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  1. wingandprop

    Really, REALLY, basic engine queries

    I would once again harken back to the original SE and note that shifting the thrust line up or down several inches made no appreciable difference in the flight characteristics at all. The tremendous variety among repros would seem to support the same conclusion, though it might just as easily...
  2. wingandprop

    Really, REALLY, basic engine queries

    As a lawyer who used to represent Beech and Lycoming (among others) in accidents down here in Texas, the first case I ever took to trial on my own was a torque roll after a single engine missed approach in a medium twin. You are very right about the potential adverse effects of the thrust line...
  3. wingandprop

    Really, REALLY, basic engine queries

    Thanks Ross. Is there a year that they began using the offset crankpins, so we know what years are acceptable and what years are not? Matt
  4. wingandprop

    Really, REALLY, basic engine queries

    rv6ejguy had mentioned use of the Chevy 90 degree V-6. In my earlier response to that post, I noted that someone on this site had made a negative comment about that engine but did not explain. I have since found other comments to the following effect: "I would not consider an odd-firing V6...
  5. wingandprop

    Really, REALLY, basic engine queries

    What are your plans for getting the thrust line in or near the correct location ? Mount the engine so that the prop is in essentially the same location(s) as was the original. That will actually be pretty easy as the centerline was moved up and down in the course of gearing and ungearing the...
  6. wingandprop

    Really, REALLY, basic engine queries

    Lots to respond to this time around, and thanks to all who have provided input. Clearly, however, the folks who make fun of GIs for their constant use of acronyms have never hung out around you guys. I spend half my reading time here Googling and Wiki-upping what seems to be an endless stream...
  7. wingandprop

    Really, REALLY, basic engine queries

    Wow! In tallying the responses, and by reading between the lines, I see Haiqu thinks I am a danger to myself and should be banned from the site, Ekimneirbo agrees I'm a danger, but would let me stay around if I don't touch anything while I'm here, and Dana is humoring me but doesn't think I did...
  8. wingandprop

    Really, REALLY, basic engine queries

    Hello everybody, I know from reading this forum that some folks get a bit testy when they see others making technically inaccurate statements about engine or accessory design, installation, or function. That will not be a problem with this post. I say that because I am equipped with a nearly...
  9. wingandprop

    PSRU

    With regard to the discussion about chain drive PRSU's, particularly HY-VO chains, there is an interesting discussion on this website: HyVo Chain Drive Design Issues, by EPI Inc. . Their views are fairly negative, although I would suggest at least a grain of salt might be in order as they are...
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