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  2. rgpilot

    Moritz gauges

    Moritz gauges removed for JPI 900. In perfect working condition. rgpilot@hotmail.com
  3. I like having my EDM-900 where I can see it easily. I find that during all flight time other than on approach (so 95% of the time)... I use the EDM-900 more than any other instrument in the panel.
  4. bradp

    Static on Comm 1

    I’ve found one issue with my p leads recently that I’m pretty sure is contributing to some ignition noise I’m getting on my 430. There is a bit of oil from an old spill during oil change that has invariably tracked up the p lead shielding. Trying to figure out how I can use a solvent to clean it up, and reseal it from the environment without having to replace the entire run to the ignition switch.
  5. Yetti

    Successful annual!!

    I was never sure if you drank the beer before or after preload check
  6. Yetti

    Avionics cover sealant

    Proper thickness alum sheet and 10 minutes with a table saw with a fence and the sheet on a piece of a plywood so it does not go under the fence. If you can't find a brake. Then use the old panel as a template to locate/drill the holes. Or one of these.. https://www.harborfreight.com/30-inch-shear-press-brake-and-slip-roll-5907.html Mine also have a gutter for the foam to fit into and rivet nut plates to hold the screws. Way more labor to do the older ones at the factory.
  7. Skates97

    FlyQ 4.0 thoughts

    I back it up regularly as well as printing off new pages. If they go belly up the most I will lose is a month of flights which I can easily reconstruct from my notes on my knee board and EFB.
  8. EricJ

    Fuel sump in winter

    Debris can jam it open, too. Just keep poking it until it stops. It usually doesn't take much to clear it up so that it'll close again.
  9. mooniac15u

    FlyQ 4.0 thoughts

    Complaining about the evils of social media on... social media.
  10. steingar

    FlyQ 4.0 thoughts

    Bleech. Its bad enough that the ADSB transponder tells everyone who wants to know where I've been.
  11. When mine was installed the remote alert light was required if it was a certain distance from the center line view. Mine was installed within that distance, but I had the alert light installed anyway. I see now they have a maximum allowable distance for both horizontal and vertical installations. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
  12. The NTSB report says both tanks were empty. Did you know the other one was empty? Did you run it dry per the POH for maximum endurance?
  13. This was a case of faulty assumption. Chrixxer assumed he had sufficient fuel. He had done lots of analysis to back up his assumption. The problem was he didn't, either because he used more than he thought in an unusual flight regimen, or there was a leak, or gremlins stole it. Whatever, according to the NTSB he ran the airplane dry. I'm assuming they're right, but doing so on tender hooks. I've seen them get it violently wrong. And this makes a problem worth thinking about. I'm almost dyslexic when it comes to left and right. I honestly have to think carefully about it. Heck, I started turning the jack the wrong way last night changing the tire on the TARDYS because I lost track. I've made the assumption on numerous occasions that left was right, and come in the wrong way. It is probably my biggest worry as a pilot. So I brief every landing ever, very carefully. And I still blow it some times. How do we challenge our own assumptions? That's what you really have to do when you preflight, challenge your assumptions, or start with new ones. Instead of assuming the aircraft is safe for flight, we should assume it isn't and prove to ourselves in our preflight that it is. Instead of assuming we have sufficient fuel for the fight, we should assume we don't, and prove to ourselves that we do. That means carrying a calibrated fuel stick, or keeping big time reserves. And we do have to remember that our airplanes don't burn whatever the number it is we say they do in cruise. They can burn lots more if we're doing something other than flying in cruise.
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  15. Marauder

    Avionics cover sealant

    I think if find someone who works in aluminum and has the necessary tool (brake) and skills, they can make one. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
  16. Fred_2O

    Avionics cover sealant

    Here is a photo showing the problem with the instrument bay cover panel on my aircraft. It is not pretty, but still works. Some of the nut plates are very nearly stripped out and need replacement. We now use nylon washers. Does anyone have panels in better shape, ideally countersunk like @Yetti
  17. carusoam

    Fuel sump in winter

    In NJ, sump all the time... Not knowing what the temp inside the tank is... There is a time that you might become comfortable on a string of cold days... when the water stays frozen all the time... Biggest fear, not knowing how much ice might be in there, while flying into warmer air... By now... most people have changed the fuel neck for a stainless steel part.... the 65C had one made of mild steal and it rusted along a formed bend... allowing water into the tank... bottom line... Water shouldn’t be getting in to the tank in such unknown quantities... My experience was Pre-MS. Getting proper parts was near impossible for a youngish aviator... Most winter days are in the 20-30°F around here... often transitioning above freezing in the sun... Best regards, -a-
  18. The FAA is the one that is about trying to prevent these type accidents. But their box checking approach of basically making sure all the legal requirements were met did not do much to prevent another one of these type accidents. It was interesting. I went to a firefighter class about traffic safety at an incident. It took me a day to realize that almost all the cases of how do traffic safety presented in the class were urban settings. Which is usually Lighted multi lane highways. The department I volunteer for has absolutely none of those types of roads. A 2 lane Farm to Market and 2 Lane county roads. So kind of a mis match on the class. I will send an email to them.
  19. Good point, but the 900 always came with the light, and the 930...the RAD. Mine didn’t require the light either back in June 2016, so it depends on how long ago you installed it, as they may have changed the requirement. The current manual online definitely says it is required for a 900...page 7, Sec. 6... https://www.jpinstruments.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/Install908-Primary_REV-K-4-18-2017jfp.pdf
  20. The engine mount half with the ring in the rubber goes aft on the top and forward on the bottom. It shows in this picture from the IPC. Do you have a maintenance manual for this? Clarence
  21. My version (rev D) doesn’t have that requirement. Are you sure is says AND and not OR. I have never seen a 900 install with the RAD, just the light.
  22. I stand corrected from my earlier post...edited jus now to prevent confusion. According to Page 7 of the the 900/930 installation manual, both the RAD and the Engine Alert Light are required for the 930 and 900 respectively if the instrument will be used as Primary. The 900’s alert light changes color depending on engine condition. The RAD displays MAP and RPM...even when the primary display becomes INOP.
  23. Hank

    Fuel sump in winter

    I never had a problem living in the Ohio Valley, but my coldest departure was only 8°F, a mild spring afternoon for ND.
  24. Andy95W

    Emergency Landing Gear Housing

    And to add to the above- if you still can't find it, give them a call. The people there are knowledgeable enough to know what you need just from a year/model and a description of the part. (That's how I got the speaker cover for my 1964- it wasn't in the catalog.)
  25. Andy95W

    Fuel sump in winter

    If it clogs with ice, you just need to warm it up. Consider using the extra long one, for safety:
  26. RobertGary1

    Fuel sump in winter

    You can usually stop it by jiggling it. Can’t even imagine flying without sampling. -Robert
  27. L. Trotter

    FlyQ 4.0 thoughts

    Keep a hard copy of your flight time logs. Years ago, in the early digital era, I kept all my flight experience with an online company. They went under and took all my flight info with them. Unfortunately, I did not keep a hard copy. Now I let ForeFlight keep a record but I also keep a hand written logbook as back up.
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