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    Total resistance is a function of wire length and...

    Total resistance is a function of wire length and gage. Bigger wire can pass more electrons, shorter wire can pass more electrons! Make the wire bigger or shorter, more juice to the starter motor!
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    Use the flow chart in AC43.210a Figure 3-1,...

    Use the flow chart in AC43.210a Figure 3-1, answer the questions, you come up with “consider as a minor repair or minor alteration”!

    Document the decision logic when you make a log book entry and...
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    I think I have 3 copies of Bruhn, one is 3rd...

    I think I have 3 copies of Bruhn, one is 3rd edition, forget the date, one is 1958 and then the most recent 1973 edition. Somewhere in the 40s they dropped some of the wood and wire braced...
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    I would suggest getting in touch with all the...

    I would suggest getting in touch with all the alphabet groups and make your voices known. They all have folks with direct contacts at FAA headquarters and can lobby on our behalf. Since this is...
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    I’d love to be able to do “fax” ferry permits,...

    I’d love to be able to do “fax” ferry permits, but unlike the FAA inspectors, I have to abide by the guidance in 8130-2 and other “Orders”. Within the Orders it specifically prevents DARs from doing...
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    Most DARs got there after having done lots of...

    Most DARs got there after having done lots of ferry permits as an A&P. I’ve patched up more airplane that had pilots forget to put the wheels down, or hit a deer on landing, or got blown over in a...
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    Web, That’s kind of the point of the ferry...

    Web,
    That’s kind of the point of the ferry permit, it doesn’t have to meet the TC and by definition is not airworthy. The only requirement is a judgement call that the aircraft is “safe” for the...
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    All the FAA regulations are just that,...

    All the FAA regulations are just that, regulations under Title 14 of the code of federal regulations. They are not LAWS in the same sense as the criminal code. They are issued by an administrative...
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    They haven’t taken anything away from the A&P,...

    They haven’t taken anything away from the A&P, they shifted what they did to designees but they didn’t allow us to do fax or email ferry permits. We have to issue an actual 8130-7 special...
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    Good question Steve. I would think it takes...

    Good question Steve. I would think it takes longer for them to go into DMS (the software for designer oversight) click all the boxes, then go in to PTRS ( the tracking software for all inspectors)...
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    I hear what a lot of you are saying, but a ferry...

    I hear what a lot of you are saying, but a ferry permit is a certification under Part 21, not maintenance. As A&Ps and IAs, we work in the Part 43 world, not the Part 21 world. The person signing the...
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    Tradition Ferry Permit issuance method GONE

    Tough question! Keep in mind that as a DAR, I’m not permitted to do “maintenance” on an airplane I’m also going to do certification work on. Given that, your assertion of having your mechanic do...
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    As a DAR, I was told by the Baltimore FSDO to...

    As a DAR, I was told by the Baltimore FSDO to expect that they would no longer do ferry permits and expect an increase in requests. I don’t mind the extra business, but it’s not like it’s hard for...
  14. 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 won’t 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 60” pitch prop...

    When I had my TriPacer, I had the 60” pitch prop repitched to either 53”, one inch less than the max allowed. Boy could that thing climb! Didn’t cruise very well though, but that’s 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 wasn’t 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...
  20. Case fretting is often due to incorrect torquing...

    Case fretting is often due to incorrect torquing procedures on the through bolts or incorrect sealing. I’ve 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 don’t...

    Much of the issue today is that A&P schools don’t teach what is required to maintain small aircraft. The push has been large aircraft systems, turban engines, and “advanced avionics” while dropping...
  22. Thread: Garmin G5

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    And while we’re at it, what really is...

    And while we’re at it, what really is “certified”? 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...
  23. 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 “airspeed” (pressure) in the case exceeds a specific value, then you have excessive...
  24. 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 it’s off. I’ve 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. Don’t hold your breath.


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