Home > VansAirForceForums

- Donate yearly (please).
- Advertise in here!

- Today's Posts | Insert Pics

Go Back   VAF Forums > Model Specific > RV-9/9A
Register FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 08-30-2017, 01:52 PM
rightrudder rightrudder is offline
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Laguna Hills, CA
Posts: 1,577

Originally Posted by N333M View Post
Doug, and Tony Thanks for those numbers!
Doug, What is the engine turning at WOT..170 kts at 8000 DA?
I did this during my Phase 1 testing back in mid-2016, so the memory's a little fuzzy, but I think it was in the 2850-rpm range. I'm uncomfortable spinning the engine that high for any length of time, but I just wanted to "see what she'd do." Highest TAS on the way back from OSH was 161 kts at about 2700 rpm.

I'm extremely happy with the mix of economy/speed the -9 delivers.

The prop itself has a redline of 3200 rpm.
RV-9A "slider"
Flew to Osh in 2017!
Tail number N427DK
Donation made for 2018
You haven't seen a tree until you've seen its shadow from the sky -- Amelia Earhart
Reply With Quote
Old 08-30-2017, 02:26 PM
N941WR's Avatar
N941WR N941WR is offline
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: SC
Posts: 11,182

I have had two different engines on my -9, both with Catto two bladed props.

There is nothing else out there that combines the smoothness and performance of the Catto.

My first engine was a 135 hp O-290D2 and I now fly behind an O-360.

My numbers donít compare to an O-320 other than I can go faster while burning more fuel.

75% power for me is right at 175 knots / 200 mph but my typical flight is in the 155 to 160 knot range burning 7 GPH.

Climb rates depend on OAT and GW but it is not uncommon to see 1600 FPM when heavy.
Bill R.
RV-9 (Yes, it's a dragon tail)
O-360 w/ dual P-mags
Build the plane you want, not the plane others want you to build!
SC86 - Easley, SC
Reply With Quote
Old 08-30-2017, 08:04 PM
Dbro172's Avatar
Dbro172 Dbro172 is offline
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: West Fargo, ND
Posts: 995

Originally Posted by N941WR View Post
There is nothing else out there that combines the smoothness and performance of the Catto.
Except the whirlwind and sensenich GA's
Derek Hoeschen
EAA Tech Counselor
RV-9A #92103 - N803DK
G3X, Superior XO-320, Dual Pmags, Catto 3B

RV-8 #83565 - N184DK - building
1968 Mooney M20C - Sold
1956 C-182 - Sold
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:24 PM.

The VAFForums come to you courtesy Delta Romeo, LLC. By viewing and participating in them you agree to build your plane using standardized methods and practices and to fly it safely and in accordance with the laws governing the country you are located in.