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Forum: Alternative Engines 02-12-2019, 11:18 AM
Replies: 270
Views: 32,785
Posted By charosenz
Turbo remount

I decided to "flip" the turbo to fit inside the cowling better. I thought I would share this because some people may not know that the center section commonly calls the CHRA (center housing rotating...
Forum: Alternative Engines 02-12-2019, 11:00 AM
Replies: 270
Views: 32,785
Posted By charosenz
Thank you for sharing your results. I am still...

Thank you for sharing your results. I am still undecided on using it. It would have some advantages to have a valve in the heater core bypass, but I am also a fan of keeping it simple and not...
Forum: Alternative Engines 02-10-2019, 11:03 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 32,785
Posted By charosenz
test fit with cowling

Here are two pics from the first fit of the engine in the cowling. The tough part for me was fitting this set up in a cowling that I made for a different engine. But, the good news is that it...
Forum: Alternative Engines 02-08-2019, 10:47 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 32,785
Posted By charosenz
Otis, welcome to the thread, and thank you for...

Otis, welcome to the thread, and thank you for the kind words.

Your question is a good one and yet it is also one that if I am not careful, will cause this thread to spin out of control over the...
Forum: Alternative Engines 02-08-2019, 10:38 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 32,785
Posted By charosenz
The heater core issue is a bit down the road for...

The heater core issue is a bit down the road for me but I do want to think it through and that helps. This engine actually has two bypass loops. I plan to put a heater core in one and duct the exit...
Forum: Alternative Engines 02-08-2019, 09:48 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 32,785
Posted By charosenz
Another aspect I am considering is the use of a...

Another aspect I am considering is the use of a manual valve in the bypass loop, or the heater core loop.

They look like this.

http://www.halie.com/oWg.jpg

Ross, do you or anyone out there have...
Forum: Alternative Engines 02-08-2019, 09:23 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 32,785
Posted By charosenz
Ross, Thanks for the quick response. Yes, I do...

Ross,

Thanks for the quick response. Yes, I do understand that the scoop structure also plays a role in supporting the radiator.

I also understand that the importance of channeling the air in...
Forum: Alternative Engines 02-08-2019, 02:05 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 32,785
Posted By charosenz
radiator process

Update:

I am beginning the radiator phase. As I have often done, I am going to take advantage of what others before me have done, and for me this means copying what Ross at SDS did on his RV6A. ...
Forum: Alternative Engines 02-05-2019, 11:03 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 32,785
Posted By charosenz
I did ask Jan at Viking on a Zenith forum asking...

I did ask Jan at Viking on a Zenith forum asking why the disc was cut and Jan replied ...

"Viking only use the OEM part and modify it according to the torsional damping required by a particular...
Forum: Alternative Engines 01-30-2019, 09:45 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 32,785
Posted By charosenz
Fellas, just for the record I have been off the...

Fellas, just for the record I have been off the grid for a few days out of state. The TV discussion is interesting and important, and I am sure many will enjoy reading about it.

My main goal...
Forum: Alternative Engines 01-27-2019, 10:02 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 32,785
Posted By charosenz
My goal in starting this thread, here on VAF, was...

My goal in starting this thread, here on VAF, was to share with others what I doing. To share my what went right what went wrong, and generally keep up with posting updates on the propgress.

I have...
Forum: Alternative Engines 01-26-2019, 11:29 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 32,785
Posted By charosenz
Not your responsibility. For the sake of...

Not your responsibility.

For the sake of everyone who enjoys reading about the project please keep it mechanical and - please - avoid not so much personal stuff.

Thank you.

Charlie
Forum: Alternative Engines 01-26-2019, 10:20 AM
Replies: 270
Views: 32,785
Posted By charosenz
To strive for information and knowledge we should...

To strive for information and knowledge we should all look for successes, and failures and learned as much as we can from all sides.

There is only one side here, and it is yours. This is all written...
Forum: Alternative Engines 01-26-2019, 01:22 AM
Replies: 270
Views: 32,785
Posted By charosenz
Ross I appreciate that you are respectful of...

Ross
I appreciate that you are respectful of others even when you disagree and you offer constructive criticsm that is not offensive. Then you end it with genuine hope for success and safety. Well...
Forum: Alternative Engines 01-25-2019, 09:57 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 32,785
Posted By charosenz
I think it is a very good idea for people to test...

