Road Trip - A Kind of Flying Adventure - Look What Followed Me Home...

rcflier

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Looks like the BL 1750 prop is it?

wolfy
It's a BL-1770x1450 cut down to 1730 mm.
So it's the same size as the standard prop - I didn't dare get it closer to the keel.
But with larger area - I guess that's alright since it's on a 914 engine.
Sometime when it's convenient, I have to have it noise tested.

Cheers
Erik
 

rcflier

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Guys - thank you so much for all the good wishes.

I am rushing training insofar as it will be condensed (hopefully).

I'll live in the hangar for two full days each time I visit my instructor.

That should be good for at least two hours of flight training each day.

Then I'll have plenty of time to prepare flights. Where and how etc.

When I have the paper in hand, my instructor will take time out of his calendar.

And I'll travel far (for Denmark, that is) each time.

Cheers
Erik
 

wolfy

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It's a BL-1770x1450 cut down to 1730 mm.
So it's the same size as the standard prop - I didn't dare get it closer to the keel.
But with larger area - I guess that's alright since it's on a 914 engine.
Sometime when it's convenient, I have to have it noise tested.

Cheers
Erik
I am using a BL 1770 x 1450, it is a very quiet prop.

wolfy
 

rcflier

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I am using a BL 1770 x 1450, it is a very quiet prop.

wolfy
It looks like it is cut down slightly - BL 1750x1450?

These props look great - and they are even very cheap...

Cheers
Erik
 

rcflier

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Well, my instructor had to ferry it home alone.
We couldn't get the intercom to work - both could call out, but not talk to each other.
And the pneumatics acted up - probably water in the valves.... ouch.
So it would've been dangerous the let me have the front seat.
But the strangest thing is: The rudder is flapping about, although the wires seem taut enough...?
I'll make a trim tab to see, if it helps.

In the one flight I had in the backseat I did not like the vibrations - not like the swedish MTO I tried earlier.
Work to do.... Starting with fixing the rudder problerm, then vibration testing of first the propeller, then the teeter towers and the rotor.

But the propeller is set at (or very close to) the correct pitch and the rotor fits the MTO very well.
The recommended RPM is from 320 to 490 with 420 as max.
With my instructor (lightweight guy) and smallish amount in the tanks it runs at 320.
With both of and the same amount of gasoline it runs at 350.
So with both of us and full tanks it shouldn't be more than 370, I'd guess.
With room still for cranking and banking.

It spins up very nicely and the take-off run is short.

So, the rotor seems to work as advertised and we have some work ahead also.

Cheers
Erik
 
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