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    Max rpm or?

    In today's very light aircraft world one might say 'constant speed' when he means only the pitch is adjustable in flight.
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    Max rpm or?

    With a constant speed prop why pitch for a mid level field? Unless the prop's pitch range is restricted I would want 5,800 at very high altitude and a max pitched cruise setting all the way down to sea level. Max climb and best speed and best economy at all altitudes.
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    E-scooter for the last mile

    I'm ready to order a zoom stryder. Anyone already using an E-scooter?
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    E-scooter for the last mile

    Maybe, haven't tried
  5. I got a look at the Sierra from above most of the wildfire smoke. I climbed to 17,000 and had plenty left to go higher. TAS was 117kts when I went level. The Bing carbs worked perfectly.
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    E-scooter for the last mile

    The 'Zoom Stryder' is a good choice but $800. No flats, good power and range and shocks. It fits very easily on my passenger seat. It does 18mph and went 7 miles with 80% charge remaining. Its also fun, I like it.
  7. Its across the street from my hangar and an sure fire hit on any scenic ride. 8 miles back you enter at 12,500', cut your motor and manuever in the canyon till your out of altitude and at the pattern for Mammoth Yosemite airport. Never gets old.
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    Convict Canyon - CT heaven - or hell

    Yesterday's shot of Lake Dorothy in Convict Canyon
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    CT photos 2018

    Woodstock visits Winnemucca (the fun capital of Nevada)
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    CT photos 2018

    Firefighting ops at Mammoth Yosemite
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    CTSW - climbed to 17,000' this morning

    I stuck out like a sore thumb. I made sure to keep my 500' and was their 'air show' for 5 minutes with 2 close passes. Here's a couple from the front side.
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    CTSW - climbed to 17,000' this morning

    I hate the smoke, I hate the smoke, I hate the smoke, ... none the less here's 2 'working with' the smoke The Palisades and Lake Tulainyo
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    CTSW - climbed to 17,000' this morning

    there are 15 people on the summit, of Mt Whitney near the hut
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    CTSW - climbed to 17,000' this morning

    Looking down at the people on the summit of Mt Whitney
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    E-scooter for the last mile

    16 knots 16 nautical miles 24lbs $800 https://www.ridezoom.co/shop/zoom-stryder/
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    CTSW - climbed to 17,000' this morning

    No, I would still like the higher capacity cooler. I have learned to live with higher climb temps.
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    CTSW - climbed to 17,000' this morning

    In the early years I would reset twice / year. I always optimized for best speed at a high (above 10,000) altitude. To change for a single flight doesn't make sense to me in fact now I use a single setting year round. Without the summertime adjustment I give up 3-4 knots. My best speeds ever during the year are 127kts TAS and worst speeds are 119kts TAS.
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    LSA rules changing??

    I think its the stall speed
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    LSA rules changing??

    more motivation to convert to ELSA
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    LSA rules changing??

    Do you think its worth ten? I think WOT + 5,500 + -12 is worth 10 (above 7k)
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    LSA rules changing??

    I will make one comment John, My CTSW's speed and complexity are basically fixed, unless I turbo this sucker For now I don't care much.
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    CTSW - climbed to 17,000' this morning

    Here's an attempt with the 14,000'+ White Mountains in the foreground
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    CTSW - climbed to 17,000' this morning

    Got a couple on the descent
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    CTSW - climbed to 17,000' this morning

    Nothing good, just this.
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    CTSW - climbed to 17,000' this morning

    sure
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