Thanks , hopefully a little more. Before them I was getting around 120mph and the gps was reading 116mph or so . I could tell in the pattern a big change in the controls. They were a lot more responsive at all speeds especially slower. I'm still working out bugs but hopefully I'll be back to flying away from the airport soon. I have ro make a set of throttle cables and it's definitely not fun.
I'm in a speedwing so my speeds might be a little to fast but on final I stay around 60mph and once I'm over the runway and about to land it's usually about 50mph. This is with no flaps and a speedwing on a paved runway. Oh and I'm in a sissy nose dragger too haha. On take off I wait until 60 to start climbing, this makes me pop off like a rocket and I keep my climb at 70 instead of the recomended 60. At 60 I can't even see over the nose so 70 is what I like. Everyone has their way of doing it but again I fly a true speedwing so I keep the speeds up. I cut power and I descend like a brick. I have to fly my approaches with power . Oh and this is with no flaps at all.
That's why it's baffling to hear 3 at the same airport go. They were all running oil injection and the bps oil . No clue what made them do that but I'm sticking with pre mix and the quicksilver pwc oil Rick uses .
I'll stick with having a jug of 2 stroke in my baggage compartment amd knowing that pesky injection system can't fail if it's not there. I saw 3 503 motors detonate in the past couple months. Only thing they had in common was running oil injection and the bps 2 stroke oil . Not sure which made it happen but I run the bps stuff and have no issues . I am going to take Rotax Ricks suggestion and run the waverunner stuff from walmart quicksilver pwc after I burn through what I have now. It's cheaper and our 582 is almost like a jetski motor.
You won't regret being home every night. I used to work all over the United States and it sucks not being home. I'm sure you know plenty about being away so why not just work a regular job and have that family time . It's all about the kids for me and every minute I can have with them is worth it.
Actual name is Steve. I coated just the outside and whatever I could just by sticking the gun in as far as I could on the inside. Getting the inside fully coated isn't all that possible with all the turns in the exhaust. The manifold and elbow aren't hard but the actual muffler is a pain. I'm still working out the bugs in my plane after all the other mods I've done so I can't really tell how ot helped with my temps. I have to make or find new throttle cables as my others were to long for the new cowel and were binding really bad and making my slides pull uneven making me have less power . I was climbing at about 1000fpm solo and it dropped to 500fpm. Hopefully after I get the cables figured out I'll be back in the air. If all else fails a yamaha 130hp is going in my plane and I'll have unlimited climb haha .
I ceramic coated my exhaust myself since I also powder coat my oven goes up to the temp to cure it. After I ceramic coated it I then wrapped it with the exhaust wrap. I still need to wrap the actual muffler but that's next anyway. So far temps in the compartment are down and I can pretty much touch anything around my exhaust and its not all that hot.
Now if it helped with cooling that would be great. Luckily in Florida we barely have winter it's just the summer rain and humidity that sucks. I might be adding one of the little turbo fans I have for my thermo electric ac that I might try for more cooling
If I wasn't so gung ho on doing the 130hp yamaha I'd be all over a 670 . But having to not mix has anymore and a upright motor should make it worthwhile. I'm still going to follow the 670 just in case.
I got serious p factor on take off and a little on cruise now that my prop is pitched in the sweet spot for take off and cruise. I need a little tab for the rudder but my wings are definitely level and luckily that's my only control issue. I found that after I faired all my jury struts that my controls are really sensitive. They were that way before but now at slow speeds I can really tell. Hopefully Vance only has a wash out problem and doesn't have to mess with anything to much.
I completely forgot about black diamond that's hard to find anymore around me. There is a shop that does nothing but sandblasting and that's what he uses. I send him the crap I don't want to deal with amd always get a good deal. Makes my life easier and it also ends up cheaper when I powder coat something big. It takes him 20 minutes to knock a chrome rim down to bare metal vs a hour and tons of headaches for me. Well worth it to pay for it.
Gotta use good powder just like in the 80's .... I have a account with tiger and use there industrial coating on the airplane stuff and it's damn near bullet proof plis I take pride in my work which a lot of people don't anymore they just want that money.
I have the throttle 3 into 1 I just need the friction push pull type like in standard cessnas . The standard push pull like the avids run and I'm still on the lookout for rudder pedals if anyone wants to barter some or has them cheap . I just got a whopper of a dental bill for getting a tooth fixed a second time that was chipped 10 years ago. It set me back on my Yamaha 130 conversion and everything. On top of that had to buy a new mower my old trustworthy snapper finally bit the dust. I'll powder coat , weld or trade something for stuff