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Old 01-03-2018, 06:10 AM
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Is that 200 MPH IAS or TAS?
That is TAS.

Remember, indicated airspeed drops off as you climb and the air gets thinner (not taking into account any change in temperature.)
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Old 01-03-2018, 07:02 AM
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Whatís your mission? Mine is time to climb baby. Io360 with CS Prop on the RV-9 equals a climb that make me smile every time. Iím not a speed demon and I am very respectful of the VNO VNE limitations of the design thanks in large part of Scottís posts. The last thing we all want is for the -9ís to start having the same failure rates that the -7 have.

Nevertheless, I have not regretted my decision one bit. Thatís being said, the IO320 with CS Prop would be my second choice had I not already had an non-weighted crankshaft angle-valve 200hp engine laying around. However, I really love the IO320 engine/CS Prop combination and highly recommend it for the -9.
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Old 01-03-2018, 09:57 AM
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Van doesnít recommend a 360 for the 9. Heís the man what did the engineering and I for one follow the advice from the design engineer. If you have a background in aircraft design and can reverse engineer the 9, go ahead and put whatever engine you want in your 9.

As for the clowning question as the 9 & 7 have the same cowling and the 7 is approved for a 360 I would think it would fit in a 9
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Old 01-03-2018, 06:31 PM
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Doug,
Per your original question I assume that you are comparing the cost of a 320 ready to rock and roll verse a 360 that can be re-built for approximately the same price. I have been on both ends of this equation in the past and can only share that I have never had a rebuild come in for the original estimate, and by that I mean it's never costed less. So on that basis I, personally would chose the 320...all previous points can be taken into account as well.
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Old 01-03-2018, 08:03 PM
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Doug,
Per your original question I assume that you are comparing the cost of a 320 ready to rock and roll verse a 360 that can be re-built for approximately the same price. I have been on both ends of this equation in the past and can only share that I have never had a rebuild come in for the original estimate, and by that I mean it's never costed less. So on that basis I, personally would chose the 320...all previous points can be taken into account as well.
Yes and no.

When I bought my ECi kit engine the difference between the 320 and 360 was $500 and 20 pounds. Since i knew I was going to run Catto, I'm still lighter than a 320 with a metal fixed pitch prop.

With an overhaul, all bets are off, until you open it up and know what you have.
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Old 01-03-2018, 10:49 PM
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Glad to see the thread got back on track after a little drift. As my friend Fearless stated, I have about 500 hours in a -9A with a 160HP O-320 that was lost in a landing accident near Oshkosh 3 1/2 years ago. The plane performs great at the 160HP level, but since I am starting from scratch, I thought I would consider a 360 if a deal came along. Others have done so successfully. Vans did say the -7 cowl and engine mount will fit the -9 if that's what I want. I just have to confirm the 360 has the right sump, carb/throttle body configuration, etc. So the search goes on...
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Old 01-04-2018, 03:59 PM
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Thanks Carl. Giving me pause...
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Old 01-04-2018, 06:42 PM
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Something to consider. Last page for RV-9A:

https://www.vansaircraft.com/pdf/Nos...ice_letter.pdf
Seems to me that everyone should build taildraggers!

Doug, it all depends on what prop you want to put on your -360. As I mentioned above, my O-360 and Catto FP prop is lighter than an O-320 with a metal FP prop. If I put composite CS prop on it, I would still be lighter than a 320 with a metal CS prop, which is approved.

As you build, you once again have to go through the Q&A process to figure out which configuration, options, etc. you want in your plane.

As you pointed out, your -9A with a 160 hp (I)O-320 was a good performer. There is absolutely nothing wrong with that engine.
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Old 01-04-2018, 08:04 PM
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Seems to me that everyone should build taildraggers!

Oh you can say that again! careful though you will upset a few training wheel owners

An 0360 low comp (for auto gas) & composite prop would be a nice compromise as everything to do with aviation is a compromise
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Old 03-08-2018, 02:05 PM
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I thought the O360 B1B only produces 168hp.

If this is correct, would the folks concerned about too much horsepower for the 9A still be concerned?
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