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Re: Flight Report KMDH - KTOP & return

Richard Thomson
 

Hi Jay

I was curious, trying to find someone who uses the Pocket FMS update system on their Dynon to understand how good it is and if I need to have a raster map or not. Its not many weeks ago I too said "what is a raster map" ?

Do we have anyone on the list who has a skyview and uses the Pocket FMS update service ?

Thanks,

Rich T.


On 08/11/2021 17:12, Jay Scheevel wrote:

Hi Richard,

 

The D180 does not have a nav screen. They did not add that until Skyview.

 

Cheers,

Jay

 

From: main@Q-List.groups.io <main@Q-List.groups.io> On Behalf Of Richard Thomson
Sent: Monday, November 8, 2021 7:24 AM
To: main@Q-List.groups.io
Subject: Re: [Q-List] Flight Report KMDH - KTOP & return

 

    Its the base map that the rest of the layers get laid over.

    Do you have a Nav screen on your Dynon ? If so does it get all the input from the Garmin ?

On 08/11/2021 12:28, Sam Hoskins wrote:

What is a raster map?  I use my old Garmn GPS map connected to the D180 and I also use Avare on a cheap tablet powered by a Stratux.

Here's a picture of my setup.

 

On Mon, Nov 8, 2021 at 5:35 AM Richard Thomson <richard@...> wrote:

Thanks Sam, Interesting report. Makes me glad I fitted a second pump when I read it. Got any findings yet ?

Do you use a raster map on your Dynon, what Nav data do you use ? Pocket FMS ?

Rich T.

On 07/11/2021 20:38, Sam Hoskins wrote:

I made a little trip to Topeka this weekend to see the grands. Nice time was had by all. Non-eventful weather and the winds were okay in both directions, but sometimes I do wish I had cabin heat.  As long as the sun is shining in lower temps, I'm good. My old Dynon is showing everything in the green.

My route of flight takes me just over the lower end of Whiteman AFB, which is the Air Force's main B-2 bomber base.  Sometimes I'll see a billion dollar bomber on the ramp, like today.  The top of the control zone is 3,500 feet and I was heading east at 5,500. It always seems a bit strange to fly over Whiteman, feels like maybe I'm being watched?

As you may know I have an electric fuel injection system and have two Walbro pumps to deliver fuel at 40 psi. When I fly West, I'm on pump #1 and East I use pump #2. Both pumps are on for takeoff and landing phases. About an hour from home I noticed my mixture getting very lean.  As I was fooling with the mixture I suddenly got a LOW FUEL PRESSURE warning. I flipped on pump #1 and things went back to normal. Not believing what I was seeing I tried turning #1 off, and the engine just about died.  

Okay, I get the hint. Turn #1 back on and #2 off, just in case it is spewing parts. Rest of the flight was uneventful and I didn't touch a thing until I got on the ground. Looks like I'll be ordering a new pump and a new 10 micron fuel filter.

All in all a fun day.

Sam








Re: Q2 Revmaster P Leads

Kris
 

Absolutely. It's been 'awhile' getting to this point, I think I can wait/ponder another couple of days to tap some of the group wisdom...


On Mon, 8 Nov 2021 at 12:47, Anthony P <solarant@...> wrote:
My ship is just one input. I would not do anything until others add their experience.

I'm sure there are better and easier ways to provide the necessary clearance.

Dave can give some input, and the Q-Tour this weekend might be a good opportunity for questions/discussion on this matter.


Re: Q-Tour with Peter Meszaros Q-2 Serial # 2001. Saturday Nov 13, 0900 Central Standard Time

Terrence ONeill
 

Impressive! a 40 yr old Quickie 2.!
Thanks for the invitation… will try to Zoom.
Terry


On Nov 7, 2021, at 6:59 PM, Sam Hoskins <sam.hoskins@...> wrote:


From Hamilton Ontario, join us for this very interesting Tour with Peter.  As far as he can tell, his was the first flying kit Q-2, but I'll let him tell the story. His first flight was in June of 1982! Peter is still flying it and has competed in the EAA's Air Venture Cup Race.

