I’ve had a leaking o-ring on one of the cylinders in the engine for quite awhile so as the On a Wing & a Chair Round Australia flight is approaching, it needed to get fixed. My trusty mechanic Geoff, who built & installed all my aircraft adaptations, fixed it during the week.
Today was a glorious Monday public holiday with light winds & a sunny afternoon with smooth air. A great day for flying! I took Geoff with me for a test flight just to make sure it was all fixed & there were no other problems. It’s running like a dream!
While I was at the plane, I couldn’t miss the opportunity to try out my new GoPro Hero 3 camera from a few more angles. The cockpit view worked really well. Check it out here, watch this & imagine you’re my co-pilot. You can see how I operate my adaptations to fly the plane. Don’t forget, my fingers don’t work & I’m controlling the engine speed with a tube in my mouth!
I installed the camera with the suction cup mount on the windscreen which gave a great view but a little shaky at times. Seeking help if anyone knows how to mount these & remove the vibrations. Leave a comment & let me know what you think.
Finally, congratulations to Nick & Kate Fenwick for the birth of their baby boy this morning! Nick is one of the Directors of On a Wing & a Chair. I’m sure his new son will be flying soon!
Over & out!