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Old 07-23-2019, 08:12 PM
pgtuck pgtuck is offline
Join Date: May 2019
Location: Keller TX
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Default 6A cowling vents

Looking for input on installing louvered air vents in engine cowling. My i0-360 just gets too hot in the Texas heat. Any recommendations on placement and, type of vents would be greatly appreciated. Pictures would be fantastic. Thanks in advance.
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Old 07-23-2019, 08:26 PM
dreed dreed is offline
Join Date: Nov 2016
Location: Camas, WA
Posts: 217

hey there-Vans has some great (and dirt cheap) louvers with instructions.

If you want a possibly more slick solution take a look at the Antisplat electric cowl flap. Great product, people and support


Dan Reed
Camas, WA
RV-7A - Slider in progress - N167DR (reserved)
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Old 07-25-2019, 06:24 AM
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RONSIM RONSIM is offline
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Location: Largo, FL
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Default Louvers were installed on my -6A when engine was

switched from O320 to (I)O360---have never had issue with any of the temps, even in worst FL summers--- looks like the Van's offering is the best deal. Friend of mine is ordering them for his -7A to help lower CHTs a bit.

RV-10 Co-built, maintained, flown (sold)
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RV-6A Bought and Flying (N177RV), upgrades $$$
IO360, 180HP/CS, AFS 5600T, D10A, G650, G430, G327, ADS-B, VIZ385 AP
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