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    Default Re: Low but not so slow

    Quote Originally Posted by Cubdriver2 View Post
    What's redline rpm? Just seems like a high cruise rpm. Isn't normal cruise 75℅?

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    Yeah its a "high cruise" setting, or what I like to call "race the sun to the airport so the deer don't run out in front of me!". I haven't been able to find any performance/power numbers for the "non-LSA' versions so not sure what actual power percentages would be. I would speculate that at that setting its more in the 85-90% range. I typically crawl along at 1900-2100 rpm but try to run it hard every so often to make sure it gets a good workout.
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    Default Re: Low but not so slow

    Quote Originally Posted by N867SP View Post
    Headwind. PFDis reading groundspeed


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    Pete, so it's set up to display groundspeed on the ribbon and not actual airspeed?

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    Default Re: Low but not so slow

    Quote Originally Posted by Daveembry View Post
    Pete, so it's set up to display groundspeed on the ribbon and not actual airspeed?
    Correct. The 796 is just a handheld GPS with no tie to the pitot/static system of the aircraft. All info is GPS based.


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    Default Re: Low but not so slow

    Quote Originally Posted by N867SP View Post
    Yeah its a "high cruise" setting, or what I like to call "race the sun to the airport so the deer don't run out in front of me!". I haven't been able to find any performance/power numbers for the "non-LSA' versions so not sure what actual power percentages would be. I would speculate that at that setting its more in the 85-90% range. I typically crawl along at 1900-2100 rpm but try to run it hard every so often to make sure it gets a good workout.
    Race the sun rpm, now I understand completely.

    Glenn

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