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Old 09-28-2017, 12:44 PM
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Here is a shot of the fastener free oil door! Try to figure out how that works!

https://photos.smugmug.com/My-First-...MG_6427-X3.jpg
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Old 09-28-2017, 02:29 PM
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Epoxied shut?
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Old 09-28-2017, 02:58 PM
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Here is a shot of the fastener free oil door! Try to figure out how that works!

https://photos.smugmug.com/My-First-...MG_6427-X3.jpg
Nice. BTW, here is your picture, scaled to Large size:

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Old 09-28-2017, 02:58 PM
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Magnet hold and release?
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Old 09-28-2017, 03:07 PM
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Reach in through the air inlet and pull a wire out of a piano hinge?
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Old 09-28-2017, 03:12 PM
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Internal latch with remote release lever? Or a well trained gremlin sitting in compartment holding it shut...
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Old 09-28-2017, 03:25 PM
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Works off oil pressure, when engine stops due to no oil the door opens to let you know you need to add some.
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Old 09-28-2017, 03:34 PM
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Stewart had the answer. It is a piano hinge with a wire that you pull from the front inlet. A fun little project that has nice clean lines.
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Old 10-01-2017, 11:57 AM
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Stewart had the answer. It is a piano hinge with a wire that you pull from the front inlet. A fun little project that has nice clean lines.
Looks nice Tom. Now that you're flying, does this method keep the oil door perfectly flush to the cowl in flight? On my -8A I installed a flush push-button type latch which was easy to use and looked nice, but in flight the door would bulge out a bit due to the differential pressure. Not a real problem but it annoyed me nonetheless. One benefit to Vans stock method is that the two 'wingnut' camlocks securely fasten the corners of the oil door and keep it more tightly shut in flight, but doesn't look as nice as a flush assembly...
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Old 10-01-2017, 01:33 PM
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Stewart had the answer. It is a piano hinge with a wire that you pull from the front inlet. A fun little project that has nice clean lines.
It would be great to see some pics from the "business" side.

I've just installed my oil door with a pair of hartwell latches, and I can't say I'm really delighted with it - seems like a heck of a lot of hardware to keep a little door closed.

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