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Old 06-10-2021, 03:57 PM
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Jeff Schans at Lycoming/Thunderbolt was great to work with ++. I think I got hit with COVID19 delays and then they had a parts shortage in 1Q, then a delay getting it preserved before shipping... then FedEx took awhile. The engine was incredibly well packed encased in foam and vacuum bagged.

FYI, they would only install one P-Mag at the factory and tested it with the P-Mag and a slave Slick mag.

And yes the "P" car and RV keep good company and share comparable top speeds :-)
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Old 06-10-2021, 06:52 PM
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And yes the "P" car and RV keep good company and share comparable top speeds :-)
Thought that outline looked familiar.:-) Wish I'd never sold my last one and want to replace with a GT3 (would love RS) but the market is currently insane.
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Old 07-13-2021, 09:56 AM
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Prop on...at least for awhile while I work on the cowl (James) and baffles then likely off for transport to airport next year. Interesting that the new prop bolts have no provision for safety wire, torque and torque seal is all <Update: per Hartzell you safety wire through the press pins in the nuts>. It's a heavy beast to lift and install, thankfully two strong boys in the house to help dad out!

Prop is on… by Dave Hock, on Flickr

FYI, this is the "extended" hub M2YR specially for the James cowl.
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Last edited by motodave : 07-13-2021 at 12:41 PM. Reason: Update info from Hartzell
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Old 07-13-2021, 07:28 PM
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MotoDave,

I have to say your workmanship looks fantastic. I love the polished look and hope you keep it. The pics on your Flickr account are great in detail and clarity. Your progress has also been impressive.

Good luck on finishing it up!
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Old 07-14-2021, 10:50 AM
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Thanks Gene, appreciate the comments. Fiberglass fun about to start with cowl and plenum.
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Old 08-05-2021, 04:50 PM
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Default Milestone: Engine On!

So easy an accountant can do it!

Seriously, hanging the engine wasn't too bad thanks to help from my boys, good Van's instructions, Youtube videos, and information from VAF provided by "those who've gone before". Thanks All!

btw...I recognize my professional limitations, so my regular A&P/IA will be by in the morning for a look over.

yep yep...I'm a bean counter by day with an "odd" plane-building hobby by nights & weekends!

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Old 08-09-2021, 08:31 AM
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Looks great and bet it feels good! I just did my a month or so ago and working on my cowling now.... I wish I had the forward top skin on like you do but waiting to finish the avionics and wiring.
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Old 08-09-2021, 09:36 AM
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Thanks Dave! I like that you are step ahead of me because I can go to your awesome picture log and see how things are done. I look at your pictures all the time.

Ryan
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Old 09-16-2021, 02:09 PM
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4,312 days. After nearly 12 years I got my airworthiness certificate for N174PM!
My good friend Mel was thorough, as I knew he would be.

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Old 09-16-2021, 02:30 PM
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That's awesome. Congratulations.
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