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  Topic: B-29 FIFI update
jschauer

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PostForum: Collections/Restorations - General   Posted: Sun Dec 22, 2013 16:08   Subject: B-29 FIFI update
Sorry for the delay, I've been quite busy in my personal life.

The accessory drive shaft failed on the #2 engine in flight. This is the same engine we had a severe back-fire during the second (wit ...
  Topic: B-29 FIFI update
jschauer

Replies: 42
Views: 43272

PostForum: Collections/Restorations - General   Posted: Tue Dec 25, 2012 21:05   Subject: B-29 FIFI update
I won't go into the details, I'm not at liberty to say but the engine had a internal failure that's never been seen before. The engine has been repaired and should be reinstalled in a few weeks. We ar ...
  Topic: NEAM engine sale
jschauer

Replies: 2
Views: 4037

PostForum: For Sale   Posted: Tue Jun 05, 2012 22:54   Subject: NEAM engine sale
http://www.neam.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=132
  Topic: Recent test cell runs of R-4360s, R-2800
jschauer

Replies: 5
Views: 5913

PostForum: Book, Mags, Films, Recordings, Reference   Posted: Sun Jul 17, 2011 07:38   Subject: Recent test cell runs of R-4360s, R-2800
Ray Anderson in Idaho.
  Topic: Oil viscosity effect on engine output
jschauer

Replies: 4
Views: 5368

PostForum: Technical Discussion   Posted: Fri Apr 29, 2011 07:41   Subject: Oil viscosity effect on engine output
Most U.S. designed radial engines are limited to 1,200 rpm until 40C degree oil temp is reached.
  Topic: Long nose engine run
jschauer

Replies: 0
Views: 3398

PostForum: Allison Engines   Posted: Mon Apr 11, 2011 07:19   Subject: Long nose engine run
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GwdRD3GBRLw
  Topic: Link to X-15 Flight Manual (PDF)
jschauer

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Views: 3123

PostForum: Technical Discussion   Posted: Tue Jan 18, 2011 21:28   Subject: Link to X-15 Flight Manual (PDF)
http://www.sierrafoot.org/x-15/documents/X-15_Flight_Manual.html
  Topic: B-29 FIFI update
jschauer

Replies: 42
Views: 43272

PostForum: Collections/Restorations - General   Posted: Wed Nov 24, 2010 16:38   Subject: B-29 FIFI update
We've had a great fall tour, and the B-29 is at Addison airport (it's new home), north of Dallas, for it's winter maintenance. In early December we will fly her out to Midland, Texas for a few days an ...
  Topic: B-29 FIFI update
jschauer

Replies: 42
Views: 43272

PostForum: Collections/Restorations - General   Posted: Wed Oct 13, 2010 18:53   Subject: B-29 FIFI update
Full power fly-by. 280 mph, indicated.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kft5__Yys3E
  Topic: B-29 FIFI update
jschauer

Replies: 42
Views: 43272

PostForum: Collections/Restorations - General   Posted: Tue Oct 12, 2010 18:45   Subject: B-29 FIFI update
Video of the first flight and from about three weeks ago.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D1pKDmWKYY0
  Topic: B-29 FIFI update
jschauer

Replies: 42
Views: 43272

PostForum: Collections/Restorations - General   Posted: Mon Oct 11, 2010 21:32   Subject: B-29 FIFI update
Yes we have a pre-oil system. Each engine nacelle has a propeller feathering pump that we use as a pre-oil pump. It works great. We pre-oil for about 15 seconds and then crank the engine over for the ...
  Topic: B-29 FIFI update
jschauer

Replies: 42
Views: 43272

PostForum: Collections/Restorations - General   Posted: Wed Sep 29, 2010 07:18   Subject: B-29 FIFI update
We do have some video of what you want but I need some time to get it edited. The in flight is quite blurry.
  Topic: B-29 FIFI update
jschauer

Replies: 42
Views: 43272

PostForum: Collections/Restorations - General   Posted: Mon Sep 27, 2010 07:14   Subject: B-29 FIFI update
Video of the flight
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RTZ1PPjNnsE

The nuts are held in place with a lock washer. The mechanic failed to torque it properly.
  Topic: B-29 FIFI update
jschauer

Replies: 42
Views: 43272

PostForum: Collections/Restorations - General   Posted: Sat Sep 25, 2010 19:17   Subject: B-29 FIFI update
All test flights were accomplished, FIFI is now legal for the airshow circuit!

The three flights accomplished this weekend went perfect, with no engine problems. Thank you Ray Anderson Aeromotive f ...
  Topic: B-29 FIFI update
jschauer

Replies: 42
Views: 43272

PostForum: Collections/Restorations - General   Posted: Sat Sep 18, 2010 12:51   Subject: B-29 FIFI update
The original problem was the right distributor rotor nut came loose causing the rotor to spin which threw the timing off. The engine started to detonate/backfire and caused the front row intake pipes ...
 
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