Mark89114

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  1. Can someone post some pics of what we should be looking for?
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    Stratus 2S stolen

    This is probably a long shot, but since the police won't do anything I have nothing to lose. My apartment was broken into in Fort Smith AR, in addition to the stratus they stole cash, my corvette and other miscellaneous stuff. The car was stolen because the found the spare keys, but anyway. Serial # 2S001404 if you see it on ebay or wherever a shout out would be appreciated, my guess is the stupid crack monkeys won't know what it is. Thanks and have a good weekend.
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    "Medeco" Ignition Switch

    This is the type of issue that makes aviation so expensive and stupid. A switch can’t be designed and tested to last 5000 cycles, speedbrakes that need overhaul after several hours of use, no back spring in gear motor, KI-256 that only last several hundred hours, etc. and so on.....??? Feel free to add your own.
  4. Boy there are a lot of things being said in here that aren't making sense...... Fuel expanding in the heat, yes that happens but there is a vent to allow expansion so the air can get out, and I assume in worst case scenario fuel. If your vent is clogged, yes that could be a problem. Malfunctioning Fuel nozzle causing too much pressure? I would think the pump is regulated to a certain PSI, not sure how the line person is responsible for that. Maybe if they completely overfilled it for minutes, fuel would drain down outside and into the speedbrake and fill that void up and then leak around the plastic tube, which is just a drain from the speedbrake, which was installed incorrectly on my plane.....they crimped up the tube, therefore any water that did get it wouldn't drain, but I digress. To be honest, I have a hard time following the OP posters description.
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    Flooded Hangars at T65 (Weslaco, TX)

    Ok, those look bad. I have had mechanics tell me I need to replace them when one race has a pencil sized mark on it.
  6. I fly into North Texas a reasonably amount and my friend is convenient to Addison but I talk him into coming to Denton TX to pick me up. Fees were reasonable and gas was reasonable. However, when it changed from USA aviation or something like that and became a USA Jet center, they now have a $28 overnite fee and a $60 handling fee. The other FBO on the field is now gone. I would have been better going to Addison quite honestly if I would have figured in the convenience factor. I argued about the handling fee and they didn't charge that, but needless to say I wasn't happy about the overnite fees which I think are ridiculous for an out of the way airport. Rant over.
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    Flooded Hangars at T65 (Weslaco, TX)

    How bad are water marks on bearings? I am asking from a practicality point of view as i have "had to" replace plenty of them on my cessna over the years, hangared outside. I get the hardening is probably gone, but these bearings really arent used much. Low speed for probably 90% of time, and relatively low RPM on landing for maybe 20 seconds? I would get it if these bearings were used in power transmission for thousands of hours at a time in high heat/load situation. I even think deakin said wheel bearings are probably the most over serviced items on our airplanes. Does anybody know of any failures of races? Obviously tjis case is different due to water immersion. Inquiring only.
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    I wanna try!!!

    I saw this on one of the major networks, they called it a flying car....looks more like a flying boat. Fake news and all.....
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    Propellerhead Aviation & tank reseal

    They mention alodine conversion as a process. First time i have seen that reference.
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    Pitot drain

    Has anybody ever gotten moisture out of it? I press the button on preflight, probably going to wear the o ring out.......
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    Interesting Ice formation

    Again it was just a random event I thought was reasonably interesting. Good catch on the fuel cap.....it was leaking a bit, I will make sure it is properly installed next time. Makes sense as I have had no issues with leakage in the past. Fly safe everybody.
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    Interesting Ice formation

    I was coming out of Chicago the other day and temps were in the high single digits in Celcius and after I got through all of the visible moisture I looked out at my right wing and saw this white looking stuff building up behind the apparently now leaking fuel tank cap. Confounded me for a while as I was 100% sure it wasn't there when I left and then I looked back and it was gone. Best I can figure is the moisture coming off the gas cap combined with the evaporation of the fuel dropped the temperature locally enough to freeze what water was there. I just thought it was interesting. Now the fuel tank leaking is a new phenomenon, the line guys did really fill it up and I was able to push the cap down just a tiny smidge after I landed. That was on me, as I did visually check the quantity. I looked the gasket over and nothing looked odd, will just continue to monitor and see if this occurs again. Any advice appreciated. I did lose a couple of gallons I think.
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    Chicago FBO?

    Yes, I just walked the floor today. Primarily was here for another meeting. It just isn't our market yet.
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    Chicago FBO?

    I just flew into Gary yesterday, uber was $62. I just issued the train which is only $7 or so. I looked into MDW but the fees seemed too high. 100LL is $4.70 or so. The main runway is closed. Are you here for the NRA show?