Jim: I'm glad you mentioned the VG's, that was one of my questions. They are on the canard but farther back than I would have expected, I'll be at the airport this weekend and will take a picture. Does anyone know the proper location for VG's? Should they be at the peak curvature point on the wing, the point of maximum thickness? Mine are certainly aft of that.
Mike: I'm actually not sure of the climb rate yet, I have a new prop to try out and haven't got that far, hopefully this weekend. I agree about the little vents, I've done a few flights at 80 degrees and I was nearly soaked after an hour! I was thinking a tinted canopy and/or stick-on sun visor might be the solution?
Dave: I'm curious about your Revmaster CHT sensors. I have them located where Revmaster suggests (a hole drilled near the outer head stud, near the exhaust valve). I have an MGL TC-3 and I can't get a reading that I trust. I've checked the sensors in a boiling pot of water and they're right on, but when flying I haven't seen a reading over 300 degrees. Now, I've done a lot of work to make it cool but I don't believe I've done that good of a job. No one has ever heard of a VW running cool and I just don't believe it. Where do you have yours and what numbers were you seeing? Sorry about your latest troubles by the way, amazing job getting it on the ground! Hopefully you're back up in the air soon!
Thanks guys, I definitely plan to head South when I've got it all sorted out!