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N316JL (CH601HDS w/912ULS) took to the air this morning. She made one exciting trip around the circuit. Ran out of aileron trim trying
trim out a left turning tendency. Had
fumes in the cockpit from what appeared to be oil. Oil temps and pressure were good. After landing inspection showed no oil
leaks. Must be the new burning off the
exhaust system. Landing was uneventful,
actually one of the best I’ve made. This
was probably due to the amount of concentration I was giving to the flight at
Thanks to Don Honabach letting me have some stick time in HDS a week ago. Without this time the flight could have been a
lot more exciting. I was able to successfully use the speeds that Don uses on approach and takeoff. Thanks again Don.
This has been a 10 year 10 month adventure from the rudder the workshop to the first flight. I’m still flying high.