I think it is a very good idea for people to test their powerplant set ups to learn where the troubling harmonics are. It is great if the operational frequency can be found low enough in the RPM to...
Forum: Alternative Engines 01-25-2019, 07:24 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 32,785
Posted By charosenz
This topic reminds me of one of the leaseback...

This topic reminds me of one of the leaseback planes I used to rent. May be a C177RG??? Not sure. But I do remember it was plarcarded with a warning not to stay in a certain RPM range. There...
Forum: Alternative Engines 01-25-2019, 07:04 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 32,785
Posted By charosenz
Tom. In order to use the bolt pattern of the...

Tom.

In order to use the bolt pattern of the viking gearbox, I did add a 1/2" steel plate that allowed to capture transmission bolt sockets as well as bolts from the gearbox.

I cannot see a...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-25-2019, 12:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,114
Posted By charosenz
Talking My book is from the spring of 1997. I suspect...

My book is from the spring of 1997. I suspect that it may be just a tad out of date....
Forum: Alternative Engines 01-24-2019, 11:25 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 32,785
Posted By charosenz
Ross, I will ask Jan about testing he has done...

Ross, I will ask Jan about testing he has done that prompted him to cut the disc. I agree, it seems counter intuitive at best. Like Dan said, it certainly goes against what SGF designed. That...
Forum: Alternative Engines 01-24-2019, 09:40 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 32,785
Posted By charosenz
Welcome to the party. It is a good group, IMHO,...

Welcome to the party. It is a good group, IMHO, who are willing to ask questions, offer advice and respectfully debate the merits of the project. There are many encouraging words of support as...
Forum: Alternative Engines 01-24-2019, 09:39 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 32,785
Posted By charosenz
I am not familiar with any failures, or even...

I am not familiar with any failures, or even problems with the flex discs. Ross, please post here what you have heard. It would be of interest to me and I am sure others.

I am pretty active on...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-24-2019, 12:19 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,496
Posted By charosenz
Thank you for sharing that catalog link. Charlie

Thank you for sharing that catalog link.

Charlie
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-23-2019, 11:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,114
Posted By charosenz
I am planning to have two batteries as Carl...

I am planning to have two batteries as Carl mentioned.

If someone has a tried and true battery isolator solution, I would appreicate hearing about it. (My apologies if this a bit too off topic, I...
Forum: Alternative Engines 01-23-2019, 09:30 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 32,785
Posted By charosenz
Johns post is correct. But just to clarify,...

Johns post is correct. But just to clarify, individuals are not cutting these up in the field. The ones that Viking sells is sectioned, as John describes. As always it is up to the individuals...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 01-23-2019, 12:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,679
Posted By charosenz
Ross, Thank you for all your support to the...

Ross,

Thank you for all your support to the Experimental side of aviation. There are just too many folks out there who lack guts or are too greedy to put their products out there at reasonable...
Forum: Alternative Engines 01-23-2019, 12:26 AM
Replies: 270
Views: 32,785
Posted By charosenz
I promised that I would get some pics out on the...

I promised that I would get some pics out on the new "Turbo" PSRU. I have not installed it yet. I have been too busy welding on the mount. But the mount is done and I got some time on the new...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 01-21-2019, 02:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,477
Posted By charosenz
Ross, Got it thanks. Charlie

Ross,

Got it thanks.

Charlie
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 01-21-2019, 11:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,477
Posted By charosenz
Good discussion. So my take from reading...

Good discussion.

So my take from reading this and other discussions is that I am leaning towards, a 6-10u micron filter after the pump but inside the cab in the tunnel.
It took a while but I...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 01-21-2019, 11:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 477
Posted By charosenz
Great thread, also, Paul thanks for sharing the...

Great thread, also, Paul thanks for sharing the picture, looks very nice.

The comments from people who have worked through this and related issues and are willing to post comments and pictures are...
Forum: Alternative Engines 01-20-2019, 12:03 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 32,785
Posted By charosenz
Tom, There are aspects of many other engines...

Tom,

There are aspects of many other engines that I do like. The Subes are great engines. There is a lot of success with them out there, just look at SDSEFI page and you can see lots of them...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-18-2019, 12:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 773
Posted By charosenz
I am interested as well. I am building an older...

I am interested as well. I am building an older -6A and I am not familiar with the AFP pump. I am going to take advantage of Tom's offer, but it really would be helpful if someone could post...
Forum: Alternative Engines 01-17-2019, 10:57 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 32,785
Posted By charosenz
Tom, Some people are mechanically inclined, some...

