Hi all, so I am having someone glass the inside of my cowling with lead in order to reinforce it and also to add nose weight which was significantly needed. I plan to fly it this weekend but don't know how the weather will be, my weather channel is saying 20 mph N winds (crosswind) with 25 gusts so that may not be the best weather for a maiden.
I also ordered a valve adjustment kit from O.S. as my ASP FS91AR didn't come with any feelergauges. This is also my first four stroke engine so I don't have any tools for the valve adjusting. My O.S. valve adjustment kit should be in by Monday or Tuesday.
I suspect the factory setting for the valve is incorrect because the idle is really rough! Sputters after going below 3000 RPM. The engine has been broken in also. I've read that many people have bad idling ASP Four Strokes but have a great reliable engine once they adjust their valves.
The plane seems ready to go, I checked the whole airplane from nose to tail. The prop I will be using is a Master Airscrew 14x6 K series prop instead of the 14x8 I had originally planned to go with. I have decided to not reinforce my elevator as I probably haven't cut into the wood as much as I thought I did. I tried flexing my stabs and they seem really strong. I will tighten the covering and seal my hinge gaps as was recommended here.
The only problem I have now is the left retract wouldn't go all the way into the slot and my servo is a maximum travel before the EZ connectors hit each other which will just put load on my servo. The strut locks in position but just doesn't go in all the way. I may just fly it like that since it isn't a big deal. The retracts also make a creaking sound which I have seen on many other videos of the same retracts in action. I think it may be a normal thing.
I will try to update everyone on future events that happen (hopefully good ones).
re"> Adam (Rcflyyer1)