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Test flights : Flights 12,13,14,15 and 16
le 27-03-2012 20:13:24 (2718 lectures)

I reinstalled the EFIS, it works corrctly but I know have a problem with the speed indicators, they are underestimating the speed. I think there is a problem with the pitot line. I made some short flights to troubleshoot but without success.
I however managed to add 1h45mn to the total flight time

Test flights : 11th flight
le 10-03-2012 19:50:00 (2550 lectures)

During todays' flight, I checked the performances with wheel pants on. For sure the plane is faster. At full throttle I knwo reach the 2700 rpm engine limit and read 165 knots.
I gained between 8 and 14 knots depending on RPM. At 2300 RPM, I stll fly at 140 knots.
Stall speeds ar unchanged. Flying out of trim in case of trim failure needs some attention but is doable.
Only problem is  the left wheel fairing I found cracked after the flight due to some bonfing issues or to some tension during assembly.

Test flights : Two more flights
le 29-02-2012 20:00:00 (2540 lectures)

I managed to make two flights and add 1h40mn.
As climbing to altitude was not possible, I tested the autopilot. Somme tweaking to be done but it's working correctly for the time being.
Before flying I found why the VOR had a very small range, the antenna was not correctly connected.
I also found why I might have problems with the calibration of the right magnetometer, my PDF is working in reverse on the pitch axis. I'm wainting for some news from the manucfaturer.

Test flights : Flight 7 and 8
le 26-02-2012 18:00:00 (2504 lectures)

Today, I made two flights addong 2h15mn.
I made the first stalls. No flaps stall occurs at 47 kts with somme buffeting at 49 kts. With full flaps, the stall speed was 42kts. There is no problem during the stall, a small preference to dip the left wing and the plan flies again as soon as back pressure is released.
I made 9 landings, made some notes on performances.
On the second flight Jeremy and Remy flew a loose formation (I'm not trained for this) and made som pictures. They were taken from some distance.
I will try to add a video if I have some time to edit the takes.

Test flights : 5th and 6th flight
le 11-02-2012 19:10:00 (2563 lectures)

Temperatures are too low to work in the hangar, but the weather is sunny so I went flying. I managed to make two one hour flight. Still the same problems : the OAT not working and the VOR reception being lower than expected.
For the second flight I made some go-arounds, some touch and gos, tested half flap landings. On the last  landing, ths flaps got stuck due to a blown fuse. This is a known problem, I replaced  the the 5A fuse with  7,5A.
A small video about the flight.

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