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No flight report, but....

Jay Scheevel
 

I keep finding ways to increase my time spare spent working on my plane.

For example, I thought I would give everything under the cowl a good going over last weekend, then go fly. I tightened up a bunch of hose clamps (got lots of those), checked my throttle linkage and magneto connections, saw an o-ring that had worked its way out on the starter housing, so pushed that back in place and tightened the AN-3 housing bolts down on that...SNAP... twisted one bolt off!. Got the EZ-out kit out (why do they call them that anyway?). drilled a very small hole in the 3/16" chunk left in the hole housing....(of course they used a thread locker on that)... worked the EZ-out into the hole and gently twist to remove the remaining bolt...SNAP!...broke off the EZ-out, removed the starter housing from the engine, and took it home to my shop with some diamond mills and milled out the EZ-out and most of the bolt end, started chasing the threads with a tap, twisting the tap by hand...SNAP!...twisted off the tap, more diamond milling, finally, got a workable hole, bought another tap, drilled out the hole, successfully tapped a new hole, put the starter back together. Mission successful...wasted 3 days of Coronavirus isolation time, just getting back to where I was last Saturday.

Sorry no flight report, but a cautionary tale that when using those hardened steel tools: they flex a little, but they snap off easier than you think they will and the consequences get worse each time they do.

Cheers,
Jay

-----Original Message-----
From: main@Q-List.groups.io <main@Q-List.groups.io> On Behalf Of Bruce Crain
Sent: Tuesday, March 31, 2020 11:47 AM
To: main@q-list.groups.io
Subject: Re: [Q-List] Cowl Exit

Something every day Richard. Even if you just tidy up or move tools around. It keeps you moving ahead.
B
On Mar 31, 2020, at 3:39 AM, Richard Thomson <richard@...> wrote:

Thanks Bruce, now I see, only problem is I need to make a new gear leg fairing first .

More isolationist activities to do.

Rich T


On 30/03/2020 22:05, Bruce Crain wrote:
Here is a good picture of how I mounted the red baffling material.

Airventure is only 4 months away! Makes for a great reason to work hard and get em dome! Also Spring Fling and Field Of Dreams are two other great “get away” parties!

Bruce Crain



Re: Cowl Exit

Bruce Crain
 

Something every day Richard. Even if you just tidy up or move tools around. It keeps you moving ahead.
B

On Mar 31, 2020, at 3:39 AM, Richard Thomson <richard@...> wrote:

Thanks Bruce, now I see, only problem is I need to make a new gear leg fairing first .

More isolationist activities to do.

Rich T


On 30/03/2020 22:05, Bruce Crain wrote:
Here is a good picture of how I mounted the red baffling material.

Airventure is only 4 months away! Makes for a great reason to work hard and get em dome! Also Spring Fling and Field Of Dreams are two other great “get away” parties!

Bruce Crain



Re: Cowl Exit

Bruce Crain
 

Yeah it’s kind of obvious looking at the inside isn’t it Jay? 😄.  That might know me out of 1st place at Airventure!  😉
With this quarantine I am getting lots of mostly cosmetic touch ups done and engine seeps etc!
So I am thankful and blessed in spite of it all.  ❤️
Bruce 


On Mar 30, 2020, at 7:54 PM, Jay Scheevel <jay@...> wrote:


Love it, Bruce. you used my favorite method of duct tape mold making!

Cheers,
Jay

Sent from my Verizon Wireless 4G LTE DROID


Bruce Crain <jcrain2@...> wrote:

Here is a good picture of how I mounted the red baffling material.

Airventure is only 4 months away!  Makes for a great reason to work hard and get em dome!  Also Spring Fling and Field Of Dreams are two other great “get away” parties!

Bruce Crain



Re: Cowl Exit

Richard Thomson
 

Thanks Bruce,  now I see, only problem is I need to make a new gear leg fairing first .

More isolationist activities to do.

Rich T

On 30/03/2020 22:05, Bruce Crain wrote:
Here is a good picture of how I mounted the red baffling material.

Airventure is only 4 months away! Makes for a great reason to work hard and get em dome! Also Spring Fling and Field Of Dreams are two other great “get away” parties!

Bruce Crain

Re: Cowl Exit

Jay Scheevel
 

Love it, Bruce. you used my favorite method of duct tape mold making!

Cheers,
Jay

Sent from my Verizon Wireless 4G LTE DROID


Bruce Crain <jcrain2@...> wrote:

Here is a good picture of how I mounted the red baffling material.

Airventure is only 4 months away!  Makes for a great reason to work hard and get em dome!  Also Spring Fling and Field Of Dreams are two other great “get away” parties!

Bruce Crain



Re: Cowl exit mods

Martin Skiby
 

Looks Great Bruce


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From: "Bruce Crain"
To: main@q-list.groups.io
Cc:
Sent: Monday March 30 2020 2:02:20PM
Subject: [Q-List] Cowl exit mods

I finished filling primer and paint on my new cowl mod today. As you can see it dips down a bit more and at the aft end it flips down more. Also the red baffling material slopes down and wraps the gear leg so that none of the high pressure under the cowl can push up into the exit. The cht’s are a good 35 to 45 degrees cooler. The oil is much cooler also but I don’t have a good way to evaluate that number. I heard Mike Busch say at Oshkosh “there is no such thing as to cool with reference to cylinder Temps”!




