One Rivet At A Time

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Flying Again!
Authored by: Kevin Horton onSunday, September 11 2011 @ 03:38 PM EDT


As I understand it, 0.035” is standard for these exhausts. Larry only uses 0.049 for repairs. It is too heavy to use as standard.

When I bought my exhaust system, Larry was recommending that it be supported from the engine mount tubes. I used his supplied hardware and support recommendations. But, I had two failures of the Adel clamps, so I switched to the springs.

Larry later changed his recommended support location to the back of the oil sump, which I believe is a much better design, and my use of the earlier design may have been a contributing factor in my crack. Unfortunately I have a lot of stuff in the way, and I would need to move a bunch of things around before I could switch to this type of support. I plan to do that sometime.

The MT prop was ordered from RV builder Jim Ayers:

Less Drag Products, Inc.
1921 Dorrit St.
Newbury Park, California 91320-3408
Attn.: Mr. Jim Ayers
Phone: (805) 795-5377
Fax: (805) 499-8646

There are many other possible places to order the prop from, including several in Canada:

Kevin Horton

Flying Again!
Authored by: psychose onMonday, September 12 2011 @ 12:11 AM EDT
Thanks Kevin for the info. Glad you enjoyed the Killarney
trip... I see that you were not the only RV!