Pressure Sensors

Pressure Sensors

My buddy Andy noticed that I didn’t have good pictures of my oil and fuel pressure sensors (he’s at this stage right now), so here they are. Note that the oil pressure sensor outlet is right next to the temperature outlet. I’ve remotely mounted my sensors, and I have a switch as well as the […]

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More on Engine Oil Cooling

More on Engine Oil Cooling

It’s Deja Vu all over again. I swore that we wouldn’t fly with these soft aluminum tubes again, and here we are about to do it. So, a couple of things, we’ve studied carefully how you’re supposed to insure that your flares are good. Secondly, if we find that the larger hard tubing does give […]

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More Cabin Heating from Engine Oil

More Cabin Heating from Engine Oil

Here are some pictures for you of the new heater installation. Here you can see the new duct that replaces the one from the NACA and accepts the air from the bilge fan. We still use the standard flapper valve to take the air to the keel or dump it overboard. In the keel we […]

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Cabin Heating Improvements

No picutres yet, but Bob has been glassing in a flox flange below the flapper valve that seals off of the overboard hot air dump duct. This never quite sealed right, but we didn’t consider it a big deal when we had a ton of NACA air to supply. Now that we’ll only have bilge […]

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Cabin Heat Test

Cabin Heat Test

Here you can see we’ve cleaned up the heater installation a bit, and removed the oil lines to the “standard” NACA location. We’re going to set up so we can recirc air through the cabin, to the heating element, and back to the cabin, or dump the heat overboard. I’m actually not sure how effective […]

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Optical fuel sensor

Optical fuel sensor

I got the new sump fuel level (optical) sensor installed today. It’s a┬áVP03E, by Carlo Gavazzi, just follow the link for purchasing information. to alleviate these problems I also changed out all of the lines that connect to my sump for hoses to facilitate getting it in and out easier. I also finished sanding back […]

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