Click on the link below.  Don't sign in until 9:00. CST

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Sam Hoskins is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
 
Topic: Q-Tour Zoom with Peter Meszaros
Time: Nov 13, 2021 09:00 AM Central Time (US and Canada)
 
Join Zoom Meeting
https://us04web.zoom.us/j/77607724164?pwd=emNpNk54MVNNY0JwN0plWlYvek52QT09
 
Meeting ID: 776 0772 4164
Passcode: t8p8N3
 


Re: Q-Tour with Peter Meszaros Q-2 Serial # 2001. Saturday No v 13, 0900 Central Standard Time

Frankenbird Vern
 

 That's funny Bruce.. small world indeed!!

 I sure look forward to your presentation Sam... being here in the rainy Pacific Northwest again I been re-watching the tours off shift.
When I get back home for a week over Christmas shutdown I will track down my kit number. I am wondering now how early or 
not my partz and pieces arrived to the original buyer in Henderson Nevada.    

Vern 

Das Frankenbird
Mannford Oklahoma 


From: main@Q-List.groups.io <main@Q-List.groups.io> on behalf of Bruce Crain <jcrain2@...>
Sent: Monday, November 8, 2021 8:13 AM
To: main@Q-List.groups.io <main@Q-List.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [Q-List] Q-Tour with Peter Meszaros Q-2 Serial # 2001. Saturday No v 13, 0900 Central Standard Time
 
Hi Sammy!
I met Peter Meszaros at Oshkosh in the Kelly's Bar and Grill one night.  We were sitting across from one one another and did not know either of us were Quickie builder/pilots!  We struck up a conversation and realized the fact!  Had a great talk with Peter and was in awe at how fast his VW powered Q2 cruises and races!  Glad you caught up with Peter!  I know his Zoom will be most informative!
Bruce




Re: Q2 Revmaster P Leads

Anthony P
 

My ship is just one input. I would not do anything until others add their experience.

I'm sure there are better and easier ways to provide the necessary clearance.

Dave can give some input, and the Q-Tour this weekend might be a good opportunity for questions/discussion on this matter.


Re: Q2 Revmaster P Leads

Mike Steinsland
 

Glad I'm reading this now


On Mon., Nov. 8, 2021, 11:04 a.m. Kris, <kristjanson.browne@...> wrote:
Ouch. Looks like I need to put the thinking cap on and get crafty back there... more unexpected farting around... thanks for the info.


Re: Flight Report KMDH - KTOP & return

Jay Scheevel
 

Hi Richard,

 

The D180 does not have a nav screen. They did not add that until Skyview.

 

Cheers,

Jay

 

From: main@Q-List.groups.io <main@Q-List.groups.io> On Behalf Of Richard Thomson
Sent: Monday, November 8, 2021 7:24 AM
To: main@Q-List.groups.io
Subject: Re: [Q-List] Flight Report KMDH - KTOP & return

 

    Its the base map that the rest of the layers get laid over.

    Do you have a Nav screen on your Dynon ? If so does it get all the input from the Garmin ?

On 08/11/2021 12:28, Sam Hoskins wrote:

What is a raster map?  I use my old Garmn GPS map connected to the D180 and I also use Avare on a cheap tablet powered by a Stratux.

Here's a picture of my setup.

 

On Mon, Nov 8, 2021 at 5:35 AM Richard Thomson <richard@...> wrote:

Thanks Sam, Interesting report. Makes me glad I fitted a second pump when I read it. Got any findings yet ?

Do you use a raster map on your Dynon, what Nav data do you use ? Pocket FMS ?

Rich T.

