Verner powered Pietenpol

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    A friend built two Piets. One had a 80 hp ken Royce. It was cool in its dark green and orange and big wooden prop. It was a rocket compared to his Model B powered.
     
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    ...well, that turned into a whole evening of watching youtube videos about Verners

    Thanks Bill, it's not like I didn't have better things to be doing... :gig:
     
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    Really hoping to see that Piet get going. Last I heard it's about ready to fly. Might be waiting for inspection.

    I have a few new videos up on my personal YouTube of my dad's Avenger, might need to make a general Verner updates/videos/etc thread somewhere.
     
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    What's the canister at the bottom of the engine? At first I thought it was a muffler, but then I saw the unmuffled exhaust on some of the top cylinders.
     
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    It's an oil catch tank. To catch the oil build-up/drain-down that you get with inverted cylinders. Helps to prevent hydraulic lock.
     
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    The Verner radials use a wet sump oil system. You have to have an oil tank that will hold the full capacity of the oil below the lowest cylinder. The system doesn’t use a scavenge pump as used on most other radials.
     
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    It sure sounds great! Here’s a very slick oil tank installation for a Verner 3VW.

     
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    Rich, fabbed up the current tank to get things moving along. Once inspection is done he plans on a new one. Done carefully the tank will fit and flow nicely with the fuselage.

    Not having a scavenging pump means it will not fail.
     
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    Glad to be of service, just think what it'd be like if I lived in the Cruces area:gig:
     

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