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Old 08-30-2014, 02:27 PM
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Thanks
That is good motivation to get started back.
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Old 08-30-2014, 02:36 PM
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Thanks,
That's good motivation to get started back. I know it's not that hard once you get started and very rewarding once you finish a task. Thanks for the reply.
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Old 10-23-2014, 11:42 PM
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I was organizing my pictures (some that were posted here) when I found by doing so I messed up all the correct links. The link below should be back to working.

I brought the canopy home so that I can bond the bubble to the frame and get a coat of paint on it. I called the fuel truck the other day and had three Gal. a side put on (no leaks ). I installed all interior panels and hopefully put the instrument panel in for the last time, updated all Dynon software and final configured the VPX . I just about have the engine hook ups done. I purged the fuel system pre oiled engine and spun the prop. Its ready to start but I think I will wait until I get the canopy back on.

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Old 11-01-2014, 11:38 PM
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A quick video of the second engine start. I started it for the first time yesterday, Only issues I had was the idle was about 100 RPM higher then I wanted, and had to swap the hall effect sensor for the amp gage around (it was reading discharge). Other than that I did a quick check to make sure it taxied straight. All was good. .

Still working fiberglass on the canopy


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Old 11-02-2014, 08:27 PM
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Looking good Tom. But as a former owner of an open cockpit plane in the Northwest I suggest you finish up that canopy before the first flight
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Old 11-03-2014, 07:45 AM
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Hi Tom,
Great milestone you will be flying soon
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Old 11-03-2014, 12:04 PM
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Looking good Tom. But as a former owner of an open cockpit plane in the Northwest I suggest you finish up that canopy before the first flight
As much as I dislike fiberglass, sanding,X5 I think your right, I will have the canopy on before first flight.
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Old 01-06-2015, 07:30 PM
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I finished the Canopy and installed it. I'm happy that I changed directions and went with the Show Planes Fast Back canopy. It feels like a tight seal when closed and locks securely. I will check further on first flight.




I made it to a local FOB today and got the transponder test done (Mode S, FAR 91.411 & 91.207 up to 20K) Skyview and the D6 was right on the money all the way to 20K and the mode s was also checked good.




After the transponder was done it was time to hit the scales to see what she weighs.

Left Wheel : 504
Right Wheel : 505
Tail Wheel 59

Total 1068 @ 78.05


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Old 01-06-2015, 11:21 PM
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I really like the look of your fastback!!
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Old 01-07-2015, 05:39 AM
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Looks really nice. Is this another UA paint scheme or are you planning something else?
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