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Found two cracks in my aluminum flywheel.
The new parts require the reduction gearbox to move forward 1/4 inch. This causes the radiator to move forward, and interfere with the cowl.
I decided to try modifying the drive coupling by machining 1/8 inch off each side, thereby recovering the 1/4 inch.
I plan to do a few high power ground runs before flying, and will update this post with the results.…Continue
Finished up 40 hours yesterday 7/27/13.
Here is a video taken 4 July 2013.
40 hour fly off is going slow. 9.5 hours so far. Having a couple of small issues....fuel is transferring from left to right in flight, not sure why.
Been adjusting prop pitch flatter, at 12 degrees, getting max 5200 rpm full throttle, level flight. Going to reset to 11 deg in search of 5600 rpm static. Makes me wonder about actual horsepower.
Engine itself is running smooth, no issues, but I do experience an unusual vibration when throttling back for descents (from memory seems…Continue
Attached is my weight and balance sheet. Final all up weight with no fuel 695 lbs.
So far I have accumulated 4 hrs. flight time, two of those hours were today.
Alternator failed after 2 hours. Found out the "upgrade" NipponDenso alternator comes standard on Toyota forklifts. Found one in Goldsboro for $90. Had to disassemble and reclock…Continue
Aircraft passed airworthiness inspection. Had three small gripes, was able to fix on the spot. Fuel valve handle needed to be painted red, needed another "Experimental" sticker in the cockpit, and had to adjust cable retainer strap closer to the pulley at the aft baggage floor.
Aircraft flies great! Controls are responsive. Left wing is a touch heavy, Need a trim tab on the flaperon.
I did get the nosewheel off the ground…Continue
Added by Steven Winn on November 19, 2012 at 7:51pm — No Comments
As it sits, it weighs 524 lbs. I am pleased.
Made a tentative appt with the DAR for the week of Thanksgiving.
Added by Steven Winn on November 4, 2012 at 9:06pm — No Comments
An A&P visited my project the other day and suggested a cover over the electrics since the installation is near the rudder pedal. This is a wet lay-up of 8 plys sandwiched in saran wrap, tucked around the fuses and shunt, and allowed to cure. It snaps right in.…Continue
Added by Steven Winn on November 1, 2012 at 8:27pm — No Comments
Door flanges are bowed, creating gaps. Haven't decided what to do about it (if anything).…Continue
Added by Steven Winn on October 29, 2012 at 9:31pm — No Comments
Made this de-Gaussing coil by wrapping a bunch of magnet wire around a coffee can. I didn't make enough wraps to plug straight into the wall, coil got hot. Had to use the variac. This thing will magnetize or…Continue
Added by Steven Winn on October 27, 2012 at 6:59pm — No Comments