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Old 12-28-2019, 04:44 PM
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Default Only the 9 can do this

Wichita full tanks, 36 gal
Cincy travel 3:43 hr, 610 nm, 20 kt tailwind
then local flights:
local flight 1
local flight 2
local flight 3

and still 9.6 gal in the tanks.

that means all of that flying on 26.4 gallons.

Three Cheers for the 9!

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Old 12-28-2019, 07:24 PM
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No doubt the 9 wing beats it for high XC, but KOKB (Oceanside, Ca) to KAPA (Denver, Co) and a go around and diversion to KBJC (+737 miles) in my 7 on less than 29 gallons ainít bad. I did have more like 30+ tailwind avg for the leg. I almost built a 9 twice before I settled on the 7, you canít go wrong with either!
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Old 12-28-2019, 08:46 PM
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I burned over 80 gallons per day couple times. My buddy with his souped 7 can barely finish 40 over the weekend. Go figure which airframe burns less
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Old 12-28-2019, 08:51 PM
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my neighbor with his twin Baron almost fell over when he saw the fuel gauge on the truck, 26.4 total.
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