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Forum: Alternative Engines 03-15-2018, 07:57 AM
Replies: 489
Views: 79,740
Posted By Lupin
Auto engine HP

I wonder what the long term implications will be of using an engine that normally operates generating 25-40 hp (highway driving) and using it at at 50-75% power on a continuous basis. Car engines,...
Forum: RV-4 09-10-2015, 05:49 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 12,929
Posted By Lupin
Hi Bruno, While many embrace the Canadian system...

Hi Bruno,
While many embrace the Canadian system where the owner can do his own maintenance, I have seen the other side of the equation... As an AME that has done many pre-purchase inspections in...
Forum: Canada 08-15-2014, 08:42 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,997
Posted By Lupin
The requirement for dual signatures has been...

The requirement for dual signatures has been around for ages. I obtained my AME license in 1997 and that requirement was in the Air Regs. It is now in the CARS.

The context is different but here is...
Forum: RV-6/6A 12-19-2011, 08:42 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 15,260
Posted By Lupin
Somehow I think the output would be too low for...

Somehow I think the output would be too low for the Canadian winter.I have seen some use battery blankets to keep the battery warmer. It helps for those cold weather starts.
Forum: RV-6/6A 12-19-2011, 10:00 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 15,260
Posted By Lupin
Boujours Mr. , I am an AME currently living in...

Boujours Mr. ,

I am an AME currently living in Québec but who has worked on smaller aircraft in Northern Ontario. Your concerns with preparing the aircraft are valid. As mentioned previously, an oil...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-10-2011, 05:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,751
Posted By Lupin
If any of you gentlemen are interested, I can get...

If any of you gentlemen are interested, I can get you a scanned copy of some MS standard o-ring charts with sizes and cross references and applications for most aviation fluids. Some orings are hard...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-30-2011, 05:56 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,486
Posted By Lupin
You do not have to buy that tool from A. Spruce....

You do not have to buy that tool from A. Spruce. It can easily be made. Use an old hack saw blade and grind off the teeth. Use a small die grinder to adjust thickness and make a notch in the end to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-10-2011, 07:45 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 11,325
Posted By Lupin
Interesting discussion. I work as an aircraft...

Interesting discussion.

I work as an aircraft maintenance engineer for a Canadian airline and I get to see aircraft that were hit by lightening almost every month. On Airliners, everything is bonded...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-12-2010, 08:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,867
Posted By Lupin
UPS vs FEDEX

UPS seems to do all right if the parts do not have to cross any kind of borders. As soon as customs is involved, UPS is the worst of the lot. I have seen 45$ brokerage charges on a flashlight costing...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-09-2009, 09:58 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 9,078
Posted By Lupin
The Beech 1900 has full composite blades and it...

The Beech 1900 has full composite blades and it operates commercially in IFR weather conditions. "Plastic" props offer allot more then you can imagine. Heck, even the Boeing 777 with the GE-90 engine...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-08-2009, 12:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,126
Posted By Lupin
Allot of airliners use this. The Boeing 737 and...

Allot of airliners use this. The Boeing 737 and Bombardier CRJ, both use strips of bristle material to seal the wheel well when the gear is retracted. I don't see why it couldn't be used on wheel...
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