Cowl Exit

Bruce Crain
 

Here is a good picture of how I mounted the red baffling material.

Airventure is only 4 months away! Makes for a great reason to work hard and get em dome! Also Spring Fling and Field Of Dreams are two other great “get away” parties!

Bruce Crain

Cowl exit mods

Bruce Crain
 

I finished filling primer and paint on my new cowl mod today. As you can see it dips down a bit more and at the aft end it flips down more. Also the red baffling material slopes down and wraps the gear leg so that none of the high pressure under the cowl can push up into the exit. The cht’s are a good 35 to 45 degrees cooler. The oil is much cooler also but I don’t have a good way to evaluate that number. I heard Mike Busch say at Oshkosh “there is no such thing as to cool with reference to cylinder Temps”!

Re: Cowl exit

Richard Thomson
 

Thanks Bruce,

    Though still not too easy to make out, a sketch may be better. :-)

    Rich T.

On 28/03/2020 13:28, Bruce Crain wrote:

Here you go Richard. When I finish painting it I will get a better picture. Maybe of both the old one and the new. If you magnify the pic and look at the dark area under the aft part of the cowl you can get an idea. At least for my TriQ the restricting part of the engine has been at the exit end of the cowl. That bladder blanks a lot of the area.

Bruce Crain

Re: From EAA HQ - just in case you haven't seen it yet.

Bruce Crain
 

"STAND BY TA STAND BY"!


---------- Original Message ----------
From: "Sam Hoskins" <sam.hoskins@...>
To: main@Q-List.groups.io
Subject: [Q-List] From EAA HQ - just in case you haven't seen it yet.
Date: Sat, 28 Mar 2020 07:33:07 -0700

"Currently our timetable for our next major decision point is not until May."
 

https://eaa.org/airventure/eaa-airventure-news-and-multimedia/eaa-airventure-news/eaa-airventure-oshkosh/03-26-2020-Looking-Ahead-to-AirVenture-2020?mkt_tok=eyJpIjoiT1dRNE4yRXhNVGRoWkdNMyIsInQiOiJ2QnBibmxCM1c1TDllQ3RrQlVKbDBkMzR5VVpTWXdGMllZWFVzdWsybnJzenRrR3d4Vm5MQTdPbzNuNkxtdFBhb1lqbGJtaUJVbjFtRGJ4enRiRnFIcFYyVklCcmZCUlFld2JEWWFndEdJWTcrWDQ4ME92ZlwvMkxDdnhRMGFGb0IifQ%3D%3D

Re: From EAA HQ - just in case you haven't seen it yet.

Rodney Herzig
 

Thanks for the update Sam👍


From EAA HQ - just in case you haven't seen it yet.

Sam Hoskins
 

Cowl exit

Bruce Crain
 

Here you go Richard. When I finish painting it I will get a better picture. Maybe of both the old one and the new. If you magnify the pic and look at the dark area under the aft part of the cowl you can get an idea. At least for my TriQ the restricting part of the engine has been at the exit end of the cowl. That bladder blanks a lot of the area.

Bruce Crain

Re: Cowl Exit Augmentation

Richard Thomson
 

Hi Bruce,

That sounds interesting, can you put some pictures up of it installed, when you do it, it will help me understand how it works ?

Rich T

On 28/03/2020 00:06, Bruce Crain wrote:
I am finally finishing my cowl exit augmenter so I wanted to touch on a couple of things about it.
The fiberglass part in this picture lowers the exit below where the original hung. It not only opens it up at the aft end it also lowers it below the oil bladder which obstructs the outflow quite a bit.
The other picture with the orange baffling material is a big help also. All of this helps the TriQ family as the nose gear descends through the bottom of the cowling. The opening for the gear leg lets a lot of high pressure come into the cowl blocking the exit air. Having flown the original and this retro-fit I can tell you it lowers my cylinder head temps and especially my oil temps.
Just sayin’
Bruce Crain
Working for Spring Fling, Oshkosh, Field of Dreams and where ever Honey wants to go! Get em done and maintained and enjoyed!

Cowl Exit Augmentation

Bruce Crain
 

I am finally finishing my cowl exit augmenter so I wanted to touch on a couple of things about it.
The fiberglass part in this picture lowers the exit below where the original hung. It not only opens it up at the aft end it also lowers it below the oil bladder which obstructs the outflow quite a bit.
The other picture with the orange baffling material is a big help also. All of this helps the TriQ family as the nose gear descends through the bottom of the cowling. The opening for the gear leg lets a lot of high pressure come into the cowl blocking the exit air. Having flown the original and this retro-fit I can tell you it lowers my cylinder head temps and especially my oil temps.
Just sayin’
Bruce Crain
Working for Spring Fling, Oshkosh, Field of Dreams and where ever Honey wants to go! Get em done and maintained and enjoyed!

