- Jan 3, 2014
Actually, 8 times. 4 times the drag, but moving twice as fast.Hi; hope you love your new hobby. In regards to making more HP it takes roughly 4 times the HP to go twice as fast, most of additional HP goes to rate of climb performance (generally). snip
I wonder what the folks on the ground thought of it when he was low? OTOH, the two times I remember being buzzed by full scale airplanes, I enjoyed it. Once by a single place RV. The other time, some years ago, by a single engine jet, possibly an F-86. Low enough that I could see the pilot over the nose. Loud!Probably my favorite Sonex video for some reason, not sure why, just a cool video.
If you can get 180-200 reliable HP out of a VW aircraft conversion then all the world will hail you an engine genius and beat a path to your door. The fact that nobody has done it yet, and there are a lot of smart people building aircraft conversions, should tell you something....My goal is to achieve 180-200hp with a dynamic compression of 8.0 to 1 at sea level and 6.5 to 1 at 8500 (would translate to about 100hp)...