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    My new Carbon Cub was delivered this week and Today was my first chance to fly.
    What a hoot!!!!
    I have owned and flown many many airplanes from J3's to CitationJet's and this thing is the most fun I have ever had in the air.
    It is a rocketship with seemingly unlimited power and mauneverability.
    I am very pleased with my purchase.
    Now all I need to do is learn how to operate the glass cockpit avionics and the autopilot.
    It took me 10 minutes to set the altimeter - LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by seastar View Post
    My new Carbon Cub was delivered this week and Today was my first chance to fly.
    What a hoot!!!!
    I have owned and flown many many airplanes from J3's to CitationJet's and this thing is the most fun I have ever had in the air.
    It is a rocketship with seemingly unlimited power and mauneverability.
    I am very pleased with my purchase.
    Now all I need to do is learn how to operate the glass cockpit avionics and the autopilot.
    It took me 10 minutes to set the altimeter - LOL
    Good news. We need pictures.

    When you get a chance if you have the Executive Panel take a picture of the Dynon showing EMS data. If possible setup the airplane at 1,000 or 2,000 MSL, at placard max RPM for altitude and 50 degrees ROP. Let the airplane fly for 5 or 10 minutes before taking the picture. Takes that long for CHT and oil temperatures to stabilize.

    I am trying to gather as much information as possible about the CHT profiles of different airplanes as I work through various options to cool down the motor. Same request for anyone else with Dynon and Stroker 340.
    Bob Anderson, CC11-00316, N382RA

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    Default Re: Carbon Cub #124

    Ok --- Will do
    Your pictures have been welcome and we apreciate your effforts to make a good airplane even better.
    Bill

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    Default Re: Carbon Cub #124

    Here is a few from sn#123:
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    Thanks Rich. Do you recall the OAT in those images? Sure would like to see the oil a little warmer and the CHT's much cooler for low power.

    My oil has been running cool. I just ran a test and covered 1/3 of the oil coolers fins. That brought me up from around 165 to 190 dF.
    Bob Anderson, CC11-00316, N382RA

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    Today, when I flew the plane I noticed that in climb the CHT's varied by almost 100dF.
    I forgot my camera so no pics yet. I'll get some later.
    In cruse at 2150 level 2000' the variation was about 50dF.
    Number 1 was coldest and number 4 was hottest.
    I have trouble getting the oil temp in the green on the ground.
    In flight the oil temp is barely in the green at 60dF.
    I guess I need to buy a roll of aluminum duct tape.
    Bill

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    Quote Originally Posted by seastar View Post
    Today, when I flew the plane I noticed that in climb the CHT's varied by almost 100dF.
    I forgot my camera so no pics yet. I'll get some later.
    In cruse at 2150 level 2000' the variation was about 50dF.
    Number 1 was coldest and number 4 was hottest.
    I have trouble getting the oil temp in the green on the ground.
    In flight the oil temp is barely in the green at 60dF.
    I guess I need to buy a roll of aluminum duct tape.
    Bill
    The front of my airplane is getting pretty shiny. I will post some more thoughts later. Until then aluminum duct tape and a digital camera will be helpful to try to understand the CHT issues.

    Last edited by turbopilot; 05-16-2010 at 05:05 PM.
    Bob Anderson, CC11-00316, N382RA

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