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    Is the battery negative cable connected directly...

    Is the battery negative cable connected directly to the crank case? If not, How is the crank case grounded to the airframe. What size cable? The ground path should not be multiple wire/cables but one...
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    Just curious about this description. When you say...

    Just curious about this description. When you say 'no click' do you mean that the starter motor doesn't click when the switch is engaged? Or do you mean that you cannot hear the relay 'click' when...
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    Have you considered mounting it between the kick...

    Have you considered mounting it between the kick panel and boot cowl? Left or right side. I wouldn't want it mounted right over the cabin heat valve as in the pic you showed.

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    I agree that we all have technology available...

    I agree that we all have technology available that can and will make rescue faster/better or even possible (in places that would not have been feasible years ago). But each of these systems need to...
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    Okay, grab a cold one as I'm going to be long...

    Okay, grab a cold one as I'm going to be long winded here.

    The starter motor is only one item of that system. You have a keyed or push button switch, which controls a start relay (start...
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    Also, these lighter weight starters seem to be...

    Also, these lighter weight starters seem to be more prone to problems with bad grounds between engine and airframe.

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    Are you saying that every aircraft gets around...

    Are you saying that every aircraft gets around three hundred hours on each starter? Or is it a case of a couple of aircraft are the ones with high failure rate?

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    Why not? Look at the aircraft from as far back as...

    Why not? Look at the aircraft from as far back as the 40's with turbine engines fitted to them.

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    'Shock load tested'? Web

    'Shock load tested'?

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    I'm curious as to why they cracked to begin with....

    I'm curious as to why they cracked to begin with. Is this typical of these gears/engines? Prior prop strike?

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    If you are asking about needing an audio panel...

    If you are asking about needing an audio panel with two radios, then the answer is no. Any com radio can be used as a stand alone unit, with an external intercom, or with an audio panel. If you want...
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    I mount them on the glove box in Cessnas. Doesn't...

    I mount them on the glove box in Cessnas. Doesn't seem to be a problem.

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    Not sure what finish you need but they're just...

    Not sure what finish you need but they're just scuff plates. By nature 'finish' would be short lived at best. make them as big or as small as you need. Aluminum, stainless, or even kydex or nylon. If...
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    And some only applicable to specific...

    And some only applicable to specific installations. Just burn the copies you need and ignore the rest.

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    40 kg is a lot of extra weight for that airframe....

    40 kg is a lot of extra weight for that airframe.

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    Correct. Experimental does not require much if...

    Correct. Experimental does not require much if any 'approval' such as PMA, TSO, or STC.

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    Just have the prints made to size from the CD. ...

    Just have the prints made to size from the CD.

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    This manual lists airspeed and altitude as...

    This manual lists airspeed and altitude as secondary functions. If you are experimental, you're not bound by certified requirements. You can legally use this instrument for all those listed...
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    This is a good point. ID the fluid BEFORE you...

    This is a good point. ID the fluid BEFORE you add. '5606 is petroleum based and systems like automotive masters are made for DOT 3 or 4 fluid which is not petroleum based. This means that the seals...
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    No one color codes wire harnesses in aircraft. ...

    No one color codes wire harnesses in aircraft.

    Let me know when you want to sell the Becker.

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    Bob I tried to get you to sell me that Becker...

    Bob

    I tried to get you to sell me that Becker last time you had trouble. Still waiting to buy it.

    You sure you're using two twelve volt batteries in series? That would give you twenty four...
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    Some use hand held radios and some use panel...

    Some use hand held radios and some use panel mounted radios with a removable battery. The battery is charged when needed.

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    Touch a white paper towel to the fluid and see if...

    Touch a white paper towel to the fluid and see if it's red. If so, it's MIL-H-5606 hydraulic fluid. If not, you'll need to check the log books carefully for clues as to what it might be.

    Don't get...
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    Semantics first. I believe you mean an STC for...

    Semantics first. I believe you mean an STC for installation, Not an AD (airworthiness directive).

    Next, what are you looking to accomplish? Are you upgrading your aircraft or are you trying to...
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    Alternator/battery is lighter than...

    Alternator/battery is lighter than battery/starter.

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