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Suction relief valve
Regarding the Pesco 3V-195 suction relief valve for the vacuum system: Is there an inlet and outlet on this device, or are the 3/8 pipe thread connections interchangeable? The connections don't sem to be marked. I'm thinking this is just a case where a needle valve allows more air from the screen to reduce the vacuum. If this isn't the case, does anyone know which connection goes to the vacuum pump and which goes to the instruments?
Some months back I asked for leads on EDO 3430 floats and rigging and someone replied that they had a pair of fins, I believe that it was Terry Robertson- I am still looking for the complete package but would like to at least find the fins, if anyone has a lead on them.
Thanks for the prompt replies guys- very much appreciated.
Yes, tried all those suggestions but the key to think about is-----
at cruise this random pulsing develops, not to any pattern and not as you might expect from a gear pump but random and the oil pressure tends to drop away a few psi. This all happens at 1800rpm and cruise pitch (mid range). Keep in mind the oil pressure is maintained by a gear pump with a classic relief valve associated and when reducing power without changing the pitch (engine revs) the oil pressure rises and ceases to pulse. ie reduced power produces original stable and constant oil pressure. Why is this only happening in cruise at mid pitch range?
So here we are, our last nite together in Galveston. We have spent the last week exploring Texas from Austin to Galveston along with parts in between. A 65th birthday was celebrated with dueling pianos and some adult libations. (BTW it was Will). Houston Space Centre and the original Mission Control were fabulous. Galveston has not disappointed us either.
Tomorrow we are off to Conroe for the famous Atkinson Mud Bug Boil. Pat has assured a us great time.
We are all looking forward to the next Caravan. Y'all come back next year!
I fly a lycoming R680-13 which develops a fluctuating oil pressure when at cruise (1800rpm) 23 inches MP and once at cruise oil temp (140F) but which immediately goes away when I reduce power without altering revs. During the cruise the pressure also drops 5-10 psi from take off pressure but then returns to the original pressure when the power is reduced. Can anyone throw some light on the cause of this problem and , more importantly, advise a remedy?
Any advise would be most definitely appreciated.
I'm looking for the top of the instrument panel interior piece. That goes right under winsheild on the inside of airplane. The problem is I have never seen one with out covering on it, so I cant even make one. Anyone have one they want to part with? Give me a call or email me. 901-210-6641 Darren
Will be installing Radial Engines Spitfire ignition system next week on my W-670-23 Any pointers or experiences? Also appreciate tips on any method to seal out moisture from Battery distributor. Thanks, Bill Tergerson N9337A
Our EAA Chapter 822 had its annual Young Eagles fly-in last Saturday. We were trying to beat our record from last year of 204 kids flown. The weather cooperated nicely with a high overcast and cool morning. We flew our first flight at 9.00 am and by 3.00 pm we ran out of kids, our total was 238 for a new record. The whole event ran smoothly with no mishaps or other problems. It was so successful we're thinking of doing it again in the fall
I've attached a 30 second video of N3089B taking off, slight bragging here, but it was the best landing I ever made.
195AB is back, back on the market for the last time. After a well intentioned buyer had to back out last fall, I went about the business of making some repairs - which ended up stretching on all winter.
Sun 'N Fun (best custom classic) and Oshkosh (Bronze Lindy) award winner.
Just done: New C&D heater. New fuel bladders. New Aerospace Logic fuel gauge with new modern senders (VERY accurate). Fresh, extensive annual buy a very good shop here in Minneapolis. About 900 SMOH / 500 S Bottom OH and prop. Flawless runner.
$132,000. One of the nicest 195's anywhere. Delivery available.
We're a couple of Australian aircraft engineers and pilots looking to buy a 195. We're looking for a good honest aircraft not necessarily a top end machine nor a major rebuild. Paint and interior in good condition (6-7). We're coming over in the next couple of months and we aren't going home without one! Ready to let it go? Drop us a line!
After 2-1/2 years of efforts and expense, we have stopped the mayor and other local politicians and bureacrats in their plan to close/move our wonderful little piece of flying heaven. As some 195's know, we formed an airport support group called the, Elmore County Aviation Alliance (ECAA), 2 years ago and now have a membership of nearly 140 people. Our group and other local friends of the airport worked to enlighten people on the history of the airport and it's role during WWII. Last fall we started a project to have the airport listed on the Alabama Historical Commission Register of Landmarks and Heritage. In February we achieved our goal, and all without the poilticians knowing a thing about it. A week after we sent out press releases the city sent out it's own press release announcing the airport will remain where it is. So, for the time being, all is right with the world.
There is more to the story than I can relate here but this is the gist of it. We still are awaiting the FAA's decision on a part 16 complaint we filed over our land leases which should be announced in June. So, as Churchill said after the Battle of Britain, it is not the beginning of the end, but perhaps it is the end of the beginning.
I've attached our Historic Commission certificate and our Alabama House of Representative's Resolution which we got last week and it's the icing on the cake.
It's about time to replace the headliner in my 195. My current headliner has three zippers for access to the important stuff in the cabin overhead, but the furthest aft one only allows access to the flap motor. I seems that one more zipper would be desirable to allow access to the aileron control cables as well. Your thoughts?
Also, any input as to the quality of the materials and workmanship of the headliners from the various suppliers would be appreciated.
The idea of all the round engine airplanes together is a good one, and should add a lot to the show, but its very difficult to administer because there in no one place to call and get an estimate of how many will be there, They think it will be quite a few, but who knows, next deal is, tents are not allowed any further north than 2 rows north of us, I have been assured the 195s will have our 4 rows, but where is not known yet, and There is a chance, that it will be further north, but if it crosses the no tent line, then we may have to put our non campers in the front rows, which will require someone to greet the planes, and find if they are campers or not, then flag them in. All of this is open to change, but our parking is not in question, only the" where "part is, and a little extra walking to get to the Tall Pines for breakfeast won't hurt us! More as we get closer, and please help if you see a potential for tents to be blown over, or worse. We have this accomidation for 2 reasons, we are show worthy, and safe!
Has anyone ever had any luck at rebuilding and or repairing the Emergency oil shut off valve on the bottom of the oil tank? Mine has never worked since I have owned the plane. The handle is snapped off and you can see the scratches in it from where a pair of plyers were used to open and close it at one time (not so smart). Im sure its seized up. I was able to remove the outlet fitting end no problem. I cant seem to find any info on its construction and or design. How it comes apart. It isnt hurting anything being broke but I would like to have it functional. Anyone ever have any luck with this repair? Got any advise other than to not touch it? Thanks.