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  1. I’ve had a speed brake freeze up after aircraft sitting in rain ,than takeoff to high teen ,freezing alitude and one brake refusing to deploy while descending.The asymmetrical yaw produced a WTF moment till I realized what was happening
  2. I really hate when I get clearances like this...”cleared to 90 dme ,140 radial ,xyz vor.Controllers don’t realize the programing to create a waypoint like this when they could just as easily route you to a published waypoint.I usually request an initial vector ,and usually follow that with a direct request.
  3. Don’t worry’s just a little cold you have,,...recommend you leave country
  4. So your shop did testing on this and determined governor was bad ,that didn’t solve problem so next it’s the prop!..than when that doesn’t solve it,what next..wait for it ..sorry gotta overhaul the engine!!!..I’ve heard of throwing parts at a problem...but these guys would do better by putting up a big diagram of firewall forward,donning blindfolds,and throwing darts at diagram.
  5. How’s the available avgas at airports along the African coast?
  6. I saw a set that were anadized (aluminum parts)steel tab powder coated on a friends Beech duke
  7. That Sunday flying back from a balloon meet over the Sierras ,I heard two737 s go arround do to wind shear into Reno.We were lucky,we found smooth air at 15 k with out to much discomfort ,but were primed to 180 if things got impossible.There was multiple mountain wave (but no roter)as we approached the Sierra creast over Minden with smooth 2000 ft /min uncommanded rate of climb.
  8. Recognize 5papasierra from the lake bed at deadcow
  9.’s just a gear door...look up your paint code (black)maybe faster to do it your self
  10. I wonder if by venting theses relays you introduce a pathway for contamination...tks fluid,oils exaust by products that are corrosive to the contacts.TE also mentions that contact life expectancy is a product of current running thru those contacts.TE indicates venting helps remove ionized byproducts caused by contact arcing...I wonder if these relays held a vacumn what would be their life expectancies
  11. Its also were I’m doing hot air balloon training ....winds in the valley at early morning hours are quite predictable
  12. My money is on a faulty or poorly designed switching power supply somewhere on the D3 s board.
  13. I agree the 115 composite bottle is probably over will last about 40 hrs of use...we don’t need that much probably...
  14. Correct...mast bumping caused by pushing cyclic to negative G has taken out Robison r22 as well as Bells.I took a friend up in my Bell 47 and he wanted to try flying it.We are in cruise flight and I hand over to him saying your aircraft.He takes the stick flys for a while Than Releases the stick to test stability!Upon doing this the bell immediately pitches over (leaving slight witness marks from mast bumping)I grab the stick back and tell him never take your hand off the cyclic of a Helicopter.