First Engine Start

I’m just going to put the video right here So this one has gone quite long – short version, I started the engine, there was no oil pressure so had to stop. We think we know why. Jet lag, heavy…

Fuel Pressure Fitting

Just a short morning this weekend thanks to some events going on today and a work trip to Tokyo tomorrow. First thing on entering the hangar – the towel under the leak was wet, the pilot side line is still…

Some Random Things

Lots of little things to take care of….. first up, I had ordered the missing washer thingie from the throttle attachment and it had arrived. This little thing cost $15!!! Aviation, is all I can say. and you know I’m…

Almost Finished With the Cowl

I got sick during the week but decided not to let that stop me from taking a day off to work some more on the cowl. The winds that morning were savage, 25 mph straight out of the north and…

I Gotta Have More Cowling

It is too hard to move the two halves of the cowling around the engine to get the proper placement so the obvious thing to do was to join the two on the bench and drill pilot holes for clecoes.…