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Old 09-22-2022, 11:12 AM
ksdflying ksdflying is offline
Join Date: Mar 2018
Location: Atlanta, GA
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Thx Walt. This seems to be the consensus. Per AFP if any adjust at all right now just that, and explicitly only turn the turn buckle on the mixture cable adjust only 1 flat of the hex rod, and only maybe two flats. I talked to two different authorities on this and both blatenly said get the plane in the air and work on breaking that engine in or my fingering around things right now will ruin the good break in of the engine. So I will go through checklists very carefully of both the AFP FM-150 and the Prop govenor. And stop there with the perfection nonsense. I'll do one more fire up to check idle mixture and stop, then fingers crossed it flys. Apparently getting this engine up and flying to 75% power and temps and get the break in process going ASAP is extremely critical on these primitive tractor boxer engines. I was told to get it flying and only after 10 hours do I remotely start thinking about adjusting anything. Fingers crossed I've not screwed anything up. Honestly all I am doing is following Lycoming service instruction and doing due diligence.
I guess I am okay. Nervous but okay.
Dan K. 2022 RV8
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