Van's RV-9A in Aurora

The Big Picture

The Big Picture
Flying! 8/28/2011

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Cav is still down. No major progress recently. I did paint the engine case, and most of the parts are back in Texas. I will need to buy 4 new cylinders, since the old ones were rejected. Again, I think this was too drastic. Those cylinders were working fine. Sure they're old, but they were working fine, were showing no problems (other than one sticky valve) and still have a lot of life in them. I guess I'll list them for sale for use in a power boat engine, just like the crank.

Have to wait for closing before ordering cylinders. Not having a plane is really starting to bother me. I have been getting some time in 1793D and 1177F, so at least I'm staying current.

Here's the accessory case and sump.

Masking for paint

The engine block. It's made of cast aluminium