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Saturday 25 Sept 2009
1.3 air time
1.4 flt time

Official flight test phase now complete!. Just need to visit the local Transport Canada regional office to get the new paperwork - hopefully on Monday.

Inter-flight activities:

  1. Removed all the ballast.
  2. Installed the rear seat riser under the rear seat cushions.

Purpose:

  1. Cruise performance (but, the air wasn't smooth enough, so the alternate test plan of cloud chasing was conducted)

Events:

  1. Cloud chasing.

Results:

  1. All clouds chased from the local area.

Existing Snags:

  1. Max rpm still decreases late in the flight.
  2. SD-8 Alternator - must run power wire to regulator.
  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. Need to try it with the pitch trim speed governor removed.

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  • Congratulations on your milestone !
    It has been a long time coming.

  • Good for you Kevin.. Despite the unfortunate hicups on the way, I'm sure you're quite happy to have this part all done...!

    Thanks for your answers to my Q's about the prop... much appreciated.

    Normand