Compressor Wash – How this Simple Practice Can Keep Your Aircraft Engine Running Longer

The customer exclaimed: “You mean all that was wrong with the engine was a dirty compressor!”  Well, the dirty compressor wasn’t all that was wrong.  However, it was the most significant thing causing his engine’s poor performance.  The engine also needed a hot section inspection as there were several large cracks in the outside diameter of the engine’s large exit duct, and the gas generator speed indicator needed replacing.  The deposits on the components of his compressor, and the resulting poor compressor efficiency, was making it necessary to add more fuel in order to obtain the performance he wanted at altitude.  This was resulting in high T-5 or inter-turbine temperatures.

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Radial Engine Preservation: 5 Simple Tips to Follow for Radial Engine Storage Pre-Service

“How long did you say the engine sat idle?”  What should be done to an engine to return it to service after it has sat idle for years? Answering that question requires the answer to several other questions: Was the engine preserved before it was put into storage? Was it stored in a climate controlled facility? No? Out in the weather? Were the exhaust stack(s) and carburetor air inlets plugged? Was the engine periodically run-up to operating temperature? Did it have preservative oil ran in the engine before entering storage?

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Welcome to Skies of EAA’s AirVenture Oshkosh 2015, AeroShell Aerobatics! History, Team Members, and Flight Excellence

Returning to the skies, proudly-sponsored by Covington Aircraft, AeroShell Aerobatics will dazzle spectators at the EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2015! In recent years, many have voiced concerns over the safety of air shows, but the talented pilots of AeroShell Aerobatics are putting many of these fears to rest. With nearly 100,000 combined hours of flight time and extensive backgrounds in aviation, the six-member team of AeroShell Aerobatics promises an amazing show this year.

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Covington Aircraft Presents the “Children’s Aviation Art Contest” & Sponsors KidVenture just in time for Oshkosh 2015!

Covington Aircraft is pleased to sponsor KidVenture at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2015 and the “Children’s Aviation Art Contest!” Entries for this year’s contest will be accepted from July 1 through August 14, 2015. All entrants must create an aviation-themed drawing on a standard 8.5” by 11” sheet of blank paper. All children must be 12-years-old, or younger; however, children under 5-years-old may print out and color the Covington King Air Coloring Page.

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