Friday, May 18, 2018

May 17th

The parts for the Magni have come in, so I went over to the airfield and got in Ken's way while he worked on things and stuff.  We bonded a plate with a pulley to the side - we were going to use fibreglass, but Jack showed up with some carbon fibre, so we used that instead.  While we were waiting for it to dry, we went and got lunch, then did some tinkering for a while, then I went over to Cameron Park and flew for an hour with Don in his Magni.  While my upper air work was fine, I need to work on the landings a little, as I managed to touch the tail (it's OK, it has a roller for exactly this reason) a couple of times.

May 16th

I went to the EAA membership meeting, where Dubs talked about getting back into flying after a 40 year break.  It was funny, as he had a list of web sites he visited, and one of them was mine :o)  I talked to him after the presentation, and he didn't realise that was me :o)

May 15th

We went to dinner with Jen, then went and watched "Avengers: Infinity War".

Monday, May 14, 2018

May 13th

We're still waiting for parts for the gyroplane (it seems they're finished, they just aren't here), so I spent the day doing things around the house.

May 12th

I got up early and went to the airport to help with the EAA Young Eagles event.  I explained how planes work until it was time to start barbecuing, then I helped with the taking everything down and packing it away when it was all finished.  We flew 69 kids - of the 75 that had booked, 65 showed up, which is pretty good.  We've had a lot more just not show up in the past.

May 11th

Ken had texted me to say he thought we should get a new throttle unit for the conversion, as it looks like the unit takes a lot of force over time, and is wearing out.  It wasn't new when we installed it on the S-17, and that was over 10 years ago :o)  I went over to Motion Pro, as they're based in Loomis, and picked one up at lunch.  Of course, I'd decided to take the DRZ, and it was blowing a gale, making it a bit more exciting than I'd anticipated.

After work I went over to the airport to help with the setup for the Young Eagles event, but they were all pretty much done when I got there - yay!

Thursday, May 10, 2018

May 10th

The rabbit had a fit of mad running around at around 04:30, and I couldn't get back to sleep so I got up and updated the EAA web site with the new newsletter.