Hector

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  1. That was my thought as well but was hoping for a bigger spread between WOT GAMI spread and the latter at 17 inches. If I had seen .1 GPH AND 1 GPH it would have been a pretty clear indication. But .1 and .4 are not that far apart, I think, so not positive if that was abnormal. Was hoping the experts here could let us know if a GAMI spread can be a little different at different power settings (I suspect probably so) and how much variation would be considered abnormal. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  2. Did it leave a residue of some sort. I assume you tried wiping it with a damp microfiber cloth or similar. If residue try googone Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  3. How about doing a GAMI spread test at high and low power? At higher power an induction leak may not have that much of an effect on the GAMI spread( MP is already near ambient pressure) but at low power and induction leak would present itself in a really bad GAMI spread. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  4. Worth trying but if one of the plugs was bad it would fail the mag check on run up (the cylinder would go cold when you select that plug)? Is there a failure mode for a plug that would not show up on the JPI data and would result in low idle stumbling? If a fuel injector was partially blocked I would think he would have an issue at any power setting not just idle but I guess the problem could be aggravated by the already low fuel flow at idle? Induction leak due to a bad/worn gasket still a possibility but wouldn’t that show up on the JPI data as well? Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  5. I think this is a question of legality right? Asking because my hangar neighbor with a Cessna shoots LPV approaches with the TrueTrak at our home field all the time. Not saying he is doing it in IFR conditions but the Trutrack flies it down to the numbers. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  6. My 67C has the PC and the Accutrak AP. Love the combination. The Accutrak is slaved to the GPS and will fly the flight plan loaded in the GPS effortlessly. I do help it lead the turns to keep it from chasing the needles. Just recently my PC stopped functioning after years of working great. After some simple testing I determined the right Aileron servo was leaking. Bought a replacement servo from Alan Fox here and was in the middle of replacing that servo when I noticed the rubber part of the old servo had no tears but had actually separated from the can. Spoke with Alan on the phone and he told me how to re-tape it which I accomplished easily. Working like new again and flew yesterday from Jacksonville Florida to Oxford Ohio while letting the Accutrak do most of the flying. I fully intend to install a Trutrack when available, but I can wait as long as it takes because, frankly, what I have does most of what I need. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  7. Funny you should ask!!! I had intended to fly KOXD but was arriving at 6:45 pm and, having never been there and not being able to reach anyone on the phone, I did not know if I was going to have issues getting out of the airport. KOXD is an “unattended airport” as I learned today when I drove to the airport to check it out. However, getting in/out of the airport is no problem as the airport fence is literally 4 feet high and the gates are open/ unlocked. KOXD would certainly have been more convenient as my son lives less than 2 miles from the airport, but leaving my plane in an unattended airport that is wide open with no security is bit disconcerting. Maybe I’m overthinking it and that’s not a problem in these parts. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  8. Flew from Jacksonville FL to Hamilton OH yesterday to see my son (Miami of Ohio University). I’ve seen some bad headwinds before but fighting Hurricane Dorian winds was tuff. It was actually a very nice VFR day and I just had to get through Georgia to find better winds. Winds were significantly worse the higher you went but down low it was very bumpy ride. The wife does not like bumpy rides so had to reach a compromise between a little bumpy or watch the cars on the highway go faster than a Mooney. After we got past Georgia it was a beautiful ride the rest of the way. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. Disagree. The first few years out of 50 should mean little to most buyer. Having the last 40 years along with the FAA 337 records will suffice for most buyers. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. Mine just started rolling to the right. Troubleshooting indicates a leaking right Aileron servo. Ordered two from Alan Fox just in case the left one goes too. A TT will be going in a soon as it is available but would like to keep the Brittain going until then since we really don’t know when that will be. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  11. PM sent Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  12. Brittain Aileron servos available? Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  13. Looking for a working Brittain Aileron servo. Called Lasar and they did not have any. Will be looking in EBay next but thought someone here may have a good set they want to sell. My C will be getting a TruTrak AP as soon as it is available but it could be months and my right Aileron servo just developed a leak. If I can’t find a working servo I may try to patch it up.
  14. Agree! It only took one time to make a believer. I have a second electric AI in my plane. The AHRS in ForeFlight is good but it’s not part of my scan and in fact I usually don’t have it turned on. My second AI is part of my instrument scan so I know if there is a problem early. Had a vacuum failure last year and I first spotted the problem from my AIs. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. I believe everything except parking/camping for amphibians on grass is open. Everything today looked like it was drying in’s very nicely. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk