I did get a chance to fly it this weekend and I found both good and bad. The good is that the airplane is actually a couple of knots faster! The bad, but controllable, is that on takeoff with the induction wide open I actually indicate up to 18 gph now. Not the direction I was hoping to go with that number. I say its controllable because I can adjust mixture manually to keep the fuel flow down where I want it. Not sure what to do next. Originally I thought it might be an indication issue but given the amount of power that I can add by pulling the mixture out to about 13.5 gph I don't know that it would be just indication.
|The top screen is screwed to both sides and the edges are bent to capture the filter material. This picture has the inlet upside down such that the alternate inlet will pull from the bottom of the cowling.|
|Here it is after Harry and I installed the new inlet.|
|This is the other side of the inlet showing the alternate air flapper valve controller.|
|Test flight with Harry and Jeff. In this flight we buzzed Martins house, Jeff's mom and boss, and Harry's neighbors. Then we went to Bremerton for some lunch. |