I found a good deal on a Go Pro 4 Silver with the complete NFlight accessory pack, so I jumped on it. This will allow me to record some flights from both inside and outside of the airplane. The audio cables will allow the radios to be hooked up to the camera. It also includes an NFlight propellor filter that should remove the prop blur that happens. Looking forward to getting it in my hands next week.
The good news: Reno Flying Service found the leak.
The bad news: The propeller governor is the culprit and it will need to go out for overhaul. It wouldn't be so bad, but the governor is the hardest part to remove from a Mooney engine. It's at the base of the engine, right up against the firewall, which means the engine will need to be partially removed to get at it. Mr. wallet is not happy right now.
So I'm now grounded until we can get this fixed.
We flew from Reno to Rogers Airfield in Chester, California (O05) this afternoon. It's a small airport located on the shore of Lake Almanor. We were testing out the new iPad mini location. I had been struggling with it being mounted on the yoke because it was blocking my view of some of the lower switches. We'll see if I still like it there after a few more flights. Some photos from today's flight:
The bad news is I found a small puddle of oil on a small shelf on the firewall during my post flight inspection. Not good. Called Reno Flying services and they will check it out on Monday. Hopefully, it's just a bad gasket.
I started rebuilding the new website today so that I could transfer all of the data I previously had on our old site.
My intent is to post photos and other videos from our flying adventures through this blog as well as bring back all the pertinent data I had on the old site.
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