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Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) Yesterday, 11:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,150
Posted By charosenz
I am sorry for the loss of your brother; I am...

I am sorry for the loss of your brother; I am sure it is a painful memory. I have lost dear friends too(but not due to MC engines). I completely understand if you do not want to talk about it, but...
Forum: Alternative Engines Yesterday, 10:58 AM
Replies: 420
Views: 57,104
Posted By charosenz
Details on cooling and general update.

I have been out of state for a few weeks which is why I have not been posting the progress of the project.

At this point I can not be happier with the performance of this engine set up.

The last...
Forum: Alternative Engines 08-02-2019, 10:44 PM
Replies: 420
Views: 57,104
Posted By charosenz
Increased run up to 30" MAP at 4800

I ran the engine with the prop on it up to 30" MAP which was 4700-4800RPM. Of course since I do not have the turbo on it right now, this was the limit for this engine. I also had installed the...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 08-02-2019, 09:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,038
Posted By charosenz
Offer to buy

PM sent with offer.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 08-02-2019, 09:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,038
Posted By charosenz
Ok, thank you. Charlie

Ok, thank you.

Charlie
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 08-02-2019, 10:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,038
Posted By charosenz
Does this include the side panels in the photos,...

Does this include the side panels in the photos, or just the seat bottom and seat back covers?

Charlie
Forum: Alternative Engines 07-29-2019, 08:42 PM
Replies: 420
Views: 57,104
Posted By charosenz
cooling suprise

Well I installed my "test" prop. It is a used 68" (corrected typo was 60) warp drive prop that I bought for a very good price. (I love the prop and I wished they may a higher HP version I would...
Forum: Alternative Engines 07-29-2019, 08:22 PM
Replies: 420
Views: 57,104
Posted By charosenz
Jim (sorry I first wrote Bill). That is funny...

Jim (sorry I first wrote Bill).

That is funny that you mentioned getting current. My wife just said the same thing tonight! I absolutely am going to do that. I have been putting it but I am...
Forum: Alternative Engines 07-26-2019, 10:18 PM
Replies: 420
Views: 57,104
Posted By charosenz
more temp testing at 4000 RPM

I did more testing for several minutes each at 2,000, 3,000, and 4000 RPM.

My apologies to Ross when I said the PSRU temp got up to 160F I must have been mistaken, as it never got above 103F today. ...
Forum: Alternative Engines 07-26-2019, 10:02 PM
Replies: 420
Views: 57,104
Posted By charosenz
PSRU only 104 AT 4000 ( But no prop)

I did more extensive run up today. I ran it for about 4 minuts at 2000, and at 3000 and at 4000RPM.

I did some quick videos of the testing. My apologies to Ross. When I said the PSRU temp...
Forum: Alternative Engines 07-26-2019, 06:04 PM
Replies: 420
Views: 57,104
Posted By charosenz
I will watch that PSRU temp closer on the next...

I will watch that PSRU temp closer on the next run up to try to get a firm grasp of that temp. (I was really more focused on the water temp.) The PSRU temp sensor is at the top of the unit, as the...
Forum: Alternative Engines 07-26-2019, 11:52 AM
Replies: 420
Views: 57,104
Posted By charosenz
Sounds like an interesting project, good luck to...

Sounds like an interesting project, good luck to you.

The engine set up that I talk about in this thread does use a Viking PSRU but the engine, ECU, etc are not provided by Viking. So I am not...
Forum: Alternative Engines 07-26-2019, 08:38 AM
Replies: 420
Views: 57,104
Posted By charosenz
Tom, Yes, I had the same electric TB on mine. ...

Tom,

Yes, I had the same electric TB on mine. I opted to swap it out for that Aftermarket TB you see in the picture so I could have direct cable control on the throttle. It was quite a simple...
Forum: Alternative Engines 07-26-2019, 08:35 AM
Replies: 420
Views: 57,104
Posted By charosenz
Ross, Thank you. Yes, I agree on the sensors. I...

Ross,

Thank you. Yes, I agree on the sensors. I did quite a bit of bench testing with the temp sensors and they were pretty accurate. But if things don't look right I will check them again before...
Forum: Alternative Engines 07-25-2019, 10:23 PM
Replies: 420
Views: 57,104
Posted By charosenz
Engine running on the airframe, works great.

I did my first run up of the engine on the airframe. It worked great. (and made it during OSK week!)

Here is a very short video.

https://youtu.be/VWT8bYB8tdM

With no prop on it yet, it quickly...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-24-2019, 09:16 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,077
Posted By charosenz
walbro gsl393

Someone mentioned he could not find the GSL393 on the walbro site and wondered if it had been discontinued.

it is still listed for on the website, here is the...
Forum: Alternative Engines 07-21-2019, 10:04 PM
Replies: 420
Views: 57,104
Posted By charosenz
Red face Throttle Body install with throttle cable route

I have made quite a bit of progress getting things ready to run.

