It has been a while so I thought I would give an update and share some new changes coming.
In short the engine and installation are working well.
I'll describe some things that I need to work on at the end of this post, but off to the good stuff first.
After getting a bit more and more dissatisfied with 20 inches of MAP (Manifold Air Pressure) at 10k ft. and having a Turbo which is really not being used to its full advantage, I have plans to get a variable pitch prop. I know most of the "usual" candidates, MT, etc. but I am more intrigued by the variable pitch prop hub being offered by GR-Engines out of Rostov-on-Don Russia. Ill insert a pic of their hub with this post.
For my set up, this seems to have a lot of features that I really like. I will be able to use my current spinner and spinner back plate and more importantly, the warp drive prop blades with their hub. The system has a 5 button dashboard controller that fits nicely in a 3-1/8 instrument hole that allows you to select minimum (climb) pitch, Maximum (Cruise) pitch as well as being able to select increases and decreases a degree at a time. Plus of course it displays the actual pitch at any given moment.
In case readers are wondering, I have spoken to the folks at Warp Drive and they (understandably) take no position on this.
There are a few older versions in the USA on Trikes but for the most are in use oversees. One unit has been sold to NASA for use in the ROAMX program.
I have a prop extension in use already and this will require me to have a new extension made to fit their hub.
It will be a couple of months before the system and extension are ready to ship and more time after that to install. I honestly have no expectations things will come together anytime before December. Which is actually good timing for me as I have more non-aviation obligations right now than I have time for.
More on other squawks in separate posts.