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by xprsav8r
Thu Sep 09, 2021 2:46 pm
Forum: Wheeler General Information
Topic: Takeoff performance
Replies: 6
Views: 2635

Re: Takeoff performance

Hi. I've posted the tool to a public Dropbox location:

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/39t2c4vqtlb1 ... 7PUTa?dl=0.

You'll need to download it and use Numbers on an iPad to open it. It was meant as a mobile planning tool.
by xprsav8r
Sun Jun 06, 2021 10:02 am
Forum: Wheeler General Information
Topic: Air Condition
Replies: 4
Views: 2469

Re: Air Condition

Thanks Joe. If I recall, the exhaust port is 4 inches. Actually, that's where I cut the hole: about 6" aft of the first bulkhead (behind the cargo area). I initially dumped the exhaust out there without any kind of scoop. I was advised by the local maintenance shop to install a 4" marine c...
by xprsav8r
Thu Jun 03, 2021 9:03 pm
Forum: Wheeler General Information
Topic: Air Condition
Replies: 4
Views: 2469

Air Condition

Good evening fellow Express owners. Has anyone installed an AC unit into their plane? I have an Arctic Air unit that runs off of 12v. I've tried venting the exhaust into the empennage but there's not enough airflow or negative pressure to vent the air out of the aircraft. As a result, the condenser ...
by xprsav8r
Thu Jun 03, 2021 8:57 pm
Forum: Wheeler General Information
Topic: Fuel Tank Repair
Replies: 2
Views: 976

Re: Fuel Tank Repair

Thanks Joe. We replaced the quick drain valve. All fixed.
by xprsav8r
Mon May 17, 2021 6:40 pm
Forum: Wheeler General Information
Topic: Fuel Tank Repair
Replies: 2
Views: 976

Fuel Tank Repair

Good evening folks.

Can anyone offer some guidance for repairing leaks in an S90 tank? Specifically, my aux tanks seem to leak around the sumps even after replacing. I didn't build the plane and unfortunately, there are no manuals and access ports for the tanks. Any advice is appreciated.
by xprsav8r
Mon Mar 15, 2021 9:12 am
Forum: Wheeler General Information
Topic: Just bought an express 260 CT.... advice wanted
Replies: 2
Views: 1674

Re: Just bought an express 260 CT.... advice wanted

Hello Mate, I don't have a CT, but did fly one while shopping for an Express (I ended up buying an Express with a traditional tail). I would recommend that you read the Cafe Foundation report as it eludes to some characteristics of the CT. http://www.express-builder.com/documents/manuals/Express%20C...
by xprsav8r
Mon Mar 15, 2021 8:57 am
Forum: Wheeler General Information
Topic: Takeoff performance
Replies: 6
Views: 2635

Re: Takeoff performance

I'd be less worried about T/O distance and more worried about landing distance! If you have the landing distance which is always longer, then you're almost assured the T/O distance required. Also, this heavily depends on your MGW at takeoff and landing. You may want to be ultra conservative and plan...
by xprsav8r
Wed Jul 17, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: Wheeler General Information
Topic: Tail documents
Replies: 2
Views: 10886

Re: Tail documents

Thanks for sharing, Joe. Regardless of bias as it relates to the CT model, this information is enlightening towards understanding design philosophies and aerodynamic behaviours.
by xprsav8r
Sat Jul 13, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: Wheeler General Information
Topic: vortex generators
Replies: 3
Views: 14546

Re: vortex generators

@Gfarley08 or anyone else having installed VGs. Can you please offer guidance on how far back from the leading edge you chose to install them? Stoll-Speed suggests 10%-12%of the chord line. I have the Micro VG kit which provides a ruler but it was designed for planes that they’ve STC’d. They’ve sugg...
by xprsav8r
Sat Jul 13, 2019 6:49 am
Forum: Wheeler General Information
Topic: Legacy nose gear collapsing - other misc tips
Replies: 3
Views: 12854

Re: Legacy nose gear collapsing - other misc tips

$2700. Well worth it and highly recommended. The old one will literally snap. You’ll find preemptively replacing it will be cheaper than suffering a bent prop and ending going through a sudden stoppage inspection!

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