RV8 Range

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RobDob
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RV8 Range

Postby RobDob » Fri Aug 16, 2013 5:37 am

Hi all

My '8 is creeping ever closer to completion in the UK and shortly after that I'm hoping to fly it to the Middle East as I'm working here for a few years.

I have an IO-360 200hp motor and it will be a Hartzell prop as supplied by Vans.

My question is, what sort of range are you guys getting with a similar set up? I'm hoping to not have to get a ferry tank plumbed in! Its a distance of about 2500 nm so the fewer stops the better!!

Thanks for any info.

Rob
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Postby trent772 » Sun Aug 18, 2013 10:53 am

Here is the perfect solution to your needs....


http://www.upakweship.com/pictures.php



:lol:

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Postby RobDob » Sun Aug 18, 2013 11:24 am

Now where is the fun in that?!?! :lol: :o
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Postby hydroguy2 » Sun Aug 18, 2013 10:07 pm

figure 8-9gph at 170-175kts. no wind condition, you can cover 600nm in 3.5hrs and still have an hour reserve. Throttle back or go high you can go further distance at a slower pace. Your looking at needing at least 3 fuel stops and 15hrs of flight time.
Brian
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Postby RobDob » Wed Aug 21, 2013 12:29 pm

Thanks for the info, obviously looked at Vans quoted figures but some real-world info is always useful! :)
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