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Old 08-02-2017, 01:18 PM   #26
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Hi Cameron.
It was nice to meet and talk with you at Airventure.
Also met and chatted with Chris but not anyone else.

I am still on the fence with the injection system. The price of these two are about the same or not much difference.

Anyway, thanks for directing me to NDTOO's post. This helps.


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Old 08-03-2017, 01:26 AM   #27
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taff, I had a bit of an alignment issue with the servo to the inlet area of the nosebowl. Don at Airflow Performance made up a phenolic spacer for me so it would drop the whole unit down about 1/2" and that worked great. I've only got about 4.5" between the front face of the servo and the nosebowl.


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Old 08-03-2017, 01:40 AM   #28
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Spacer added. Sorry, couldn't find a good pic all complete with the nose bowl on. This made the alignment issue minimal.
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Old 08-03-2017, 01:41 AM   #29
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Good detail with this photo.
Thanks for posting.
I don't know how my alignment is going to be. The engine is on the building stand right now.
But these photo's provide guidance for when the time comes.
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NDTOO.
Did you make the hardware for holding the control cable?
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Yes, it is all 4130 sheet.
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Does anyone have photos of their installation from servo intake to air scoop at front of nose bowl?

I use the same nose cowl and will pm a picture for you showing the filter arrangement if you wish?
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Does anyone have photos of their installation from servo intake to air scoop at front of nose bowl?

I use the same nose cowl and will pm a picture for you showing the filter arrangement if you wish?
Yes, please do.
Second thoughts, I have tried in the past to PM photo's and never had good luck. Just post the photos?
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Yes, please do.
Second thoughts, I have tried in the past to PM photo's and never had good luck. Just post the photos?
OK, will do.
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"Second thoughts, I have tried in the past to PM photo's and never had good luck. Just post the photos?"

Eric, could you send me your email and I'll send some pics direct to you.
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Those cable mounting brackets are top shelf. I think I will change mine to match. ... the picture however prompts me to ask..is there a preferred or required orientation for the Bendix Injector? Mine is positioned (using a 90 degree adapter) with the throttle linkage on the opposite side. That is rolled 180 degrees. Does it matter??
Also what is the purpose of the AN fitting at the bottom of the elbow???

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The servo doesn't care which way it is orientated. It will operate operate upright or inverted just the same. The fitting at the bottom of the elbow is for a fuel drain line.
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Not much going on since Airventure, lots of garden work, fixing sprinklers and that sort of thing.

I still haven't ordered the fuel system, although I have installed the Andair electric high pressure fuel pump

Today I hung the engine to the mount, one day I'll get to accessories

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Default fitting the cooling baffle

Someone suggested I get a Vans baffle kit and make it work for my Skybolt.
I can see there will be a heck of a lot of cutting and trimming to make it fit.

I need to install the nose bowl and to do this I need to fit the flywheel.
Then I can start marking and cutting the baffle system to match my spaces.

First the flywheel. I had to roam to get two bolts that worked.
Home Depot does not have 1/2" -20 bolts.
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The firewall looks a lot smaller in width than the engine, is that the way all the Skybolts are done?
Your build looks really good!
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The firewall looks a lot smaller in width than the engine, is that the way all the Skybolts are done?
Your build looks really good!
It's per plans.
Photos to show the thing, kind of together.
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Default Vans Cooling Baffle System

I made some progress with installing the cooling baffling.
It's from Vans, Maybe a good fit with the RV series but with the Skybolt, there is much trimming to be done.

I am taking it slowly and I hope something will fit as it should Not so much should because as said, this is for a RV something. I hope it works!

The first photo is an example of why I got myself a baffle kit as compared to making my own from scratch. No way I could form the baffle like this.

Other pix shows me cutting, and cutting large amounts off.
At least it's a start.
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Lookin good Eric. You're getting close.
Thanks Cameron.
As you say, "close" = close to figuring out I still have a stack of stuff to do.

I am now going to get my constant speed prop pulled apart and inspected. Then I need to order a prop governor to match the prop.

I still haven't got a fuel injection system to install.

And I need to rethink the exhaust system, as nothing fits since I installed the forward air intake sump.
Etc.
But it's all interesting, very interesting
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