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CaelNCSU
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Was very clear yesterday:




Left mag is starting to shit the bed, you lose 2 AMUs.

10/17/2018 10:48:07 AM

theDuke866
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ouch. i didn't know mags were quite that much.

how hard is it to go with one electronic mag on a certified airplane?

10/17/2018 8:56:42 PM

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It's probably going to be about 1k if I'm lucky. Having the mechanic look at it created a shit show of a day. He thought there was Jet A in it even though I flew it most of the day yesterday and filled up at a place with no Jet A on airport. We got security footage and other statements from the other two places it's been fueled.

Some reason the gas at this place just smells like jet a. Another plane that had filled up at the same airport happened to be at my mechanic, and his tank smelled the same too.

Planes are frustrating.

10/17/2018 10:59:09 PM

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who gives a fuck if the mechanic thinks it smells like Jet-A?

(assuming it's not in for an annual or something)

[Edited on October 18, 2018 at 12:27 AM. Reason : given that you're totally satisfied that it isn't]

10/18/2018 12:26:40 AM

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https://www.upi.com/Archives/1994/07/11/Chevron-sends-out-claim-procedure/9069773899200/

Apparently, if it turned out to be Jet A he can be liable if something happens. He's going to pay for the test himself just to be sure. Still a shit show and makes the plane down when I was supposed to be getting my commercial ticket. Good thing I scheduled time to be off between jobs!

10/18/2018 11:51:12 PM

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Just picked up this bad boy for a song. 1/5 Su-31 with a Saito 180!

10/23/2018 6:28:24 PM

CaelNCSU
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https://youtu.be/EwaPrTmwGSg

Expect this under the free expression tunnel.

10/23/2018 11:26:54 PM

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How close to real market value are aircraft appraisals?

We’re at a deal that represents me being about $500-700 better than 1/4 equity value in that Bonanza...trying to decide if I should really try to push him harder, or just be happy with abpretty decent deal, stroke the check, and have a sweet airplane.

10/25/2018 2:06:44 PM

CaelNCSU
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Quote :
"How close to real market value are aircraft appraisals?

We’re at a deal that represents me being about $500-700 better than 1/4 equity value in that Bonanza...trying to decide if I should really try to push him harder, or just be happy with abpretty decent deal, stroke the check, and have a sweet airplane."


Depends on how much work they've put into it recently. The problem with equity value in the plane is it could be a situation, like my current plane, where we've spent $140K on it but could probably get $110K for it on the market. In that case it's a great buy because everything is fixed. The inverse is the situation we bought into where it needs a bunch of investment to get to tip-top shape. If they've kept up with the maintenance be happy with the deal.

If you know them and trust them it's probably going to be a great situation for you.

[Edited on October 25, 2018 at 11:22 PM. Reason : a]

10/25/2018 11:17:15 PM

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Yeah, they had a $13k annual a couple of years ago and fixed everything. I think they stay on top of everything.

At any rate, this appraisal wasn't just a simple V-Ref lookup or something...this was a professional appraisal--it's 9 pages long, where the appraiser picked through the airplane in great detail.

[Edited on October 27, 2018 at 2:13 AM. Reason : ]

10/27/2018 2:04:47 AM

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Friends Bonanza had an engine out that was from wear in the fuel line behind the insulation in the interior side panel.

Some hose that has metal wire around it sits up against the metal fuel line in the side panel near the floor. Eventually a hole developed in the fuel line from vibration. Somehow the hole would plug and unplug from the rubber in the hose until the point it vulcanized and started letting air through.

It's on the passenger side, if you smell fuel.have it looked at.

10/27/2018 10:28:23 AM

theDuke866
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yow, that sounds about as fun as a case of AIDS. if i buy, i'll definitely take a look. another friend of a friend just had a catastrophic failure (internals through the block, etc) due to wrong oil line installed by A&P. He was on the way home from CA to FL.

I think we're getting pretty close to a deal here. Just need to look over a few things (compression checks, utilization history in google calendar going back a ways, confirm that the IO-550 is one documented with TBO extended from 1700 up to 1900, and meet the other 2 partners.

180 kts flat-out at altitude (165 on 12 gph or just a tick more), 104 gallons of fuel, and I believe 1200 lbs useful load. I know one of the guys got four 200 lb dudes and four sets of golf clubs in it, and stayed within W&B by wedging two of the golf bags up in the backseat, and only taking maybe 75% fuel load (which is still a good bit of gas).

[Edited on October 28, 2018 at 12:28 AM. Reason : ]

10/28/2018 12:27:00 AM

CaelNCSU
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My joke is that everyone has Bonanzas to carry golf clubs. Thanks for confirming my stereo type

10/28/2018 12:31:58 AM

theDuke866
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haha. Golf sucks. I'd throw some skis or SCUBA gear or rifles in it, though. I plan on doing just that...except I sold my skis when I moved to FL, so I'll just rent those.

[Edited on October 28, 2018 at 1:23 AM. Reason : ]

10/28/2018 1:22:43 AM

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2% contamination. At least insurance is covering all of it... Will be down for at least two months. Maybe I should sell it and buy a 911?

11/5/2018 11:01:13 PM

theDuke866
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holy shit. down 2 months over 2% Jet-A in your 100LL?

11/5/2018 11:58:16 PM

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Yeah the teardown at one super reputable shop was 3 months. I may luck out and get it back in a month but who knows. Will just have 7 more months till annual when it's back.

That flight above was the flight I decided to let my mechanic look at it for the mags. It was allegedly running 2% Jet A there.

[Edited on November 6, 2018 at 12:13 AM. Reason : A]

11/6/2018 12:12:30 AM

theDuke866
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if you checked 100 aircraft on the ramp and in the hangars at various airports, I wonder how many would have similar contamination...

[Edited on November 6, 2018 at 12:22 AM. Reason : what kind of teardown?]

11/6/2018 12:22:32 AM

theDuke866
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Logged a 2.2 yesterday in a Grob 102 glider, from a 2500' tow.

11/18/2018 7:37:18 PM

CaelNCSU
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Where at? Never saw any gliders on the east coast.

Yeah I bet if you check a bunch of planes randomly you'd find a few with contamination that low. Engine is out and waiting on inspection.

Someone sent me this: https://content.govdelivery.com/attachments/USAFAA/2018/11/16/file_attachments/1108616/SAFO18015.pdf

11/18/2018 8:13:32 PM

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a little private grass strip in the alabama panhandle.

there's no slope lift or anything like there is in places out west...you just find thermals.

11/18/2018 11:23:26 PM

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Caught a ride in this puppy a few weeks ago:

12/20/2018 7:13:17 PM

theDuke866
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Sweet. I love DH stuff.

Looks like I might finally be buying into that S35 Bonanza this weekend.

12/20/2018 10:25:43 PM

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Bam. Got it.




The other new partner and I met one of the other owners today and flew it to Lakefront New Orleans and back, doing the river run on the way. Nothing crazy, but we did about 180 kias at 500'. I flew it back, but had to take it easy (first guy's fiancee would have probably yacked if we'd done the river run again...a little turbulent down low.)



[Edited on December 22, 2018 at 5:39 PM. Reason : nola]

12/22/2018 5:39:22 PM

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