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Old 10-09-2016, 05:41 PM
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Default Tip: Securing the oil door in the wind

So I had a little time in Texas this weekend and found an Antique airshow in Gainsville,TX.

I came across an RV with this nice little tip to cool off the engine, whilst securing the oil door in the wind.

I already gave too much info for this guess...

But does anyone know who the "smart" RV'er is?

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Old 10-09-2016, 06:41 PM
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I've seen other RV'ers with the oil door open at fly-ins and I've always wondered, is there that much heat on the backside of the baffles and engine? I ask because I don't know.
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Old 10-09-2016, 06:55 PM
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Looks like Walts plane
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Old 10-09-2016, 07:03 PM
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I stopped by the antique fly in on sat for a quick burger and a look around.
That oil door sure looks familiar
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I stopped by the antique fly in on sat for a quick burger and a look around.
That oil door sure looks familiar
Sure does Walt! And your airplane looked great among all those birds!
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Old 10-09-2016, 07:59 PM
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I've seen other RV'ers with the oil door open at fly-ins and I've always wondered, is there that much heat on the backside of the baffles and engine? I ask because I don't know.
My oil door is spring loaded. I will often times pop it open when I am parked into the wind on a hot day. Probably doesn't help anything but the hot air that comes flowing out of there is remarkable!

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Old 10-09-2016, 08:40 PM
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Yep, the spring-loaded Hidden Hinge is a nice heat exit and it is nearly impossible to take off with the door unlatched because it will be standing at attention.



A little blurb.

Cleaveland Tools now sells the Hidden Hinge.
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Old 10-10-2016, 05:49 PM
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See RV-12 assembly instructions page 38-09 Step 1.
"Tighten the nuts until the door will stay open on its own."
However, I guess this is not an RV-12!
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Hmm... I'm wondering where you store that extra piece of metal so it doesn't get lost between fly-ins...
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I've seen other RV'ers with the oil door open at fly-ins and I've always wondered, is there that much heat on the backside of the baffles and engine? I ask because I don't know.
I never open mine even when just stopping a few min. and then leave again. Some people think it helps with vapor lock issues resulting in hard hot starts. I have a technique that works for me then I don't need to fiddle with the oil door.
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