On 07/11/2021 20:38, Sam Hoskins wrote:

I made a little trip to Topeka this weekend to see the grands. Nice time was had by all. Non-eventful weather and the winds were okay in both directions, but sometimes I do wish I had cabin heat.  As long as the sun is shining in lower temps, I'm good. My old Dynon is showing everything in the green.

My route of flight takes me just over the lower end of Whiteman AFB, which is the Air Force's main B-2 bomber base.  Sometimes I'll see a billion dollar bomber on the ramp, like today.  The top of the control zone is 3,500 feet and I was heading east at 5,500. It always seems a bit strange to fly over Whiteman, feels like maybe I'm being watched?

As you may know I have an electric fuel injection system and have two Walbro pumps to deliver fuel at 40 psi. When I fly West, I'm on pump #1 and East I use pump #2. Both pumps are on for takeoff and landing phases. About an hour from home I noticed my mixture getting very lean.  As I was fooling with the mixture I suddenly got a LOW FUEL PRESSURE warning. I flipped on pump #1 and things went back to normal. Not believing what I was seeing I tried turning #1 off, and the engine just about died.  

Okay, I get the hint. Turn #1 back on and #2 off, just in case it is spewing parts. Rest of the flight was uneventful and I didn't touch a thing until I got on the ground. Looks like I'll be ordering a new pump and a new 10 micron fuel filter.

All in all a fun day.

Sam








Re: Flight Report KMDH - KTOP & return

Corbin
 

Very nice, Sam!  Sounds like a great flight that kept you awake with the fuel pump playing games.  My wife is starting to suggest I sell mine now that I don't travel for work in it and our oldest is in college and doesn't fit (6'3" tall) for me to fly home and back for visits.  I think she wants a Turbo 210 again so the whole family fits.  Glad to see you are putting yours to good use to visit family.
--

Corbin 
N121CG


Re: Flight Report KMDH - KTOP & return

Richard Thomson
 

You cant beat the little Garmin as a stand alone Sam, wish I got my 296 to talk to the box otherwise I would be happy.

I use Skydemon as a flight planning tool, that doesnt work on the EFiS either so a tablet is essential.

Integration is a pain. Problem is the avionics change so quick, we all end up with out of production kit these days.

Wheres Mike D when you need him !! :-)


On 08/11/2021 15:37, Sam Hoskins wrote:
The D180 doesn't have mapping. It's a discontinued product. 

On Mon, Nov 8, 2021, 8:24 AM Richard Thomson <richard@...> wrote:

    Its the base map that the rest of the layers get laid over.

    Do you have a Nav screen on your Dynon ? If so does it get all the input from the Garmin ?

On 08/11/2021 12:28, Sam Hoskins wrote:
What is a raster map?  I use my old Garmn GPS map connected to the D180 and I also use Avare on a cheap tablet powered by a Stratux.
Here's a picture of my setup.


On Mon, Nov 8, 2021 at 5:35 AM Richard Thomson <richard@...> wrote:

Thanks Sam, Interesting report. Makes me glad I fitted a second pump when I read it. Got any findings yet ?

Do you use a raster map on your Dynon, what Nav data do you use ? Pocket FMS ?

Rich T.

On 07/11/2021 20:38, Sam Hoskins wrote:
I made a little trip to Topeka this weekend to see the grands. Nice time was had by all. Non-eventful weather and the winds were okay in both directions, but sometimes I do wish I had cabin heat.  As long as the sun is shining in lower temps, I'm good. My old Dynon is showing everything in the green.

My route of flight takes me just over the lower end of Whiteman AFB, which is the Air Force's main B-2 bomber base.  Sometimes I'll see a billion dollar bomber on the ramp, like today.  The top of the control zone is 3,500 feet and I was heading east at 5,500. It always seems a bit strange to fly over Whiteman, feels like maybe I'm being watched?

