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I took my M20F to FL220 (naturally aspirated)

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11 minutes ago, SantosDumont said:

Yeah I’m ready to be done with using random mechanics. Fedex is bringing my RV-14 kit tomorrow.  Then I will only have myself to blame. 
 

Climbed to 15k on the way home today just to try it. Climbed at 120IAS / 500fpm until about 12k, then I had to pitch up to maintain 500fpm. 
 

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Cool!  Please send a Picture of the box.

... you should be up and flying by Saturday!

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For anyone that may be interested, “zack” listed in the article is based at my airport. He recently retired from United and is a former F16 jockey. He is their sales rep on the east coast. Great guy and has built at least 3 RVs himself.

They have an RV parked here for demo rides. You should take him up on a ride if you have an interest in one.


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24 minutes ago, Marauder said:

If near Phoenix, I built and fly an RV-10 to replace my old M20E. Same wt airplane with 60 more hp, about same drag, as I often fly at 201 speeds(155-160kts) burning around 11-11.3 gph. Same approach and landing speeds. If in a hurry I can boost up to 75% at around 165-170kts, and burn 2-3 gph more. Have full Dynon Skyview system including 3 axis AP.

Be happy to show and or demonstrate it.

Kelly


For anyone that may be interested, “zack” listed in the article is based at my airport. He recently retired from United and is a former F16 jockey. He is their sales rep on the east coast. Great guy and has built at least 3 RVs himself.

They have an RV parked here for demo rides. You should take him up on a ride if you have an interest in one.


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On 1/3/2020 at 2:55 PM, SantosDumont said:

Wow.  How were you getting 500fpm up there?  Over 10k and I get like 200fpm.

That’s odd. Lightly loaded I’m typically still ~ 500fpm at 10K sometimes better save for the doggiest days of summer. I’ve always thought the biggest performance advantage of the 200hp Mooney is its climb/high altitude performance. Nothing else in its class really compares.

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1 minute ago, Shadrach said:

That’s odd. Lightly loaded I’m typically still ~ 500fpm at 10K sometimes better save for the doggiest days of summer. I’ve always thought the biggest performance advantage of the 200hp Mooney is its climb/high altitude performance. Nothing else in its class really compares.

I agree. I used to fly my little M20C at 12,500 or 13,500 all the time. It flew great up there and wasn't difficult to get there. That's why the second Mooney was a turbo. I like flying high.

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What I’ve noticed with a J model and McCauley  prop is that about 12 or 13,000 feet and heavy, you have to run at 2700 RPM all the time, elsewise just  a little bit of a downdraft it slows down 20 mph and then just sits there,  just can’t accelerate. 2700 RPM Greatly helps at maintain speed

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On 1/1/2020 at 8:25 PM, carusoam said:

Let’s all remember where Class A starts, and know what altitude our individual ADSB out system is good to...

Good to have both a Plan A, and an equally strong plan B, for the O2 system... and O2 sensors for your fingers...

Then climb like crazy!

PP thoughts only, not a TC’d pilot or CFI...

Best regards,

-a-

It starts 2500 where im at, EGTR, :)

 

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On 1/13/2020 at 10:12 PM, SantosDumont said:

Yeah I’m ready to be done with using random mechanics. Fedex is bringing my RV-14 kit tomorrow.  Then I will only have myself to blame. 
 

Climbed to 15k on the way home today just to try it. Climbed at 120IAS / 500fpm until about 12k, then I had to pitch up to maintain 500fpm. 
 

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2700 RPM and Vy is 113 minus 1mph per thousand feet. 

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Santos,

Consider starting another thread if you can...

What Mooney pilots do when they aren’t flying a Mooney...

The pic of the first box makes a great thread starter.

Best regards,

-a-

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