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Twin Commander Turbine / Re: Paint
« Last post by donv on Today at 06:19:32 pm »
Left strut is really low. I'm going to pump it up in the next day or so. Right one is not so bad.
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Twin Commander Turbine / Re: Paint
« Last post by schrambow on Today at 05:55:21 pm »
Looks nice Don!  Neat paint scheme.

I'd get some air in those struts on the mains though before flying it, i am kind of chicken to fly it when they are that low, as i am scared of it getting stuck or jammed up in the wheel wells without the extension would be my luck.
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Buying A Twin Commander / Re: Seems like a deal?
« Last post by donv on Today at 01:30:54 pm »
That is pretty sad, because there aren't many that haven't been down there before...

I thought most of them were heading the other way? Or is this maybe going to be another Colombian Grand Renaissance? It would sure be a good candidate for that.
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Buying A Twin Commander / Re: Seems like a deal?
« Last post by Bruce Byerly on Today at 01:26:40 pm »
I believe the plane is headed way down south unless someone steps up quickly!
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Twin Commander Turbine / Re: Stepping up to old 680V turbine...
« Last post by Adam Frisch on Today at 01:08:41 pm »
Let me know next time you come up.

Will do. I'm hoping to get my interior out of the less than responsive upholstery guy and drive it up to Aeroair at some point for them to finish. That way everything is in one spot. Also heard from Dan they might be bale to pick up the pace end of Jan, as they too have been very busy.

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Twin Commander Turbine / Re: Paint
« Last post by JMA on Today at 09:15:59 am »
Awesome Awesome Awesome!
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General Discussion / Re: THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY
« Last post by Steve binnette on December 09, 2019, 07:28:08 pm »
Avionics can be maddening to trouble shoot.

Taking the plane to a large shop helps.  They can pull out the part and try a spare one to see if that cure the problem.

Even still it can be hit or miss!
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General Discussion / Re: THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY
« Last post by Badger on December 09, 2019, 02:34:18 pm »
Steve,

I learned a fairly expensive avionics lesson a few months ago:  My autopilot was not connecting...and when it would, it would just disconnect with no notice.  After considerable work by the avionics shop, including sending mine back to the manufacturer, they found nothing wrong.  Eventually, the shop discovered it was a broken (or shorted) wire in the yoke, connecting the disconnect switch to the A/P brain unit.  It took maybe 30 minutes to fix after that was determined.  Been working great since then....

A similar thing happened to me a couple years ago when I was on the way to Sun n Fun:  ADI froze up and would not work.  After a week's trouble-shooting, and some new parts, they (a different shop) discovered  just a broken wire behind the instrument panel. 

Oh well...

Ed
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Twin Commander Turbine / Re: Stepping up to old 680V turbine...
« Last post by donv on December 08, 2019, 10:21:03 pm »
Let me know next time you come up.
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Buying A Twin Commander / Re: Seems like a deal?
« Last post by donv on December 08, 2019, 10:19:42 pm »
Actually, I think you can even rent them by the hour. You might have to pay for an annual minimum number of hours, though.

The one thing about -5s is that if they have been run hard, they may not make it to the scheduled hot section intervals before they stop making rated power. And this one having been based in Ruidoso NM for all those years might have been run hard... no way to know without a test flight.
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