This year has started out with a cold month here in Georgia but I was still able to get out and exercise the ERacer a bit. I am planning a repainting of the upper fuselage when things warm up.
Work and a 10 day sailing vacation to the Seychelle Islands kept us busy most of the month. I did manage to find a few nice days to get out and fly.
Got the plane up a couple times in March but on one day, I had a flat tire in the hammerhead that took me back to the hanger to repair.
A week before we were to fly the ERacer to the Bahamas for the 2019 Bahama Bash, I experienced a Hydraulic
Failure that resulted in the gear not retracting. After safely landing I discovered a blown out hydraulic line. This was repaired but was only a symptom of a larger pump issue. After replacing a few different parts, I discovered
that the impeller section of the pump had failed so that part had to be factory ordered. So we ended up flying to the Bahamas with some friends in their Beech Baron.
May - June 2019,
These two months have been filled with a little local flying and a lot of down time. I had to wait over a month for a hydraulic pump part and I experienced a couple flat tires due to tube rubbing on damaged interior side walls. After a couple new tires and a lot of hydraulic repair and re-wiring, the ERacer is back flying with no issues.
In June I was able to give a Chinese pilot student a ride before he returns to China to fly for China Eastern Airlines. I hope to get up to Oshkosh and to Kanab for fly-ins later this summer.
2019 Flying Adventures
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