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Old 05-30-2017, 09:45 PM
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I'm happy to confirm another happy customer with that map, Caleb. It is a growing list. Please keep us informed of any tweaks to the timing you run across that might be attributed to the EFI. If you do improve on it, then I'll incorporate those changes into the programming for the Rocket's first flight (still months away, I'm afraid).

Have you done any testing to confirm the optimum LOP ignition advance yet? Mine was 3 degrees, but that was with Bendix injection. Interested to see what differences in ignition timing the better atomization of the EFI gives you (if any).

And for all the rest of you, I've been hesitant to publish this map. You should know that it relies heavily on MAP as the primary tuning aid and as such is is pretty conservative at high power, and very aggressive at idle. Anyone who grew up messing with 60's musclecars will recognize the similarity to the logic. Anyway, if there is a fault to this particular method it will be found at flight RPM and low throttle setting such as a letdown/approach to the pattern - be prepared to see 40 degrees advance in the window. Wont hurt anything, but its just a byproduct of the programming method.

Anybody contemplating using this map is welcome to contact me here or via PM.
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Old 05-30-2017, 09:56 PM
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Thanks for posting your latest tweaks Caleb.
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Old 08-28-2017, 11:01 AM
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Just a few updates. Tach time is passing 60hrs on the new lycoming without a hiccup. I have updated the pictures I can remember after switching from photobucket to flickr.

A few more pictures of airplane usage!

Took my girlfriend on a vacation to a grass strip camp in, Yosemite, Columbia CA

0422171107 by Caleb Lesher, on Flickr

0422171107a by Caleb Lesher, on Flickr

0422171302_HDR by Caleb Lesher, on Flickr

0422171956_HDR by Caleb Lesher, on Flickr


Visited some friends at the local RC flying field where I learned to fly models at age 10
0504171108a by Caleb Lesher, on Flickr

Of course took dad to shelter cove for lunch
0605171154 by Caleb Lesher, on Flickr

Even the dog approves of the new engine
0613171204_HDR by Caleb Lesher, on Flickr

Screenshot952017-06-13-10-45-54 by Caleb Lesher, on Flickr

Went to 15,500 feet on the way to a week of soaring truckee... just for fun.
0713171148_HDR by Caleb Lesher, on Flickr

0714171414 by Caleb Lesher, on Flickr
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Old 08-28-2017, 11:09 AM
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Wildfires are pretty bad in Northern CA at the moment. My friend Ben and I risked TFR's and airport closure odds to pick up 80lbs of the best jerky around. Taylors Sausage in Cave Junction OR. Also a pretty cool smoke jumper base museum there with nice airplane camping available.

0809171538b by Caleb Lesher, on Flickr

0809171632 by Caleb Lesher, on Flickr

0809171726 by Caleb Lesher, on Flickr


Happy mothers day!
0514171244_HDR by Caleb Lesher, on Flickr
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Old 08-28-2017, 11:11 AM
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Looks like fun times. Thanks for posting Caleb.
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Happy birthday to me! Garmin G5 with battery backup!
0809171820b by Caleb Lesher, on Flickr
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