Testing My New Air Filter

KenSandyEggo

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Went to the airport late this morning to replace my air filter with a new Brackett filter. That's what was in there anyway. What a difference. I had full fuel and it was at least 90 degrees out. I started my roll after spinning up and she literally was up off the runway before I realized it. I noticed on the last few flights that the performance seemed to be deteriorating. She seemed sluggish and wasn't showing much top-end, even indicated. I was cruising easily again at 90 m.p.h. today. Besides that expensive gas ($4.05 at Goose Creek now), they need plenty of free air.

Here are some photos of before take-off, climb-out, a shot out of the right and left door windows, a panel pic (notice how I unconsciously pull back on the stick and reduce speed when I'm doing something like taking a photo?), a pic of the red zit on my nose (66 years old and I still get zits!), and after landing. 1st 4 are here and the last 3 are in the next post.
 

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Last 3 photos. Notice that after I came back I switched over to a 2-bladed rotor system? :confused:
 

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How is the two blade system working out? What rotor head is that? Will you be able to get an STC?

Thank you,Vance
 

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Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:mad:

Those toes again.;)

Aussie Paul.:)
 

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KenSandyEggo said:
Last 3 photos. Notice that after I came back I switched over to a 2-bladed rotor system? :confused:
still has a 3 blade shadow -- cute trick
 

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KenSandyEggo said:
Went to the airport late this morning to replace my air filter with a new Brackett filter. That's what was in there anyway. What a difference. I had full fuel and it was at least 90 degrees out. I started my roll after spinning up and she literally was up off the runway before I realized it. I noticed on the last few flights that the performance seemed to be deteriorating. She seemed sluggish and wasn't showing much top-end, even indicated. I was cruising easily again at 90 m.p.h. today. Besides that expensive gas ($4.05 at Goose Creek now), they need plenty of free air.

Here are some photos of before take-off, climb-out, a shot out of the right and left door windows, a panel pic (notice how I unconsciously pull back on the stick and reduce speed when I'm doing something like taking a photo?), a pic of the red zit on my nose (66 years old and I still get zits!), and after landing. 1st 4 are here and the last 3 are in the next post.
Testing you new air filter Ken. Don't you mean your underdaks!!!!:D

In one of his cheeky moods, Aussie Paul.:)
 

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headset question

headset question

Ken,

How is your radio issue working out ? ever get that mag to quiet down and if so what was the problem.

does that sigtronics headset work better than others ?

Jonathan
 

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Should have set a course for Anson county where av gas is 3.69$ a gallon, might have been worth the trip over plus you could have had lunch with us!

Autogas is down again to 2.58$ a gallon around the corner from my house.
 

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Ron, I thought the Anson lunch was on Saturdays only. Today is Sunday.....isn't it?

Jonathan, radio still sucks. It transmits and receives O.K., but most of the time there's a hash sound. On longer trips, it will sometimes disappear for awhile. Usually when I shut the left mag off, it disappears. Today I went to the left mag only and it also was noise-free. But when I go back to 2 mags, it reappears. I have a noise filter for a mag, but now I don't know which one to try it out on. Luckily it's not as busy here as in San Diego. I just turn the radio down until I need it, but I have to find a solution. It's aggravating.

I like the Sigtronics. I've had them for about 8 years or more. Can't even remember what I had before them...maybe Telex, but I'm not sure. One of the main reasons I like them is that they have only one volume control for the ear-cups. Being somewhat anal at times, I'd drive myself nuts trying to get the volume balanced between both ear-cups with 2 volume controls like a lot of sets have.

"Don't you mean your underdaks!!!!" I'm going to have to request a translation, Paul. Must be a "down-under" term. Notice that I cleverly positioned the bad toe behind the key-chain. The left one is cured, but the right one still has a little way to go.
 
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Good thing I didn't show up on Saturday. You mean those 2 or 3 times I went were all on a Sunday? I would swear it was Saturdays. Why wasn't everyone there in church then?
 

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They have church Sunday nights and Wednesday evenings as well.....

Yeap we always went on Sundays Kenny!

That was back in the days before you got put on a crappy work schedule.
 

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Nice pics of your J2. The J2 is definately one of the best looking gyros.
 

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No.1 pic, I think shows the best angle of the bird. Beautiful machine.

Last pic, nice panel...ugly feet.


Cheers.:)


PS. Have you checked the individual gnds. with an ohm meter?
 

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Nope, Harry. I have to pull off the panel behind the seat and get to work on that. At least you didn't say, "ugly face."
 

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Ken; My mama said...most people are pretty, nice looking, or ugly...if you can't say they're pretty or nice looking...don't say anything.:p

You know Ken...if you and I and one other un-named, were in the same airplane and called ATC for permission to land...they would most likely...defer.:D

If Cody were on station, he most likely would say..."Airport is now closed."


Cheers :)
 

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KenSandyEggo said:
"Don't you mean your underdaks!!!!" I'm going to have to request a translation, Paul. Must be a "down-under" term.
Daks as in pants!!!!!:eek:

Aussie Paul.:)
 

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O.K., "Daks" are pants. Now I know. I'm surprised no one questioned that partial roll of toilet paper in the left glove box that clearly shows in the panel photo. That's in case I really scare the s**t out of myself.
 

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KenSandyEggo said:
O.K., "Daks" are pants. Now I know. I'm surprised no one questioned that partial roll of toilet paper in the left glove box that clearly shows in the panel photo. That's in case I really scare the s**t out of myself.
We did not want to embarress you Ken, you do that very well by yourself!!!!:rolleyes:

G'day mate!!:eek:

Aussie Paul.:)
 
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