Thursday, May 31, 2012
Oil Cooler Cross Brace
I didn’t have much time in the shop last night, but I did pick up some aluminum from the Aircraft Isle at Home Depot to make a cross brace on the oil cooler. This will help reduce impact of vibration and hopefully eliminate any cracking of the baffles over time. Again I am not worried about the extra weight with this type of reinforcement since I have the composite prop which has saved several pounds by itself. With this aside from priming and painting, also some changing out bolts/washers for more appropriate support I am pretty much wrapped up with the oil cooler. Very clean install and I am glad that I can pretty much call this done.