This week I finished up the testing and flight time on N1605A. It is now officially legal to carry passengers. The current status is pretty good with the engine running smoothly albeit still not at full horsepower. The airplane is flying well and feels light but solid at the controls. And most importantly its just a blast to fly!
I still have lots of little details to work on including little things like paint! There is still a bit of fiberglass work to do which is mostly sanding and priming and the dreaded pin hole filling.
That said, here are a few pictures of this week. I find I don't think to take pictures much while I am flying but here is what I have taken, and a few that were taken by others.
|Not nearly as good as Jeff's in flight pictures but here he is as we are flying along the north end of Seattle.
|A shot of the Cascades.
|That house at the forward edge of my wing tip is Brandi and Josh's house. Its the one with the circle in the middle of the field. I'm pretty sure thats Brandi's horse corral.
|And finally Jim flew over in his Cherokee. This is him off of my wing tip after I flew out to meet him. We flew back into the Seattle area together and then landed at Renton. He was spending the weekend in the area.
|A shot of Jim's airplane from below.
|Stole this picture from Jim. This is me as we were flying back. This is the only picture I think I have of the airplane with the wheel pants and gear leg fairings on.