ORIGINAL: Scott Prossen
Great news. [sm=teeth_smile.gif] The re-powered (formerly PJ Ash's Meister) P47 flew today. Put two flights in and it was a big *****cat as far as handling goes. What a great plane [sm=thumbs_up.gif] Meister Scale has. The Moki 150 did real well even though it was running a bit rich in the cowl. I have leaned it out about an eighth turn and will try again Tuesday and then it's off to Warbirds Over Atlanta. Hope some of you will make it there. There will be two Moki/Meister P47's for sure and possibly a third if Todd and Jeff show up with theirs. So cool to have three flying at the same time.....wow!
Anyhow, showed up at the local club and there where lots of guys milling around as you can see in one of the pics. Put the thing together and test ran the engine and all seemed pretty good. Put the cowl on and flew it around a bit. Got it trimmed out pretty quick, tested the slow flight and noticed it running a bit rich so I landed. Cowl off, turned the H needle in 1/16 of a turn, cowl on and flew it again. Engine picked up about 300 RPM. Flew great and had a ball with it. Brought it in for landing and called it a good day. I have checked everything tonight and turned in the H needle another 1/16 for the next flight on Tuesday for final tweaking before I go to Atlanta on Thursday.
The plane came out at 44.4lbs dry. I used 50:1 Amsoil mix in a 50 once tank and it worked great. Checked the engine after both flights and the temps ranged from 180 to 203 degrees immediately after landing. With no baffling this was very good considering it was a typical hot and humid Florida day. That being the case I'm not sure I will baffle it. Still deciding on that one. Running a HydriMax NiMh 4.8v 4200Ma battery.
I'm thinking about using High Temp RTV Silicone Sealant/Gasket material on the ever loosening nuts going from the header pipes to the collector ring/muffler. Any thoughts on that guys[sm=confused.gif]?
Thanks to my friend Sean Curry who helped me out all day today. He got a few flight shot but I have not received them yet. Oh well, this plane had been all over the magazines thanks to the wonderful efforts of Mr. PJ Ash. Great flying photos on the Top Gun site from this year just before I bought it.
That's all I got for now. Thanks again to all you guys for helping to make this a really helpful site! See you around.
Moki engines are fantastic,