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Derrickearly

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  1. Great idea! You also confirmed my imbalance concern.
  2. Snow was piled up on the left side of the plane including where a blade passes through the cone. I cleared the snow and ice on the outside of the cone with some falling back inside. I thought to inspect inside and found lots more snow. My first thought was to leave it there and let the motor spin it out. Then, I worried about a persistent imbalance. Sorry for the lack of photos. Low light and rushed to finish the job. Had lots of snow to move.
  3. Did some snow and ice clearing two evenings ago. Found my prop cone was full of snow. Thought to remove the cone to clear, but didn't like the thought of losing hardware. Then, I had the bright idea of pouring warm water into the cone to melt out the snow. Rotating the prop a bit drained all the melted snow and water.
  4. Sitting in the right seat and securing the left seat belt on the yoke is pretty comfortable.
  5. I set the trim and flaps to takeoff. I'll pull the yoke all the way back, and apply full power. This is just like a soft field takeoff. I relax the back pressure as soon as the nose wheel lifts. I try to keep the nosewheel just an inch above the runway. Soon after the mains will lift off, I lower the nose a bit to accelerate to 70 or 80 KIAS. This method was taught to me by Chuck McGill out in San Diego when I was getting my 20J type training back in 2015.
  6. As recommended here, I purchased these to give them a try.
  7. I'll give these a try. Thank you for the photos and recommendation.
  8. I do the same. However, the bird I'm flying now has three blades, so when I pull power it slows down really fast.
  9. The emails from Lycoming technical support were received yesterday. It looks like they were recommending using the rich of peak (ROP) method for leaning to peak for the first cylinder.
  10. I received clarification from Lycoming on the above question. "This means that you must be at least 150 degrees on the rich side of peak EGT. For example, you would not want to be at only 125 degrees on the rich side of peak, or you would be excessively lean under the spelled out conditions." I also asked what did they mean by peak EGT for economy. "The first cylinder to reach peak egt would be the correct one. If you were to lean the last one to peak egt then the others would be lean of peak which is not recommended by Lycoming." This goes against the lean of peak folks.
  11. The manual says for peak power "never lean beyond 150 F". What does that mean? If I'm going for peak power, I would be tempted to use 100 F instead of 150 F ROP.
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