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Old 09-05-2018, 10:11 PM
DougCronkhite DougCronkhite is offline
Join Date: Oct 2017
Location: San Diego
Posts: 80

Finally flew N188LC today after spending 10 hours with Mike Seager.. Zero issues to report other than it took me 3 tries to get a sqeaker wheel landing.. Even with 40 pounds of weight in the aft baggage area, the elevator pressure was considerably higher than the RV-7 I flew with Mike. Mine is a 180hp, FP setup, and Mike's is 160hp and CS.. the difference in acceleration on takeoff, and deceleration into the approach was large enough that I'm considering a CS prop as my next mod to the airplane. I really enjoyed the fine control of the CS vs the FP, although once I got into the groove (85 mph IAS) of the approach it wasn't any different.

Taxi back to the hangar was fun with the big RV grin on my face..
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Old 10-23-2018, 07:40 PM
Tom @ N269CP Tom @ N269CP is offline
Join Date: Oct 2017
Location: Green Cove Springs, FL
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Originally Posted by Capt View Post
That's a pretty though run down there Tom, pretty good, the only thing I would do diff is NOT touch the fuel tank selector, just check there is sufficient fuel in the current tank to engine and land. Bad time in the circuit to find out a fuel supply problem form the current non used tank-
Thank you, Capt. I agree with your comment.

I typically don't let my fuel draw down below 1/3 full in either tank, and always top them off at the next opportunity after every 2 hours of flight. At 55% power and 182 mph TAS with one PMag, it comfortably burns 6.8-7.0 gph providing plenty of range and speed for my needs. There's just no need to run the tanks lower. And if there is a need, I'll adjust my flight plan to eliminate that need.
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RV-8 N269CP
O-360-A1A w/Hartzell CS prop on 100LL
Slick-IC+PMag ignitions
Steam gauges, EI UBG-16 & FP-5, Garmin Aera 660
TruTrak autopilot (GPS coupled)
Infinity grip w/Matronics trim speed control
Reiff engine preheater
AntiSplat oil mist separator
MH O2 system

Location: Santa Fe, NM (KSAF)
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