As you may know I have an electric fuel injection system and have two Walbro pumps to deliver fuel at 40 psi. When I fly West, I'm on pump #1 and East I use pump #2. Both pumps are on for takeoff and landing phases. About an hour from home I noticed my mixture getting very lean.  As I was fooling with the mixture I suddenly got a LOW FUEL PRESSURE warning. I flipped on pump #1 and things went back to normal. Not believing what I was seeing I tried turning #1 off, and the engine just about died.  

Okay, I get the hint. Turn #1 back on and #2 off, just in case it is spewing parts. Rest of the flight was uneventful and I didn't touch a thing until I got on the ground. Looks like I'll be ordering a new pump and a new 10 micron fuel filter.

All in all a fun day.

Sam








Re: Q2 Revmaster P Leads

Kris
 

Ouch. Looks like I need to put the thinking cap on and get crafty back there... more unexpected farting around... thanks for the info.


Re: Flight Report KMDH - KTOP & return

Sam Hoskins
 

The D180 doesn't have mapping. It's a discontinued product. 


On Mon, Nov 8, 2021, 8:24 AM Richard Thomson <richard@...> wrote:

    Its the base map that the rest of the layers get laid over.

    Do you have a Nav screen on your Dynon ? If so does it get all the input from the Garmin ?

On 08/11/2021 12:28, Sam Hoskins wrote:
What is a raster map?  I use my old Garmn GPS map connected to the D180 and I also use Avare on a cheap tablet powered by a Stratux.
Here's a picture of my setup.


On Mon, Nov 8, 2021 at 5:35 AM Richard Thomson <richard@...> wrote:

Thanks Sam, Interesting report. Makes me glad I fitted a second pump when I read it. Got any findings yet ?

Do you use a raster map on your Dynon, what Nav data do you use ? Pocket FMS ?

Rich T.

On 07/11/2021 20:38, Sam Hoskins wrote:
I made a little trip to Topeka this weekend to see the grands. Nice time was had by all. Non-eventful weather and the winds were okay in both directions, but sometimes I do wish I had cabin heat.  As long as the sun is shining in lower temps, I'm good. My old Dynon is showing everything in the green.

My route of flight takes me just over the lower end of Whiteman AFB, which is the Air Force's main B-2 bomber base.  Sometimes I'll see a billion dollar bomber on the ramp, like today.  The top of the control zone is 3,500 feet and I was heading east at 5,500. It always seems a bit strange to fly over Whiteman, feels like maybe I'm being watched?

As you may know I have an electric fuel injection system and have two Walbro pumps to deliver fuel at 40 psi. When I fly West, I'm on pump #1 and East I use pump #2. Both pumps are on for takeoff and landing phases. About an hour from home I noticed my mixture getting very lean.  As I was fooling with the mixture I suddenly got a LOW FUEL PRESSURE warning. I flipped on pump #1 and things went back to normal. Not believing what I was seeing I tried turning #1 off, and the engine just about died.  

Okay, I get the hint. Turn #1 back on and #2 off, just in case it is spewing parts. Rest of the flight was uneventful and I didn't touch a thing until I got on the ground. Looks like I'll be ordering a new pump and a new 10 micron fuel filter.

All in all a fun day.

Sam








Re: Flight Report KMDH - KTOP & return

Richard Thomson
 

    Its the base map that the rest of the layers get laid over.

    Do you have a Nav screen on your Dynon ? If so does it get all the input from the Garmin ?

On 08/11/2021 12:28, Sam Hoskins wrote:
What is a raster map?  I use my old Garmn GPS map connected to the D180 and I also use Avare on a cheap tablet powered by a Stratux.
Here's a picture of my setup.
PXL_20211105_195726705.jpg

On Mon, Nov 8, 2021 at 5:35 AM Richard Thomson <richard@...> wrote:

Thanks Sam, Interesting report. Makes me glad I fitted a second pump when I read it. Got any findings yet ?

Do you use a raster map on your Dynon, what Nav data do you use ? Pocket FMS ?

