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Hi Seth,  Thanks - I just got it on yesterday and did a quick test flight to confirm all aspects were working well, particularly the governor.  All checks out.  It is WAAAAAY smoother - and quieter.  I get back a good bit of prop ground clearance.  It moves my CG back 1.6'' which is a good thing on these rocket/missiles particularly that are so nose heavy.  So the airplane is feeling more light and balanced in pitch like I have never felt before.  It is clearly climbing a good bit better and shorter take off roll - and climbing cooler - even though my plane was already a fast climber and pretty cool in climb - its better.  It gives more static thrust was immediately obvious as brakes used to be able to hold 100% full thrust, but no more.  Spool up time is faster and thrust is more so it gets off the ground faster.  I have not yet done official speed tests but I can say by impression it is clearly not slower.  But the spinner that came is not quite right and I will need to wait for the correct spinner - the one that came is too short and so leaves a 4'' gap between the prop and the cowling - and I bet there is a lot of turbulence back there.  So while it may be same or faster, I doubt I will see the final full effect until I get the correct spinner.  Looks cool too eh?!!!

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