Takes Off ......up
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"The temps are very low and the airplane really
performs well. 200' take off and over 1500' per min climb and that is
with out really trying. CHT runs about 250F. Oil temp was very low around
140F and I do not have an oil cooler on it. ( I took you advice)."
case you haven't read the other mail I sent yet the Kitfox flew this
weekend. The engine is very powerful and will make a Great Demo plane.
The engine purrrrrrrs."
Leopold delivered the prototype engine yesterday. I ran my engine for
him and just like me, the first time to hear the engine, he was grinning
from ear to ear. I have installed all of the parts on his engine and
it is on the stand ready to go. I like your new oil filter, pressure
relief valve machining it is much cleaner looking!!! I may have to upgrade
in the future on the Superfox."
I am trying to get as much flying time as possible, as long as the weather
will cooperate. As you know it is spring here and this year we had a
mild winter but we are having a very wet spring. I got in a couple of
hour flying this weekend so far and I took Steve up in it with me. With
the prop I have on it, it is really a climbing machine. I can peg the
VSI at 2000' / min. and that is really going up for a little airplane.
I am going to order another prop that is a 76 dia X 52 pitch. I should
be able to cruise at 100 mph at 3000 engine RPM. I will keep you posted
on the testing flying but so far other than of oil in the distributor
caps things are going good. I plan to use the climb prop at Oshkosh
because all of the exhibitor flying is close in and the climb performance
will really be impressive."
am going to order another prop this time a 76 dia X 55 pitch! That should
give me a 100mph cruise at 3000 RPM."
had Steve fly the plane tonight and it was the first time I got to hear
it from outside. It really sounds good! In the air it has a different
sound than on the ground. Coming at you, you can't hardly hear it, but
once it goes by it has a sound all its own. Really NEAT!!!"