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oil tank covers

Renkou1

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I'm thinking of sewing up an oil tank cover and intake tube covers.
Preliminary....need to round up heavy canvas...the heavy sewing machine I would use hasn't been used for years... As I remember covers used snaps. Wonder if velcro can stand the heat?
Anyway...if I am able to make these...functional and pretty...is anyone interested in a set.
Will build one set so I can see diff in oil temp.
 

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even the thin wag ones help a little. The plate over the air filter helps the most when it's below 10*

........Mike

 

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Plate over airfilter or plate over hole above airfilter?
 

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I just got the plate from Univair $25. Fits just fine.

Plus had a aluminum sheet metal shop build a air filter cove for $15. The air filter plate helps a lot with throttle response with touch and goes.

Run a silicon heater on my oil tank and it has not gotten cold yet. Will see where we go for my first winter season in Colorado. Will be making some felt tube covers next week .

 

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How much of the air filter opening do you cover up?
 

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There is a diagram in the Cub Club news letter 114. The plate covers the whole air filter. It one inch out from the air filter. Open to just the top and the bottom.

in the video of the j3 on skis that was on the site last week had an air filter plate. Could help with cold and snow covering the air filter.
 

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All of it. ;D Cover the air hole too.

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I'm with you now -- that's the snow plate.
 

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Yep the Snow plate. To be serious for a minute now. This plate works great when it's really cold, like below 10*. But above 25 or so it restricts air flow so much that it's like flying with the carb heat on. It's enough that I've taken off, gone around, landed and taken it off. Then continued with my flight. When it's really cold though, it works great. I recommend it for your bag of tricks.

.......Mike

Renkow 12 what are you going to make your covers out of? I might be interested. I did put on a tanis heater though.
 

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I'm thinking thick canvas. Saw a set years ago. New manufacture set I received and sent back was thin and looked porous. Have an uninstalled 4.8 quart oil tank to use for mock-up. Just in the planing stage now.
 

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