I'm flight instruction a gentleman in his 1967 PA-32-300. I curious how experienced Cherokee 6 pilots manage thier fuel.
Right now I'm thinking of burning thusly: There are of course have 4 tanks holding: 17, 25, 25 and 17, gallons respectivly. Burn an hour from the left and right mains as the POH recommends, then burn an hour from each tip, then if needed back to the mains and run those dry if needed?
I'm not advocating or teaching pilots to burn thier tanks dry every flight, but if inadvertently caught in an IFR situation that demanded extended range, I like to learn and study my options on the ground, to apply later if needed.
Any constructive advice would be appreciated, Dave Wacker
Has anyone purchased the new cargo net kit that Piper offered in their Service Spares Letter No.474? Any idea of the price or what advantage,if any, it has over the regular cargo straps?
I'm checking with a friend near Jacksonville and will let you know. I do have a recommendation for a shop in St. Petersburg, if that would be helpful.
The maintenance shop I've been using for a few years got bought and now is only maintaining a private fleet. My annual is due soon and I'm looking for an A&P that can do the annual in my hangar or recommendations on shops around N.FL that have good experience with us piper types. Currently no squawks as I really try to keep up with all issues as they crop up-- so hopefully should be relatively easy from a job perspective. Last two annuals were very thorough. Thanks in advance for your time.
Thank you for you're answer Steve.
The Cheerokee is in for maintence, and they're going replace the 60 and 5 ampre breakers with pullable breakers.
Thanks again, Dave
According to my Piper expert, there should be an over voltage (OV) relay in the wiring of that '67. Which should protect the electrical system and avionics if an over voltage occurs.
Sometimes, due to a spike, the OV relay will trip. If it does the procedure to reset it is to turn off the master for a few seconds and then turn it back on. To be super safe, it's probably wise to turn off your avionics during this procedure.
If the OV relay resets, go on flying.
I don't believe you can pull the circuit breaker in this vintage Piper to take the alternator off line unless someone has upgraded the alternator CB to a pullable type.
If resetting the master switch doesn't resolve the problem, turn off the master--to avoid causing expensive OV damage to other components (avionics, light bulbs, etc)-- land when able to get the charging system repaired.
Let us know how it goes!
Thanks, looking forward to my first assisted inspection...
I've attached the check list you are looking for. Have fun!
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Let me check...
Can anyone send me checklist for annusl
I'm trying to replace my head liner. Does anyone know how to remove the gaspers? They are plastic eyeballs with a metal retaining ring around it. No screws and it doesn't screw off. Any help would be appreciated. You can also email me directly if you want.
Hi, I have no experience with what happens when you upgrade to the 220 HP engines. As I read the Turbo Plus webpage it seems to indicate the STC requires the installation of a Continental KB fuel system and an intercooler system. It looks like the TurboPlus intercooler system costs an additional $12,690. I don't think that price includes installation.
I understand that the STC does up the MTOW by 170 pounds; if that's the goal of buying the STC I recommend you find out how much the intercooler installation and cowling mods weigh to determine your true gain in EW.
I don't know if you've taken a look at the Merlyn Products Black Magic automatic wastegate controller yet but what it does for the CHTs and altitude performance is almost magic. Replacing the fixed wastegate system on your engines with the Black Magic system will lower your CHTS and provide sea level MAPs up into the mid teens.
It won't get you more useful load but it's will definitely be better for your engine than the stock system.
Thank you Kent, i was thinking to do the same upgrade on seneca-ll.
i went to Turboplus website but didnt see the $2,000. offer. is it still available?
Further reading for "Questions and Answers" by Steve Ells
1. “More on Cylinder Head Temperature,” Lycoming Flyer “Key Reprints,” pg. 52
2. AIR100-14-110-PM01, “Approval of Non-Required Angle of Attack (AOA) Indicator Systems”
3. inFO 14010, “Installation, Training and Use of Non-Required/Supplemental Angle-of-Attack (AOA) Based Systems for General Aviation (GA) Airplanes”
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FAA Order 8020.11C, "Aircraft Accident and Incident Notification, Investigation and Reporting"