100cc Extra 260 KS Canister Install

I have had an issue with my AeroWorks 100cc Extra 260 being very loud.  The 3W 110cc CS engine, on stock exhaust, runs about 120db.  Which is not AMA legal and most flying fields won’t let you fly there; as there are noise restrictions.

With that said, I decided to install KS canisters.  This airplane is designed for installing canisters which makes the installation process easier.

The first step in this process was to work with Gerhard, at Aircraft International, to make sure I was getting the right parts for this airplane and engine.  Gerhard spent quite a bit of time with me and I was able to order and receive everything I needed.  On a side note, I highly recommend working with Aircraft International for all of your 3W needs.  I have always received great service and, when ordering anything, very prompt shipping.

The install went very smooth.  All in all it took me about 10 hours total.  The most significant amount of time was spent encapsulating all of the bays.  I used 1/16″ plywood and blocked the bulkhead behind the canisters and all bays that hold electronics.  This is absolutely necessary so the fuselage doesn’t become pressurized and blow off your covering and to keep your electronics cool.

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I measured and cut plywood to cover the bulkhead behind the canisters.  I then cut a 1/4″ plywood canister mount.  You can see this in the image above.  This made it easy for me to epoxy the canister mounts.

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Once the canister were installed the way I wanted, I created a bolt-on cover so I would have easy access for canister maintenance.

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I used flex-headers so I could get the correct drop and positioning I wanted.

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Lastly, I relocated the throttle servo and modified the canister tunnel cover to give it a clean look.

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Yesterday I took the plane out for a few flights.  I had to make a few minor low and high carb adjustments as the canisters produce more back-pressure then the stock exhaust.

These new KS canisters brought the noise level down to 96db, a very big difference.  The plane sounds great!

Thank you Gerhard, at Aircraft International, for your help with the parts.  And thank you Morris and Phil, at the field, for helping me get this thing dialed in!

Speaking at SharePoint Saturday Sacramento – May 31, 2014

I am honored to be chosen to speak at the SharePoint Saturday Sacramento (#SPSSAC) event, on May 31 of this year; just a couple weeks away.

I will be speaking on the topic of Records Management and how to accomplish Records Management tasks using Microsoft SharePoint 2013 technologies.  I will describe what records management is, and demonstrate a number of features that can be used, in SharePoint 2013, to meet your organizations records management initiatives.

There is a great line-up of speakers at this free event.  Take a look here for a list of all the fantastic sessions that will be delivered.

I would like to thank all of those who have given their time to organize this event.  I know what it takes to do so and it is a lot of work.

I would also like to thank the sponsors; without them, this wouldn’t be possible!

If you haven’t already done so, PLEASE REGISTER!

 

SharePoint Saturday Sacramento – May 31, 2014

 

spsevents250x250SHAREPOINT SATURDAY

May 31, 2014

Sacramento

 

The Northern California SharePoint Community is proud to host the 3rd SharePoint Saturday Sacramento

Join fellow SharePoint colleagues in attending over 25 sessions presented by MVPs, MCMs and other SharePoint leaders. Topics include:

  • SharePoint 2013/2010
  • Office 365 / SPO
  • Business Intelligence
  • Case Studies
  • Search
  • Social & Mobile with SharePoint Reporting
  • And more …

This event is FREE and open to the public. Network, learn and immerse yourself in tips, tricks and ideas from leading SharePoint Experts from around the country.

WHERE & WHEN
Patrick Hayes Learning Center
2700 Gateway Oaks Drive
Sacramento, CA 95833

Saturday, May 31, 2014
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM (PST)

REGISTRATION
Registration is required to attend.
http://spssac2014.eventbrite.com

Admission: Free

Continental breakfast, snacks and lunch are included. Parking is free, but space is limited.

Register now at http://spssac2014.eventbrite.com