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  1. If I didn't live right next to B and the DC SFRA...

    If I didn't live right next to B and the DC SFRA I would never install it.
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    I didnít say you canít still legally use a...

    I didnít say you canít still legally use a TSO-C91 ELT, just that you canít legally install one. It is still legal to install a TSO-C91a ELT, just not legal to sell them.


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    The manual for the E-04 only calls out a tester...

    The manual for the E-04 only calls out a tester for Canadian test requirements. In the US just test pretty much like any other ELT, but you have 3 batteries to keep track of, not just 1.

    Since...
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    199-71 is the 1 1/4" axle kit. 199-62 is the 1...

    199-71 is the 1 1/4" axle kit. 199-62 is the 1 1/2" axle kit. Both these kits are double puck brakes.
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    Isnít the 199-71 kit for 1 1/4Ē axles? OP is...

    Isnít the 199-71 kit for 1 1/4Ē axles? OP is asking about 1 1/2 axle gear.


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  6. Thread: ADSB removal

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    ADSB removal

    Yup, my plan is log book entry to pull the Transponder out of the tray when not flying in rule airspace, and log entry to put it back for flights that will be IFR or go in rule airspace. The...
  7. Thread: ADSB removal

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    For most any equipment, if it was installed with...

    For most any equipment, if it was installed with a 337, it should be removed with a 337. No real rule that says so, but to keep the configuration straight a 337 for installation and another for...
  8. Bob, you are making a different alteration. Grove...

    Bob, you are making a different alteration. Grove uses his own brakes. You are using Cleveland brakes. That is sufficiently different from Robbieís STC. Suggest if that is the tact they want to take...
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    Think about sea plane training. Most of the time...

    Think about sea plane training. Most of the time training new seaplane pilots the engine is shut down ad you are practicing sailing. That is all "Flight Time" for the student!
  10. Radios used to be on the TCDS, they removed them...

    Radios used to be on the TCDS, they removed them maybe 20 years ago as the technology changed they would have to keep updating the TCDS with new radio models.
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    Exactly, look at he prop, what condition is it...

    Exactly, look at he prop, what condition is it in? If just back from the prop shop, assume some multiple of 2000 +- hours and there you have it. Same thing with engines with no total time. Use your...
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    Maybe because 91.417 requires it! That said, I...

    Maybe because 91.417 requires it! That said, I would guess that about 80% of engines and props have ďmade upĒ total times. More often than not, when someone sends a prop or engine in for overhaul,...
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    Contrast that to Time in Service for purposes of...

    Contrast that to Time in Service for purposes of maintenance. Time in service, with respect to maintenance time records, means the time from the moment an aircraft leaves the surface of the earth...
  14. When I was going through a divorce, my youngest...

    When I was going through a divorce, my youngest was only 2 or 3. She had been flying since she was a month old, so not new to flying. At the time I was working weekends towing gliders. The weekends I...
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    Batteries used to have an AN or MIL number when...

    Batteries used to have an AN or MIL number when these airplanes got their TC. When the AN number was canceled FAA had to figure out haw they would ďcertifyĒ batteries. I remember all the way into the...
  16. Parts are available, you just need to look. Like...

    Parts are available, you just need to look. Like all old airplanes, they require some attention, particularly the gear system. There is a 1000 hour AD that can be costly. Iím up to almost $5k just in...
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    I think that TriPacer is now at the Piper Museum...

    I think that TriPacer is now at the Piper Museum in LockHaven.


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    Depending on the rigging in your Cub, something...

    Depending on the rigging in your Cub, something Iíve done on occasion, just after pulling the flaps on, reach up and pull down on the aileron balance cable to droop ailerons a little. You canít pull...
  19. Wish I had the money for a 180 or 185 as my...

    Wish I had the money for a 180 or 185 as my ďsecondĒ airplane. My first is a PA-16, but it is still all apart in the garage and a long way from flying. As a fast hauler, I just got a Twin Comanche....
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    Most FSDOs donít have inspectors trained to do...

    Most FSDOs donít have inspectors trained to do field approvals. Those that are still have no idea what they are doing it seems. You are better off going with a DAR anymore. Used to be we could only...
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    The major problem getting lithium batteries...

    The major problem getting lithium batteries approved via field approval or DER approval is that the Major Alteration Job Aid from AFS-300 list any installation or relocation of lithium batteries over...
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    Really the only way they could make you take a...

    Really the only way they could make you take a Field Approval off an aircraft is to initiate a certificate action against the airplane airworthiness certificate. Iíve challenged any number of...
  23. Thread: Pa18-150a1

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    Iíve had to get the registry to change model...

    Iíve had to get the registry to change model designations in their files several times. More often than not, they will want a DAR to send a letter with the request and documentary evidence (pictures...
  24. Field Approvals - is there an appeals process?

    I always do a comparison of weight and speed of the aircraft they are already approved on and the subject aircraft I sighted weight and slower speed then certification by similarity is possible. Most...
  25. Who ever you were talking to at FAA doesnít even...

    Who ever you were talking to at FAA doesnít even know their own policy. Item E1 in the AFS-300 job aid clearly says it would be EVL or evaluation. Iíve done lots of DER approvals for different wheels...
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