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Re: That SOUND, That WHISTLE, Those GUNS...

Unread post by Chalkie » Fri May 13, 2022 8:53 am

Really looking good. Awesome...
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Re: That SOUND, That WHISTLE, Those GUNS...

Unread post by Whirly » Fri May 13, 2022 9:03 am

It is going to be a stunner! Love it.

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Re: That SOUND, That WHISTLE, Those GUNS...

Unread post by Deanw » Fri May 13, 2022 9:24 am

WOW, she's looking even better than I imagined! =D> =D> =D>
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Unread post by Ray W » Fri May 13, 2022 9:26 am

Just plain WOW
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Re: That SOUND, That WHISTLE, Those GUNS...

Unread post by Skyline » Fri May 13, 2022 9:19 pm

She’s awesome! Upgrades adding to her safety and will make het the best around!
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Re: That SOUND, That WHISTLE, Those GUNS...

Unread post by Bearcat » Mon Jul 04, 2022 12:09 pm

Time for an update please :)
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Re: That SOUND, That WHISTLE, Those GUNS...

Unread post by Little Friend » Sat Jul 09, 2022 12:12 pm

Mid year 2022 UPDATE!!!

Team RCA are in full steam ahead mode, pushing for an August roll out... The amount of time taken to establish clear system locations, failure points, dual/triple redundancy options, testing, etc... goes along way in keeping this brute of an aircraft and it's crew/pax SAFE!

All panels have been pre-fitted, we're now completing the final systems installation including avionics (screens arrived from Dynon), 80% of the way! Next will be paint shop, fitting custom seats and onto the rollout for test flying.

Firewall Forward
  • Cowling - Custom scoop vents added for cooling (mount scrubbed up on cowl, added the cooling feature as a recovery)
  • Cowling - Custom cnc'd frame, installed around manifold
  • Cowling - Dipstick panel/access panel to rear engine
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Systems
  • Under forward section of fuselage - Dual fuel pumps, fuel flow sensor, solenoid, water cooling pipes, over flow hydraulic brake fluid
  • Rear fuselage - Batteries (one located in the tail as backup and the other further forward), hydraulic pump, OONO reverse relay module, pressure sensing probes for up/down on gear, engine bridge hydraulic gear pressure system config, relay switch on the hydraulic pump (prevent a hyd pump burn out situation), starter solenoid.
Engine - Auto, linked to an ECU with an A and B side. Split the single coil wire and made it dual. Running all 8 cylinders on 1 coil was a NO GO (this was mentioned to Titan and they agreed with our design, suppose it will be used in updating their customer build files). Able to run 4 cylinders on A and the other 4 on B (dual redundancy). Limp home mode in the event there's a loss on 1 coil.

As a matter of interest, the current design setup is safer and contains redundancy that's far superior than the manufacturer (Titan) build file.


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Avionics
  • Rear panel - Taking shape
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Thanks to all those for their PM words of encouragement or questions I've answered which I thoroughly enjoyed engaging in.

Until the next update! Have a GREAT weekend :)
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Re: That SOUND, That WHISTLE, Those GUNS...

Unread post by Ugly Duckling » Sat Jul 09, 2022 12:51 pm

Looking awesome =D>
While you are busy add an external power connector. As CB50 has enough capacity to crank the engine and charge the battery.
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Re: That SOUND, That WHISTLE, Those GUNS...

Unread post by Hammer » Sat Jul 09, 2022 2:38 pm

Wow thats looking great!

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