Tom,

Some people are mechanically inclined, some are not. And building an experimental airplane is certainly not for someone who does not like to work with their hands and build things. Some are...
Forum: Alternative Engines 01-16-2019, 10:04 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 32,785
Posted By charosenz
Tom, This one shows the internal oil separating...

Tom,


This one shows the internal oil separating channels that are normally covered with a plate...

http://www.halie.com/scale/10/oWl.jpg

Charlie
Forum: Alternative Engines 01-16-2019, 09:58 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 32,785
Posted By charosenz
Tom, I did look back for the early pics and...

Tom,

I did look back for the early pics and found these two, not sure what you are looking for but this is about as early as it gets....

Here it the weight of the longblock- including the starter...
Forum: Alternative Engines 01-15-2019, 09:06 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 32,785
Posted By charosenz
Dan, No, it was 100% functional and from...

Dan,

No, it was 100% functional and from everything I could tell it was in very good shape. But he recommended the HD version since I was planning on using a turbo engine and it just made sense to...
Forum: Alternative Engines 01-14-2019, 10:55 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 32,785
Posted By charosenz
Tom Viking offered me the HD PSRU for $1000 plus...

Tom

Viking offered me the HD PSRU for $1000 plus a return on my old unit. I thought this was fair so I jumped on it.

I know I paid extra for the 3 prong flange that bolts on the crank but I...
Forum: Alternative Engines 01-13-2019, 07:47 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 32,785
Posted By charosenz
Ross, Yeah, it's not the most powerful engine,...

Ross,

Yeah, it's not the most powerful engine, nor the lightest, but "bang for the buck" it has a lot going for it. Especially knowing it is entering its 12 year in production, that in itself is...
Forum: Alternative Engines 01-13-2019, 11:47 AM
Replies: 270
Views: 32,785
Posted By charosenz
How much does it weight ?

One of the questions, I get asked the most is "How much does it weigh"?

While having so much fun with the mount I took the time to weigh the engine "as is". Some of you who have been following...
Forum: Alternative Engines 01-13-2019, 11:15 AM
Replies: 270
Views: 32,785
Posted By charosenz
Talking Dan, Ross, Thanks for the comments. For the...

Dan, Ross,

Thanks for the comments.

For the sake of the natives I'll do it. It will be easy to add.

For all the fun we are having with this topic, IMHO it is not completely accurate to say...
Forum: Alternative Engines 01-13-2019, 12:24 AM
Replies: 270
Views: 32,785
Posted By charosenz
New mount lower support members

Well I actually got time in the shop to day to add those A-G, B-H members.

Here is a pic. I know this will be obvious to many, but if you are new to the thread, I was encouraged to add the...
Forum: Alternative Engines 01-13-2019, 12:20 AM
Replies: 270
Views: 32,785
Posted By charosenz
Bill Sounds like a great project, I bet it was...

Bill

Sounds like a great project, I bet it was super fun! Thanks for sharing .
Forum: Alternative Engines 01-11-2019, 09:29 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 32,785
Posted By charosenz
I think we have kicked this can (lower mount...

I think we have kicked this can (lower mount support topic) down the road far enough that out of respect to those who want to keep up with my project I say we move on to some updates on the project....
Forum: Alternative Engines 01-11-2019, 07:06 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 32,785
Posted By charosenz
Carl, Great tip, thanks. Charlie (I miss...

Carl,

Great tip, thanks.

Charlie

(I miss Arlingtons "hay-days of the 80's!)
Forum: Alternative Engines 01-11-2019, 05:22 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 32,785
Posted By charosenz
Here is a better view of the lower section of the...

Here is a better view of the lower section of the mount. There has been some reference and diagrams to the the "A" and "B" points and I thought it would be good to see it from a better view. ...
Forum: Alternative Engines 01-10-2019, 10:02 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 32,785
Posted By charosenz
To all, As far as the A-B, A-G, B-H goes I am...

To all,

As far as the A-B, A-G, B-H goes I am still studying the issue. I hope to get some time on the project this weekend.

I also need to get out some better pics so people can get a...
Forum: Alternative Engines 01-10-2019, 09:43 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 32,785
Posted By charosenz
Ross, Thanks for the offer on the hall effect,...

Ross,

Thanks for the offer on the hall effect, but there is no need to relocate it.
Forum: Alternative Engines 01-10-2019, 09:03 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 32,785
Posted By charosenz
Scott, Thanks for posting. The pic that is...

Scott,

Thanks for posting. The pic that is referenced the most was of the mount as it was being built was not the final product.

