Cecil Aero called Tuesday night to let me know 08Romeo was completed. Run up and leak test passed, all buttoned up, she was ready to come home. I made the hop today and brought our baby home. I immediately saw cooler CHT temps on a steep 1000 fpm climb which made my day!
I contacted Wilmington just eight miles out with the current ATIS info and acknowledged to enter left base report three miles. My landing was with a cross wind from the east as I settled over the numbers on runway 1. The mains felt tight and the nose wheel did too, the new bushings made a difference.
I covered and secured the plane along with hauling out all my tools, jackets and sweatshirts that I stockpiled each day working in the shop. I also had my Adlog binder and headset bag to pack up then headed home for the holiday weekend.
Annual 2012 by the numbers:
Annual 4 place aircraft $720
Credit Owner assist -$100
Consumable shop supplies $45
Additional Labor Remove and fab six Bushings 7 hours $476
Additional Labor to replace all bushings 6 hours $408
Replace Engine Baffle 1.1 $75
MD sales tax $47
Bushings 6 @ $102 $612 (Beech wanted $600 each bushing $3600)
Misc; filters, screws, baffle seal $178