Rich T.

On 07/11/2021 20:38, Sam Hoskins wrote:
I made a little trip to Topeka this weekend to see the grands. Nice time was had by all. Non-eventful weather and the winds were okay in both directions, but sometimes I do wish I had cabin heat.  As long as the sun is shining in lower temps, I'm good. My old Dynon is showing everything in the green.

My route of flight takes me just over the lower end of Whiteman AFB, which is the Air Force's main B-2 bomber base.  Sometimes I'll see a billion dollar bomber on the ramp, like today.  The top of the control zone is 3,500 feet and I was heading east at 5,500. It always seems a bit strange to fly over Whiteman, feels like maybe I'm being watched?

As you may know I have an electric fuel injection system and have two Walbro pumps to deliver fuel at 40 psi. When I fly West, I'm on pump #1 and East I use pump #2. Both pumps are on for takeoff and landing phases. About an hour from home I noticed my mixture getting very lean.  As I was fooling with the mixture I suddenly got a LOW FUEL PRESSURE warning. I flipped on pump #1 and things went back to normal. Not believing what I was seeing I tried turning #1 off, and the engine just about died.  

Okay, I get the hint. Turn #1 back on and #2 off, just in case it is spewing parts. Rest of the flight was uneventful and I didn't touch a thing until I got on the ground. Looks like I'll be ordering a new pump and a new 10 micron fuel filter.

All in all a fun day.

Sam








Re: Q-Tour with Peter Meszaros Q-2 Serial # 2001. Saturday No v 13, 0900 Central Standard Time

Bruce Crain
 

Hi Sammy!
I met Peter Meszaros at Oshkosh in the Kelly's Bar and Grill one night.  We were sitting across from one one another and did not know either of us were Quickie builder/pilots!  We struck up a conversation and realized the fact!  Had a great talk with Peter and was in awe at how fast his VW powered Q2 cruises and races!  Glad you caught up with Peter!  I know his Zoom will be most informative!
Bruce




Re: Flight Report KMDH - KTOP & return

Mike Dwyer
 

Great report Sam.  How many people get to see a B1 from above!  And thanks for arranging the Zoom meetings!
Fly Safe,
Mike Dwyer. Q200

On Sun, Nov 7, 2021, 3:38 PM Sam Hoskins <sam.hoskins@...> wrote:
I made a little trip to Topeka this weekend to see the grands. Nice time was had by all. Non-eventful weather and the winds were okay in both directions, but sometimes I do wish I had cabin heat.  As long as the sun is shining in lower temps, I'm good. My old Dynon is showing everything in the green.

My route of flight takes me just over the lower end of Whiteman AFB, which is the Air Force's main B-2 bomber base.  Sometimes I'll see a billion dollar bomber on the ramp, like today.  The top of the control zone is 3,500 feet and I was heading east at 5,500. It always seems a bit strange to fly over Whiteman, feels like maybe I'm being watched?

As you may know I have an electric fuel injection system and have two Walbro pumps to deliver fuel at 40 psi. When I fly West, I'm on pump #1 and East I use pump #2. Both pumps are on for takeoff and landing phases. About an hour from home I noticed my mixture getting very lean.  As I was fooling with the mixture I suddenly got a LOW FUEL PRESSURE warning. I flipped on pump #1 and things went back to normal. Not believing what I was seeing I tried turning #1 off, and the engine just about died.  

Okay, I get the hint. Turn #1 back on and #2 off, just in case it is spewing parts. Rest of the flight was uneventful and I didn't touch a thing until I got on the ground. Looks like I'll be ordering a new pump and a new 10 micron fuel filter.

All in all a fun day.

