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RE: Air Scoops

I've also thought about this.  There was an article & picture in a Central
States (about January) that had a top-scoop LongEZ.  It didn't look too bad
and it certainly had straight air flow.

The question for me is: this moves the scoop from a high pressure area to a
low pressure area and the top seems to be more critical for smooth flow.
Does someone out there know more about the physics here?

Bill Schweitzer
std RGE
San Jose, Ca

> -----Original Message-----
> From:	Dave Black [SMTP:asterisk@idsonline.com]
> Sent:	Monday, June 08, 1998 4:16 PM
> To:	denism@erols.com; Reflector 3
> Subject:	Re: Air Scoops
> Denis,
> > Does anyone have any experience / advice on installing air scoops on the
> top
> > cowling so that the air stream can be directed straight into the
> cylinder
> > heads / plenum?
> Given the engine-cooling problems on pushers, I believe you are on the
> right
> track. I believe the Factory originally chose not to put cooling scoops on
> top
> primarily because it would look funny. But if you're willing to accept the
> aesthetics, I believe it will cool better. My plane already has its armpit
> scoops, or I'd install the cooling inlets on top.
> Dave Black
> ShortWing RG Classic (TopDoor)