Sunday, April 11, 2021

April 10th

I picked Randy up and we flew to Oroville for their display day.  Bill was opening the hangar when we left, and he beat us there in his RV-6 by about 30 minutes :o)


The wind had picked up by the time we headed home, so we ended up landing on 33, when we'd taken off on 15.  As I approached Lincoln, Steve asked if I'd mind him going past me in the T-6, and I said go for it.  He flew over me, about 100' above me, making me jump and wish I'd had the GoPro running.  Talking to him later, he hadn't seen me at all - I said it was cool, but maybe let's not do that again :o)


Once down, we tinkered with Randy's pre-rotator and control rods - we couldn't figure out the slight drag he's noticed a couple of times, but we did adjust things a little, so maybe that'll go away.


Friday, April 9, 2021

April 9th

I went to the airport, did a thorough preflight, then took the plane out for a test flight.  I did 5 circuits, then went and flew over the house before landing and putting it away again.

It also caught me playing with slow flight for a few minutes...



April 8th

I went to the airport and finished up the 200 hour service on the plane - just cleaning and greasing things, mostly.  While I was there I took a look at Randy's plane, he's had a few incidences of resistance in moving the cyclic, so we're going to take a proper look at it on Saturday - nothing jumped out at me though.

Thursday, April 8, 2021

April 7th

After walking Tilly, I settled down and joined the last bit of Auburn's Zoom meeting to hear about the planned longer runway and extra hangars, then joined the Lincoln IMC Club meeting to hear about how the ILS works.

Monday, April 5, 2021

April 4th

I flew to Oroville to meet Chris and Tim for breakfast, and we wandered over to the hangars to talk to Merle, who's tinkering with a Onex.  I also got to chat to Peewee, who's something with the EAA chapter there - they're hoping to get the city to charge cost for their avgas on their display day next Saturday.  I don't care, but that'll cheer up a bunch of guys at Lincoln who usually head up there.

As usual, I was too low for the ADS-B stuff to show up.

When I got back, I started in on the 1200 hour service for the plane.  I've done all the engine work, now I just have some greasing to do on the pre-rotator and rotor head and I'm set for another 100  hours :o)

Sunday, April 4, 2021

April 3rd

We got up early and headed over to Sutter for their display day.  We'd agreed to meet Chris there, and were running early, so I went and flew up the Feather River, rather than go straight there.


We flew back along the river, then along Bear Creek and over Camp Far West Lake before heading home.  We were pretty low over the river at the beginning (~750') so we didn't show up on the ADS-B tracking.


We tucked the plane away, then went home and got ready for Tony's wedding, back at the airport.  Having given our condolences to the bride, headed home.

April 1st

A new month, so here are the stats:

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Power generated