I keep imagining, but basing my estimates on calculated specs.

Distance from Helsinki ( Capitol of Finland ) to Tenerife in Spanish Canary Islands ( on the Antlantic Ocean ) is 2901 miles. http://www.distance-calculator.co.uk/distance-from-helsinki-to-santa_cruz_de_tenerife.htm

At 90 mph the mileage is 490.5. That makes total use of gas to be 5.91 gallons ( 5.91 x 3.8 = 22.47 liters ). Flying time would be little less than it took Charles Lindbergh for crossing the Atlantic Ocean namely 33.27 hrs.

In South American oil producer nation Venezuela the gas costs $ 1 / 90 liters ( I saw a document recently on TV ). So the trip to the Canary Islands would cost .25 cents ( less than 20 european cents ) in Venezuelan cost of gas. In fact from Caracas ( Venezuela ) the trip to Tenrife ( Spain ) is only 2643 miles ( less than 20 cents ). http://www.theairdb.com/airport/CCS.html

In finnish gas price the trip to Tenerife from Helsinki is 22.47 x 1.25 € = 28.09 €:s. Not very expensive.

Traveling at cruise speed of 165 mph the use of gas to Tenerife would take 44.14 liters ( 10.9 gallons ) and time spent would be 17.58 hours. Trying to travel any faster would require much more fuel and/or a bigger engine. Theoretically 200 hp ( 29 kg ) AVEC engine could propel MAX 3 to Tenerife in 6.5 hours ( flying hrs ). With 50 HP Limbach the trip would be 12.0 hrs flying hours but plane would have to make 2 stops to refuel ( if double size tanks; 110 liters ).

PS: I have "slight" mistake in the header text for the range...it should be 3500 nM ( nautical mile is 1.8 km ) with 30 liter tank.

## 2009-03-07

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