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Old 07-07-2018, 11:16 PM
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Default 2000 Hrs!

N789PH just flipped over 2000 hrs on a flight from Minne to Duluth with my nephew. It has been a fun almost 12 years!

My setup:
- ECI Titan O-320
- MS Carb
- Emag/PMag
- Hartzell
- Mostly 91/92 mogas
- Mostly LOP
- Phillips 20W-50 XC since new

Just got done with the oil change:

- Filter and Screen were clean
- Compressions were 77,76,78,78

Here's your borescope valve porn:

Cylinder #1

Cylinder #2

Cylinder #3

Cylinder #4


Amateur Plane - RV-9A N789PH - 2100+ Hrs
Amateur Radio - KD0CVN
Doggies Delivered - 25+
St. Paul, MN

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Old 07-07-2018, 11:28 PM
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Looks really clean, likely due, in part, to the steady diet of mogas as well as the LOP ops. I wish I had easy access to mogas
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Old 07-08-2018, 12:35 AM
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Great job keeping that bird moving, obviously maintaining her well and the inspiration! Carry on...
RV 7 300 hours and counting
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Old 07-08-2018, 05:29 AM
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Great milestone Pete! Your compressions are better then mine

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Old 07-08-2018, 06:25 AM
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Thanks for the report Pete. We're tracking similarly, except, you're cleaner, faster, and fewer cylinder gyrations than we are.
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RV-9A N4822C flying 2000+hrs. / Cedar Park, TX
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Old 07-08-2018, 07:47 AM
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2,000, welcome to the upper echelon 2000 club. like your method of getting there too.
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RV6-A 5,000+ hrs, R-44 1,600 hrs, Helicycle 320 hrs, gyro sold,35,000 miles flown in 2015
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Old 07-08-2018, 09:15 AM
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Originally Posted by Vlad View Post
Great milestone Pete! Your compressions are better then mine
So Vlad, I think we're all curious... what's your hour meter up to these days? I'm a slacker, trailing along at 1500+ hrs...
John Bixby
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New Waverly, TX

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Old 07-08-2018, 10:49 AM
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Good stuff and a great example that LOP works.

Ross Farnham, Calgary, Alberta
Turbo Subaru EJ22, SDS EFI, Marcotte M-300, IVO, RV6A C-GVZX flying from CYBW since 2003- 427.8 hrs. on the Hobbs,
RV10 95% built- Sold 2016

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Old 07-08-2018, 02:18 PM
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Default very nice

good to see an example of getting good use out of your airplane!!!
RV-4 715hr Sold
RV-10 "School Bus" - +1500hr counting
Fisher Classic Cassler Power VW sold
RV-10 N7631T 820hr Sold
RV-8 700+hrs
Carbon Cub 200 hr Sold
One-Off Super Cub 100 hr
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Old 07-16-2018, 10:01 PM
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Default borescope

What borescope are you using Pete?
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