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Re: Voltage Regulator Failures

I have replaced 2 regulators in 220hrs The unit is mounted high on the fiirewall alongside the filler neck, but has no external cooling air supplied to it. OK, I have an AeroVee and not a Jabiru, so maybe not the same, but that's the location where I have mine (Sonex-supplied) and after 270 hours, ...
by mike.smith
Wed Nov 08, 2017 8:16 pm
 
Forum: Jabiru
Topic: Voltage Regulator Failures
Replies: 17
Views: 2453

Re: Corroded prop bolts

The prop hub is darkened and slightly crushed. I don't know whether the discoloring is from heat or just the corrosion on the prop flange transferring into the urethane coat of the prop. https://blog.familjenjonsson.org/blog/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/2017-10-24-17.02.01.jpg According to Sensenich,...
by mike.smith
Sat Oct 28, 2017 9:14 pm
 
Forum: Propellers
Topic: Corroded prop bolts
Replies: 9
Views: 491

Re: Internal corrosion

Hm, interesting. How much does it rain where you live? This plane's been parked under cover in Hawaii for maybe 5 years and then the last year we lost that so it's been out in the rain for the last year or so. The tiedowns are maybe a mile from the ocean so salt in the air might be contributing but...
by mike.smith
Sat Oct 28, 2017 9:06 pm
 
Forum: Aerovee
Topic: Internal corrosion
Replies: 3
Views: 291

Re: Internal corrosion

Wow, that's amazing! I've never seen or heard of anything like it on a VW. I've had my AeroVee engine apart several times, and everything inside and out looked pristine, including the prop hub, prop bolts and bearings. Mine's a tail dragger living outside. I live about 25 miles from the Atlantic oce...
by mike.smith
Sat Oct 28, 2017 2:18 pm
 
Forum: Aerovee
Topic: Internal corrosion
Replies: 3
Views: 291

Re: ADSB Options in 2017

I just put in my order for the echoUAT with SkyFYX-EXT (WAAS GPS). They even gave me $100 off when I called (I think they took pity on my NavWorx story). I should have it next week. Hardware that gets shipped as promised... what a concept!
by mike.smith
Wed Oct 25, 2017 8:21 pm
 
Forum: Avionics and Instruments
Topic: ADSB Options in 2017
Replies: 13
Views: 1040

Re: stall speed at gross

No flaps.
by mike.smith
Mon Oct 23, 2017 11:55 pm
 
Forum: Sonex
Topic: stall speed at gross
Replies: 5
Views: 657

Re: Tuft Testing & Fuselage Interference

It was a busy summer, but I finally got to put fairings on both wing roots today and do some tests. I did not notice a difference in take-off roll. My climb out (Vy) appeared to be better, but I don't think that's quantifiable without more tests with various atmospheric conditions and weights. For m...
by mike.smith
Sun Oct 22, 2017 6:55 pm
 
Forum: Sonex
Topic: Tuft Testing & Fuselage Interference
Replies: 16
Views: 1761

Re: Filling Rivets

From a friend's blog, building a Sling 4, go down about a dozen photos and start reading

http://craigsling4.blogspot.com/
by mike.smith
Sat Oct 21, 2017 6:04 pm
 
Forum: Sonex-B / Waiex-B
Topic: Filling Rivets
Replies: 5
Views: 529

Re: Navworx ADSB likely will never recover

WaiexN143NM wrote:Hi all,
Did anyone buy any of the new 2.0 navworx boxes? Mike smith did they ever send you your back ordered unit?


Nope. Waited a year and never got anything. Working with the credit card company to see if I have any recourse. Looking at uAvionix, now.
by mike.smith
Fri Oct 20, 2017 11:41 pm
 
Forum: Avionics and Instruments
Topic: Navworx ADSB likely will never recover
Replies: 4
Views: 282

Re: stall speed at gross

At 950 lbs (aerobatic weight) my stall speed is 26 kts indicated. There is probably some pitot error due to a high angle of attack, but I can keep flying straight ahead with rudder, and it won't start nosing down until 26 kts. At that weight I break ground on take off at 36 kts indicated.
by mike.smith
Fri Oct 20, 2017 8:37 pm
 
Forum: Sonex
Topic: stall speed at gross
Replies: 5
Views: 657
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