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I've been away for a while.

PostPosted: Thu Jul 06, 2017 6:28 pm
by Chief
Its been a while since I last visited. I just broke 80 hours on my Highlander, and all is working out well. Only one regret - should have installed the larger fuel tanks. At 6'-2" and 260 pounds, I'm a big guy; just trying to save weight. I've got the 9 gallon tanks and a 3 gallon header tank. I usually fly at about 5200 RPM and burn 5.2 gph. That gives me about a 95 mpg cruise. Several things kept me grounded in the mountains of southwest Virginia this winter and spring, including lots of rain and wind (and wet fields). Trying to pick up the pace this summer and fall. Still haven't landed this plane on pavement. I'll fix that next week, then start making some cross countries.

Re: I've been away for a while.

PostPosted: Thu Jul 06, 2017 9:47 pm
by bluemax
Did you mean 95 mph cruise? If you get 95 mpg, I want whatever engine you are using!

Re: I've been away for a while.

PostPosted: Thu Jul 06, 2017 10:04 pm
by Chief
Mileage is good, but not that good. I was talking with Troy yesterday. He told me he runs at 5500 rpm. With my prop setting, the extra 200 rpm only gets me another 2-3 mph.

Re: I've been away for a while.

PostPosted: Fri Jul 07, 2017 10:18 am
by Johnny C!
Chief,
Which engine & prop do you have?

John

Re: I've been away for a while.

PostPosted: Fri Jul 07, 2017 10:28 am
by FredHoffman
That looks like New Castle Glider Port. Plane looks great!

Fred

Re: I've been away for a while.

PostPosted: Fri Jul 07, 2017 3:55 pm
by Chief
John, I have the 912S with a Kiev prop.

Re: I've been away for a while.

PostPosted: Fri Jul 07, 2017 10:49 pm
by Johnny C!
Ok.

I'm running a 912UL with Ivo 2 blade
ground adjustable & getting about the
same as you. I want to add some pitch
to see if I can get a better cruise speed.

My torque maxes out at about 4900 rpm.


I usually cruise at about 93 mph 5300 rpm.

FYI.

John