Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Another BFR in the books

Another year and another BFR in the books.  This is now my 2nd BFR after purchasing the Cherokee. 

Everything went well other than it was over 95 degrees and the heat was stifling.  Had a nice lesson in high density altitude as the DA had creeped up to almost 3000 feet.  The plane performs totally different at that DA (as was expected)

Repainted, Repaired and Refreshed

Repainted, Repaired and Refreshed the front cover for the panel.  I used my new 3d printer to print out some little 'patches' that I glued on the reverse side of the overlay.  Those will help support the cracks and help strengthen the overall 30+  year old plastic piece.

There were many repairs that had been done over the years, I removed all these failing repairs and redid the entire thing with more stability.

Monday, June 1, 2020

Spring Cleaning

Finally got around to a project I'd been meaning to do for a while now.  I finally broke down and took the vinyl/fake leather cushion thing off the plastic panel.  The glue holding the piece on had really started breaking down (and had gotten worse as the plane was used) and the piece had started to droop down. 

It was very annoying when trying to quickly glance at the comms because it would cover up what comm you were transmitting on. 

Now that I've removed that and gotten all the residual glue off I'm not sure what I wanted to do to refresh the panel?

Here is what it looks like now.

Flight to the Runway Cafe at GMU

What a great flight last weekend to GMU and the Runway Cafe!  Flew a 3 ship formation down to Greenville Downtown to enjoy a delicious meal and check out some cool airplanes.