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Marauder

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  1. That was the reason for my question. It sounds like if an emergency “do not fly” AD was issued, then until the plane and/or logbook was reviewed, presumably by an IA, you would be grounded. I get that right? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  2. Someone has to figure out where to spend all that membership dues. [emoji23] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  3. Your scenario opens up an interesting question. If an AD was issued for the SureFly version that was installed in your plane but removed and it called for an immediate grounding, does the FAA consider your plane grounded since the documentation they have indicates it is in your plane? Or are you good to go because you have the original mag in the plane even though the modifying 337 was not rescinded? It seems sometimes paperwork can create more confusion. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  4. AOPA has golden parachutes and deferred compensation for retiring executives. They are reported differently since AOPA is “non-profit”. You need to dig into their IRS filings for the details. AvWeb did an article a while back on it. Take a look at the “retirement package” for Boyer in the article below. He clearly made at least $3.4M as part of his retirement package. Probably more since Fuller refused to answer what Boyer’s retirement compensation was for 2010 and beyond. Fuller made $582,000 in 2010 according to the filed Schedule J. I sure would love a job where my salary tripled in 12 years as it has for the AOPA CEO. https://www.avweb.com/news/an-inside-look-at-aopa-expenses-and-salaries/ As someone who was considered an “insider” by the SEC, I got to see a fair amount of executive compensation data. When I casually looked at AOPA’s, my view of what this organization was changed. On the other hand, I saw EAA as much as an advocate for GA. And when I looked at their compensations, they look aligned with what I would expect for companies/organizations of that size. Plus, they put on a pretty nice event every year. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  5. Great question. I’m coming up for renewal and dropped my AOPA membership. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  6. This is why I dropped AOPA. Baker’s salary is more than many Fortune 500 CEO salaries. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  7. Your symptoms sound very similar to the voltage regulator failure on my 75 F. My resolution was a two step process. The maintenance shop (I was traveling when this happened) thought it was a failing alternator. Replaced the alternator, voltage was around 13.8 for about half the flight home. Then it dropped to 12 volts. Replaced the regulator with a Zeftronics. Been solid for the past 3+ years. If there isn’t obvious issues with the wiring, odds are the VR or alternator is the issue. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  8. Not sure why my second picture didn’t come through. The red circled items are the Velcro attachment points. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  9. You’ll need to remove the window treatments first. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  10. It is a Spatial Designs interior panel. They are attached with 3M Velcro. Just peel them off and you’ll be able to get to the senders. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  11. This is why we need to be prepared for the zombie apocalypse [emoji3444] I always thought the TV show “The Walking Dead” was a sci-fi show. Didn’t realize it was actually a Nostradamus documentary. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  12. Especially rodent damage. I have a surveillance video somewhere that showed field mice climbing up and into the fuselage of the Cessna next me. The plane sat for years. Finally, it was put up for sale and there was enough bedding material (and the associated urine) to fill a mattress. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  13. Just horrible service life! [emoji1787] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  14. Garry - I went through this nightmare last year. My originals were “scored” according to the shop. New ones are available at Parker for, better sit down, $1500 each! My shop found a serviceable set at a salvage company for $250 each. I would see if a set can be found through salivate companies. I’ll look for the paperwork on the set I got. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  15. I would also add that the original STC was generated in 1986. If there was a concern over an age issue, I would expect a service bulletin, mandatory bulletin or and A.D. to be issued. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
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