DonMuncy

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  1. Must be magic then Actually must be in the regulator. That's about the only thing it would be really hard to completely cover in suds.
  2. Did you check the valve which is used to fill the tank?
  3. You are right. You may get closer than 1/2 gallon with GAMIs. If so, you spent your money well. If you buy them and they are more than 1/2 gallon off, GAMI will redo them. If they are within 1/2 gal, they won't.
  4. I would price it like it needs an immediate OH. It it could be bought that way, you can't lose and would likely win the gamble.
  5. Get the engine monitor installed and run the GAMI lean test first. If your fuel flows are within 1/2 gallon, that is as close as GAMI will get it. If not, install GAMInjectors.
  6. I am certainly not trying to start yet another discussion on bladders vs reseal, but you should be aware that you do have the option of resealing. Read all the prior posts and decide which way you want to go, as It looks like you need to move the plane anyway.
  7. Depends on how low. Naturally, as the oil heats up, it becomes thinner and the oil pressure drops. The biggest thing to remember with Continental engines is where the oil pressure transducer is located. On Lycomings (and I think, most other engines), they pick up the oil pressure just past the oil pump, where the pressure is highest. On the Continental, they take it off an oil galley after it has been through the gearings, etc., where the oil pressure is lowest. If a Continental has any oil pressure above yellow, it is not too bad. In my experience, when hot, it will be in the yellow at low RPM and darn near zero at idle. Some of the Continentals in K models have an adjustable oil pressure bypass valve, and some do not.
  8. I would rather be a safe well practiced VFR guy with IFR training and rating.
  9. I would bet that Paul and Shery would bend over backwards to try to get someone in to keep LASAR going, but that 4 years might be a killer.
  10. That's what co-pilots and wives are for.
  11. I talked to the owner/manager of the restaurant at KTYR (Tyler Texas) about the problem. He said he actively courted the local churches for after church lunch. They seem to do fairly well with it. Our restaurant at RBD is a restaurant bar, which doesn't sit well with the church crowd. I plan on taking a shot at the restaurant critic at the Dallas newspaper, to see if I can get him/her to visit and hopefully hype it. We need field restaurants.
  12. I agree. Our restaurant at Dallas Executive seems to have very few "local" patrons. I worry constantly about their longevity.
  13. I found that the number of "non flying" people at the Diner to be substantially higher than at most airport restaurants.
  14. I think that really hot weather is harder on a battery than cold. My experience is that batteries die whenever they decide to. The problem is they are so expensive, we will do almost anything to try to squeeze extra life out of them.
  15. We all wish Paul and Shery to best. It is really a shame that no one has/can step forward and take over LASAR. Part of the problem may be that Paul and his ability to innovate is such a large part of the business, that it may be hard to run it profitably without him.