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STEVE ELLS replied to the topic 'Dual XGPS 170 battery' in the forum. 3 days ago

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.


STEVE ELLS replied to the topic 'Gap Seals' in the forum. 3 days ago

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.


STEVE ELLS replied to the topic 'PA-28 151 Cowling' in the forum. 3 days ago

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.


Gregory Brown created a new topic ' PA-28 151 Cowling' in the forum. 5 days ago

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


STEVEN STOCKMEIER created a new topic ' 1973-PA28-140 Overhead gaspers' in the forum. 1 week ago

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.



Kent Dellenbusch created a new topic ' PA-34-200 T 1979 Seneca II Trubo' in the forum. 1 week ago

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?


Jen D replied to the topic 'Help with pre buy inspection' in the forum. 1 week ago

Hi Kris,
Our contributing editor, Kevin Garrison, lives in Kentucky and has this recommendation:
Flight Fixins Inc
Phone: (502) 875-4240
Jeff Anderson, President

You can email Kevin for additional info EMAIL


Jen D replied to the topic 'Help with pre buy inspection' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

Hi Kris,
Do you know at what airport the Aztec is based?



Kris Milbrandt created a new topic ' Help with pre buy inspection' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

Good evening everyone. First post. I am looking at purchasing an Aztec in Kentucky and importing to Canada. Looking for someone with experience in doing pre purchase inspections in that area of the country and knowledgeable around Aztecs. Will pay with beer and snow. .....
Thx kindly for any suggestions.


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Ray Phelan replied to the topic 'Aztec F POH' in the forum. 3 weeks ago

any kind of copy would do, thanks


Jen D replied to the topic 'Aztec F POH' in the forum. 3 weeks ago

Do you need an "official" copy?


Thomas Grove Purchased ticket for event, 2017 Gathering at Waupaca 3 weeks ago
Jen D - updated event, 2017 Gathering at Waupaca 3 weeks ago
Ray Phelan created a new topic ' Aztec F POH' in the forum. 3 weeks ago

Anyone have a copy of a Turbo Aztec F model POH?


Heather S created a new topic ' May 2017 Magazine Extras' in the forum. 4 weeks ago

Further reading for Piper Q&A by Steve Ells...


We've added a third day of bus transportation to AirVenture! Come for the Gathering and then catch the bus to the AirVenture grounds Monday, Tuesday... Show more

Kenneth Fotos created a new topic ' Gap Seals' in the forum. 1 month ago

Has anyone installed Flap Gap and Aileron Gap...