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Old May 22nd 20, 07:03 PM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Dan Marotta
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Default Not Gliding, But Flying, Sorta....

I'm in the country south of Blum, TX where I've just completed my new
gyro plane kit.* Unfortunately, the as delivered brake master cylinder
was faulty, so I've had to tie the aircraft down for engine run tests.*
Otherwise, everything worked perfectly except for a very small coolant
leak which was fixed by tightening a clamp.

I just got back from a custom motorcycle shop where I found a
replacement o-ring for the brake cylinder and hope to get the brakes
working today.* Failing that, I'm waiting for shipping from Poland for a
warranty replacement.

As soon as I get the brakes working, I can try spinning up the rotor
system and then taxi around until I'm satisfied that the engine
installation is airworthy.* I'll then schedule an airworthiness
inspection which I understand takes at least 2 1/5 weeks to get a DAR on
site.* The FAA is still on lock down orders.* So, I'll probably head
home within the next couple of days until the inspection can be scheduled.

Maybe I'll fly my glider when I get home.* There.* Now it's soaring
related. :-D
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Dan, 5J

OBTW, my N-number ends in 5J, just like on my Stemme.
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Old May 22nd 20, 07:14 PM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
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Default Not Gliding, But Flying, Sorta....

On Friday, May 22, 2020 at 2:04:12 PM UTC-4, Dan Marotta wrote:
I'm in the country south of Blum, TX where I've just completed my new
gyro plane kit.* Unfortunately, the as delivered brake master cylinder
was faulty, so I've had to tie the aircraft down for engine run tests.*
Otherwise, everything worked perfectly except for a very small coolant
leak which was fixed by tightening a clamp.

I just got back from a custom motorcycle shop where I found a
replacement o-ring for the brake cylinder and hope to get the brakes
working today.* Failing that, I'm waiting for shipping from Poland for a
warranty replacement.

As soon as I get the brakes working, I can try spinning up the rotor
system and then taxi around until I'm satisfied that the engine
installation is airworthy.* I'll then schedule an airworthiness
inspection which I understand takes at least 2 1/5 weeks to get a DAR on
site.* The FAA is still on lock down orders.* So, I'll probably head
home within the next couple of days until the inspection can be scheduled..

Maybe I'll fly my glider when I get home.* There.* Now it's soaring
related. :-D
--
Dan, 5J

OBTW, my N-number ends in 5J, just like on my Stemme.


Cool. Let us know how you like when it is up and spinning.
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Old May 23rd 20, 12:40 AM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Dan Marotta
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Default Not Gliding, But Flying, Sorta....

I've flown one that is similar and loved it.* Buzzing around at and
below 500' AGL gives a whole new perspective to flying.

On 5/22/2020 12:14 PM, wrote:
On Friday, May 22, 2020 at 2:04:12 PM UTC-4, Dan Marotta wrote:
I'm in the country south of Blum, TX where I've just completed my new
gyro plane kit.* Unfortunately, the as delivered brake master cylinder
was faulty, so I've had to tie the aircraft down for engine run tests.
Otherwise, everything worked perfectly except for a very small coolant
leak which was fixed by tightening a clamp.

I just got back from a custom motorcycle shop where I found a
replacement o-ring for the brake cylinder and hope to get the brakes
working today.* Failing that, I'm waiting for shipping from Poland for a
warranty replacement.

As soon as I get the brakes working, I can try spinning up the rotor
system and then taxi around until I'm satisfied that the engine
installation is airworthy.* I'll then schedule an airworthiness
inspection which I understand takes at least 2 1/5 weeks to get a DAR on
site.* The FAA is still on lock down orders.* So, I'll probably head
home within the next couple of days until the inspection can be scheduled.

Maybe I'll fly my glider when I get home.* There.* Now it's soaring
related. :-D
--
Dan, 5J

OBTW, my N-number ends in 5J, just like on my Stemme.

Cool. Let us know how you like when it is up and spinning.


--
Dan, 5J
 




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