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Old 04-15-2021, 03:45 PM
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Not anywhere near as bad as I thought it would be. By myself. I've swapped a few engines in cars so I applied a few tricks.
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Old 04-15-2021, 05:45 PM
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Not anywhere near as bad as I thought it would be. By myself. I've swapped a few engines in cars so I applied a few tricks.
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Congrats Larry! Easy peasy. Now the real fun will begin!
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Old 04-15-2021, 06:35 PM
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Nice job Larry... looks like a M1B with dual PMags, same as mine. I'm hoping to have my engine by EOM.

I'm trying to decide where to put my two SS pass throughs for wiring. I'm building a slider and thinking that outside forward 3 ribs is the place to go centered in that bay. Thinking all the engine stuff (CHT, EGT, FF, etc) on the left (pilot) side and then higher voltage on the right.
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Old 04-15-2021, 06:55 PM
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Nice job Larry... looks like a M1B with dual PMags, same as mine. I'm hoping to have my engine by EOM.

I'm trying to decide where to put my two SS pass throughs for wiring. I'm building a slider and thinking that outside forward 3 ribs is the place to go centered in that bay. Thinking all the engine stuff (CHT, EGT, FF, etc) on the left (pilot) side and then higher voltage on the right.
Yes. IO360M1B with dual P-mags.
Passthrus are pretty much what you are planning. One each side. One high, one low voltage. Note locations for control cables. Especially the throttle cable on the new A model mount. It goes through the recess. Keep the area above the mount clear so the battery will go in. I'm hoping mine goes in. It's really tight behind the engine.
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Old 05-26-2021, 09:01 AM
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Default First Flight-

Well, it finally happened.

After a bit of a stumbling block with the non functioning prop governor that took a couple weeks to get resolved, my plane is officially an "air"plane.

Mike Seager came over to Bend yesterday and took it up for its first flight. A few minor squawks, but for the most part she flew well. After addressing some aileron snatch and a overly low idle, Mike and I went up and for a little RV refresher training for me. I definitely need to sharpen those skills more still.

Still a few little things to address including some calibration issues on the passenger side EFIS, and adjusting the idle screw back down now, but mostly just need to work through phase 1 and get used to flying the plane.

A lot going on during my flight, but with no pants on we were seeing 155 TAS at 24/24 at 6500 (IIRC). All the temps looked great and engine seems to be happy so far. One thing that was a bit new to me was how much aero braking that big ol' Hartzell composite prop has when in fine pitch. Need to carry a lot more RPM once the blue knob is in than I am used to, but I've also been flying a fixed pitch 172 recently too so I am quite certain I have that muscle memory right now.

Lastly- Huge thanks to Mike Seager. For those of you needing transition training, or anyone like me who wasn't quite up to doing the first flight, there is absolutely none better than Mike. Truly a great guy to fly with and and absolute gentlemen who provides so much more knowledge than just the flight training side. Mike was quick to help us tweak the ailerons and elevator after that first flight.

Lastly- a couple bad pics. Mike after first flight and a really bad in flight on my first flight.


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Old 05-26-2021, 09:13 AM
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Wow. Beautiful bird and huge congratulations on getting her to the finish line.
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Old 05-26-2021, 09:17 AM
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Great looking bird Dan! Glad you finally got it up in the air!
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Old 05-26-2021, 10:41 AM
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That is a beautiful airplane!

What was the cause of the aileron snatch and how did you address it?

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Old 05-26-2021, 10:46 AM
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Thanks All- hard to believe it's flying. Unfortunately I am working instead of flying toady :-(

Ted, I'll admit that I'd never even heard of the term and yet another reason Mr Seager is so great to have in the community.

The reason was the ailerons were a little "pillowy" between ribs and concave between others. A straight edge, pair of seeming pliers, 2x4 and a hammer (and the expert hands of Mike) and he got them all more consistent and resolved the issue.
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Old 05-26-2021, 12:21 PM
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Thanks Dan,

I hadn't heard the term either, had to look it up. I haven't mounted my ailerons onto my wings yet. I'm going to have another look at them with your experience in mind this evening.
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