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  #1941  
Old 09-17-2021, 12:52 AM
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Well done Pete. Now for the first flight report
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Old 09-17-2021, 09:17 AM
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Itís a great feeling to be done.
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Old 10-03-2021, 12:32 PM
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Talking Visual Progress

This was a big week for 6RM.
On the gear and the engine hung...
I'm really excited about pushing forward.
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Old 10-03-2021, 02:10 PM
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Congratulations! Engine is on.
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Old 10-04-2021, 07:02 AM
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Default First Engine Start: RV-7 / ULPower 520iSA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r6NcLM3dA1Y&t=152s
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Old 10-04-2021, 05:19 PM
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Sweet! And smooth.
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Old 10-15-2021, 09:06 AM
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After fighting with designing a mold (and tweaking it) and fabricating my custom plenum to fit my James cowl for over a month it's finally at state I will call done for now other than a slight trimming of the intakes. I will end up with some sort of very thin gasket on the edges and still need to go around the engine seal with RTV or similar to close all the small gaps between baffles and engine. Tip, if you can buy a plenum do it (I could not), making your own is a ton of work and still pretty darn expensive.

Details: I have 2 layers of 8oz FG on top of a Soric layer and then on the inside a layer of carbon fiber ($) for the body of the plenum. The intakes are multiple layers FG and then a ring of CF on the intakes. I used Fiberglast high temp industrial epoxy as I was concerned about heat soak on shut done. Nut plates are riveted to the inside with SS screws and fiber washer, holes in baffles are slightly oversize to allow some give with temp and engine vibrations. The plenum is pretty light 2-3lbs and very stiff.

I hope it works for me.

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Old 10-15-2021, 10:32 AM
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Beautiful work Dave.
Please keep posting. I'm following because I have an RV Bits plenum to install. Looking forward to seeing how you join the ducts to the inlets.
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Old 10-15-2021, 10:41 AM
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Beautiful work Dave.
Please keep posting. I'm following because I have an RV Bits plenum to install. Looking forward to seeing how you join the ducts to the inlets.
Thanks! I have some neoprene (wet suit material) I will use, tough and very flexible, this is what James recommends. A buddy has used neoprene on his "7" with a James cowl with good results. I was considering using SCAT but too ridged given the short span and sizing didn't work well.

FYI what I learned from this experience is: "friends don't let friends build fiberglass airplanes!" :-)
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Default Baffling work

Baffling work is not much fun.
Next up is fitting the snorkel.


btw...I reserved an N number last week. N789YZ Nothin special; I just wanted it to sound good and be easy to say.

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