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by GA MX Trainer Dude
Sat Dec 10, 2016 10:08 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Twin Engine PT6 rigging
Replies: 21
Views: 7930

Re: Twin Engine PT6 rigging

This is still there.

viewtopic.php?t=86178

Regards,
MX
by GA MX Trainer Dude
Tue Feb 24, 2015 11:30 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Deregulation in Canada
Replies: 21
Views: 3620

Re: Deregulation in Canada

chu me Boris Karloff could have been the Prime Minister for all it mattered!! The simple fact is that for decades operators had been complaining - very vocally in some cases like Canadian Pacific Airlines and Pacific Western Airlines - and the general consensus when I first entered the Canadian avia...
by GA MX Trainer Dude
Mon Feb 23, 2015 3:23 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Deregulation in Canada
Replies: 21
Views: 3620

Re: Deregulation in Canada

Chu Me Thanks for reminding me of Bill C-18 - like you I lived through the process - having worked in the industry since 1973. As is usual the Bill got passed after the deed was actually done and the process was designed to be gradual. New regulation introduced in 1986 Bill C-18) - finalized in 1988...
by GA MX Trainer Dude
Thu Feb 19, 2015 4:51 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Deregulation in Canada
Replies: 21
Views: 3620

Re: Deregulation in Canada

Deregulation – some good things – some not so good things!! Before deregulation the aviation industry consisted of two groups – the big guys and the little guys. Since the big guys had the government in their deep pockets – especially the government corporation of Trans Canada Air / Air Canada and ...
by GA MX Trainer Dude
Tue Jan 06, 2015 8:15 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Cautionary Tale - Training and Checklists
Replies: 28
Views: 2871

Re: Cautionary Tale - Training and Checklists

I Must Have Been Asleep During The Lecture on “How To Fly in a Part 91 Operation Without Using The Approved Checklist”!!!! From what I understand regarding this incident: King Air B200 – operated under Part 91 rules Single pilot operation IFR flight plan Personal flight Pilot is Multi - IFR – Comme...
by GA MX Trainer Dude
Sun Jan 04, 2015 9:42 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Cautionary Tale - Training and Checklists
Replies: 28
Views: 2871

Re: Cautionary Tale - Training and Checklists

Criminal Negligence

The failure to use reasonable care to avoid consequences that threaten or harm the safety of the public and that are the foreseeable outcome of acting in a particular manner.



It is what it is!!

Mx
by GA MX Trainer Dude
Sun Jan 04, 2015 9:34 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Cautionary Tale - Training and Checklists
Replies: 28
Views: 2871

Re: Cautionary Tale - Training and Checklists

ACN: 1120983 (1 of 1) Time / Day Date : 201309 Local Time Of Day : 0601-1200 Place Locale Reference.Airport : ZZZ.Airport State Reference : US Relative Position.Distance.Nautical Miles : 30 Altitude.MSL.Single Value : 13000 Environment Flight Conditions : Mixed Weather Elements / Visibility.Visibili...
by GA MX Trainer Dude
Tue Dec 30, 2014 4:10 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Dornier on floats
Replies: 22
Views: 5479

Re: Dornier on floats

Didn't realize they did both a Walter turbine, a Lycoming turbine, and a PT-6 Conversion!!!

Looks like a cool aircraft for skydivers!!!


http://1000aircraftphotos.com/Contribut ... /10303.htm


Mx


Edit to add Lycoming turbine
by GA MX Trainer Dude
Tue Dec 30, 2014 3:13 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Prop bolts
Replies: 9
Views: 2086

Re: Prop bolts

Bede Propeller Bolts for Wood Fixed Pitch Propeller Wood propellers require a balance between too loose and to tight in regards to the clamping force of the fasteners as applied to the hub faces. The correct torque on the fasteners will produce a clamping force sufficient to prevent movement of the ...
by GA MX Trainer Dude
Tue Dec 23, 2014 10:07 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Dornier on floats
Replies: 22
Views: 5479

Re: Dornier on floats

Flaps 78 Do you remember "Don Hamilton?" - not the one who owned Airspray but was chief pilot for Northward etc.?? Link to his book here: http://www.flyingoverloaded.ca/index.html and here: http://www.flyingoverloaded.ca/author.html Link to an upside down Dornier here: http://www.flyingoverloaded.ca...
by GA MX Trainer Dude
Tue Dec 23, 2014 9:32 am
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Dornier on floats
Replies: 22
Views: 5479

Re: Dornier on floats

BWL IIRC Hamilton Aviation ( The Late Don Hamilton of Airspray) in Edmonton was one of - or the only distributor for the Dornier Aircraft back in the late 50s and 60s. Production list for the DO 28 aircraft here; http://www.siai-marchetti.nl/do28.html There seem to be 4 aircraft that might fit your ...
by GA MX Trainer Dude
Wed Jul 16, 2014 5:27 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Wind turbines around airports
Replies: 95
Views: 8251

Re: Wind turbines around airports

Yup - The Silo is gone - but this old girl didn't have much problem today with the wind turbines!!

PITA for photography!!

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Mx
by GA MX Trainer Dude
Sun Jul 13, 2014 3:19 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Mosquito!
Replies: 17
Views: 1598

Re: Mosquito!

