Just some notes for myself
So far the conditional found a few things
strobe light out
clean up firewall forward wiring
helicoil came out when pulling spark plug. Had to pull head and attempt to retap. That failed so now I’m having to send the head off. Really getting frustrated now.
magneto cushion needs replaced
new brake pads needed on passenger side.
just a note on the spark plug issue. I think it is my fault. I believe I didn’t put enough anti seize on the plug threads.
I’m still here, just haven’t flown in almost two weeks. It’s time for an annual which we will do tomorrow. Changed oil and adjusted the valves last weekend.
Mixture update, seems to be correct plane is running smooth, plugs look good, and it’s making good power.
Did about 2.5 hours flying on the current mixture. Looks like I get some carbon buildup when I let the engine idle for too long. Pulled the plugs after flying to and from work. Still has a little more carbon buildup than I would like. The egt was still a bit too low so I had a feeling it was slightly too rich. I should be seeing 1250 degrees with a rich mixture. Right now it’s between 1100-1150. Cht is a bit cool too and oil temp is 165. Almost there. I think a 1/8th turn and I should be right where I need to be.
Starting to use the flying adventures blog page as well.
Got signed off yesterday. Then flew about 5 hours today. Flew all over the place..lol
leaned the mixture out a little more and the sparrow strainers are set to 22.5 degrees which is spot on for my plane.
The adsb out and transponder passed immediately woohoo...however I carbon fouled the plugs on the magneto..mixture was too rich. Fixed that last night now I have to put the plane back together again. Going flying tomorrow.
Did some more flying. Slowly getting better..wanted to watch the crew dragon launch from the air, but it got scrubbed.
Finished the install. GPS works, and have all the parameters setup. Went in pretty easily, I did laser cut a faceplate to go over the old opening for the kt76a. The faceplate also has a shelf to mount the ta50 antenna. Ignore the shiny screws, I’m waiting on black counter sunk ones still.
Installed the trig tt22 with adsb out. Well almost, just waiting for a coaxial cable. That being said it is powered up and working.