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Shadrach last won the day on February 20

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About Shadrach

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  • Birthday 04/07/1974

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    Too many... Fying obviously, restoring old stuff (or new stuff that I've broken), Cycling, Backpacking, Motorcycling (especially old British machines), Traveling, Cooking,...
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    1967 M20F

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  1. Also dry at the actuator? If so, it seems something has broken.
  2. 1) Loosen the bleed screw (as I've already stated above). 2) Ensure that the small lever in the "flaps up" position (this is to say needle valve off the cam lobe that opens the check valve). 3) Remove the plastic blocking plate from the T shaped AN fitting on the ACTUATOR (lowest point in the system) and attach a pressure pot filled with the specified hydraulic fluid. 4) Attach an AN fitting with a 2' hose to the reservoir to act as an overflow. position the hose over a catch can (bucket). 5) Actuate the pressure pot and watch for fluid at the overflow hose at the front of
  3. I’m not sure if vice versa is legal. I’ll check the regs later. I wholly agree though. I pushed my luck flying to a destination that didn’t have landing lights. The facility closed at dusk. I arrived right at dusk. I could see the runway on downwind but it faded to almost nothing by the time I was on final. Some kind soul lit up the end of the runway with their headlights. I had an uneventful landing. When I turned around whoever had lit up the runway was gone. One of the dumber things I’ve done in an airplane...
  4. During my private training my instructor taught me that landing lights were more for recognition by others than as a visual aid for landing. The regs do not require a functioning landing light for night flight. All of us should be proficient at landing without landing lights. I’m not saying that I am but now I have the urge to find out.
  5. Momme silk for Beech and Cirrus owners with money to burn.
  6. You’ve got it. A simple way of saying it is that neither brake nor the flap system use fluid from the reservoir for operation unless there is a leak. The reservoir is there to ensure no air is ever pumped in to either system and to ensure continued operation in the event of a non catastrophic leak. The brake system will not steal fluid from the flap system and flap system will not steal fluid from the brake system. One or the other or both could consume all of the fluid in the reservoir if leaking but can’t steal from each other.
  7. @FloridaMan has an F model that’s been given the Lopresti treatment. He seems to be a fan, that’s high praise given that he also owns a Rocket.
  8. Probably true. What’s also probably true is that pilots will work themselves into a lather over minutia (guilty as charged) even when there’s little evidence to suggest that windshields are being destroyed by ham fisted cleaning procedures. I’ve been told that that a slurry of soy milk and cocoa butter applied with angora silk Is the only way to keep a windshield truly scratch free but some people are just too cheap to go the extra mile.
  9. Lots of water and a cotton terry cloth. I follow up with All-Kleer applied with a strip of old cotton T Shirt. I would add that prior to my ownership the windshield was cleaned with water and paper towels for about 35 years. Somehow, it survived with little evidence of such a misguided procedure. Which is not to say there are no micro scratches on the windshield, just that you have to look really closely, at just the right angle, in the right light. Functionally from the cockpit it appears unscratched. Not sure if the paper towels were as lethal as some might say.. https://www.amazon.
  10. Reads like there is a blockage in the system. Ordering the rebuild kit is good idea since he system will need to be opened up any way.
  11. Negative. A leak in the brake system may drain the shared reservoir but it will not affect the operation of the flaps as long as the flap system is fluid tight.
  12. Maybe consider posting Kevin’s number in a way that cryptic to prevent bots from adding it to a list. Like so: nine 1 eight - fife two 1 - 5 1 tree 9
  13. Bad idea unless there's a lav on that glider. Sometimes breaking a fast requires an almost immediate trip to the head...
  14. My experience as well.
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