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Old 10-24-2020, 09:54 PM
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2020-10-24: Engine mounted (thank you wjb)

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Old 10-26-2020, 02:27 PM
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What a great accomplishment! It feels great to get the project up on wheels and the engine on. My 9A build log has lots of head scratching hours in it. One of them was something I think I see in your photo. After installing the engine mount, hanging the engine, running CHT and EGT wires and other assorted wiring and plumbing, I looked at that row of clecoes holding the bottom skin to the lower firewall flange and wondered how a bucking bar was going to fit between the lower engine mount tube and the flange. The short answer was that it wouldn't. As I think back on it, I can't think of a reason not to rivet the lower firewall flange before installing the engine mount. For future builders, this is one of the places where the plans should have a note: "Before installing engine mount, figure out how you are going to set the bottom row of rivets".
Keep building! One day, we will be reading about your first flight!
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Old 02-10-2021, 07:52 PM
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2021-02-06: Propeller mounted (initial fit)

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Old 02-13-2021, 11:38 AM
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Good to see you are making great progress Ryan. We have finished putting the engine together and are headed to Lycon next week to run it on their dyno. Then we will hang it and attach all the accessories. Keep up the good work.
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Old 02-13-2021, 01:47 PM
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Awesome! Starting to look like she wants to fly!
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Old 02-13-2021, 03:41 PM
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To see that prop mounted is super satisfying. Thanks for sharing the motivation!

Way to go Rynomite!
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Old 06-12-2021, 08:54 PM
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2021-05-01: Induction and baffling done (seals probably could use more love)



2021-06-05: Hangar move-in

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Old 06-13-2021, 09:48 AM
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Really like your iMac mounted for easy plans access (my paper plans sure take a bench of their own).
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Old 06-13-2021, 10:57 AM
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2021-05-01: Induction and baffling done (seals probably could use more love)



2021-06-05: Hangar move-in

Thanks for posting these pictures. I am fitting my cowl and they really help me understand the intake section
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Old 06-14-2021, 11:41 PM
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Thanks for posting these pictures. I am fitting my cowl and they really help me understand the intake section
It remains to be seen if my baffle seals work right. I donít think i did the front seals correctly and may have to redo.
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