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Robert Whiteley replied to the topic 'Ipad Mount ???' in the forum. yesterday

Thanks Mr. Pound for the input and you quick reply --- I will take my pad out to the plane and see if its practical with my steam gauge lay out -- BTW I am in california and its about 54 degrees f and feels like it should snow -- very nice panel --- thanks again - Rob

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Gomer Pound Jr replied to the topic 'Twin Comanche Cowl Flap Cable Knobs' in the forum. yesterday

Hi Rob, Thanks. I wonder if those extension will screw into my outer cable, or if someone has replaced the inner cables with a different cable?
Clear Skies,
Gomer

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Gomer Pound Jr replied to the topic 'Ipad Mount ???' in the forum. yesterday

Hi Rob, I use a RAM hose clamp style mount on the yoke. There is a ball on the clamp with a short interconnecting plastic piece that connects to the ball on the back of the RAM mini iPad mount. I use it in landscape mode and there is not much blocking of the panel. It is easily adjustable. I use an iPad Pro on my lap for approach plates and cross checking. Both are connected to my Stratus 2S. I insist on having a tablet on my kneeboard for keeping track of Hobbs, clearances, T'off times, tank changes, squawks, etc, so I have not yet found a good kneeboard that will allow me to have the iPad and a tablet that is convenient to use. The full sized iPads are too large to mount on the yoke. I find the notepad in ForeFlight to be lacking in practicality, and I have no record at the end of the flight to tear off and take home for logging, ordering parts, etc. Maybe I just don't know how to use it properly.
I attached a photo of the RAM mount in the portrait mode. I can take a better photo at the hangar with the mini iPad mounted and the headset out of the way to give you a better idea. It's snowing right now.


Clear SKies,
Gomer

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Robert Whiteley created a new topic ' Ipad Mount ???' in the forum. 2 days ago

Hi All - looking for some recomendations for a Ipad mount in my PA-30. any information on brand, configutation, issues etc would be helpfull

Thanks -- RW

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Robert Whiteley replied to the topic 'Twin Comanche Cowl Flap Cable Knobs' in the forum. 2 days ago

I have a 1967 B PA - 30 and it has the locking round controls - Rob

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Robert Whiteley shared a photo. 2 days ago

Hi - I recently purchased the "same" airplane as you -- My C/F controls look like the ones inthe picture as well (locking) -- Rob

Gomer Pound Jr created a new topic ' Twin Comanche Cowl Flap Cable Knobs' in the forum. 2 days ago

Hi All, I've been working my way down the list of "what in the world is going on here?" and am to my cowl flaps. I have a 1967 "B" model Twin Comanche. The cowl flap knobs seem to have been replaced. I don't see any record of the cowl flap cables being replaced.
On my friend's B model, and on many other Comanches I have seen, the cowl flap knobs lock the cowl flaps into position. My knobs (which are T handles) have no lock. Does anyone know why mine don't lock? Did someone change out the locking knobs with the shafts that stick out?
Attached are my cowl flap controls and my friend's with the locks.

Clear Skies, Gomer[attachment=631]
Clear Skies,
Gomer

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Gomer Pound Jr replied to the topic 'Change a Passenger Reading Lightbulb' in the forum. 2 days ago

Hi Chris, I'm new, so I just now saw your posting. Nice photo showing the underside (or topside, really) of the overhead console. My Twin Comanche has an overhead console for the lights also. Mine has the metal light tubes for the reading map lights like yours. The bulbs in mine have two contacts on the base and are white. Originally they were a GE #93 bulb. I don't like the white light at night as it bothers my night vision and is not dimmable. My solution is to change the bulbs to red LED's I bought from SuperBright LED's. I plan to install them this weekend. I bought two. One is forward shooting, and the other is 360 degrees. They are also of different lumens, so I will put the brighter one on the copilot's side for now and the other on my side. That way if the red light is much bright, it will be on the side I don't often use.
Clear Skies,
Gomer

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Gomer Pound Jr replied to the topic 'Old paint and interior going bye-bye' in the forum. 2 days ago

Hi Harley, Seats look great. Paint looks missing...haha..do you have any updates to post? Are you doing it in yourself, or at a paint shop? Any big glitches so far?
Clear Skies,
Gomer
KBEH

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Gomer Pound Jr replied to the topic 'Buying an Apache' in the forum. 2 days ago

Hi Eric, Super nice looking Apache you have. Many have been pretty beaten up. I'm glad your trip went well. With all your hours in Beech twins, flying the Apache should be a piece of cake.Keep us posted about your heater install as well as the hydraulic pump and panel changes.
Clear Skies,
Gomer
N206RG

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Lisa Breuer created a new topic ' Gear WILL NOT stay up on a PA28R 180' in the forum. 2 days ago

1965 28R 180 hp. Using as a trainer. A student pulled power faster than I could stop him (2x) and gear free fell. (He pulled power way too fast, I did not want him pulling it low to begin with, so I was not expecting to need to hold the emergency drop handle up) Anyhow, gear will no longer stay up UNLESS we hold the emergency handle in the UP position. This is what we have learned on jacks, as we have not tried this in flight. (Not going all Test Pilot-y in flight, we are leaving that handle DOWN until this is fixed!)
1- NO we do not have a Gear in Transit light during any non-normal time (really doubt it is a hydraulic leak)
2-NOSE gear DID go up in flight after the problem, that green light went out. Mains would not lock up though in flight
3-Microswitch has been investigated, no abnormalities found
4-Gear tested perfectly at an annual a month before. Plane was flown weekly with no problems until this one happened
5-Did try retracting gear at various speeds, all within the Vg range. No success.
6-Did try the slipping method to try and lock mains in. No success.
7-On jacks, the gear handle goes up as expected, but the only way the gear STAYS up and locked is if the emergency extension handle is HELD UP at all times. As soon as handle is released back to its natural position, all three wheels fall down and 3 greens come on

SB769 and SB866a have NOT been complied with. The easy fix is to do the handle lock. But we need to sleuth out what exactly broke. This is a school plane, we need it making money. Ideas are appreciated!!!

