Sandman993

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  1. Sandman993

    M20J airspeed indicator for sale.

    It’s been a while since you posted this... you still have the airspeed indicator?
  2. Curt, you guys are awesome! Have been bragging on your HID Boom Beam to all my friends and on another thread! Have been running a competitor’s LED the Parmetheus +... that light can’t hold a candle to a Boom Beam (pun intended). Thanks for making a light to help me land at my dimly lit country Airport. Appreciate y’all!
  3. Sandman993

    Pireps on firewall forward HP + STC

    I looked at mfg date for the new landing light purchase and it was make about a month prior to the big air show... it also says 60w. I called LoPresti to say how satisfied I am and rate it right up there with the invention of boneless chicken and maybe even, my first bicycle.
  4. Sandman993

    Pireps on firewall forward HP + STC

    One last thread hijack, but y’all gotta see this! Picture doesn’t do it justice, but this was taken from a football field away.
  5. Sandman993

    Pireps on firewall forward HP + STC

    So the huge difference is the nose cowl and the windscreen. I always feared getting a spanking from a c or an e that had sprung for those mods. I’ve heard an e with the 201 mods is not to be trifled with.
  6. Sandman993

    Pireps on firewall forward HP + STC

    I’m in the boat engine biz... the outboard manufacturing world did the round up number thing for many years except mercury... that old German coot would round down an engine so the merc looked superior... they changed the rules sometime around 1990 so everyone had to stop lying. The horsepower race is alive and well today!
  7. Sandman993

    Pireps on firewall forward HP + STC

    OMG!!! And that’s in the daytime!
  8. Sandman993

    Pireps on firewall forward HP + STC

    I don’t know what it is... I’m tossing mine. In the dark environment where I fly, it just doesn’t cut it. My hanger mate just bought a lo presti led at Oshkosh (expensive) and it was a massive difference... you can’t put a price on depth perception on a black runway. Sorry I don’t mean to hijack the thread with light speak.
  9. Sandman993

    Pireps on firewall forward HP + STC

    Carusoam dunno how interesting my cars are... Ram 2500 4x4 diesel enhanced GL 550 sport and a maxima daily driver. None I love better than Scarlet, the over clocked j model. Magic carpet. btw, I’m installing the Boom Beam as I type. I know everyone says on the other thread that the led’s have caught the hid’s... we can agree to disagree. I’ve seen em side by side... saw spots after for 20min. LoPresti did have an led that was impressive though... makes the Whelen par 46 look pretty docile.
  10. Sandman993

    Pireps on firewall forward HP + STC

    Loud n proud! So all our 200hp 360’s are born 193hp give or take?
  11. Sandman993

    Pireps on firewall forward HP + STC

    I’m running the powerflow gen 2 now with the 10/1 pistons... basically tuned headers with a suppression at the end of the pipe. I’m told by powerflow that it gives back the horses robbed by an untuned stock exhaust system. Now performance exceeds book... it wouldn’t match the book before.
  12. Sandman993

    Pireps on firewall forward HP + STC

    Begs another question... exhaust tuning. Don’t know too much about the extra’s setup ... but are your exhaust’s tuned or more like stock airplanes? Interesting. thanks for your input
  13. Sandman993

    Pireps on firewall forward HP + STC

    Ah shucks, now I’m wishing I could have met some of you there... and put some faces to posts. I did buy some LED disco nav lights and pulled the trigger on a HID landing light from Lo Presti. The Lo Presti folks were great and I look forward to the install this weekend. Let there be light! Already have the fancy Led and it’s just inadequate at my dark country Airport with Black sealer. Boom Beam!!! Passed by the Gami booth and that fella practically told me what my cht egt readings were to the number...guess it’s part of dialing in, so those are next. also, along the way, I’ve picked up a spare dual mag for just in case and keep in the hanger. Now Electroair is saying they might have the dual mag solution in first quarter of 2019... believe it when I see it, but I might have a couple good units for sale when they do. The idea for the second spare mag is to get out of a bind in case I’m somewhere and need it pronto to get home or finish going. Beats waiting for 10 days or spending 3k to get one coming.
  14. Sandman993

    Pireps on firewall forward HP + STC

    Made the trip to Oshkosh from VCT... the airplane worked flawlessly and exceeded book numbers by 5 kts about anywhere I checked. Half the trip home was at 8500’ and second half at 12.5. Still running ROP but now have about 45 hrs smoh and ready to transition to LOP. Great gas mileage so far and saw in low 9’s ROP at 12,500. Good trip, lots of fun. Oil consumption was very low imo... used two qts round trip and maybe keeping at or above 7 qts causes some to go out the crankcase vent tube. The trip up was dicey because weather was crummy once we got past halfway...got my fair share of scud running as we got closer. Flying slow at low power settings to let the weather move east ahead of us...So not much else to know about that. Was my first time to Oshkosh... everyone said, if you haven’t been, you gotta see! I get it now.
  15. Sandman993

    Pireps on firewall forward HP + STC

    You still stuck at 10hp... where did you arrive at that number? why not 5? Or 0? At some point, and with the faa involved, they surely must have had the dyno (that I’ve seen in their shop) hard at it to test the hp rating and other things like temps and pressures. Maybe it’s all lip service and the faa is uninterested in what the pitch after stc approval was. Who knows? I cant say where the hp is measured... at crank shaft, at prop or whatever. I’m sure they have it stripped down without alternator. But I would think there would have to be some kind of prop on the test engine or some way to keep it loaded. I’ll ask the question next time I speak to them. All that is moot though because it is whatever it is. If have this right, you are saying there is hp lost from the propeller and alt which makes sense. actually, I don’t think I’ve seen a stock 201 that can fly 174.x kts true, level, at sea level. I never get to test that notion because usually in the airplane to go somewhere I don’t want to drive.