Keep the Skinny Birds Flying Safely
Good news. Yesterday ZL got its Permit to Fly, so after nearly 19 months we're airborne again. Thanks to everyone who offered advice and assistance during the rebuild. Subject to the usual variable British weather Paul and I can now put on some hours to run the engine in. We had a misfiring problem at idle for a while, caused by failure in one or more of the brand new plugs! Engine now seems to be running smoothly, although with the new exhaust system it does seem a bit noisier than the old A50, despite the fitting of silencers. We still have a weight problem, so certified for single seat operation at the moment, until we can prove that CP50 and CP65 airframes are identical.