-Slow in Idaho

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STEVE ELLS replied to the topic 'New Aztec buyer' in the forum. 3 days ago

I am still using Collins VHF-251 and VIR 351 nav and comm in my Comanche. They still work great. I believe it's because I replace the coax cable and the antennas when I installed then 10 years ago. A radio can be aligned and up to specs power wise but if the parts of the system outside the "box" meaning the coax and antenna are not "airworthy" the performance will be poor.
You're on the right track.
S

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Vince Hoffart replied to the topic 'Digital POH 23-235' in the forum. 4 days ago

Thank you Steve!

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Gomer Pound Jr replied to the topic 'New Member' in the forum. 4 days ago

Hi Steve, Thanks for the hospitality. So, we are both members of the Comanche Tribe! You will be a good asset for me.
Gomer

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Gomer Pound Jr replied to the topic 'New Aztec buyer' in the forum. 4 days ago

Hi Steve, My pleasure. I was really happy when I saw your name as a technical advisor. You are famous in my world. I took John Frank's 210 course and still have the manual. I have read many of your articles in the various publications and consider you to be an expert. I'm sure I have met you at Airventure, maybe as recently as the last time John went to KOSH. My Twin Comanche is in good shape right now. I did a four month owner-assisted annual marathon this year, so many items were taken care of. Right now I have my NAV antenna removed to see if that might be the problem as to why my NAV2 signal is poor and the NAV1 signal is degrading. I haven't taken it to an avionics shop because they are swamped with ADSB installs and will be until at least June from what I hear. I was thinking of posting my findings on Delphi Comanche(where my other projects were posted) and maybe here after I finish the project. I have cleaned the antenna dipoles and replaced the SS hardware. I'm waiting for the RG-58C/A coax and the BNC connectors from Aircraft Spruce (arrive tomorrow) to make the balun, then and run the coax down to the dorsal fin bulkhead and inside where I will make the male and female connections. I'm renting a good pair of BNC crimpers from the local ham radio shop, "Ham-sters" since I only need to make 2 connectors. The balun was corroded as was the connectors, so I'm thinking I am headed in the right direction. I have IA's and A&P's on my field who supervise me and sign off.

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STEVE ELLS replied to the topic 'New Member' in the forum. 4 days ago

Hi Gomer;
Welcome aboard. I've seen lots of your activity on the Airworthy Comanche Delphi site. Glad to have you aboard.
As you know Kristin Winter writes for the Piper Flyer magazine, and I own a 1960 PA 24 180, which I love.
Please don't hesitate to let us know how we can help, or you can add subjects that you think would be helpful to other readers.
Steve

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STEVE ELLS replied to the topic 'Digital POH 23-235' in the forum. 4 days ago

Hi Vince;
I have attached a digital copy of the manual I have. It's labeled PA 23 250 Aztec. I hope it will help.
Steve

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Gomer Pound Jr replied to the topic 'New Aztec buyer' in the forum. 4 days ago

Hey Chris, You are right. Let's see what she looks like and go from there. You might have found a gem! Flying an Aztec will be loads of fun.
Gomer

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Kent Dellenbusch created a new topic ' -- ALASKA TOUR --' in the forum. 4 days ago

www.bluegooseaviation.com/american-air-tours/alaska-tour/

If someone (could be a couple) wanted to do the whole tour and fly my airplane with me in it the dates would be 8 June 2020 to 29 June 2020 and the cost would be the total cost of the tour $16,200.00 plus $3500.00 for flying costs in a Cessna 182. That would be a total of $19,700.00 and they would get between 35 and 40 hours flying time.

If someone would like to fly up to Alaska only the dates to plan on would be from 8 Jun to 14 Jun, we could pick them up in Kalispell, MT on 7 June. This would be 8 days with us on the tour. The cost would be $4000.00 for the tour and $2000.00 for flying costs. They would get 17 to 20 hours of flying time following the Alaskan Highway. So a total of $6000.00. Once in Alaska they could stay as long as they want they would just be on there own. We will be in Fairbanks Alaska.

If someone would like to only fly back from Alaska with us. The dates would be 25 July to 29 July. they would need to be in Fairbanks on 24 July. They could come up earlier but again they would be on their own until 25 July. This would be The cost would be 5 days on the tour with us. The cost would be $2500.00 for the tour and $2000.00 for the flying costs. They would get between 17 and 20 hours of flying time through the mountains back to Kalispell, MT.

If you know anyone who would like to do this please have them contact me. This can be 1 or 2 people (we are weight limited) for those prices. If you have any questions please contact me.

Thank you for your help and look forward to talking to you again soon.

Joe Kuberka
Blue Goose Aviation

(719) 393-5550

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