Tom,can you tell me where that data is?? I'm sitting here with a calculator trying to do the math and frankly, the math is giving me a headache.. I'm not saying that you, I or the data is wrong, but i just dont trust the data.. Time and time again Meyers would take fighter pilots up in one of these things and scare the living hell out of them with what it could do..
The P-40 was another example of dumbed down data. originally classified as able to only take 42 pounds of manifold pressure, it wasnt until the British airforce in africa contested it that Allison detroit finally admitted it could be safely pushed to 60 pounds.. things like that make me extremely mistrusting of data.. for now, lets stick with your figures..
One thing i noticed in the test flight is that raising the flaps does nothing to the flight path. The plane should drop some as more than a few crashes were caused by the pilot raising the flaps too soon. I'll compare our two pieces of work and make that adjustment..
great work over all.. I'm liking it.. i dont know how in bloody blue blazes we're gonna get this up to 360 mph. The best i can achieve so far in level flight is 350 mph, and thats using 459 slugs on the prop moi.. but if we can get it to 360, lets do..