Re: Oil leak - Cylinder Base

Jay Scheevel
 

Congrats on getting your leak controlled, Bruce!

 

Cheers,

Jay

 

From: main@Q-List.groups.io <main@Q-List.groups.io> On Behalf Of Bruce Crain
Sent: Thursday, March 26, 2020 4:59 PM
To: main@Q-List.groups.io
Subject: Re: [Q-List] Oil leak - Cylinder Base

 

After pulling the number 4  cylinder and putting o rings on the front two through bolts I tested it out today.  After the 1st flight the leak was worse!!  I pulled it back into the hanger and pulled the cowling. 

 

The leak was coming from the #4 cylinder!  Piffle!!  But I did notice it was coming from the rocker box cover.  I had reused the silicone gasket and knew that was probably the culprit!  So I pulled the rocker cover and could see a small chunk out of the gasket.  I located the chunk in the tin bucket underneath to catch the oil so I knew it wasn't in the crank case.  I put a  new silicone rocker cover gasket on it and flew it again for about  3 tenth of an hour.  When I looked under the fuz there was not any oil showing!!!!  After all these years I finally have a DRY BELLY!

 

Kevin Boddecker I am still working towards your Spring Fling and this is the biggest fix that needed to be done.  I am also working on a couple of other cosmetics things plus I will continue to up date on my sparrow strainer stall.  I am thinking I need to re-position the zig zag tape further back on the apex of the strainer to see if that works differently.  Will let you know when I get a chance to test that.

 

 Great day to fly!  Not much wind and 68 degrees!

 

What a great airplane!

Bruce Crain 

N96BJ  

 

Re: Oil leak - Cylinder Base

Bruce Crain
 

After pulling the number 4  cylinder and putting o rings on the front two through bolts I tested it out today.  After the 1st flight the leak was worse!!  I pulled it back into the hanger and pulled the cowling. 
 
The leak was coming from the #4 cylinder!  Piffle!!  But I did notice it was coming from the rocker box cover.  I had reused the silicone gasket and knew that was probably the culprit!  So I pulled the rocker cover and could see a small chunk out of the gasket.  I located the chunk in the tin bucket underneath to catch the oil so I knew it wasn't in the crank case.  I put a  new silicone rocker cover gasket on it and flew it again for about  3 tenth of an hour.  When I looked under the fuz there was not any oil showing!!!!  After all these years I finally have a DRY BELLY!
 
Kevin Boddecker I am still working towards your Spring Fling and this is the biggest fix that needed to be done.  I am also working on a couple of other cosmetics things plus I will continue to up date on my sparrow strainer stall.  I am thinking I need to re-position the zig zag tape further back on the apex of the strainer to see if that works differently.  Will let you know when I get a chance to test that.
 
 Great day to fly!  Not much wind and 68 degrees!
 
What a great airplane!
Bruce Crain 
N96BJ  
 

Re: Brakes

Jim Patillo
 

That would be my guess as well.
Jim

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From: main@Q-List.groups.io <main@Q-List.groups.io> on behalf of Corbin via Groups.Io <c_geiser@...>
Sent: Thursday, March 26, 2020 3:59:13 PM
To: main@Q-List.groups.io <main@Q-List.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [Q-List] Brakes
 
Thanks Jim!  No, I don't have the original plans. This started happening a few months ago and I only noticed that it was catching the tire when I would pull the plane backwards.  Going forward, it seemed fine but now it seems to be rubbing either direction so I assume Martin is right and I got the spacer washers back incorrectly.

Corbin 

On March 26, 2020 at 5:42 PM, Jim Patillo <Logistics_engineering@...> wrote:

Corbin,

This is the LaRue Mod on my plane. The entire Airheart assembly floats so the pucks stay centered on the disc. Yours appears to be stock. Meaning that the Airheart assembly is fixed. Do you have the original QAC plans for that set up? Those plans will show the required spacing.

Did this problem just happen?
Jim
N46JP - Q200





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Corbin 
N33QR

Re: Brakes

Corbin
 

Thanks Jim!  No, I don't have the original plans. This started happening a few months ago and I only noticed that it was catching the tire when I would pull the plane backwards.  Going forward, it seemed fine but now it seems to be rubbing either direction so I assume Martin is right and I got the spacer washers back incorrectly.

Corbin 

On March 26, 2020 at 5:42 PM, Jim Patillo <Logistics_engineering@...> wrote:

Corbin,

This is the LaRue Mod on my plane. The entire Airheart assembly floats so the pucks stay centered on the disc. Yours appears to be stock. Meaning that the Airheart assembly is fixed. Do you have the original QAC plans for that set up? Those plans will show the required spacing.

Did this problem just happen?
Jim
N46JP - Q200





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Corbin 
N33QR

Brakes

Jim Patillo
 

Corbin,

This is the LaRue Mod on my plane. The entire Airheart assembly floats so the pucks stay centered on the disc. Yours appears to be stock. Meaning that the Airheart assembly is fixed. Do you have the original QAC plans for that set up? Those plans will show the required spacing.

Did this problem just happen?
Jim
N46JP - Q200