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Here is a pic of my Challenger. My plane is a 94 C-II CWS
DCDI. I bought the plane from a nuclear engineer who never flew it. He bought
the plane from gent in Michigan who flew it about 50 hours after he built
it. She is Stits covered and painted like a Cub. The engineer replaced every
nut and bolt on the plane with new stuff he ordered from QCU. Before he removed
a fastener, he took a pic....installed the new hardware, and took another pic.
I had a CD with 100s of before and after pics. Gotta love nuclear engineers!
When I bought the plane, it had the short redrive and a TPI
prop. I switched to the tall redrive and have a 3 blade IVO. About the only
problems I have encountered have been a near the upper limit EGT reading (EGT
probe was incorrectly positioned at the Y in the exhaust manifold) and a tach
that died. After I figured out the probe was in the wrong position, I drilled a
new hole in the correct position and had a buddy weld the old hole closed. The
numbers were right on after that. I replaced the round tach with a tiny tach.
She flies great! I just wish there were some more Challengers around to play
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