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My stall warning light activates on the ground and in the air during accelerated stalls but lately, it will not go off during slow flight to stall scenario. Any suggestions?

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Jen D created a new topic ' PFA Webinars + a chance to win a $50 Aircraft Spruce & Specialty gift card' in the forum. 13 hours 57 minutes ago

FREE WEBINARS for aircraft owners sponsored by Aircraft Spruce and Specialty and hosted by Piper Flyer Association

Our Virtual event is about to begin. We can't gather in Waupaca, but we can gather around our screens. Please join us!
(Note: all times are Pacific time)

Register for the ones that interest you or register for them all. Attend to gain knowledge and be entered to win a door prize. Stick around for the entire webinar and you're automatically entered for a chance to win a $50.00 Aircraft Spruce & Specialty Co. gift card or free one-year membership at each webinar.


07/17/2020
11:00 PDT
Anatomy of a Cylinder - Bill Ross, Superior Air Parts

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This forum will show you how cylinders are designed and manufactured and how to properly assess the health and functioning of an aircraft piston engine cylinder. The forum also covers the best defenses against cylinder problems and why valve guide alignment and seat function is key to long-term cylinder life.

07/17/2020
13:00 PDT
Spark Plug Design and Maintenance -
Vince Bechtel, Tempest Aero


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Spark plugs are one of the most important parts of a healthy and efficient engine. Vince Bechtel, Director of Sales and Marketing for Tempest Aero explains the design and best maintenance for the leading spark plugs in General Aviation.

07/18/2020
11:00 PDT
Lead-acid aircraft battery airworthiness. What does it mean? -
Chris Holder, Concorde Battery


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What you need to know to keep your battery healthy and airworthy.

07/18/2020
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Logbooks 101 - Kristin Winter, PFA contributing editor


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Logbooks can easily control 30% to 50% of your airplane’s value. Learn how to keep them up to snuff. Kristin Winter is a well-known A&P/IA, CFIAIM/ATP, and contributing editor to Cessna Flyer and Piper Flyer. She discusses the owner's obligations to maintain aircraft maintenance records; what constitutes a proper logbook entry, and the mechanic's obligations for documenting their word; maintaining an AD compliance sheet, protecting your maintenance records; and what documents must be kept in the aircraft.

07/19/2020
11:00 PDT
Yes, You Can Paint Your Airplane! - Steve Ells, PFA contributing editor


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PFA contributing editor and tech rep, Steve Ells will provide information on how owners can legally make paint repairs on their airplanes, and share some tips on the tools and techniques to simplify the process

07/19/2020
13:00 PDT
Three of the dumbest things ever done in an airplane and how I survived them - Kevin Garrison, PFA contributing editor


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Join us for a freewheeling and fun discussion of aviation safety and other topics. Stick around afterward for discussion and socializing.

Social hour immediately following Kevin Garrison's talk. Signing up for Kevin’s webinar signs you up for the social hour.

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STEVE ELLS replied to the topic 'PA 38 wheel and tire replacement 5" to 6' in the forum. 19 hours 38 minutes ago

The tech support people at Piper agreed with my conclusions. There's no upgrade kit available from Piper. I suggest you ask at one of the salvage yards; the two that support Piper Flyer are www.wentworthaircraft.com and www.preferredairparts.com .

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STEVE ELLS replied to the topic 'PA38 Nose wheel shimmy' in the forum. yesterday

Robert; Further research turned up to Piper Service Bulletins that may be applicable.
I've attached them.
Steve

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File Name: SB1200TomahawkHardLanding.pdf
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File Name: SB_0676TomahawkNoseGearStop.pdf
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File Name: SL_0931TomahawkNoseGearForkKit.pdf
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STEVE ELLS replied to the topic 'PA 38 wheel and tire replacement 5" to 6' in the forum. yesterday

Referring to the parts manual, it appears that the upgrade to the 6.00 x 6 tires requires more than a simple tire and tube change.
The main LG axles have to changed to p/n 61886-02, a spacer (p/n 61887-02) installed inboard of the wheel on the axle, a bushing-spacer (p/n 7789-10) installed outboard of the wheel on the axle.and an inflation pressure placard (p/n 41398-11) must be also be installed on each main. But the biggest hill to climb seems to be the requirement to install different brakes. The new brake part numbers are 551 738 on the left side (Cleveland p/n 30-53A) and 551 742 (Cleveland p/n 30-53A) on the right side. You notice that the Cleveland part number is the same for both sides; might be easier to find two Cleveland 30-53A brakes than it is to order via the Piper part numbers.
I did a cursory check to see if there's a Piper kit for this upgrade but wasn't able to find one.
I'm going to check with Piper to see if my research is correct. I will update this post if I find out different.
Steve

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STEVE ELLS replied to the topic 'PA38 Nose wheel shimmy' in the forum. yesterday

