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Forum: Alternative Engines 09-15-2021, 03:12 PM
Replies: 771
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Posted By charosenz
You are right, I said that wrong. I should have...

You are right, I said that wrong. I should have said this 6.00 matco set up is the same that is used when switching out the -7A too....

Thanks for catching that!
Forum: Propellers 09-15-2021, 11:13 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,326
Posted By charosenz
Thanks Scott....

Thanks Scott....
Forum: Propellers 09-15-2021, 08:48 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,326
Posted By charosenz
This is very interesting. I looked at the link...

This is very interesting. I looked at the link but cannot find the pages that have the pitch data. Can you provide a link to that? Either here or PM.

Thanks.
Forum: Alternative Engines 09-15-2021, 07:43 AM
Replies: 771
Views: 199,081
Posted By charosenz
6 x 6.00 tires and wheels

I have received several inquires on the 6x6.00 tires and wheels.

The swap was fairly easily to do. The 6 x 6.00 are the same as used on the -7A. I decided to keep the stock 5x5.00 front tire....
Forum: RV-15 09-14-2021, 08:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,265
Posted By charosenz
IMHO the market (like it or not) are guys and...

IMHO the market (like it or not) are guys and gals who are getting older who want low and slow. Look at the success of the 9 and 14....
Forum: Propellers 09-14-2021, 07:02 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,326
Posted By charosenz
I was surprised when I looked a the Hartzell...

I was surprised when I looked a the Hartzell manuals how low the minimum pitch numbers were in many cases. I.E. 11, 12, 13 degrees seems - in my very limited knowledge, considerably low pitch. ...
Forum: Alternative Engines 09-14-2021, 11:55 AM
Replies: 771
Views: 199,081
Posted By charosenz
Ross, That is a good idea. I probably have some...

Ross,

That is a good idea. I probably have some of those trigger magnets left over from the project that I could epoxy in a 1/8 plug.

When I flew across country in mid December I never saw temps...
Forum: Alternative Engines 09-14-2021, 06:40 AM
Replies: 771
Views: 199,081
Posted By charosenz
It has 8 pz of mobil 1 full synthetic 75w-90. ...

It has 8 pz of mobil 1 full synthetic 75w-90. It does not have an oil cooler. It is splash only, not pumped sprayed. I asked the manufacturer about an oil cooler and he was not supportive of...
Forum: Alternative Engines 09-14-2021, 06:28 AM
Replies: 771
Views: 199,081
Posted By charosenz
Ross, I had thought of that, it is 1/8 NPT so...

Ross,

I had thought of that, it is 1/8 NPT so that may be a slight challenge but it is something I need to pursue.

I also am going to have the oil sent to blackstone soon. The oil has stayed...
Forum: Alternative Engines 09-13-2021, 08:53 PM
Replies: 771
Views: 199,081
Posted By charosenz
I'll shoot you an email. CR

I'll shoot you an email.

CR
Forum: Alternative Engines 09-13-2021, 08:47 PM
Replies: 771
Views: 199,081
Posted By charosenz
Thanks. Yes overall I am very happy with the...

Thanks.

Yes overall I am very happy with the project. I am optimistic that the variable pitch hub will give me gains on the top end at higher altitudes especially since I have a turbo to...
Forum: Propellers 09-13-2021, 08:35 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,326
Posted By charosenz
Bill, That is very helpful. Good information....

Bill,

That is very helpful. Good information. I gives me encouragement that the variable pitch prop I am ordering should provide a noticeable gain in top speed, especially that I have a turbo for...
Forum: Alternative Engines 09-12-2021, 08:28 PM
Replies: 771
Views: 199,081
Posted By charosenz
George, At first I thought you were kidding. ...

George,

At first I thought you were kidding. Yes, there have been about 200 posts with updates since I first flew last October. Tons of details there for the curious....

