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Adam Frisch

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Re: Stepping up to old 680V turbine...
« Reply #465 on: March 10, 2023, 08:59:23 pm »
No, I didn't touch the drains. It was already stuck open somehow. Maybe the maintenance guys had touched it before.
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Re: Stepping up to old 680V turbine...
« Reply #466 on: March 11, 2023, 12:05:27 pm »
I had a drain on my C340 stick open once. Nothing would fix it; we had to wait until the tank was empty to leave. Fortunately it was the 3rd aux tank, so it only changed my range by 40 minutes or so.

When we disassembled the valve we found the ring of a drilled-out pop rivet stuck inside it. The last recorded maintenance on the tank was 11 years earlier.
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Re: Stepping up to old 680V turbine...
« Reply #467 on: April 22, 2023, 01:09:43 pm »
Took her out for a spin yesterday.

Initially, the left EGT gauge was a little intermittent, so we did a high speed taxi and returned to clean the cannon plug in the firewall and re-safety wire that. On second startup it seemed  a lot better, so we decided to go for a spin, which was fun. I had instructor with me, as it had been awhile since I was up in the air. Made a 1hr loop to shake things out, but the EGT was still shorting out and dropping intermittently. Hmm, so the cannon plug cleaning wasn't the solution...

And after calling my old friend Stan Perkins, who's a guru with his 681, I now understand why: The engine plug in the firewall isn't the cannon plug at all. It's the banana-plug next to it. We'd been tightening and cleaning the wrong plug!

So next week we'll clean and re-tighten that and hopefully that will take care of it. If it's still intermittent after that, only thing left to check is swapping the EGT gauges top see if follows the instrument itself.

But we're close. Real close to getting out of there.
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Re: Stepping up to old 680V turbine...
« Reply #468 on: April 22, 2023, 01:49:05 pm »
Awesome! Glad you are out flying.

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Re: Stepping up to old 680V turbine...
« Reply #469 on: April 28, 2023, 01:49:43 pm »
Aircraft is safely back at home airport and now interior gets replaced here in May, hopefully.

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Re: Stepping up to old 680V turbine...
« Reply #470 on: April 29, 2023, 11:40:44 am »
Ooooo..I'd be so reluctant to put her back in the shop so quickly. Any thoughts on just flying her for a while with the interior as-is?
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Re: Stepping up to old 680V turbine...
« Reply #471 on: April 29, 2023, 11:52:01 am »
Oh, I'll sneak a few trips in;)
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Re: Stepping up to old 680V turbine...
« Reply #472 on: August 03, 2023, 12:57:34 pm »
Everything takes twice as long - especially when you're doing most of the work yourself. But interior is almost done now. Here's the door finished:



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Re: Stepping up to old 680V turbine...
« Reply #473 on: August 03, 2023, 04:49:30 pm »
Awesome! That is going to be beautiful.