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  1. shafs64

    T85 manual

    Hi does anyone have any info on were you can get a manual for a T85 or any single or two seat.
  2. Hi, As I'm using the Rotax ring mount, the coolant fitting for the number 2 cylinder needs to be rotated in order to clear the ring mount. The fittings have a fine thread and are coated with Loctite 243. The Rotax Heavy Maintenance Manual says to heat the housing up to 80 degrees in order to loosen the fitting. Someone's already told me that they moved theirs by heating with a blowtorch. My question is - is there a danger of warping the housing by uneven application of heat from a blowtorch? Is there a better way to do it, for instance bunging it in the oven? (The housing has of c
  3. Hi all, Has anyone fitted the Rotax 912 water radiator longitudinally on an angle under the front of the motor - like the picture attached? Just wondering what size those rubber mounts are. I see Mackay Rubber have them in various sizes. I know that the threads are M6, guessing the radiators are threaded M6. Any idea of the diameter and height of the rubbers, and the spacing of the mounting points on the radiator? Thanks! Cheers, Marty
  4. My aircraft uses a composite fuel tank. I burn 95/98 RON very very rarely AvGas At the top of the tank there is a circular metal plate that houses/contains the fuel gauge sender mechanism, and the three fuel pipes (Main, Aux & Return). The plate is secured by many screws. I assume (never dismantled it) that it is a "sandwich" type securing sealing system, utilizing a gasket and/or sealing compound. Recently I have noticed that this structure has developed a small fuell weep, with a brown sticky stuff oozing from the area that is weeping. I would like to effect a good rep
  5. Hi, Has anyone built their own wingtip lights? I recently had first inspection on the 701, the inspector advised me to put some lights on for added visibility at the local uncontrolled strip. However I almost fell over when I saw the price of commercial light kits - $1000 + USD!! (For what, $25 worth of electronics and a couple of polycarb bubbles??) So wondering if anyone's made their own nav lights and can share any plans with me? Thanks! Cheers, Marty
  6. The standard default view for Whats New is "New posts (unread)" however if you would like to change the default view for yourself to say for example "Whats new (all)" then this is very easy. 1. Go to the Whats new page and click on "Filters": 2. Unselect the "Unread threads" check box and select the "Save as default" check box 3. Click the "Filter" button: Thats it, now every time you go to the Whats New page it will default to, in this example, the Whats new (all) page. You can follow these steps to make any of the filters your default. Hope this helps...
  7. Hi Everyone, So, I have been ‘grounded’ for months while my flying school awaits its new aircraft:-(. Getting bored not flying, so I thought maybe to try using a flight simulator for LSA. Not interested in complex stuff, not wanting to fly a 747 etc. I have joystick and rudder hardware and a good spec PC. Any ideas appreciated:-) Cheers, Jack.
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  9. Hi all, Hoping to save some time by asking the experts how to convert a David Clark head set P/N 41025G-01 plug. I have a comms cord with PTT see first picture ( helo headset) and want to convert to standard GA plug see second picture. Is there any impedance matching which I need to consider? I have included a wiring diagram which may help. Thanks Jon
  10. My 2.2 has one failed magneto. Well having said that, the mag cant have failed altogether because the engine still runs when the good maggie is turned off however the engine loses lots of RPM. Almost no RPM loss with the other maggie turned off. Now I guess that this doesn't necessarily mean that its the magneto, just the electrical system on that side and could be, plugs, leads, magneto etc. Can someone with perhaps a similar problem give me some tips on trouble shooting this please. Where should I start.
  11. So wanting get back into flying i have started with Matt's flying in mackay. And never having flown this type and i was a bit reluctant left handed and all that but the up side frees up my writing hand. but that was soon forgotten when we started. I will say its different then what i am used to but a lot of fun.
  12. Hi Everyone, I would like to share my experience flying a constant speed propeller Cessna 177RG: For the complex endorsement, I have started with a 1975 Cessna Cardinal 177RG (C177RG), apart from being considered a complex airplane, it also has additional horsepower and some extra weight. I am writing the following as the highlights from fight instructor classes I have undertaken, and especially a lot of pattern circuit work (touch & goes) to perfect landing the Cardinal, including many crosswind landings. Constant-speed pitch propeller (aka. variable pitch propeller) The first th
  13. Hi please see video of the Zenith Cruzer VG installation and review also some small mods
  14. To kick off as quizmaster, I'm starting with something easy, or so it would seem... Without going into long explanations, aerodynamics, or anything fancy, post answers below in one sentence. The shortest correct answer wins. The more you know about flying, the harder it is to describe it simply, at least until you know everything. Then it's easy.
  15. Hiya I know this has been cover extensively but i was hoping someone might be able to point me in the right direction. i had a runway incursion a couple of years ago in my 230 which damaged the couling,nose wheel and undercarriage of the aircraft. I got it all fixed and put back together but now i have major differences in 2 of my CHT's. 1 to 4 all sit in the range of about high 120's C to mid 140'sC but 5 and 6 remain at around 90C. Prior to the accident they were all within 15C of each other so i think something has changed because of the accident. there is a skirt fitted to the bot
  16. Hi Guys and Girls I am looking for a battery charger for an Icom IC-A2 Radio (Icom DC-1230 Charger). Thanks Ron
  17. Saw this on another forum; A-22 landing and taking off on a ship.
  18. Hi, I've been working on my instrument panel today - now will be a removable 0.040" front held by 8 nut plates. The nutplates are MS21075L3, held by 2x #40 rivets and look like this: The trouble is the thread is so tight that the bolts which go in them, which have a Phillips drive, won't actually go all the way through without either stripping the Phillips slots or breaking the mounting rivets. In desperation I finally found a hex bolt with the same thread size and cut some grooves perpendicular to the thread, then drove it in and out of each nutplate to "tap" it enough to take the
  19. So, I would like to hard wire install a ICOM A15 VHF handheld and a panel mount GME 3100 UHF radio into an open frame Gyro. I would like to monitor both radios and simultaneously and select which to transmit on. Would like to be able to hear the transmit and use a PTT on the stick. Is there anyone I could send the radios to and have a system put together or some diagram of how this works best so I can have a go myself. There doesn't seem to be a simple plug and play available.
  20. Looking forward to my first flight in this Sunday any tips would be great. Paul.
  21. hi. I have a problem. because Cavalon has not enough power. when i check during the take off time. that time Engine RPM 5500 and Manifold pressure was 30 . it must be Engine RPM 5600, Manifold pressure 35. my mind is manifold is so dirtied or turbocharger is working half. i cleaned turbocharger and carburetor . pls help me how am i fix it
  22. Can I change an aircraft that is VH rego to raaus rego. The mauw is 680 kg. Is there way around this? And when the new weights for raaus come in, will that help?
  23. I have an early 503 on my thruster but as yet, have not connected the tacho. Why, because there is no grey wire coming out of the engine. All diagrams say this wire is for the tacho. My question therefore is, how else can I get the correct impulses to operate said tacho?
  24. hi. I have a problem. because Cavalon has not enough power. when i check during the take off time. that time Engine RPM 5500 and Manifold pressure was 30 . it must RPM 5800 Manifold pressure 35. my mind is manifold is so dirtied or turbocharger is working half. i cleaned turbocharger and carburetor . pls help me how am i fix it
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