For Mosquitoes in particular, I think when restoring them, the further gone they are, the more appropriate it is to make them airworthy, since that would involve a new airframe more or less, with the metal parts restored. If there was an example with the original airframe still able to hold up its ...
by GA MX Trainer Dude
Sat Jul 12, 2014 2:21 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Mosquito!
Replies: 17
Views: 1598

Re: Mosquito!

Looks and sounds even nicer in flight!!


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Mx
by GA MX Trainer Dude
Sun Jun 29, 2014 12:57 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: C-208B start temp
Replies: 32
Views: 2803

Re: C-208B start temp

Boreas Would you get a Gen Amps readout if this was the case? If so, you could easily confirm the situation. Not that I have ever seen. My understanding of the effect is that the generator windings act as a "Dynamic Brake" that works against the starter effort. In the same way for example as the gea...
by GA MX Trainer Dude
Sat Jun 28, 2014 2:00 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: C-208B start temp
Replies: 32
Views: 2803

Re: C-208B start temp

Andy mtl I don't have a lot of time on the 208 but I do have 40 years on PT6 engines. All of the installations that I have seen include a "Field Disconnect Relay" - or something similar but called a different name - that is installed in the "Generator" Field circuit. The purpose of the disconnect re...
by GA MX Trainer Dude
Fri Jun 20, 2014 12:47 am
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Trans Air Twin Otter God's Lake Narrow's, MB
Replies: 7
Views: 1866

Re: Trans Air Twin Otter God's Lake Narrow's, MB

Lots of fuelling out of drums… dunno what the big deal is. The skinny line leading into the cockpit in the first picture is connected to the bleed air system and one engine is run to supply the air pressure through a regulator to pressurize the fuel drum. Pressure pushes fuel up the standpipe and t...
by GA MX Trainer Dude
Mon May 12, 2014 1:19 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Ways of Obtaining M1
Replies: 9
Views: 970

Re: Ways of Obtaining M1

Lethal Hobo The short answer is NO!!! with a possible YES!!! TC decided many years ago that the information that you need to become an Aircraft Maintenance Engineer was important enough that you needed to complete and pass an "Approved" course. Now your post speaks to "Attending" a course - which I ...
by GA MX Trainer Dude
Fri May 02, 2014 12:29 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Running hot
Replies: 16
Views: 1093

Re: Running hot

Check the piston ring end gaps.

I had a cylinder turn blue on the initial run-in due to this problem and it was only the 1 cylinder that was affected. I don't remember if it was the top one but on choked cylinders it is often the culprit.

Mx
by GA MX Trainer Dude
Thu May 01, 2014 1:21 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: If you had 2 weeks gas money and a 185 on straight floats...
Replies: 18
Views: 1945

Re: If you had 2 weeks gas money and a 185 on straight float

CamAero Thanks for the old Cessna 180 photo with the SS Klondike!!! Brought back some memories. Here is a picture of the Klondike in 1957 - Whitehorse - this was when they had all been removed from service - and before the Klondike was moved and of course the big fire. Aviation content!! That's me w...
by GA MX Trainer Dude
Thu May 01, 2014 12:44 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Barkley-Grow
Replies: 148
Views: 91697

Re: Barkley-Grow

Here is a photo of the Barkley Grow wing structure - taken in 2007.


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Definitely not a simple 2 spar system!!

Mx
by GA MX Trainer Dude
Wed Feb 26, 2014 2:11 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Why should you preheat the engine in winter?
Replies: 10
Views: 1208

Re: Why should you preheat the engine in winter?

In all my time in the cold I do not ever remember only heating the oil!! On aircraft like the DC-3 etc. that had separate oil tanks that were usually aft of the firewall we has two ducts from the Herman that were used. One went into the engine side of the firewall under those nice oil soaked engine ...
by GA MX Trainer Dude
Wed Feb 26, 2014 1:17 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Dumb Drums
Replies: 17
Views: 2965

Re: Dumb Drums

You can blame the size on the width across a war horses' A$$. Road beds and rail tracks all come back to the ruts left by the wheels of a chariot!! Somewhere there is a writeup about the process but it comes down to the inside dimensions of a standard boxcar being about 9 feet wide by 11 feet high. ...
by GA MX Trainer Dude
Tue Feb 25, 2014 2:14 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: NG Governing on a PT6
Replies: 6
Views: 2307

Re: NG Governing on a PT6

DAX The gas generator speed is controlled by 2 things - the setting of the fuel control governor - which has a maximum speed adjustment that is set mechanically and the action of the fuel topping governor that controls the gas generator speed as a function of the propeller speed. So it is very impor...
by GA MX Trainer Dude
Wed Feb 19, 2014 10:46 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Lamb Air Bristol
Replies: 5
Views: 3354

Re: Lamb Air Bristol

Antique Pilot That should be CF-WAC Lambair had just bought the aircraft from Max Ward - had only put about 35 hours on it!! According to "My Life In The North" by Jack Lamb - Bob Shinnie was the driver and the aircraft wandered off the runway center line - hit a pile of frozen mud and collapsed the...

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