I will post some new pics with the additional support members...
Forum: Alternative Engines 01-09-2019, 10:20 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 32,785
Posted By charosenz
Super, I will try that hope it works. Thank...

Super, I will try that hope it works.

Thank you.

Charlie
Forum: Alternative Engines 01-09-2019, 09:11 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 32,785
Posted By charosenz
I will tackle several things in this one post. ...

I will tackle several things in this one post.

1) My new welder should be here by next weekend. Yes it was a fun discussion with my wonderful wife.

2) Thanks Tomcat, some of the lower part of...
Forum: Alternative Engines 01-07-2019, 12:07 AM
Replies: 270
Views: 32,785
Posted By charosenz
Thank you for your kind words and encouragement. ...

Thank you for your kind words and encouragement. I think a lot of people (especially me) benefit from people who are willing to share ideas and lessons learned.

While I don't always agree with what...
Forum: Alternative Engines 01-06-2019, 10:10 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 32,785
Posted By charosenz
......and wouldn't you know today would be the...

......and wouldn't you know today would be the day my tig welder seems to have died. Ugh!

Would one of you please call my wife and explain to her why I really need a new one, because I sure...
Forum: Alternative Engines 01-06-2019, 12:56 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 32,785
Posted By charosenz
Dan, I appreciate the time you (and others) took...

Dan,

I appreciate the time you (and others) took to dig in to this and offer help.

The pic you were using was of the mount before it was finished. (I actually did not remember post it.)

I have...
Forum: Alternative Engines 01-05-2019, 01:28 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 32,785
Posted By charosenz
Bill, Thanks. If you have Ken's contact info...

Bill,

Thanks. If you have Ken's contact info please PM me.

I am never closed minded to folks especially ones who are real "been there done that" people.

I have a few contacts who I respect...
Forum: Alternative Engines 01-04-2019, 09:39 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 32,785
Posted By charosenz
Tom, Thank you for your kind words. There are...

Tom,

Thank you for your kind words. There are many many folks lurking on this thread. I see you have built a Savannagh. Great airplane. As far as Honda diesel goes, I do not know much...
Forum: Alternative Engines 01-04-2019, 09:23 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 32,785
Posted By charosenz
Dan, I am certainly open to that. If you or...

Dan,

I am certainly open to that. If you or others have recommendations for an engineer feel free to share that.

Another option is to test it to failure....

Charlie
Forum: Alternative Engines 01-03-2019, 09:38 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 32,785
Posted By charosenz
Glad to hear a few folks are following the...

Glad to hear a few folks are following the project. It gives me some encouragement to do the posts.

As far as weight and balance goes, I don't have the numbers yet to really make an informed...
Forum: Alternative Engines 12-30-2018, 05:29 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 32,785
Posted By charosenz
New custom mount installed

I tig welded the new mount and now have it installed on the RV6A. Most of the components have been removed during the move from the engine stand to the airframe.

There are 2 pics below.

This link...
Forum: Alternative Engines 12-08-2018, 12:22 AM
Replies: 270
Views: 32,785
Posted By charosenz
Engine Mount continued

I am going to attach a few photos of the engine mount process.

The one below is of the mount being rough fitted to my RV6A airframe. The mount is only tackwelded and the top cross pieces are...
Forum: Alternative Engines 12-08-2018, 12:01 AM
Replies: 270
Views: 32,785
Posted By charosenz
Ross, Yes the R18 actually as the same thing and...

Ross,

Yes the R18 actually as the same thing and like you said I suspect all modern engines have this. In fact the R18 has two separate loops and both enter the suctions side of the T-stat housing...
Forum: Alternative Engines 12-06-2018, 08:26 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 32,785
Posted By charosenz
Ross, yes, what you describe is exactly how the...

Ross, yes, what you describe is exactly how the R18 Honda engine I am using is set up.

The only part that threw me was when you wrote that.. "the heater core is in the thermostat loop". But I...
Forum: Alternative Engines 12-05-2018, 09:58 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 32,785
Posted By charosenz
Ross, This really proves the design is...

Ross,

This really proves the design is certainly more than sufficient.

To clarify.....you said the heater core is in the thermostat loop...but then said the thermostat does not have control...
Forum: Alternative Engines 12-04-2018, 11:06 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 32,785
Posted By charosenz
Ross, Your last post detailing the specs on your...

Ross,

Your last post detailing the specs on your radiator/ducting set up is invaluable to those of us who venture down the water-cooled engine installation journey, thank you!

I know you live near...
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