Monday, March 28, 2016
Tuesday, December 22, 2015
Pat Hesseltine owner of Avian Aeronautics showed up to help with the first start. We pre oiled the engine by turning the prop with the bottom spark plugs removed and the oil cooler cables opened.
Miro and Grandma watching and waiting for the plane to be started.
Marek playing and getting excited for the plane to be started.
The project always attracts friends when the doors are opened.
First fuel. Thank you Kyle Saboda.
Cleaning and priming the spark plugs with fuel.
The ignition wasn't working. Later found out it was a fuse. But here Pat bypassed the ignition and instantly lit the engine.
My legs were shaking holding the brake pedals. The engine has more power than I've ever felt.
Wiring the Advanced Flight Avionics quickpanel system
Turning screens on for the first time and testing out some functionality.
Not bad for an 'experimental' aircraft. Full IFR, synthetic vision, ADS-B in/out with weather and radar traffic, full autopilot coupled to the GPS. Avidyne 540 for IFR.