Saturday, September 30, 2017
I "helped" Richard with some fibreglassing on his front cowl, then met Jim to go and drop stuff off for the poker run. Unfortunately one of his magnetos failed, so we couldn't go - he's rebuilt the other one recently, but this one is a PITA to get out, so he was putting it off. Well, now it gets done, I guess :o)
Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Monday, September 18, 2017
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
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
Tuesday, September 5, 2017
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.
Sunday, September 3, 2017
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.
The van was taken away, and I got a call around 4pm to say it was all fixed up - it was the new cylinder. The thing is, I can't pick it up until Tuesday morning, due to the holiday on Monday :o(
Ron came over and picked up the old sofa that we've decided we don't need any more - that'll go into the hangar at the airport.
In the evening we watched "The Empire Strikes Back: Revisited". I'll be honest, it's so long since I've seen the original and the special editions that I couldn't tell you what had been changed without checking :o)