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  1. #61
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    Quote Originally Posted by CubersWrist View Post
    Been negligent about this. This is our latest integration project...
    Attachment 24282

    And Justin Lee just uploaded his interview with Andy
    https://www.professionalsplaybook.com/listen
    Just finished listening, loved every second as usual!

    Also glad to hear the confirmation from Andy of 6 and 44 coming back this year, was hoping they would be on the list
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    Reno from '99 to '19

  2. #62

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    0:45 shows an extreme example of the flow entrainment we are getting with the exhaust augmenters.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vPW7ZqtW5U4

    New turbos and induction lines are welded up and the plane is flying in time for the Air Venture Cup and Osk Kosh. He and the plane will be at the RARA tent.
    "young" Thomas

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    Default Re: Hunting for microknots

    Quote Originally Posted by CubersWrist View Post
    0:45 shows an extreme example of the flow entrainment we are getting with the exhaust augmenters.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vPW7ZqtW5U4

    New turbos and induction lines are welded up and the plane is flying in time for the Air Venture Cup and Osk Kosh. He and the plane will be at the RARA tent.
    Has there been a noticeable change in fuel consumption?

  4. #64

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    I haven't heard about any fuel flow changes.

    Can't believe we are already mid way through August. September is coming fast

    Also speaking of September, Race #30 is on the cover of the latest AOPA magazine, and there is a nice article about Andy, the mods, and Reno.
    Last edited by CubersWrist; 08-14-2019 at 06:16 AM.
    "young" Thomas

  5. #65

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    A look at the new turbos
    "young" Thomas

  6. #66

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    Quote Originally Posted by CubersWrist View Post
    but we need a new piston design
    I'm curious, a new piston design to decrease static compression or a new piston design to increase combustion speed/efficiency?

  7. #67

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    https://www.quora.com/Why-are-pistons-made-tapered
    The new pistons (old now from a couple years ago) are shaped to reduce friction on the skirt. That's where we were seeing sticking being an issue.
    "young" Thomas

  8. #68

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    I'm (really) late on this one. But I figured this podcast would help hold everyone over until we get our 2019 Summary published later this week.
    https://spreadaviation.com/ep-23-air...50F8UzwDxuNVXo
    "young" Thomas

  9. #69

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    Summary is up! This is the first time we have published the summary before the end of the year. And it's also our longest. Hope you all enjoy!
    http://teamonemoment.com/?p=1209&pre...mbnail_id=1238
    "young" Thomas

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    Great report!

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