Hi Robert;
It's my experience that nose gear shimmy is not related to the shimmy dampner.
My first suggestion is to balance the wheel/ tire assembly. If your mechanic doesn't have a balancing tool, you can try taking the tire wheel assembly to a motorcycle shop if there's on nearby. If you're not near someone who can balance the assembly, you can do it the "bush" mechanic way, which is to completely degrease both wheel bearings and the races. Then mount the tire/wheel on the airplane. Since there's no drag on the wheel/bearing the heavy spot on the assembly will end up at the bottom. Install balance weights (get them at the auto parts store) until the assembly does not stop in the same place every time.
If you find it hard to balance, make sure that the red dot on the tire is aligned with the filler valve stem or silver spot on the tube.
If the balance is good, then I would look very closely at the nose gear torque links. Look closely for cracks. Check for slop in the torque links by installing the tow bar, and watching the lower, middle and upper connections of the torque links as a helper slowly moves the tow bar back and forth. There should be zero "slop" or play in the three connections. If there's wear, the torque links can be rebuilt by installing new bolts and bushings. Make sure the proper bolts are installed.
I have attached a page out of the Tomahawk service manual pointing out the need to inspect for cracks in the nose gear housing.
If you can't find anything else, I would take a look there.
Happy Flying,
Steve

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File Name: TomahawkNoseStrut.pdf
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File Name: TomahawkNoseStrut.pdf
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Robert Murphy created a new topic ' PA38 Nose wheel shimmy' in the forum. 2 days ago

Hello,

I am having continued problems with nose wheel shimmy on my 79’ Tomahawk. New tire installed, new wheel bearings installed and new shear pin ordered.

If anyone would like to comment on experience and a solution to this problems I’d be grateful.

Br,

Robert Murphy

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William Wright created a new topic ' PA 38 wheel and tire replacement 5" to 6' in the forum. 3 days ago

What do I need (paperwork) to replace my 5" wheels and tires on 1978 PA38 to 6" wheels and tires?

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Hello All, Jim's J3 Cub has been sold.

STEVE ELLS replied to the topic 'tachometer issue' in the forum. 5 days ago

No, not really, I had a Horizon electric tach in my Comanche before I went full engine monitor. It worked perfectly and fit in the same hole as the mechanical tach. It appears the company may have retired since the product is no longer listed on Aircraft Spruce and Specialty. But there is a used one on eBay: type Horizon P-1000 into the eBay search window. Asking $250.
There are a number of approved replacements. A couple include the Electronics International has its R-1 and the J.P. Instruments Slim Line tach.
If you haven't yet decided, you can get a TruTrak II from Aircraft Spruce. This is a portable battery powered unit that is not connected to any aircraft systems. Velcro it to the dash, point it at the prop (it can adjust for 2,3,4, and 5 bladed props) and get a true reading of your engine rpm.

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Doug Linville created a new topic ' tachometer issue' in the forum. 6 days ago

my airplane is a 1961 PA-24 250. I am having occasional issue with the tachometer, it oscillates at times and isn't accurate. I removed, cleaned, and lubed the cable.
I am considering replacing the original with an electric. What are your thoughts? I want the new instrument to fit in the instrument panel where the old one is. Is this a difficult upgrade?
Doug

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Jen D replied to the topic 'Piper Arrow IV Panel Upgrade' in the forum. 6 days ago

Looks awesome!

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Jen D thanked Robert Marks in topic Piper Arrow IV Panel Upgrade 6 days ago
STEVE ELLS replied to the topic 'Piper Arrow IV Panel Upgrade' in the forum. 6 days ago

Wow, From busy as can be to simple, and chocked full of information and capabilities. Great job!

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Robert Marks replied to the topic 'Piper Arrow IV Panel Upgrade' in the forum. 1 week ago

She is all done! Flight tested, and the end of a six month journey filled with setbacks, progress, more setbacks, and "Top Ramen again for dinner?"





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Aaron Kahn thanked STEVE ELLS in topic Touch-up Paint 2 weeks ago
STEVE ELLS replied to the topic 'Touch-up Paint' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

Hi Aaron;
When you have spots where the paint has flaked off, the best procedure is to smooth the edges using a Scotchbrite pad, or the proper sandpaper.
The best type of sandpaper is aluminum oxide sand paper since it's compatible with aluminum. Using other types can cause corrosion.
After smoothing the edges you should prime the bare metal. After you have applied a thin coat of primer and let it dry per the instructions. Then you can put on the finish coat.
Unfortunately there are many different tints of airplane white.
The original white paint color for your PA 28-140 is called Daytona White. Unless your airplane has been painted since it left the factory.
You can order both a good primer and a good white enamel from Aircraft Spruce and Specialty ( www.aircraftspruce.com ). www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/cspages/aircraftcoatings.php .
Sandpaper: www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/cspages/sunmightwaterproof.php
However, if your spot is small it's often more effective and quicker to go to the local hobby store or hardware store and buy a pint of white in this case, enamel paint. If you're going to hand paint, I recommend going to a hobby or art store to buy a good quality brush. When hand painting a good brush makes a lot of difference.
You should still fair in the edges, and still apply primer first, but if you experiment a little with a brush and get paint that's very close to the right color, it will look pretty good.
The other option is to take an inspection cover off the bottom of the wing, and take it to an auto paint store for a match. Some stores will mix up a pint. But it will be much more expensive than the small pint of enamel at the hardware store.
Let me know how it comes out.

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