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    1T8 San Antonio
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  1. Bevan Aviation in Wichita repaired my 295 a couple of months ago. Good work at a reasonable price. Talk to Jake
  2. I built mine for ~ $50,00 not including land cost. No lights, plumbing, hvac--just 110/220 outlets. Fiberglass sheet skylights, ceiling insulation only, bare concrete floor. Dont lose sight of the fact that it is a shed to keep your airplane out of the elements. I can hang out there OK. if its too hot or cold I go home or somewhere else.
  3. I put 4 skylight panels in my hangar. I don't see why they would lesk. They are panels just like the other roof panels but clear fiberglass. I have noticed that they do sweat and drop a few drops of water occasionally. I have no lights in my hangar but it is plenty light enough to work with the skylights unless it is a dark cloudy day. The rest of the roof is insulated and prevents condensation on the floor and hangar contents. My hangar faces north. I put a car sized roll up door on the south side where the prevailing wind comes from here. It is cool even on a hot day with both doors at least partially open. I put a Fold tite stacker door on mine. It works fine but it does require a little effort to open and close. You lose about 3 feet of opening on each side but you lose no headroom like you would with a bifold door,so your hangar can have several feet less in sidewall height. The main advantage is the cost which is about $8,000 or 10,000 less than abifold or hydraulic door. I like that you can partially open the door--don't have to open it all the way or part way and duck under like a bifold. Your first decision is the door. The building is designed around that. If you have the time and inclination you can subcontract everything yourself. Get an engineer or architect to design your building. Go to MetalMart and ask for a recommendation for an erector. Make a deal for the erection and you can pay for the materials directly. I did a weld up building rather than bolt up and believe I saved som money. Your erector can recommend a foundation contractor. Be sure you get a deal for labor and materials. Otherwise you can wind up with a slab 6-7 in. thick in places. Concrete is~$100 a yard so you want him to have an incentive to make it the correct thickness. To decide on dimensions cut out some shapes of airplanes you might want to have in there to scale and see how they fit.
  4. The last time I had a problem with this on my 81 J it turned out to be that the raised area on the thumbpiece was worn down so that it didn't make proper contact with the microswitch. Mine has been trouble free for many years now but I dont use it a lot.
  5. I'm a fan of Jake at Bevan Aviation in Wichita for fixing my KFC 200. Repaired the computer and pitch servo at reasonable cost. It works great.
  6. Were they complete assemblies ready to bolt on? piston pins and plugs? Sounds like a good deal. Last I checked Lyc. angle vale cylinders were $2,300. When I overhauled my io 360 400 hours ago I had ECI overhaul my first run cylinders and do the ni cad process. So far so good. If these had been available then I might have gone with them instead.
  7. A little too elaborate for me. Is there a labelmaker that makes white letters on a clear or black background?
  8. Does anyone know if Mooney factory trusses have the stop tabs? My original nose truss did not have the stop tabs. When I replaced it with a rebuilt one from Lasar, it had the tabs. One tab got broken so I replaced it with the current one which does not have the tabs. I believe the tabs may be a Lasar modification. If the tubes are not bent, I don't see why you couldn't cut the tabs off. You would then have a truss identical to the factory ones.
  9. After your 256 is repaired I think you will have to have it alligned with the rest of the system by a shop with the proper knowhow and equipment. Bob had me send him my autopilot computer and mode annunciator with the 256 so he could allign it all before returning to me. If sending in only the 256 I would have a shop that can do the allignment remove the 256 and reinstall it for me. Need to be careful with the 256. It has a switch on the back that activates the low vacuum warning (on my 81J anyway. Mine got damaged and I got to buy a new one $$$$$$.
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  11. He signed off the IFR cert. Guess the pitot leak was an just incidental finding. I think the most likely location of the leak would be the pitot drain valve at the forward wing root on the left side. I dont know whether it could be resealed or would have to be replaced. If necessary to replace, the availability and cost. Im afraid I would be opening a bucket of worms.
  12. My avionics shop found a pitot leak in doing my IFR certification. Static was OK. They described it as 100 kts./ minute. I assume this means if you hooked up an airspeed indicator to it and applied pressure to bring it up to 150 Kts. it would take 1 minute to leak down to 50 kts. This doesn't seem like much of a leak to me. How much would this affect my indicated airspeed? Should I try to run this down and fix it or call it good and forget it?
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