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Old 02-26-2018, 07:41 PM
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art gallery quality
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Old 02-26-2018, 08:53 PM
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Oh how I remember doing those on a Cessna 170B jump plane, a set on each wing about four foot across wrapped around it, vertical completed. Took 16 hours to do and then paint. Enough to drive one nuts. Looks great.
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Old 02-27-2018, 06:35 AM
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Looks amazing! Is there a time limit between when you have to spray the clear after spraying the color coat?
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Old 02-27-2018, 08:56 AM
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Rob is adding the clear an hour after the color is added and no later than 12 hours...the sheets say max of 24 hours and with the metallic, were not going to miss that timeline!

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Old 03-07-2018, 07:01 AM
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Just about ready to start buttoning her up for good.......

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Old 03-07-2018, 08:02 AM
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looks great, do you have some Pictures Firewall Forward? Looks like a nice installation!
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Old 03-07-2018, 11:36 AM
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looks great, do you have some Pictures Firewall Forward? Looks like a nice installation!
Don't look to close! I still have a good bit of tidying up yet to do... Once I've tested all my electrical, I'll remove most of the cable ties and replace with lacing cord and adel clamps. I have a full Christen inverted oil system, Garmin G3 IFR with all the engine stuff, RV Bits Plenum on a new Lycoming IO-360 spinning an MT CS prop.... Had quite a time getting all the extras on and in place. I did have to re-glass my air box in order to get it centered.... OCD gives me a fit!!!





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Old 03-07-2018, 11:49 AM
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Don't look to close! I still have a good bit of tidying up yet to do... Once I've tested all my electrical, I'll remove most of the cable ties and replace with lacing cord and adel clamps. I have a full Christen inverted oil system, Garmin G3 IFR with all the engine stuff, RV Bits Plenum on a new Lycoming IO-360 spinning an MT CS prop.... Had quite a time getting all the extras on and in place. I did have to re-glass my air box in order to get it centered.... OCD gives me a fit!!!
Looks really nice with the Plenum! I am still hesitating if I should build a Plenum or use normal baffling... Do you also have a Picture from the other side? Sorry but most Pictures of the FF in the Forum are dead links.. So I am always happy to see more Pictures. I am currently working on my firewall Forward installation with a IO-360 and a full inverted system.
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Old 03-07-2018, 11:54 AM
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I now have extreme plenum envy.
I'm looking at the left rear corner of the baffle where the oil cooler is bolted to the baffles - as a few other RV8s I'm suspecting that you may eventually get vertical cracking around the bend. It's hard to tell from the picture if there is a reinforcing angle there that some folks add to fix the crack when they occur or prevent in the first place. You'll likely find the issue if you search the forums.
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Old 03-07-2018, 12:55 PM
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I now have extreme plenum envy.
I'm looking at the left rear corner of the baffle where the oil cooler is bolted to the baffles - as a few other RV8s I'm suspecting that you may eventually get vertical cracking around the bend. It's hard to tell from the picture if there is a reinforcing angle there that some folks add to fix the crack when they occur or prevent in the first place. You'll likely find the issue if you search the forums.
I was aware of the issue but, I forgot about it until I was past that point. I did have to remove completely the front and rear baffle brace in order to get the plenum to fit. But, after a few e-mails back and forth with Jan at RV Bits he said the plenum itself will take the place of that. So, I'm hoping it will also help with cracking issue in that corner. I did have a tech visit from Vic Syracuse and he wasn't too impressed with plenums overall.... he said most he has seen caused heating issues..... I did use the Airflow oil cooler as per recommendation from Jan. I hope it all works like it's supposed to...... it sure is sexy!!! I'm setting this plane up for acro and most of my friends say the plenum will keep the cowling from blowing up during the dives...... ????? ......
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