Well, I put it all together and ran the heck out of the 9A this weekend and guess what... NO MORE OIL TEMPERATURE ISSUES!!!! I am pretty excited about this. I did a high power climb from sea level to 8000' this morning to test the new oil cooler and the hottest I could get it was 190. If I had tried that same stunt 2 weeks ago my oil temps would have been well into the 200's.
Very excited for two reasons, first I don't have to worry about oil temps any longer on hot days. Second, I can now go back to work on the 10! :-)
|This is the oil cooler bolted in place. The hoses are not yet attached because I was messing with the plastic elbows above.|
|Another shot of the oil cooler and shroud.|
|Oh yea, the 10 didn't go without a little love this week either...here are the 6 new cylinders for the engine...mmmm toys.....|
|On Saturday Jeff, Harry, Bob and I got a chance to fly to Mulino for lunch. This is 3 of us staging outside of Harry's hangar. we brought along a couple of new people (Jay and Danny) to give them a little RV time.|
The remaining photo's on this page are courtesy of our passenger Jay. :-)
|I wonder when Jeff installed smoke?!?|