Thorp Air Command - T18.net

Supporting Owners, Builders and Pilots of the Thorp T-18 and its variants.
It is currently Fri Dec 14, 2018 1:55 am

All times are UTC - 6 hours [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 41 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3  Next
Author Message
Rich Brazell
PostPosted: Fri Aug 29, 2014 6:53 pm 
Hero Member
Hero Member

Joined: Wed Oct 21, 2009 12:33 pm
Posts: 2908
Images: 64
Location: Jamul, CA (San Diego area)
Page 16B . Not 168 .


Top
 Profile Personal album  
 
Tim Brown
PostPosted: Mon Sep 01, 2014 4:41 pm 
Full Member
Full Member

Joined: Wed Oct 21, 2009 10:24 am
Posts: 135
Images: 0
Thanks...now I have to run to the airport to get those newsletters.... anyone have a scan they can post :)


Top
 Profile Personal album  
 
flyingfool
PostPosted: Mon Sep 01, 2014 5:51 pm 
Sr. Member
Sr. Member

Joined: Wed Aug 06, 2014 11:01 am
Posts: 199
Images: 7
Go to website and newsletter archive. They are PDF format.


Top
 Profile Personal album  
 
Tim Brown
PostPosted: Mon Sep 01, 2014 9:10 pm 
Full Member
Full Member

Joined: Wed Oct 21, 2009 10:24 am
Posts: 135
Images: 0
doooooh..... forgot ::)


Top
 Profile Personal album  
 
thorpdrvr
PostPosted: Wed Sep 03, 2014 2:34 pm 
Jr. Member
Jr. Member

Joined: Wed Oct 21, 2009 12:35 pm
Posts: 89
Images: 4
Location: USA
Here are pictures of my vent. In an earlier post I mentioned making a temporary scoop to see it if blows a lot more air than the inward opening one does. That should let you know in advance if it is worthwhile for you to change the door to outward opening.
I never had an inward opening door. I cut the hole in the canopy and flew without a door. Wasn't satisfied with the air flow so tried the temporary scoop. It blows a lot more air with the scoop. The outward opening door basically does what the scoop did.

Bernie Fried
N18XS

Image
Image

Image

Image

Image


Top
 Profile Personal album  
 
Tim Brown
PostPosted: Wed Sep 03, 2014 5:06 pm 
Full Member
Full Member

Joined: Wed Oct 21, 2009 10:24 am
Posts: 135
Images: 0
That is what I'm going to build...looks like an easy mod to my inward opening vent...Thanks


Top
 Profile Personal album  
 
flyingfool
PostPosted: Wed Sep 03, 2014 5:27 pm 
Sr. Member
Sr. Member

Joined: Wed Aug 06, 2014 11:01 am
Posts: 199
Images: 7
Do you have an idea for a method to seal the vent? Seems like rain would be an issue unless there is a fairly tight seal.


Top
 Profile Personal album  
 
Fraser MacPhee
PostPosted: Wed Sep 03, 2014 7:21 pm 
Sr. Member
Sr. Member

Joined: Wed Oct 21, 2009 8:57 am
Posts: 659
Images: 19
Location: USA
That is a great vent Bernie.....how many cans of hair spray does Melva use before going for a flight?

_________________
Fraser MacPhee
N926WM
Serial #279-1
Draper, UT


Top
 Profile Personal album  
 
Rich Brazell
PostPosted: Wed Sep 03, 2014 9:17 pm 
Hero Member
Hero Member

Joined: Wed Oct 21, 2009 12:33 pm
Posts: 2908
Images: 64
Location: Jamul, CA (San Diego area)
Bernie...I see some finger prints on your paint ! Just kidding old buddy . You have one of the nicest Thorps in the fleet !

RB


Top
 Profile Personal album  
 
James Grahn
PostPosted: Wed Sep 03, 2014 10:07 pm 
Hero Member
Hero Member

Joined: Sat Oct 24, 2009 7:16 pm
Posts: 1027
Images: 0
Location: USA
Yes he does! But honestly, I get more air thru my regular inward opening vent than I need. And I live in the desert!
Cubes


Top
 Profile Personal album  
 
Brent Schultz
PostPosted: Thu Sep 04, 2014 2:08 am 
Jr. Member
Jr. Member

Joined: Fri Oct 23, 2009 12:23 am
Posts: 98
Images: 19
Location: USA
Here is a picture of my NACA vents on N327SB just forward of windshield and they work great.

Brent Schultz
KAJO

Image

Image


Top
 Profile Personal album  
 
Ryan Allen
PostPosted: Thu Sep 04, 2014 7:25 am 
Sr. Member
Sr. Member
User avatar

Joined: Wed Oct 21, 2009 6:10 pm
Posts: 761
Images: 0
Location: Louisiana
Brent, those look outstanding. Kind of like the hood of a muscle car would have.


Top
 Profile Personal album  
 
James Grahn
PostPosted: Thu Sep 04, 2014 10:00 am 
Hero Member
Hero Member

Joined: Sat Oct 24, 2009 7:16 pm
Posts: 1027
Images: 0
Location: USA
Awesome!
Cubes


Top
 Profile Personal album  
 
Jeff J
PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2018 6:09 am 
Sr. Member
Sr. Member

Joined: Wed Aug 31, 2016 8:18 am
Posts: 429
Images: 0
Location: eastern OK
Brent,
Did that vent arrangement see any rain in the last 4 years? If yes, how did it do? Thanks

_________________
Thorp T18
O-320-B3B (160 HP)
68x74 Sterba Propeller

"The joke in aviation is, 'If you want to make a million, you'd better start with £10m.' " -Bruce Dickinson


Top
 Profile Personal album  
 
Brent Schultz
PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2018 12:24 pm 
Jr. Member
Jr. Member

Joined: Fri Oct 23, 2009 12:23 am
Posts: 98
Images: 19
Location: USA
It leaks a bit when raining. Air flow is not great, but it does provide some relief on hot days. I would run area through wing root area like others have done. Heard it provides great airflow.


Top
 Profile Personal album  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 41 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3  Next

All times are UTC - 6 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
cron

[ Time : 0.062s | 15 Queries | GZIP : On ]