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    Oil temperature question

    Hereís a not-so-great pictorial example:

    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190825/33d0e053b44afd56a244ecb7def369ae.jpg

    If you were to shine a light from directly in front of the plane, my new...
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    Another test you can do is to unplug first one,...

    Another test you can do is to unplug first one, then the other tube from the meter to compare upper cowling and lower cowling pressure with static. It helps to have your window or door open for...
  3. Thread: CAS vs IAS

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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CrPJac80W9Y...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CrPJac80W9Y
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CrPJac80W9Y


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J4NnmbbSizQ
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J4NnmbbSizQ


    EDIT: Fixed...
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    I like jeeps - used to have one. But I needed...

    I like jeeps - used to have one. But I needed more space and versatility so I got a 4Runner. My Dad has one for 20 something years and that truck wouldnít quit. Mineís 34 years old this year and runs...
  5. Plane Power 60A internally regulated alternator question

    Pictures worked perfectly that time, thanks! I like your new oil cooler mount, thatís a great design!

    I think my mount is shorter. My oil filter actually sits in a pocket cut into the firewall....
  6. My oil cooler and whatnot are all back there -...

    My oil cooler and whatnot are all back there - itís pretty tight. I think if I had a gear driven alternator Iíd have to pull it every oil change to get at the filter. As it is I can barely get a hand...
  7. Gotcha. Iím also experimental but donít have room...

    Gotcha. Iím also experimental but donít have room back there for an alternator. Iíve got a pretty tight fit behind my motor.

    Iím hopeful this alternator works good for a long time!
  8. Plane Power 60A internally regulated alternator question

    What did you end up going with? Your pictures arenít working for me.

    Turns out my rear bearing was failing due to the age of the alternator. Back when mine was made they were using petroleum...
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    True. I mounted mine at a slight angle, with the...

    True. I mounted mine at a slight angle, with the outlet on the top.
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    Oil temperature question

    There may not be room back there between the baffles and the engine mount for a fully exposed oil cooler. Thatís the big problem I had with mine. I donít think having the oil cooler flush against the...
  11. Back from vacation and I have some updates: 1)...

    Back from vacation and I have some updates:

    1) grounds are good, no corrosion.

    2) I had a brand new warranty-replacement alternator waiting for me from PlanePower (Hartzell). I sent an email...
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    Icom A200 Antenna Cable and intercom grounds

    The nav light is grounded through the housing, through the wing to the fuselage, so I pulled the housing out of the wing and ran an isolated ground back to the battery from the housing, outside the...
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    Videos of LED Nav bulb interference: ...

    Videos of LED Nav bulb interference:

    https://youtu.be/-PA0bmtP1SI

    https://youtu.be/DYNEElzusF8
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    https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/elpages/win...

    https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/elpages/wingtipLED11-14885.php?gclid=Cj0KCQjwp5_qBRDBARIsANxdcinIWNxSDK71GWPrkJVRDxk5GKFUwNwt-LsfIs_YPYiJx7gYU1zRKPkaAp0uEALw_wcB
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    Temporary ground made no difference. I did get...

    Temporary ground made no difference. I did get some video, but need to trim and upload them. Iíll do that after our bedtime routine with the little guy.

    The great news is that I confirmed I have...
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    Today I'll try to snag a video of the...

    Today I'll try to snag a video of the interference - that might help with pinpointing the source.

    I'll also run a temp ground from the housing back to the battery ground for a quick check to see...
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    No, same brand but two different models of LED...

    No, same brand but two different models of LED bulbs.

    Iím pretty sure I pulled them individually and saw the noise in both wings with the ďgoodĒ set of LEDs, but that was a couple of weeks ago and...
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    I donít want a band-aid, Iíd rather fix it right...

    I donít want a band-aid, Iíd rather fix it right if thereís a way to do that.



    Iíve got two sets of led position light bulbs, Iíve rotated them all through. One set has a bulb thatís worse...
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    Today I swung by the hangar to get some...

    Today I swung by the hangar to get some measurements for another project and saw my neighbor was installing some G5's in his Cherokee. He's an EE for Boeing.

    I showed him my nav light set-up and...
  20. That's fair, I'll pull them off and relook...

    That's fair, I'll pull them off and relook connections when I get back from vacation.

    For background - this ground set-up has been on the airplane for about 2 years. I put it on myself and the...
  21. Plane Power 60A internally regulated alternator question

    Well, one post was about noise issues in the original ICS wiring, which I rewired to correct in accordance with the great advice I got in my other post.

    This post is about an alternator failure of...
  22. Hey JP! It was great meeting you, too! That was a...

    Hey JP! It was great meeting you, too! That was a good looking 170 - I hope itís doing well for you!

    Unfortunately not a ton of hours on this alternator, probably somewhere around 250. It replaced...
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    Had limited time at the hangar so I prioritized...

    Had limited time at the hangar so I prioritized my alternator over the LEDs. I'll give it a shot when we get back from vacation.
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    I had a baffle-mounted oil cooler and had to move...

    I had a baffle-mounted oil cooler and had to move mine as well. Huge improvement. I haven't seen oil temps over 160 degrees F without blocking the inlet.

    However, if you have the room to alter...
  25. Well, I went through the Plane Power...

    Well, I went through the Plane Power troubleshooting sheet and made it to the step that says "call tech support for further instructions." So I went ahead and removed the alternator and brought it...
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