ENGINE DYNO TIME FOR SAMSON V4 – June 2, 2020
We’re here in Portland, Oregon at Loyning’s Engine Services. Engine Tech Tony Ragnone (left) and Sean Bliss and Sam Bousfield (middle and right) are checking over our Samson V4, on the engine dynamometer. Tony will be grinding some more clearance between the exhaust and its supports. Then they’ll finish the exhaust install, cooling hookups and wiring.
As you may know, a dynamometer (dyno for short) is a device for measuring force or power produced. It puts a load on the engine (in our case, simulating what it will be like when it’s running the prop or driving the wheels). This allows us to determine the amount of hp, torque, rpms, etc. that the engine is producing. The tuners tweak things, both mechanically and with the use of the engine computer, until we have the performance we want.