Engines

16 Nov Propeller arrived

My Hartzell C2YR-1BFP/F74972 constant speed propeller arrived along with my FWF kit, and a few other goodies. The box on skateboards - they are useful for more than just breaking your arm. The packing didn't really seem...

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09 Aug New engine on order

Finally, I've ordered the new engine. It has been a long time since I've done anything with the project - about 5 years. I ordered a Mattituck TMXIO-360 with roller tappets, a forward facing sump, Airflow...

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12 May Oil Pickup Screen

The Oil Pickup screen in the engine must be checked and cleaned regularly. Your Lycoming O-360 Operators Manual tells you to clean the screen every 100 hrs in Section 8. http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?p=222246 http://www.avweb.com/news/savvyaviator/savvy_aviator_57_making_metal_197700-1.html Here are the critical bits of info: Screen,...

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12 Mar First engine start

I started my engine this afternoon. It took about two seconds of pressing the start button, and it fired right up. Nice little rumble. Very smooth. I used my wife's camera to take some video, but...

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01 Mar Boost control wastegate

The supercharger needs some method of boost control. Originally, this was going to be electronic, but for a variety of reasons we're going with a manual boost control, or wastegate. The boost control will be next...

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