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I just saw photos from a borescope of my engine during my annual inspection. All looked good, but the right front appears different from the rest. It has look of oil on the walls and above the upper travel of the rings, the cylinder walls appear to have black coking on the walls. How should I think about this? Is there something I can do op…[Read more]
The outcome was great. I told them I needed the two tanks of O2 this weekend to cut and weld a frame for a gate.
They will take my freshly hydroed tanks when they arrive and gave me two of theirs. They described “ownership” of my tanks as “fluid “.
Cost? $30 for both!
Thanks for shoring up my opinion that O2 is O2.
Yes I usually do the “cascade” but I forgot which one was the lower pressure tank and ended up with both at 500psi. Now I got a plastic ring to throw over the neck of the lower pressure tank to keep track.
Both of My tanks were due for hydro inspections. When I pick them up I’ll mention welding and cutting. Maybe they will wink and nod. Othe…[Read more]
In the past and in N. Cal. I have used the same company to fill my two large cascaded tanks, that I use to refill the built in O2 system in my T210, that brought oxygen and Nitrous oxide to my Endodontic office. I believe it was medical oxygen.
I have read that refilling for medical purposes involves evacuating the cylinders prior to refilling.…[Read more]
I’m low on O2 and have taken my two large cylinders (K size, I believe 244cu ft. stand about 4 1/2 ft tall) to a local air/gas supply here in New Braunfels TX. They have had the cylinders for ten weeks and are waiting until there are enough other cylinders to justify making aviation O2. I had no problems getting them refilled in Chico, in N…[Read more]
Yes, I put the last 700 hours on the Western Skyways overhaul. Previously it had been flown out of Las Vegas for sight-seeing tours of Grand Canyon. Progressive maintenence didn’t have any record of cylinders being replaced.
I elected to have a Western Skyways overhaul again, but I bought new cylinders from ECI, I believe. They sent them to me…[Read more]
Doug Snider replied to the topic Angle of Attack system. I want one. Any experiences? in the forum Cessna 210 & P210 Forum 3 months, 3 weeks ago
I have installed the CYA 100 AOA and have flown almost twenty hours with it.
How do you guys fly with it?
Rotation, lift off, best angle and rate of climb?
Do you use it to find best Lift/Drag for maximum glide or longest range?
To fly maneuvering speed at different weights?
It turned out that a new battery didn’t help. A new starter was installed and now it works well.
I always start with the alternator field off and switch it on after starting to see the charging.
I do have an external battery terminal, but didn’t try jumping it. The mechanic pulled the old battery and put it on a charger and it wouldn’t take a cha…[Read more]
Doug Snider started the topic Angle of Attack system. I want one. Any experiences? in the forum Cessna 210 & P210 Forum 5 months, 3 weeks ago
I’ve been considering an AOA system for my 1976 T210.
I am drawn to the CYA 100 that has a small carbon vane on a spinner. It is a real AOA indication. Many others are just differential pressure that implies AOA.
Anyone fly with AOA?
The battery was a new Concorde RG24-16 (more amp/hours and cold cranking amps) for $800.
The new starter solved the problem. Starter was $750 and labor $265. (my current shop’s rate is $65/hr. Is that common?)
Starts quickly now.
My mechanic pulled off my starter and put on a loaner. Motor turns over strongly.
New $600 starter should be installed Monday. (Plus $800 battery that wasn’t technically necessary)
Thanks for all the advise.
I’ll check the connections of battery, ground strap, and voltage drop across the starter contactor. Is the adaptor the expensive part or is the starter more costly?
My symptom is that the starter will engage and turn the engine 90* to 120* or so and stop. I can hit the starter again and get a partial rotation again. Sometimes I can get it to fire.
Over the last few months I have noticed slow starter rotation. I bought a 24 volt from Duracell. It charged up to maintenance level. I still couldn’t get it to spin fast enough to start reliably. Sometimes it would fire up but sometimes it wouldn’t spin the prop in a full revolution. My mechanic put it on the bench charger and said that “it wo…[Read more]
Following up on my March 7, 2020 post;
Had a NDT class II technician drive up from San Antonio about 45 minutes away. He indeed did the testing through the alodine and primer. As hoped, and anticipated, the test was negative for corrosion or cracks. Cost $300. The signed printout of the results is valuable.
I’m having the interior done in a c…[Read more]
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