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Old 08-07-2018, 12:33 PM
Ralph Inkster Ralph Inkster is offline
 
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Big Congrats Claude.

Soon you will be looking for ‘$100 hamburger’ destinations!
Plug in CYBW as one or them!

Cheers
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Old 08-07-2018, 05:05 PM
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Congratulations on the first flight Claude, nice looking airplane! Good luck with the 25hr flyoff.

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Old 08-07-2018, 05:22 PM
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Beautiful airplane! Congrats, and glad the mishap did not lead to anything serious.
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Old 08-08-2018, 11:29 AM
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Flight number 2 in marginal VFR (an iffy 3 miles in smoke) went this morning. I handled the majority of the flying, up to the landing which got stretched on account of a coyote parked on the center line. While I had ground visibility, forward visibility wasn't very good but this turned into a good immersive way to get used to my SkyView's attitude indication view (and synthetic vision). Also made good use of the maps. Overall an excellent flight, this is a very solid flying platform. I love the light touch handling and the stable hands off flying. I have an ever so slight heavy left wing, but that is probably mostly because of the heavy guy sitting in the left seat. Since the first flight wasn't trouble free, the 25 hour clock for the test phase ticked off its first hour today.

Next flight will be with my engine builder again, we'll work on a few landings to make sure I have them solid before I finish out the testing solo.
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Old 08-08-2018, 04:57 PM
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how are the CHTs?
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Old 08-08-2018, 07:01 PM
Flying Canuck Flying Canuck is offline
 
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how are the CHTs?
With the mixture ROP (leaned for best power) and 11.7 gph, we saw CHTs around 428 on #1, 419 on #2/#4, and 406 on #3. That's at WOT, about 24.5". We leaned it out a little (10.7 gph) and those temps went up by about 15 degrees. Got a ways to go for break in, hope to see the FF and CHTs come down, especially the FF - the book for 75% power at 2400 rpm with best power mix says 10 gph.

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Old 08-09-2018, 08:42 AM
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....and nice to see that you now have one of about 3 ( three) aircraft in Canada with the registration marks actually done correctly!
Only if he has 20" letters under one wing!

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...They are painted on, including the massive under wing letters...
Righto, never mind then...

Congratulations on the first flight!
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Old 08-09-2018, 07:55 PM
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Nice! Congrats on the first flight. The plane looks really nice.
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