michaelj Posted June 30, 2009 Share Posted June 30, 2009 (drum roll) Saturday the 27th was inspection day for N499CM at the Springfield , TN airport. I was able to tweak a few things in the DAR's presence and at the end of the day awarded the nicest pink slip you can imagine. Sunday and most of today was spent buttoning her up and getting mentally prepared to begin Phase 1. Fast forwarding; the taxi, takeoff, climb out, two orbits around the pattern and landing were as required. I did suffer a big oil leak but it incredibly occurred during the last 300 feet of taxi to shutdown. After cleaning it up it appears to be the braided steel line from the engine to the oil pressure sending unit is at fault. This is an easy fix but the fact that it occurred at that point still blows me away! If it had happened in flight I would have seized the engine. What I want to convey to everyone is that test flying is serious business. The airplane was flying great but I decided to not push it more than two times around the patch. The oil did not get low enough to set off the Dynon's alarm. Be sure to install an orfice in the fitting at the engine so that you don't have a massive leak if the hose fails. Guess what I will be doing in the morning.....Practicing what I preach! It has been a good day. I'll most likely get to fly her again Tuesday. BUILD ON!:cool2 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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