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    Husky and SuperCub cruise speeds.......

    Ok Husky and SC owners, how about saying what cruise speeds you see for your aircraft. I am interested in how much difference you see between them.

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    With my 150 hp L-21B, 26" Goodyears, and 8242 Borer, I manage about 90 mph @ 2500 RPM

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    Lots of variables to consider.

    But at the very least there is 25 mph difference, and I think that is conservative.

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    Where's mvivian? He flies both.

    Oh, By the way. I work with Danny hiner these days if you want me to pass him a message.

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    Quote Originally Posted by funseventy
    Where's mvivian? He flies both.
    So has Matt (Flagold), as well as the 180...

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    With comparable undercarriage (ie: Aero 3000 skis, Baumann floats, EDO floats, 26 inch Goodyear tires) a good ballpark is that the Husky will be 20 mph faster than the Cub. That's using about 55 % power on the Husky and over 70% power on the Cub, though. Realistically, though that's the way we run those two engines. At those power settings, the Husky will be burning about 7.5 to 7.7 gallons per hour, the Cub will burn anywhere from 8 to 9 gph, with a lot of variability in individual aircraft. That is assuming a Cub with a Borer (most of ours are 82-42) prop, and the Husky with the stock Hartzell prop.

    Matt uses significant oversquare power settings, which yield a tad more speed, and lower fuel burn, but afford uncomfortable vibrations in my airplane. In any case, that's one of the beauties of using a constant speed prop.

    There is simply no comparison in these two aircraft when it comes to cruise performance and economy.

    There are, of course, other parameters to consider.

    MTV

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    We''ve been here before and I'll contribute again. My stock 94 wide open with make 124 or better. I cruise normal at 2500 and make a buck fifteen to nineteen. The cooler the faster. And there's nothing wrong with my airspeed indicator. The numbers are consistant with the book. Now I gotta ask myself is a set of tires and prop worth a 30 mph. Not right now. But they would be fun!

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    Madras tips, 26", 82/42, 160----about 95-97mph at 2450

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    Steve, Can you start Matt a Husky site. He needs to be a salesman for Aviat. Maybe then they would hire back all their workers. I gotta go the jehovah witnesses are ringing my door bell again.
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    LOL. I get to deliver one tomorrow.
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    With my 1978 SC 150 w/31 tundras, 8242 Borer, new exhaust system from Performance and a belly tank and at pattern altitude 5300 turning 24.5k I cruise at 105mph according to my gps ,and 9 gph auto gas. The bellie tank seemed to help a lot

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