Saturday January 20th, 2007|
Prop Governor Arm Rotation (Part 1); OAT Probe; Pell City Lunch
Ok, so I finally decided to just grit my teeth and mess around with this governor. The problem is that the arm was pointed downward and I had to rotate it 180 degrees to make it work. For those that are concerned about doing this, it's really not a big deal. Just loosen the screws up a bit (don't take them all the way out) and you can rotate the entire assembly that the arm is connected to. The stops and everything rotates so you don't have to worry about that. After rotating I retorqued the screws and safetywired them. Looks good, right? Well....
Simply rotating the arm 180 degrees wasn't good enough. It doesn't work right because...
...this is as far forward as I could get the blue cable. Dadgummit...I'll have to pull it and rotate it again. Next time I'll *NOT* safety wire it until I know that it's in the correct position.
Ok...what the heck this thing??? Oh yeah...that's my wing. I'm working on installing the OAT probe so I started drilling out these tooling holes for 0.25 OD snap bushings. No matter what I tried, I couldn't get the third hole in drilled. Another dadgummit. I'll have to swing by Ace Hardware tomorrow and purchase a long 1/4 inch drill bit.
UPDATE: 1-23-2007: I'm updating this later because Scott just sent me the pictures of our trip. This morning Jaime and I went to the airport to do our Monthly Young Eagles duty and Scott called me on my cell and asked me if I wanted to go fly. That's a no-brainer!
We decided to head over to Pell City in Alabama for lunch. Scott had been there once before in a rental but I had never been there. It was a very nice trip and a CAVU day. It may have been the clearest that I have ever seen it. From Pell City Alabama we could immediately make out the smoke stacks in Cartersville, GA. This picture is on our way out.
And another. I'm not certain which airport this was.
This is the Talladega speedway. Note the airport right beside the race track.
And here's a close-in shot of the racetrack.
Here we are descending into the Pell City area. You can sort of make out the airport in the right center of the photograph.
Here's the restaurant at Pell City. You just taxi off into the grass and you're there. We were the third airplane there, but by the time we left there were about 18 or so there.
Here's the inside of the airport. They have a very nice establishment with clean restrooms.
Here is Scott's soon-to-be-painted RV on the grass. It's fun to look around the field and think that the RV was the fastest airplane out there (which the exception of the 310hp Cirrus and the Cessna Caravan that people were jumping out of.
...See what I mean? There were about 10 or so folks jumping from the Caravan. This was the last guy to get down. That's a tandem jump as there are two people dangling from the 'chute.
I would highly recommend going to to Pell City, AL if you're close. It's a GREAT little airport and a great restaurant.
Thanks Scott for the RV fix!