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Old 09-02-2016, 03:46 PM
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Default First Engine Start

If you're bored and want to watch yet another first engine start video, click here: https://youtu.be/VnitFWTo90Y

No leaks and no fire...engine misses a little at first. Got some work to do there. All temps looked good.
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Old 09-02-2016, 03:50 PM
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Default Congratulations!!

Mark, congrats on one more item off the ever shrinking punch list
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Old 09-02-2016, 04:13 PM
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A little air in the fuel lines?

Nothing boring about the first run! Or should I say, it should be boring - else expensive.
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Old 09-02-2016, 04:28 PM
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Congrats Mark! Another step closer.

Great meeting you at KOSH.

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Old 09-02-2016, 07:56 PM
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Congrats Mark! Another step closer.

Great meeting you at KOSH.

Charlie
Great meeting you as well. Next year I'll be flying there in the -8
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Old 09-02-2016, 08:15 PM
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That's how we do it congratulations Mark! Look for those leaks you don't see them but they are there.
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Old 09-03-2016, 12:17 PM
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That's how we do it congratulations Mark! Look for those leaks you don't see them but they are there.
I don't doubt it and I'll keep looking for them
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Old 09-03-2016, 02:13 PM
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Nice job Mark!

You will be flying soon!

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Old 09-04-2016, 07:36 AM
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Congrats Mark----Youre on the down hill run now.
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Old 09-04-2016, 09:23 AM
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Mark,

I know you have AFP injection, can't tell if you have the purge valve.

On start, I get a stumble after light off unless initial prime is perfect. I am still fussing with it after 137 hours. Latest prime is 6-7 seconds and that works well most of the time. There are so many variables, like throttle position, OAT, etc.

I believe the issue is AFP controller finding its brain re air/fuel mixture and flow. Once it gets it's act together engine runs smooth until shut down.
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