Tuesday, August 14, 2007

2.0 hours: Haywire fuel pump

My mechanical fuel pump, which has been reading somewhat high since the first flight and has been well above redline for the past few flights, got really bad today. At one point I saw 20PSI (redline is 8PSI, supposedly the carb starts to overflow at 14PSI). I've previously checked that the gauge is calibrated, so Aerosport offered to send out a new pump under warranty. I paid them to overnight it to me, so hopefully it will be installed on the engine tomorrow with the help of the local FBO.

No interesting photos today, sorry. Was too busy gathering glide data while not worrying about the fuel pressure.

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