Frozen Flying

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  1. The guy at the Powerflow booth at Sun N Fun showed me a chart of a J model before and after and said LASAR can back up the claims of performance gains... I was skeptical since I’d heard from multiple sources it was not too much of an improvement on the IO-360 vs the O-360. I didn’t talk to LASAR since I wasn’t really interested, just trying to escape from the PFS sales pitch.
  2. For those that have been there before what are the pro/cons of vintage vs GA camping at S&F? We are probably going to be there wed-thurs.
  3. Well here is my sad attempt at a video. See you at Oshkosh. 6388CADE-543C-40F7-A77D-6A39897BC1EF.MOV
  4. I did the electric step conversion on my E. Was pretty easy to do and works well.
  5. If I get my airplane back up and running by then probably we’ll come. It’s like a 5 minute flight from the farm.
  6. Pretty sure they are only doing the 38° for normally aspirated engines and it is based on a conservative RPM/manifold pressure schedule anyway.
  7. According to a recent Garmin post on Beechtalk, Heading, Pitch, Alt and Vertical Speed modes all still work on the GFC 500 with a GPS failure. As far as the G5 without GPS, the unit uses pitot-static inputs to assist the attitude solution.
  8. G- Gear Down U- Undercarriage Down M- Make sure the gear is down P- Put the gear down S- Sure the gear is down? Got tired of forgetting the gear so I had my A&P safety wire them down. It’s the first E to D conversion I’m aware of. Seriously though it is always a threat when something else nonstandard is happening... traffic, birds, weather, unrelated system failure, drying the plane off after a washing. That’s when you have to slow everything down and make time to go over the basics.
  9. The flapper valve plate and shaft on my heater box are pretty badly rusted. It’s a ‘66 E model. Anybody have one they want to sell?
  10. Ok I just took a closer look at the parts manual and I should have a flap type valve on the forward side of the firewall as you said. That has a seal P/N 640047-013 it looks like. Here is the link on LASAR: It looks like a circular piece. Does that make sense? I’d go check the plane but it’s far away.
  11. I’ve got the old slider style heater box valve not the newer flap type (1966 E). Looking at the parts manual I don’t see any seals listed in the heater box. Anyone know how to improve the ability to shut off the hot air in the slider type? The mechanic that has the plane right now said the valve works normally but I know it has felt like hot air still is getting by.
  12. I found this one on beechtalk. I think there is one listed there currently.
  13. Good idea. I did make sure it was closed but I will check the seals. I had been thinking the air was too warm even with the heat off. Can’t believe I didn’t see the danger there. I called Dawley and Knisley and they were both a month for overhaul. AWI said about a week and $1020. I’m sending the risers as well so they fit.