LS1 Intake System for the RV-10

Welcome Everyone to another Kit Aircraft Mods Post! Today I am going to talk about the intake box that I designed for my Geared Drives LS1 installation. The Geared Drives (now called Auto PSRUs LLC) firewall forward package that I have seen installed in the company demonstrator and a couple of finished aircraft at Oshkosh utilized a conical intake air filter mounted to a tube leading to the intake throttle body. This is a simple solution to getting filtered air into the engine. It draws intake air from within the cowl near the firewall. In my installation I wanted to modify the existing Van’s cowl intake scoop so that I could harness ram air effect to gain some added horsepower Continue reading LS1 Intake System for the RV-10

First Flight – Part 2

Hello and Welcome to Kit Aircraft Mods. I am glad that you stopped by to see what is going on. Today I am going to expand on the first attempt at flight in my airplane. The initial flight attempt was conducted at St.Thomas Municipal Airport (CYQS) and the aircraft was piloted by Paul Briggs who is a professional test pilot. I went with a professional test pilot for the initial flights and transition training to satisfy the insurance company and my wife!! The insurance company was willing to give me full coverage as long as I had Paul in the pilot seat. This was due to the fact that I am a low time pilot with under 200 hours total Continue reading First Flight – Part 2

Audience Participation

Good day and welcome to KitAircraftMods.com First off, I would like to thank everyone who has been visiting this site to read my posts. It is nice to see that people from all over the word are reading through my posts. My purpose for this blog was also to have a place where you can get your modification posted for others to see. I would love to hear from you readers. Let me know what you are working on. Tell me about your projects and I will get it into a post and we can all learn form the information. It doesn’t have to be about a specific modification to your aircraft.This is a flexible format and I am open Continue reading Audience Participation