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Old 04-20-2017, 08:40 PM
Chattin35 Chattin35 is offline
 
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Chris, It is great you are flying now, but beating me to be done is not right!!
Now that you are flying, you can spend your time working with me on my plane!!

Are you going to keep your 7 at Nampa or Caldwell?
Rocky! I remember you teaching me how to dimple in your garage back when I was looking at various RV's. Crazy how little I knew back then, haha.

It'll be based at KMAN for the near future.

Hit me up anytime. I'd love to swing by and help.
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Old 04-20-2017, 08:55 PM
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Wow, congratulations, two years! That's quite the inspiration.

When you can, come up to Joseph Oregon (KJSY) and I'll buy you lunch!
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Old 04-21-2017, 05:39 AM
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Congratulation's! nice piloting skills there, that thing jumped off the runway! any mods to the engine?
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Old 04-21-2017, 06:44 AM
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Congrats Chris! She flew quite nicely, inside view really showed how fast you were off the ground, awesome.
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Old 04-21-2017, 08:08 AM
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Default great view of Nampa airport

remarkable day in Idaho for flying. N437T looks fantastic.
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Old 04-21-2017, 08:35 AM
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Congratulation's! nice piloting skills there, that thing jumped off the runway! any mods to the engine?
Nope. It's a bone stock YIO-360-M1B from Van's paired with a 72" Hartzell BA prop.

W&B for the first flight...

Aircraft 1043 78 81241
Fuel 180 80 14400
Pilot 185 97 17945
Passenger 0 97 0
Baggage 0 127 0
Total 1408 113586

First Flight CG 81

Flight 2 happening today! Objective is to continue verifying safe operation of the main systems and run the engine hard for a good break in. Plan is to fill the tanks all the way and do laps above the airfield for a couple hours with the throttle wide open. Pretty boring profile. But, it's still a test flight. So, I'll be on high alert.

If everything is going smoothly after an hour or so, I may venture out away from the airfield a little (staying over other airstrips and good landing spots of course).

Oh man this is fun!
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Old 04-21-2017, 08:41 AM
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Chris, I will be out this morning at KMAN in the 172 for my lesson. I hope I don't slow you down too much in the pattern!!!
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Old 04-21-2017, 08:47 AM
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Chris, I will be out this morning at KMAN in the 172 for my lesson. I hope I don't slow you down too much in the pattern!!!
Nice! I'll be hanging out about 1k' above you.
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Old 04-21-2017, 09:00 AM
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Good job, Chris. It's a great feeling.
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Old 04-22-2017, 07:26 AM
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Thanks all.

Flight 2 and 3 are in the books!

On the second flight, I planned to stay up for a couple hours and run the engine as hard as I could to help it break in. Well, the #2 cylinder was indicating about 100'F colder than the others. At 290'F it was below Lycoming's recommendations for continuous ops so I decided to land and see what was up.

I pulled the plugs and probes on the #2 and #4 cylinders to make sure they were connected properly and the plugs were firing as expected. I also peaked inside both cylinders with a borescope. Everything looked normal. So, I put all back together and took it up again. And, guess what... it was working fine. #2 is now my hottest cylinder by about 10'F. All were within 20-30'F of each other.

Go figure, eh?

The third flight was a 2.3 doing laps and running the engine hard. All cylinders where around 380-390'F occasionally poking above 400'F when I was messing around with the mixture. When I landed, it was idling much smoother on the ground. So, I think it may have broken in?

Same plan for the next flight. Then, first oil change and a thorough inspection of the whole airframe -- looking for things that may be rubbing, come out of torque, etc.

Thanks again for the kind words all. Hopefully, I'll see some of you out there flying around. I'll do more write-ups in the test flying section.
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