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Old 01-04-2016, 07:13 PM
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Default The Big Move

Finally catching up on an update.
We got a lot done in the week before Christmas.
Did the Matco Wheel and brake upgrade (finally) as well as the front axel upgrade. They had been on my list since the beginning but were in the "can happen anytime" pile... Along with some new Desser tires (oshkosh Special) and The plane Around Fairing spacers...





Then is was time for the big move the next day... Moved to Neosho (KEOS), for final assembly and first flight.

Leaving it's home..


Thanks for the help Al!!



New Home




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Old 01-04-2016, 07:18 PM
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Default Engine Start

Then, only 2 days later... we got the wings on and we got to fire up the engine. Won't say it was completely without hiccups. Found some pilot error upon inspection... but once it fired up, it ran like butter. Just ran it enough to do a few tests. Still need to get enough RPMs to get the proper to cycle. That's be the next engine run.

Always good to have some A&P friends help out...




A shortened clip... Watching 5 minutes of engine running is not the most exciting...
https://youtu.be/io3QeNgvviA

Enjoy
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"so I got that going for me... which is nice."

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Old 01-04-2016, 07:40 PM
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Wow John, looks great! Congrats on many things. Are you adding AC by any chance? Looking forward to seeing your cowl on.
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Old 01-04-2016, 08:11 PM
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Wow John, looks great! Congrats on many things. Are you adding AC by any chance? Looking forward to seeing your cowl on.
No AC. My wife wanted it, but once I showed her the inverse relationship of AC to how many pairs of shoes she could bring on trips, it became unanimous.
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Old 01-04-2016, 08:22 PM
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Very exciting! Getting really close. I particularly liked the night shot through the partially closed hangar door...

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Old 01-05-2016, 03:47 AM
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Very interesting mod on the air intake?
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Old 01-05-2016, 08:43 AM
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The air intake is part of the Show Planes cowl. I should have seen no AC compressor. That'd require yet another mod!

Looking good, man that spinner is awesome.
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Old 01-05-2016, 11:30 AM
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Just curious (not critical)... When I look at the routing of the SS brake line, I'm wondering if its fairly tight bend radius just prior to the swaged termination would impart a permanent pressure on the brake caliper, thus causing uneven brake wear?

I ask this because I just retrofitted similar SS brake lines to a certificated aircraft and experienced some challenges in routing the lines in a manner that allowed the brake caliper to be free floating.

That's one wicked looking prop - looks fast even when standing still!
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Old 01-05-2016, 11:55 AM
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Just curious (not critical)... When I look at the routing of the SS brake line, I'm wondering if its fairly tight bend radius just prior to the swaged termination would impart a permanent pressure on the brake caliper, thus causing uneven brake wear?

I ask this because I just retrofitted similar SS brake lines to a certificated aircraft and experienced some challenges in routing the lines in a manner that allowed the brake caliper to be free floating.

That's one wicked looking prop - looks fast even when standing still!
It's not as sharp as it looks. When I unhook it the line sits right in the same spot. I put those lines in 2 years ago.
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KEOS, Neosho, MO

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Old 01-05-2016, 09:41 PM
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Default Looks great John

Almost there, congrats on the move and engine start. That is a big milestone.
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