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  • Flying the EA82 in my Air Command.

    A tad slow at the start, but I got it up and flew around just South of the airport. More power than I can shake the cyclic at.

    See Video
    Last edited by AirCommandPilot; 12-28-2017, 12:33 PM.
    Bobby Munroe
    Private Pilot (SEL)
    PRA Chapter 62 #42748
    EAA #1160523

  • #2
    I got a few more flights in this past Saturday.
    See Video

     
    Bobby Munroe
    Private Pilot (SEL)
    PRA Chapter 62 #42748
    EAA #1160523

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    • #3
      What's that pair of vertical black lines, shimmying away on the left side of the over-the-shoulder views? Nothing that can get caught in the prop, right?

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      • #4
        Bobby, that EA-82 is sounding good, sure glad it worked out for you.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Doug Riley View Post
          What's that pair of vertical black lines, shimmying away on the left side of the over-the-shoulder views? Nothing that can get caught in the prop, right?
          Trim spring cable. I've got safety wire running through the trim spring.
          Bobby Munroe
          Private Pilot (SEL)
          PRA Chapter 62 #42748
          EAA #1160523

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          • #6
            Originally posted by richardkennedy View Post
            Bobby, that EA-82 is sounding good, sure glad it worked out for you.
            I just needed the right prop for the gear ratio I have.
            Bobby Munroe
            Private Pilot (SEL)
            PRA Chapter 62 #42748
            EAA #1160523

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            • #7
              This week I added a crank case vent hose and tried out my new mic. I'm happy with the crank case vent, but I'll have to get better sound from the mic. I've got a few ideas to try. Tune in next week for another mic test.
               
              Bobby Munroe
              Private Pilot (SEL)
              PRA Chapter 62 #42748
              EAA #1160523

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              • #8
                This week, I did a walk-through of my AirCommand as well as a few other machines at our hangar. Then I went for a few flights. I'm still a novice at editing, but I'm learning more every week.
                 
                Bobby Munroe
                Private Pilot (SEL)
                PRA Chapter 62 #42748
                EAA #1160523

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                • #9
                   
                  Bobby Munroe
                  Private Pilot (SEL)
                  PRA Chapter 62 #42748
                  EAA #1160523

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                  • #10
                    I had a EA-81 the pushrod engine on a experimental I built and it was the best engine ever,a friend has more than 1,800 hrs on his

                    and its still has good compression/oil pressure,subaru is a great engine if set up right.
                    Best Regards,
                    Eddie Sigman,Polvadera,nm
                    (575) 835-4921

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by eddie View Post
                      I had a EA-81 the pushrod engine on a experimental I built and it was the best engine ever,a friend has more than 1,800 hrs on his

                      and its still has good compression/oil pressure,subaru is a great engine if set up right.
                      I'm redoing the PCV system back to near OEM specs. I think I'm getting some crank case pressure giving me a slight oil leak at high RPMs. Other than that I'm really impressed with how it's running.
                      I'm also about to try out a shorter seat that should put me into the cockpit rather than perched way above it.
                      Bobby Munroe
                      Private Pilot (SEL)
                      PRA Chapter 62 #42748
                      EAA #1160523

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                      • #12
                        Sorry it's been a while. The weather down here has been raining or I was preoccupied by other hobbies.
                        After lowering my seat, I had to make a new cyclic (stick) with the proper bend for the new seat location.When installing the new cyclic, I centered all of the push rods and rotor head. I knew it was going to need to be adjusted, but didn't know how much until I got in the air.
                        The second flight shows the cyclic centered up, but with gusty winds and a short throw on my rudder pedals, I came to the conclusion I need more rudder. I should be able to try out more throw on my rudder next week.
                        Excuse the rough editing. I got new software and have a lot to learn.
                         
                        Bobby Munroe
                        Private Pilot (SEL)
                        PRA Chapter 62 #42748
                        EAA #1160523

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                        • #13
                          Back in the air!...... But close to the ground.
                          Next week I'll hook up my air/fuel ratio gauge and timing light to see what I need to do to get my engine RPMs back up where they need to be. The machine feels good, but I'm only getting 5000 RPM at best. This dropped my thrust from 455 lbs to around 350 lbs. Add in the heat and humidity and I'm barely climbing.
                           
                          Bobby Munroe
                          Private Pilot (SEL)
                          PRA Chapter 62 #42748
                          EAA #1160523

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                          • #14
                            Thanks for the update and keep them coming.
                            I'm a gyro Dude now! Bensen FTW

                            FRANK

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                            • #15
                              Wow! These videos are definitely amazing!

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