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  •  Speaking of big Lycomings. (6+ / 0-)

    Riley took Cessna 337 Skymasters, removed the IO360s and replaced them with the IO520.  Called them the Riley Super Skyrocket.  When Riley first put one on the market, he invited airshow pilot Steve Stavrakakis to demo it.  At the time, Steve was flying a Cessna Skymaster in his airshow performances.  

    Steve did a max performance takeoff in the IO520 powered Skymaster.  From a standing start to 12,000 feet in a little more than three minutes.  Riley was good.  

    The general who wins the battle makes many calculations in his temple before the battle is fought. The general who loses makes but few calculations beforehand. - Sun Tzu

    by Otteray Scribe on Thu Feb 07, 2013 at 04:33:51 PM PST

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