Articles by Steve

Maiden Flight!

The following day the “Permit to Test” arrived via email from the LAA. The wind abated by the evening, and it was from a northerly direction, ideal for runway 36 at Sleap. In preparation for…


Engine Start

Having done the Pre-Oil, the Lycoming manual advises a start within 3 hrs. A big moment finally arrived, so we positioned a fire extinguisher, and … … found some nice big chocks. We had also…


Engine Timing

I made sure the PMag Ignition Harness was routed correctly, making sure no individual cables were touching each other as advised in the E-MAG installation manual. We are using the E-MAG Auto Leads with Denso…



Classic Aero Interior Installation

I had fitted the various components which are used to attach the Classic Aero interior about a year ago, as described in this post. The following is a sequence of pictures showing the final installation,…




Weight and Balance

A professional aircraft weighing company (Planeweighs Ltd) was visiting our airfield, so we took the opportunity to get G-STRV weighed. It has not yet been possible to install the interior, since we’re waiting for a…