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Thread: New Pitts-First Flight!
Message: Re: New Pitts-First Flight!
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From: dlp at winternet.com (Dan Pichelman)
Date: Sat, 30 Mar 1996 00:04:44 UTC
How thirsty is that M-14 engine? I figure it burns about 0.5 lb/hp/hr * 360 hp * 1 gal/ 6 lb = 30 GPH at battle speed. At max economy, it's somewhat less, but still in the 20+ GPH range. (I think I can see why Mr. Pitts put such huge gas tanks in the Macho Stinker... if memory serves correctly, that plane has 44 gallons on board!) How does this compare to an IO-540? Do I want one of these round things in my Skybolt? If necessary, I can always hang an XC tank between the feet, & put another one in the passenger's seat, but that seems extreme. What do you think? Thanks, Dan <-- working on the tail right now, about to build controls. Dan Pichelman ____ _ Skybolt builder | __\_\_o____/_| <[___\_\_-----< dlp at winternet.com | o' http://www.winternet.com/~dlp/