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Airframes => Single Seaters => XL => Topic started by: John Harmon on December 29, 2013, 06:44:20 PM

Title: XL-D-06 progress
Post by: John Harmon on December 29, 2013, 06:44:20 PM
Station 1 and motor mounts ready to be welded.
Title: Re: XL-D-06 progress
Post by: Steve on December 29, 2013, 06:59:25 PM
That's a good way along with a time consuming FUS area and nice workmanship ! ! !
Title: Re: XL-D-06 progress
Post by: John Harmon on December 30, 2013, 03:10:30 PM
Thanks Steve.... I had a great time turning them out. HA HA get it? See what I did there? Seriously though, thanks, I am really enjoying this build.

JH
Title: Re: XL-D-06 progress
Post by: Steve on December 31, 2013, 11:09:20 AM

Thanks Steve.... I had a great time turning them out. HA HA get it? See what I did there? Seriously though, thanks, I am really enjoying this build.

JH


John: Would you like to take a 'spin' at this Joe Engelman Mod for the motor mount - attached .pdf?   Steve
Title: Re: XL-D-06 progress
Post by: John Harmon on December 31, 2013, 02:19:44 PM
Sure, it looks like a custom lower stud for a full case vw? Is someone interested in me making some prototypes?

JH

Hey Joe does the attached drawing do your sketch any justice? The blue part is the continental engine mount from the xl plans.
Title: Re: XL-D-06 progress
Post by: Bob S. on January 02, 2014, 11:24:02 AM
I know I would buy a couple!!

Is there a hole in it to put some tie-wire on it??

Bob Severance
Title: Re: XL-D-06 progress
Post by: Steve on January 02, 2014, 12:47:42 PM
I know I would buy a couple!!

Is there a hole in it to put some tie-wire on it??

Bob Severance
I would like to have a couple...

Steve Kiblinger
Title: Re: XL-D-06 progress
Post by: John Harmon on January 02, 2014, 02:08:46 PM
No guarantees, I am looking into it. I would really like to talk to the designer to get a feel for the purpose of the design. Is it M10 1.5 on one end to fit the vw case and 3/8-16 on the other end to change to standard hardware? Why the 0.480 step which requires altering the rubber mount?

JH
Title: Re: XL-D-06 progress
Post by: Steve on January 02, 2014, 07:28:11 PM
No guarantees, I am looking into it. I would really like to talk to the designer to get a feel for the purpose of the design. Is it M10 1.5 on one end to fit the vw case and 3/8-16 on the other end to change to standard hardware? Why the 0.480 step which requires altering the rubber mount?

JH

Facebook presence for Engelman Engineering - (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Engelman-Engineering-Street-Rod-Specialties/146811345363341)
Title: Re: XL-D-06 progress
Post by: CHARLES DEBOER on February 24, 2014, 09:39:29 AM
What engine mounting bolts are used?  The Egleman Engineering phone number on the face book link is no longer in service.  I tried to call because I wanted to buy the engine mounting bolts.
Title: Re: XL-D-06 progress
Post by: CHARLES DEBOER on February 24, 2014, 09:47:51 AM
The Continental engine mounts listed in the aircraft spruce catalog (P/N 530740) has 7 items listed as a kit.  Are all items needed or just the rubber mounts?  I tried to search the old web site for alternate parts listed there but found nothing.
Title: Re: XL-D-06 progress
Post by: John Harmon on February 24, 2014, 10:25:09 AM
Charles,

Order 8 of these..... Search for part # 22387 on the Aircraft Spruce website.

John Harmon

     I (https://www.aircraftspruce.com/cache/200-200-/catalog/graphics/22387.jpg)
Title: Re: XL-D-06 progress
Post by: CHARLES DEBOER on February 25, 2014, 12:20:26 AM
Station 1 and motor mounts ready to be welded.

John, where did you get the info on the spools and spacers?  The photos of your parts look great.  
Title: Re: XL-D-06 progress
Post by: Steve on February 25, 2014, 04:41:18 AM
Station 1 and motor mounts ready to be welded.

John, where did you get the info on the spools and spacers?  The photos of your parts look great.  

Charles:
The XL plans have a little different drawing of the working mount and a notation the alum/nylon inner spool must move freely... Mike Pastor did the cross section for the LE noted here:

http://www.angoraaffaire.com/leu/id42.htm

Bob Severance has Photos of the parts he made too over on the yahoo group

Hope this helps,
Steve
Title: Re: XL-D-06 progress
Post by: John Harmon on February 25, 2014, 07:21:19 AM
I followed the plans and turned them on my buddies lathe.
Title: Re: XL-D-06 progress
Post by: CHARLES DEBOER on February 25, 2014, 09:10:02 AM
I followed the plans and turned them on my buddies lathe.
I was very confused by what I thought were two rectangles on page #8A.  It would have been much clearer if the dimensions had the word  "dia." or "Diameter".  As I stated earlier I am a complete novice and when I see something that looks like a square or a rectangle I can't get beyond it.  Now that I read the note for the tenth time " Alum. filler must move freely in tube" that finally put things in the proper perspective.  Thank-you for your help and patience!
Title: Re: XL-D-06 progress
Post by: John Harmon on February 25, 2014, 09:56:29 AM
You are welcome Charles. I believe that this forum exists to help other builders. Duo you need a better picture of the engine mounts?
Title: Re: XL-D-06 progress
Post by: CHARLES DEBOER on February 25, 2014, 10:19:11 AM
Yes!  Please and thank-you.
Title: Re: XL-D-06 progress
Post by: John Harmon on February 25, 2014, 09:31:03 PM
Here you go Charles.....
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-5pwRKpO0vXw/Uw1gqkj1iyI/AAAAAAAAAus/IYx1axhZi3c/w958-h539-no/20140225_203346.jpg)(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-3UQtzerRJCk/Uw1ge3brajI/AAAAAAAAAug/vj5zJqOcSpw/w958-h539-no/20140225_203300.jpg)
Title: Re: XL-D-06 progress
Post by: CHARLES DEBOER on March 07, 2014, 10:50:33 PM
Thanks John, I finally got the spools for the engine mount made.  Our local EAA chapter 723 has a lathe manufactured around 1900.  One of those huge iron monsters with a huge over head flat belt drive, a four jaw chuck and no index markings that tell you how much you have moved the cutter.  Every cut must be eye balled and measured with calipers or micrometer.  What a job.  It took me three days of steady work to make eight pair of steel and aluminum engine mount spools.  I made an extra set just because I had the material and figured that I would mess one or two up in the process.
Title: Re: XL-D-06 progress
Post by: John Harmon on March 07, 2014, 11:28:02 PM
You are welcome sir.
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