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Old 09-07-2017, 08:46 PM
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Really wonderful and silky-smooth 4-hour flight in the RV-12 up to KMVN this morning!
Vic, what was your typical TAS and fuel flow during the trip?

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Old 09-08-2017, 07:18 AM
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Vic, what was your typical TAS and fuel flow during the trip?

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At 5400 rpm I was showing 116-118 knots and fuel burn of 4.7-4.9 gph. That was at gross weight.

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Old 09-08-2017, 07:24 AM
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For those of you looking for somewhere to go today or tomorrow, you should come over to the Expo at KMVN. I'm not normally at an aviation event in this part of the country so it would be really nice to meet those of you who are close to here.

I also think it would be great for the attendees here to see the breadth, depth, and loyalty of the Van's builders and pilots. It's a major differentiator from the other Light Sport vendors.

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Old 09-10-2017, 02:31 AM
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At 5400 rpm I was showing 116-118 knots and fuel burn of 4.7-4.9 gph. That was at gross weight.

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Figuring 19.8 gallons/4.8 gph = 4.125 hours.... x 117 knots x 1.15 mph/knot = a range of 555 miles. That is about what I would expect, and substantially better than the downgraded numbers (433 miles) that Van's now claims for the RV-12.
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Old 09-10-2017, 07:42 AM
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Figuring 19.8 gallons/4.8 gph = 4.125 hours.... x 117 knots x 1.15 mph/knot = a range of 555 miles. That is about what I would expect, and substantially better than the downgraded numbers (433 miles) that Van's now claims for the RV-12.

Perhaps I am reading your post wrong, but there's no way I would calculate "range" assuming dry tanks. That would be a real pucker factor for me.
I know the regs say we need 30 minutes of fuel remaining for day VFR for planning purposes, but I always land with 1 hour of fuel in the tanks, no matter what I am flying. You just never know if the the ruwway gets closed upon your arrival and you have to divert, or stronger winds than forecast, etc.

That's just my practice and in no way meant to be judgmental of others.

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Old 09-10-2017, 10:49 AM
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Perhaps I am reading your post wrong, but there's no way I would calculate "range" assuming dry tanks. That would be a real pucker factor for me.
I know the regs say we need 30 minutes of fuel remaining for day VFR for planning purposes, but I always land with 1 hour of fuel in the tanks, no matter what I am flying. You just never know if the the ruwway gets closed upon your arrival and you have to divert, or stronger winds than forecast, etc.

That's just my practice and in no way meant to be judgmental of others.

Vic
Hear hear!! It has only happened to me once, but the pucker factor is very uncomfortable when you calculate fuel down to the last 30 minutes, and then something unforscene shows it ugly face. It's a minimum one hour of fuel remaining for me as well. ..............Tom
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Old 09-10-2017, 11:18 AM
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How is the LSA expo? Good turn out?
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Old 09-10-2017, 11:47 AM
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How is the LSA expo? Good turn out?
I think this is year nine, and the best turnout that I've seen so far.
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Old 09-10-2017, 02:54 PM
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I thought it was a pretty good turnout, but to be fair it was my first time at this one. I think it will grow in the future as word gets out. Personally, I liked the "slower" pace as I felt I could spend more quality time with each interested party.

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Old 09-10-2017, 04:36 PM
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I thought it was a pretty good turnout, but to be fair it was my first time at this one. I think it will grow in the future as word gets out. Personally, I liked the "slower" pace as I felt I could spend more quality time with each interested party.

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