To increase range, a lot of pilots will operate the Matrix at less than high-speed cruise power settings. Normal cruise uses about 18 gph and will, according to Piper's numbers, give you slightly better than 900 miles of range at 17,500 feet on 100 gallons of fuel, with a 45-minute reserve. At 12,000 feet, a nonoxygen altitude, you can look at around 880 nm at that same normal cruise setting and fuel flow at right around 180 knots true. And if 21.5 gph seems high, you can always come back on the power and save some fuel and gain some range without sacrificing too much speed. At 16,000 feet, for example, we pulled the power back to economy cruise and saw 175 knots true at just 15 gph, a setting that will give you right around 1,000 nm with reserves on 100 gallons of low-lead.