I’m still working on how to get close to 160 KTAS on my SR20. Beyond keeping it clean, and keeping the CG aft, here’s my question:
According to the POH cruise performance tables, in no case does the plane make 160 without either 2700RPM or power higher than 75%. My understanding was that cruise should be at 75% power or less, and RPM should be at 2500. Now, I’m thinking that my understanding may be wrong.
For example, at 6000 feet / ISA, is it okay to do 24"/2700RPM, which is 83% power and 163KTAS? How about 8,000 feet /ISA 22.2"/2700RPM?
Upon looking at this, I’m beginning to believe that my lackluster speeds may have been self-inflicted.
Appreciate any input.