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Forum: Kit Building
02-05-2021, 10:22 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 33,441
Posted By Jim Branaum

For starters see post#97 this thread for links...

For starters see post#97 this thread for links and information you need.
Forum: Gas Engines
09-16-2020, 06:14 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,491
Posted By Jim Branaum

I am not at all sure that anyone has ever...

I am not at all sure that anyone has ever determined that every single piece of any equipment in use needed to meet your inspection standards. It was an C&H ignition, with a MPI switch, and a...
Forum: Gas Engines
09-16-2020, 01:27 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,491
Posted By Jim Branaum

Mr. Grant, you are welcome to call me a liar...

Mr. Grant, you are welcome to call me a liar until the cows come home.

I clearly stated that the short occurred INSIDE the ignition system and did damage all the way back through the switch to the...
Forum: Gas Engines
09-16-2020, 07:54 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,491
Posted By Jim Branaum

Luckily no. It happened when I was getting ready...

Luckily no. It happened when I was getting ready to fly. The melted insulation and hot wires cut holes in the fuel lines so I am really luck there was not a fire at the field or in my trailer on...
Forum: Gas Engines
09-15-2020, 08:06 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,491
Posted By Jim Branaum

And then there are folks like me! I VERY...

And then there are folks like me! I VERY STRONGLY SUGGEST AGAINST BEC for ignition systems! Had an ignition system short to ground (inside the box) and burn the wires all the way back THROUGH the...
Forum: Gas Engines
09-15-2020, 07:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,027
Posted By Jim Branaum

The stock G62 has magneto ignition. Change that...

The stock G62 has magneto ignition. Change that to an electronic ignition with built in electronic spark control to get the best performance. The weight penalty is almost a wash, but the...
Forum: Gas Engines
09-15-2020, 07:53 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 662
Posted By Jim Branaum

Watch the fuel line. It sounds like your pump is...

Watch the fuel line. It sounds like your pump is not up to the task or one of the ports in the carb is plugged with jelly from ethanol and oil.
07-20-2020, 01:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 780
Posted By Jim Branaum

WOW! So I tried to put a Saito .56 on it this...

WOW! So I tried to put a Saito .56 on it this morning and clearly the engine mount is set up for a 90. Saito 90 time it is. Thanks for the help, and the link and the pointer. .
07-18-2020, 08:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 780
Posted By Jim Branaum

Thank you! I guess a 90 would be way too...

Thank you!

I guess a 90 would be way too much. Better find the .56 Saito.
07-18-2020, 03:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 780
Posted By Jim Branaum

Aircraft Identification and question

I picked this up almost a month ago and am at a loss to tell exactly what aircraft it is much less what to do about a cowl.

Help!

Who's is it and where can I get a cowl?

Thanks....
11-06-2019, 07:15 AM
Replies: 1,182
Views: 183,263
Posted By Jim Branaum

To misquote a friend, "Nothing exceeds like...

To misquote a friend, "Nothing exceeds like excess"

He said that when I hung a .32ABC on the nose of my first HOB .19 sized P-51. It went like scat.

Somewhere there are photos of me flying...
Forum: Gas Engines
10-31-2018, 08:41 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,626
Posted By Jim Branaum

PM me your email and I will scan the paperwork I...

PM me your email and I will scan the paperwork I found on the 2.4 FPE when I got one used from somewhere. I did change out the ignition as it began to splatter the RX and that was a full scale show...
Forum: Gas Engines
10-31-2018, 08:15 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,147
Posted By Jim Branaum

I wonder if that is particular to Walbro. I have...

I wonder if that is particular to Walbro. I have a Stihl weed whacker that keeps eating carbs. The shop insists the only way to prevent that is to run the tool every other week.
10-25-2018, 12:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,403
Posted By Jim Branaum

I was astounded when Dave told me he was retiring...

I was astounded when Dave told me he was retiring when we visited at Toledo. Then I looked at him and realized how just tired and worn my friend looked and became somewhat worried. His passing will...
Replies: 2
Views: 2,181
Posted By Jim Branaum

Thanks

Thanks
Replies: 2
Views: 2,181
Posted By Jim Branaum

Spektrum AR620 installation questions

I got some of these to use and to replace a RX I thought was bad (it kept loosing bind on an initial flight of a new bird - scary as all get out) only to find out it was a brand new 5 cell Eneyloop...
Forum: Gas Engines
04-26-2018, 06:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 602
Posted By Jim Branaum

Got it now!

That worked! Thanks.
Forum: Gas Engines
04-18-2018, 08:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,521
Posted By Jim Branaum

It occurred to me that a picture of what I have...

It occurred to me that a picture of what I have used since the '90s might be helpful. So I went and shot this photo this morning. ...
Forum: Gas Engines
04-14-2018, 06:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 602
Posted By Jim Branaum

In my wildest dreams it would be Pitts style. ...

In my wildest dreams it would be Pitts style. However, I am not picky I just want to use the engine.

Thanks.
Forum: Gas Engines
04-14-2018, 07:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 602
Posted By Jim Branaum

Needed muffler.. Sachs 2.4

I have an A&M 2.4 but the muffler has managed to disappear. I need another. If you have one to dispose of, give me a holler.

Sachs 2.4 jugs have square exhaust ports. A&M used Sachs jugs.
...
Forum: Gas Engines
04-14-2018, 07:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,521
Posted By Jim Branaum

DO NOT USE OIL! It does not stay around very...

DO NOT USE OIL! It does not stay around very long.

There is a graphite grease made for those one way clutches that you need to get and use regularly. Assume the clutch needs servicing around...
Forum: Gas Engines
04-13-2018, 06:43 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 18,489
Posted By Jim Branaum

Bill was a superb person to work with and he with...

Bill was a superb person to work with and he with his approach will be missed.
Forum: ARF or RTF
01-06-2018, 06:39 AM
Replies: 299
Views: 48,772
Posted By Jim Branaum

Want a barely started Byron Pitts? The fuse is...

Want a barely started Byron Pitts? The fuse is primed and the engine mount is on the nose. Everything else is still boxed or bagged.

It may not be as fast, but my other one is over 15 years old...
04-21-2017, 09:01 PM
Replies: 1,914
Views: 584,129
Posted By Jim Branaum

Marvin, No rocks! I don't weld or I would have...

Marvin,
No rocks! I don't weld or I would have welded mine up and I'm not smart enough to fly twins.

Here are some shots of my old trailer:
04-21-2017, 01:22 PM
Replies: 1,914
Views: 584,129
Posted By Jim Branaum

Well, I have a new trailer! This one is 7x14...

Well, I have a new trailer! This one is 7x14 V-nose with the wheels tucked in. The old one was 6x12 V-nose and my son took it to Ft Riley over Christmas. The new one is finally is almost finished!...
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