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Old 06-19-2019, 04:00 PM
Flandy10 Flandy10 is offline
 
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Departing IndyJet at KMQJ for home after Memorial Day weekend.
Ok, it is not a stunning newly painted plane photo, but it's my favorite so far.

And considering it looked like this...

for most of Feb. thru early May during this year's condition inspection, it sure felt good to be back in the air. It still hurts to look at this photo.

What happened? It was time to fix the following items.
1. improve oil cooler air flow
2. modify fuel cooler installation
3. fix left fuel tank wingwalk rivets that started weeping--- AGAIN.
4. improve lower right dynacup alignment
5. resized cowling inlets
6. improve fuel pressure at altitude with new high output pump

Results--

Oil temps are about 10F cooler in climb and cruise, but the CHTs also dropped about the same- didn't see that coming. The CHTs are already cooler than I want.

No weeping tank rivets and I was able to hang the engine- solo- in 15 minutes, so the alignment issue was greatly improved.

Also got in a trip to the factory's Experimental hangar in Mobile for a checkup.


They have the only compression check and borescope equipment for this engine right now. Clean bill of health!
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Old 06-19-2019, 04:36 PM
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I am so jealous of that engine.
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Old 06-19-2019, 06:06 PM
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That hangar looks as cool as the plane... almost.
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Old 06-19-2019, 06:13 PM
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Silly question, but what engine is that? As a diesel lover I am intrigued.
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Old 06-19-2019, 07:12 PM
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Prototype of CD230. Production engine will be CD265.
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Old 06-19-2019, 07:34 PM
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Yellow fan at a diesel shop. Luv it!
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Old 06-19-2019, 11:28 PM
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Thanks for the update! Did Continental happen to say when you'd be getting the production engine? When will it be available to the public? The plane is looking great.
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Old 06-21-2019, 06:26 PM
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Glad to see the engine running well. I'm very much looking forward to hearing if/when it becomes available. I know I'd pony up for it.
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Old 06-21-2019, 08:55 PM
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Thanks for the update Scott.
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Old 06-23-2019, 08:06 PM
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I believe the following to be accurate.

1/2018 to 1/2019

86.5 Hobbs hours

575 gallons purchased at $1946.27 avg $3.385/gallon

6.65 gph
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