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Post Float Install Engine Tests

Today I took the plane for some taxi time so I could see how the engine is behaving at various rpms. Not the most exciting video ever but shared here for completeness. Everything checks out, back to flying soon I…

No More Taxes!*

There are websites and even books dedicated to avoiding paying use/sales tax on airplane purchases in California. Like most states, California wants to collect a tax when you buy something big and “luxurious” and bring it into the State and,…

Floating Floats and Back in Business

During the week I bought the new floats and a scale to weigh them on. The first thing I did was to weigh them – and I had no idea that I’d bought the world’s smallest scale. Though for $8…

Not Floating Floats

During the week I posted my woes on the Rotax Owners forums and messaged some contacts on the Zenith forums and most everyone pointed me at some Service Bulletins from Rotax that basically say the floats in the float valve…

Back to the drawing board

The followIng day I went back to the hangar to run the engine a while and get my confidence up that everything was good. Also, there was some thought there was some bad gas in the system and running it…