Ready for winter flying

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David
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Ready for winter flying

Postby David » Sat Oct 13, 2018 8:42 pm

Getting ready for cold weather flying - oil shutter installed to keep engine temps up at -10

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Installed seat heaters for me - keep my temps up!

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Re: Ready for winter flying

Postby akroguy » Sun Oct 14, 2018 10:38 am

Nice setup!

It was only around 60 deg. F yesterday and my oil temp barely made it into the normal range.

Where's that roll of duct tape..

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Re: Ready for winter flying

Postby Warmi » Sun Oct 14, 2018 10:41 am

60 F ?

My plan this year is not to whip out the tape until it gets below 30 :D

Today actually was 39 F or so - pretty chilly but on the other hand, I love the fact that 1200 FPM climbs are coming back !

Also , enjoying fall colors ...

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Re: Ready for winter flying

Postby rideandfly » Fri Nov 09, 2018 4:41 pm

David, Nice looking oil/shutter rig!

Warmi, Excellent shot!

Agree, use tape to raise oil temp, trying some 2" white electrical tape.

The Vag does not have a VSI, will time a climb to see how it's climbing in the cooler weather.

Set up a pre-heater rig, will see how it works soon:

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Re: Ready for winter flying

Postby Riggson » Thu Nov 15, 2018 9:39 am

Did you have a chance to try that Honda EU2000 yet, Rideandfly? Are you satisfied with it?

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Re: Ready for winter flying

Postby chicagorandy » Thu Nov 15, 2018 10:11 am

I have had quite a bit of jobsite use with the Harbor Freight Predator 2000 (basically a 1/2 priced clone of the terrific Honda machine) and it has proven itself worthy.

https://www.harborfreight.com/2000-watt ... 62523.html

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Re: Ready for winter flying

Postby rideandfly » Thu Nov 15, 2018 11:44 am

Riggson wrote:Did you have a chance to try that Honda EU2000 yet, Rideandfly? Are you satisfied with it?


Happy with the Honda, been using it a few years camping. Tested it with the pre-heater and it works fine, too. Pre-heater is rated for a maximum draw of 1500W. The Honda gen-set is rated for a continuous output of up to 1600W.

Use the Honda 2000 running a 13.5K Dometic AC unit on a camper. Installed a Micro-Air EZ start on the AC so the gen-set would start the AC compressor. Latest Honda available is a 2200 unit.

chicagorandy wrote:I have had quite a bit of jobsite use with the Harbor Freight Predator 2000 (basically a 1/2 priced clone of the terrific Honda machine) and it has proven itself worthy.

https://www.harborfreight.com/2000-watt ... 62523.html



Many folks use the Predator, understand it's a fine unit, too.
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