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The battery arrived, but only after I signed a waiver taking full responsibility for any damage because I wanted the change the battery out myself. OY! The only hard part was peeling the old battery--it's stuck to the case with two sided tape--off the case.
The little three wire plug is fool proof--it only goes together one way.
Now it takes a charge very quickly and is working fine.
Hi, I've installed a set on a Cessna 182 but not on a Piper. I've considered putting a set on my Comanche but haven't gotten to it yet. From what I hear they do improve aileron effectiveness at the lower end of the speed spectrum, and they are supposed to improve climb rates.
Sorry I can't give you any hard numbers.
I think this method will work for you. I have two aligning punches that I used to temporarily align the lower cowling with the fuselage when I'm installing it by myself.
I leave one punch on one side of the cowling and one on the other. Before I start to put the cowling into position I check to see that I have all the hose clamps for the heater ducting, and carb heat ducting, and that I have the screws and the screwdriver I'll need to secure the cowling to the airframe. I usually put the screws and driver on a rag on the ground.
My Comanche is a pain because two ears at the front need to be maneuvered around the prop and cylinder cooling baffling sheet metal. You should be able to hold the cowling in position to approach from the front. It's really best if you have a helper but if not you can do it.
Try to get the nose part into the proper position relative to the prop. Then just move around the prop and get a punch in to hold one side up. Go to the other side and align in and poke the punch into the proper hole; this gets the job started.
Before you put in screws, take a good look to see that you're going to be able to get at the hoses, that the hoses are not being squeezed or are out of position. If it's all good go ahead and put one screw in each side, preferably one of the upper screws.
Them put the top cowl in position and snug down the hasps. This will help align the lower cowl properly. Once everything looks good, you can finish installing the rest of the screws on the lower cowling.
You may have to remove the top cowl to finish tightening clamps and finishing up but the top cowl is pretty easy to R and R.
Is there an easy way to get the cowling back on a warrior 151? Took off to change starter but now having a hard time putting cowling back on . It is the front cowling with the landing light
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.
Question for our Piper members. Turbo-Plus has a STC to put 220hp engines on the Seneca II.
This STC indicates a GW increase to 4750lb from 4570lbs. A conversation was had with turbo-plus systems to verify that we had not read the STC wrong. The current price is $3500 slated to go up to $4500 in 2018, but he would sell it for $2000.00 if we do it this month (just buy the STC; no limit on when engines are installed). $2K doesn't sound unreasonable, but of course its only paperwork. We thought we would at least pass it by the Piper forum to see if it is a good deal or not. I have included the STC paperwork for review. Does anyone have experience with this mod?
Our contributing editor, Kevin Garrison, lives in Kentucky and has this recommendation:
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Do you know at what airport the Aztec is based?
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