Besides installing the panel, I installed the Throttle cable to the TB. Fortunately it worked out quite well.

Of course I had...
Forum: Alternative Engines 07-17-2019, 09:24 AM
Replies: 420
Views: 57,104
Posted By charosenz
Well....Lets Hope! Good thought(about OSH). ...

Well....Lets Hope! Good thought(about OSH). Thanks for the encouragement.

Charlie
Forum: Alternative Engines 07-17-2019, 09:22 AM
Replies: 420
Views: 57,104
Posted By charosenz
Thanks Dan, I know you have a lot of experience...

Thanks Dan, I know you have a lot of experience and coming from you is appreciated.



Ross, funny you should mention that. Besides the fact I am not getting any younger, or skinnier, the thought of...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 07-16-2019, 09:19 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 10,402
Posted By charosenz
Ross, Thank you for a quick reply. For those...

Ross,

Thank you for a quick reply.

For those of us who have older EM4 and EM5 CPU installed, will we be able to plug our existing plugs directly in to the EM6?

Charlie
Forum: Alternative Engines 07-16-2019, 09:04 PM
Replies: 420
Views: 57,104
Posted By charosenz
Panel installed and ready for engine run

Just over a month ago, someone asked when I could have the engine running on the airframe. Largely the hold up was building the panel. At least to the extent that it included the necessary gauges...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 07-15-2019, 10:22 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 10,402
Posted By charosenz
Ross, Have you thoughts about continuing to sell...

Ross,

Have you thoughts about continuing to sell your inventory of EM5F once the EM6's are released? (for those who may not want or need the advanced functionality of the EM6?

Charlie
Forum: Alternative Engines 07-08-2019, 10:48 PM
Replies: 420
Views: 57,104
Posted By charosenz
Version 2 with oil pressure warning light

I decided to update the drawing. I added the master contactor that RV7 Charlie mentioned. I also added the low oil pressure light leg off post/terminal 87 on the relay.

When using warning lights,...
Forum: Alternative Engines 07-08-2019, 10:25 PM
Replies: 420
Views: 57,104
Posted By charosenz
While I previously said 87 was not used, I should...

While I previously said 87 was not used, I should have mentioned the option of using post 87 for a low oil pressure warning light. The 87A in this case works as the NO line, 87 will be the...
Forum: Alternative Engines 07-07-2019, 10:17 PM
Replies: 420
Views: 57,104
Posted By charosenz
Mike, You would think that would be easy. So...

Mike,

You would think that would be easy. So far I have ordered two and neither were the correct units. One came with NPT threads, event thought it was advertised as 10mm (which is what I need)....
Forum: Alternative Engines 07-07-2019, 11:55 AM
Replies: 420
Views: 57,104
Posted By charosenz
Charlie, Yes. Thanks, an important to aspect to...

Charlie,

Yes. Thanks, an important to aspect to note.

(the other) Charlie
Forum: Alternative Engines 07-07-2019, 11:25 AM
Replies: 420
Views: 57,104
Posted By charosenz
Hobbs Cross Over Relay switch

As I progress with the wiring of the panel I learned the Oil Pressure switch is a "NC" Normally Closed switch. Which means that the contacts are closed thereby providing a circuit (power) - unless...
Forum: Alternative Engines 07-04-2019, 10:08 PM
Replies: 420
Views: 57,104
Posted By charosenz
SDS Data Logging

Ross,

Very nice, very complete system. Thanks for the link.

Charlie
Forum: Alternative Engines 07-04-2019, 01:43 PM
Replies: 420
Views: 57,104
Posted By charosenz
SDS EM5 and later can datalog

Ross,

Thanks for confirming that, I do have a EM5F. It definitely interests me. I will do some research, or if if you have time, feel free to share the link that shows the data logging...
Forum: Alternative Engines 07-03-2019, 10:12 PM
Replies: 420
Views: 57,104
Posted By charosenz
Jim, I (am pretty sure I) can add data logging...

Jim,

I (am pretty sure I) can add data logging with SDS engine controller and I might do that if all proceeds well. But honestly, when it comes down to glancing at an digital display vs gauges, I...
Forum: Alternative Engines 07-01-2019, 10:45 PM
Replies: 420
Views: 57,104
Posted By charosenz
working on panel

Just up date on the progress.

I have the wiring from the FWF back through the sub panel and I have a good start on the panel...

Here is a pic below. When it comes to the engine instruments you...
Forum: Alternative Engines 06-25-2019, 09:04 AM
Replies: 420
Views: 57,104
Posted By charosenz
Why not use the OEM PCM/ECU?

Why don't you just use the Honda PCM/ECU?

