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by robertw
Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:42 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Changes to license
Replies: 5
Views: 649

Re: Changes to license

TC could save themselves a lot of time, energy and money if they delegated some of the non critical functions they presently are involved in to industry professionals. Much how they do this with Ministers Delegates (MD-M). I could see this working really well with AMO /AO approvals, maintenance sche...
by robertw
Tue Feb 13, 2018 8:45 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Aircraft Maintenance course at 30 yrs old?
Replies: 8
Views: 713

Re: Aircraft Maintenance course at 30 yrs old?

There are a lot of options as far as companies to work for once you have your basic training under your belt. Not all of them require that you work in -30 degree weather outside when it's a blizzard. Companies that have engine overhaul, component overhaul or avionics repair shops require specialized...
by robertw
Tue Feb 06, 2018 1:45 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Making new windows for a 172
Replies: 10
Views: 790

Re: Making new windows for a 172

To "make" a part per CAR 571.06 is actually quite difficult. It states: (5) The person certifying a repair or the incorporation of a modification which includes the making and installing of a part must ensure that the following standards of airworthiness have been complied with: (a) except as provid...
by robertw
Mon Jan 22, 2018 8:32 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Aircraft Maintenance course at 30 yrs old?
Replies: 8
Views: 713

Re: Aircraft Maintenance course at 30 yrs old?

Yes, sounds like a good route. You will definitely travel if you are working with helicopters.
by robertw
Sun Jan 21, 2018 4:06 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Aircraft Maintenance course at 30 yrs old?
Replies: 8
Views: 713

Re: Aircraft Maintenance course at 30 yrs old?

No problem. When I took my AME training back in '96, a good 10 or so were between 30 - 50 (yes, there were 2 guys pushing 50!). The trouble with a lot of apprentices these days is lack of maturity and work ethic. If you've had a good 10 years or so in the work force, you've got a leg up on a lot of ...
by robertw
Sun Jan 21, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: contact cleaner
Replies: 13
Views: 906

Re: contact cleaner

I can't recall seeing any avionics tech spray a cannon plug with WD 40 but lets hear from some who do this for a living. I have been an AME for 18 years and have never used WD40 for electrical contact cleaner or even on aircraft at all. Ground support equipment lubrication yes, but never for aircra...
by robertw
Wed Jan 17, 2018 8:03 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: OEMS Limiting Access to Maintenance Publications
Replies: 6
Views: 543

Re: OEMS Limiting Access to Maintenance Publications

DonutHole wrote:
Tue Jan 16, 2018 3:27 pm
Have the customer provide the manual
Yes, we have done that before but are trying to stay away from doing that though. As an OEM service center, it looks a bit amateurish when you don't have the manuals to do simple things like an oil filter change or basic inspection items.
by robertw
Tue Jan 16, 2018 8:52 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: OEMS Limiting Access to Maintenance Publications
Replies: 6
Views: 543

Re: OEMS Limiting Access to Maintenance Publications

Honeywell does not give a shit about Canada. The next line they'll feed you is that they are export controlled and you're s.o.l. I would go to the aircraft manufacturer next and then maybe try borrowing a set from another facility. I'm hoping they'll listen to reason. We are a customer service faci...
by robertw
Tue Jan 16, 2018 8:46 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: OEMS Limiting Access to Maintenance Publications
Replies: 6
Views: 543

Re: OEMS Limiting Access to Maintenance Publications

Interesting. Kannad recently pulled all their manuals and at the same time started a dealer program which runs several thousand dollars a year and has no other requirements. Can't get continuing airworthiness manuals without being a dealer. Checked with TC and of course they don't care if the manua...
by robertw
Mon Jan 15, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: OEMS Limiting Access to Maintenance Publications
Replies: 6
Views: 543

OEMS Limiting Access to Maintenance Publications

So a bit of a rant here... I'm trying to get a hold of some maintenance manuals for engines manufactured by Honeywell. My company has held these subscriptions in the past, but let them lapse as we did not have much action with the aircraft types for some time. Now work has rolled in the door, we've ...
by robertw
Fri Nov 24, 2017 8:03 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Canadian North Launching MMRO in 2018
Replies: 4
Views: 1255

Re: Canadian North Launching MMRO in 2018

It's always good to hear when companies are expanding! It will mean more jobs for the area. I don't know what they're like to work for, but I've never heard anything bad. Good on them for making the investment.
by robertw
Tue Nov 14, 2017 8:51 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Any opportunity of working on lycoming engines would be appreciated.
Replies: 12
Views: 1080

Re: Any opportunity of working on lycoming engines would be appreciated.

I am willing to involve and work as a helper for free. Any opportunities or advises are highly appreciated. Best regards Advice? keep your name anonymous. We don't need people in this industry working for free. I know what i would do with your resume if it ever came across my desk. Thanks for the a...
by robertw
Wed Nov 08, 2017 3:05 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Oil Analysis
Replies: 10
Views: 2017

Re: Oil Analysis

The only thing I've ever looked at on recip engine oil analysis is what metal is in the oil and then look for trends on the content of those metals. Chrome, ferrous metals, aluminum, magnesium, brass etc... All that other stuff seems like marketing propaganda to me. ISO Particle Count? Crackle test ...
by robertw
Tue Oct 03, 2017 1:40 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Aircraft maintenance rates.
Replies: 23
Views: 5886

Re: Aircraft maintenance rates.

