Christen Eagle

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  1. Aug 23, 2018 #1

    hooker954

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    Hi all,

    I'm Ben, been following the forum for a while, I'm an AME at Qantas, PPL with 30 hours decathlon and 12 hours s2 & s1 time, just brought an Eagle that arrived home yesterday. Also have a S1 project in California waiting to get shipped over to Aus.

    First reg 2012
    xp-400
    Mt 3 blade prop
    80 hours

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  2. Aug 23, 2018 #2

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    That is a nice airplane.
     
  3. Aug 23, 2018 #3

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    Nice airplane! Congrats.

    I thought I was the only one with an XP400 in an Eagle.

    I’d also be curious to see some more pics if you have any to post.
     
  4. Aug 23, 2018 #4

    hooker954

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    Thanks

    I'm heading out to the airfield a bit later and will take some more pics and post
     
  5. Aug 24, 2018 #5

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    Got a bit done today

    The rudder peddles where a bit to close to the push rod hump in the floor, shorter previous owner, made new plates for where the two rudder cables join, extra 1.5'', not sure if that is there purpose, off work for another 2 weeks so couldn't make new rudder cables till I'm back.

    Hooked up an air filter, gravel taxiway, ill see what it collects as to weather its needed, I think Cameron's extended air inlet would be the go, i will order one in the future.

    Emptied the fuel, made a fuel stick and marked the tank in level and tail down at 10L intervals. Plus an oil change.

    Hopefully go for a fly tomorrow.
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    Be careful. Make sure that the engine can’t suck the filter into the fuel servo. That will ruin your day real quick. The stock filter is expensive, but its cleanable and lasts several years.

    Interesting ram Air setup. I hadn’t thought of doing it that way.
     
  7. Aug 24, 2018 #7

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    Do they require an alternate air door in the intake in OZ?

    Best of luck,

    Wes
     
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    Just out of curiosity, what’s the device mounted on the firewall with oil lines plumbed to it?
     
  9. Aug 25, 2018 #9

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    Oil primer, I gave the air filter the ass, you got me worried, I don't think the filter would have got past the wire mesh but at 200mph who knows, my hanger mate has fine mesh that he used on his laser intake that i will put over the front of mine.
     
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    being experimental, 6'' between the servo and bell mouth, not many options for alternate air, haven't looked at the regs

    half pissed atm, will look if my reply makes sense in the morning
     
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    Classic!
     
  12. Aug 26, 2018 #12

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    The factory Eagle setup does have alt air, fyi. Kind of hard to explain it without pics.

    Good call on the filter. I was comparing your mesh to what comes on the back side of a Bracket air filter. They use a much finer mesh.
     
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    Which base are you at? There are a few QF guys on this forum.
     
  14. Aug 29, 2018 #14

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    I'm located at Bacchus Marsh, were abouts are you?
     
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    I’m a 330 driver based in Syd. My machine is at Camden.
     
  16. Sep 14, 2018 #16

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    Installed Cameron's intake, sandwiched the mesh screen.

    Got it back together today, was waiting on a brake o-ring from spruce. Right brake was covered in oil. Bleeder was on top of the capiler so i tried bleeding them like a car, but the master wouldn't pump, so disconnected the capiler, fill it with fluid first then reconnected it, it pump through after 30 min, ill buy a better oil can next time.

    I will have to do some glass work to the oil cooler inlet if i'm going to fit that.

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    Centre for aerobatics in Victoria
     
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    Looks good.

    If you want to install the oil cooler inlet, I can probably change the inlet easier than you can do glass work. If you take that full scale 2D section, and make it to where it fits, put a scale reference on it (like a 2" square or something), then scan it, and email it to me, I can change the inlet's duct to where it matches what you want.

    By the way, the oil cooler inlet template should be fit in the center of the opening.
     
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    Thanks, that sounds easier, will do Monday at work with the A3 printer/scanner.
     
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    I was taught that to bleed the brakes you have a pump oil can full of Hydraulic fluid. You put a plastic tube on the nozzle and the other end on the bleed nipple. Open the nipple and pump. Be sure to first to suck all the fluid out of the reservoir and put rag round in case it overflows.
     

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