Dream to fly

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    Hazen , North Dakota
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    Flying, Motorcycles, Boating, Welding, Skeet shooting, Camping, Redesigning a failed engineering design
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  1. Ready for new batteries...again...

    Aircraft Spruce offers free shipping and it was at my door in threes days. Concord batteries for me is the only way to go.
  2. Dumb question? Is it operator error or design limits being met? Sent from my E6810 using Tapatalk
  3. Brittian Auto pilot?

    Anyone know if the company will continue? I went to look on line and was directed to a front page that said the company is closing due to the owners passing.
  4. That would be the engine. 2003 freight liner Colombia. Not everyone is perfect, that was a bad day... But like many things I learned from that. Sent from my E6810 using Tapatalk
  5. After all is said and done I'd make sure the intercooler is replaced. A warranty is given to the top and bottom of the engine. Mistakes happen I know I own a business. However good shops stand behind a job even if it goes south. That's why there is insurance from negligence. My shop carries it and used it once when a tech forgot a sleeve seal on a Detroit 60. It sucked but a small deductable later I paid my dues to a bump in my premium but I kept a customer and still repair his vehicles today. He got a brand new engine and I ate the labor. Sent from my E6810 using Tapatalk
  6. I have a question as @Junkman stated he noticed the CO levels climbing and it was at that point he declared an emergency. That being said some of us carry O2 would using the O2 system help and maybe give more time. My thinking is declaring an emergency is great and is the right thing to do but declaring doesn't fix the problem so would breathing O2 extend your time in a CO environment?
  7. How do you mount your ipad

    Ok.... I don't know what's more beautiful the horizon or the instrument panel!!! Sent from my E6810 using Tapatalk
  8. Looking for a Tray

    Does anyone have a tray they are looking to sell for a PSEngineering PMA8000B in good usable condition.
  9. Mechanics upcharge for parts?

    I can agree that it also covers the warranty period when the part goes south and in good faith they repair replace it for free. As a shop owner myself the mark up usually covers the expenses of the shop anywhere from 10% - 45% markup. Obviously higher markups wean the customer base down to only those who don't care. Welcome to the club. Finding shops that don't take advantage of stranded pilots is difficult. I had my experience of an oil cooler that should have been no more that 1500.00 installed. 4200 dollars later I will never go back and could rent a car twice and fly and get the parts commercially and still have change left over. I think we all have been there and a lot of us belong to the CB club but without markups the good APs couldn't survive. I think a markup and fair time is needed you just have to find an honest AP that is looking for repeat business. Once you find one that you can trust treat them right and you will forever have a happy plane.
  10. Ignition switch acting funny

    Thank you @M20Doc! Found the problem. AP found a wire not making contact with the retard points set. Prop swings maybe 1 whole revolution and we have instant RPM. Thank you for the Diagnostics. I am assuming the P lead was not grounding is what he is talking about. Your instructions zeroed in on the problem in no time flat. Thanks again.
  11. And that answers my question as to the difficulty in reaching sales
  12. Bring new life in old hardware

    Powder coating is the best. Nice really nice job. Gonna have to do mine soon. Sent from my E6810 using Tapatalk
  13. Oil Pressure Readings (Mechanical)

    The gauge is reading the "push" or pressure from the pump. warm or cold the only difference is the speed at which it reads. The concern when cold is the oil the pump is moving. Cold oil is thick it "seals" the pump and allows the pump to be very efficient and there is little bypass in the pump. Thick oil moves slower so some parts "starve" at startup. The higher pressure you see is because of that efficiency and lack of bypass. As the oil warms up the oil moves more freely and does weep past the tolerances of the bearings and gears this causes a determined "leak" and normal oil pressure readings. This is simplified but hope it helps.
  14. Bring new life in old hardware

    Nice machining. did you dip the yokes or spray them?
  15. What is the procedure

    My plane doesn't have the switch in the panel. It only has the switch that sets off the gear down reminder that is not installed correctly. I thought the switch that I saw in a picture of another panel was used to mute the buzzer. My transition training was fine I'm looking to add. My fault. Joe Sent from my E6810 using Tapatalk