Sunday 13 Sept 2009
0.5 air time
0.6 flt time

Inter-flight activities:

  1. Added "fuzzy" Velcro strips under the left side of the aft canopy skirt to stop it from buzzing against the fuselage skin at high speed.


  1. Engine break-in.
  2. Checked for canopy skirt buzz at high speed. The buzz is still present :(

New Snags:

  1. Aperiodic banging noise started while in cruise. The airspeed was reduced, and the mission was aborted. Found rubber sealing strip at left wing to fuselage intersection fairing loose.

Existing Snags:

  1. RPM still low in level flight with max rpm selected.
  2. SD-8 Alternator does not seem to be working. Will defer troubleshooting until engine break-in is completed, as it would be useful to check for AC output from alternator during an engine ground run.
  3. Small amount of right rudder pedal force needed in cruise. Need to add a wedge on the left side of the rudder trailing edge.
  4. Pitch trim speed of movement is slow during a touch and go.
  5. Data from EIS 4000 engine monitor is no longer being recorded.