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Forum: Rocket 03-31-2021, 11:11 AM
Replies: 3
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Posted By jmwigen
Lord mounts

Just replaced mine in Rocket s/n 097
Lord P/N J-7764-20
Same as Lord mounts for the Extra aircraft.
Cheers.
Forum: Rocket 06-21-2017, 10:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,576
Posted By jmwigen
Howdy- Flying a sport wing F-1 s/n 97, with the...

Howdy- Flying a sport wing F-1 s/n 97, with the Hartzell 3 blade. At 10,500', 20.5" and 2170 rpm I typically true 193 knots. My panel is a Garmin G3X, Gemini A/P, with a Garmin GTN 650, an SL 40...
Forum: Rocket 09-24-2015, 08:37 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 16,629
Posted By jmwigen
OK, OK, will post some pictures.

OK, OK, will post some pictures.
Forum: Rocket 09-20-2015, 01:43 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 16,629
Posted By jmwigen
After flying over two hours with the top cowls...

After flying over two hours with the top cowls cut back and ramps installed, I'm amazed at the difference in cooling. After flying for an hour I did a touch and go then climbed hard to 6000'--- never...
Forum: Rocket 09-15-2015, 09:09 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 16,629
Posted By jmwigen
I received some very good advice from Tom...

I received some very good advice from Tom Martin--Opened up the cowling inlets and ramped the upper inlets. Found a few more little cracks where air was spilling out of the baffling and sealed them...
Forum: Rocket 08-20-2015, 11:09 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 16,629
Posted By jmwigen
Thanks for the info. For sure my F1 rocket would...

Thanks for the info. For sure my F1 rocket would be a hurtin' unit in those temps. Fixed the broken baffle leaks, replaced some .025 2024T3 with .062 6061T6, and hung the cooler off the engine mount...
Forum: Rocket 08-10-2015, 10:45 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 16,629
Posted By jmwigen
A very sharp eyed I.A. found some large cracks on...

A very sharp eyed I.A. found some large cracks on the inboard side of the cooler mount. Very hard to see. In flight the cooler was flexing, exposing a large gap which the air exploited. A rebuild of...
Forum: Rocket 08-07-2015, 06:23 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 16,629
Posted By jmwigen
Ramping the intakes is definitely on my list....

Ramping the intakes is definitely on my list. Then taking a good look at anything which might cause turbulence into the oil cooler, then more exit area for the lower cowl. Thanks, Michael.
Forum: Rocket 08-06-2015, 05:57 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 16,629
Posted By jmwigen
A pic of the oil cooler installation. This was...

A pic of the oil cooler installation. This was an early shot before first flight. Gaps have been sealed. Comments, gentlemen?
[url]http://i.imgur.com/dLLJqBr.jpg
Forum: Rocket 08-04-2015, 07:03 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 16,629
Posted By jmwigen
Good idea to remove the muff entirely....

Good idea to remove the muff entirely. Thanks.
From memory there's aluminum baffle material between the bottom of the OC and the cooling fins. Will take a pic next time cowl is off, but I believe the...
Forum: Rocket 08-03-2015, 09:49 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 16,629
Posted By jmwigen
OK, so how much/how little air can you get by...

OK, so how much/how little air can you get by with? 50%? What's your guess?
Tks, M.
Forum: Rocket 08-03-2015, 09:27 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 16,629
Posted By jmwigen
Sorry, Guys, those photos were old ones from when...

Sorry, Guys, those photos were old ones from when the baffling was just being installed. It is tight, and the separate pieces are tacked together with RTV.
Cylinder head temps are pretty good for an...
Forum: Rocket 07-30-2015, 11:14 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 16,629
Posted By jmwigen
Good eyes, man. The photo was taken prior to me...

Good eyes, man. The photo was taken prior to me filling in any potential leakage with RTV. I think the biggest problem is getting more airflow "Out" of the cowling. Going to open up the bottom of the...
Forum: Rocket 07-29-2015, 12:02 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 16,629
Posted By jmwigen
Oil cooler is an Aero Classics "HE Series" pn. ...

Oil cooler is an Aero Classics "HE Series" pn. 10634R, 12 row by 6".
http://i.imgur.com/jo64bXu.jpg
Before I go and add another cooler I'm going to open up the bottom of the cowling a little, and...
Forum: West (and Southwest) 07-27-2015, 09:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,331
Posted By jmwigen
Hangar in Mesa, Az.

Anyone have room in their hangar at Falcon Field for an F-1 Rocket from October 'till April?
Forum: Rocket 07-22-2015, 10:39 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 16,629
Posted By jmwigen
Auxiliary oil cooler

Will look for the model number next time I have the cowls off, but it's not a small cooler. Switched to Aeroshell 100 Plus- A fellow told me that this would lower the temps. Will advise after a...
Forum: Rocket 07-18-2015, 03:56 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 16,629
Posted By jmwigen
Auxiliary oil cooler

Baffling is good and tight. Even put a little Red RTV where air might be tempted to squeak out. Vernatherm operation is normal. If you're cruising at altitude with an oil temp of 215, and you point...
Forum: Rocket 07-15-2015, 10:23 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 16,629
Posted By jmwigen
Thanks, JBW for your ideas. Toolbuilder- Running...

Thanks, JBW for your ideas.
Toolbuilder- Running an Aerosport Power '540, D4A5, with the oil cooler aft of #6 cylinder, angled back about 20'. I've had a few aerobatic machines and worked them hard...
Forum: Rocket 07-14-2015, 04:01 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 16,629
Posted By jmwigen
Auxilliary oil cooler

If you would, please, the cooler part # and a brief description would sure help. Location, routing, etc. thank you.
Forum: Rocket 07-13-2015, 06:44 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 16,629
Posted By jmwigen
Auxiliary oil cooler.

Has anyone successfully incorporated a second oil cooler to help keep temps in check?
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