Two quick go-arounds over the runway following tests of new cabin vents, followed by a normal landing.

YouTube video here: https://youtu.be/8hNkFoqDyCU

- Pat

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Comment by Patrick Hoyt on July 11, 2018 at 9:21am

Max speed was 155mph indicated. 

I wasn't watching my tach at the time, but the data logger shows 5600 and 4900 rpm peaks during times that are close to each of the respective passes. 

Also noticed my audio/video recorder picks up a lot of radio static that I often don't hear when I'm in the plane.  If I have the radio volume turned up, the static will drown out my own "verbal notes" that I make in my recordings during test flights.  I don't know if the source of the static is my plane, or if it's a neighbors handheld radio with a sticky switch (which I kinda suspect that it is). 

Simply turning the radio's volume down (which I did just before the 2nd pass in the video) solves that. 

- Pat

Comment by Richard Jones on July 11, 2018 at 8:29am
good job Pat. Looks like the Viking 130 is running good. What was your speed and rpm on the two flybys ?

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