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Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-03-2012, 07:40 PM
Replies: 34
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Posted By RV8RIVETER
Yes we did. The neighbors ramp has 1/2" J bolts...

Yes we did. The neighbors ramp has 1/2" J bolts ( I think) sunk in the ramp to use as tie downs. Very interesting, when we untied it we found the bolt bent over about 10 deg and no one ever saw the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-03-2012, 04:21 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 9,020
Posted By RV8RIVETER
Most of the time spent above 23 inches and 2400...

Most of the time spent above 23 inches and 2400 rpm. From there gradually increased to 25/2500, 26/2600 and then about 5 min at full power.

Size. See first post, 1 sq ft per cylinder, so 4 cyl is 4...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-02-2012, 08:01 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 9,020
Posted By RV8RIVETER
The engine is running very well so while I...

The engine is running very well so while I orginally planned to try and get 4 hours, I think I will be happy with one more hour.


Yes, I remember a thread long ago where people said "you can't run...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-02-2012, 07:42 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 9,020
Posted By RV8RIVETER
The only reason to have a test club is nobody...

The only reason to have a test club is nobody wants a full size, very expensive, prop in their test cell. I guess another would be known hp, if you have a test club pitched so that you know it takes...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-01-2012, 07:07 AM
Replies: 34
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Posted By RV8RIVETER
Speaking for myself only, we all have our...

Speaking for myself only, we all have our opinions and choices. I do not feel comfortable test flying a new plane AND a new engine, too much going on, cuts the safety margin. Also, my airpark has...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-31-2012, 04:00 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 9,020
Posted By RV8RIVETER
Ground run shroud

I have been planning on starting the break-in on the ground for many years. Now that I have actually experience doing it, I thought I would post this for anyone else thinking the same.

It was fairly...
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