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kent4142

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5 Year Calendar Items
« on: January 25, 2023, 08:26:27 pm »
Hi All,

With the 5 year calendar items, landing gear, props, generator etc. , not for commercial use.  What say the group on overhaul and time frame?  More than 5 years based on condition?  Or stick to the recommendations.

Thanks.

Kent

donv

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Re: 5 Year Calendar Items
« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2023, 02:19:54 pm »
If you are talking about a turbine, I don't believe those are optional. I do gear, props, etc per the manufacturer's schedule. Actually, props I believe are not mandatory (not sure), but gear I think is.

I have noticed that my Hartzells start to leak by the time 5 years are up, so it makes sense to do them anyway.

kent4142

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Re: 5 Year Calendar Items
« Reply #2 on: January 26, 2023, 06:01:04 pm »
Thanks Don,

Do you have any pictures of your panel?

Thanks,

Kent

donv

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Re: 5 Year Calendar Items
« Reply #3 on: January 27, 2023, 12:54:59 am »
Sure. Here is one. I don't have any good pictures showing the entire panel-- I might take one on my next trip.


kent4142

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Re: 5 Year Calendar Items
« Reply #4 on: January 27, 2023, 07:54:28 pm »
Thanks!  And yes please, more pictures.  I love seeing other airplanes, and the panels and interiors.

So you were the test bed for the Genesys?  I am scheduled for a 3100 install this summer with my 150 hour.

K

JimC

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Re: 5 Year Calendar Items
« Reply #5 on: January 28, 2023, 01:36:58 pm »
Thread hijack - Don, do you generally cruise climb? I was snooping into your past flights and it seems you're loafing up into the FLs with climbs starting at 2500 ft/min or less and declining - but your groundpseeds seem fast.
500B, B200

donv

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Re: 5 Year Calendar Items
« Reply #6 on: January 28, 2023, 10:14:49 pm »
I don't know how you define "cruise climb"-- I tend to climb at about 170 knots, and accept the climb rate that gives me. Down low it is above 2000 fpm and up high obviously it tails off.

I don't reduce power much after takeoff, though. I keep it at 100% RPM until I level off and accelerate. I am very conservative on the EGTs though, and generally try to just run about 630 in the climb, once I hit the temp limits.

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Re: 5 Year Calendar Items
« Reply #7 on: Today at 12:05:19 am »
Jim, how fast do you climb the King Air 200?