Finally – Smoke stress test completed

This part has certainly not been easy … to stress various values ends up putting parts of the aircraft at risk of being damaged if you don’t do it really carefully…

Given a max weight of oil tank, plus pump plus a full load of (baby) oil… the all up (unit) weight is 19,7kg .. you then need to cater for Forward factors of x 9 … side to side of x 4.5 and vertical of x 6

So Forward is a mere 177.3 kg

Side to side is 88.65 kg

And vertical is 118.2 kg

Will and I decided to removed the front windscreen to prevent any accidental damage caused by a straining strop moving and cracking !

And the 4 stainless turnbuckles that secured this so tightly held rock solid …

Also checked none of this impedes any control movement or even getting in and out !

Windscreen replacement

With lots of people being taken for the odd little spin up and around you are bound to get the occasional problem …

Last weekend we had a short lean forward in the front seat to get comfortable before I strapped the passenger in and crack .. front screen cracked .. top to bottom

They are quite resilient .. but press them just in the centre a little too hard and …

Protective covers off
Love new screens .. it’s like there is nothing there .. so so clear
Nearly there … not too bad .. less than 40 mins

A nip out with ATC

Had the pleasure of a short trip and some circuits with one of our Senior ATC guys today .. Alan Moss …

He is also a keen photographer as you can see and flew some lovely tight circuits over Havre de Pas and Green Island before heading back for a touch an go followed by a close bad weather left hand circuit off runway 26

Hello Tower 😊
Corbiere lighthouse
26 Left base

And the video of the return into the circuit and a quick bad weather circuit

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