air cooled dad

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  1. Call me paranoid but I covered the whole plane. Dropped the flaps and put a towel in the groove to prevent any drips rolling off.
  2. It’s a much smaller size grit. I really just wanted to freshen up the color. Chose this product on a whim. It was sitting next to the flat black on the shelf. Lol.
  3. Reviving an old thread... I was bored so I grabbed some supplies and drove to the hangar Couple hours later I have a nice wing walk.
  4. Two months ago I finally had my fuel tanks sealed. It’s such a pleasure to open the hangar door and see a clean wing, clean floor and no more stains. Edison, at Wet Wingologists, had an opening I was able to slip into. He was extremely helpful and patient while we tried to align our schedules and deal with this Covid craziness. Two thumbs up from me. The food joint next to Banyan Aviation was still open for takeout. The breakfast alone was worth dropping all that cash! No more leaks! No more smell! No more stains!! Woohoo!!
  5. Just wanted to share my insurance numbers. Insured with Global thru Falcon 2018 Liability $175+60k hull $624=$799 2019 Liability $175+60k hull $734=$909 2020 Liability $184+60k hull $1094=$1278 17000 hrs, ATP, CFII, Seaplane and lots of tail dragger time, 15000+ in retracts, 300 in type, 70 in the last year, multiple heavy jet type ratings, no accidents or claims and I’m still considered young at 47. Hangar as well.
  6. I’m here! Beautiful day. What a smoooooooth runway.
  7. It’s probably covered in paint too. I’ll take a peek next time I’m at the hangar. Guess the painter forgot to mask them off. It just looked like an old antenna tip that had been painted completely over.
  8. Hahaha. Thanks!!! Guess it’s a good thing I chipped all the paint off it!!! It was just a blue blob seconds before I shot my Oscar winning video. Is this just a Mooney thing? I don’t ever remember small Cessna or Beeches having one when I learned 30 years ago. 17000 hours and tons of planes in my logbook and I’m still learning. My old aircraft manual and the checklist don't even mention it. Jason
  9. Mystery doohickey near the left wing root. It was covered in paint. Some paint chipped off so I started messing with it. Probably slowing me down by 5-10 knots at least!! Lol. What the heck is it? Jason Attached a 5 second video DA3665EC-71D2-4C86-B131-F1698FA56902.MOV
  10. Problem solved. Turns out that the avionics shop that looked at my plane a couple months ago forgot to secure the 430. Over time, the vibration wiggled the radio out just a wee bit. Simple fix to reseat the radio.
  11. Thanks everyone. Drove over to Aircraft Spruce and bought a handheld radio. Heading down to the hangar to chase this thing down. Bad news, we cancelled our trip to St. Augustine. Good news, we will spend a few days camping at the lake instead. The hangar is 10 minutes away from the lake! First world problems. Lol.
  12. 1975 F gns430w radio gma-340 audio panel Just finished a round trip from Georgia to Michigan and back. Last 30 minutes of the flight I couldn't transmit from my push to talk. Assumed it was just the pilots ptt so I snagged the headset from the right seater and used the right seat ptt. It worked but the sound feedback in my headset was scratchy. ATC assumed the scratchy sound was due to an issue on their end. I cancelled IFR before I couldn't transmit at all. Fast forward a couple days... I head down to the hangar to isolate the problem. With the engine OFF I can transmit. A few radio calls to the FBO using multiple headsets, both installed ptt switches and an old velcro ptt worked great. Fired up the engine to taxi out and tried a few more radio calls. Nothing...just crickets... Once again I tried multiple headsets, both pilot and copilot ptt switches and the old velcro ptt and nothing worked. FBO said the could only hear some clicking and no voice. Shut down the engine and voice over the comm worked again. Ugh... Any ideas before I head off to the avionics shop in the morning? Thanks, Jason
  13. Forget being a Walmart greeter when I retire. I’m driving this thing around.
  14. I’ll be there Thursday to Saturday. Camping as well. Are there any items that you wished you would’ve packed? I know I’ll have an empty Gatorade bottle in the tent so I don’t have to find a honey bucket at 3am. Lol. This is my first camping trip with the plane. Sunscreen. Check tent Check sleeping bag Check Credit card to buy cool airplane stuff...duh Edit...wife just asked how the coffee is. That’s all she cares about!!!