My empty weight was...
Forum: Propellers 09-12-2021, 07:42 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,326
Posted By charosenz
Gary, That is spot on with the info I found on...

Gary,

That is spot on with the info I found on the Hartzell site. I attached (in previous post) a page from their manual and highlighted the min and max pitch travel limits. It may be hard to see...
Forum: Propellers 09-12-2021, 06:51 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,326
Posted By charosenz
My apologies for my poorly worded original...

My apologies for my poorly worded original question but I have the numbers I was looking for....

thanks.

Charlie
Forum: Propellers 09-12-2021, 06:33 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,326
Posted By charosenz
Bob, Perfect! Thank you! Here is a screen...

Bob,

Perfect! Thank you!

Here is a screen shot of the pitch settings for a 160 engine application from the Hartzell manual. Just in case there were any other gear heads out there who were...
Forum: Propellers 09-12-2021, 05:07 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,326
Posted By charosenz
Scott, I guess what I really should have asked...

Scott,

I guess what I really should have asked is if anyone knows the amount of degrees of pitch that their constant speed prop allows when compared between the minimum pitch to the maximum pitch. ...
Forum: Propellers 09-11-2021, 07:51 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,326
Posted By charosenz
Ill be over for beer and popcorn tomorrow! I...

Ill be over for beer and popcorn tomorrow! I have been to the Saint Simons Island. My wife grew up in Savannaugh.
Forum: Propellers 09-11-2021, 07:47 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,326
Posted By charosenz
I appreciate the answers and comments and...

I appreciate the answers and comments and examples.

Just to clarify my question, I am wondering if anyone knows the degrees or inches of pitch when it is set at minimum (climb) and maximum (cruise)....
Forum: Propellers 09-10-2021, 07:39 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,326
Posted By charosenz
Smile Bill, Yes, I think you are right, in that most...

Bill,

Yes, I think you are right, in that most will not know, or need to know the pitch (at travel limits) for their use.

I was just thinking there would be some inquisitive minds out there that...
Forum: Propellers 09-10-2021, 07:14 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,326
Posted By charosenz
how many degrees when a CS prop is at cruise?

I am curious what the (typical) pitch is of a constant speed prop, when set to max cruise speed. I know that it will vary, but I am looking for some examples. I would be happy to know the results...
Forum: Alternative Engines 09-07-2021, 06:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,724
Posted By charosenz
Work out the prop shaft set up and it would be...

Work out the prop shaft set up and it would be great.
Forum: Alternative Engines 09-07-2021, 05:48 PM
Replies: 771
Views: 199,081
Posted By charosenz
Update and new variable pitch prol

It has been a while so I thought I would give an update and share some new changes coming.

In short the engine and installation are working well.

I'll describe some things that I need to work on at...
Forum: Alternative Engines 06-21-2021, 05:43 PM
Replies: 771
Views: 199,081
Posted By charosenz
return line

Tom,

I am using a return line from the pressure regulator.
Forum: Alternative Engines 06-17-2021, 07:50 PM
Replies: 771
Views: 199,081
Posted By charosenz
100 hours on engine; going strong

I have not posted much only because I have been busy with non-aviation life. (Moving across the country and building a new home sorta takes a bit of time.)

I just reached the 100 hours on the...
Forum: Alternative Engines 03-05-2021, 04:52 PM
Replies: 771
Views: 199,081
Posted By charosenz
Oil analysis looks good

I got my oil analysis report back from Blackstone laboratories. They noted an unusual amount of lead given an unleaded fuel engine, but of course I had to use mostly 100LL on the flight across...
Forum: Alternative Engines 02-17-2021, 07:41 PM
Replies: 771
Views: 199,081
Posted By charosenz
Now that is interesting. I was in the dealer...

Now that is interesting. I was in the dealer last week looking to rent some equipment. It would be interesting to send off two samples one to each lab, and see how they might be...
Forum: Alternative Engines 02-17-2021, 08:52 AM
Replies: 771
Views: 199,081
Posted By charosenz
Oil analysis

Like most parts of the country I have been socked in by weather for weeks.

