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Forum: Alternative Engines 10-10-2018, 09:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,171
Posted By charosenz
Ross, Your SDS EFI systems have more than stood...

Ross,

Your SDS EFI systems have more than stood the test of time, they have constantly improved.

Your support of experimental aviation has been tremendous.


Thank you and congratulations!!!
Forum: Alternative Engines 09-24-2018, 09:19 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 14,766
Posted By charosenz
Wide Band AFR (air fuel ratio) "O2" systems

A while back I said I was going to share some information about Wide Band AFR systems/gauges.

The important point I want to make with this post, is that I do not want to convey this is about WHAT...
Forum: Propellers 09-14-2018, 11:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,180
Posted By charosenz
Thanks to both of you, great info, very helpful....

Thanks to both of you, great info, very helpful.

Charlie
Forum: Propellers 09-14-2018, 11:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,180
Posted By charosenz
Greg, I really appreciate the follow up thank...

Greg,

I really appreciate the follow up thank you.
Forum: Propellers 09-13-2018, 10:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,180
Posted By charosenz
Thanks for sharing that is fascinating. What was...

Thanks for sharing that is fascinating.

What was the diameter of the 2 blade and 3 blade props?
Forum: Propellers 09-10-2018, 10:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,180
Posted By charosenz
Great thread thanks for that tip.... Charlie

Great thread thanks for that tip....

Charlie
Forum: Propellers 09-10-2018, 08:02 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,790
Posted By charosenz
Dave, Was the 2 blade you tested also 68"...

Dave,

Was the 2 blade you tested also 68" diameter, or???
Forum: Propellers 09-10-2018, 07:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,180
Posted By charosenz
Greg what were the diameter of each prop. I.E....

Greg what were the diameter of each prop. I.E. how much clearance did/do you gain switching to a 3 bladed prop?
Forum: Propellers 09-10-2018, 07:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,180
Posted By charosenz
I will thanks!

I will thanks!
Forum: Propellers 09-09-2018, 11:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,180
Posted By charosenz
2 blade vs 3 blade. Ever tried both?

I know the general concept (all things equal) is that a 2 blade is generally considered "faster" and a 3 blade a better climb performance prop.

I would appreciate hearing from guys who have actual...
Forum: Alternative Engines 09-09-2018, 09:03 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 14,766
Posted By charosenz
Thanks, glad you liked it and good to know it...

Thanks, glad you liked it and good to know it works.

Charlie
Forum: Alternative Engines 09-09-2018, 08:36 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 14,766
Posted By charosenz
Intercooler tested

Update:

For those that may occassionally want an update. I tested the intercooler installation this weekend.

I was very impressed with how effective it was. even though it was a $90 ebay...
Forum: Alternative Engines 09-02-2018, 02:56 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 14,766
Posted By charosenz
Thanks. It is a lot of work but a lot of fun...

Thanks. It is a lot of work but a lot of fun too.

Charlie
Forum: Alternative Engines 09-01-2018, 11:43 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 14,766
Posted By charosenz
Intercooler installed with pics

I have my test stand engine set up with the intercooler installed. Please remember this is a test stand engine to run the engine with the new options to see how they perform. This latest test is...
Forum: Alternative Engines 08-16-2018, 10:30 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 14,766
Posted By charosenz
I wish I could tell you that it will fly soon,...

I wish I could tell you that it will fly soon, but my day job and honey dos keep getting my time!

If the intercooler testing goes well, I will build the engine mount. The airframe is 99% done,...
Forum: Alternative Engines 08-14-2018, 10:41 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 14,766
Posted By charosenz
Thanks for the follow up, I often wonder if they...

Thanks for the follow up, I often wonder if they work for other folks so thank you.

Charlie
Forum: Alternative Engines 08-12-2018, 04:21 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 14,766
Posted By charosenz
Meth injectdion videos.

I thought I would post two videos I made for youtube here. The first one is of the engine on the test stand where I describe the components of the set up....
Forum: Alternative Engines 08-12-2018, 04:15 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 14,766
Posted By charosenz
Michael, Yes, the issue of running the tank dry...

Michael,

Yes, the issue of running the tank dry is really the only issue that seems to creep on guys. There are many fail safe solutions on the market today. I for one am just not going to push...
Forum: Alternative Engines 08-11-2018, 11:49 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 14,766
Posted By charosenz
Gasman, Funny you should mention that. I have...

