Greg Ellis

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  1. That is a good idea although the mechanic said that nothing was fused and when he took this part of the exhaust off it came apart pretty easy at the slip joints. But it is a good idea non the less. Thanks.
  2. This is our 1963 C model. Photos of the before and after paint, you be the judge as to which is which. Panel was recently done last year.
  3. There was a slight smell of just the exhaust but my CO monitor did not alarm nor did it show any change at all. It was not being run LOP because my O-360 with the carburetor won't even come close to LOP.
  4. I just got the plane back yesterday. Flew it from Columbia MO back to Fort Worth Texas. Plane flew very well. I just wanted to give a Pirep to a great shop at the Columbia Regional Airport (KCOU) if anyone ever needs help. Columbia Avionics were awesome. They fit me right into their extremely busy schedule, had me diagnosed and parts ordered the very day I had the problem and got me fixed in a very timely manner. They even made room in their already full hangar to keep me out of the unbearably cold weather up there. I cannot say enough about them and how great they treated me.
  5. I do have a CO monitor on board. It is a very sensitive monitor and not just one of the cards that changes color. It never showed anything nor did the alarm go off. I got an occasional smell of exhaust in the cabin but no where near what you would expect. Just an occasional odor. As far as the CHT levels, I am not sure. But they were much colder than the other 3 cylinders. The big difference was of course the EGT on this cylinder being very cold compared to the others. I was not able to download the data. I was scrambling to speak to the mechanics, get to my meeting and then get an airline flight after my meeting. I caught the last flight out of Columbia to DFW for the day. I really did not have the time to even think about things let alone get the data. I will download the flight when I return.
  6. I use the Knots2U/Aircraft Door seals (same company) version. It mounts on the cabin door. The key is keeping it lubricated with silicone grease. I have tried the one that mounts on the airframe. Stay away from it. It will get screwed up the first time someone tries to slide into or out of the airplane.
  7. Honestly I am not sure and I have not checked the logs. It has not been done since I have owned the airplane and that has been 12 years. It has been repaired in one other spot on the #3 cylinder a few years ago.
  8. Flew to Columbia Missouri from Fort Worth Texas yesterday. When I was about 5 minutes out I started hearing a very loud, rhythmic noise coming from the airplane. It would change in frequency with change in power setting and go completely silent when idle. It was loud enough to hear it through noise cancelling headsets. Checking all instruments, etc...everything looked fine except for one thing. On the EDM 900 the #4 cylinder was running colder than the other 3 and the EGT was almost non existent. It was there but so far less than the other cylinders. The plane was still flying just fine. Oil temp and pressure was fine. So I landed and taxied to parking. Fortunately there is a mechanic shop right there. The EDM 900 pointed to the #4 cylinder and this is what we found: The rhythmic noise I heard was the cylinder venting into the engine compartment instead of out the exhaust. And that seems to be why I heard the frequency changes with change in power settings. Suffice to say, I am back in Fort Worth. The plane is still in Missouri.
  9. So I think it is a memory device like has been said before. My panel in my 63 C model used to look just like yours. What was there in my panel was a turn and bank indicator (the old needle and ball). That was probably removed when they put in the turn coordinator and replaced with the device you see there now. Just a thought.
  10. I asked the shop that did my install recently and this was their response: "Normally in an area away from electromagnetic interference, autopilot servos, antennas, speakers, power cables, flap motors, strobes, rotating beacons, so leaving outer sections of wings or tail as best choices."
  11. I just had an HSI installed and I think they put mine in the right wing quite a ways out towards the wing tip. I can check with my shop to be sure. Where in Fort Worth are you based. I fly a 63 C model out of Spinks (KFWS).
  12. My niece flies Helicopters in the Coast Guard. She was on the fence about flying helicopters or C-130's for them. The reason....Flying the C-130 you did not have to wear a bunch of extra flight gear and the C-130 had a coffee maker.
  13. Just as an aside note. I received an e-mail from Whelen talking about their new Orion 360 LED rotating beacon. It is pricey but seems to be a nice unit with a lower profile. Aircraft Spruce sells it here Like I said it is pricey though.
  14. Hi Paul, I don't think I am on the map. Can you add me to it as well? Thanks, Greg