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Chris Kenefick replied to the topic 'PA-23-250 Annual Checklist' in the forum. 16 hours 12 minutes ago

Thanks Steve!!! Just what I needed :)

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PEDRO JORDAN replied to the topic 'Piper Arrow IV Panel Upgrade' in the forum. 23 hours 9 minutes ago

can't wait to see the pic's of the lower rocker switch panel. That sounds really cool and an upgrade i would like to do.
Keep us posted

Pedro

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STEVE ELLS replied to the topic 'PA-23-250 Annual Checklist' in the forum. 23 hours 36 minutes ago

Here is the link to the manual. Sorry, I'm learning how to work with Cloud storage of my many files.
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Robert Marks replied to the topic 'Takeoff Technic for Piper arrow 3 Turbo' in the forum. 23 hours 37 minutes ago

Same with me, absolutely love the Arrow. It's the one getting the upgrade I just wrote about in another thread, so I haven't flown her for a couple months.

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PEDRO JORDAN replied to the topic 'Takeoff Technic for Piper arrow 3 Turbo' in the forum. yesterday

Hello Robert thanks for the reply. I've also spoken with Piper about this. They informed me that the waste gate valve wont allow over boost. I don't know about you but I HATE any type of annunciation during take off roll. lol

How are you enjoying your Arrow 4. I absolutely love my Arrow 3

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STEVE ELLS replied to the topic 'Heat Shield Saratoga II TC Cowl' in the forum. yesterday

Hi David;
You might find something from Aircraft Spruce and Specialty ( www.aircraftspruce.com ). I used this on my cowling: www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/eppages/heatbarriers.php

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Robert Marks created a new topic ' Piper Arrow IV Panel Upgrade' in the forum. yesterday

Never one to do things part way, my ADS-B compliance installation became a full fledged replacement of our vintage panel. So, our Arrow went in on December 31st, and is still in surgery as I write this. If all goes well, you should see some of the pics below, starting with the original panel, spaghetti city, and what the panel is starting to look like as of today.

G3x Touch with 6 cylinder/turbo EIS, G5 backup AI, Guardian 553 CO monitor, G106B indicator on the center and left.
Radio stack will be GMA345 Audio panel with Bluetooth, GNX375, 2-GNC255As, and a GNC500 that will be operational when finally certified.
Below that, the long narrow cutout is for the new rocker switch panel. Fully backlit, with all sorts of cool options. When I press the "Prime" switch, the LED turns yellow. When I turn on the pitot heat, the LED turns red. All the other switches turn green when on. No more rollers.
Panel itself will be powder coated in a medium dark grey.

More to follow as the project draws to its conclusion. We're getting her all cleaned up for OSH!

Bob Marks N777FG

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Robert Marks replied to the topic 'Takeoff Technic for Piper arrow 3 Turbo' in the forum. yesterday

Hi Pedro, I've had a Turbo Arrow IV since August, I have the manual wastegate. I'm not the expert on this, but I thought the Merlin prevents over boosting. I think it has to be adjusted for that, and if done correctly the valve should open to avoid over pressuring the engine. My overboost light comes on just below 41", so just because it comes on doesn't mean it is actually over boosted. Either way, I'd get it checked out.

For my manual turbo, I put my index finger on the throttle slot where I know I'll get enough power for the turbo to kick in, and slide the throttle with my thumb to that point. The turbo engages, and its just a tweak on the power to get it right at 40-41"

Hope this helps.....

Bob N777FG

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PEDRO JORDAN created a new topic ' Takeoff Technic for Piper arrow 3 Turbo' in the forum. yesterday

Good evening,

New Member , and new owner of a 1977 Piper Arrow 3 Turbo. Looking for technical recommendations on how other owners are managing not over boosting during takeoff. I've had suggestions from short field take, throttle management , to peg it until at 700'. My arrow is equipped with the Merlin waste gate valve and have gotten the over boost annunciations.

