Typical cruise rpm

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awash2002
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Typical cruise rpm

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I would like to know what everyone is using for cruise rpm on their own J3 Cubs and I need a lot of help with picking a good time to stop for fuel with a typical cruise power setting
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Re: Typical cruise rpm

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awash2002 wrote:
26 Jun 2022, 18:56
I would like to know what everyone is using for cruise rpm on their own J3 Cubs and I need a lot of help with picking a good time to stop for fuel with a typical cruise power setting
It's been a LONG time ago.............but if I remember right I think we cruised our J3 at 2150RPM and we used 5ga/hr for fuel.

That Cont 65 is like a lawn mower engine. You really can't hurt it unless you over speed the prop.
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Thanks Dudley and I'll do that
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