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  1. Thread: CAS vs IAS

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    And for true short field work, you are looking at...

    And for true short field work, you are looking at 1.1 VSo, not 1.3. The ASI wonít give you that kind of precision, only feel and visual cues will do that.


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    The guy I took the test with from the FSDO marked...

    The guy I took the test with from the FSDO marked one of mine wrong even though I had the reference that showed I was correct. He said nobody gets 100 on the IA test! Guess you had a better...
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    When I had my TriPacer, I had the 60Ē pitch prop...

    When I had my TriPacer, I had the 60Ē pitch prop repitched to either 53Ē, one inch less than the max allowed. Boy could that thing climb! Didnít cruise very well though, but thatís what you want for...
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    That was back in 1977. A long time ago. For my IA...

    That was back in 1977. A long time ago. For my IA in 1980, you needed to bring in a wheelbarrow full of books ( regulations, TCDS, ADs, ACs) since there was no internet! The test wasnít multiple...
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    My oral and practical was a full 5 days! ...

    My oral and practical was a full 5 days!


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    There is nothing particularly hard about getting...

    There is nothing particularly hard about getting an A&P certificate, two choices, go to an A&P school (Part 147), minimum hours is 1900 for the curriculum but most are about 2200, or work for someone...
  7. Case fretting is often due to incorrect torquing...

    Case fretting is often due to incorrect torquing procedures on the through bolts or incorrect sealing. Iíve run O-320s over 7000 hours with no fretting. Once you torque the case, you need to let it...
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    Much of the issue today is that A&P schools donít...

    Much of the issue today is that A&P schools donít teach what is required to maintain small aircraft. The push has been large aircraft systems, turban engines, and ďadvanced avionicsĒ while dropping...
  9. Thread: Garmin G5

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    And while weíre at it, what really is...

    And while weíre at it, what really is ďcertifiedĒ? Any of you guys with Cessna (ARC) radios ever look at the data tags on them? No TSO on the great majority of them yet you are legal to fly IFR. I...
  10. There is a SB that has you put an airspeed...

    There is a SB that has you put an airspeed indicator in the oil fill tube with a plug, then run the engine. If the ďairspeedĒ (pressure) in the case exceeds a specific value, then you have excessive...
  11. What Glenn said. Not a lot of labor to pull the...

    What Glenn said. Not a lot of labor to pull the jug and have a new guide put in. Of course check for cracks while itís off. Iíve run O-320s over 7000 hours without a problem on banner tow and glider...
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    There is no NPRM out yet, so at least 5 years to...

    There is no NPRM out yet, so at least 5 years to go through rulemaking. Donít hold your breath.


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  13. Thread: New to this

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    Lots of good questions, but before selecting a...

    Lots of good questions, but before selecting a type of airplane, fully define the mission. Once the mission is defined, then select an airplane and modifications/options that satisfy the mission...
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    In the lower 48, external loads are frowned on by...

    In the lower 48, external loads are frowned on by FAA, your mileage may vary.


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    Tom, if you look at AC43.13-2b, there is a...

    Tom, if you look at AC43.13-2b, there is a diagram on the preferred angles for a shoulder harness. If the harness comes from below shoulder level, you are likely to have spinal compression issues...
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    I would suggest that all of us write petitions...

    I would suggest that all of us write petitions for rulemaking as provided in Part 11 to address the problem, along with letters to Senators and Congress critters. The alphabet groups may help, but a...
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    Doesnít matter if it has useful information, the...

    Doesnít matter if it has useful information, the CAA Approved Flight Manual is a required piece of equipment per the TCDS.


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  18. Not upset at all. I tried to help out and gave...

    Not upset at all. I tried to help out and gave the possible locations. My comment about equipment lists is a pet peeve of mine. They are a required item to meet type design, yet perhaps 90% of the...
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    Thanks, I didnít have the spec handy. Sent...

    Thanks, I didnít have the spec handy.


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  20. If you actually have an equipment list like you...

    If you actually have an equipment list like you are supposed to, it will list the station number of the power pack(s). Some systems have one central one with high voltage wires strung to all the...
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    Set up a water manometer with one end above the...

    Set up a water manometer with one end above the cylinders, and the other in the lower cowl with the water column in the cockpit. Mark the water level while at rest with the airplane level, then go...
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    Thatís called flashing the field. Sent from...

    Thatís called flashing the field.


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    Thatís exactly right! Sent from my iPhone...

    Thatís exactly right!


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    The Light Sport Repairman Certificate is only...

    The Light Sport Repairman Certificate is only good on aircraft that have Special Light Sport airworthiness certificates. A J3 will have a Standard Airworthiness Certificate. The only thing Light...
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    You can order the FAA CD on the airplane, it will...

    You can order the FAA CD on the airplane, it will have all the 337s for the airplane.


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