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[April 21, 2018]


My conditional (annual) inspection is due by the end of the month so I decided to get it kicked off today. April seems to be the perfect month to do it, especially right after Sun 'N Fun. Temps are perfect during the days and nights, and it's before the fun summer flying season. First thing I noticed was my baffle between cylinders #2 and #4 was cracked.


I'm wondering what took so long for that baffle to break. The one on the other side broke hundreds of hours ago!


I went over to my friend Jack's hangar and got a chuckle out of this.....so true.


The engine was warm from an earlier flight so it would be ready for a compression test. All GREAT readings!


In previous conditional inspections, I never removed the mags - I always assumed that if they were working, they are most likely fine. Well after I lose part of a cotter pin of the EMAG in the sump last year, my attitude has changed. I am definitely going to take the mag and PMAG off every inspection. I wanted to make sure I re-installed the mag in roughly the same orientation as it was before so the p-lead and harness align, so I added a quick dab of torque seal to the accessory case the the mag.


Did the same for the EMAG. The engine is still hot from the earlier flight, so I am going to call it a night.

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