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Re: Sonex crew: WT-9 or RV6A?

Hi Josh, I've been thinking about your question a lot and as I continue to weigh the pro's and con's, I can't help but lean more and more towards the RV. The WT-9 is a beautiful airplane and as I might have mentioned, there's certainly points to be gained by simply having a sleek and unique design t...
by MichaelFarley56
Sat Dec 02, 2017 11:48 am
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sonex crew: WT-9 or RV6A?
Replies: 8
Views: 474

Re: On a quest for the elusive "Dry AeroVee"

I've used 3 sets of those now, and they still leak. So the seals by themselves are not necessarily "the" solution. The last time I installed those seals I put a little fuel lube on them to try and make them seal a little better; they seem to leak much worse now as compared to previous att...
by MichaelFarley56
Tue Nov 28, 2017 11:24 pm
 
Forum: Aerovee
Topic: On a quest for the elusive "Dry AeroVee"
Replies: 15
Views: 748

Re: B-Model Conversion first flight

Congratulations on getting your Sonex back in the air! I'm glad to hear you're flying, and your initial impressions on the UL are positive. Please do us all a favor and keep us up to date on how things go, what performance numbers you're getting, etc.

Great job sir!
by MichaelFarley56
Tue Nov 28, 2017 11:16 pm
 
Forum: Sonex-B / Waiex-B
Topic: B-Model Conversion first flight
Replies: 3
Views: 253

Re: Cowl mod

Highest reading 1425 egt that is on the ground This is just my opinion but that seems pretty lean. I’m normally happy with a smooth running engine at full power (on climb for example) and when I see maximum EGT readings around 1200-1300. Any higher than that and my CHTs will go pretty high. Conside...
by MichaelFarley56
Sun Nov 26, 2017 4:48 pm
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cowl mod
Replies: 8
Views: 353

On a quest for the elusive "Dry AeroVee"

Hello All, I know others have traveled down this rabbit hole in the past, so I thought I’d start a post for AeroVee operators to offer bits of advice or suggestions on how all of us AeroVee guys can reduce the amount of oil seepage and/or oil leaks on our engine. I can only assume, but if my engine ...
by MichaelFarley56
Sun Nov 26, 2017 3:16 pm
 
Forum: Aerovee
Topic: On a quest for the elusive "Dry AeroVee"
Replies: 15
Views: 748

Re: Cowl mod

Hi Danny, EGT has a pretty direct relation to your mixture setting, not the cooling airflow into the cowling. If you were running low EGTs yet have high CHTs that could indicate a lack of airflow into or out of the cowling (along with an advanced secondary ignition, bad baffling seals, etc). In your...
by MichaelFarley56
Sun Nov 26, 2017 3:01 pm
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cowl mod
Replies: 8
Views: 353

Re: Canopy Replacement

Hi Paul, I agree with Ryan on this. With the newer "Sonplex" material that the factory now uses to create their canopies (with some "plastic" in the mix), the chances of you cracking a new canopy is less now than with the older material. It's up to you if you want to go through w...
by MichaelFarley56
Fri Oct 13, 2017 9:46 pm
 
Forum: Sonex
Topic: Canopy Replacement
Replies: 4
Views: 351

Re: Gatlinburg trip

Great trip and pictures Tom! I'm really happy to hear you're enjoying the Waiex and putting some miles under you! Have you had a chance to get a good feel for cruise speeds and fuel burns on your airplane? I fly into Knoxville, TN all the time; it's a beautiful area, just like your pictures show! Do...
by MichaelFarley56
Fri Oct 13, 2017 9:39 pm
 
Forum: Trip reports
Topic: Gatlinburg trip
Replies: 4
Views: 301

Re: SonexFlight Episode 27 - “Sonex Handling Qualities"

Another excellent podcast Jeff! Like so many others, I really enjoy listening to your presentations and love the back and forth commentary with your "regulars", Gary, John and Mike. You guys are great!

Please keep these podcasts coming! Great work!
by MichaelFarley56
Fri Oct 13, 2017 9:35 pm
 
Forum: SonexFlight Podcast
Topic: SonexFlight Episode 27 - “Sonex Handling Qualities"
Replies: 2
Views: 387

Re: How high have you taken your Sonex?

Very impressive Tom! That’s some great performance for an AeroVee! Personally the highest I’ve had mine is 9500’ MSL with the turbo but I don’t have a transponder so I’m limited to below 10,000’. Without the turbo, I’ve only been to around 7500’ or so. I get too bored with climbing at only 100-200 f...
by MichaelFarley56
Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:23 am
 
Forum: Sonex
Topic: How high have you taken your Sonex?
Replies: 10
Views: 648
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