AntiSplat Separator

AntiSplat Separator

Some of our friends (Andy and Mark) have reported good success with the¬†AntiSplat¬†system, so we’ve decided to take the plunge. We’ve always had a haze of oil on our cowling as our existing separator dumps at the cowling join line. I don’t know if the actual separator is better or if it’s mostly a function […]

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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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Air/Oil Separator

Air/Oil Separator

We purchased a CozyGirrrls air/oil separator for our engine and mounted to the engine mount with Adel clamps for now. We also just have the oil draining into a cup, though I hope to get a member of our EAA chapter to weld a nipple on one of my oil drain-back tubes so I can […]

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