Matronics Email Lists Forum Index Matronics Email Lists
BBS Forum Interface to the Matronics Email Lists
 
 Get Email Distribution Too!Get Email Distribution Too!    FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 

Exhaust Pipe Size

 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Matronics Email Lists Forum Index -> Continental-List
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
vk3eka(at)bigpond.net.au
Guest





PostPosted: Sat Nov 28, 2015 3:18 am    Post subject: Exhaust Pipe Size Reply with quote

Hi Guys,


I have an O-200 on my Zodiac 601XLB. I have around 160 hours on the engine.
I built the exhaust system using 1 1/4 inch tubing for the total system.
You can see a picture athttp://zodiac.cpc-world.com/images/IMG_0085_JPG.jpg
Would I get more power if I used 1 1/2 inch tubing from the area where the two down pipes join?
Cheers
Peter
Wonthaggi Australia


- The Matronics Continental-List Email Forum -
 

Use the List Feature Navigator to browse the many List utilities available such as the Email Subscriptions page, Archive Search & Download, 7-Day Browse, Chat, FAQ, Photoshare, and much more:

http://www.matronics.com/Navigator?Continental-List
Back to top
BARRY CHECK 6



Joined: 15 Mar 2011
Posts: 675

PostPosted: Mon Nov 30, 2015 12:32 pm    Post subject: Exhaust Pipe Size Reply with quote

Peter:
There is no simple answer, well, in a way there is:  YES!  
It would, it should, decrease the flow resistance.  BUT!  
Is it worth it?
Use the basic formulas for fluid dynamics and you will see that there is a lowering of resistance.  BUT!
Then you have to work out the formulas for Open End Resonance to see if the exhaust at the end of the pipe is at a Null or a Peak?
The other question I would ask, because it is not clear in the picture is: Do you have a CrossOver from the left to the right side?
A CrossOver will do more for the system than increasing the size of the pipe.
What is the Volume of the Pipe as compared to the Volume of the Cylinder? 
See what I mean by No Simple Answer?
Barry
On Sat, Nov 28, 2015 at 6:18 AM, Peter Johnson <vk3eka(at)bigpond.net.au (vk3eka(at)bigpond.net.au)> wrote:
Quote:
Hi Guys,


I have an O-200 on my Zodiac 601XLB. I have around 160 hours on the engine.
I built the exhaust system using 1 1/4 inch tubing for the total system.
You can see a picture at http://zodiac.cpc-world.com/images/IMG_0085_JPG.jpg
Would I get more power if I used 1 1/2 inch tubing from the area where the two down pipes join?
Cheers
Peter
Wonthaggi Australia




- The Matronics Continental-List Email Forum -
 

Use the List Feature Navigator to browse the many List utilities available such as the Email Subscriptions page, Archive Search & Download, 7-Day Browse, Chat, FAQ, Photoshare, and much more:

http://www.matronics.com/Navigator?Continental-List
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
ftyoder(at)yoderbuilt.com
Guest





PostPosted: Mon Nov 30, 2015 3:50 pm    Post subject: Exhaust Pipe Size Reply with quote

Peter,

Since you are looking for better performance, along with Barry's comments I would question the prop. Warp Drive and IVO props are not the best design once you get to 100 HP. A two blade wood prop by a manufacturer that has built many for the Cont.0-200 in the Zodiac or a metal prop if you don't want wood would probably make a positive improvement in speed. I flew a 3 blade Warp Drive on my KIS TR-1 with the Cont. IO-240 and got a good 15 mph increase at WOT when I replaced it with a 2 blade wood Sensenich, a Cato will do better than that. I am not familiar with the prop manufacturers in the "Down Under" but you may have choices closer than the USA.

I also fly a Thorp T-211 with a Jabiru 3300, it has 625hrs and is running good with a Ed Sterba wood 2 blade.

G'day, Tim

From: owner-continental-list-server(at)matronics.com [mailto:owner-continental-list-server(at)matronics.com] On Behalf Of FLYaDIVE
Sent: Monday, November 30, 2015 1:32 PM
To: continental-list(at)matronics.com
Subject: Re: Exhaust Pipe Size

Peter:


There is no simple answer, well, in a way there is: YES!
It would, it should, decrease the flow resistance. BUT!
Is it worth it?
Use the basic formulas for fluid dynamics and you will see that there is a lowering of resistance. BUT!
Then you have to work out the formulas for Open End Resonance to see if the exhaust at the end of the pipe is at a Null or a Peak?
The other question I would ask, because it is not clear in the picture is: Do you have a CrossOver from the left to the right side?
A CrossOver will do more for the system than increasing the size of the pipe.
What is the Volume of the Pipe as compared to the Volume of the Cylinder?
See what I mean by No Simple Answer?


Barry


On Sat, Nov 28, 2015 at 6:18 AM, Peter Johnson <vk3eka(at)bigpond.net.au (vk3eka(at)bigpond.net.au)> wrote:
Quote:
Hi Guys,


I have an O-200 on my Zodiac 601XLB. I have around 160 hours on the engine.


