Cyril Gibb

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  1. Yes, it has happened. Only took a few seconds of freezing drizzle to kill the engine.
  2. A thorough engine run, probably a short flight would be needed to do a valid compression check. That should show some filter particles if the cam/lifters were really spalling enough to give a dial gage anomaly. The important point is that an engine sitting long enough to get a little rust on the cam has probably set the spalling process in motion before external checking will detect anything. Unfortunately, popping off cylinders is the only way to make reasonably sure. That, in itself can create maintenance induced failures. Purchase a plane that’s flown often to minimise, but not eliminate, cam issues. Otherwise, throw the dice.
  3. I think checking the oil filter for metals will identify issues LONG before any reduction in lift will show, and would (should) should be part of any prebuy. Redundant.
  4. This is for T6061 aluminum. I can't find the graph I saw before for aluminum cylinder heads. Anyone? It's reasonably alarming, particularly because Lycoming sets the redline temp at 500F. My personal redline is 400F, but even then only momentarily before taking dramatic action. Temp (degF) Tensile Strength (ksi) Yield Strength (ksi) 75 45 40 212 42 38 300 34 31 400 19 15 500 7.5 5
  5. I was under the impression that all aircraft interior materials were supposed to be self extinguishing. Why did the entire passenger compartment burn so completely?
  6. Ok all working now. Thanks
  7. Thanks guys. Replaced a bad fuse on the transistor panel. It works now to find the fuse behind the breaker panel
  8. I’m putting this here because a j model might be the same as my F Does anyone know the location of the transistor panel in a 75F? Similarly does anyone know if the 5a fuse off the circuit breaker panel (flaps/autopilot/gauges row) is collocated or remote?
  9. I think the thread has gone somewhat sideways from my original intention. I know that the PIC has the final say on items to maintain safety. That's not in contention. My point was to question the advantages of multiple clearances to land (only used in the US) to a single clearance to land everywhere else in the world. If there are any other countries that allow multiple clearances, I'd welcome the information. If pilots, and not controllers, have the primary responsibility for separation, runway obstructions or any other go-around reasons, what does "cleared to land" really mean? It would seem that controllers just issuing a sequence would be equal. Just two examples of where "cleared to land" was misinterpreted as being the next to land. Would the ICAO single clearance have made a difference?
  10. Just to be clear, I was just commenting on an append regarding multiple cleared to land instructions, nothing to do with the specific Kansas accident. Sorry for the implication. In Canada there is NO multiple simultaneous cleared to land instructions. Never. Only one aircraft is cleared to land, and then only if the runway is clear. At my very busy training airport, I’m often number 5 or 6 to land. It’s not unusual to enter the zone after the first one or two have already called in and given a sequence. In that case I don’t know where all the other aircraft are. It would be interesting if our European members would comment to see if they follow ICAO regs or not.
  11. It was mentioned again as a personal experience in the Kansas crash thread. Why does the US not use the ICAO clearance philosophy. There’s no shortage of deaths as a result of several aircraft ALL being cleared to land on a given runway. Outside of the US, when you’re cleared to land, that means the runway is yours. In Canada (ICAO rules) if you’re on approach with other aircraft the controller will say number 3 following a whatever.. If there’s an aircraft dawdling on the runway for takeoff, a plane on final will be told to expect late clearance... It doesn’t make sense to me. When you’re cleared for takeoff or cleared across a runway, it means the way is clear. Why not in perhaps the most critical phase in flight are the pilots expected to be on the frequency long enough to know how many aircraft have also been cleared ahead?
  12. Following up on the custom Mooney mugs my son gave me last Christmas is this 3D printed Gladys Christmas tree ornament.
  13. You beat me to it. Took longer than expected to blow out the driveway at the cottage. I got the emailed report in about 5 minutes after submitting.
  14. I didn’t change whatever the factory default was. I’ll send next time I’m at the airport if I can get connected. PAPR_20191212_C06892_416231262.pdf
  15. I wish I'd seen this before going to the airport today. I set it up using a friends android phone on Thursday, but tried unsuccessfully today to connect on my i-things. The good news is that it passed the ADSB test with 0 errors.