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Old 01-14-2021, 12:40 AM
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What type of case sealant is being used in the photos?
I do not know or even remember the brand of product Aerosport Power uses for case sealant. I am sure that is not a trade secret and if you called Darren at Aerosprt he would tell you. He is a great guy guy with lots of knowledge and always willing to help.
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Old 01-14-2021, 01:48 AM
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Thanks for sharing these pictures - really interesting. It must have been very helpful to see all the small details and work practices these experts have. It looks like a really organized shop with good processes. I imagine that they take a lot of care considering the importance of the work that they are doing. I took the liberty of downloading your pictures - never know when I might need to know what's behind the curtain on my engine - which is very similar to yours. Thanks again.
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Old 01-16-2021, 03:05 PM
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Thanks for sharing these pictures - really interesting. It must have been very helpful to see all the small details and work practices these experts have. It looks like a really organized shop with good processes. I imagine that they take a lot of care considering the importance of the work that they are doing. I took the liberty of downloading your pictures - never know when I might need to know what's behind the curtain on my engine - which is very similar to yours. Thanks again.
Mickey,
Glad you liked my pictures, and your reference of what's behind the curtain is exactly what you walk away with at the end of school. It took some of the mystery out of things and just added more knowledge. I have nothing else to compare to, but it was very clean (even the overhaul area was clean).

On a different note...I have never seen a post showing a full Avionics panel build and install documented as I did with my engine, but I wish someone would do it. I just purchased everything for a full Garmin IFR G3X panel and I thinking of documenting that. We'll see.
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Old 01-18-2021, 05:33 AM
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Ken,

Thank you for posting. Great pictures and excellent documentation. I looked at all of them in detail and being able to zoom in sure beats peeking under the hood of already flying airplanes. I too will save them to my computer for later reference.
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Old 01-18-2021, 08:34 AM
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Ken,

Thanks for posting the engine build pictures. Is the final color on your engine the Metallic Gray shown on their website?
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Old 01-19-2021, 04:23 PM
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Ken,

Thank you for posting. Great pictures and excellent documentation. I looked at all of them in detail and being able to zoom in sure beats peeking under the hood of already flying airplanes. I too will save them to my computer for later reference.
So Happy this post is getting some good views in such a short time. Before I went to the build school I was always looking for a post showing the details of an engine.
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Old 01-19-2021, 04:33 PM
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Ken,

Thanks for posting the engine build pictures. Is the final color on your engine the Metallic Gray shown on their website?
Hey Oly,
Good to hear from you and hope your engine is in the fast lane for the guys up north to work on it. I checked the website and I really don't think that is the color I have. My engine looks to have a steel bluish tint and that one looks just plain silver. I do recall Darren telling me my color was under the custom palette. I didn't want a one color engine so I opted for the two tone and it really looks great. Another reason I looked into lighter colors is that it is better for visual inspection when tracking down an oil leak.
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Old 01-19-2021, 08:43 PM
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This is fantastic and thanks for posting... I had no idea such build options existed. New RV-10 builder here but very interested in such a hands on approach to the engine in the future. At what point in the build should I start looking into engine options more seriously and pursuing this?

Just started the tail kit and planning a 2 year build time frame.
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Old 01-20-2021, 05:38 PM
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This is fantastic and thanks for posting... I had no idea such build options existed. New RV-10 builder here but very interested in such a hands on approach to the engine in the future. At what point in the build should I start looking into engine options more seriously and pursuing this?

Just started the tail kit and planning a 2 year build time frame.
A two year build time for and RV-10 is impressive to me. If you are really wanting to go to the build school I would contact Darren at Aerosport just to see what engine options are available and the costs. You don't have to make any decisions now, but it is always nice to be ahead of the knowledge curve.
Find out about backorder status of engine parts and if he sees things getting back to normal by end of 2021. Ask about what the standard price increase is and plan the build school before the price increase. They may have a deal at OSH if the show happens, and I think it will this year. I think it would be fair to make the statement you should be ready with FWF and Engine installation when you are finishing airframe.
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Tail / Fuse / Wings are complete + painted. I used Sherwin Williams JetGlo solids and AcryGlo metalics.
Leather seats by Flightline Interiors.
Still to do: Firewall forward, cowling fit and paint, G3X avionics.
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KiloFoxtrot, Thank you for posting the photos of your engine build. I have an older Superior XP- IO-360 engine with high compression pistons and roller lifters. Back when my engine was built, Superior was using a specially designed automotive style roller lifter. Those roller lifters are no longer available and it appears that Superior has switched to a new roller lifter design that incorporates off-the shelf aviation style lifter guts. At one point, a few years ago, Superior had started modifying their engine cases to allow installation of their new style roller lifter from the outside. In other words, the entire roller lifter could be removed once the pushrod tube is removed. Do you recall if your engineís roller lifters are removable without splitting the case? I anticipate that the answer is ďnoĒ, but Iím just curious. Possibly they eventually designed a replacement lifter that didnít require any modification to their existing engine case. I didnít particularly like their case mod anyway.... Any input would be appreciated. Thank you!
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