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  1. 27, Bought my C model when I was 22. @Raptor05121 has me beat! I have the grey hairs of someone who is twice my age unfortunately. Could be worse though, I could be bald like @Alan Fox!
  2. Mine is the same as yours Alex.
  3. Awesome story Alex, I'll have to tell you all about the time I got stranded there in a Twin Otter!
  4. I thought it was missing one as well but if you look more closely you can see the head of the cotter pin on the left side of the nut.
  5. Doubtful it added much if any weight, unless his plane was bare aluminum prior to the paint job. Just because it looks fantastic doesn't mean its 'thick' or 'heavy'. A proper aircraft paint job should be about 14 mils thick. The paint on Andrew's plane looks smooth because the shop did a fantastic job prepping and spraying, not because they used extra paint. Andrew, looks amazing! I suspect these photos you posted are going to have many of us looking at our own birds and wondering what the possibilities for new paint are....I for one have been thinking about it more seriously after reading this thread. Enjoy that new paint and interior!
  6. Thanks, Looking for one with WAAS for a friend.
  7. Is this the model with built in WAAS?
  8. Even with running new power/ground and hooking up to GPS source it should be no more than 8 hrs labor; so maybe $6-800 should be a reasonable amount of time.
  9. It isn't doxxing if nearly everyone on the forum already knows what Alan and Peter do to make a living. These guys know each other well and actually get along reasonably well enough in real life. Its all in good fun The OP asked for repair costs and some folks here like to state their opinions as facts, which is fine for them, but for someone looking for hard numbers they should know the real facts, maybe coming from those of us who are in the aircraft maintenance business...
  10. Do you have insurance?
  11. Agreed Part 135 must comply with this, but just because you think part 91 should as well does not mean the rest of us are required to. It certainly isn't a bad idea to do a teardown after a prop strike on any engine, but it isn't required in this case. Do you have data to back up your statement regarding Continental and Lycoming's concerns in this area? In the case of Lycoming there is an AD that requires us to do more than just dial the flange. I would like to see if there is accident data to backup engine failures following a prop strike (not stating that there isn't. I have done multiple prop strike inspections on both Lycoming and Continental engines which have gone on in service for 100's and 100's of hours without a hitch. The reality of all this is that 9/10 prop strike inspections end up being a teardown simply because an insurance company is involved and they don't want the liability otherwise. This is just my opinion based on my limited expertise as an IA, however as I am not a dentist I will not try and comment on how to drill holes in someones teeth... Happy Flying Peter
  12. And SBs are not mandatory, so yes, I am correct.
  13. No teardown required on a continental. Dial indicator on the crank flange to make sure it is straight plus the cost of a new prop if your old one cannot be repaired.
  14. Alex, Go to home depot and get yourself some of this stuff. It works wonders, seal up any gaps or holes in your baffling with it and I bet you will notice an immediate reduction in CHTs on takeoff. https://www.walmart.com/ip/GE-Clear-Kitchen-and-Bath-Silicone-Caulk/19902080?action=product_interest&action_type=title&beacon_version=1.0.2&bucket_id=irsbucketdefault&client_guid=df44f066-21b2-418f-88fc-ddfad0cc3c2f&config_id=106&customer_id_enc&findingMethod=p13n&guid=df44f066-21b2-418f-88fc-ddfad0cc3c2f&item_id=19902080&parent_anchor_item_id=19902079&parent_item_id=19902079&placement_id=irs-106-m2&reporter=recommendations&source=new_site&strategy=PWVAV&visitor_id=RNFT8Du994B7Gwwv1zC6xI
  15. Alex, you want one of those multiple 430Ws he has coming in!