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  1. Interesting point. I hadn't considered the chute more than an occasional use safety gimmick but can see why it's a must in some situations like this. Sent from my Pixel 3 using Tapatalk
  2. Honestly, I really do like my E5. I'd encourage anyone to purchase it with the understanding that not having a backup AI is unacceptable, even though the STC says you can ditch it. I had been using a 2nd iPad and a stratus for that but just recently picked up a Dynon D3 pocket panel gizmo to keep permanently in one of my spare round holes. Should be a good solution. If you want a built in backup AI, that would be the main thing that would give the G5s an edge, imo Sent from my Pixel 3 using Tapatalk
  3. from memory, they were around 1470 as I was climbing 110 IAS.
  4. I can go on and on frankly. I sent this to the OP when he messaged me this morning. Just understand, his mechanical input is a poor opinion too. I called him at one point while we were still speaking. I was on the ground, botched a hot start, and my engine monitor showed an electric discharge that announced over my audio panel. It was dusk and I asked him what to do. He said fly down here, about 20 mins, and we'll look at it. I called another mechanic I had a relationship with and he identified that it was an electric something that failed preventing my plane from charging the electric system. Long story short,I was on the ground running on battery, shouldn't have been in the air and Jeff told me to launch at dusk to come see him. Eff that. The dude is lucky to still be alive honestly. He told me not to follow my checklist when it said to use the electric fuel boost pump since he always forgets to turn it off. He is just very cavalier with what he does. Life is a big game, always a joke to him. I did some instrument lessons with him. I should have slugged him at the time. 90 degrees, hot and bumpy AF. I pass the controls to him and turn around to dig my foggles out of the back seat. As I'm doing that, he puts the plane in a number of different unusual attitudes. I get cold sweats, try to keep focused and ended up that whole lesson was a waste. I expect my instructors to be reasonably professional and Jeff doesn't have any of it. Actually stood me up for our last lesson. That was the last straw for me. I just still can't get over him telling me to disregard checklists. That's a non starter to me.
  5. To be honest, I completely forgot. I focused on running the lean find on the JPI but didnt do the mag check.
  6. What a difference a new set of plugs makes. Flew home Fri around midnight, 20/25, 8k msl, 60% power at 10.2gph with #1 and #3 dancing between the hottest EGTs around 1415. Quite happy with the difference. Sent from my Pixel 3 using Tapatalk
  7. Careful with Jeff. He's spent a lot of time in my plane and frankly I regret it. He displays far too many of the hazardous mindsets of aviation. Sent from my Pixel 3 using Tapatalk
  8. Checked the fuel used per EDM, 18.7 gals on last trip and the FBO said they added 18.2. K factor isn't dead on but not too far off, guess that's 5% error? Flew first leg of my trip today solo so had a chance to play with lean find on the EDM. Pics attached. It actually ran really well LOP but the monitor started flashing at me red for the temps being too high. EGT went as high as 1650 before I bailed and went back full rich to start leaning as I had in the past. I could have sworn it peaked at 1550 last year when I first got into this idea, hence my 1415 target. I ran #3 up to 1460 so the othera were closer to 1380 and it seemed happy. Pending AGLs findings next week at annual, I'm wondering if a sensor isn't hating its life? Sent from my Pixel 3 using Tapatalk
  9. I dont recall FF but it gets over the 2700 rpm redline unless I back it down.
  10. Its been a while but Im 99% certain I can say yes to this.
  11. Excellent feedback. Appreciate your input. Would a mag check at altitude help ID this or how would I try and help the mechanic with this theory? Sent from my Pixel 3 using Tapatalk
  12. I was taught for short hops like most of mine, 45 mins in the air, to lean to 100 ROP. I found peak to be 1515 so I usually lean the hottest cylinder to 1410 or so making fuel flow about 12.5gph. If #3 was similar temps with the others, I really think 10ish gph would be possible. Sent from my Pixel 3 using Tapatalk
  13. When they cleaned the injectors, they also checked for intake leaks said they found none but you're not the first to suggest this. Sent from my Pixel 3 using Tapatalk
  14. #3 has always had a hotter egt. For a few months #2 took that place but now it's back to #3 and seems to be getting hotter with each flight, relative to the other 3 temps. Fuel flow seems to be pretty close when I first had it installed but don't keep track of it that closely TBH. Sent from my Pixel 3 using Tapatalk
  15. That was cash on cash, ROE. Sent from my Pixel 3 using Tapatalk