25 Hours and some Do-Overs

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25 Hours and some Do-Overs

Postby scubarider2 » Sat Mar 29, 2008 10:56 pm

OK, after 25 hours wanted to go over everything again.  First I repitched the prop.  Was idling high so gave it another degree cut which will hopefully add some top end also.  Rolled it out, cranked it....then....Fast moving thunderstorm hit...Frantically pushed it back in the hangar.  Will have to take a look maybe tomorrow.  Then looked at my throttle cable system.  One kinda loose at the post that was fabricated.  So,,,,,ended up pulling the whole thing out.   :(   In the process noticed the little tiny bolt holding the cable to the throttle arm of the carb was looking funny {tilted}.  So pulled it and found one side broke.  :?   So found an AN bolt that would fit, drilled another hole and will put it back tomorrow if all goes well.  Replaced the choke guide on one of the carbs because I overtightend it and of course broke off inside the threads.  Ordered one from CPS and got it yesterday.  Man, it felt like a wasted day with nothing done right....Ever had one of those  :?:  :oops:   So decided to tackle the window shocks.  So actually did ok with those, except had to trim down on bolt which hit the door frame, so now have windows that will stay up when I want them to.  Did not get ANY of the 25 hour maintenance on the plane or engine done.   :cry:   But, tomorrow is another day.  Need to get it done so I can fly to Bushnell for the JUST FLY-IN.  If the weather will cooperate.  Hope to see some of you there.
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Postby Wes » Sat Mar 29, 2008 11:51 pm

Dennis,
Looking forward to seeing you and your bird at the Bushnell gathering. I've followed your build progress and would love to take some pics of your creation!
Don't 'tinker' on any more stuff, so it will be flyable for next wkend! If I can help you with anything for next wkend, let me know.

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Postby scubarider2 » Sun Mar 30, 2008 8:00 am

Thanks Wes, look forward to having you look her over...Keep your fingers crossed for weather.

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