Dream to fly

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About Dream to fly

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    Hazen , North Dakota
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    Flying, Motorcycles, Boating, Welding, Skeet shooting, Camping, Redesigning a failed engineering design
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    N3510X
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    M20F

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  1. Mine is doing the same thing. Replaced it for the second time also. Along with my amp meter that continually reads -1 connected or not. I am done with JPI. Bought top of the line EDM900 paid good money I worked very hard to earn and got junk. Was told by their technician I had it installed wrong. My guess after removing my sensor again and bench testing it is that the hall effect sensor is of a cheaper design. I can make the sensor read differently just by tilting. And maintaining consistent regulated flow. I am going to the red cube and will try that when I have time. I am just not sure the sensor is all to blame I wonder if the head unit is not regulating voltage correctly to the sensor and I have not tested that. I honestly get so mad I just leave it alone cause I really don't want to know the answer. Sent from my E6910 using Tapatalk
  2. You could turn that into side work fast. That looks amazing. Sent from my E6910 using Tapatalk
  3. If you love flying and owning vs renting is a must then get used to doing repairs. I was and in some areas still am in the same plane you are in. I bought my plane from a very dishonest person and got rooked buy several repair shops. I feel your pain From a three year ownership nightmare experience. THERE IS light at the end of the tunnel. When you finally get the plane reliable and safe there is no better feeling than driving up to the airport and walking to your own plane and taking off into the horizon. My suggestion is make the plane reliable and safe to fly and ignore the cost. Then add toys, paint, etc and do that over time. Once completed you will own a very economical to fly and fast plane that will be the envy of most pilots. The advice given so far is spot on send your engine out and let the experience of a reputable shop tell you if you can rebuild. If you can then do it if not then you buy the next option. Buying factory new is just one of many options. Just my half cent thought. Sent from my E6910 using Tapatalk
  4. I have my EDM 900 on the right side of my radio stack and I don't have issues. The text is small and they cram alot of info on the screen otherwise not a problem Sent from my E6910 using Tapatalk
  5. Because too many old timers with "don't fix what ain't broke" mentality will buck every turn. Just like the technology of electric cars, cellphones, steel belted tires, carbon fiber, etc.There are too many book smart common sense stupid people and too few with a knowledge to make a stand. If you wish to discuss this further please call me or anyone else who wants my number I don't hide. 701 748 2263
  6. If nobody bucks the system it will never change. I am so done with the rules and handcuffs.
  7. I give you caught me I for got the word load. Run a car engine at 75% load, so for basic numbers a 100hp engine running 75hp at 4500 RPMs. call me after 2hrs of running.
  8. Only the builder can do the work. If the plane is sold the FAA to my understanding gets involved again. As wonderful as automotive engines are by design they are not designed to run 75% or better for long periods of time. The aircraft engine is designed to run at 75% or better for extended periods of time. The average auto engine never sees 75% for more than a few seconds to a minute during a drive cycle. If you ran an auto engine at 75% for an extended period it would not survive, the RPM range is too high and the parts are too small. Bearings and cooling become an issue. Airplane engines are built big and with girth. The problem with aircraft engines is that they could be way better. The metal could be lighter and stronger, the control of fuel and spark could be more precisely controlled and the overall monitoring way better. There is a company in Orange Texas called Air Ranger and they make air boats that use basically a modified LS engine for the power plant. They are roughly 350-500HP engines turning 5800RPMs. They spin a 3 blade prop thru a very large and heavy prop box that puts the prop into the correct speed range. Cast iron and a very wide rubber belt to smooth out power pulses. They require frequent oil changes a very large cooling system and those engines take a beating. Even with updated rotating internals and heads. The reason those survive as long as they do is the power cycle is constantly changing and the prop is pushing on a gear box separate from the engine. Air boats don't hold steady the power curve like a plane. They peak to get on plane then back off to maintain.
  9. Agreed it will never happen. I have accepted the fact that change in the aviation world is near impossible. Putting an auto engine that was designed for vehicles driving on the ground is not a good solution. Those engines were designed for a purpose to re-purpose them into a different design criteria is not ideal. To build a ground up engine that uses the tried and true principles of older technology with new technology makes more sense and should be cheaper than reinventing the wheel. I ventured into this discussion because of my back ground in auto/diesel/marine repair but have quickly realized I should bow out for my knowledge is lacking and silly at best. I concede! Joe.
  10. So if the engines are designed with better cases and stud configuration allowing more compression and camshafts with profiles that actually work those fixes will not produce a better running engine? It just costs too much to do but to say it's impossible is wrong. The way to make aircraft ownership affordable or cheaper is to own a model or a picture. Volume lowers costs but that would create another problem with every smart guy trying to fly. I've made piece with paying out the ass for antiquated technology so I can fly. Turbines are the way but that is way too expensive for my budget. Sent from my E6910 using Tapatalk
  11. I was including experimental to cover all bases. Experimental is alot less headaches but still has rules pertaining to owner built and engine repair. Sent from my E6910 using Tapatalk
  12. There is a company in South Africa that is building automotive style engines that run the prop off the camshaft instead of the crank. It appeared at the Oshkosh show in 2016. To me it looked like a GM 3800 with Honda ignition and fuel delivery technology. I think the real fix is get rid of the FAA death grip on planes below 5000lbs and 4 passenger in both certified and experimental classes. Let the minds of those that wish to explore do so. The design of the horizontally apposed aircraft engine is functionally perfect. It needs modern technology in metallurgy and control. There is no reason cams, lifters, cylinder walls, and valves fail. There is no reason for cases to crack and fuel systems to go lean or ignition systems to be static timed. Fixing the design will allow mogas use safely. Using today's technology will reduce emissions, increase power, save weight, and actually make it cheaper to repair. But as long as manufacturers hold the patent tight why would they change a cash cow? They did the leg work to get the product to market they know they own it they set the price. They also know their necks are on the line should a problem occur. There needs to be a law to protect manufacturing companies from the law suits. People should be more personally responsible instead of looking for the handout. Most accidents I believe are not caused by parts failing as much as it is poor piloting and maintenance. Let the patent expire and let the certification process ease up to allow competition and prices will drop and performance will change. Some will argue that it will change for the worse. That is in our control if it is bad and nobody buys it it goes away. The performers will always prevail as long as greed doesn't drive the passion. If the rules could change or someone would have the resources to ask for forgiveness rather than permission that might be the turning point that is needed in GA. Just my half cent Joe Sent from my E6910 using Tapatalk
  13. I am in. I rather have a face to face then write a letter. This whole approval with paper is getting really old. I fully understand the depths of covering ones ass for liability but the technology that is being used is far better than how these tin cans were built. I have everything in and waiting. 2 G5s and all needed wiring. N3510X Sent from my E6910 using Tapatalk
  14. That seems like way more than I can tackle. Looks awesome though. Sent from my E6910 using Tapatalk
  15. Wow I'm not the only one. Sorry you have to deal with it. Get ready it's going to be a bumpy ride. Sent from my E6910 using Tapatalk