MT Propeller installed

MT Propeller installed

We got our MT prop and governor mounted on the fox this week with the help of Jason at the airport maintenance shop. Its spinner mounts a little closer to the cowling than our Catto, so I need to clean the cowling just a bit before reinstalling it and running the engine to check the […]

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MT Propeller Arrives

MT Propeller Arrives

I covered this on the blog, but we’re going to be installing a new MT hydraulically-actuated propeller this weekend with help from the airport’s maintenance shop. The constant-speed propeller will allow us a lot of utility that we didn’t have with the¬†Catto, though the plane performed pretty well on the fixed-pitch Catto. We have a […]

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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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Engine Exhast Pipe Wrapping

Engine Exhast Pipe Wrapping

I’m just now posting pictures of it, but here is out exhaust wrap. This seems to have helped our temperatures, but it’s hard to say for sure how much. Based on everything we’ve done, I’d say probably 10 degrees on our oil temperature. Exhaust wrap to keep from radiating heat to oil sump

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Engine Cooling Runner Diversion Duct Connections

Engine Cooling Runner Diversion Duct Connections

Here we’ve connected the other side runner to the oil cooler mount. Air to oil cooler   For formatting only Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipisci elit, sed eiusmod tempor incidunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Ut enim ad minim veniam, quis nostrum exercitationem ullam corporis suscipit laboriosam, nisi ut aliquid ex ea […]

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Engine Annual 2010

Engine Annual 2010

Time for our Annual (condition inspection). Ray, our tech counselor, came over with this compression checker and we checked each cylinder. Next, we cleaned each plug and pulled the fuel injectors and filter screens and put them in the ultrasonic cleaner with some Hoppe’s gun cleaner¬†(recommended by our engine shop). Next we checked all of […]

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