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  • Birthday 04/30/1946

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  1. High current alarms

    Getting High current alarms mostly in take off climb but sometimes also in landing. Tightened all grounds but no change. It is intermittent but often enough to be a pain. Anyone experienced this and figured it out?
  2. ADSB

    Is there any update on the UAvionix adsb that replaces the position light?
  3. Ignition switch problem

    Changing the top one on both planes seems to have taken care of the problem for me.
  4. I have gained so much by the information on this forum. Now it is my turn to share a problem and a solution. One of my planes is handicapped configured and goes to Purdue University each summer for a handicapped training program they have. I received a call saying that they were having trouble with the ignition switch. When going to mag 2 the engine would shut off. I shipped a new switch over night to them. The told me the old switch started working again and they did not replace the old one. A couple of weeks later when the plane came back to me, they said they had no problems and returned the new switch. We began flying the plane here and for about a month there were no problems. Then last Friday came. Finally a weekend of perfect weather was forecast and the schedule was full for both days. Student and instructor ready to go for a flight. Everything normal until mag check. When checking mag #2 the engine quits. Repeated tries and same results. They put the plane away and take a different one. All warmed up and ready to go when it is time to do the mag check. Same problem, engine quits on mag #2. No flying for these two plane. That meant no Saturday, Sunday or Monday. Mechanics around here don't work the weekends. A weekend of research and a conversation with Rotax and it was decide that the problem may be in the SMD-electronic module. In both planes at the same time? Well that is what the problem was. Easy fix because it was the top one on both. Odds were staggering for this to occur to two planes at the same time. I thought I would have better odds at winning the 748 million Powerball. Lost there too. A few subtle clues that may or may not be related. On occasion we would detect a 100-200 change in rpm both on the ground and in the air. Could not duplicate at will and it never presented a problem as it would not persist. Not sure if this was the modules or not. Something we will be keeping an eye on.
  5. FAA response to mandatory maintenance intervals

    I haven't heard anything but I did talk to Edsel Ford in Oklahoma and that is his interpertation. He did say the coming one should be a final one.
  6. ADS-B

    Picked this up at Oshkosh. It won't be available until the 1st quarter of next year but it is good idea and if it works it might be the way to go for in and out. scan0094.pdf
  7. Take off RPM

    The end of the cable came apart on mine. A pretty easy fix with safety wire but about three hours of labor. It is really buried.
  8. Take off RPM

    That definitely took care of the problem. Now we are looking at the wot rpm. I am getting 5300 max and researching setting up to do the 5600-5650 wot.
  9. Take off RPM

    Found carb heat stuck on
  10. Landing light

    I used the Sorra 0097 and it works great
  11. Need Matco Part Number

    WHLBRL-1 complete set
  12. Fly In at KPVB (Platteville, Wi) this afternoon

    Yes we are on condition. Did a compression check yesterday and it is 85/87 on all four
  13. Fly In at KPVB (Platteville, Wi) this afternoon

    No it wasn't me. It was one of my instructors and a student. 2600 hours now and I have two others along with 2 Comco Ikarus and a 1946 J3 Cub
  14. CHT alarms

    Started getting cht alarms last week. Obviously a false alarm according to the other readings so replaced the sensor and adjust the terminal for a tight fit. it would come and go. Never a high reading but would be lost totally, It was good for 3 days and today it started again. Identical reading and trouble. I can change the sensor again but would like to know what the problem might be. Could it be a ground problem?
  15. Take off RPM

    These rpm.s are lower than before. The only thing done was carb rebuiilds. I had it rechecked and all seems ok. I think I will need to have the carbs checked again.
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