Monday, September 18, 2017

September 17th

I started the day updating the EAA website with the latest newsletter.  I then got up on the roof and washed out the gutters where the angles of the roof join, as they get clogged with mud and cause the rain to flow under the tiles, causing all manner of other problems.

In the afternoon, we went to the airfield and took the plane out.  No alarms flying 2 up, even though it was 90F out.  We still hit ~6400rpm on takeoff, and that was generally good for ~800fpm.  It was very bumpy out, so we didn't fly for long, but that's the first time I've taken a passenger with the new engine :o)

Sunday, September 17, 2017

September 16th

We went to a van meetup at Folsom Lake.  Tilly had a whale of a time playing in the water with Vic, and we got to watch a guy in a Syncro bury his van up to the axles in soft sand, then just drive out.  I had been thinking of going flying in the afternoon / evening, but I was just too damn tired.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

September 10th

I helped Vic with some of the stuff for her company picnic, then went to the airfield and took the plane out again.

September 9th

I tinkered around in the garage making some braces for the (aftermarket) mirrors on the DRZ, then in the evening went to the airport.  I've been seeing the coolant temperatures running quite high, so I drained out some of the 50/50 antifreeze/coolant mixture, and put back in just water (I reckon I'm now at around 40/60).  The coolant temperatures are now better :o)

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

September 4th

Today was Labo(u)r Day, when Americans celebrate the wins of the union movement by going shopping.

I started the day at the airfield.  It was still smoky, but at least that means it's not too turbulent.

We watched "Avatar" while Vic did some stuff for her staff picnic later this month.

September 3rd

It's all smoky and hot still, so I changed the oil on the Jeep, as that's been bleating all weekend.

Sunday, September 3, 2017

September 2nd

I started the day at the airport cooking for the first Saturday breakfast - it was pretty damned hot already, so there weren't a massive number of people.

In the evening, I went back and took the plane out - it was over 100F, but there was pretty much no turbulence anywhere.  The smoke meant I couldn't see much though.