Happy Christmas Mark -and all your forbearing family ! Good luck and fly right !
Mac & Judy <https://www.avast.com/sig-email?utm_medium=email&utm_source=link&utm_campaign=sig-email&utm_content=webmail> Virus-free. www.avast.com <https://www.avast.com/sig-email?utm_medium=email&utm_source=link&utm_campaign=sig-email&utm_content=webmail> <#m_-933756674711416972_DAB4FAD8-2DD7-40BB-A1B8-4E2AA1F9FDF2> On Mon, Dec 25, 2017 at 6:54 PM, Mark Langford via KRnet < email@example.com> wrote: > Claire and almost had a Christmas flight too, but were denied! Given that > wife and son were sick as dogs, wife with bronchitis and son laid up in bed > with the flu, we gave up on driving to visit my father this year, so Claire > and I thought we'd just fly down to my father's farm and bring him lunch. > Well....we were late getting out of the house, and I had to play 100LL / > autofuel / Marvel Mystery oil games, rearrange flight bags, tools, find a > place for a chocolate pie, etc, then I noticed one tire was awfully low > (less than 20 psi, and therefore subject to "snakebite" on hard landings) > and had to fix that, etc. But I persevered, despite high crosswind > predictions at both ends, and the fact that I'd likely have to get fuel for > the trip back due to headwinds, and the low temps and blustery winds would > have been bad if forced down somewhere. So we finally packed into the > stock width KR2 and taxied out to the runway. After I swung the plane > around to the preflight checklist, I noticed the wonderful MGL iEFIS was > completely blank! Swapping power to backup and main power buses had no > effect. OK.....I'm done, that's it....the last domino to fall before I > scuttle the flight. So I taxi back to the hangar, shut it all down, flip > on the iEFIS with backup power (just for kicks), and it comes right up. > Great, no way and I still flying now! > > This was reminiscent of a previous trip to the farm, where it worked fine > all the way to my father's farm, but when I got ready to leave the screen > was blank, with no indication at all that it was functioning. I was > getting ready to yank it out to return to MGL but thought I'd give it a > shot, and it fired right up! I checked the Hobbs meter and it had run on > the flight back, and engine and flight data had been recorded....just a > dumb blank screen in the process! Go figure. > > At the very least, the moral of this story is do a thorough preflight the > night before such a flight, but it was a spur-of-the-moment thing that > turned out to be a bad idea. Well, at least I have the rest of the day to > do constructive things in the basement.... > > Mark Langford > m...@n56ml.com > http://www.n56ml.com > > > > _______________________________________________ > Search the KRnet Archives at https://www.mail-archive.com/k > r...@list.krnet.org/. > Please see LIST RULES and KRnet info at http://www.krnet.org/info.html. > see http://list.krnet.org/mailman/listinfo/krnet_list.krnet.org to change > options. > To UNsubscribe from KRnet, send a message to krnet-le...@list.krnet.org > _______________________________________________ Search the KRnet Archives at https://firstname.lastname@example.org/. Please see LIST RULES and KRnet info at http://www.krnet.org/info.html. see http://list.krnet.org/mailman/listinfo/krnet_list.krnet.org to change options. To UNsubscribe from KRnet, send a message to krnet-le...@list.krnet.org