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  1. And of course, if you did not add LED lights, you didn't add any knots either! Sent from my Pixel 2 XL using Tapatalk
  2. My gear door nearly fell off. I caught it hanging by one screw and the linkage on my post flight. [emoji44] I took the screws out, drilled 1/8 holes and ran pop rivets into the piano hinge. Problem solved. If you ever have to take the gear door off, you'll have to drill the rivets, but how often do you take the gear doors off? Sent from my Pixel 2 XL using Tapatalk
  3. I found my gear door hanging off by one screw on a post-flight one day. [emoji44]. I actually took the screws out and pop riveted the piano hinge in place. No more worrying about gear doors coming off! Sent from my Pixel 2 XL using Tapatalk
  4. I was wondering about Berlin. I tried to call the airport but nobody answered. I will check it out tomorrow. Thanks Bob! Sent from my Pixel 2 XL using Tapatalk
  5. I'm at a bit of a loss. We are trying to fly into Bethel Maine for a conference. The airport is unattended, and we need to figure out transportation. if there's anybody that lives around that area and has ideas for rental cars, please let me know. As of right now, the best option looks to be flying into Portland Maine then rent a car there and drive for 2 hours. I would much rather fly right into Bethel. Sent from my Pixel 2 XL using Tapatalk
  6. What is running with the engine on that is not with the engine off.... Alternator Mags Regulator I would definitely be looking to one of those three as the culprit. Sent from my Pixel 2 XL using Tapatalk
  7. Could not have said it better myself! Sent from my Pixel 2 XL using Tapatalk
  8. Hope everybody has a happy, fun Independence day and everybody still has all their appendages tomorrow. [emoji322][emoji4] Sent from my Pixel 2 XL using Tapatalk
  9. KMDW is probably the most convenient. I think Atlantic charges 100 bucks a night for the hanger. Of course there's other fees with the FBO. I would also check out KDPA and KGYY. Both are a bit of a drive, or Uber ride, to the airport but without a doubt the hanger will be cheaper. You will probably have a hard time finding a non-stop flight out of KMKE, but if you do, KRAC might be a good choice. Any of the Chicago airports are going to stick you with pretty good fees. If I was going to be home, you could park it in my hanger at C77, unfortunately we are going to be out of town most of July. Sent from my Pixel 2 XL using Tapatalk
  10. This is an important thing to remember for sure. Emotions can get high when you start to think about, "what might have happened." Nobody goes to work with the intention to kill somebody, well, I guess there are a few. In the pilot world, we talk a lot about distractions. In the airline world, it is a huge subject. We have systems set up in place to combat distraction. Distraction doesn't get talked about a lot in the maintenance side of things. Shops have a ton of distractions And it is very easy to forget something even as criticals a fuel line. I had a friend years ago with the same situation in a stearman. She had a fuel leak and didn't know it, the plane ran out of gas long before it was supposed to and she crashed in the Ozarks. Messed her up pretty good. To the OP: you bring up another interesting point; confirmation bias. This is insanely powerful! how easy it is to convince yourself that the problem is one thing and discount another. That is quite the fuel leak, I'm glad you were diligent! Sometimes it just takes being observant after a flight. I always postflight. During this time, I have caught several things... The least of which was a gear door that was hanging by one screw. [emoji44] Sent from my Pixel 2 XL using Tapatalk
  11. Hopefully, eventually, we will all learn what exactly happened with this horrible accident. Being a brand new airplane, It might very well be that it suffered infant mortality. I cannot imagine the physical emotional pain that Mark and his family are going through right now. My family's prayers are with you guys if you read this forum... And if you don't, they still are! The Man / family that dragged him out of the burning airplane definitely needs to be held up as a hero! So many simply get their phones out and are hoping for the next viral video. Finally... It pains me to see somebody get on this forum and talk about lawsuits and insurance costs. Seriously? My donation is sent. I hope that it helps in some small way! Sent from my Pixel 2 XL using Tapatalk
  12. I love hanger elves! Sent from my Pixel 2 XL using Tapatalk
  13. Excellent.... Time to move on to ROP/LOP and no flap take-offs! [emoji1787][emoji1787][emoji1787] Sent from my Pixel 2 XL using Tapatalk
  14. Slaving switch? Sent from my Pixel 2 XL using Tapatalk
  15. Conti starter adapters don't play nice with Aeroshell 15W50 Sent from my Pixel 2 XL using Tapatalk