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Old 08-23-2019, 03:14 PM
Northernliving Northernliving is offline
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Originally Posted by rv6ejguy View Post
Yes very doable if you address all these areas.

Liquid cooling solves many of these issues but that's not applicable to a Lyc 540. Not sure if the Cool Jugs are still being made?

At Reno they're pushing insane hp numbers but lots of ADI and spray bar water, lower altitudes and much higher speeds (mass flow) to compensate. CHTs are also running higher than what you'd want on your cross country plane.

I'm all for seeing some more people try a turbo installation on a -10.
Cool Jugs are still around.

What's interesting to me is the thirst for even more speed when we have pretty fast ships now. I was flying a Citabria for several years before my RV8. The first year I was flying my RV, I thought I was flying supersonic. Now I find myself occasional complaining about 165KTAS with my FP prop to some of my friends and they roll their eyes. We have great planes that fly plenty fast as designed - and that keeps them reasonably safe. Let's keep it that way.
Brian J.
Boston, MA
RV8 Based at ORH - Purchased
RV8 - The Dream - Under Construction
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Old 08-23-2019, 05:37 PM
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Website is there but last updated in 2003...

Anyone flying them and are they still producing and selling them?

Ross Farnham, Calgary, Alberta
Turbo Subaru EJ22, SDS EFI, Marcotte M-300, IVO, Shorai- RV6A C-GVZX flying from CYBW since 2003- 434.4 hrs. on the Hobbs,
RV10 95% built- Sold 2016

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Old 08-23-2019, 05:55 PM
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If you've got the money, these folks have the time...

I'm not using the above, but...

Originally Posted by rv6ejguy View Post
I'm all for seeing some more people try a turbo installation on a -10.
stay tuned

BTW, even though folks keep talking about "more power" and "more speed", for me, it's about maintaining power and improving efficiency and at a much lower cost using modern technology at a much higher MTBF rate.
Ron Gawer

- RV10, Build in progress.
- RV12, N975G, "The Commuter"
- Several others that are now just great memories for me.

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