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Old 05-26-2021, 08:56 PM
BillL BillL is offline
 
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Default First Flight !!!

Congrats on the first flight and getting that prop thing corrected.

BTW you might find that the governor and composite prop will not regulate to lower rpms at full throttle and high speeds. There is a collar stop in the prop limiting the coarse pitch, I had two issues, one in the Hartzell governor which I was guided to fix by the Hartzell tech. The other was the stop. Mine hit the stop when exceeding 160 kts under 2400 RPM. It is a high speed thing, so if anything funny happens send me a PM.
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Old 05-26-2021, 08:57 PM
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Nice job! I like that you painted it prior to first flight.
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Old 05-26-2021, 10:55 PM
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Thanks Bill- I'll reach out if I have any issues with it. That thing is a beat of a prop.

Thanks Ryan! Part of the reason was because it was easier apart and the painter is about 4 hangars down so it was pretty easy. Also, I'd probably having too much fun to paint after I started flying.
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Old 05-27-2021, 04:36 AM
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Default Congratulations!!

Congratulations Dan--looks great!!!
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Old 06-09-2021, 09:21 AM
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Big day finally arrived!
Untitled by Dave Hock, on Flickr

Lycoming Thunderbolt I(O)360-M1B (Lycoming calls it a YIO-360-EXP139) with dual PMags. Ordered on Oct 1st, arrived and installed on June 3:
YIO-360-M1B EXP Lycoming Thunderbolt by Dave Hock, on Flickr

Sitting pretty! by Dave Hock, on Flickr
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Old 06-09-2021, 09:29 AM
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Default Thunder

Nice. I can hear the thunder. I see you had fun getting it out of the crate!
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Old 06-09-2021, 10:20 AM
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Wow, you already got it hung!!! Sweet!

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Old 06-09-2021, 06:29 PM
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Big day finally arrived!
Ordered on Oct 1st, arrived and installed on June 3:
I have respect for builders persevering with the lead times in this day and age. It didn't used to be that way. Luckily, I think I have all the parts I need in house to toss "my" -8 into the air when I get back to it.
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Old 06-09-2021, 10:43 PM
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Looks great! BTW- 911 in the garage keeping the plane company?
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Old 06-10-2021, 08:03 AM
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At Sun-n-Fun I talked to the Lycoming guy who did the Thunderbolt forum, and he said they have the lead time down to about 5 months now.
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