil above. My "RVX" numbers are included in his thread in my post.
When you ask about RPM/Speed numbers in an RV, altitude is a big factor in what you actually see.

I pitch my props to allow 2800 at Sea Level so I can attain "Rated Power" (2700) at 8500 and above. Your mileage may vary...
What numbers RU seeing at Sea Level, 5K and 8.5K and what prop do you have?


*RVX is a one of a kind RV: RV6 fuselage mated to RV4 wings and tail.

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