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by shaynemarshallporath
Mon Dec 14, 2020 8:34 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Propeller Nicks - Repair or let be ??
Replies: 17
Views: 1214

Re: Propeller Nicks - Repair or let be ??

The old procedure of "burnishing" the metal blade with a heavy steel rod was found to create more problems in the end, it made it smooth but didn't relieve the stresses and could trap inclusions in the blade. Perhaps it was thought that minor imperfections ( not nicks) were smoothed out A...
by shaynemarshallporath
Sun Dec 13, 2020 12:15 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Propeller Nicks - Repair or let be ??
Replies: 17
Views: 1214

Re: Propeller Nicks - Repair or let be ??

With the cost of fixed and CS prop blades and overhauls these days why doesn't the manufacturers come up with better LE protections ( I have tape on my C-150 and you can buy approved stuff but i am talking a better solution)
by shaynemarshallporath
Sat Dec 12, 2020 8:26 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Anti-Gravity
Replies: 22
Views: 1768

Re: Anti-Gravity

It's a long long ways to April 1st !
by shaynemarshallporath
Sat Dec 12, 2020 8:02 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Propeller Nicks - Repair or let be ??
Replies: 17
Views: 1214

Re: Propeller Nicks - Repair or let be ??

In the "good" ole days crusty old AMEs used to roll the nicks off the leading edge :roll:
by shaynemarshallporath
Fri Dec 11, 2020 11:37 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: What questions to ask and be cautious of when buying an aircraft?
Replies: 75
Views: 2398

Re: What questions to ask and be cautious of when buying an aircraft?

Agree fully with the last 2 posts ! If there is a large exhaust leak at 60/80 you should investigate! BUT it may only be the extra heat that causes the head of the valve to break off when there is excessive erosion of the valve stem and radius!
by shaynemarshallporath
Sun Dec 06, 2020 9:33 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: What questions to ask and be cautious of when buying an aircraft?
Replies: 75
Views: 2398

Re: What questions to ask and be cautious of when buying an aircraft?

It is wise to pull ALL cyls midtime on an engine OH cycle especially when they need it (60/80 exhaust leakage, oil fouling oil consumption ) and toss away or overhaul. Midtime may be 1200 hrs on a engine that has a 1800 hr O/H cycle recommended by the manufacture A galling lifter will grind down a c...
by shaynemarshallporath
Sun Dec 06, 2020 8:20 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: AD research for private A/C
Replies: 24
Views: 1616

Re: AD research for private A/C

I do a full ad search both TC, and Foreign.... I put them in groups by applicability, then I go through the books to find when they have been done. I do up a complete list with times dates of compliance(have AME check) then I print a sticky paper, and put in the Tech log, and journey log. I also hig...
by shaynemarshallporath
Sat Dec 05, 2020 8:55 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: What questions to ask and be cautious of when buying an aircraft?
Replies: 75
Views: 2398

Re: What questions to ask and be cautious of when buying an aircraft?

I don't think it's a danger, but I took the trouble to have the exhaust removed on an engine because of a leaking gasket, and lo and behold a stud failed- the exhaust not having been removed in 1800 hours. My AME preferred to have it properly fixed, so off comes the cylinder and away it goes to the...
by shaynemarshallporath
Sat Dec 05, 2020 11:37 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: What questions to ask and be cautious of when buying an aircraft?
Replies: 75
Views: 2398

Re: What questions to ask and be cautious of when buying an aircraft?

I normally recommend that the buyer only have half the cylinders do a leak-down test !!!
by shaynemarshallporath
Sat Dec 05, 2020 11:36 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: What questions to ask and be cautious of when buying an aircraft?
Replies: 75
Views: 2398

Re: What questions to ask and be cautious of when buying an aircraft?

