Sunday, November 13, 2011
Flew off the remaining 1.9 hours of Phase 1 testing on Saturday, staying close to AWO due to weather. Performed and oil change with a new filter and did an engine inspection. Found that the radiator was rubbing the cowling a bit, so I installed some corking. Removed the NACA vent to the oil cooler and aluminum taped off the cooler to help with low oil temps. Also taped off part of the radiator to help with low CHTs.
Tried out the new "16" grass runway. Winds were 120@8kts to 120@10kts. Also finally tried the plane in the rain. All performed as expected.