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  • Originally posted by Riff Raf View Post
    I donít see any tension pulleys in your prerotor belt, (pic #1)
    You might add some as they help keep the wear down.
    Maybe ask Brad or Mike B. what they used on their SH.
    This picture is from my RAF
    Your build looks nice.


    Does anyone have part numbers and source for these tension pulleys for a Sparrowhawk? I'm sure the RAF would work as well.
    Stephen
    Cedar City, UT
    N613HH

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    • Originally posted by brs View Post
      I'll start a new thread the the same title above for the pre-rotator.
      Brock, how's she flyin ??
      Happy Flying, Chris S.

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      • Originally posted by CLS447 View Post
        Brock, how's she flyin ??
        Flies nice. Though I've been busy with other things and have not flown it for a bit. Now the weather here has turned wet.
        Brock Steiner
        www.servantwings.org

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        • Brock,
          What is the landing light that you put on your Sparrowhawk?
          Stephen
          Cedar City, UT
          N613HH

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          • Right now I don't have it installed. I managed to break the mount some time ago and never put it back. Turns out the hole in the front makes an excellent handle for ground maneuvering.

            Sorry I don't remember which light I have. I could go take a look but why bother, it was expensive and I'd probably use something different today. But if you want I'll go look anyway.

            Regards,
            Brock Steiner
            www.servantwings.org

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            • Brock, Do you or some other Sparrowhawk owner have a picture or drawing you could post on how the anti-servo is hooked up on the tall tail. I did a SH conversion on a RAF but had no drawing and dont want to do it twice. Thank you. You could also call me with details. 610-370-2178. Thank you
              "ASK THE MAN THAT OWNS ONE"

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              • Let me know if you need more.

                S01-730-0008 Anti servo tab installation.pdf

                S01-730-4026 Anti servo tab.pdf

                S01-730-4029B Cable attachment plate Rev.pdf
                Stephen
                Cedar City, UT
                N613HH

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                • Hi, Brock. I see you have the SHredo for sale on barnstormers. I was very interested in reading the rebuild as you progressed. I am curious why you have decided to sell the plane so soon after finishing the rebuild? I saw you were having problems with the belt drive reduction unit, and see you have installed a gear reduction unit from Autoflight. How is that working out?

                  Cheers,

                  Dave

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                  • Originally posted by DaveJaksha View Post
                    Hi, Brock. I see you have the SHredo for sale on barnstormers. I was very interested in reading the rebuild as you progressed. I am curious why you have decided to sell the plane so soon after finishing the rebuild? I saw you were having problems with the belt drive reduction unit, and see you have installed a gear reduction unit from Autoflight. How is that working out?

                    Cheers,

                    Dave
                    Sorry Dave to be so loooong in seeing this post. I've been absent from the forum for awhile. Good question with an easy answer. I've got too many aircraft to both fly and maintain. That's the short answer.

                    The long answer is that I'm almost done with the restoration of a McCulloch J-2. Plan is to fly that for a bit and eventually purchase the new tandem that sportcopter is working on. Then the J-2 will be looking for a new home. I've also two fixed wing acft. One of which I want to sell but it's involved in a lengthy STC project. Once that's done the plane will be sold.

                    The Autoflight gearbox is really nice. I never have to give it a second thought as for reliability. The belt system I never trusted.
                    Brock Steiner
                    www.servantwings.org

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                    • Originally posted by brs View Post
                      Thanks Vance for your input. I spoke to a fellow in CAN (Ross from SDS) who says he has 350 hours on his subaru powered airplane and has not had any problems with the heat removed. Seems the only issue would be in sub zero temps with visible moisture. Then there would be impact ice. Nice not having a venturi.

                      So with this issue put to bed I got out the power tools and made some reductions on the throttle body.

                      Formula: 1stPic - 2ndPic = 3rdPic

                      Now it looks like an aircraft throttle body.

                      The last picture is to show what I did with the linkage. These are removed parts just installed differently. The Pin on the left was removed earlier then I drilled and installed it to make the open position throttle stop. What was the open throttle stop is now the idle screw.
                      I just might have to do this.....
                      Happy Flying, Chris S.

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                      • Brock.......please come back here, we need you & your skills ! How"s the J2 coming ?
                        Happy Flying, Chris S.

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                        • Brock, WHERE ARE YOU ???!!!
                          Happy Flying, Chris S.

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                          • Originally posted by CLS447 View Post
                            Brock, WHERE ARE YOU ???!!!
                            Sorry for being absent these past months. I've just been too busy with too many projects and other responsibilities. Looks like I'll miss the next (AUG19) chapter meeting, again. I leave, soon, for a crazy 10 day bicycle ride from Missoula to Vancouver (WA). I consider this a once in a life time event.

                            Projects:
                            --The SHredo has been grounded for the past year due to low compression on one of the cylinders. Don't know when I'll have time to pull the engine. I think I'd sell it if someone made me a reasonable offer.
                            --The J-2 is all but done. Only lacks a day or so of work but then many hours of paperwork. Can't seem to get it finished. I'm not sure I really want to fly the j-2 anyway since they are getting rare, it belongs in a museum.

                            Anyway, I'm around. Feel free to drop me a line for those of you (PRA73) who have my #.
                            Brock Steiner
                            www.servantwings.org

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                            • Brock, I would love to see some pics of the J2 ! Have a great time & be safe on that bike ride.

                              Do you think it is a ring or valve problem with the Subaru ? Can't you just pull the head without removing the engine ?

                              I need someone that is full of SH info. I have a friends SH1 kit here that we are trying to finish. Your assistance would be great !

                              Thank You !
                              Happy Flying, Chris S.

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