Jan 2011 Yep, its flat!
My plan was to fly the Happy Champ January 1, Â just to get the new year off on the right note, but winds gusting to 25 mph forced me into a (oh, say it ain’t so….) Mooney instead. But that’s OK; my husband was so happy to pull his 231 out of the hangar and sit left seat, he could hardly contain himself. Â Heck, I even got to log some 231 turbo time myself which is just a tiny bit more complex than the Champ.
So today, January 2, with beautiful blue skies, cold air and greatÂ visibility, I preheated the engine with my old reject hairdryer, topped off the Champ tanks and did a thorough preflight. “Barreling” down runway 25 at 55 mph, Boyd was bundled up trying to keep warm tucked in the back. Thought I’d show you a picture after my landing a couple hours later….
Pretty uneventful landing.
Another tube – another tomorrow!
shannonPosted at 18:38h, 03 January
thanks, I’ll have to remember that. He called this morning and will be here at 9am tomorrow. Woohoo. We will fly yet this week.
JudyPosted at 09:53h, 03 January
Thanks for offering your spare tubes Shannon but I think we’ve got it covered. 2 new tubes are supposed to ship today. Glad to hear you got the 337 approved on the hydraulic brakes. I know you both put a lot of effort into the model & paperwork. And all I can say about getting your IA to come over – chocolate chip cookies!!
SHANNONPosted at 07:37h, 03 January
Hey Judy, sorry to hear about your flat. If your needing a spare we have 2 extra tubes out in the garage, we could send you one .LOL Don’t feel bad we just finished up a brake upgrade on the taylorcraft and we are waiting on the AI to come and sign off on her. We went and put together a 337 for field approval to convert over to hydraulic brakes from shinn brakes. We got back the approval in a week had the brakes on 2 days later and are still waiting for our AI to get here to sign it off. Go figure.
Have a Happy New year and we will see you guys at the fly in if not before.
Shannon and Chuck