Gasman,

Funny you should mention that. I have seen several pictures of pistons that come out of meth injection engines and they look steam cleaned compared to a non meth injected engine.

So far...
Forum: Alternative Engines 08-11-2018, 11:45 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 14,766
Posted By charosenz
I have not heard of a lot of guys going that...

I have not heard of a lot of guys going that extra step, and I think as long as it was properly filtered it would not be necessary, but that is just my thoughts.

Charlie
Forum: Alternative Engines 08-11-2018, 03:25 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 14,766
Posted By charosenz
RV7charlie, Ethanol is doable. Probably 90% of...

RV7charlie,

Ethanol is doable. Probably 90% of the people chose methanol. It cools a bit better than ethanol, and it is about 25% of the cost of ethanol. Since this is being induced in to a...
Forum: Alternative Engines 08-11-2018, 10:22 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 14,766
Posted By charosenz
What is Meth injection?

RV7CHarlie .... KSDflying .....

My apologies, no, I am not adding methanol directly in to the fuel.

This is injection of a finely atomized (mist) mixture of 50% water and 50% methanol in to the...
Forum: Alternative Engines 08-11-2018, 12:07 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 17,734
Posted By charosenz
Ross, Thanks for posting the numbers, very...

Ross,

Thanks for posting the numbers, very valuable information.

Charlie
Forum: Alternative Engines 08-11-2018, 12:03 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 14,766
Posted By charosenz
Meth Injection Update

I did some more indepth testing today of the meth injection system. I am very happy with the results. I can add photos if anyone wants to see them let me know.

I am using a M2 spray tip. This...
Forum: Alternative Engines 08-05-2018, 08:22 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 14,766
Posted By charosenz
Bill, The engine is one of the most advanced...

Bill,

The engine is one of the most advanced featured and turbo friendly engines on the market and it would be crazy for anyone to alter any of the internal components. The only error was on my...
Forum: Alternative Engines 08-05-2018, 01:46 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 14,766
Posted By charosenz
Things looking great

Good success with the addition of the solutions I listed earlier.

I transitioned through 5200 RPM at 35" MAP with breeze today.

I added water/meth injection but I developed a leak in the pressure...
Forum: Alternative Engines 08-04-2018, 09:54 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 14,766
Posted By charosenz
Bill, No mystery on the lost of compression on...

Bill,

No mystery on the lost of compression on two cylinders, it was my error for allowing pre-ignition to happen largely because of way too much advance, and a few other issues, like too lean AFR...
Forum: Alternative Engines 07-30-2018, 06:42 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 14,766
Posted By charosenz
Bill, Good question. It was primarily my...

Bill,

Good question.

It was primarily my stupidity for not watching the plugs close enough during testing. I mistook that stumble at 5000 rpm as the engine "missing" when it was really...
Forum: Alternative Engines 07-30-2018, 06:31 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 14,766
Posted By charosenz
Thanks. Good to hear. It is important for...

Thanks. Good to hear. It is important for readers to know that VVT and V-Tec ( or i=Vtec) are quite different.

The VVT has to do with variable or adjustable cam shaft gears. This has been...
Forum: Alternative Engines 07-30-2018, 06:19 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 14,766
Posted By charosenz
Dog, Thank you and great question on the R20. ...

Dog,

Thank you and great question on the R20. They are viftually identical, with a few exceptions. The R20 having a longer stroke of course. Also it has a counter rotating shaft to offset...
Forum: Alternative Engines 07-29-2018, 09:47 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 14,766
Posted By charosenz
Ross, Yes, and it makes it very easy to work on...

Ross,

Yes, and it makes it very easy to work on it and make improvements and changes with ease.

Charlie
Forum: Alternative Engines 07-28-2018, 08:23 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 14,766
Posted By charosenz
410cc injector upgrade

I realized that I did not follow up on the injector upgrade. The engine comes stock with something like 180cc injectors.

Fortunately there are quite a few Honda engines that use the 410cc...
Forum: Alternative Engines 07-28-2018, 08:14 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 14,766
Posted By charosenz
Hey Jim, Thanks. I do believe there are a few...

Hey Jim, Thanks. I do believe there are a few folks out there that at the least fine projects like this interesting.

Charlie
Forum: Alternative Engines 07-26-2018, 10:23 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 14,766
Posted By charosenz
I do appreciate the feedback. I am not looking...

