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16-Nov-2011
Catégorie: Assembly

Today I installes the engine cowls and taxied with everything buttoned up. I found the plane wants to turn left, I couldnot troubleshoot but think it has to do with the braking system.
I also have a problem with the throttle throaw as I don't have enough throw to go from the idle to full power stops.
The good news is that everything seems to be working with the cowls on.


Working time on this subpart
Today :  3h (Total : 111h)

Lectures (1700)
05-Nov-2011
Catégorie: Assembly

Today I began by reinstalling the fairings and covers after the inspection. I alos corrected the small discrepancies that had be noted.
I managed to do the first taxi. The engine started flawlessly and taxying was straightforward. Turning is possible with a smal radius and at low speed.
Video is unfortunately usable.


Working time on this subpart
Today :  3h (Total : 108h)

Lectures (1841)
02-Nov-2011
Catégorie: Assembly

This mornings all the parts I have assembled for the last five and a half year officially became an airplane after inspection by the authorities.
First the inspector checked the paperwork ; weight and balance, maintance schedule, engine, propeller and radio release papers. He then inspected the airframe, found a missing screw on a wing root fairing and two caps that need to be safetywired on the engine.
He finally declared the we have a plane.
First flight will be planned once I get the release papers from the authorities, usually takes between one and two weeks.
Lectures (1797)
01-Nov-2011
Catégorie: Assembly

Today I finally installed the wing root fairings with the seal upright.
I also compensated the wet commpass, I'll have to do it precisely later.
I checked the wiring and connexions of the right magnétometer, everything seems correct but I'm still unable to calibrate it. I'll check with GRT.
I then started the engine and checked the right fuel tank, the magnetos, the loading of the EFIS battery, and the P-mag internal alternator.
After engine cut-off, I noticed some oil on the left side of the firewall. I found a lower spark plug that was not torqued correctly.
I initially wanted to taxy the aircraft but will do it next time.
Tomorrow, the plane will get it's final inspection.


Working time on this subpart
Today :  3h (Total : 105h)

Lectures (1602)
30-Oct-2011
Catégorie: Assembly

This is a short video of the first engine start.




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