"We were overwhelmed by the response we received to Engine Management 101 at our forums during Oshkosh. We handed out every one of the 700 copies we had available to forum attendees throughout the week." Continue reading "Superior Air Parts Engine Management 101 Available as Free Flip-Book"
There's no secret we're fans of the in-development Graflight V-8 currently under development by Engineered Propulsion Systems. A completely new flat-8, turbocharged diesel with gear reduction, water cooling and sophisticated engine management by Bosch, the EPS engine promises to move general aviation piston engine technology into the modern era in one gigantic step. Continue reading "EPS Goes Experimental"
AirVenture must have 500 engines on display... real ones, mockups, and a few which are pure fantasy. Most are the same old thing in a different color. However, here is one you do NOT see every day, a Gnome Monosoupape 100 rotary.
That's a rotary, not a radial; The crankshaft is fixed to the airframe, while the crankcase and cylinders whirl around with the propeller. Not cheap, but perfect for your trusty Sopwith, or with an Oberursel data plate, an early Fokker. They're available brand new from Classic Aero Machining Services of New Zealand. For more information, visit www.kipaero.com
Superior Air Parts, Inc., is partnering with AeroShell, CamGuard and RAM Aircraft to host a series of 18 educational forums during Oshkosh AirVenture 2017.
"We had a lot of great response from our forums at Oshkosh 2016 and this past Sun 'n Fun. Every pilot wants to know how they can operate their engine more efficiently," stated Scott Hayes, VP of Sales and Marketing, Superior Air Parts, Inc. "That is exactly why we created the forum series. Each forum session will give pilots and owners proven procedures and insights that will help them reduce the cost of flying while extending their engine's operational life and lowering maintenance costs."
Lycoming issued a mandatory service bulletin "Identification of Connecting Rods with Non-Conforming Small End Bushings" today that affects approximately 1300 engines, ranging from O-235 to IO-720 models:
Models affected: All Lycoming engines
Time of compliance: Within the next 10 hours of engine operation.
There is a never ending debate, with good arguments on both sides, about priming the simple four-cylinder, carbureted Lycoming engine before starting. For as long as we can remember, certified aircraft have had the good old priming pump, where you pull back slowly to fill the chamber with fuel, then push it in to squirt that fuel into one or more cylinder's intake chamber. This works, so long as there are no leaks in the system, the copper plumbing hasn't broken, and there are no blockages in the nozzles. It often gets the engine started as well! Continue reading "Priming (with) the Pump!"