Sam








Re: Flight Report KMDH - KTOP & return

Sam Hoskins
 

What is a raster map?  I use my old Garmn GPS map connected to the D180 and I also use Avare on a cheap tablet powered by a Stratux.
Here's a picture of my setup.
PXL_20211105_195726705.jpg


On Mon, Nov 8, 2021 at 5:35 AM Richard Thomson <richard@...> wrote:

Thanks Sam, Interesting report. Makes me glad I fitted a second pump when I read it. Got any findings yet ?

Do you use a raster map on your Dynon, what Nav data do you use ? Pocket FMS ?

Rich T.

On 07/11/2021 20:38, Sam Hoskins wrote:
I made a little trip to Topeka this weekend to see the grands. Nice time was had by all. Non-eventful weather and the winds were okay in both directions, but sometimes I do wish I had cabin heat.  As long as the sun is shining in lower temps, I'm good. My old Dynon is showing everything in the green.

My route of flight takes me just over the lower end of Whiteman AFB, which is the Air Force's main B-2 bomber base.  Sometimes I'll see a billion dollar bomber on the ramp, like today.  The top of the control zone is 3,500 feet and I was heading east at 5,500. It always seems a bit strange to fly over Whiteman, feels like maybe I'm being watched?

As you may know I have an electric fuel injection system and have two Walbro pumps to deliver fuel at 40 psi. When I fly West, I'm on pump #1 and East I use pump #2. Both pumps are on for takeoff and landing phases. About an hour from home I noticed my mixture getting very lean.  As I was fooling with the mixture I suddenly got a LOW FUEL PRESSURE warning. I flipped on pump #1 and things went back to normal. Not believing what I was seeing I tried turning #1 off, and the engine just about died.  

Okay, I get the hint. Turn #1 back on and #2 off, just in case it is spewing parts. Rest of the flight was uneventful and I didn't touch a thing until I got on the ground. Looks like I'll be ordering a new pump and a new 10 micron fuel filter.

All in all a fun day.

Sam








Re: Flight Report KMDH - KTOP & return

Richard Thomson
 

Thanks Sam, Interesting report. Makes me glad I fitted a second pump when I read it. Got any findings yet ?

Do you use a raster map on your Dynon, what Nav data do you use ? Pocket FMS ?

Rich T.

On 07/11/2021 20:38, Sam Hoskins wrote:
I made a little trip to Topeka this weekend to see the grands. Nice time was had by all. Non-eventful weather and the winds were okay in both directions, but sometimes I do wish I had cabin heat.  As long as the sun is shining in lower temps, I'm good. My old Dynon is showing everything in the green.

My route of flight takes me just over the lower end of Whiteman AFB, which is the Air Force's main B-2 bomber base.  Sometimes I'll see a billion dollar bomber on the ramp, like today.  The top of the control zone is 3,500 feet and I was heading east at 5,500. It always seems a bit strange to fly over Whiteman, feels like maybe I'm being watched?

As you may know I have an electric fuel injection system and have two Walbro pumps to deliver fuel at 40 psi. When I fly West, I'm on pump #1 and East I use pump #2. Both pumps are on for takeoff and landing phases. About an hour from home I noticed my mixture getting very lean.  As I was fooling with the mixture I suddenly got a LOW FUEL PRESSURE warning. I flipped on pump #1 and things went back to normal. Not believing what I was seeing I tried turning #1 off, and the engine just about died.  

Okay, I get the hint. Turn #1 back on and #2 off, just in case it is spewing parts. Rest of the flight was uneventful and I didn't touch a thing until I got on the ground. Looks like I'll be ordering a new pump and a new 10 micron fuel filter.

All in all a fun day.

Sam








Re: Q2 Revmaster P Leads

Anthony P
 

Mine started out 5.5" deep and was modified to 6.5" deep.  
Not pretty, but got the job done I guess.




Re: Flight Report KMDH - KTOP & return

Lynn French
 

Sam, 
Thanks for the article. I thought the punch line to your pressure problem was going to the same as mine. I had the same exact problem but the culprit ended up being something different. My gas cap for the main tank somehow vibrated loose allowing  low pressure on the fuel tank. This was causing me to have lean engine and low fuel pressure alarms. 
Regards. 