I do appreciate the feedback. I am not looking for compliments but rather I just was not sure anyone was interested, so thanks for the follow up.

I know the proof will be when it flies and of...
Forum: Alternative Engines 07-26-2018, 08:30 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 14,766
Posted By charosenz
update on Honda Civic project

I have not posted for a while.

I have been carefully working on different settings of ignition, fuel ratios and various changes in the settings to verify what works well and what doesn't.

I am not...
Forum: Alternative Engines 06-03-2018, 08:04 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 14,766
Posted By charosenz
creating 160 HP - stock injector over 100%

Things are progressing nicely at this stage of the project.

I am up to 38-40 inches of manifold pressure with my stock injectors at or over 100% duty cycle. These are 185cc injectors which I have...
Forum: Alternative Engines 05-29-2018, 08:52 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 9,681
Posted By charosenz
rubber dampners

For what it is worth, please be careful with purchasing off brand rubber couplings. I have done this and cut them open and my suspicions were validated, virtually no significant reinforcing fibers,...
Forum: Alternative Engines 05-29-2018, 08:26 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 14,766
Posted By charosenz
Update on project new details with video on VTEC

It has been awhile since I posted. I experience a loss of compression in #2 and #3. But I am back up and running with everything looking real good.

I suspect the loss of compression was a two...
Forum: Alternative Engines 05-15-2018, 11:05 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 14,766
Posted By charosenz
inrt

Ross, Good to know thanks for sharing.

I cannot say that I am surprised to hear this. There are a lot of variables to consider. At least for the R18 and R20 series, the iVTEC was only a tool to...
Forum: Alternative Engines 05-15-2018, 10:15 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 14,766
Posted By charosenz
short video of i-VTEC valve movement on and off

Here is a link of the i-VTEC intake valves operating both with and without the i-VTEC spool valve activated. It happens quick so watch close.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sVE_4JoDytA

In the...
Forum: Alternative Engines 05-02-2018, 10:34 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 14,766
Posted By charosenz
New Video of T3 Turbo mounted and engine run up

Here is a link of my most recent update. I created a new exhaust flange adapter that reduces the offset of the turbo. This new adapter is simply a piece of 1/2" stainless steel that has both the...
Forum: Alternative Engines 04-13-2018, 09:33 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 14,766
Posted By charosenz
T3 installed with new 1/3" adapter flange

Here you can see a test fit of the T3 on the new adapter flange. This is just a test fit with most of lines not installed or tightened up yet.

The routing of the T3 over to the Throttle Body is...
Forum: Alternative Engines 04-13-2018, 09:28 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 14,766
Posted By charosenz
T3 installed with view behind to see adapter flange

Here you can see the flange installed that allows the T3 to mount upclose and tight to the integral Honda exhaust outlet.

http://halie.com/ouJ.jpg
Forum: Alternative Engines 04-13-2018, 09:25 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 14,766
Posted By charosenz
New T3 Mount with custom adapter plate

Here is the new custom adapter plate I made out of 1/2" stainless. The outer bolts are Honda. The inner bolt patter is T3. Notice the lower left bolt is a "companion" bolt serves to hold the...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 04-03-2018, 08:52 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,235
Posted By charosenz
Ross, I suspect your done our about to be done...

Ross,

I suspect your done our about to be done with upgrades on the list....but...

I would like to see an output to trigger a warning light when preset limits are violated.

I.E. out of range...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 04-01-2018, 10:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,472
Posted By charosenz
just testing on engine stand on ground not flying yet

I know this thread is a bit dated but none-the-less I am happy to share my spreadsheet.

This is the current "map" I am using on a Honda 1.8L 4 cyl engine. It is on a test stand and not flying....
Forum: Alternative Engines 04-01-2018, 08:21 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 14,766
Posted By charosenz
Yes, they do have a kit for the Honda Civic with...

Yes, they do have a kit for the Honda Civic with the R18 engine.

In fact here is a screen shot that shows the Tq/HP graph for one of their R18 turbo projects.

http://halie.com/out.jpg

Here is a...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 03-31-2018, 10:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,160
Posted By charosenz
17 years with SDS and could not be happier

I bought my first EFI system from SDS shortly before 2000. I bought my second one about a year ago.

I could not be happier. The system provides excellent versatility in both EFI programming...
Forum: Alternative Engines 03-28-2018, 10:41 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 14,766
Posted By charosenz
Testing.... Thanks Snowflake, here are a few...

