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  1. Oh crap.... You just poked the bear! Sent from my XT1585 using Tapatalk
  2. Dead Battery...DOH!

    Sent. [emoji5] Sent from my XT1585 using Tapatalk
  3. Dead Battery...DOH!

    Could I get a copy of the circuit? Sent from my XT1585 using Tapatalk
  4. Eddy Current AD

    This was the offending hub in Cody's shop. The red line is when the eddy current showed the crack. On a bright note, this hub flew into his shop. Shows how robust these props really are! Sent from my XT1585 using Tapatalk
  5. Eddy Current AD

    Talk to @Codystallings. He will take care of you. There are plenty of shops that will do the eddy current inspection but not all will do it if it did not have the original AD completed. Sent from my XT1585 using Tapatalk
  6. 200HP Intake Boot

    I sold mine already. Really nice to get rid of that thing! Sent from my XT1585 using Tapatalk
  7. Fast is relative

    In addition, according to savvy, it's better to do a fast pull through Peak and attack the LOP from the back side.. In other words, pull straight into about 8.5 gallons an hour, set your monitor for ROP and slowly enrichen the mixture until you get the first cylinder that Peaks. Then go lean from there. Apparently this recommendation was born from seeing fine wire plugs breaking and Tempest coming to the conclusion that pulling through Peak slowly was the cause. Sent from my XT1585 using Tapatalk
  8. Fast is relative

    Yes, that is correct. Its measured by your richest cylinder... In other words, the last one to peak. Sent from my XT1585 using Tapatalk
  9. Fast is relative

    That is true. Sometimes we jump over the dollar to get the dime. I'm on trips I would rather burn in gallon per hour more and get there faster. [emoji106] Sent from my XT1585 using Tapatalk
  10. Fast is relative

    10.5 seems really high for LOP ops. I usually see 8.4 at 130 indicated. That's about 40 LOP. At 5 LOP, I would be seeing around 9.5. Sent from my XT1585 using Tapatalk
  11. Icing encounter

    Bahahaha!!! Sent from my XT1585 using Tapatalk
  12. ARI Cowl Mod or Not

    Looks great Bob! I'm going to have to do the same thing I think! Sent from my XT1585 using Tapatalk
  13. Sabremech Cowling Mod Testing (Ongoing)

    An interesting side note to this whole conversation. Today we started the annual on the airplane and borescope the cylinders. I found lots of lead deposits on the top of the Pistons and around the intake valve. I remember some time ago a discussion about the cylinders need to be a little bit higher temperature in order to activate the lead in the fuel. If my memory serves, I think the discussion centered around about 360 degrees was the ideal temperature. I don't know what is causing all the lead deposits, but my cylinders would run very very cool pretty much all year round and during the summer I was lucky to see 340. In the winter it was difficult to get the cylinders over 300. I am now wondering if the Uber cool cylinder temperature is actually causing the lead deposits. If it is, then the Sabrecowl, yes that's what I'm going to call it now, will be perfect! Sent from my XT1585 using Tapatalk
  14. Sabremech Cowling Mod Testing (Ongoing)

    [mention=9886]Marauder[/mention],[mention=7108]Bob_Belville,@Sabremech Coming home tonight at 2700ft 148IAS. 100 ROP Sent from my XT1585 using Tapatalk
  15. Bad day for Mooney’s on Spruce Creek

    An interesting thread for sure. I think that is Our obligation as Pilots to read about all the accidents that we possibly can find. Analyze them, armchair quarterback them if you will, but above all learn from them. Ask yourself if you can see yourself being put in the position of this particular pilot. Ask yourself if you can see yourself making the mistake that this particular pilot made. In the airline's we do this all the time. It's called the ASAP program. I read this with great interest and always try to ask myself, "could I see myself doing this?" To say that a gear-up landing won't happen to you is just plain foolish. Distractions happen. The annals of aircraft accidents prove that. There are many examples of competent, qualified pilots being distracted by something small and ending up destroying their aircraft. In the case of Eastern Airlines, it was nothing more than a burned-out light bulb in the landing gear indications. And there were three guys in that cockpit! Frankly, it doesn't matter how many electronic gizmos you have to remind you of anything, if you are distracted, stressed, overtaxed your brain will focus on the task at hand and completely ignore whatever is screaming at you in your ear regardless of the sound. Evidence of this, the ATA 757 that went off the Runway in Midway. The only way to prevent an accident like this is through training, procedures, and diligence. You have to have a final check as you're about to land. Even if it's nothing more than check that the gear is green. I even do this in the 737 even though we have a checklist on short final for it.. Above all, we all live in glass houses. There isn't a single one of us that hasn't screwed something up flying airplanes around. In my professional life, I am thankful everyday that I have another pilot sitting next to me to catch all of my errors. In the case of this ovation, who knows what the distraction was. I think it's a fair bet to say that the pilot did not set out to land his airplane gear up though. Sent from my XT1585 using Tapatalk