Any conversation with this topic will be appreciated. Thank you Pedro Jordan WPB, FL

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David Crass created a new topic ' Heat Shield Saratoga II TC Cowl' in the forum. yesterday

I need to replace the heat shield on my Saratoga II TC, interior of the lower cowl, right side adjacent to the turbocharger. Part number is 100927-016. Piper advised it is a "quote item", and I'm waiting on their quote. Can anyone advise the type of material that is used and what might be an acceptable substitute in the event this is not available through Piper? It appears that this is laminated to the fiberglass then overlain by a woven thermal protection material.
Thanks in advance!

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STEVE ELLS replied to the topic 'PA-23-250 Annual Checklist' in the forum. 2 days ago

Chris,
I have attached a pdf of the service manual for your airplane. In section III is a checklist of a 100 hr/annual inspection.

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Chris Kenefick created a new topic ' PA-23-250 Annual Checklist' in the forum. 4 days ago

Hi,

Does anyone have a PA-23 Aztec Annual Inspection Checklist?

Thanks, Chris

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Gomer Pound Jr created a new topic ' Redline Sidewinder for sale $1,100.' in the forum. 6 days ago

Hi All, I have my Sidwinder for sale. I bought it from a pilot in 2016 for $1,350 after being referred to him by the owner of Redline. That pilot bought a different aircraft before his Sidewinder was delivered, so he never used the Sidewinder. I have used it maybe 30 times. I mostly used it for when I was routinely going to another airport that was unattended. The Sidewinder folds up and stows in the baggage compartment.
I'm not using the Sidewinder at all now and would like to sell it. It comes with both PA-30 adapters for the Sidewinder; the one for the small nosewheel (which I had made by Sidewinder) and the normal sized nosewheel. If you don't want the small nose wheel adapter, I'll keep it. The normal size adapter (Piper 5) will fit all Comanches. It has one Milwaukee Lithium battery and the charger.
My experience has been the Sidewinder works well on dry surfaces and can handle a modest incline

, but will slip on wet grass or snow/ice, due to using a pinch roller against the tire. Shipping will be extra.
Clear Skies,
Gomer

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STEVE ELLS replied to the topic 'Removing vacuum gauges with a wet vacuum pump' in the forum. 6 days ago

Havis;
The breather tube comes out of the fitting on the upper part of the accessory case of the engine and then is routed down the firewall on the copilots side and exits on that side. There should be a small sheet metal deflector riveted to the right side of the cowling just outside the wheel well area-the breather tube should exit just behind the deflector. I use a rubber hose to a metal tube and secured the metal tube to the firewall.
If you need to fabricate a metal tube you can get aluminum tubing of all sizes at Aircraft Spruce and Specialty ( www.aircraftspruce.com )

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STEVE ELLS replied to the topic 'PA23-250 panel screws' in the forum. 6 days ago

It appears as though I can't attach the parts book file.
Sorry

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STEVE ELLS replied to the topic 'PA23-250 panel screws' in the forum. 6 days ago

Chris, I've attached a pdf of the parts book

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Chris Kenefick created a new topic ' PA23-250 panel screws' in the forum. 7 days ago

Hi all,

Started tearing down the 1960 Aztec for it's pre-buy Annual inspection and I have a nuber of stripped/almost stripped machine screws in the panels (side panels, top rear cowling-flush and round head, and vert stab front cowling).

Does anyone know what thread pitch and size they are? The panel screws look to be 1/2" long, the flush screws (under the top engine cowl panels) appear to be 3/8" long, and the vert stab screws are all round head but a mix of large and small round head, appearing to be 1/2" long.

I'm at work and wanted to get them ordered....forgot to bring them along!

Thanks! Chris

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Lavern Mast replied to the topic 'Piper Turbo III/IV cowl' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

so what is it with your verification code? Do you have members thought the entire universe? That code was ridiculous. And, once I got in I could not... Show more

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