Rear Engine: Plenum Diffusers and Cowl doesn’t fit

Kevin and I spent most the day at the hangar on Saturday. We were able to get a lot done. When we separated the rear engine plenum diffusers from their plugs, the fiberglass released from the vinyl tape on half of each diffuser. On the other half, it stuck tenaciously. I have never had thisContinue reading “Rear Engine: Plenum Diffusers and Cowl doesn’t fit”

Diffusers & More, and lets try video

I am going to be trying something a little different with the blog. A few people have suggested and/or given me advice on how to add video to the blog to make it a bit more engaging for folks. So I am going to give that a try. I took some time lapse video overContinue reading “Diffusers & More, and lets try video”

Cooling Plenums

By definition a twin-engine airplane requires installing two engines. But most twins can use the same install in each nacelle, making for less work. With the Defiant, we have a push and a pull engine. Ideally we will try to make them as much alike as possible, but to get the most performance out ofContinue reading “Cooling Plenums”