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Baffling

With the engine mounted, we started working on the baffling, which mounts to the engine and routes the cooling air efficiently around the engine cylinders.  This part wasn’t bad–basically just a bunch of pieces of aluminum, which is a nice break from the fiberglass.  Here are a couple pictures of the aft parts temporarily mounted.

Probably the only really annoying part of the baffling so far is bending the inlet ramps, which go in the front.  Bending a large, relatively thick piece of aluminum isn’t much fun.  Here is a picture of me bending as well as one of the finished product.

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This is about as much of the baffling we can do for now.  The rest requires the cowl (the large fiberglass pieces that cover the engine) to be fit, so on to that.

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