The first hiccup came when the DER told me I couldn't fly my plane with the installed cowling
. The DER claimed he couldn't prove the conformity of my parts or the tooling because he hadn't been involved in the project since the beginning.
Maurice Cowling, who died in August, just short of eighty, was a politics and history Fellow of Peterhouse in Cambridge.
Cowling burst into this world (after one or two abortive adventures in journalism) like a rumbustious Tory squire creating mayhem in a Whig coffee house.
While I wasted precious seconds worrying about the cowling, the instructor in the back seat showed a little more sense.
To my amazement, the crumpled cowling was holding perfectly steady in the turbulent air right behind the propeller.
It is thought that the engine cowling
covers on two different planes were confused, and mistakenly marked as secure on the plane to be used for the Oslo flight.
When you install the aft fairing to the engine cowling
, try not to push the cowling
's lire-proof strip out of place or the strip will come off.