Holy Cow--did the deed this morning. 5am at the field. Canopy would not close.
could not find the flash light. got it sorted out, spilled my coffee on the wing which immediately froze. Cleaned that taxied out and took off. Engine hot in Climb CHT 420's cooled a bit in level flight but then got manifold press drop to 4!!
WTHeck........I didn't know it could go to 4. Back to field. Trimmed baffles off the front of the forward cylinders, fixed the interference with the seat. Off again Temps better, squelchy radio and the manifold pressure gremlin seems to have disappeared. I'm exhausted but ecstatic........Perfect day really
Yahoo Thanks to all you guys for your encouragement and help over the years........Cheers Gary
(wish I knew how to put in a photo). [ed. Mucho congrats Gary on our first flight!!!! Like others are saying CONGRATS ON YOUR GREAT DAY!!! How to on the pictures at: http://www.vansairforce.net/articles...ums/images.htm. v/r,dr]