It sure felt great flying my bird that many of you helped me build.
Today, we re-pitched the prop so it will turn up to 3300 rpm. It would only turn up to 2350 when I flew the other day.
What surprised me, most of all, that the temperatures seem to stay within boundaries.
Also, the carb linkage was adjusted so the engine won't die when I pull the throttle back too far on my next landing.
BTW, does the two or three bounces count as two or three landings?
102 degrees kept me on the ground today
Again, thanks everybody,
Mack

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Comment by Dr. Edward M. Moody II on August 2, 2009 at 1:44pm
Have fun Mack. I was told that we want to see about 2700 - 2800 rpm at WOT static before the plane accelerates down the runway. If you set the prop for 3300 rpm WOT in level flight you will probably get great climb performance but less top speed and less fuel economy. Of course the final setting is up to you but those are the basic ground rules.

Re the idle setting, remember that the bracket for the stop screw is not very robust and when you pull the throttle closed with authority you can bend it causing decreased rpm or engine stop.

Bounces only count as a separate landing if you bounce high enough to clear an airplane like the one you are flying. Any lower than that and it's just a bounce.

Ed
Comment by Phill Barnes on August 2, 2009 at 4:24am
Well done Mack.
Now all you need to do is post some pics & vids for the rest of us to drool over. You did get some, didn't you!!

How were your temps before you repitched the prop. I'm assuming that we are talking about a Jab 3300A.

Regards
Phill Barnes

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