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Message: [Acro] RE: Winter flying & oil temperatures in AEIO-360
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From: "Peter Ashwood-Smith" <petera at nortelnetworks.com>
Date: Fri, 27 Dec 2002 23:03:58 UTC
Have had lots of folks telling me I worry too much... which is better than not worrying enough. Got a nice 180F today with an OAT of -5C at surface so I will stop worrying about it and find something else to obsess about ;) Got an interesting bit of advice concerning the dip stick. Suggestion was to leave it loose and off to the side after a flight to allow condensation to escape. Sounds like hellishly good advice to me. Cheers, Peter -----Original Message----- From: Terry Burch [SMTP:zlinman.woody at verizon.net] Sent: Friday, December 27, 2002 1:38 PM To: Ashwood-Smith, Peter [CAR:1A00:EXCH]; acro at gf24.de Subject: Re: [Acro] Winter flying & oil temperatures in AEIO-360 Peter, 170 is not bad. You would like to see about 180-185 if you can. The reason for this temp is that the oil in the pan is 30 to 40 degress hotter than the oil where your temp probe is. 200-215 is too hot. This can be confirmed in any Lycoming handbook. Terry Burch( Zlin 50LA) ----- Original Message ----- From: Peter Ashwood-Smith <mailto:petera at nortelnetworks.com> To: acro at gf24.de <mailto:acro at gf24.de> Sent: Thursday, December 26, 2002 7:32 PM Subject: [Acro] Winter flying & oil temperatures in AEIO-360 Well since its now real winter and I don't have anything else to worry about with the Pitts (knock on wood) so I've started fixating on my oil temperature gauge during acro. Am seeing about 170F which seems a trifle cool to me. Would prefer 200-215 to burn off water. This is after 30 minutes of full power acro in about -5C air. Is anybody running with any kind of cooling air inlet/outlet restrictor? Or am I the only one crazy enough to do acro below freezing besides our sturdy Russian friends with those beautiful Iris equipped MP14's. Merry X-mas all. Peter P.S. if anybody is bored and wants a good read, I recommend "Missing Man" by Michael Cassutt. Attachement 1: part2.html