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HEGAIN created a new topic ' My HSI compass card stays at 030. Nav and HDG flags were in view.' in the forum. 15 hours 13 minutes ago

My HSI compass card stayed at 030. Nav and HDG flags were in view. It will not slave in manual or auto.

I had the HSI tested and repaired also my DG (KG-102A) was bad and replaced with overhauled unit. Now the warning flags are out of view, but the card stays at 030. Could it be the KMT-112? Any suggestions will be helpful.


John Devonald created a new topic ' I am private buyer looking for Arrow or turbo arrow' in the forum. 4 days ago

If you know of one out there, or someone that's been thinking about selling, please let me know!
I owned an Arrow several years back, and looking to get back in. I probably should have held onto the one I had. Thanks!


John Devonald replied to the topic 'Pre Buy in TN' in the forum. 4 days ago

Thanks! The one in E TN fell through, so still looking for that Arrow/Turbo Arrow :)


Jen D replied to the topic 'Pre Buy in TN' in the forum. 4 days ago

Hi John,
I checked with a friend of mine in Tennesee and here are her recommendations:

I don’t know if he’s in the east part of the state, but there are two really good shops here, Xpress Aircraft Maintenance (865-850-8215) is at KDKX (Downtown Island). The guy that owns it is very honest and has years of experience, his name is Adam.
There’s also a good shop at KGKT, James Spearman Aircraft Maintenance (865-366-1449).

Good luck and let us know how it goes!



Grady Hillis created a new topic ' Wanted PA-28-235' in the forum. 4 days ago

Looking for a good PA 28-235 to buy and keep. NOT A BROKER ! Contact Grady Hillis via this chat page.


STEVE ELLS replied to the topic 'Pre Buy in TN' in the forum. 5 days ago

I know Tennessee Aircraft Services in Jackson, TN is excellent, but that's the only shop in that area I'm familiar with.



John Devonald created a new topic ' Pre Buy in TN' in the forum. 5 days ago

I am in the market for a Piper Arrow/Turbo Arrow, and need a knowledgeable and reasonable mechanic in the TN area for performing a pre-buy. Any recommendations?
I had found a great guy up in Mason City, IA (super strong book work on AD's, inspections, and rate about $80/hr), but that is so dang far from here.


Tomasz Napierala created a new topic ' Cylinder Crack ?' in the forum. 1 week ago

Hi all,

during the annual preperation and the spark plug maintenance I found three possible cracks in my cylinder 2 and 3 and looking for some experiance eyes opinion. That one in cylinder 3 close to the spark plug hole is extreamly straid for a crack but I do not expect any intended groove at this location and it is very deep and wide.
Both cylinder have also signs of cracks close to the exhaust flange. It apears even that gas is already escaping at cylinder 2.

What do you think ?


Eric Parks replied to the topic 'Flying an Apache' in the forum. 1 week ago

Upgrading the Apache means buying more "stuff". Seat tracks aren't very sexy but something you really need to work properly. So new(er) tracks are going in as we do other work. The seats are already out so it's another "while we are in there" upgrade. I got these from John Talmage of Diamondaire and he did a nice job of refurbishing them.


Kent Dellenbusch shared a video in group. 1 week ago

Tomahawk N23800 - To KMSL (lots of ATC)

For more: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=ray+steelman+Thanks to the YouTube Audio Library and Aakash Ghandhi for the use of...

STEVE ELLS replied to the topic 'Definition of a serviceable wing?' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

Hi Bryan;
Not that I am aware of, but the FAA had defined "airworthy" The following is from the FAA certification site:
“ANSWER: There are two conditions that must be met for an aircraft to be considered "Airworthy”

1. The aircraft must conform to its type design (TC). Conformity to type design is considered attained when the aircraft configuration and the components installed are consistent with the drawings, specifications, and other data that are part of the TC, which includes any supplemental type certificate (STC) or other approved alterations.

2. The aircraft must be in a condition for safe operation. This refers to the condition of the aircraft relative to wear and deterioration, for example, skin corrosion, window de-lamination or crazing, fluid leaks, tire wear, etc.

If either of these two conditions cannot be met, the aircraft is considered to be un-airworthy.

So, the goal for those persons who operate and maintain aircraft is to keep them in an airworthy condition or what is referred to as “continued airworthiness”.

I may be able to help further if you tell me exactly what you're questioning.



STEVE ELLS replied to the topic 'Garmin 430W REMOTE Frequency FLIP FLOP?' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

Hi Mike,
The 430W installation manual is downloadable for free from Garmin:
static.garmin.com/pumac/GNS430W_Installa...al_190-00356-02_.pdf .
I'm not an expert but it looks like pin 15 in plug P4002 titled Com remote transfer is the one.
Please check with an avionics or savvy electronics A & P before going much further.



STEVE ELLS replied to the topic 'trying to find a structural repair manual,' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

Hi David;
I don't know for sure if this will help, but the seat rails in my 1960 Comanche are held in position by screws. Back out the screws and remove (and replace if necessary) the seat rails. There are nut plates under the floor so there's no need to get under the floor to hold nuts to secure the screws.
I looked up the seat rails in the parts manual, but it didn't give a spec for the fasteners.


STEVE ELLS replied to the topic 'Tow bar' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

I don't believe there is a new tug or airplane mover out there for that price point. One owner I know bought a riding lawnmower off the local Craigslist, modified it with a hitch on the front, and using one of the Brackett TR 34 towbar, used it to push their twin into their hangar.
I bought a used gas powered power tow from Powertow but it cost $700. I had to built some adapters for my Comanche.
Having a powered airplane mover has made such a huge difference at the end of a long flight day. It used to be a struggle, but now I pull the start rope, engine starts, I let it warm up for a few, then shazam--it's in the hangar right now.


Gregory Arserio shared 3 photos in the N8390C album 2 weeks ago

Original 1976 Archer II…. Liking that mint green panel? In avionics shop now for a full Garmin stack and autopilot.

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Charles Ray Steelman shared a video in group. 2 weeks ago

In the video, I mentioned moving from certified aircraft to light-sport aircraft. I tried the light sport route, but that didn’t work out. The... Show more

N23800- Sold - My Last Flight

For more: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=ray+steelman+Thanks to Esther Abrami for the use of “No.7 Alone With My Thoughts.” the great...

Eric Parks replied to the topic 'Flying an Apache' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

Time to attack our issues with the circuit breaker panel. Label everything or you will totally lose track!

It took a while to finally free the panel so we could begin the work of replacing it.

A quick hint at future upgrades!

Once again an upgrade project continues to GROW. We originally wanted to replace the old aluminum starter wires with copper ones. Somehow that has grown to:

1. Replace starter wires
2. Rehab circuit breaker panel
3. Replace starter relays
4. Replace pilot seat tracks
5. Replace seat belts and add pilot shoulder harnesses
6. Replace wing fairings
7. Plan next upgrade!


JEFF BAXLEY replied to the topic 'Tow bar' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

Hand pull, tractor pull, powered?


DAVID CLARK created a new topic ' trying to find a structural repair manual,' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

I have a Cherokee with very corroded seat rails. Having trouble finding replacement instructions. Can any one help?


Kent Dellenbusch created a new topic ' Tow bar' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

Hey everyone, looking for suggestions on behalf of a member. He is looking for a tow bar for under $400.00. It's for a Seneca III - 1982. Any suggestion?