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Old 07-09-2018, 06:56 PM
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Peter did some higher power tests 2 days ago, getting up to around 320hp by my estimation from FF data. It's a good milestone but it hasn't spent more than a few minutes there so nobody knows how it will last at that power setting.

Kudos for him to continue the testing and get more time on it. Certainly an interesting project.
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Old 07-10-2018, 05:06 PM
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Thanks for comments. I have a few years till I need an engine. I will keep following it. I'm curious if it would even fit in the rv. If not it's pointless to follow. Also would the extra power be to much for the rv. My thought is that it would be nice for takeoffs and climbing and could cruise at 40-50% power around 190mph while still being fuel efficient.
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Old 07-10-2018, 05:32 PM
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I don't believe Audi is still producing this engine for one thing and I'm pretty sure Peter won't be offering FWF engine packages for other airframes. He has a LOT of other things to take up his time and energies with on the Raptor project.

The project is amazing and is worth watching to see how it ends up. I applaud his efforts and transparency. Peter is a doer, not a talker like so many in this field.
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Old 07-10-2018, 05:41 PM
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Alex, if you really want a diesel (umm, excuse me, "Jet-A engine"), search VAF for "Scott Flandermeyer", and/or download a recent Kitplanes article about his project.

The Continental CD-265 might be an available package by the time you're ready to buy.
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Old 07-10-2018, 07:11 PM
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I was thinking the same thing but the price will likely be eye watering.
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I was thinking the same thing but the price will likely be eye watering.
What part for the RV-10 doesn't carry an eye-watering price? ;-)
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Old 07-10-2018, 10:48 PM
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What part for the RV-10 doesn't carry an eye-watering price? ;-)
I am thinking the Conti diesel will be 50+% more than an IO-540. That's eye watering in my books.
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Old 07-11-2018, 10:28 AM
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What part for the RV-10 doesn't carry an eye-watering price? ;-)
Actually, I think that one of the biggest draws of the RV-10 is its (relative) efficiency and dare I say it, economy.

I just read Pia’s article on the Mako. Sexy beast for sure, but in comparison to the 10, the kit is twice as expensive, the engine is twice as expensive, and for all that, you get to go 30 ktas faster on twice the fuel burn. Ironically, the Mako was pitched as a fraction of the price of a Cirrus which is true. The market value of a well built 10 can be 80-100k more than the cost to smartly build, and the market seems strong and active.
I love that there are those in our avocation to whom money is no object, but to most of us, it does matter and from my experience, the RV10 is a tremendous value (as if any airplane can be called such a thing).
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Old 07-11-2018, 10:07 PM
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The RV-10 is a proven airframe, and the Lycoming 540 a proven powerplant. Seems like a logical combination to me. I understand that people have been trying to develop alternative power plants for years, with mixed success, and sooner or later someone will get it right. There is a reason Van has "recommended" engines for his airplanes, he hasn't let us down yet!
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