Sunday, September 29, 2019

September 29th

The weather was a lot better (it was still cold though), so Mum and I flew up to Auburn, and Vic and Dad drove up.  We met Randy there for brunch, then Dad and I flew home while Mum and Vic went shopping at the Galleria.  When we got back to Lincoln, we finished the ADS-B out installation, then took the plane out for a quick trip.  It didn't look like it was getting the GPS signal, and when we got home, I check the FAA report, and they saw nothing from us.  Oh well.

I got to work in the afternoon, so that was the end of our playing around for the day.

September 28th

We'd intended to fly up to Auburn for breakfast, but Lincoln was crappy, and the cloud at Auburn was at 600', so we ended up driving up there instead.

September 27th

I took the car and picked Mum and Dad up at the airport.  They were looking for the van :o)

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

September 24th

We went to the airport and started the ADS-B out installation on the plane.  We've got the sender and GPS unit installed, now it's just a matter of wiring it to the switch I want to use and installing the antenna (which needs a ground plane - I have a 2'x2' sheet of aluminium to cut one out of).

Monday, September 23, 2019

September 22nd

I played about with some aluminium mounts in the morning, then John showed up for lunch.  After he'd headed home, I went to the airport and took the plane out for a while.  I looked at the mounts I'd made, and figured I still need to do some work before I can use them - looking at the plane, there's some wiring that needs doing too.

September 21st

I started the day at the airport cooking breakfast at the Display Day, then went home to tinker with stuff before heading back for Tony's 50th birthday party.

Friday, September 20, 2019

September 18th

We went to the airport and I cooked hot dogs for the EAA membership meeting - I managed to get one this time.  The talk was about the A10 - one of my favourite aircraft, as it'll f*ck stuff up.

Monday, September 16, 2019

September 15th

We went to the airport and changed some "O" rings in one of the brakes on the plane, then went home.  I spent some time hacking up some shrubbery.

In the evening, we took Jen for pizza to celebrate her birthday.

September 14th

We started the day at the airport getting set up for the Fun Day.  I pulled the plane out and added it to the display line, then cooked 124 hot dogs, and didn't get to eat one.  Afterwards, we packed everything up, and started looking at the dragging right hand brake on the plane, and stood around and chatted for a while.

In the evening, we watched "John Wick 3".

September 13th

I went over to the airport and helped getting the EAA hangar ready for the Fun Day tomorrow.

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

September 8th

I went and met Randy at Lincoln, and we flew up to Auburn to meet Kim and Victoria from Columbia (airport, not the country) for breakfast.

Lincoln was quiet when I got back, so I managed to get a lot more work done on the plane.  I'm approaching the "replace the fuel lines" stage, but I should probably drain the tank first... I've been trying to run it down, you see.

Monday, September 9, 2019

September 7th

I started the day cooking breakfast at the EAA hangar, while Vic drove the Bolt down to the Bay area to go to a guinea pig event and see her mother.

Once breakfast was all over and done with, I went and did a bunch of maintenance on the gyro, and got it flyable again.  I think I need to look at the right hand brake setup, as it's still dragging slightly.

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

September 2nd

Today was Labo(u)r Day, where Americans celebrate the successes of the unions by going shopping.

I went to the airport and took the plane out.  When I got back, it was at 1000.1 hours, so I've started the maintenance extravaganza by changing the oil.

Sunday, September 1, 2019

September 1st

A new month, so here are the power stats:

Power billed

Power generated

Chris had asked me to come over to Cameron Park so we could fly a couple of friends of his - "they're British and you'll like them.  He did something with motorcycles".

I flew over the house on the way out, as I was early.  I got to Cameron Park still a little early, and ended up doing a go-around.  The runway has a displaced threshold, and no taxiway, so if you miss the turn off just past the threshold, you're back-taxying.  I came in a little high, and there was somebody waiting to take off, and rather than make him wait for me, I just did a circuit.

Anyway, we flew Norman and Anne, then went o lunch, where I found out he was Norman Hossack.  Yes, that Norman Hossack :o)

Randy called from Lincoln to say there was a T-28 off the end of the runway - we'd seen it up at Auburn yesterday, and today the new owner did a gear up landing, it seems.  I landed short on 15, put the plane away and headed home to do some work.

In the evening, we watched "Godzilla: King of the Monsters".

August 31st

We went over to the airport and took the plane up to Auburn to meet Chris for lunch.  Other than that, I was on call, so I worked :o(