Moving day. Mountain Home, ID (U76) to Prineville, OR (S39)

The day finally came to move the airplane. Flight testing was completed in November 2010, but I had been unable to find a hangar in Astoria, OR. We moved to Bend, OR in March and I finally found a hangar in Prineville, 45 minutes from the house. It's not easy working on an airplane when it is 6-10 hours away. I was averaging 120mph ground speed running the engine about 2,650 rpm. Total mileage was right at 300 miles at 6,500' to 8,000'. I'll get better numbers now that I have easy access to the airplane :-)

The Jabiru is still running on the warm side of the green on oil temps, but the CHT's are averaging 275 F. I have some tweaking to do along with some cowl and canopy modifications.

Now for some pictures, the first is just after arriving in Prineville.

Call Flight Service to close the Flight Plan.

Bonnie & Clyde couldn't believe I had finally moved the airplane.

New home without dust and bird poop everywhere.

Next on the list is cowl and cooling modifications, rework the bottom wing root fairing and then convert to a 650 style two piece canopy.

 

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Comment by Ken Sandine on August 27, 2011 at 7:46pm

Welcome to Bend, Jake.  It's good to have another Zenith for company.  Come see my 750 at 90%.

 

Ken

 

Comment by Mack P. Kreizenbeck on August 22, 2011 at 10:10pm

Congrats

Been a long time waiting - but look at what it produced.

Have fun - blue sky ahead!
Mack

Comment by RANDY L HALLOCK on August 22, 2011 at 10:56am
I used to fly (took lessons) at Mountain Home Id about 36 yrs ago.
Comment by Stephen R. Smith on August 22, 2011 at 10:10am

Hello Jake,

I am glad you got your plane to its new home.  Now have some fun with it!

Steve

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