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Old 05-06-2019, 03:42 PM
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I heard one of Vic’s presentations in the EAA tent at S&F. Super job. You Tube, podcast etc would be great for us folks still out here crackin’ rocks
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Old 05-06-2019, 07:55 PM
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I agree, I would love to see a YouTube of the presentation.
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Old 05-07-2019, 04:54 PM
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Default Good Job Vic

Had a great time and sorry I had to leave early. Had to make a quick run up to Knoxville to check some “jam Nuts”. 🤪

Great job Vic!!
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Old 05-07-2019, 06:45 PM
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Thumbs up Great turnout : great presentation by Vic

The Falcon RV Squadron Safety meeting was very well attended with at least one attendee from Oregon-Greg from Vans Aircraft, and a San Diego RV'er.

Vic presented about thirty items that he says show up repeatedly in his work doing RV maintenance, pre buy inspections, and DAR aircraft certifications. He showed us photos all taken in 2019 and explained what was and what should be. Most of us will probably be looking closely at our RVs to make sure our birds are safe.

Here's the list of what Vic covered:

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Jam nuts loose on control systems
Fuel systems/carb linkages not adjusted, preventing full travel to the stops and causing overheating.
K & N Air Filters shrinking over time and not being replaced> Silica levels increasing in oil samples
No safety wire on wheel pants
No safety wire on Brake calipers
ELT's not armed
Service bulletins pencil whipped and not performed
Inadequate stop drilling on cracks
Controls not labeled
Fuel caps not labeled for fuel type and capacity
Broken throttle sheaths
Unsupported P-Mag wiring.Wires dangling
Water entrapment in static lines
Use of plastic caps on fuel system spiders
Slick mag 500 hour inspections and parts replacement
Spark plugs not gapped properly and worn out. Should have ohm checks too
Key ignition switch failures. Pilots not doing Service bulletins and AD's . No grounding checks
Lightspeed coils / wires bulletins
Copper spark plug gaskets should be used on auto plug adapters. Concave side towards engine.
Missing baffle bolts. Cylinders structurally joined. Should be individually free to jiggle.
D sub connectors with no support or back shells
Fittings without all bolts installed
Missing cotter keys
Worn tires hidden by wheel pants
Airboxes need two drain holes. One inside filter, other on downhill side of airbox
Inadequate oil cooler supports. Cracking

Then Vic presented a few closing remarks. He encouraged oil changes at shorter intervals
Don't let brakes wear until they squeal
Put annual ELT test into logbooks. Use 406 test procedures given by manufacture
Operational Limitations in aircraft
New weight and balances after painting
Hartzell Constant speed prop overhauls at 2000 hours/ 7 years

Suggested that the Challenger cleanable element oil filters might be a value for some

Fellow attendees: I invite you to jump in with your comments and take aways.

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Old 05-07-2019, 07:44 PM
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We flew over from central Alabama, easy flight and well worth it. Great turn out! Falcon field is really cool.

Somebody recorded a video, highly recommend everybody watch it once it pops up.
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Old 05-08-2019, 04:52 AM
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"Hartzell 2 bladed props with AL hubs that have been manufactured after 4/1997 (i.e., "B" hubs) have recommended O/H periods of 2400 flight hours/72 months."

You are correct here. It is 72 months that the majority of the RV owners run up against. I have seen a number of them require work such as shot peening as they don't pass the inspection. Kudos to those of you who follow the recommendations of the manufacturere.

After all, we are flying single-engine, single propeller airplanes.

Thanks to all of you who came. It was really nice to see those of you whom I don't see that often due to distances.

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Old 05-08-2019, 07:50 AM
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I'd love to see this presentation as well if it was filmed. Even if the video becomes privately viewable please send me a link I'd be grateful. Vic performed a pre-purchase inspection on a plane I ended up not buying. However, it was an excellent learning experience on all accounts and I walked away a lot more knowledgeable. I'd love to see this presentation as I know it would be invaluable information presented in proper context. Now that I own an -8 that I am learning to care for too, it would be quite timely.
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Old 05-08-2019, 05:13 PM
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My understanding is that it is being worked so as to post it to youtube. They are going to try to incorporate the slides into the video so they are readable.

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Old 05-08-2019, 10:40 PM
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My understanding is that it is being worked so as to post it to youtube. They are going to try to incorporate the slides into the video so they are readable.
Thank you! Looking forward to it.
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Old 05-09-2019, 10:48 AM
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Thank you! Looking forward to it.
I will second that...
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