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Forum: Messages 09-15-21, 06:30 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,341
Posted By JimC
421s are absolutely fantastic, until overhaul....

421s are absolutely fantastic, until overhaul. Those engines are much more reliable than you hear, but they're just not cheap to overhaul. If you can overlook that, they're the top of the traveling...
Forum: Messages 08-17-21, 09:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 910
Posted By JimC
Interesting that they chose a 337 dressed up like...

Interesting that they chose a 337 dressed up like an O-2 for their model.
Forum: Messages 08-05-21, 12:15 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,341
Posted By JimC
I "split" the 340 into two planes for two...

I "split" the 340 into two planes for two different missions. I got a King Air and the 337. The King Air is more comparable to the 340 - it goes farther, faster, higher and carries more. That was...
Forum: Messages 07-28-21, 03:30 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,341
Posted By JimC
Cessna Skylane Piper Warrior II Piper Arrow...

Cessna Skylane
Piper Warrior II
Piper Arrow IV
Piper Lance II
Titan Tornado
Cessna Stationair
Cessna 340 (never named by Cessna)
Forum: Messages 07-28-21, 01:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 9,892
Posted By JimC
I was just talking to someone in Alaska who said...

I was just talking to someone in Alaska who said there is a still a 336 up there on floats. I didn't get a chance to see it personally, so I can't confirm.
Forum: Messages 07-23-21, 03:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,431
Posted By JimC
We have a new theory from another board, and it...

We have a new theory from another board, and it fits the facts:

The tube & tire are new. The tire may have come with 3 rectangular stickers on the inside that the A&P removed. The adhesive residue...
Forum: Messages 07-22-21, 04:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,431
Posted By JimC
Nope. That heat has to go through the tire, which...

Nope. That heat has to go through the tire, which is MUCH thicker and shows no sign of wear. Enough heat to fail the tube would cause the tire to actually melt. The heat would transfer much faster...
Forum: Aircraft For Sale 07-22-21, 03:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,056
Posted By JimC
Chris, did you get a look at the airworthiness...

Chris, did you get a look at the airworthiness certificate? Could it be imported to the US under a normal certificate or would it be experimental-demonstration only?

I didn't see a double vacuum...
Forum: Messages 07-22-21, 03:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,431
Posted By JimC
Here are three areas of degredation on the same...

Here are three areas of degredation on the same tube. Note the lack of wear on the exterior of the tube. The interior is unremarkable.

The defect that is completely contained within the ribs is the...
Forum: Messages 07-22-21, 11:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 896
Posted By JimC
I'm fairly certain that 336 was used by Bearfoot...

I'm fairly certain that 336 was used by Bearfoot tours in Homer, AK and the video was taken on the ramp in Juneau as it was on its way south. I was told by ramp rats that he had a rear engine failure...
Forum: Messages 07-22-21, 11:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,431
Posted By JimC
These have been talced. I'll upload photos of the...

These have been talced. I'll upload photos of the tube later today. There's no wear on the outside; it's a manufacturing failure. I'll also cut it open to look at the inside.

Even if you don't talc...
Forum: Messages 07-22-21, 10:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,431
Posted By JimC
I had an 18x5.5 fail a few days ago with sidewall...

I had an 18x5.5 fail a few days ago with sidewall deterioration just like you've described. I landed normally, taxied to fuel, and filled my tanks. When I went to taxi away I found the flat...
Forum: Messages 07-22-21, 10:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,600
Posted By JimC
I've come to the conclusion that the unknown item...

I've come to the conclusion that the unknown item in my W&B is the weight of the entire turbo system, which was installed after my airplane was weighed at the factory.

If the 2968 lbs is correct,...
Forum: Messages 06-29-21, 03:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,007
Posted By JimC
A small single portable is considerably lighter...

A small single portable is considerably lighter than the dual-bottle installed system. You can't use lightweight bottles if you try to replicate the factory system, as they were never factory parts...
Forum: Messages 06-29-21, 02:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,431
Posted By JimC
The tubes are definitely scarce. When I replaced...

The tubes are definitely scarce. When I replaced my tube last year, I had so much trouble finding it I bought two - I carry the spare with me.

My shop scrapped my carcass :( - I wanted to send it to...
Forum: Messages 06-28-21, 03:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,431
Posted By JimC
18x5.5 Tubes

Michael,

You posted on FB about tubes...I don't have a FB account, so I'll reply here. I lost one 18x5.5 tube spontaneously last year.

The 18x5.5 isn't as rare as you've heard. It's on TBMs, King...
Forum: Mechanics and Service Providers 06-22-21, 11:02 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,571
Posted By JimC
Looking for an shop to do a pod install

Does anyone know a shop between Casper and Dallas that has enough spare time to do a pod install over the next two weeks? The aircraft has had a pod before, but the pod that's being installed is not...
Forum: Messages 06-22-21, 03:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 16,573
Posted By JimC
I thought I'd throw up the old cargo pak...

I thought I'd throw up the old cargo pak installation docs, since several asked over the years.
Forum: Messages 06-18-21, 06:53 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 23,882
Posted By JimC
Item 30 in detail C for s/n 1563.

Item 30 in detail C for s/n 1563.
Forum: Messages 06-18-21, 06:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,600
Posted By JimC
Those G models are light! I can't figure out how...

Those G models are light! I can't figure out how they're lighter than the Es and Fs, when they have the same fuselage as a P-model.
Forum: Messages 06-16-21, 06:25 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 23,882
Posted By JimC
Item 32 (upper left, Detail F) in this drawing of...

Item 32 (upper left, Detail F) in this drawing of 1970-73 planes.

What make & model do you have?
Forum: Messages 06-16-21, 06:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,600
Posted By JimC
Well, it took almost a year - but I had my plane...

Well, it took almost a year - but I had my plane accurately weighed. As expected, I gained 60+ lbs of useful load and the c.g. moved back almost two inches. I'm still trying to figure out why the...
Forum: Messages 06-15-21, 03:14 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 797
Posted By JimC
Missing drawings in parts manual

In both copies of the parts manuals I have (P492-12 and P607-12) the drawing for the throttle body is missing. There are no missing pages, but the parts index refers me to a drawing number that...
Forum: Messages 06-15-21, 03:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,303
Posted By JimC
Ernie, I'm sorry to see you go.

Ernie,

I'm sorry to see you go.
Forum: Parts For Sale 05-19-21, 09:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,512
Posted By JimC
Do you have a cargo pod lying around? You think...

Do you have a cargo pod lying around? You think you might put it on someday, but not yet? You can't sell it yet?

I'll lease it from you! I have a big trip coming up where I'd REALLY like a pod. I'll...
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