Wednesday, November 22, 2017

November 21st

I took Tilly to the vet's for her annual.  She had a few injections, and spent the afternoon sleeping.   She was stiff in her legs where the injections were when she got up, so I spent a few minutes worrying about her, but she's fine.

November 20th

I went to the eye-quack.  I need new glasses again, and spent a while walking around with dilated pupils - I always hate that.

November 19th

I'm covering our APAC enginerd, who's on holiday for the next 3 weeks, so I pottered around doing pretty much nothing, then started work at 14:00.

Sunday, November 19, 2017

November 18th

I started the day going over to the airport to meet Dennis to sell him one of my old Rotax 503s.  I preflighted the Flightstar, then found one of the hangar doors is totally jammed, so I can't get the damned plane out.  When Dennis arrived, we loaded the engine up in his car, and then he and his friend Jerry went for experience flights with Ken in the gyroplane.

I bailed out and went home to get ready, then met Russ in Sacramento to go and see Guns and Roses at the Golden 1 stadium.  I'd like to thank the Sacramento taxpayers for building a new stadium for the billionaire Maloof brothers' basketball team, as it's actually a pretty nice arena.  There wasn't a backup band, so they started at 20:00 and finished shortly before midnight!

Thursday, November 16, 2017

November 15th

I went to the EAA meeting, where we voted for the board next year.  I'm not on it :o)

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

November 14th

I went back to the airfield to try and get the flywheel off the 503.  The penetrating oil hadn't helped, so I started adding heat to the flywheel until it popped it off.  Yay :o)

November 13th

From talking to Ken, the guy who's looking at buying one of my 503 engines doesn't want or need the flywheel to the gearbox, so I figured I should pull that.  Vic got me a 3 jaw puller assortment, so I took that over to the airfield and got it all hooked up and tried to yank the flywheel free.  No dice.  I've got it as tight as I can get it by myself, so I sprayed some penetrating oil on it and left for the evening.