DonMuncy

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  1. I would rather be a safe well practiced VFR guy with IFR training and rating.
  2. 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.
  3. That's what co-pilots and wives are for.
  4. 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.
  5. I agree. Our restaurant at Dallas Executive seems to have very few "local" patrons. I worry constantly about their longevity.
  6. I found that the number of "non flying" people at the Diner to be substantially higher than at most airport restaurants.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. I'm with you. That seems a bit much. My guess is that someone figured that the ident button on the transponder is too far from your visual scan area, and looking that far away might to lead to disorientation; whereas the radio frequency knobs are closer.
  10. Measure the diameter of the wire. Check with California Push Pull. Inc. You will have to buy one with a knob, and cut off the part you don't need. My hangar elf changed mine several years ago. No problem since.
  11. OK. He is talking about the front end of the cable. I thought it was on the other end. Thanks
  12. I take it then, that an owner can legally replace the line, but them must have an A&P inspect it, since it has now been disconnected.
  13. Thanks. Of course you are right. I tried to correct it, and moved it to the correct place.
  14. I think I misspoke in an earlier post. I said if the regulator valve was shutting off, and still losing pressure, it had to be a tank leak. I forgot about the filling valve. It is on the high pressure side of the regulator, and could be leaking. Try not to let it be that. That valve costs about $300.
  15. I think I misspoke in an earlier post. I said if the regulator valve was shutting off, and still losing pressure, it had to be a tank leak. I forgot about the filling valve. It is on the high pressure side of the regulator, and could be leaking. Try not to let it be that. That valve costs about $300. Sorry. wrong thread.
  16. You mean I have always paid them too promptly. Talk about good customer relations.
  17. I have no knowledge, but I will bet a lot that this is a contradictory corner there is no answer to. Unless and until someone (FAA) makes an official pronouncement, I bet we will never know. The good part is that the only guy who will ever see the problem is your A&P/IA at annual time, and he can fix it easier than he can jump you about it.
  18. I've been sending them a check for over 15 years.They haven't given me a hat, flashlight or anything else. Maybe you have to give them access to an account so they can pay themselves from your money, or some other trick I haven't learned.
  19. I'm not sure I understand what you did. Do you have photos, sketch etc. Glad it worked anyway.
  20. The factory "cable" is not very good. It works great for "pulling", but when pushing (turning off), the inner wire bends between the end of the outer cable and the lever on the regulator. The good cure is to replace the cable with the net larger size wire. No more problems.
  21. Any chance of replacing the jumbos with two standard ones, adjacent to each other. The standard ones are made with several different lengths, to go through thicker materials. I'm just tossing out ideas, as I haven't seen any covers up close.
  22. Any chance of just replacing the snaps. Standard snaps are available at fabric stores, and with a couple of really cheap tools, you can install them. It the snaps are torn out of the fabric, you have a different problem.
  23. First thing to check is to make sure the valve is shutting off. Push the lever in the cabin. Then open the panel on the plane and see if you can move the valve lever any further by hand. If the valve shuts off completely, and still loses pressure, it is the valve leaking. Only other choice would be a tank leak. (Extremely unlikely)
  24. If I had any question about the ability of the circuitry to carry the load, I would definitely set up a relay circuit. It would really tick me off to call to turn on my engine preheater, and show up to find it had not worked.
  25. Intuitively, it would seem that higher power is harder on an engine, but has anyone ever done any studies on that fact. It would seem that the gurus in Ada OK may have done some work on that. I know they have done a lot of stuff on cylinder temperatures and pressures, but it would be very interesting to know if full power without getting into the high pressure/high temperature area results in measurable or significant effect on engine longevity.