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  1. Does this same technique work for safety wiring after reinstallation? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. Just had a similar problem; turned out to be a loose prop governor. High pressure leaks can expel a lot of oil in a hurry. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. Yep, that's it! Unfortunately, the only charger I have is a "smart" one, that won't work with the relay that's between this power plug and the battery (at least on my J). I've been looking for a "dumb" charger, but there just aren't any around that I could find, hence the "power supply" route.
  4. I had thought about that, but laziness being what it is, I'm looking for a solution that doesn't require removal of the avionics access door. The more work it takes, the less likely it is to happen. I'm hoping to be able to just plug into the aux power receptacle. I know you can hard-wire a charging harness and route it to the aux power door, but that's a ways off for me.
  5. With a new set of avionics, I'm finding I need to spend some time in the hangar with everything running in order to perform updates, download data, figure out which buttons do what, etc. I've read the previous threads on power supplies, but am not completely sure I know which ones to pick. I've identified two possibilities, see links below. Thoughts? Is the noise offset function needed/useful?
  6. So it's taken a while, but it seems like the issue was the flexible lines to the brakes. It appears the lining collapsed, which trapped a small amount of pressure in the caliper; just enough to make life difficult trying to push the plane back into the hangar. So far so good, anyway. We'll see if the issue reappears, but for now it looks like this was it.
  7. Thanks all, this is great advice. The shop that did the major overhaul for the previous owner didn't do a great job, and I've been removing ty-wraps as I go along. These are some of the last ones left.
  8. Ah, this is making sense now. I'm breaking in overhauled cylinders, so am running very rich to keep temps down, which explains why I'm seeing fuel drip from the induction drain. Just to be sure, is there a good reference for doing a leakdown test on the mechanical pump? Is this just tracking pressure after shutdown to see how long it holds? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. Thanks, that helps. I'll keep an eye on it and see if it gets any worse. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. Just got my J back from a top overhaul, and noticed a couple of fuel drips from a tube that exits the pilot side cowl flaps (picture below). What are the possible sources? I was thinking the fuel pump, but want to know what else it might be, and how to isolate it. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. Thanks! See discussion earlier in this thread; can't connect 2 nav sources to the G3x when using a non garmin autopilot. They may be working on a change to the stc to allow this, but I wasn't going to hold my breath. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. You've got to draw the line somewhere. I couldn't justify the extra $15k, especially with the STEC30 performing so well.
  13. Picked up my plane this week. Soooooooo happy with it.
  14. The name of the town is Au Gres, on Saginaw bay. Ice cream place is Zaner's. Closest GA airport would be 6D9. They had an airport right in Au Gres, but it closed in the 80's. Some digging shows that you can get Mooney's ice cream in Saginaw as well, HYX looks like a good option, though I've never been.
  15. That was taken in a small Michigan town; I'll check and see how widely distributed Mooney's ice cream is. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk