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dhtmo
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« on: May 22, 2010, 09:02:36 PM »

Hi everyone

I've read in lots of places that the MkXII was slower above 20,000ft than other marks. I wondered why this would be??

Thoughts anybody?

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Dave
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« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2010, 10:03:22 AM »

Because the engine was rated to give its best performance at lower altitudes.
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