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  1. #1

    N2114W

    N2114W is ready for test flight!!! If the weather gods would allow us
    to fly. The wind has not let up in three days. I need to fly at full
    power for about an hour for engine break-in. That's hard to do if
    you're being tossed around. Are there any helpful and useful tips that
    will help me with all phases of flight. I've been reading MM since
    I've owned it (Nov. 2001). It's been a long, hard road but, the time
    has come to fly it. Thanks for all the help over the years.

    Mike Hippensteel A&P
    N2114W Last flight 1999





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  2. #2

    N2114W

    I don't claim to be the worlds foremost authority on the subject but when I test flew my new engine 10 years ago I brought home some nomex clothing from work just in case. Some leather gloves would also be good. I picked a time when I could taxi to the runway and take off without delay, ran the check lists while taxiing and got airborn with as little idleing as possible. If you are at a controlled field some conversation with the controller might help to get you airborn quicker.

    I started a turn to crosswind early, about 200 feet so that I could get into position to return to the runway as quick as possible. Then I climbed in a rectangle above the airport to about 4000 agl and orbited there so that I could glide back to the runway if needed.

    Everything went smooth, so the precautions were just that. I hope you do as well.

    Willis

    mhippenste <c23n2114w@aol.com> wrote: N2114W is ready for test flight!!! If the weather gods would allow us
    to fly. The wind has not let up in three days. I need to fly at full
    power for about an hour for engine break-in. That's hard to do if
    you're being tossed around. Are there any helpful and useful tips that
    will help me with all phases of flight. I've been reading MM since
    I've owned it (Nov. 2001). It's been a long, hard road but, the time
    has come to fly it. Thanks for all the help over the years.

    Mike Hippensteel A&P
    N2114W Last flight 1999





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  3. #3

    N2114W

    >N2114W is ready for test flight!!!

    Congrats on returning another to flight status.

    >If the weather gods would allow us to fly. The wind has not let up in
    >three days.

    Somehow they seem to know. <G>

    >I need to fly at full power for about an hour for engine break-in. That's
    >hard to do if you're being tossed around.

    Just stay in the funnel over the airport, even if you are 3500-5000'
    overhead. Climb in a "cruise climb" mode after the initial T/O and climb
    to pattern altitude, so that there is plenty of cooling air, since new
    rings on new cylinders have more friction and more heat to shed.

    >Are there any helpful and useful tips that will help me with all phases of
    >flight.

    I'd start by saying you should follow the engine OH shop's instructions
    (since they are the ones that will be responsible for any warranty work)
    and if you didn't have a Certified Repair Station do the OH, then you
    should follow the cylinder manufacturer's recommendations for break
    in. Nitrided, plain steel, chrome, Nu-Chrome, Cermi-Nil, etc. have some
    differences in break in procedure and time until one expects the oil
    consumption to slow.

    Secondly, let me suggest that the PLANE isn't the only thing needing to be
    ready for the flight. The PILOT needs to be ready, too. Got any recent
    Musketeer time? If its been down for 7 years, then one might rightly ask
    how current the pilot is. Being comfortable in the plane because of recent
    experience will help you recognize what does and does not feel right or
    sound right, so you'll be more attuned to the plane.

    Best wishes,

    Bob Steward, A&P IA
    Birmingham, AL



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  4. #4

    N2114W

    Willis and Bob S. (As always) have some fine suggestions. One thing
    that comes to mind is that it usually takes more than an hour to
    really break in an engine. I ran mine hard for 10 hours after the
    initial mechanic's test flight. I took it on several cross countries
    that had climbs to 5500 and 8500 feet. I even ran it hard during the
    descents, just re-trimmed for a 130 mph descent at a high power
    setting. The Musketeer line has a Va of 130 Mph so it will take this
    fine. I didn't do any touch and goes until after 11 hours. My
    compressions are in the 70s and my oil consumption is about 1 qt in
    10 hours.

    Weather does seem to "know" when to act up.

    Fly safe.

    --- In musketeermail@yahoogroups.com, "mhippenste" <c23n2114w@...>
    wrote:
    >
    > N2114W is ready for test flight!!! If the weather gods would allow
    us
    > to fly. The wind has not let up in three days. I need to fly at
    full
    > power for about an hour for engine break-in. That's hard to do if
    > you're being tossed around. Are there any helpful and useful tips
    that
    > will help me with all phases of flight. I've been reading MM since
    > I've owned it (Nov. 2001). It's been a long, hard road but, the
    time
    > has come to fly it. Thanks for all the help over the years.
    >
    > Mike Hippensteel A&P
    > N2114W Last flight 1999
    >






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  5. #5

    N2114W

    I have a similar situation - well, sort of.

    My 78 Sundowner has been down since October 26. The 800 hr SFOH engine is
    completely torn down (cylinders/pistons left intact together, however) ready
    for flushing of debris, inspection and reassembly. Things should be back
    and running in a few weeks (I hope, I hope!!!). Any ideas, suggestions or
    is anything special even necessary for first flights after this scenario?
    (besides rusty pilot skills after 5 months!)

    Thanks!

    -Rick Koch
    78 Sundowner
    0-360 A4K
    5670" field elev.



    ----- Original Message -----
    From: "Bob Steward" <n76lima@mindspring.com>
    To: <musketeermail@yahoogroups.com>
    Sent: Sunday, March 19, 2006 9:16 PM
    Subject: Re: [musketeermail] N2114W


    >
    >>N2114W is ready for test flight!!!
    >
    > Congrats on returning another to flight status.
    >
    >>If the weather gods would allow us to fly. The wind has not let up in
    >>three days.
    >
    > Somehow they seem to know. <G>
    >
    >>I need to fly at full power for about an hour for engine break-in. That's
    >>hard to do if you're being tossed around.
    >
    > Just stay in the funnel over the airport, even if you are 3500-5000'
    > overhead. Climb in a "cruise climb" mode after the initial T/O and climb
    > to pattern altitude, so that there is plenty of cooling air, since new
    > rings on new cylinders have more friction and more heat to shed.
    >
    >>Are there any helpful and useful tips that will help me with all phases of
    >>flight.
    >
    > I'd start by saying you should follow the engine OH shop's instructions
    > (since they are the ones that will be responsible for any warranty work)
    > and if you didn't have a Certified Repair Station do the OH, then you
    > should follow the cylinder manufacturer's recommendations for break
    > in. Nitrided, plain steel, chrome, Nu-Chrome, Cermi-Nil, etc. have some
    > differences in break in procedure and time until one expects the oil
    > consumption to slow.
    >
    > Secondly, let me suggest that the PLANE isn't the only thing needing to be
    > ready for the flight. The PILOT needs to be ready, too. Got any recent
    > Musketeer time? If its been down for 7 years, then one might rightly ask
    > how current the pilot is. Being comfortable in the plane because of
    > recent
    > experience will help you recognize what does and does not feel right or
    > sound right, so you'll be more attuned to the plane.
    >
    > Best wishes,
    >
    > Bob Steward, A&P IA
    > Birmingham, AL
    >
    >
    >
    > Join BAC today and be a part of the ONLY Type Club for the Musketeer
    > series!
    >
    > www.beechaeroclub.org
    >
    >
    > Yahoo! Groups Links
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >



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