Ideally one cylinder should be removed to get a good look at the camshaft.
With 1 cyl off you can look at 50% of the cam lobes with 2 cyls off ( on a 4 cyl engine ) you can look at 100% of the cam lobes !
by shaynemarshallporath
Sat Dec 05, 2020 11:34 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: What questions to ask and be cautious of when buying an aircraft?
Replies: 75
Views: 2398

Re: What questions to ask and be cautious of when buying an aircraft?

I would just remark that no seller in their right mind would allow a cylinder removal as part of a pre-buy. I have pulled cyls on a Pre-purchase inspection I have ALSO pulled cyls and recommended it on MY OWN A/C that i was selling ! I suppose you are the type of person who would not allow a buyer ...
by shaynemarshallporath
Fri Dec 04, 2020 6:02 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: A Gentle Wirestrike
Replies: 1
Views: 930

Re: A Gentle Wirestrike

After assessing the landing site, which was located
under a set of power lines,
Sounds like SMS-risk assessment did their homework ( assessment lol ) !
by shaynemarshallporath
Fri Dec 04, 2020 12:03 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: What questions to ask and be cautious of when buying an aircraft?
Replies: 75
Views: 2398

Re: What questions to ask and be cautious of when buying an aircraft?

I briefly perused some replies all good but then i thought ( if you go to fight an unfair lawsuit in court, would you represent yourself or hire a good lawyer) Well, for the first time in my life, i am forced to go to court about a residential matter and WILL get a lawyer. So this thought came to me...
by shaynemarshallporath
Thu Dec 03, 2020 8:56 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: AD research for private A/C
Replies: 24
Views: 1616

Re: AD research for private A/C

There won't be many AD's in 5 years.....that should not take hours and hours.
That's right it would take minutes!
by shaynemarshallporath
Wed Dec 02, 2020 8:51 pm
Forum: Homebuilders
Topic: Complete fwf change
Replies: 7
Views: 816

Re: Complete fwf change

Well, it sounds like you are half way there ! If the plans do call up to 150 hp and weight is not an issue, you need to conform to standard practices and make sure the paperwork is in order ( see last post) There should be someone who can assist you in PM here on avcanada TC will likely look at it a...
by shaynemarshallporath
Wed Dec 02, 2020 4:50 pm
Forum: Homebuilders
Topic: Complete fwf change
Replies: 7
Views: 816

Re: Complete fwf change

WHY ? I have owned many CH series A/C They are a poor man's RV and investing loads of $ FWF is like putting a $10,000 dress on a pig ! The CH 200 was designed for a 100 hp engine. A better fit would be a CH250-300 ( I have the -300 one) The mod can be done with the help of an AME or through establis...
by shaynemarshallporath
Mon Nov 23, 2020 11:08 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: AD research for private A/C
Replies: 24
Views: 1616

Re: AD research for private A/C

so thank you for what you do Shayne.
Your welcome !
by shaynemarshallporath
Mon Nov 23, 2020 11:06 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: AD research for private A/C
Replies: 24
Views: 1616

Re: AD research for private A/C

So if I bring you an aircraft for inspection, you'd prefer I do the AD work myself instead of paying you to do it? Seems like a strange way to run a business but if it's working for you that's great. I would prefer that the 50 yr old A/C has an up to date Ad research list ( like within the last 5 y...
by shaynemarshallporath
Mon Nov 23, 2020 10:35 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: AD research for private A/C
Replies: 24
Views: 1616

Re: AD research for private A/C

An owner cannot delegate responsibility to an AME, but they can certainly delegate the work to you. How much do you charge per hour to research ADs and create an AD history? I am responsible for doing the Ad research, when the owner delegates it to me. Does that sound better for you ? I charge $50....
by shaynemarshallporath
Mon Nov 23, 2020 10:31 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: AD research for private A/C
Replies: 24
Views: 1616

Re: AD research for private A/C

If there are historic ADs outstanding, blame the owner. Why would i put myself in an adverse relationship with a customer? Here is a reply, today, from a first time customer that i have never met before and who doesn't know me when i sent an inspection (snag) report to him: "Excellent news! Yo...

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