Testing....

Thanks Snowflake, here are a few pics using halie.com

Top view of first fit of T3T4

This is resized down to 500 kb hope it works.

http://halie.com/ou4.jpg
Forum: Alternative Engines 03-27-2018, 10:26 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 14,766
Posted By charosenz
One more attempt at the photo...

One more attempt at the photo download....

https://photos.google.com/photo/AF1QipNgrjQh3V9XBxFtb5OScyZCdXnecnZdhwhApsGp

This one using google photos and not MS onedrive.....The URL is pasted in the...
Forum: Alternative Engines 03-27-2018, 10:13 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 14,766
Posted By charosenz
https://onedrive.live.com/?v=photos&cid=C8D0974D34...

https://onedrive.live.com/?v=photos&cid=C8D0974D34BB8474&id=C8D0974D34BB8474%2130223&parId=root&parQt=allmyphotos&o=OneUp

Here is a pic of the "first fit" of my new T3T4 on the R18. The short...
Forum: Alternative Engines 03-22-2018, 08:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,280
Posted By charosenz
Good luck

Thanks for sharing.

Good luck, we don't see too much from Italy.

Keep us posted.

Charlie
Forum: Alternative Engines 03-21-2018, 10:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,510
Posted By charosenz
Thanks for sharing. Tracy Crook had a ton of...

Thanks for sharing.

Tracy Crook had a ton of success with his rotary Rv4 and so did many others.

Does anyone know of any more contemporary rotary engine RV projects?

Charlie R.
Forum: Alternative Engines 03-18-2018, 08:27 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 14,766
Posted By charosenz
Ross, That looks great. A lot going on in that...

Ross,

That looks great. A lot going on in that ship! Thanks for sharing.

I have SS on order to weld up a new Honda to T3 flange adapter.

and I am glad that I only have one exhaust to work...
Forum: Alternative Engines 03-18-2018, 10:02 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 14,766
Posted By charosenz
Ross, That is very good information and I...

Ross,

That is very good information and I appreciate you sharing that. I am looking to for less HP. I think 180HP is a good safe number to shoot for with this engine. Plenty for what I am...
Forum: Alternative Engines 03-17-2018, 11:04 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 14,766
Posted By charosenz
Ross, d * UPDATE * I found a different...

Ross, d
* UPDATE *

I found a different calculator on line (Matchbot) by Borgwarner, and this time ran the numbers that included a variable for altitude, and I see the reference to 30+ lbs/min that...
Forum: Alternative Engines 03-17-2018, 06:15 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 14,766
Posted By charosenz
Ross, what set up are you using? What trim on...

Ross, what set up are you using? What trim on the compressor and A/R and Trim on the turbine side? What MAP do you use at 10k?

Here are the numbers I am ran lately. The are calculated with 10lb...
Forum: Alternative Engines 03-17-2018, 05:54 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 14,766
Posted By charosenz
exhaust down pipe and internal exhaust "manifold"

Here is a link to a picture of my exhaust. Notice the internal (integral) exhaust manifold - with only a single exhaust outlet. Great. I welded up a stainless steel exhaust adapter to the honda...
Forum: Alternative Engines 03-16-2018, 07:56 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 14,766
Posted By charosenz
I am targeting 5 lbs at 10,000 feet, which is...

I am targeting 5 lbs at 10,000 feet, which is what I meant when describing the 2.0 pressure ration where by I would be using roughly 40" MAP, with roughly a 20" pressure outside air.

Since I am not...
Forum: Alternative Engines 03-16-2018, 07:48 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 14,766
Posted By charosenz
You pretty much described what I do as well. I...

You pretty much described what I do as well. I also use a digital pitch angle gauge that goes down to a tenth of a degree. Works great.
Forum: Alternative Engines 03-16-2018, 10:28 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 14,766
Posted By charosenz
P Ross Thanks. I want to be concervative...

P

Ross

Thanks.

I want to be concervative and keep pressure and heat reasonably low.

With the unique issue of the Pressure Ratio being higher at altitude I am leaning on a slightly higher...
Forum: Alternative Engines 03-15-2018, 08:12 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 14,766
Posted By charosenz
As the O.P. I would like to respectfully ask that...

As the O.P. I would like to respectfully ask that those who simply want to debate whether certified engines are better than non-certified engines to please start their own thread. I will join you...
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