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Dawley Aviation PIREP, or: Atlas is BACK by Jay Honeck
We were grounded last week, after discovering a cracked exhaust pipe and rotted muffler baffles during routine maintenance. Amazingly, we discovered that Dawley Aviation (*the* exhaust repair station in the Midwest, and the place my A&P recommended) is located in Burlington, WI -- literally on the...
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January 4th 06 04:05 PM
by Jonathan Goodish Go to last post
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Garmin 480 versus 530 by Paul Tomblin
Our club is examining the question of putting one of these on one or two of our planes. I'm a big fan of the 480 based on what I've read, but the A&P who does all our work has disparaging things to say about them and really pushes the 430/530 based on reliability and also about how much easier the...
January 3rd 06 10:07 PM
by Peter R. Go to last post
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The Gyro House by Jonathan Goodish
Does anyone have experience with The Gyro House in Auburn, CA? I ordered two factory-new Sigma-Tek vac gyros from them recently, with air freight. When I ordered them, I mentioned repeatedly that I was looking for factory new gyros and preferred that the gyros be no more than 30-60 days old. The...
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January 2nd 06 09:16 PM
by Doodybutch Go to last post
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LASAR ignitions by Nathan Young
The left mag on my Cherokee went bad. For some time, I have been considering replacing the Bendix mags with the Unison Lasar system, so perhaps this is the time to do it. Is anyone on the NG flying with a LASAR ignition? If so, I would appreciate your comments. Have you experienced any quirks...
January 2nd 06 06:03 PM
by nrp Go to last post
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Two Mounth Idle Engine by Chuck
With all this talk in another post about the engine making metal and being idle for a couple of months makes me wonder. I'm planning to be in AZ for a couple of months ( to escape the OH winter) and the Archer is staying home this trip. So, what is the recomendation for the engine. PIckle it? ...
January 1st 06 02:53 PM
by darthpup Go to last post
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Pirep: SacSkyRanch Oil Filter Can Cutter by Jim Burns
Mine arrived today and I had 2 filters waiting for it. Short story: It simply WORKS. No fuss, no muss, no cheap parts, no weak links, no binding, no huge shipping or handling fees, quick delivery, no problems. After asking the group's opinions, I crossed off several can cutters that members...
January 1st 06 07:57 AM
by Jim Burns Go to last post
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Ok, so what did people get for Christmas? by Bob Noel
subject says it all -- Bob Noel New NHL? what a joke
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December 31st 05 05:37 PM
by Steven Barnes Go to last post
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Wind/Solar Electrics ??? by RST Engineering
After much thought and ponderance, I've come to the conclusion that to electrify the hangar using Pacific Gas & Electricity (PG&E -- Pigs, Goats, and Elephants) isn't clever. By the time you get them to hang a meter ($5k), trench from the power pole to the end of the row of hangars, conduit romex...
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December 31st 05 03:38 AM
by SolarFlare Go to last post
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Airtex Interiors by Dave
Looks we going with a complete new Airtex interior for our Warrior. Has anybody here has any expirence with the "Duraplush" fabric? - wear/staining/cleaning etc. Our Cessna had the "Duraweave" and it was very rugged. Also , any thoughts on painting the headliner? We will be using the SEM...
December 30th 05 09:17 PM
by Otis Winslow Go to last post
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Electrical issues question by A Lieberman
I realize that lots of theories may exist, and trouble shooting is a crap shoot from afar but I am wondering, what would cause a full discharge indication when I put my landing light on. This started shortly b4 I had my radio put in, and when I flew it back from the avionics shop, on the short...
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December 30th 05 03:46 PM
by Jon Kraus Go to last post
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GPS altitude discrepancies by Pablo
I've been using a Garmin GPS396 unit for a couple of months now. I am amazed at the accuracy of the elevation information. It always seems to be within a few feet of the listed airport's elevation, for example. I took it up in my old Cessna 170. The elevation at the airport was right on. At...
December 28th 05 05:43 PM
by Mike Noel Go to last post
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Disc brakes sticking by John Clonts
My brakes have been dragging ever since I got our Cessna 210 back from annual last month. They had replaced the pads and repacked the bearings. At first I thought it was just because of the new pads, and it should "wear in" after a few takeoffs/landings/taxis. But last night I jacked up each and...
December 28th 05 03:25 PM
by The Visitor Go to last post
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toy question for a ique 3600a by N12477psf
Hey, I've had this 3600a for a while now and I'm pretty happy with it. I'm trying to figure out how to track a radial inbound. Getting a direct path to the VOR is so biggy but I'd like to get this to simulate a radial for me if possible. Anyone have any ideas?
December 28th 05 02:08 PM
by N12477psf Go to last post
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2006 Business Aircraft & Jet Preview Schedule by luckylips
BlankThe 2006 Business Aircraft & Jet Preview Schedule is now available. If you are looking to buy or sell an aircraft this year, I recommend you bring it to one of our events. http://www.jetpreview.com
December 27th 05 08:24 AM
by luckylips Go to last post
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Long EZ plans by longez2006
Hello, if anyone is searching for a complete set of plans and templates for the Long EZ experimental aircraft, I may be able to help. Contact me at or check my website: http://longezplans.blogspot.com Best wishes
December 26th 05 02:05 AM
by longez2006 Go to last post
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Learning piston engine basics by [email protected]
Is there a good place on the web that describes the basics and terminology of piston engines? I understand the basic concepts, but some of the terms I read, like journals and bosses, etc., are a bit beyond me and I'd like to get a little bit better knowledge of the concepts. I'm definitely not...
December 24th 05 10:19 PM
by GE Go to last post
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Another reason to fly yourself by Paul kgyy
"American Eagle said Thursday it will charge $1 each for a can of soda and a bag of cashews on flights into and out of Los Angeles next month."
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December 24th 05 04:37 PM
by Judah Go to last post
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Showing metal at 1,100 hours by Maule Driver
I've put over 1,000 of the 1,100 hours on this new O-360-C4f. Changed the oil religiously. I didn't baby the engine but didn't abuse it either. Always hangered etc. My last oil analysis showed a doubling of iron 47.9ppm to 101.0ppm with 36 hours on the oil. Everything else normal. We did the...
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December 24th 05 02:49 PM
by Jay Honeck Go to last post
33 1,488
DG IRAN Update by Jim Burns
Just an update on the repairs to our autopilot DG. It was overhauled about 18 months ago so the 12 month warranty had expired. Instead of doing a full overhaul, we opted to do a IRAN, or Inspect, Repair As Necessary. An exchange unit was available from the Gyro House for $625, $1200 core charge...
December 23rd 05 08:31 PM
by Jim Burns Go to last post
0 280
Life isn't fair by xyzzy
Spectacular severe clear weather, most of my co-workers have already cleared out for the holidays, and I'm at work looking out the window at the blue skies and limp flag in front of my building. Humbug.
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December 23rd 05 05:43 AM
by Jay Honeck Go to last post
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