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Re: Show us Your RV

Unread post by Chris » Thu Feb 26, 2009 8:01 pm

Also if you are climbing off it is difficult to get your foot onto the step if it is hidden by the flaps
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Re: Show us Your RV

Unread post by George » Thu Feb 26, 2009 9:14 pm

he he he Unless it has a little wheel in which case there is no step :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:
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Unread post by Steve » Tue Mar 03, 2009 9:10 am

This is my RV4..... :D :D :D I have removed the spats due to my operation from grass runways (The spats get damaged) I lose about 5kts in the cruise with no spats [-(
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Re: Show us Your RV

Unread post by Steve » Tue Mar 03, 2009 9:20 am

George wrote:he he he Unless it has a little wheel in which case there is no step :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:
Any moment now, he is going to tell you to watch your step.... :lol: :wink:
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Re: Show us Your RV

Unread post by George » Tue Mar 03, 2009 5:56 pm

Steve Onions wrote:
George wrote:he he he Unless it has a little wheel in which case there is no step :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:
Any moment now, he is going to tell you to watch your step.... :lol: :wink:
he he he...
That would be a bit rich considering his post delivery visit back to the JH factory to repair after just such a step :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Show us Your RV

Unread post by elbow » Tue Mar 03, 2009 8:33 pm

Steve Onions wrote:This is my RV4..... :D :D :D
This aircraft should definitely be illegal.

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Re: Show us Your RV

Unread post by George » Tue Mar 03, 2009 9:32 pm

elbow wrote:
Steve Onions wrote:This is my RV4..... :D :D :D
This aircraft should definitely be illegal.

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Unread post by Lood » Tue Mar 03, 2009 9:45 pm

What kind of speeds are the RV7 drivers getting in the cruise :?:
I know it wiil depend on a number of things but lets say you have 200hp up front with a CS prop.
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Unread post by George » Tue Mar 03, 2009 11:10 pm

I have flown a 200hp RV7 at PTAR in test flight. Speeds between 175 and 180kts full ball at around 5000ft. Cruise would be around 165kts I am told. higher up it will be more. Fuel burn somewhere between 10 and 12 GPH low level and closer to 9 higher up.... Obviously if you slow down fuel burn comes down.

Some in USA get over 200kts but they have plenty after market mods. Above would be stock standard numbers you could work on IMHO.
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Re: Show us Your RV

Unread post by Lood » Wed Mar 04, 2009 6:45 am

Mmmm... - I flew in a RV6 couple of times with a 180hp O360 and CS up front and it did 160 - 165 kts IIRC :? So maybe the extra 20hp not really worth it as far as speed goes :?:
I was quite impressed with that RV although you had to have your finger way out all the time - if you look somewhere it goes there. Quite ironic that it did eat some runway when landing :?
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Re: Show us Your RV

Unread post by RudiGreyling » Wed Mar 04, 2009 9:01 am

Lood wrote:What kind of speeds are the RV7 drivers getting in the cruise :?:
I know it wiil depend on a number of things but lets say you have 200hp up front with a CS prop.
Lood I fly a RV7 180HP fixed Pitch here in Gauteng 7000ft ASL
LOP +/- 30 liters per hour +/- 160 knots.
WOT +/- 170 knots

I did a around the country trip, see below:
Keep in mind the average includes take-off, landing and pattern and it was a scenic flight all the way i.e. zig zag along coast and Oranje River,
It was economy LOP operation all the way.
The results was pulled from my GPS track.
Slowest Trip average 272 KMH = 147 knots, Fastest Trip average 302 KMH = 162 Knots.
Over those distances the GPS and airplane can't lie, unless the wind was always from behind the whole circlular route :twisted:
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Re: Show us Your RV

Unread post by George » Wed Mar 04, 2009 10:57 am

Lood wrote:Quite ironic that it did eat some runway when landing :?
In right hands it is short. Wheelers and couple extra kts for the family will eat all the runway. Full flap 3 pointer maybe with a little slip and she plonks down in no space at all. Some vid's on U tube of short landings, but problem is most use them as commuters and thus use looong tar strips so no need to practise stol ops.

the extra grunt is only good for maybe 10-15kts. I did plenty research when I bought mine and I recons best bang for the buck is a tuned 0-320 with a RV cruise prop. I do however love my IO-360 and it is good for a couple extra kts over even the 0-360 fastback with MT 3 blade'r... which in theory was supposed to be faster.

Regardless of what you get, the RV's are awesome aeries. Not the fastest, not the slowest, but an awesome combination of all things flying....
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Re: Show us Your RV

Unread post by Jan » Wed Mar 04, 2009 9:18 pm

Yep - put an IO-360 and a fixed pitch prop on a 7 - keep it simple. :!:
After 2 years I can report an average cruise of 155 kts at about 27 lph. Not many Ac that can claim this. AND it can really fly away with quite a payload AND if you feel like a roll or a loop - go for it. As mentioned, RV's are very good all rounders.
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