Mojave 2018-10

It’s the 4-blade MT prop on Mark Swaney’s Team Rocket F1 that everyone notices, but the rest of the plane is a lot of fun, too. Mark reports a “nearly stock” 540 under the cowling with a light bump to 9.2:1 compression, and with the prop it turns typical Rocket numbers. The prop was a benefit of knowing an MT distributor at Oxnard, California where he’s based. Mark says the prop is, “smooth, quiet… I think good at altitude.”

It's the 4-blade MT prop on Mark Swaney's Team Rocket F1 that everyone notices, but the rest of the plane is a lot of fun, too. Mark reports a "nearly stock" 540 under the cowling with a light bump to 9.2:1 compression, and with the prop it turns typical Rocket numbers. The prop was a benefit of knowing an MT distributor at Oxnard, California where he's based. Mark says the prop is, "smooth, quiet... I think good at altitude."

KITPLANES Web editor Omar Filipovic, based in Portland, Oregon, is a GlaStar builder—old school, that is, he’s taking his time and doing everything himself.

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