One thing I am planning to do is oil analysis. I had a crack in the turbo oil line and saw a drop in oil pressure to...
Forum: Alternative Engines 02-06-2021, 07:24 PM
Replies: 771
Views: 199,081
Posted By charosenz
Mike, Yes, I came really close to going with...

Mike,

Yes, I came really close to going with IVO. I know Ross has has excellent results with his. I talked with both IVO and Warp quite a bit back 4 or 5 years ago when I had to decide which...
Forum: Alternative Engines 02-06-2021, 06:42 PM
Replies: 771
Views: 199,081
Posted By charosenz
flight performance

One thing I remembered about flying with Justin is that I asked him to slow down so we could match our speed when I was at 5000rpm. We were at about 3500msl. I honestly cannot remember our IAS,...
Forum: Alternative Engines 02-05-2021, 07:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,461
Posted By charosenz
vesta

Just in case you have not seen this I thought I would share it. Yes, it is quite dated, but nonetheless it is some info.

https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=241
Forum: Alternative Engines 01-23-2021, 06:38 PM
Replies: 771
Views: 199,081
Posted By charosenz
Thanks Mike, If anyone has one (Airmaster...

Thanks Mike,

If anyone has one (Airmaster prop/hub), or know of someone who does, PM me please.

Thanks.
Forum: Alternative Engines 01-23-2021, 05:36 PM
Replies: 771
Views: 199,081
Posted By charosenz
inflight pics of 327WC

I was able to meet up with some fellow RV fliers in Glasgow KY today.

Here are a couple of pics. The red/white RV6A belongs to Justin Richardson who calls Glasgow - KGLW - home. The blue and...
Forum: Alternative Engines 01-14-2021, 04:42 PM
Replies: 771
Views: 199,081
Posted By charosenz
fuel check valves

I had reported previously that I was experiencing a stumble in the engine when I switching down to one pump after both pumps were running. It is important to know that both pumps ran just fine by...
Forum: Alternative Engines 01-01-2021, 07:08 PM
Replies: 771
Views: 199,081
Posted By charosenz
Yes, I think post 564 is the first flight vid...

Yes, I think post 564 is the first flight vid and 715 is a vid of crossing the rockies. There are several more on Youtube just search for Honda R18 in kitplane. I have a few more if you are...
Forum: Alternative Engines 12-31-2020, 07:28 PM
Replies: 771
Views: 199,081
Posted By charosenz
cross country follow up

It dawned on me I had not really posted the ending of my cross country flight.

I did reach my destination, M20 in Leitchfield KY on Dec 17th. The last 2 days of the flight the ceiling was very...
Forum: Alternative Engines 12-27-2020, 09:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,782
Posted By charosenz
great new video

Thanks for taking the time to create and share this video.
Forum: Alternative Engines 12-24-2020, 09:28 AM
Replies: 771
Views: 199,081
Posted By charosenz
separate fuel filters

Greag,

OMG what a story about the muddobbers nest!

Since I am going to be adding some check valves adding another filter would be easy to do, and while the chances of a single tank being fouled are...
Forum: Alternative Engines 12-23-2020, 07:47 PM
Replies: 771
Views: 199,081
Posted By charosenz
Bill, The fuel pump set up is quite simple. ...

Bill,

The fuel pump set up is quite simple. The lines go from the tanks in to a valve and then through a EFI filter on to two EFI pumps in parallel, then to the fuel regulator then through another...
Forum: Alternative Engines 12-16-2020, 05:33 PM
Replies: 771
Views: 199,081
Posted By charosenz
2700 mile cross county!

Update:

I am 2700 miles in to a 2800 mile cross country flight. Roughly 22 hours.

No real sqawks to report. I am very impressed with the turbo Honda set up.

