Another day of preparing
Trip Start Sep 01, 2012
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I shall speak to my ferry flight chums to see if they can help.
One hour into my test flight and I experienced a stutter and roughness of the engine followed by a rise in the number six cylinders exhaust gas temperature. I reduced the power and increased the mixture in case of a more serious problem. I did an in flight "mag check" by switching off each mag in turn to determine the culprit. There was no apparent loss of power and I returned to the field to evaluate the situation. The approach to land was made more exhilarating by the groans and occasional bangs from the near empty ferry tanks contracting with the change in air pressure.
I shall return to the field on Sunday to replace all the spark plugs as a matter of course. Hopefully it will not be anything to serious. Don't let any body tell you this is easy !
Dined at Applebees again this evening, for the third time. I'm quite well known now to the staff, who I suspect see me as some kind of novelty! Once again I selected the less generous portions from there ample menu, fried chicken with prawns and red potatoes, very tasty, washed down by a local beer called "Oktoberfest.", Mmm, I'm certain it wouldn't win any prizes at the Munich bier festival, but the food was good and the staff very friendly.