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Old 09-25-2019, 10:23 AM
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Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Madison, AL
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On my 12 for one flight I was way over pitched at 3000' on a 50 degree day with 1/2 fuel and a 170# pilot and could hold 128+ knots TAS at about 6.5 gph. Climb performance was anemic and almost impossible to maintain above 5200 rpm in climb out. Reduced pitch some and flew awhile with 124 knot cruise but found climb performance to suffer too much with hot weather and when at full gross. Tried a few more settings ending back at Van's recommendations for all around use.
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New RV-7A N579RV, finally over 40 hours... the leash is off
Built RV-12, 328 hours-sold, purchased RV-12 sold, Built RV-9A, 536 hours-sold, Not completed RV-7 sold, Built Kitfox sold
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