I do get this questions a lot. The OEM PCM has a lot going on inside, and it requires a lot more sensor input than what I need or want. For example, it...
Forum: Alternative Engines 06-21-2019, 09:29 PM
Replies: 420
Views: 57,104
Posted By charosenz
Modifications to the engine to go in the plance

One of the questions I get asked the most is what modifications that I had to do to be able to make the engine work in the airplane. Most of the questions end up being related to how the mount...
Forum: Alternative Engines 06-16-2019, 10:25 PM
Replies: 420
Views: 57,104
Posted By charosenz
fold down tray for ECU etc under panel.

I suspect I am not alone with struggling to find room for all the electrical components that need to be installed. Even more difficult is finding a way to make it secure, but accessible. One way...
Forum: Alternative Engines 06-14-2019, 08:46 PM
Replies: 420
Views: 57,104
Posted By charosenz
labeling wiring

I had to send the radiator back to the shop to have a pin hole filled.

It gave me a chance to start getting serious about installing the engine wiring.

One point that I had struggled with in the...
Forum: Alternative Engines 06-09-2019, 09:08 PM
Replies: 420
Views: 57,104
Posted By charosenz
Jim, The engine is extremely smooth and there is...

Jim,

The engine is extremely smooth and there is virtually no vibration. But.....with the prop on it at high RPM there is a lot of torque roll that I do have to manage. When I had it on the test...
Forum: Alternative Engines 06-05-2019, 10:27 PM
Replies: 420
Views: 57,104
Posted By charosenz
Jim, Thank you for the kind words. It is funny...

Jim,

Thank you for the kind words.

It is funny that you asked about this. I have made that my next milestone (to run the engine on the airframe), and it is hard at times not to work on other...
Forum: Alternative Engines 06-05-2019, 11:27 AM
Replies: 420
Views: 57,104
Posted By charosenz
John, Yes I should have noted that when the...

John,

Yes I should have noted that when the final lay out of the pipes is completed all elbow will be band-clamped on the aluminum tubes and there will be cushion clamps used to secure the pipe...
Forum: Alternative Engines 06-05-2019, 11:19 AM
Replies: 420
Views: 57,104
Posted By charosenz
Dan, Thanks for sharing the link. I did not...

Dan, Thanks for sharing the link. I did not have good luck with that tool for this tube. I suspect it may work better on thinner walled tube. But it is good to have in your toolbox.

Charlie
Forum: Alternative Engines 06-04-2019, 09:56 PM
Replies: 420
Views: 57,104
Posted By charosenz
Charlie, Another way to skin the cat...

Charlie,

Another way to skin the cat so-to-speak; thanks for sharing.

Charlie
Forum: Alternative Engines 06-04-2019, 08:45 PM
Replies: 420
Views: 57,104
Posted By charosenz
coolant tubes roughed in

Now that I got my shipment of tubes and elbows, I roughed in the coolant tubes in a path that I think will work well for my set up. The aluminum tube is 1.25" OD 6061T6 that is 0.062" wall. The...
Forum: Alternative Engines 05-29-2019, 01:23 PM
Replies: 420
Views: 57,104
Posted By charosenz
Jeff, That is super helpful; just what I needed...

Jeff, That is super helpful; just what I needed to know. I did make the switch to the 4.9 bosch unit too, along with a PLX multi-gauge, which I like very much. I have this tied in to the SDS...
Forum: Alternative Engines 05-28-2019, 08:05 PM
Replies: 420
Views: 57,104
Posted By charosenz
O2 Sensors and leaded fuel

While I have used high octane unleaded fuel in my project, I know there will come a day when I am flying that I will occasionally have to use 100LL.

One downside is that leaded fuel will eventually...
Forum: Alternative Engines 05-28-2019, 07:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 505
Posted By charosenz
My guess is a bearing is not happy, and I (too)...

My guess is a bearing is not happy, and I (too) would not rule out another source like an alternator bearing.

One tool that has helped me locate the origin of sounds like this is a solid shaft...
Forum: Alternative Engines 05-17-2019, 12:21 PM
Replies: 420
Views: 57,104
Posted By charosenz
just checking in

folks,

In case anyone wonders why I have not posted in while, its only because I have been on vacation.

I am anxious to get back on the project but it will be several more days.

Charlie
Forum: Alternative Engines 05-04-2019, 05:54 PM
Replies: 420
Views: 57,104
Posted By charosenz
Update on Belly Scoop

Just an update. I made a little progress on the belly scoop. There are two pics below. One of the scoop from the side and one from the front. The odd blue color is just protective plastic...
Forum: Alternative Engines 04-25-2019, 09:59 PM
Replies: 420
Views: 57,104
Posted By charosenz
Good tip! I have the hand held flute version...

