I'll crank it up in the morning and go at -5, as long as in a few hours the sun will help me out a little and bring it up to 10 or 15 at least. Pretty wussy compared to the guys in the far north that have been going out in -30 or worse over the last hundred years or so! I read those books... I'm good with that level of participation
The more I think through the remote oil tank idea I wonder if might be problematic. Part of me wonders if having the tank that far away might mess with the scavenge pump's ability to clear the extra oil out of the engine. And also in a steep climb the tank might end up lower than the engine and how would the oil pump do in that case trying to lift out of the tank? But then again, usually I overthink things that "might not work" and am proven wrong when people go out and do them with no trouble. Like I always joke: if everyone double thought things as much as I do, manned powered flight would still be theory LOL!
Oh and not a well thought through idea but one way to get some weight shift might be to run the oil tank back behind the seat. Not sure if it is a good idea due to the long run of oil lines but it would add some heat to the cabin too.
Dang, well I was tied up working on other stuff today... Got my flying in yesterday. But looking forward to meeting up sometime here soon. And I'd sure like to swing up to your place.. that is if you might sell me 5gall of mogas so I can get back home with some reserve
Yeah I love the rk on my rx1 kf5 floatplane! Great for the cold winter starts / warmups too! In talking to Teal he is planning a full end housing adapter plate for the Phazer to fit a c/e box in the up or down position. It is on the "to-do" list of his. And as far as the shoulder, 338 I can see your fab abilities here and am jealous! I'm sure you don't need my 100 level input but will throw out the idea of an exterior locating profile (since there's not room on the interior with the clutch drum so close)