Both AME's and AMO's are terribly underpaid. I'm an AME and work under an AMO and disagree. AME's are paid by AMO's based on their value to the company. The ones the AMO's really want to retain and have specialized skills make good money. I've seen it time and time again. The fact is that licensed ...
by robertw
Thu Sep 21, 2017 7:41 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Looking for advice on LED position lights
Replies: 11
Views: 2146

Re: Looking for advice on LED position lights

You can't just order up some new LED Nav lights as installing them would constitute a change in the type design. In this case I would think that it is a major modification per CAR 571.06, which means that you would need an STC to approve the installation of LED nav lights. There are some business je...
by robertw
Tue Sep 19, 2017 7:22 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: a problem with compass swing
Replies: 27
Views: 2954

Re: a problem with compass swing

Good, they finally added compass swing to 625 app a Ummm... Really? Where? I just read through the list of elementary work 3 times and did not see anything related to the compass anywhere. Lol *shakes head* Ah... I see. That was tongue in cheek. Humor on a forum is sometimes hard to detect for me.....
by robertw
Mon Sep 18, 2017 7:18 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: a problem with compass swing
Replies: 27
Views: 2954

Re: a problem with compass swing

DonutHole wrote:Good, they finally added compass swing to 625 app a
Ummm... Really? Where?

I just read through the list of elementary work 3 times and did not see anything related to the compass anywhere.
by robertw
Thu Aug 31, 2017 1:44 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Seeking Advice on Diagnosing Oil Consumption
Replies: 26
Views: 3074

Re: Seeking Advice on Diagnosing Oil Consumption

Best thing to do as stated in a few other posts is to de-cowl your engine, spray wash with varsol, wait until dry and run the engine for a while. Oil leaks should be easy to spot on a clean engine. It's strange that your Airwolf oil separator does not keep the oil off the belly. Are you sure it's in...
by robertw
Thu Aug 31, 2017 7:34 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: The good, the bad, and the ugly of aircraft maintenance
Replies: 7
Views: 3577

Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly of aircraft maintenance

Sleepless nights wondering if the work I did was perfect, Working that overtime shift well past 14 hours + and trying to be 100% in the game, doing the best of my ability and having management and even fellow AMEs continually nitpick as if it was a competition in one-up-man-ship!, Having to beg for...
by robertw
Wed Aug 30, 2017 3:52 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Seeking Advice on Diagnosing Oil Consumption
Replies: 26
Views: 3074

Re: Seeking Advice on Diagnosing Oil Consumption

Please whatever you do, don't clean your engine with 100LL or other gasoline. Fuel is for burning in engines. All you need is a little static electricity or other small spark and BOOM! You won't be worrying about an oil leak any more...

Use varsol, it's for cleaning oily parts.
by robertw
Fri Aug 25, 2017 2:52 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Compans swing on float plane
Replies: 13
Views: 2111

Re: Compans swing on float plane

Heliian wrote:...or just pencil whip it.
Really?! :smt018
by robertw
Fri Aug 25, 2017 2:27 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Compans swing on float plane
Replies: 13
Views: 2111

Re: Compans swing on float plane

Most small aircraft manufacturers do not spell out how to do a compass swing. You may see it in large transport category aircraft maintenance manuals. If there's a procedure in the maintenance manual, you need to do whatever it says. Otherwise AC43.13-1B Ch 12., Sec. 3, Para 12-37 lays out the accep...
by robertw
Wed Aug 16, 2017 12:20 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Oil Analysis
Replies: 10
Views: 2017

Re: Oil Analysis

Every engine is different and will show differing metal contents in the oil. What's in the oil will vary based on a number of factors like storage / operating conditions, usage, proper warm up / cool down procedures, type of oil, condition of oil and on and on... Looking at 1 lab test really isn't t...
by robertw
Fri Jun 23, 2017 9:14 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: can foreigner get AME M license in canada?
Replies: 18
Views: 9199

Re: can foreigner get AME M license in canada?

Sorry, no political correctness from me. Just the truth. Our country was built on the backs of immigrants, there is no way to deny that. Wages are not "piss poor" as you state. Wages for AME's range between $25.00 / hr - $45.00 / hr. There are lots of people who make a living on less than that. Don'...
by robertw
Fri Jun 23, 2017 7:44 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: can foreigner get AME M license in canada?
Replies: 18
Views: 9199

Re: can foreigner get AME M license in canada?

so i was a student a long time ago and wondered about working overseas i have worked overseas and found it a challenge but i don't understand why everybody that is not from Canada wants to work here Is it better in Canada cause of the wages or the life style ? or do you just want to get you family ...

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