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Have my plane flying again after a hard landing which took out nose gear, firewall and cabin floor. Use the rebuild yo make the plane "fit" me better. Moved rudder pedals almost 2" forward, bought a Zenith cowl, upped compression from 7:1 to 9.5:1, replaced mag with P-MAG electronic ignition.
This made it a better looking and flying aircraft. Also changed to a Ed Sturba propeller which I like. I am now seeing cruise of 95 to 100 knots @ 2400 RPM which it great. I was seeing 85 - 90 knots before. Cruiseing at this increased speed makes flying much more comfortable as it it No longer feels like it is walering all over. Pattern work is much easier also. I have to hold less power than before and seems to get a bit more "glide" on final.
I also added a Garmin 235 transponder, Garmin GDL for ADS-B in and a Garmin 660 portable GPS. This makes a big difference in situational awareness with other aircraft. I did the rebate process and got a passing grade first time flying over KORF airspace.
I have to also say that Zenith was great working with me getting parts for my aircraft. My kit was a early kit made before CNC process so was a real challenge getting what I needed. I had to make sure nothing was predrilled as it would never match what I drilled. The photo below is results of my landing incident a few years ago.
Next, ? I have plans for a T(S) 18 Thorp. I recently read that support for this design has faltered. Several flying friends mentioned a Mustang 2 which after some quick research I ordered plans for that, so still deciding what to build next.
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This is Tangier Island we flew to in August. It's a quaint village struggling against time and climate change and sinking into the bay. We had a group of four aircraft for this almost 70 mile trip. There are many great restaurants and normal tourist shops. If you go it's short and has many frost heaves creating a roller coaster landing and take…Continue
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Beautiful family and plane. You are truly blessed. Glad to know you now Glenn. Hope your new engine is front of you very soon in the air again. Sunrise / Sunset picture, priceless.
Thanks Glenn. I have a jabiru 3300 which is lighter than the 0200 so it should be even better. Gordon.
Believe me, I understand the "no time" problem. I get "some" weekends to work on the plane. Still working long hours at work + they have me travelling a bit. At least I'm not on 3rd shift anymore. I did 18 weeks of that, and it was definatelyt taking the wind out of my sails.
Good luck on the engine rebuild. Let me know how it comes out.
Are you back in the air?
How is the plane flying these days? Did you get the bugs out?
I don't feel inclined to move any significant weight aft in the plane, so for me it comes down to: (A) live with less or no flap extension which is pretty much okay with me, or (B) re-pitch the stab which sounds like a gigantic pian in the butt. The downside of limiting the flap travel to 10 - 15 degrees is that makes it harder to get into and out of the plane. It might be the best idea to simply not use the flaps at all or manually stop the extension at a lesser angle. What do you think?
You're not related to the Woods are you. They had an airstrip just a mile to 2 from here, but it's not been used for years. The story I heard was that the 1985 flood swept the hanger and the antique plane Mr Wood had down the river. It's still on the sectionals though.
If the light you're talking about is a timing light I have one I could lone you.