Short & simple from my mobile 

On Nov 7, 2021, at 2:38 PM, Sam Hoskins <sam.hoskins@...> wrote:

I made a little trip to Topeka this weekend to see the grands. Nice time was had by all. Non-eventful weather and the winds were okay in both directions, but sometimes I do wish I had cabin heat.  As long as the sun is shining in lower temps, I'm good. My old Dynon is showing everything in the green.

My route of flight takes me just over the lower end of Whiteman AFB, which is the Air Force's main B-2 bomber base.  Sometimes I'll see a billion dollar bomber on the ramp, like today.  The top of the control zone is 3,500 feet and I was heading east at 5,500. It always seems a bit strange to fly over Whiteman, feels like maybe I'm being watched?

As you may know I have an electric fuel injection system and have two Walbro pumps to deliver fuel at 40 psi. When I fly West, I'm on pump #1 and East I use pump #2. Both pumps are on for takeoff and landing phases. About an hour from home I noticed my mixture getting very lean.  As I was fooling with the mixture I suddenly got a LOW FUEL PRESSURE warning. I flipped on pump #1 and things went back to normal. Not believing what I was seeing I tried turning #1 off, and the engine just about died.  

Okay, I get the hint. Turn #1 back on and #2 off, just in case it is spewing parts. Rest of the flight was uneventful and I didn't touch a thing until I got on the ground. Looks like I'll be ordering a new pump and a new 10 micron fuel filter.

All in all a fun day.

Sam








Q-Tour with Peter Meszaros Q-2 Serial # 2001. Saturday Nov 13, 0900 Central Standard Time

Sam Hoskins
 

From Hamilton Ontario, join us for this very interesting Tour with Peter.  As far as he can tell, his was the first flying kit Q-2, but I'll let him tell the story. His first flight was in June of 1982! Peter is still flying it and has competed in the EAA's Air Venture Cup Race.

Click on the link below.  Don't sign in until 9:00. CST



Sam Hoskins is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
 
Topic: Q-Tour Zoom with Peter Meszaros
Time: Nov 13, 2021 09:00 AM Central Time (US and Canada)
 
Join Zoom Meeting
https://us04web.zoom.us/j/77607724164?pwd=emNpNk54MVNNY0JwN0plWlYvek52QT09
 
Meeting ID: 776 0772 4164
Passcode: t8p8N3
 


Flight Report KMDH - KTOP & return

Sam Hoskins
 

I made a little trip to Topeka this weekend to see the grands. Nice time was had by all. Non-eventful weather and the winds were okay in both directions, but sometimes I do wish I had cabin heat.  As long as the sun is shining in lower temps, I'm good. My old Dynon is showing everything in the green.

My route of flight takes me just over the lower end of Whiteman AFB, which is the Air Force's main B-2 bomber base.  Sometimes I'll see a billion dollar bomber on the ramp, like today.  The top of the control zone is 3,500 feet and I was heading east at 5,500. It always seems a bit strange to fly over Whiteman, feels like maybe I'm being watched?

As you may know I have an electric fuel injection system and have two Walbro pumps to deliver fuel at 40 psi. When I fly West, I'm on pump #1 and East I use pump #2. Both pumps are on for takeoff and landing phases. About an hour from home I noticed my mixture getting very lean.  As I was fooling with the mixture I suddenly got a LOW FUEL PRESSURE warning. I flipped on pump #1 and things went back to normal. Not believing what I was seeing I tried turning #1 off, and the engine just about died.  

Okay, I get the hint. Turn #1 back on and #2 off, just in case it is spewing parts. Rest of the flight was uneventful and I didn't touch a thing until I got on the ground. Looks like I'll be ordering a new pump and a new 10 micron fuel filter.

All in all a fun day.

Sam







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