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Re: Show us Your RV

Unread post by Steve » Thu Mar 26, 2009 7:39 pm

Need to make up a chart of temps and pressures for your RV?
Here is my chart - once printed, can be laminated for cockpit use...
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Re: Show us Your RV

Unread post by Steve » Thu Mar 26, 2009 7:47 pm

George wrote: I run the Meercat at 8.5 gals/hr, around 1500 egt and between 370 and 400 CHT.
George, I'm surprised that you run your EGT that high - I don't let mine exceed 1370 F and the engine manual for the IO360 prohibits EGT's over 1400 F :shock:
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Re: Show us Your RV

Unread post by George » Thu Mar 26, 2009 8:19 pm

Steve Onions wrote:
George wrote: I run the Meercat at 8.5 gals/hr, around 1500 egt and between 370 and 400 CHT.
George, I'm surprised that you run your EGT that high - I don't let mine exceed 1370 F and the engine manual for the IO360 prohibits EGT's over 1400 F :shock:
Mine red line is set as per manual (which builder wrote quoting Lycon manual) at 1550 F? :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: #-o #-o #-o #-o Been driven like than for 1200hrs now and never missed a beat? (Must chuck in here that it was a hollow crank O-360 that was modified to IO-360 at 28 hrs? Don't know if that makes a difference? 8-[ 8-[ 8-[ 8-[ 8-[

When I did convex those were the numbers Jeff game me and I have used them religiously... :?:

Did some checking. Looks at this?
http://www.vansairforce.com/community/s ... p?p=297722

Does the fact that I operate at 5000+ft all the time make any difference? I have only 1ce been down to sea level with the meercat and that was when was still new and I had no clue. I do know that taking off at La Mercy I got near 30" MAP which is HUGE in comparison to normal 22" and waaaay out of the green to what I usually get - fuel flow was WAAAAY Up near something like 15gph and take off run was :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: slowly advance raise the tail and before i could lift off I was flying....
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Re: Show us Your RV

Unread post by George » Thu Mar 26, 2009 8:21 pm

Steve Onions wrote:Another pic taken last week :)
RV4.jpg
Gotta do something about WATTSLANDING STRIP. Looks K@K without shoes on :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:
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Re: Show us Your RV

Unread post by Steve » Fri Mar 27, 2009 9:15 am

George wrote:
Steve Onions wrote:Another pic taken last week :)
RV4.jpg
Gotta do something about WATTSLANDING STRIP. Looks K@K without shoes on :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:
Plane kept at Wings Park :) and loses plenty speed without shoes :) Am going to have spats re-inforced and refitted....
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Re: Show us Your RV

Unread post by George » Fri Mar 27, 2009 8:53 pm

Steve Onions wrote:
George wrote:
Steve Onions wrote:Another pic taken last week :)
RV4.jpg
Gotta do something about WATTSLANDING STRIP. Looks K@K without shoes on :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:
Plane kept at Wings Park :) and loses plenty speed without shoes :) Am going to have spats re-inforced and refitted....

Oops :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops:

Mine are homemade (Not me) and are very tough, which is great for bush strips, but heaven help you when you get a flat or have to bleed the brakes... :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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Does that mean you entering PTAR :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Show us Your RV

Unread post by Izakvdm » Thu Apr 16, 2009 12:46 pm

Steve Onions wrote:Another pic taken last week :)
RV4.jpg
Who's that oke in the back with the lookimakittenandjustgotcream grin on his face? :twisted:
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Re: Show us Your RV

Unread post by Steve » Thu Apr 16, 2009 1:20 pm

Izakvdm wrote:
Steve Onions wrote:Another pic taken last week :)
RV4.jpg
Who's that oke in the back with the lookimakittenandjustgotcream grin on his face? :twisted:
Like looking in the mirror .... :wink:
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Unread post by Izakvdm » Thu Apr 16, 2009 1:32 pm

You bet....good looking young fellow :lol: :lol:
Here is another more recent one, she's beautiful!
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Re: Show us Your RV

Unread post by Jan » Thu Apr 23, 2009 1:15 pm

The last few weeks I have done a number of small changes that led to a big one.
It started with installing leading edge landing lights.
Then I had to redo the wingtip strobes and nav lights, at the same time repairing and re-painting them.
So this in turn led to re-painting of all the maroon! It is a lighter colour now that really looks good from many angles.
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Re: Show us Your RV

Unread post by George » Thu Apr 23, 2009 1:30 pm

Mooi Jan.

Tha speed stripes on the spats also look good. Are these decals?
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Unread post by Jan » Thu Apr 23, 2009 1:41 pm

Yep - vinyl stickers made by a local signage company.
Hopelik is JAD nou n bietjie vinniger ook :lol:
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Re: Show us Your RV

Unread post by Izakvdm » Thu Apr 23, 2009 1:47 pm

Nou ja toe kom wys haar hier in die Oos Kaap! ;)
Stunning!!
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Re: Show us Your RV

Unread post by Rob K » Thu Apr 23, 2009 4:47 pm

Looks great Jan,

Good job.

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Re: Show us Your RV

Unread post by RudiGreyling » Thu Apr 23, 2009 5:27 pm

Wragtig Pragtig!
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