I built the exhaust system using 1 1/4 inch tubing for the total system.


You can see a picture at http://zodiac.cpc-world.com/images/IMG_0085_JPG.jpg


Would I get more power if I used 1 1/2 inch tubing from the area where the two down pipes join?


Cheers


Peter
Wonthaggi Australia








This email has been checked for viruses by Avast antivirus software.
www.avast.com


- The Matronics Continental-List Email Forum -
 

Use the List Feature Navigator to browse the many List utilities available such as the Email Subscriptions page, Archive Search & Download, 7-Day Browse, Chat, FAQ, Photoshare, and much more:

http://www.matronics.com/Navigator?Continental-List
Back to top
BARRY CHECK 6



Joined: 15 Mar 2011
Posts: 675

PostPosted: Mon Nov 30, 2015 5:19 pm    Post subject: Exhaust Pipe Size Reply with quote

Very good point about the prop Peter.  I did not consider this as Tim's picture shows under construction.
It will take a bit of experimentation but if you can find an Aluminum prop something around 70" Diameter and 53" to 57" of Pitch...  
Put it on and: See what your Static RPM is.  It should be 2300 to 2400 RPM.
If it is under that take SUBTRACT 1" of Diameter for every 50 RPM until you reach 2300 RPM - - - BUT!  Do not go under the recommended diameter.
Next:  ADD 1" of Pitch until you 2300 RPM.  
A couple of Prop Rules:
Diameter is PULL
Pitch is Speed
A flat / low pitch is Vertical Speed (VSI)
NOW!  Remember the Aluminum prop is only for experimentation.  All you want to do is collect the numbers- NO cutting or twisting.
Then give me the numbers and I will suggest a CATO prop and what Diameter & Pitch for the job.  I developed a spreadsheet for the job.
NOTE:  My numbers are different than what CATO recommends.  I developed my spreadsheet from what I found to be Under-Pitched CATO props. AND, if you purchase a CATO make sure you get a Serial Nr on the Prop, and certification for Diameter and pitch; and a Logbook.  They are a bit lax on proper paperwork
Another point:  Weight is a consideration.  The CATO prop will be half the weight of the aluminum, this weight savings is HP and Speed.  AND unlike the wood you will be able to keep it outside and fly in the rain.
Barry
On Mon, Nov 30, 2015 at 6:50 PM, Tim Yoder <ftyoder(at)yoderbuilt.com (ftyoder(at)yoderbuilt.com)> wrote:
Quote:
Peter,
 
Since you are looking for better performance, along with Barry's comments I would question the prop. Warp Drive and IVO props are not the best design once you get to 100 HP. A two blade wood prop by a manufacturer that has built many for the Cont.0-200 in the Zodiac or a metal prop if you don't want wood would probably make a positive improvement in speed. I flew a 3 blade Warp Drive on my KIS TR-1 with the Cont. IO-240  and got a good 15 mph increase at WOT when I replaced it with a 2 blade wood Sensenich, a Cato will do better than that. I am not familiar with the prop manufacturers in the "Down Under" but you may have choices closer than the USA.
 
I also fly a Thorp T-211 with a Jabiru 3300, it has 625hrs and is running good with a Ed Sterba wood 2 blade.
 
G'day, Tim 

From: owner-continental-list-server(at)matronics.com (owner-continental-list-server(at)matronics.com) [mailto:owner-continental-list-server(at)matronics.com (owner-continental-list-server(at)matronics.com)] On Behalf Of FLYaDIVE
Sent: Monday, November 30, 2015 1:32 PM
To: continental-list(at)matronics.com (continental-list(at)matronics.com)
Subject: Re: Exhaust Pipe Size

Peter:


There is no simple answer, well, in a way there is:  YES!  
It would, it should, decrease the flow resistance.  BUT!  
Is it worth it?
Use the basic formulas for fluid dynamics and you will see that there is a lowering of resistance.  BUT!
Then you have to work out the formulas for Open End Resonance to see if the exhaust at the end of the pipe is at a Null or a Peak?
The other question I would ask, because it is not clear in the picture is: Do you have a CrossOver from the left to the right side?
A CrossOver will do more for the system than increasing the size of the pipe.
What is the Volume of the Pipe as compared to the Volume of the Cylinder? 
See what I mean by No Simple Answer?


Barry


On Sat, Nov 28, 2015 at 6:18 AM, Peter Johnson <vk3eka(at)bigpond.net.au (vk3eka(at)bigpond.net.au)> wrote:
Quote:
Hi Guys,


I have an O-200 on my Zodiac 601XLB. I have around 160 hours on the engine.


I built the exhaust system using 1 1/4 inch tubing for the total system.


You can see a picture at http://zodiac.cpc-world.com/images/IMG_0085_JPG.jpg


Would I get more power if I used 1 1/2 inch tubing from the area where the two down pipes join?


