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Started by JamesCaird, January 10, 2023, 06:11:45 PM
Quote from: JamesCaird on January 10, 2023, 06:11:45 PMd with a Helio 800 on tri-gear average loading 110kts in cruise but that includes a nosewheel/trigear. On floats/amphibs I knocked off 10 kts for 100kts cruise.
Quote from: JamesCaird on January 14, 2023, 08:28:32 AM On that note I think I saw a photo of one of Louis's Helios with a ventral fin while on the amphibs. Cheers/ JC
Quote from: Louis on January 13, 2023, 04:32:06 PMQuote from: JamesCaird on January 10, 2023, 06:11:45 PMd with a Helio 800 on tri-gear average loading 110kts in cruise but that includes a nosewheel/trigear. On floats/amphibs I knocked off 10 kts for 100kts cruise. My 800 was tailwheel. Around 114. 104 on amphibious. So may ge this 4 k more than you was just an instrument error. That was at 3000 ft, 20.5 gph. And sometimes 21 gph. Installed Gami, tried LOP. Didn,t get a lot of sucess because lacking the power on amphibious. Once i was able to do a long leg in the Caribeans at 18.5 on wheels, at 10000 feet. LOP. But i was nervous because i choose a straight leg of 5 hours over the water and the wind picked up in the face. So i was playing a lot to lower the GPH, and calculating speed, range etcThe 800 that was modified with a cowling without landing lights by the gentleman who was making the aluminium legs was supposed to fly 15 k more. Better cooling, better cowling, LOP feasible. He did some work also on the 700 to have better cooling and speed. My 295 is STC with fuel injection. I get about the same speed than the 800. Maybe 5 k less for each configuration. But the GPH is more around 12.5. Tried it with Gami and LOP, still no real success. Not at the speed i want to keep.. Louis