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Hagle347
 Post subject: Re: N218TH flying
PostPosted: Fri Feb 07, 2020 7:54 am 
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My most recent flight was back on December 31. Since then I took the airplane down to take care of the small issues.
1. Install static ports on the fuselage-
2. Remove the plenum and add baffle material to cure warm running engine-
3. Remove throttle quadrant as it touched my left knee- reindexing not an option. Moving the throttle, prop and mixture to a mount just under the center of the panel. Also requires changing my right hand Infinity stick grip to a left hand grip.
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James Grahn
 Post subject: Re: N218TH flying
PostPosted: Fri Feb 07, 2020 11:43 am 
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Try as I might, I can’t get comfortable with putting the throttle quadrant on the left. The plane is too small. I could only see putting it there if it were forward, below the panel. Mine will stay in the center. Now on the racer......
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Hagle347
 Post subject: Re: N218TH flying
PostPosted: Sat Feb 22, 2020 9:48 pm 
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I have the new throttle bracket made. Now it has to be located and attached to the panel.
Engine baffles are almost done.
Plan to fly again on feb 27.
Should be able to get phase 1 complete by mid March

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ljkrume
 Post subject: Re: N218TH flying
PostPosted: Mon Feb 24, 2020 1:16 pm 
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We’re all waiting to see it in Sedona!
It was pretty exciting for me in our new plane. I remember you were first to welcome us.
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Hagle347
 Post subject: Re: N218TH flying
PostPosted: Thu Feb 27, 2020 8:39 pm 
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As much as I thought I would get the airplane back in the air today ...it’ll most likely be tomorrow afternoon. With all the changes, I wanted to get a second set of eyes on all the changes to make sure things are safetied, cotter pined, or torque sealed after tightening the jam nuts on the new throttle, prop and mixture. Plus checking for full unobstructed travel on all 3.
Then the cowl will go on for final fit for the new baffle material..and it’s fly time
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Hagle347
 Post subject: Re: N218TH flying
PostPosted: Sat Feb 29, 2020 11:33 pm 
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We flew today! Felt good to get TH back in the air. Cylinder head temps are very reasonable now. Oil temp below 200. Moving the static ports to the fuselage made all the difference. Now I have accurate numbers- real important on final.
Now just 19 hours to complete phase 1

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Hagle347
 Post subject: Re: N218TH flying
PostPosted: Sun Mar 01, 2020 9:11 am 
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My throttle, prop and mixture now live on a bracket in the center panel

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James Grahn
 Post subject: Re: N218TH flying
PostPosted: Sun Mar 01, 2020 9:29 am 
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Well done Terry. Looks beautiful. Sorry I couldn’t provide that second set of eyes.
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Rich Brazell
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 02, 2020 10:40 am 
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"Clean and neat !" Well done ! ;)

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Hagle347
 Post subject: Re: N218TH flying
PostPosted: Mon Mar 09, 2020 3:30 pm 
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Working on getting wing to fuselage fairings completed before the end of the month...

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James Grahn
 Post subject: Re: N218TH flying
PostPosted: Tue Mar 10, 2020 11:42 pm 
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Recently watched a video of someone making those fairings for an RV (ptew!). Not sure I have the patience for that
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fytrplt
 Post subject: Re: N218TH flying
PostPosted: Wed Mar 11, 2020 5:34 am 
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Made mine out of aluminium with a reverse rib form block. Actually pretty easy.

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Hagle347
 Post subject: Re: N218TH flying
PostPosted: Sat Apr 04, 2020 8:06 pm 
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Today was the day I got the fairings primed and installed. There will be a little more finish work on the fairings when it’s time to paint TH, but for now the fairings are done


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Hagle347
 Post subject: Re: N218TH flying
PostPosted: Wed May 06, 2020 7:54 am 
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https://youtu.be/5-9eHYHH9D0

Flying yesterday


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DrDrift
 Post subject: Re: N218TH flying
PostPosted: Wed May 06, 2020 8:26 am 
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Beautiful takeoff video.

I like that perspective, and it's nice to see an external video without jello vibrations. I'm assuming that's that's. GoPro 7/8? How did you mount it to your wing? Is it on a vibration damper or just rigidly mounted to the airframe?

I flew my Thorp off the grass strip at 0J8 near Gainesville, FL for 2 years. Nice to see a Thorp taking off from the grass.


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