First engine start
Been waiting for this day for eight years, first engine start went pretty well but a few items to address. Engine had been pickled so a lot of smoking, left a wet trail on the ground and some on the belly but quit smoking after a while. Rpm pulses needed to be adjusted was showing double rpm. Thing I'm concerned about is I have dual lightspeed ignition and when trying a "mag" check backfired and so didn't try it again. Prop cycled ok after letting oil get to hub. Brakes wouldn't hold during high rpm, need to check that maybe break in brakes better. Need to look into lightspeed wiring before another start. Happy though that this new engine is working, engine parameters look good.
Last edited by rvdave : 09-30-2017 at 07:03 PM.