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Jason O
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Last Activity: Today, 07:08 AM
Joined: 06-13-2007
Location: Portland
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  • Jason O
    replied to Tango Gyro
    Hello JasonS

    It would also be worth noting in the stats you are collecting what RPM the engines are being operated at. I know the 4cyl engines are often operated in the 8,000 RPM to 9,000 RPM range for max take off because their application does not require the full 140hp available. I...
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  • Jason O
    replied to Tango Gyro
    Hello Jason,
    As you do this you should also include what gearbox, dampner and propeller are on the installations. If anything in the power train fails, its a forced landing even if the engine is still running. I will eagerly await your results and thanks for taking the time to collect the information....
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  • Jason O
    replied to Tango Gyro
    The only pitfall I seen in engine conversions is snake oil sales men. Any time you are flying a converted engine you are probably the only person flying that exact configuration of engine, prop, gearbox and you are a test pilot. You do not know if the combination is going to fly 10 hours or 1000 before...
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