Bob_Belville

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  1. The factory was closed, maybe for good this time. And now it’s open... Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  2. I removed (and reinstalled) the port side cabin panels. The wire from the battery to the SEM is routed down the left side along with many wires running between the remote avionics and the instrument panel. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  3. When we departed 6B6 (2770’) Saturday to beat the storm, according to CloudAhoy we were airborne in 796’. Full fuel, 64 gal, near gross. Flight to KMRN was 5.2 hours with 2 hours reserve. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  4. DMax posted on FB that the factory is up and running as of this morning. No details. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  5. I suppose it takes 5 minutes +/- to jack up my M20E. Less than that to "un-jack".
  6. At @AGL Aviationa fixed priced annual for a M20C-J includes 5 more hours than a SR20 and a M20K gets 2 more hours than an SR22.
  7. Don't know if this would help. The cover pic does show a set screw but I guess you've progressed beyond the obvious.... https://www.bendixking.com/en/~/media/bendixking/files/006-08256-0004_4-kcs-55-55a-ki-525a-pilot-s-guide.pdf
  8. Is the shaft moving or just the knob? Is there a set screw? (I am commenting w/o knowing anything about design the particular device.)
  9. In 2001 the standard avionics in a SR22 was dual 430s. If the pilot had a moving map with terrain I don't suppose he'd have flown into a dark mountain.
  10. The Cirrus was a 2001 model... wonder what the original radios would have been if not upgraded?
  11. Anthony, my 2 back seat headsets are DC H10-30s. They go back to my first M20E in 1977. As related here some time ago, DC refurbished them to new condition in 2012 when I started back flying. At that time Customer Service apologized for charging me... explaining they were after all out of warranty by 30 or 40 years.
  12. I recently received a 50 year AOPA membership lapel pin from them... but no socks! Don't ya just hate it when the newbies are treated better than the faithful.
  13. Some folks here may know that I am a fan of David Clark Company, Worcester MA. "An Employee Owned, American Company." Founded many years ago by David Clark who trained his employees to "take care of their customers". https://www.davidclarkcompany.com/ Even though their headsets are incredibly tough I have had a few occasions to deal with their Customer Service folks. They've always gone beyond my expectations and did it happily. Today that was Joanne Nissen, Senior Customer Service Representative. When we started up the plane yesterday morning at KMRN I discovered my DC One-X set could neither receive nor xmit. I found the cord was broken out where it connects to the ear piece. I suspect it got crushed by the seat track. I swiped Nancy's DC Pro-X and we flew to 6B6 for Thanksgiving with our daughter's family. Since the DC factory is only a 30 minute drive from Sharon's house I arrived at the factory at 11:30 this morning. Joanne took the headset and my phone #. They'd work on it and I should come back after lunch. When we returned at 1:30 I was given a brand new headset as replacement. Since mine was bought at AirVenture 2016 DC-CS view was that it was too new to fail, apparently for any reason. Once again DC managed to exceed my already high expectations.
  14. I set my 930 back in 2012 when it was installed by the book. It has to be done in flight with reference to the Owners Manual power settings. It remains very accurate - I've never had to change the constant.
  15. The Alternate air is an alternate to the static air, there in case the primary static system gets blocked. As explained above, blocking the pitot system seals off the relatively small amount of air in the tubing between the pitot and the ASI. pressing a tight cover onto the pitot tube can add enough "extra" air to raise the pressure relative to the ambient pressure (static) to register as airspeed. Even warming up the plane in the sunlight with the pitot system plugged is going to register as increased airspeed. The guts of the ASI is a sensitive diaphragm with pitot pressure on one side and ambient/static on the other.