Thursday, December 25, 2014

Relay schmelay

So it wasn't the $1000 dynamic relay, at least as far as my drooping gear door is concerned.  The worst part of airplane ownership is chasing these types of gremlins with your mechanic.  Grr.   Also I've noticed my inboard ailerons look like they are rigged with a downward deflection, and I seem to have lost 5-7 kts off my top end cruise speed.  I thought some of that might be due to the VG's, but now I want to make sure I get my rigging right before I blame the VGs.  I'm cruising about 178-180 where I used to get between 183-185 on the same fuel flow of 22-23 gph running 30-50 degrees LOP.

This is in level flight, notice the left aileron is dropped down slightly low.

Taken moments after with no attitude change, the right one is also defected low.

And my left gear door still drooping.  I'm not okay with this!  :)

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