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by J31
Sat Feb 27, 2021 4:42 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: 172 flap detents at 15/25 instead of 10/20
Replies: 13
Views: 1047

Re: 172 flap detents at 15/25 instead of 10/20

Your AME is wrong. You better get a current maintenance manual.
by J31
Thu Feb 25, 2021 9:58 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: 172 flap detents at 15/25 instead of 10/20
Replies: 13
Views: 1047

Re: 172 flap detents at 15/25 instead of 10/20

Your flap lever and cutouts are correct! The top of the flap lever indicates the flap selection/travel, so to get 10 degrees you select the flap lever to the bottom of the first cutout. The top of the lever will indicate 10 degrees flap and that should correspond with the actual flap angle. Same fo...
by J31
Thu Feb 25, 2021 9:18 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Latest Cessna tail AD
Replies: 5
Views: 302

Re: Latest Cessna tail AD

Yes this has been an issue since the first 180's rolled off the assembly line in 1953. Good regular inspections and knowledge of what to look for will catch those problems. But it appears the knowledge part has been lacking which the AD will shine a light on. With aging aircraft the issue is more pr...
by J31
Wed Feb 24, 2021 5:51 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: 172 flap detents at 15/25 instead of 10/20
Replies: 13
Views: 1047

Re: 172 flap detents at 15/25 instead of 10/20

Your flap lever and cutouts are correct! The top of the flap lever indicates the flap selection/travel, so to get 10 degrees you select the flap lever to the bottom of the first cutout. The top of the lever will indicate 10 degrees flap and that should correspond with the actual flap angle. Same for...
by J31
Wed Feb 24, 2021 5:24 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Latest Cessna tail AD
Replies: 5
Views: 302

Re: Latest Cessna tail AD

AD 2020-21-22 https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2020/11/02/2020-24046/airworthiness-directives-textron-aviation-inc-airplanes The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Textron Aviation Inc. (Textron) Models 180, 180A, 180B, 180C, 180D, 180E, 180F, 180G, 180H, 180J, 180K,...
by J31
Tue Feb 23, 2021 7:08 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: O-200 cold weather starting
Replies: 28
Views: 1291

Re: O-200 cold weather starting

So for cold weather starts I suggest carb heat on, primer armed to help keep it going and at least 1000 RPM. The carburetor is low in the cowling with very little engine heat to help with atomization of the fuel. So with carb heat on you reduce the amount of cold air blasting into the carburetor. I...
by J31
Thu Feb 18, 2021 11:26 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Carb fire season
Replies: 21
Views: 1399

Re: Carb fire season

You may not be getting a strong spark. I would suggest checking the magneto internal point gap and timing to the engine.

If you have not had the mags apart in a while you might be surprised what you find! :smt040 :cry:
by J31
Thu Feb 18, 2021 11:17 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: O-200 cold weather starting
Replies: 28
Views: 1291

Re: O-200 cold weather starting

Back to the thread. The 0-200 does not make much heat at full power let alone idle. So for cold weather starts I suggest carb heat on, primer armed to help keep it going and at least 1000 RPM. The carburetor is low in the cowling with very little engine heat to help with atomization of the fuel. So ...
by J31
Thu Feb 18, 2021 11:17 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: O-200 cold weather starting
Replies: 28
Views: 1291

Re: O-200 cold weather starting

ahramin wrote: Wed Feb 17, 2021 8:51 pm J31 could you post a picture of this sticker please?
It was a long time ago and I did not take pictures.
by J31
Wed Feb 17, 2021 10:19 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: O-200 cold weather starting
Replies: 28
Views: 1291

Re: O-200 cold weather starting

Consider your vacuum pump as you consider turning your engine backward. I avoid turning engines backward... My vacuum pump sits on a shelf in my hangar, along with the other aviation relics... :). Fair point about vacuum pump vanes, but I have never heard from someone directly who has broken one......
by J31
Sat Feb 13, 2021 11:15 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Kobe Bryant chopper crash
Replies: 118
Views: 14387

Re: Kobe Bryant chopper crash

I agree Schooner! I’d have to go back and look at the facts but I would think if your flying a multimillionaire around you would want to do so in the safest way possible (go IFR, decline the flight and let him get driven?). If you have to get a clearance and go up and get him to an airport IFR then...
by J31
Thu Dec 24, 2020 3:22 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: B-17 down in Connecticut
Replies: 13
Views: 3489

Re: B-17 down in Connecticut

No oversight by the FAA. Poor to non existent maintenance. Poor to no training of crew members. No emergency briefing for passengers. Very experienced B17 pilot with virtually no recurrent emergency training. The list goes on, showing a very damning picture of Collings Foundation "Living Histor...
by J31
Sun Dec 13, 2020 4:22 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Thread For Incidents Involving Gear Malfunctions
Replies: 5
Views: 1179

Re: Thread For Incidents Involving Gear Malfunctions

C-FWYO, an Airco Aircraft Charters Ltd. Beech A100, was operating as flight AR128 from Edmonton (CYEG), AB to Kelowna (CYLW), BC with 2 crew and 3 passengers and 2000 pounds of fuel on board. The flight departed CYEG utilizing runway 20 at 1415 MST. After departure, the flight crew selected the lan...
by J31
Wed Dec 09, 2020 9:57 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: CJ525 Attention Getter
Replies: 5
Views: 1338

Re: CJ525 Attention Getter

Previous event On 16 March 2019 at 1306 hrs, while flying from Buffalo (USA) to Goose Bay (Canada), the aircraft experienced an uncommanded roll to the left, and the atlas inop button illuminated. The pilot described the roll as less severe than the incident on 13 April 2019, with a maximum bank ang...
by J31
Tue Dec 08, 2020 5:37 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: I Always Wondered About the Arrow Manual Gear Extension
Replies: 11
Views: 1000

Re: I Always Wondered About the Arrow Manual Gear Extension

I suspect this Arrow had weak springs that could not overcome the air loads. It appears from the original report that none of the gear came down, which makes me think that there is more to it. You are right. Very simple system so very odd that it ended upon its belly. Most likely unrelated but I ha...
by J31
Mon Dec 07, 2020 6:47 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: I Always Wondered About the Arrow Manual Gear Extension
Replies: 11
Views: 1000

Re: I Always Wondered About the Arrow Manual Gear Extension

I suspect this Arrow had weak springs that could not overcome the air loads.
by J31
Sun Nov 29, 2020 2:17 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Use the Autofeather
Replies: 32
Views: 2666

Re: Use the Autofeather

Was "Auto Feather" a option or mod on the DHC-6 100, 200 and 300? All the 100, 200, and 300's I flew did NOT have "Auto Feather".
by J31
Sun Nov 29, 2020 2:08 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Use the Autofeather
Replies: 32
Views: 2666

Re: Use the Autofeather

At the risk of hijacking the auto feather thread, but! :smt040 The temperature landing weight restrictions are on Series 1, 100, and 200. Made for poor "legal" landing numbers on short hauls! Did not stop many operators running a bit overweight :wink: I stand corrected on the tire pressure...
by J31
Sun Nov 29, 2020 11:31 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Use the Autofeather
Replies: 32
Views: 2666

Re: Use the Autofeather

...there is one instance of [Twin Otter] reduced T/O weight and I believe that's structural at colder than -40 due to landing gear. Maybe that's changed as well. I have not read or heard of such a restriction before, nor am I aware of technical bulletins or operator advisories about such a landing ...

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