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Date:  3-31-2017
Number of Hours:  3.50
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Brief Description:  Wing Fold Tripods, Pitot Line, and Break-In Baffle

This morning was spent finishing the pitot connection from the block on the left side of the fuselage that automatically connects the pitot line in the wing, to the line in the fuselage, when the wing is unfolded. I originally planned to use plastic tubing to make the turn in the fuselage, but the turn was too sharp, kinking the tube. So, I formed an aluminum tube to execute the change in direction with a short radius, eliminating the kinking problem.

This afternoon was spent mounting the wing fold tripods, and designing the temporary upper baffle the engine needs for the initial trial runs and break-in. I was originally planning to conduct the initial runs with the full fiberglass cowling, but Dan Wesemann suggested a simple, temporary, aluminum baffle similar to what W.W. uses for his testing. This allows you to watch the engine for leaks or other issues while it is under test; while forcing air through the engine for cooling. Seemed like a good idea from someone with far more experience testing Corvair conversions than me, so I will take experienced advice.
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Right Wing Tripod

Right Wing Tripod

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Pitot Transition

Pitot Transition

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Start of Temporary Test Baffle

Start of Temporary Test Baffle

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