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Christopher Gill created a new topic ' ADSB-OUT' in the forum. 12 hours 11 minutes ago

I have a C-150, L model- Need to get ADS-B out installed. I see in Cessna Flyer magazine TRIG advertises a unit (model TT31), basically calling it plug n play- (replaces my KT76a mode C) is this all I need, or is there more to it?
Thanks, Chris

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TERRENCE TERRILL created a new topic ' Starter Solenoid' in the forum. 21 hours 40 minutes ago

We have a 68 182M. We tried to start it and the prop moved 1/4 turn, prop stopped and the solenoid just clicked. Replaced battery, cleaned all contacts, benched tested starter and still does same thing. at wits end. Ideas?

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all for $500.00. Removed from 1974 182 P for PPonk upgrade. approximately 200 hrs on backing plate and lug rings. Spinner is original and has been chromed and needs polishing. Spinner has an approxamently 1/4 inch stop drilled crack at center of the prop blade cut out. Pictures on request.
I also have lots of old avionics which were removed for a panel upgrade including fairly new plastic instrument panel overlays with post lights.
if your interested please contact my private email:


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Airforms, Inc. Awarded EASA STC Approval for Installation of High Strength Wheel Hardware on C208/208B Main Wheels
BIG LAKE, ALASKA | June 12, 2017

WASILLA, ALASKA, 2-June-17– Airforms, Inc. is pleased to announce it has received EASA Approval for a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) that allows the replacement of the standard AN5 wheel bolts and hardware on Caravan main wheels with high strength Mil-Spec bolts and hardware. The EASA STC Number is 10062054.

“We have received numerous requests for assistance from Caravan operators that have experienced problems with wheel fretting caused by hardware elongating or, in extreme cases, shearing of the wheel bolts themselves. This has been particularly prevalent with aircraft operating at high weights with gross weight increase kits. The stronger Mil-Spec hardware greatly reduces the incidence of wheel damage for these operators,” said Steve Hunter, Sales and Marketing Executive for Airforms.

This STC has previously been approved by the FAA (STC # SA02410AK), and is now approved for the European market.

Highlights of the STC include:

Bolts available in standard length (058), or longer length (060) for use with brake disc spacer
Kits include high strength bolts, washers and nuts
Eligible for all S/N aircraft, Cessna model 208 and 208B
Available as a kit, or buy STC and hardware separately
Precision fit – bolts and hardware fit identically
STC Approved by FAA and EASA

Airforms is the world’s leading supplier of replacement engine baffles for a wide range of general aviation aircraft; products also include an expanding line of turboprop aircraft PMA parts, STCs, and hard to source parts for fleet operators. Airforms maintains an FAA approved manufacturing system for PMA parts.

For more information, including a secure online marketplace and catalog, visit www.airforms.biz. Airforms operates from 7 AM to 7 PM CST business days and can be reached directly at 907-357-8244.

Download our official press release (PDF) here: AIRFORMS INC PRESS RELEASE 9-June-17 – C208-208B Wheel Bolt EASA STC

This part is available in our online store at this link: C208/208B Wheel Bolt STC & Bolts

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STEVE ELLS replied to the topic 'Plane Camping - Generators' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

Hi JW;
I talked to my camping and motor home equipment expert and he told me that he has tried selling all kinds of small generators at his store and none of the others have stood up as well as the small Honda generators.
I think you will find a good deal at AirVenture (Oshkosh). Honda has had a display there for years.

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STEVE ELLS replied to the topic 'IO-520 hot cylinders' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

The only other thing that could cause the randomness of your hot cylinders is intake leaks. An intake leak allows the fuel air mixture to become lean (too little fuel; too much air) which will cause cylinders to run hot.

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Ryan Barker replied to the topic 'IO-520 hot cylinders' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

Excellent points and much appreciated--we'll have them check all of the above

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STEVE ELLS replied to the topic 'IO-520 hot cylinders' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

This engine should not be this hot. If I were running the maintenance on it I would make sure the magneto ignition timing is set to specs and that the take off fuel flows are at the top end of the range. All the procedures for both these tasks are in Continental Motors bulletin M-0. Down load this entire bulletin--it's big--from the Continental Motors website at www.ContinentalMotors.aero.

I would insist that your technician use calibrated gauges for the fuel flow settings and that he./she use the magneto timing procedures detailed in M-0.
Let's get these basic set up parameters dialed in and then if you still have a hot engine, we can trouble-shoot from there. But without these baseline settings dialed in, trouble shooting is a waste of time.

