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Old 06-23-2012, 05:26 PM   #113
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my plane picks up as much as 4 knots with a fresh wash and wax, I would think everything is relative and will helps some. I keep the front of mine waxed more often than the sides to help with bug removal and protection.
Four way GPS tracks back to back or it didnt happen..
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Old 06-23-2012, 06:03 PM   #114
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Old 06-23-2012, 06:08 PM   #115
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I'm sure there is a small loss of drag on your MH, just as there is for a
Funny Car............... once you hit 200 MPH.
Anything less than that, the wax just makes it look pretty........

(which is kind of the point, isn't it?)

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Old 06-23-2012, 06:49 PM   #116
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my plane picks up as much as 4 knots with a fresh wash and wax, I would think everything is relative and will helps some. I keep the front of mine waxed more often than the sides to help with bug removal and protection.
When new paint went on my Mooney TLS I noticed that my cruise speed remained at 205 knots. Maybe I'm not holding my mouth right
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Old 06-23-2012, 08:36 PM   #117
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Four way GPS tracks back to back or it didnt happen..
Forgive me for asking but what the heck does that mean?
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Forgive me for asking but what the heck does that mean?
To get an accurate ground speed in the air you should average traveling E S W and north to allow for wind
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steve: they probably just scuffed the old paint so the fresh stuff would stick. you gained 20 pounds of empty weight! poof! there went your new cruise speed.

ps: and your cg is off, too!
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steve: they probably just scuffed the old paint so the fresh stuff would stick. you gained 20 pounds of empty weight! poof! there went your new cruise speed.

ps: and your cg is off, too!
I knew that post wasn't going end well
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Old 06-25-2012, 04:30 AM   #121
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[QUOTE=RickO;1208899]OK, with as much time as I spend here I should know this, but.....

I've read many references made by members that keeping their coach waxed improves MPG. The problem is, every now and then some of our members are prone to offer "tongue in cheek advice" and I don't know whether or not to believe what I've read.

So... what say ye all. Does a good wax job have any impact on the MPG of a DP?[QUOTE]



Rick,
It makes a person satisfied to have a nicely appointed and well maintained coach. It saves work and substantial money for refinishing in the long run.
It does not improve gas milage. As for the MPG, I can only imagine words like "makes people gaze", which is at least an improvement. ;-)

Three years of being 'under the weather' has let my 2000 skin go to hell, so, for me, it's time for the Barkeep's Friend and Zap Wet Look to get it back into some semblance of visual decency(or $9-12K to refinish). Had I remembered to keep the coach up or have it done, it would look a lot better than it does at this time.

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