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  • Re: engine compartment temps

    It's a tight fitting cowl with small air holes Alex, I don't have CHT in mine so I have one less thing to worry about. Once you get that thing up in the 200

    contrailsdad 8 hours ago
  • Re: engine compartment temps

    Jim C. recommended the same, shallow climb but for now it'll have to wait as I am working on getting current and a BFR. Too many years building and not flying.

    carrxw10@att.net 11 hours ago
  • Re: engine compartment temps

    Alex; The best way to break in a new overhaul is to fly it in a shallow climb and maintain higher then normal MAP. Watch your oil temp and pressure. When the

    jhaedtler 11 hours ago
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For discussion and exchange of information related to the Wittman Tailwind, Nesmith Cougar, and similar aircraft, like the Buttercup, Big X, Daphne, Fourrunner and O&O--focus is on building and flying designs by Steve Wittman and related designs and modifications by others. Pictures can also be posted if moderate size.

Picture is Dave Conrad's beautiful W-10 over Wisconsin in Feb 2012 finishing the test period for his Tailwind. Plan to see him at Baraboo this year!

The W-10 Tailwind is simple, light, and FAST! Red Hamilton's Race 37 has set the bar at 235 MPH cruising speed (though admittedly he was in a race at the time)!

For builders and other interested folks, all of the old newsletters can be found in the "Files" section. Also there is a lot of other helpful construction information in the Files Section and many pictures of construction and flying in the Photos Section. Also note that "Clement modifications" are recommended for the W-10 tailwinds, and he also has the plans for the trike gear. Jim Stanton has a list of drawing corrections and other information. The Swiss group has put together a Compendium of builder's hints and comments, which is almost a builder's bible for construction. All information can be found in the "Files" section.

The 2015 Tailwind and Buttercup Fly In will be held Jul 17-18 at Hartford, WI (HXF). Mark Stamsta and Jim Stanton will be the hosts. This will be a very basic social event similar to the early Baraboo events. Tentative fly out to Oshkosh the 19th AM. Oshkosh is July 20-26. We have enthusiastic support from the City of Harford, as well as Steve Krog who is an EAA Vintage Division Director. All types of aircraft, drive-ins and walk-ins are welcome--just bring your interest in Steve Wittman's designs.

The West Coast Wittman design Fly-in for 2015 is expected to be Second Sunday in October, location yet to be determined. All aircraft and drive-ins/walk-ins are welcome.

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  • Aug 23, 2001
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