Heartland Embrace, a ministry in Central Wisconsin, sent their Cessna Cardinal to MMS for an engine overhaul and some airframe work. The first step was to remove the engine from the plane after which the engine was disassembled in the engine shop.
|Scott starts the process by removing the propeller.|
|Lots of photos are taken for reference at this stage.|
|Geoff measures a hole in the crankcase where a tappet body will ride.|
|Checking the camshaft timing on the partially assembled engine.|
|In the test cell, instrumentation is connected to monitor engine condition throughout the test.|
|Nearly ready to run, the test propeller is on. An air scoop will be installed to direct the cooling air over the engine.|
|The "hood" is up so adjustments can be made.|