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In hopes for a more efficient combustion process and perhaps a slightly lower fuel flow, 6ZQ's left magneto was replaced with an Electroair electronic ignition system. 6ZQ's fuel flow improved by 1 to 1.1 gallon per hour lower fuel flow at the same airspeeds! On 30+ hour legs, this is an enormous increase in efficiency.
6ZQ’s engine is a Continental IO-550N. This has been the smoothest, most efficient piston engine Bill has ever operated. You know he has confidence in the engine when he starts an around the world flight with 1800 hours since major overhaul.
Bill and Sue built Lancairs because there are simply no other airplanes that can match their speed and efficiency. They flew their Lancair 320 all over North and South America, the Caribbean and Europe. N6ZQ, a Lancair IV, has crossed the Pacific Ocean 7 times and has flown over the North and South Poles.
“There is no other GA airplane that can match the capabilities of a Lancair.”- Bill Harrelson
We've used Spidertracks for all of our oceanic flights as well as dozens of domestic trips. The ability for the ground crew to see the aircraft's position, altitude, speed and course in real time is invaluable. With this information the ground crew (ZQGC) can send weather and wind information and suggest deviations for weather that cannot be seen from the airplane. It has worked flawlessly for us for years.
Now, you can even satellite text through your Spidertracks unit from anywhere on the planet.
Captain Bobby Vaughan
Eastern Air Lines, retired