Our prop is in California getting painted and assembled by American Propellor, and should ship in about a week. In the meantime, I’ve installed the prop cable bracket (at least the part the mounts under the starter, the rest needs to wait until I have the governor installed).
Since the weather is cool and overcast here, I went ahead and started the cooling plenum modifications that I think I will need with the new prop. Read all about that here, but that is going well and should be in hand by the time the prop arrives. I should’ve done this a long time ago, and I really think that it will keep us from having any cooling issues even running the engine at full power with the CS prop. With our Catto we never could spin the propeller fast enough to get anywhere near full power, so I was a little concerned that the engine might run too hot without some improvements. Time will tell, but it hasn’t turned out to be as bad as I thought it would be to build and install.
Posted By: Brett FerrellSaturday November 19th, 2011 at 7:55 PM