Saturday, May 24, 2008
Cluster's Last Stand
Turns out my previous post was too optimistic. The engine gauge cluster, after being bench tested, failed again once it was installed in the aircraft with new, shorter mounting screws. So we're waiting for another cluster to arrive and with the Memorial Day weekend upon us, the wait will be longer that we'd like.
But this all may have been a blessing in disguise. The weather in SoCal has been unusual for late May, to say the least. With thunderstorms, hail, tornadoes, snow and high winds, I wouldn't have departed with the weather being reported along our proposed route and our alternate routes.
We've made a short detour to San Diego to visit relatives for a couple of days, hoping we'll be able to continue the trip the middle of next week.
With fingers crossed, we wait ...