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  • Birthday 02/05/1955


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  1. Update........🥴 Alternator removed for refurbishing. Replacement Bosch Voltage regulator on way too. All under LAME guidance and figment.
  2. I was concerned about the fuses too, checked all satis. i have since test flown the aircraft and the charging system is now correctly charging.
  3. Hi flyers, Well the silver box was in fact full of electronics! Yes I believe home made! But........with an adjustable volt dial inside the box. Sorry I couldnt take a picture with the box open. The LAME’s hand were in the way. End result Alternator checked OK ✅ Voltage regulator readjusted to 13.9v ✅ A very interesting exercise, I learnt a lot, and will promptly forget tomorrow! I do now have a spare Bosch RE55 in my tool box if the above fix is not ok. Thank you for your knowledge gents!
  4. Thanks Nev, I thought it might be a homie! The alternator is a Mitsubishi car alt, I have the ident number. It would appear to be from the around the 1990s at a guess. I have tried an internet search for the alternator, no joy yet but early days. Yes it’s belt driven.
  5. Howdy Gang, Help is needed to ident this voltage regulator thanks. If some one has the slightest idea on make n model have a go thanks. Overvoltage issue on an aircraft engine with a car alternator. 15.8v, no adjustment available. Three wire version? I haven’t traced the wires back yet.
  6. The engine though would only need to be a six of the hp required here.
  7. Wilbur and Orville Wright used to take it in turns to do the test flying/crashing of the Kittyhawk. After the 13th crash, after extricating himself from the wreckage... Wilbur was heard to say to Orville “All this (gesture to the wreckage) just to bonk a few hostess’s!”
  8. Very nice to have CHT & EGT for all cylinders, only if you’re flying behind a machine that has manual mixture control. IMHO
  9. Some say that flying the Bou was the best fun you could have with your pants on!
  10. Many years ago my mates flew our caged canary to Pearce from Richmond. Later, I was told the canary could withstand a 60 degree bank turn ok, but.... anything more and her little legs collapsed on her perch. Needless to say after a 3 day Caribou flight to her home the little yellow canary never sang again! No earmuffs and she was deaf as a post!
  11. No, but I had to put the bolt in from below as the cap (taller than original) must be placed in the freezer before knocking it in the TW. Nylocked and split pinned through the bolt. Apologies, do you mean the bolts holding the spring leaf to the fuselage?
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