Good tip! I have the hand held flute version which works well for me for metal thinner than .063. If I had to do much bending to do I could justify the ones in the link real easy...... But I...
Forum: Alternative Engines 04-24-2019, 11:12 PM
Replies: 420
Views: 57,104
Posted By charosenz
Just a quite new pic on more of the angle...

Just a quite new pic on more of the angle aluminum supports that will eventually hold the side panels of the scoop.

For those who have built a sheet metal airframe like an RV you will know that you...
Forum: Propellers 04-23-2019, 10:38 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,519
Posted By charosenz
Bob, Thank you. I can see the two are hard to...

Bob, Thank you. I can see the two are hard to compare but for the sake of the discussion, I would be curious of the diameter of each?

Or to put this another way, how much shorter diameter could...
Forum: Propellers 04-22-2019, 09:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,519
Posted By charosenz
Doug, Thanks for sharing your numbers,...

Doug,

Thanks for sharing your numbers, especially the climb and cruise comparisons.

Charlie
Forum: Alternative Engines 04-14-2019, 11:25 PM
Replies: 420
Views: 57,104
Posted By charosenz
Thanks. Not nearly as beautifully as your hand...

Thanks. Not nearly as beautifully as your hand crafted scoop with everything perfectly faired in so nicely, but hey, I feel mine will work well. We shall see. I am anxious to make some...
Forum: Alternative Engines 04-14-2019, 11:17 PM
Replies: 420
Views: 57,104
Posted By charosenz
Thanks for the reply. I have read they are...

Thanks for the reply. I have read they are Gesipia rivets too but just not sure.
I prefer to get them from Vans..... The numbers you shared are fairly consistent with most pulled rivets. ...
Forum: Alternative Engines 04-13-2019, 10:36 PM
Replies: 420
Views: 57,104
Posted By charosenz
beginning of the belly scoop

I thought I would share some pics of the beginning of the fabrication of the belly scoop. It will be mostly 0.032 - 2024-T3 sheet aluminum. Something I am comfortable working with.

The angle...
Forum: Alternative Engines 04-12-2019, 10:43 AM
Replies: 420
Views: 57,104
Posted By charosenz
pulled rivets

As I venture towards the fabrication of the radiator belly scoop I am revisiting my supply of pulled rivets.

While driven rivets are certainly stronger, there are a wide variety of pulled rivets...
Forum: Alternative Engines 04-08-2019, 05:38 PM
Replies: 420
Views: 57,104
Posted By charosenz
Scott weird you mentioned that. The general...

Scott weird you mentioned that. The general concept ran through my mind but I had never done that or seen it done.

Thanks for sharing, I sure people will try it. I will.

Charlie
Forum: Alternative Engines 04-08-2019, 02:10 PM
Replies: 420
Views: 57,104
Posted By charosenz
Bob, Thanks for sharing. Your set up sounds...

Bob, Thanks for sharing. Your set up sounds better. If I would have had that thick of a piece that was long enough I would have done the same.

If you have a pic of that rounded edge feel free to...
Forum: Alternative Engines 04-07-2019, 09:08 PM
Replies: 420
Views: 57,104
Posted By charosenz
Sheetmetal break examples

Many of you will already know this and may have additional helpful hints to add, please do so...

As I begin to fabricate the aluminum sheet box (Belly scoop) for the radiator mount, I wanted to do...
Forum: Alternative Engines 04-06-2019, 10:50 PM
Replies: 420
Views: 57,104
Posted By charosenz
Rough in test fit of intercooler routes

I am doing some initial testing to try to find the best location for the intercooler. It is important to know that the intercooler orientationn as seen in this pic probably not going to end up as...
Forum: Alternative Engines 04-06-2019, 10:04 PM
Replies: 420
Views: 57,104
Posted By charosenz
Ross, Thank for checking that out and posting. ...

Ross,

Thank for checking that out and posting. I am convinced it is important to have an oil cooler if using a turbo.

Charlie
Forum: Alternative Engines 04-05-2019, 09:02 PM
Replies: 420
Views: 57,104
Posted By charosenz
Jim, Thanks. It is a labor of love for sure....

Jim,

Thanks. It is a labor of love for sure. Your signature line shows you have a lot of experience and my hat is off to you! Truthfully my day job really gets in the way but fortunately I retire...
Forum: Alternative Engines 04-03-2019, 08:57 PM
Replies: 420
Views: 57,104
Posted By charosenz
New TB mount

Attached is a pic of the new adapter I had made up that repositioned the TB so it will fill well in the cowl. There were several factors that caused me to chose this. One being the location of the...
Forum: Alternative Engines 04-01-2019, 06:28 PM
Replies: 420
Views: 57,104
Posted By charosenz
Comments even constructive critical ones have...

Comments even constructive critical ones have always been welcome. But there is no excuse for comments that are demeaning. To put this another way, most people can be constructive even in critque...
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