Raymond Aten
  • Missoula, MT
  • United States
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Retired Research Scientist turned Middle School Math and Science Teacher
Learned my metal working skills from my father, an Industrial Arts-Machine Shop teacher

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At 2:10pm on June 5, 2010, David Gallagher said…

What is your status these days? Getting closer to flying? I have a few months and about 20 hours on since incorporating the upgrades. I hope to fly up to Oshkosh again this year if the weather cooperates.

Dave Gallagehr
At 7:24am on November 23, 2009, Dr. Edward M. Moody II said…
That is a very positive and potentially productive attitude Ray.Good luck and good progress with the process.

I made my first out of state XC yesterday. Galveston, Texas took a bit under three hours round trip. All went well. There were a few moderately bumpy patches so I slowed down and sought a better altitude as much as I could.

At 2:53pm on November 9, 2009, Dr. Edward M. Moody II said…
Well professor, are you going back to the drawing board or will you fly your own personal deathtrap as is? How's the weather in Missoula these days?

At 7:33am on October 19, 2009, Dr. Edward M. Moody II said…
Remember to wear a bib when doing the wiring so that salivation will not corrode the connections ;-)

At 6:02pm on October 18, 2009, Dr. Edward M. Moody II said…
I finished the forty hours today and I'm looking forward to fly-ins, airshows, and pancake breakfasts around the state. I also hope to visit some builders who are in neighboring states within reach. Rest assured, vigilance and continued tweaking are still on the agenda.

At 12:38pm on October 5, 2009, Jake Reyna said…
Raymond, looks like you're getting close? Have you received your airworthiness certificate?

At 3:21pm on May 28, 2009, Dr. Edward M. Moody II said…
Well, how's it going up yonder Ray? Haven't heard from you in a while and I got to wondering what progress you have made.

I flew 1.75 hr. last week but then the Memorial Day weekend and family activities intervened. I used the hiatus to clean up the bottom of the fuselage (lots of soot from break-in which entails high throttle/rich mixture). I added an 8" chromed, turn-down extension to the exhaust pipe to divert the exhaust stream away from the plane as much as possible. I've also taped the edges of the belly hatch because I was getting CO indictations on the detector. we suspected that the fumes were being sucked in at the hatch due to low ambient pressure in the tailcone of the fuselage. I'll probably fly some more on saturday morning and see if I have improved anything.


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