January 2013 Blog Posts (22)

Cold here in Idaho

Sitting here in Idaho wishing it would warm up to at least flyable weather.  Been right around zero and even though I have an engine pre-heater I built and the newly installed Zenith cabin heat I can't force my self out to the airport. 

I finished off the second Condition Inspection in early December. No issues except that I found that the left radiator mount had broken at the front engine mounting bolt.  Seemed to have failed radially from the mounting hole under the washer.  Ordered…

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Added by Phil Smith on January 8, 2013 at 12:53pm — 1 Comment

CH701 flight test update

40 hour fly off is going slow. 9.5 hours so far. Having a couple of small issues....fuel is transferring from left to right in flight, not sure why.

Been adjusting prop pitch flatter, at 12 degrees, getting max 5200 rpm full throttle, level flight. Going to reset to 11 deg in search of 5600 rpm static. Makes me wonder about actual horsepower.

Engine itself is running smooth, no issues, but I do experience an unusual vibration when throttling back for descents (from memory seems…

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Added by Steven Winn on January 2, 2013 at 7:08pm — 1 Comment

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