Online Community of Zenith Builders and Flyers
The way things work.....went to shut down the engine after the airshow and it didn't want to stop! Had to pull the throttle all the way closed and pull the choke.
Investigations shows a malfunctioning ignition switch, very intermittent, sometime it will ground out both mags and sometimes only the left mag leaving the right one active. Pulled the switch and made some adjustments, seems to work ok for now but have ordered a new one and will install it as soon as it arrives.
Remainder of the pre flight plans are progressing well, arrangements are being made for an updated weight and balance, test protocol for the ELT is being arranged and as soon as we have the new ignition switch installed we will go on with ground testing and taxi tests. I have learned to be patient over the last ten years and that if something is to go wrong...BE PREPARED! will spend some time in the cockpit getting more amiliar with the EFIS and the GPS as well as the radios.
Don't like the sounds comming from the FAA regarding ADBS as it looks like it will be expensive on top of the new ELT.