Cheers


Peter
Wonthaggi Australia












This email has been checked for viruses by Avast antivirus software.
www.avast.com



- The Matronics Continental-List Email Forum -
 

Use the List Feature Navigator to browse the many List utilities available such as the Email Subscriptions page, Archive Search & Download, 7-Day Browse, Chat, FAQ, Photoshare, and much more:

http://www.matronics.com/Navigator?Continental-List
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
vk3eka(at)bigpond.net.au
Guest





PostPosted: Mon Nov 30, 2015 10:13 pm    Post subject: Exhaust Pipe Size Reply with quote

Hi Guys,

Thanks for the replies.

I don’t have a crossover pipe between the two sides. Maybe able to add quite easily.

I have been carrying out some testing with the prop.

I have the warp drive set for 9 degrees at the moment and only get 2150rpm static. I’ll tweak it a little to see if I can get some more static rpm.

I do have a wooden prop that came off a O-200 powered tailwind. I’ll check that out as well.

Thanks for your responses.

Cheers

Peter

From: <owner-continental-list-server(at)matronics.com> on behalf of FLYaDIVE <flyadive(at)gmail.com>
Reply-To: <continental-list(at)matronics.com>
Date: Tuesday, 1 December 2015 at 12:19 PM
To: <continental-list(at)matronics.com>
Subject: Re: Exhaust Pipe Size

Very good point about the prop Peter. I did not consider this as Tim's picture shows under construction.

It will take a bit of experimentation but if you can find an Aluminum prop something around 70" Diameter and 53" to 57" of Pitch...
Put it on and: See what your Static RPM is. It should be 2300 to 2400 RPM.
If it is under that take SUBTRACT 1" of Diameter for every 50 RPM until you reach 2300 RPM - - - BUT! Do not go under the recommended diameter.
Next: ADD 1" of Pitch until you 2300 RPM.
A couple of Prop Rules:
Diameter is PULL
Pitch is Speed
A flat / low pitch is Vertical Speed (VSI)
NOW! Remember the Aluminum prop is only for experimentation. All you want to do is collect the numbers- NO cutting or twisting.
Then give me the numbers and I will suggest a CATO prop and what Diameter & Pitch for the job. I developed a spreadsheet for the job.
NOTE: My numbers are different than what CATO recommends. I developed my spreadsheet from what I found to be Under-Pitched CATO props. AND, if you purchase a CATO make sure you get a Serial Nr on the Prop, and certification for Diameter and pitch; and a Logbook. They are a bit lax on proper paperwork
Another point: Weight is a consideration. The CATO prop will be half the weight of the aluminum, this weight savings is HP and Speed. AND unlike the wood you will be able to keep it outside and fly in the rain.

Barry

On Mon, Nov 30, 2015 at 6:50 PM, Tim Yoder <ftyoder(at)yoderbuilt.com> wrote:
Peter,

Since you are looking for better performance, along with Barry's comments I would question the prop. Warp Drive and IVO props are not the best design once you get to 100 HP. A two blade wood prop by a manufacturer that has built many for the Cont.0-200 in the Zodiac or a metal prop if you don't want wood would probably make a positive improvement in speed. I flew a 3 blade Warp Drive on my KIS TR-1 with the Cont. IO-240 and got a good 15 mph increase at WOT when I replaced it with a 2 blade wood Sensenich, a Cato will do better than that. I am not familiar with the prop manufacturers in the "Down Under" but you may have choices closer than the USA.

I also fly a Thorp T-211 with a Jabiru 3300, it has 625hrs and is running good with a Ed Sterba wood 2 blade.

G'day, Tim

From: owner-continental-list-server(at)matronics.com [mailto:owner-continental-list-server(at)matronics.com] On Behalf Of FLYaDIVE
Sent: Monday, November 30, 2015 1:32 PM
To: continental-list(at)matronics.com
Subject: Re: Exhaust Pipe Size

Peter:

There is no simple answer, well, in a way there is: YES!
It would, it should, decrease the flow resistance. BUT!
Is it worth it?
Use the basic formulas for fluid dynamics and you will see that there is a lowering of resistance. BUT!
Then you have to work out the formulas for Open End Resonance to see if the exhaust at the end of the pipe is at a Null or a Peak?
The other question I would ask, because it is not clear in the picture is: Do you have a CrossOver from the left to the right side?
A CrossOver will do more for the system than increasing the size of the pipe.
What is the Volume of the Pipe as compared to the Volume of the Cylinder?
See what I mean by No Simple Answer?

Barry

On Sat, Nov 28, 2015 at 6:18 AM, Peter Johnson <vk3eka(at)bigpond.net.au> wrote:




Hi Guys,




I have an O-200 on my Zodiac 601XLB. I have around 160 hours on the engine


- The Matronics Continental-List Email Forum -
 

Use the List Feature Navigator to browse the many List utilities available such as the Email Subscriptions page, Archive Search & Download, 7-Day Browse, Chat, FAQ, Photoshare, and much more:

http://www.matronics.com/Navigator?Continental-List
Back to top
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Matronics Email Lists Forum Index -> Continental-List All times are GMT - 8 Hours
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You cannot attach files in this forum
You cannot download files in this forum


Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group