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Old 12-03-2017, 03:59 PM
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Paul Dye has loaned me a tool or two


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Hmmmmmmmm I hear that he should have loaned you the tool that makes rectangular holes
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Old 12-09-2017, 03:17 PM
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Hi All
I am still moving wires around getting ready for the auto pilot upgrade

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now if I could just remember where they all went to?
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Old 12-09-2017, 03:48 PM
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I have autopilot servos to install over the winter along with electric elevator trim and hopefully electric flaps. Curious to see how you mount servos
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Old 12-10-2017, 11:16 AM
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Dayton -

Please check your PM's as I have a question not directly related to this thread.

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Old 12-18-2017, 12:05 PM
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I have started to assemble things
This is the pitch servo
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Next is the wire run, and so on
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Old 12-18-2017, 01:49 PM
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I have started to assemble things
This is the pitch servo
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Next is the wire run, and so on
It's even nicer in person! Dayton does the most precise, careful, and clean installations you'd ever want to see.
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Old 12-18-2017, 02:10 PM
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I have started to assemble things
This is the pitch servo
Looks very familiar.............
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Old 12-18-2017, 11:38 PM
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...new panel = new flooring!
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Old 12-27-2017, 01:14 AM
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Putting a plane back into Phase I often requires a letter to the local FSDO and a new test area along with a written response from the FAA (or DAR). Your operating limitations will specify what's required. Some just require a log book entry but many require more. Even if you just have a log entry, you have to have a phase 1 test area agreed with the DAR or FAA. That's super easy if you still live where the original phase 1 was done and have the paperwork.

I had to do this for an inverted oil system on my old Skybolt. The airplane had a Christen system originally that was removed. I asked the local FSDO, they said going to a Raven inverted oil system required a new 5 hour test period for the major alternation.

It took me about 6 weeks to sort the paperwork with the FAA between negotiating a new test area, getting a new set of operating limitations, and then they came out to the hangar to do the final paperwork. The folks were nice and training a new person so maybe they were more thorough than normal. A DAR likely will be quicker.

An easy link to 14 CFR Part 43 appendix A defines a major alteration
https://www.law.cornell.edu/cfr/text...x-A_to_part_43

I did the paperwork before installing the oil system to avoid down time.

Check to make sure your insurance covers Phase 1 operations.
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Old 01-02-2018, 08:29 AM
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New location for the trim system relays is already paying dividends.
After testing I discovered that the elevator relay did not survive the relocation.

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The old trim location has been remodeled
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