I added one quart of oil about 1/2...
Forum: Alternative Engines 12-13-2020, 12:08 PM
Replies: 771
Views: 199,081
Posted By charosenz
Ross, I cant wait to inspect the fuel system...

Ross, I cant wait to inspect the fuel system when I arrive in KY. I have ordered some additional check valves that I will try first. When first installed I thought pump two was failing and...
Forum: Alternative Engines 12-12-2020, 07:00 PM
Replies: 771
Views: 199,081
Posted By charosenz
I crossed over the continental divide in the...

I crossed over the continental divide in the rockies today passing just south of Alburquerque.

Here is a short vid of that moment...

The speed you see on my IPAD using foreflight is ground...
Forum: Alternative Engines 12-12-2020, 06:58 PM
Replies: 771
Views: 199,081
Posted By charosenz
Ross, Thanks. You know more than most of what...

Ross, Thanks. You know more than most of what this means.

If you have time I would be curious about your thoughts on the fuel pump issue.....
Forum: Alternative Engines 12-11-2020, 07:02 PM
Replies: 771
Views: 199,081
Posted By charosenz
Update

The engine is performing great. I am half way on my cross country flight from Washington Via Las Vegas on to KY via Hwy 40.

I generally cruise at 4800 RPM and of course MAP varies with altitude....
Forum: Alternative Engines 12-11-2020, 06:39 PM
Replies: 771
Views: 199,081
Posted By charosenz
Justin, Thanks for the offer. Since I have a...

Justin,

Thanks for the offer. Since I have a hanger at Lietchfield, I am in good shape. Glasgow would be closer if a hanger comes open there.

We bought land in Magnolia and have a house being...
Forum: Alternative Engines 12-11-2020, 06:34 PM
Replies: 771
Views: 199,081
Posted By charosenz
Tom, Good to hear from you. I am using an OEM...

Tom, Good to hear from you. I am using an OEM flexplate. I welded a ring gear to it in a jig to make sure it was true. So far no issues. Feel free to PM me if you want. Zenith are high on my...
Forum: Alternative Engines 12-10-2020, 07:28 PM
Replies: 771
Views: 199,081
Posted By charosenz
Jeff, Good to hear from you. I hustled on...

Jeff, Good to hear from you.

I hustled on Phase I. The benies of being retired. Plus we sold our house and we had to move. My wife is following underneath me (sort of) in a motorhome as we...
Forum: Alternative Engines 12-10-2020, 07:23 PM
Replies: 771
Views: 199,081
Posted By charosenz
My altitude depends on the mountains I am in. I...

My altitude depends on the mountains I am in. I have cruised as high as 11800 on this flight but usually stay around 9000ft.

Yes, I am running SDS and it is fantastic tool. Can't imagine...
Forum: Alternative Engines 12-10-2020, 07:20 PM
Replies: 771
Views: 199,081
Posted By charosenz
Yes, Were just south of Magnolia.....I have a...

Yes, Were just south of Magnolia.....I have a hangar at Lietchfield reserved. Nothing closer at the time.
Forum: Alternative Engines 12-09-2020, 10:55 PM
Replies: 771
Views: 199,081
Posted By charosenz
On long cross country flight from WA to KY

Im on a long cross country from WA to KY. Im in Pahrump NV. I will fly south of Las Vegas then folliw US40 east. So far so good. Im texting on my phone so ill keep it short.

Feel free to ask...
Forum: Alternative Engines 11-27-2020, 11:07 PM
Replies: 771
Views: 199,081
Posted By charosenz
hard climb info on PSRU

I did some hard climb tests today.

Normally in level cruise the engine/gearbox seems to settle in best at 4500RPM and depending on altitude about 25" of MAP. The gearbox stays about...
Forum: COMM 11-27-2020, 10:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,267
Posted By charosenz
The only one who has a set has different plugs...

The only one who has a set has different plugs than mine, but yes, it is an opportunity I would not turn down!

