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by dstates
Wed Apr 10, 2024 11:10 am
Forum: The Hangar
Topic: Broken rudder return spring
Replies: 5
Views: 254

Re: Broken rudder return spring

Here is another thread about rudder return springs. I had good luck replacing them using some safety wire to pull back and to the side to get mine installed.
viewtopic.php?t=15024


Doug
by dstates
Tue Feb 27, 2024 12:22 pm
Forum: The Hangar
Topic: Primer Knob Spins
Replies: 4
Views: 424

Re: Primer Knob Spins

Gary,

Those pictures are gold. They explain the situation perfectly. Thanks for taking the time to share. I'll ponder on my options now that I have more info.

Doug
by dstates
Fri Feb 23, 2024 1:28 pm
Forum: The Hangar
Topic: Primer Knob Spins
Replies: 4
Views: 424

Primer Knob Spins

Below are a couple pictures of my primer plunger. The plunger portion works great, but when I go to rotate the plunger to lock the primer the plastic knob just spins on the shaft. I end up having to wiggle it while trying to rotate it to get it locked. Does anyone know how the plastic knob is attach...
by dstates
Tue Feb 20, 2024 12:36 pm
Forum: The Pilot Lounge
Topic: Aircraft purchasing suggestions
Replies: 6
Views: 567

Re: Aircraft purchasing suggestions

Like mentioned earlier... get aircraft registration and airworthiness documentation from the FAA for free and immediately on their new website.

See this post.

viewtopic.php?p=152978
by dstates
Sun Dec 31, 2023 2:31 am
Forum: The Pilot Lounge
Topic: AUTOPILOT
Replies: 19
Views: 49219

Re: AUTOPILOT

This plane was at Garmin’s booth at Oshkosh. I spoke to the Garmin autopilot program manager there. That plane has a space waiting for the autopilot panel, but Garmin had not started the 170 certification program yet. This plane owner is just “ready to go”. Garmin plans on getting an STC for the 170...
by dstates
Fri Dec 01, 2023 12:48 pm
Forum: The Hangar
Topic: How to see Aircraft Records, Mantenance, Registration and so much more, FREE and instantly
Replies: 10
Views: 96793

Re: How to see Aircraft Records, Mantenance, Registration and so much more, FREE and instantly

I've also used this site after talking to a FAA aircraft registration employee at Oshkosh this year. She said they are not "advertising" it yet because not all the features are done, but the airworthiness portion is ready. I've used it to make sure my 337's make it to OKC and I showed a fr...
by dstates
Mon Oct 30, 2023 11:31 am
Forum: The Pilot Lounge
Topic: FAA VARMA program
Replies: 1
Views: 14438

Re: FAA VARMA program

Here is some discussion...

viewtopic.php?t=16461
by dstates
Wed Oct 04, 2023 3:23 pm
Forum: The Hangar
Topic: FAA CARES - Online Registration (& Records) Services
Replies: 2
Views: 15781

Re: FAA CARES - Online Registration Services

Doug, Thanks for posting this! It needs to placed as a “sticky note” in the Mx Library. It answers my question to Harlow in the recent discussion regarding removing fuel pumps on 1948 C-170s. STCs prior to October 1, 1955 are considered approved data rather than just acceptable data. So, if one can...
by dstates
Wed Oct 04, 2023 12:00 pm
Forum: The Hangar
Topic: FAA CARES - Online Registration (& Records) Services
Replies: 2
Views: 15781

FAA CARES - Online Registration (& Records) Services

I spoke to the aircraft registration representative at the FAA hangar at Oshkosh and she told me about a new site the FAA has created. Instead of requesting a CD with all of the aircraft registry and airworthiness info (for $10 and then wait for it in the mail), you can now get all of that online, f...
by dstates
Fri Sep 29, 2023 8:58 pm
Forum: Events/Fly-ins
Topic: Oshkosh C170 Pictures
Replies: 5
Views: 21926

Re: Oshkosh C170 Pictures

I think the 170 in this post is George’s.

https://www.facebook.com/10006431897640 ... tid=cr9u03
by dstates
Mon Sep 11, 2023 5:56 pm
Forum: The Hangar
Topic: Fuel guage repair
Replies: 40
Views: 64355

Re: Fuel guage repair

GAHorn wrote:
Doug, I wonder if “warming” that aluminum rod might make it more pliable…. :cry:
Aircraft Spruce replaced it with no issue. I got the second one bent and they have been working great for 3 years now.

Doug
by dstates
Fri Sep 01, 2023 8:14 pm
Forum: The Hangar
Topic: Question for the Mechanics
Replies: 35
Views: 83308

Re: Question for the Mechanics

Doug, Savvy states: 10. If you can hear the solvent mixture squirting freely into the crankcase, the oil control ring is clear. If the propeller is difficult to turn and you cannot hear the solvent mixture squirting into the crankcase, repeat steps 5 through 9 with additional solvent. You may need ...
by dstates
Fri Sep 01, 2023 5:18 pm
Forum: The Hangar
Topic: Question for the Mechanics
Replies: 35
Views: 83308

Re: Question for the Mechanics

There are a Lot of “old-mechanics’ tricks we’ve heard of that have a reputation for success. Only time will prove if this “savvy” method has virtue or not…and that would depend on how many people actually use the “savvy” method and document (admit) it over time so the rest of us can have faith in i...
by dstates
Thu Aug 31, 2023 12:23 pm
Forum: The Hangar
Topic: Generator questions
Replies: 5
Views: 8223

Re: Generator questions

I have a 12A generator and it is working fine. I did switch every light I could to LED before I started upgrading avionics. I will likely upgrade to either a 35A or an alternator when I do my overhaul, but that's just because the accessories get rebuilt at that time as well. I do highly recommend a ...
by dstates
Thu Aug 31, 2023 12:16 pm
Forum: The Hangar
Topic: Question for the Mechanics
Replies: 35
Views: 83308

Re: Question for the Mechanics

… You mentioned a drippy oil breather, if one or more of your cylinders are allowing excessive combustion gasses passed the rings you may be pumping the oil out thru blow by out the breather tube. A for instance was my O-300 would use about a quart in six, all my compressions always showed high 60s...