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  1. ragedracer1977

    Chris Dupin

    I had several interactions with him on another forum. Truly we lost a great voice for GA.
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    Why do they let them sit unflown

    There’s a really nice J on the ramp at DVT. Got a cover on it and everything. Been sitting there for 3+ years. Tires starting to go flat. I’m watching it rot before my eyes. Owned by some corporation out of Florida that seems to have gone belly up. I half wonder what would happen if I dragged it over to my hangar, got an annual done, and started flying it, lol.
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    Successful annual!!

    Very true. I took every inspection panel, the entire cowl, etc down to my shop and scrubbed them inside and out. Not something I would pay someone to do, but needs to be done now and again.
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    Successful annual!!

    That's what I used
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    Successful annual!!

    Yeah, my shop is 10 minutes from the field. The working part of the annual took me about a week after work and a Saturday. After it was all apart and the servicing done, the IA came by yesterday and spent about 6 hours inspecting everything and helping me put it back together. And paper work. He took the logs with him a couple days ago and went through all the ADs. I was down 2 weeks all together, but mostly due to me not being in a hurry. If you don't count all the tires tubes, grease, disposables, etc- the annual cost me $405.97, and that includes what I paid the IA.
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    Successful annual!!

    That's the nice thing about being the boss. I'm still making money even when I'm not there.
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    Successful annual!!

    I replaced all 3 tires and tubes, because they were worn out. Other than that, the only part we replaced was gascolator gaskets. My last annual was $7,000. I did all the labor on this one, the IA just followed up and inspected my work. I spent under $1500 total for the whole shebang. And, stuff actually got done. The folks who did my $7,000 annual did not do about half of the things they were supposed to.
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    GFC 500 discount postcard for $500 off

    You don’t have to install it, just schedule it
  9. ragedracer1977

    High nickel in oil?

    Blackstone Labs. And yes, in that spread sheet. There's also a short commentary explaining what they see.
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    High nickel in oil?

    I have nickel cylinders as well, but my nickel numbers are quite a bit lower than yours. My cylinders have a similar time in service to your engine.
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    Getting WiFi in the hangar..

    Just the antenna wouldn't help. I have to create a network that's fed by the free wifi
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    Getting WiFi in the hangar..

    It does require a password, of sorts. You connect to it, then you get a prompt from a webpage to login. Once it’s done, though, you don’t have to do it again.
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    Getting WiFi in the hangar..

    So, I obviously won’t have any access to the settings of the network I’m latching on to. Would that matter?
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    Getting WiFi in the hangar..

    There’s something like 42 hotspots close according to the map. I see 3 networks on my phone that are “provided” by cox. Whats a WiFi repeater?
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    Getting WiFi in the hangar..

    Close, but not. The chrome cast device requires WiFi. So I have to make my phone a mobile hotspot. The chrome cast connects to my phones wifi, which then uses my mobile data to stream the content.