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Oil Cooler

   
    
   

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Flight of 2

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Landing Polly Ranch

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Cowl Landing Light

Installed a Baja Squadron Pro light in the Show Plans Cowl.

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Wheel and gear leg pants

20 hours, Aug 8-10, 2014
Installed the gear leg fairing and wheel fairings along with nose wheel fairing and leg fairing. Although it was a relatively easy task it was time consuming to get it all aligned correctly. Put the airplane on jacks to level it for inflight attitude and aligned all fairings.

Also installed the new Matco brakes, triple puck. Wow…. They work fantastic and feel twice as good as the Grove brakes. Much better braking action with no fade.

In fight the airplane was still in trim after all the fairing and pants installed. Definite increase in speed along with the associated drop in power required to fly at the same speed without the fairing and pants.

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Picture Update

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Grove Brakes for sale

Grove brake and wheel for sale

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EAA local Tech visit

3 hours, 25 June 2014

Dave Forster our local EAA Tech counselor did his inspection of N815DG to ready me for the final inspection scheduled for 30 June. I hope the schedule holds but regardless I have a 24 item list of items I want to check off prior to the inspection. Most all of the items pointed out are very minor and don’t necessarily require changing but are captured incase I want to change them. The review was great since it allowed a second set of eyes on the plane with a different point of view.

I will be addressing the issue with importance based upon Inspection versus First Flight.

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Pictures for the Inspection

June 15, 2014
I snapped a couple of pictures to submit for the inspection.

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Weight and Balance

3 Hours, 15 June 2014

I performed the Weight and Balance on N815DG. I leveled the airplane for and aft along with left to right. Airplane weight in about 150 lbs more than Vans demonstrator and I expected this since I have a fully equipped aircraft. Empty weight is 1802lbs. I also did the weight and balance with the bottom pod attached and it is 1857lbs. Overall the W&B looks good with the exception with me flying single I will need a pretty heafty balast in the back to keep the CG correct.

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RIGHT WHEEL 658 123.19
LEFT WHEEL 677 123.63
NOSE WHEEL 445 105.83

Dropped string from the wing leading edge and have the following:
Left Wheel 123.63 aft
Right Wheel 123.19 aft
Front Wheel 50.82 aft