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RE: REFLECTOR: Lyco 540 probs

The airplane is going into the shop and we are investigating it tonight.
I'll report back on what we find and any solutions tested so that others
building XL w/540s can benefit.

Thanks for all your suggestions!!

John Robarge
Proud Owner of Jean Prudhomme's 140JP

> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-reflector@awpi.com [mailto:owner-reflector@awpi.com]On
> Behalf Of HYTEC45@aol.com
> Sent: Wednesday, September 23, 1998 7:31 AM
> To: johnr@livingston.com
> Cc: reflector@awpi.com
> Subject: Re: REFLECTOR: Lyco 540 probs
> In a message dated 98-09-22 18:46:05 EDT, you write:
> <<
>  This may be it, what kind of heat shield sleeving did you use?
> Any attempt
>  to also provide some air venting through the tpo of the cowl?
>  John
>   >>
> I used Fire sleeving as used on other fuel-oil lines, however I
> purchased it
> from McMaster-Carr (562-692-5911).  They call it Silicone-Coated
> Fibergalss
> Sleeve Packing.  I used 1/2" I.D. stuff (pt# 8772K54) however you
> may be able
> to get away with the 3/8" I.D. stuff (pt#8772K52).  It runs about
> $ 2.5-3ft.
> You could cut it into lengths to span the distances between the
> adele clamps,
> or as I did, cover the entire line with the stuff, then use larger adele
> clamps to clamp over the sleeve.  Some guys/gals have cut
> "shark-gill" slits
> in the top cowling to disipate heat, but that will mosty help
> with hot starts.
> The Lancair uses a small spring loaded door on the top cowl that
> opens when
> little or no flow is present, then closed when the flow
> increases, to disipate
> heat on the ground.
> Hope this helps;