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by ruddersup?
Thu Jul 09, 2020 4:50 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Tensiometer
Replies: 5
Views: 763

Re: Tensiometer

Thanks Groncher. Yes I talked to the factory today and found that each one is special to each unit, not like the old squeeze ones that work with a spring.
by ruddersup?
Thu Jul 09, 2020 4:44 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Tensiometer
Replies: 5
Views: 763

Re: Tensiometer

I just found out the Calibration Card is T595-104 - hoping someone has one.
by ruddersup?
Wed Jul 08, 2020 4:34 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Tensiometer
Replies: 5
Views: 763

Re: Tensiometer

Thanks "tired of the ground" but that is a generic chart of how they all work but not specific to any model and of course not mine. I do have this maintenance manual but no help with the "actual" card. The card would be with the tensiometer in the case.
ruddersup?
by ruddersup?
Wed Jul 08, 2020 2:14 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Tensiometer
Replies: 5
Views: 763

Tensiometer

I have a Pacific Scientific tensiometer model T5-2002-104-00. I have lost the calibration chart. This is the chart that converts the gauge reading to pounds of tension on the cable. I've tried to contact the manufacturer in Puerto Rico but no response. Each model has different calibration charts but...
by ruddersup?
Sat May 16, 2020 2:11 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Degrees of flap of landing on floats
Replies: 21
Views: 1988

Re: Degrees of flap of landing on floats

Full flaps on a Beaver, hmmmmm.
by ruddersup?
Mon Aug 26, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: To anti-seize or not?
Replies: 10
Views: 1367

Re: To anti-seize or not?

I've operated 5 Navajo's and we never used anti-seize compound. Wire wheel the plug and thread chaser if needed. Never had a seized plug this way. We found, eventually, residue buildup with anti-seize so why use it if there is a possibility it could short the plug. New apprentice could create a head...
by ruddersup?
Mon Aug 26, 2019 7:53 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: To anti-seize or not?
Replies: 10
Views: 1367

To anti-seize or not?

Should you use anti-seize compound or not on spark plugs.
Different opinions here I'm sure, and I'm not a user. Wire wheel plug and thread chaser if need be.
What about changing spark plug washer? Necessary or not?
Your thoughts?
by ruddersup?
Mon Aug 05, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Seaplane down with seven on board.
Replies: 17
Views: 4879

Seaplane down with seven on board.

Heard seaplane down on Upper Raft Lake (Muskoka region) with seven on board, one dead others rushed to hospital in Toronto.
That's all I know. Wondering if it's a Caravan?
by ruddersup?
Fri Jul 26, 2019 9:14 am
Forum: Helicopter Forum
Topic: Mount Everest
Replies: 3
Views: 2647

Mount Everest

Mount Everest landing - translating landing not a hover landing?
Would you need at least a 50 mph wind?
by ruddersup?
Thu Jul 18, 2019 5:33 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Another Norseman...gone
Replies: 115
Views: 9188

Re: Another Norseman...gone

Unfortunately my fly-in lakes were small, like in very, no choice. I know some of the comments were made by pilots here that would not attempt to land in most of my lakes. That's fine when you don't have to. I wanted to make a living and did so for more years than most on this site offering their ad...
by ruddersup?
Wed Jul 17, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Another Norseman...gone
Replies: 115
Views: 9188

Re: Another Norseman...gone

Gentlemen, Corethatthermal has twigged my memory. We were in this discussion years back and I said there was a way to make the small round glassy water lake more manageable. There is no time to set up a normal glassy water landing. Can't do the 250-300ft/min decent. Make a low pass, not 5 ft low but...
by ruddersup?
Tue May 14, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Superior Airways
Replies: 315
Views: 186141

Re: Superior Airways

He he, no takers.
by ruddersup?
Thu May 09, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Superior Airways
Replies: 315
Views: 186141

Re: Superior Airways

I believe that is Carl Millard's hangar in the back ground. We all know the story there, right?
by ruddersup?
Tue Mar 19, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Mandatory life jacket wearing coming for most seaplanes
Replies: 72
Views: 9471

Re: Mandatory life jacket wearing coming for most seaplanes

I am not saying don't wear a life jacket but thinking it will not be a substitute for pilot error. It would be sad if it turns out to be a detriment. I think that the net amount of deaths will remain the same as without mandatory pfd's but we wont know until stats are compiled over the years to come...
by ruddersup?
Sat Mar 16, 2019 9:22 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Mandatory life jacket wearing coming for most seaplanes
Replies: 72
Views: 9471

Re: Mandatory life jacket wearing coming for most seaplanes

PilotDAR - I think you are bounding your chest a little too hard. Explain what happened to you and how you could/can prevent it from happening again, then maybe we all can all learn from your flying mistake or was it a mistake? I'm assuming wearing a life jacket saved you but what could have prevent...
by ruddersup?
Fri Mar 15, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Mandatory life jacket wearing coming for most seaplanes
Replies: 72
Views: 9471

Re: Mandatory life jacket wearing coming for most seaplanes

Question - tell me about any seaplane water accidents that have happened that were not pilot error. Hope someone has some data on this. I'm thinking we should concentrate on the main issue, as I see it, first. If the pilots don't improve their accident record we will not see a decrease in deaths, IM...
by ruddersup?
Wed Mar 13, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Mandatory life jacket wearing coming for most seaplanes
Replies: 72
Views: 9471

Re: Mandatory life jacket wearing coming for most seaplanes

I'm finding myself agreeing with life jackets will not be effective in saving lives and for sure will put huge fear in most passengers before climbing aboard and panic is a certain if...…. I also see a huge law suit coming blaming the airline that they were not trained properly or the equipment did ...
by ruddersup?
Fri Jan 25, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Flying long distances in T effect ( Ground effect. ).
Replies: 37
Views: 2630

Re: Flying long distances in T effect ( Ground effect. ).

I've heard that during WWII, fighters low on fuel and trying to get back home would pull props back to coarse as much as they could. Not sure if they did the ground effect thing or not but it would have been nice for them to know exactly what was the best solution for their predicament. Winds would ...
by ruddersup?
Thu Jan 24, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Flying long distances in T effect ( Ground effect. ).
Replies: 37
Views: 2630

Re: Flying long distances in T effect ( Ground effect. ).

I can say that there is a very strong comfort factor flying at 50 ft. over the water with a float plane if the waves aren't a factor. Endless runway, little traffic, smooth air and the engine just sounds better. Now taking a leak might be tricky and glassy water, fog or haze, hmmmmm. ., well done. I...
by ruddersup?
Tue Nov 27, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: MERGED power curve / floats posts
Replies: 265
Views: 6131

Re: MERGED power curve / floats posts

Oh my, don't you know this is Crazyaviator?

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