One hour and 48 minute flight in the 601 with average ground speed of 150 MPH. Top ground speed of 195 MPH. Nice tail wind at 12,500!


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Comment by Stephen R. Smith on February 5, 2020 at 10:40pm

Edward, My plane is a 601XLB. I have a CAMit engine which is 125 hp. The CAMit is similar to a Jabiru. The prop is a Sensenich composite. I have it pitched so that in level flight after about 45 seconds at full throttle at sea level, the engine reaches max RPM of 3,300.  I don't know the degrees.  All that said, it was mother nature that provided much of the boost.  I saw 50 knots on the tail at times.

Comment by Edward on February 5, 2020 at 3:47pm
Very impressive. You can cover some ground at 150 MPH @ 12,500' Was that in a 601 XL or HDS. Also what Engine and horsepowe, and what kind of prop blade and pitch? Thanks Happy Flying

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