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Old 03-08-2018, 06:15 PM
Phenomflyer237 Phenomflyer237 is offline
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Default Flap speeds

What are the flap limitations and degree settings for the RV6A?
Johnson bar style flaps (sorry for the mooney reference).

also what speeds are people using in the pattern

anyone know where to get a grip for the flap handle
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Old 03-08-2018, 07:17 PM
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I use 100 mph downwind, abeam numbers go half flaps and slow to 90 mph. I hold 90 mph till on final and then full flaps and slow to 80 mph solo or 85 mph dual.

Walmart has a great bike grip made by bell that works perfect for a matching set of stick and flap handle grips.

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Old 03-08-2018, 07:22 PM
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Vfe 90 kts (103 mph) for any extension. Look at upgrading the flap connecting rods to the newer hex rod, just, because.

In KIAS: 90 downwind, 80 base, 70 final is a good start, milk the final speed down closer to 60 as you get more comfortable.

What do you mean by 'grip'? That handle is just tough, this fix helped ours quite a bit.
Mike C.
Maryland's Eastern Shore
stuck in 1/5th of an Arrow, my partners won't let me go
RV-6A bought flying
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Old 03-08-2018, 07:25 PM
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1/2 flaps; 110 mph. Full flaps; 100 mph.
Mel Asberry..DAR since last century
A&P/EAA Tech Counselor/Flight Advisor/Nat'l Test Pilot School
Specializing in Amateur-Built and Light-Sport Aircraft
North Texas (8TA5)
RV-6 Flying since 1993, 172hp O-320, 3-Blade Catto (since 2003)
Legend Cub purchased 12/2017
FRIEND of the RV-1
Eagle's Nest Mentor
Recipient of Wright Brothers "Master Pilot" Award
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