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To say the landslide near Oso is tragic is an understatement. This is only a few miles from my home field of KAWO.
I know this area well. This is the river (Stillaguamish) where I land gravel bars. These are the mountains where I fly. It hits home big.
Currently my home airport is now the center of the rescue and recovery efforts.
If you have watched any of my videos then you know this area too.
I had shot a video with cockpit audio showing how I do slow flight, stalls, more.
Plugging in the cable should have been on the checklist.
I am planning on "re-shooting". Any requests regarding my cockpit\701 operations?
Any other requests?
Last week the Seattle area became unseasonably cold. During the past three years that the 7-Oh-Fun has been flying we had not seen temps in the 20s.
Disclaimer: No warranty is implied and no liability is accepted. This sort of preheater will require supervision. Do not leave unattended.
What to do? If necessity is the mother of invention, then the Lowe's next to the airport was the father.
I found the following…Continue
Did a long cross-country on Saturday. It was a 300NM flight, taking 5 hours of time (including touch and gos, ect). 19.5 gallons burned.
Landed at four airports that were new to me and to the 7-Oh-Fun.
That leaves only 11 public airports in Western Washington that I have not landed the 701 at.
So here are the facts:
1) My engine is back together and the plane is flying again
2) The only parts replaced were CHT probes, seals, gaskets and overflow bottle.
3) Compression is 86,86,86,85
4) Full root cause is still not fully known.
Between myself and my Rotax guru A&P we have a probable cause:
1) A near gross load reduced climb & cooling performance allowing for increases in coolant and oil temps.