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Christopher Gill replied to the topic 'electrical drain' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

Hello All,

Sorry I did not report this sooner- but the problem I had with my battery constantly draining, even to the point my radios would fail in flight, was the two contact points on the alternator--- a mechanic found it in 10 minutes.. The two wires on the alternator were so close that as soon as the engine was warm, they would arc, basically telling the alternator there was enough charge, so even though the alternator worked fine, it was getting the signal to stop charging (??). That is how I understand it- anyway, the problem was fixed by installing boots on each terminal on the alternator... Problem has been gone for months;)
Chris

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Ryan Barker replied to the topic 'IO-520 hot cylinders' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

The GAMI's helped a little bit, but on takeoff we still have to dial the RPM back quickly from full RPM (2850 in the case of the IO520L) to 2500. If we do this at ~500' AGL or first turn out of traffic (whichever comes first) we can usually keep the CHTs for 2 and 3 below 400°. Twice now we've had to also bring the power back to 25" IOT keep the temps <400°.

We only cruise climb at 500 fpm or less with the cowl flaps all the way open as well.

When we had the GAMI's installed the IA checked the baffling for us and said he thought it looked good. I'm starting to wonder if this isn't just normal for this engine or if our mixture isn't rich enough at full.

On the flip side, we can now run comfortably LOP with a ~50° spread and all CHT's below 380°.

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STEVE ELLS replied to the topic 'Plane Camping - Generators' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

You might try posting your question on the "airplane camping" page on Facebook.

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STEVE ELLS replied to the topic 'IO-520 hot cylinders' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

Have you made any progress in cooling off your cylinders? Did installing the GAMI injectors help??

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DONALD ELLSWORTH replied to the topic 'IO-520 hot cylinders' in the forum. 3 weeks ago

I am an A&P, with about 50 years, in general aviation. The issue, I have found, is Improper, baffle, sealing, and aged, old stiff baffle seals. The best is, the silicon based seals, and cut outs in proper places, to direct air to the correct areas. The use clear silicone, to seal up any opening, areas around cylinders, oil cooler, baffles, so when, the cowl, is installed correctly, the ram air through the front of the cowl, make the air, go between the cylinders, and NOT anywhere else.

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Jeff Strouse replied to the topic 'Tempest Oil Can easy Drain' in the forum. 3 weeks ago

See you at Oshkosh!

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DOUGLAS VINCENT replied to the topic 'Tempest Oil Can easy Drain' in the forum. 3 weeks ago

Thanks for the reply. That is what I think. Sure woudl be nice, but doubt if I have room.

May have to wait until Oshkosh to actually see one at thir booth.

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Jeff Strouse replied to the topic 'Tempest Oil Can easy Drain' in the forum. 3 weeks ago

Hi Doug,
I have a 210 with the TSIO520 with an inner-cooler. I barely have room to twist off the oil filter with my hands, I did check and I don't have room to place that tool around the filter. It's a good Idea for those that have room. I guess I'll have to continue using rags!!

Jeff

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Jeff Strouse replied to the topic 'IO-520 hot cylinders' in the forum. 3 weeks ago

Hi,
I own a C T210 and have been operating it for 16 years. Baffling is extremely important as Steve says. Make sure you plug any opening on the baffling no matter how small. A very knowledgeable mechanic friend had me do a light test in the engine compartment. If you can see any light coming through the baffling plug it with high temp RTV.
I also had a plugged #6 injector that the JPI engine monitor alerted me to. The EGT and CHT were all reading normal after after takeoff until 1000 ft then the EGT ran up and down the scale then went blank. I returned to the airport immediately. I did a run up after landing, the JPI #6 cylinder was still blank but the engine ran smooth. I had a mechanic look at the engine. He removed the oil filter and it looked as if it was full of sand. We then removed the #6 cylinder and it was destroyed as was the piston due to detonation from plugged injector. That resulted in an engine change, prop and governor overhaul, turbo charger overhaul and three months without an airplane. It could have been worse.
On another occasion, I just replaced the original Slick mags with Bendix mags. I had the #5 and the #3 cylinders running hot, the #5 was the worst, 420 degrees on climb out and 380 in cruise. I tried everything and running out of ideas. I decided to retime the magnetos and that solved the problem. All the cylinders are running cooler and so am I!!!

Good Luck
Jeff Strouse

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DOUGLAS VINCENT created a new topic ' Tempest Oil Can easy Drain' in the forum. 3 weeks ago

June eddition of Cessna Flyer pg 35 has an advertisement for aTempest Easy Drain. It is to drain the oil filter, presumably while on the Aoircraft.

Does any one have one or know if it will work on a 210 with a TSIO520?

Looks good, but I have acloset full of toys purchased to make life easier that do not work.

Doug

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