I did look at those micmuffs that Carl sent the link too. Interesting...I have never...
Forum: COMM 11-27-2020, 10:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,267
Posted By charosenz
Josh, Carl, Excellent info, thank you very...

Josh, Carl,

Excellent info, thank you very much.

Carl it is funny you mentioned the mic muff. Mine fell off a few flights back and I cannot find it and I have been flying without one. Might have...
Forum: COMM 11-27-2020, 10:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,267
Posted By charosenz
Q about noise cancelling headsets ??

I have the basic inexpensive Flightcom headsets. For the money, I think they are fine.

I have a turbocharged Honda in my RV6A with a straight pipe exhaust. The Flightcom headsets don't offer a...
Forum: Alternative Engines 11-25-2020, 10:08 PM
Replies: 771
Views: 199,081
Posted By charosenz
airmaster

OK. That is good to know, thanks.

As much as I like the idea of a in flight variable pitch prop, I am going to try to keep things "as is" for a while to really get settled in with things the way...
Forum: Alternative Engines 11-24-2020, 08:50 PM
Replies: 771
Views: 199,081
Posted By charosenz
I agree. BTW , one of my favorite quotes from...

I agree. BTW , one of my favorite quotes from Ronald Regan, a great USA leader, Trust but verify.
Forum: Alternative Engines 11-24-2020, 08:48 PM
Replies: 771
Views: 199,081
Posted By charosenz
Thanks Jim, I am going to have to re-read up on...

Thanks Jim,

I am going to have to re-read up on that again soon. I have avoided Rule airspace during Phase 1 but of course that will happen in my near future.
Forum: Alternative Engines 11-24-2020, 08:47 PM
Replies: 771
Views: 199,081
Posted By charosenz
Andy, Thanks. I have been using MMO from just...

Andy,

Thanks. I have been using MMO from just about hour one. I think Im using about 2 oz per 5 gal. I always use 92 Octange. I have not used 100LL yet, but of course I will when I go cross...
Forum: Alternative Engines 11-23-2020, 08:06 PM
Replies: 771
Views: 199,081
Posted By charosenz
long cross country from WA to KY via Las Vegas,

At some point after Phase I. I will be flying from Washington State to KY.

I have not done a true (2000mi) cross country trip before so I am really looking forward to it.

I am particularly...
Forum: Alternative Engines 11-23-2020, 07:58 PM
Replies: 771
Views: 199,081
Posted By charosenz
Andy, Ross, Yes, absolutely, a constant speed...

Andy, Ross,

Yes, absolutely, a constant speed and or in flight adjustable pitch prop would be better.

One of the intentional decisions that I made early on for this project was to try to keep it...
Forum: Alternative Engines 11-22-2020, 11:55 PM
Replies: 771
Views: 199,081
Posted By charosenz
pushing it harder

I was finally able to get up for an hour today. It has rained here for 10 days straight, and the forecast is for about 10 more straight days of rain.

I climbed out at 34" of MAP and kept it there...
Forum: Alternative Engines 11-18-2020, 08:31 AM
Replies: 771
Views: 199,081
Posted By charosenz
OK. I was just curious how significant their...

OK. I was just curious how significant their value is in real world use.

Thanks
Forum: Alternative Engines 11-18-2020, 08:11 AM
Replies: 771
Views: 199,081
Posted By charosenz
Ross, et all, Do you use/recommend a separate...

Ross, et all,

Do you use/recommend a separate oil filter for the turbo? May be Like the 44 micron pleated disc model from...
Forum: Alternative Engines 11-18-2020, 07:58 AM
Replies: 771
Views: 199,081
Posted By charosenz
Larry, Yes. I rebuilt both the MC and the...

Larry,

Yes. I rebuilt both the MC and the Caliper, and thought it was solved. Then it came back. Ill be isolating and swapping lines and MC to see isolate the culprit. Just takes a lot of...
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