After countless hours of checking and tuning parts, conversations with the engine manufacturers, changing of the oil pump, engine cowls off and on numerous times, test run-ups and flights etc etc, we cannot get the new engine to hold a safe constant oil pressure during flight. And its only 3 days till the departure date for Avalon.
SO the Avalon section of our trip has to be cancelled!
We are letting down our sponsors - Mobil Oil and the Avalon organisers who had booked us for daily flights during the air show as well as a prominent static position on the ground.
Therefore the new departure date will be around the 20th March.
What more can I say......I'll keep you "posted". (pardon the pun)