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SAMUEL GREYDANUS created a new topic ' AV 30 installation cost' in the forum. 12 hours 46 minutes ago

Considering installing an AV 30 in my 1966 Cherokee, and wondering if anyone has experience on the costs of installation. Product cost seems to be set at $1,995.00.
Thanks.

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George Henning replied to the topic 'PA-34 Electric Trim Master Switch' in the forum. 3 days ago

Thanks Steve!
I will do that, I’ll dive into the logbook and see if there are any interesting notes.
It’s nowhere on the visible panel to be seen...
Kind of a strange deal!?
I’ll let you know Sir!
Thanks again, stay safe!
George
CLE

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STEVE ELLS replied to the topic 'PA-34 Electric Trim Master Switch' in the forum. 3 days ago

George, This may sound flip, but your guess is as good as mine.
A good electrician should be able to trace enough wires to find it, if it was relocated.
Or you could contact the company that installed the JPI engine monitor and see if they remember.
Another possibility might be the notes in the logbook on the JPI installation--the new location may be mentioned there.
The first place I would start troubleshooting a sticky trim would be in the plugs and wiring connections. Clean those up and check it again.
The next place to check is the yoke mounted switch.
Let me know what you find.
Steve

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STEVE ELLS replied to the topic 'Engine hesitation/ quit' in the forum. 3 days ago

Think of it as a very welcome early Christmas present.
Best,
Steve

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Joseph Signorino replied to the topic 'Engine hesitation/ quit' in the forum. 7 days ago

Brandon and Steve,

Indeed great news. I apologize for the delay in getting back with my results. It turned out my issue was directly related to the mechanical fuel pump and the fuel we found draining from the pump vent line. I now have pretty much a new/ rebuilt fuel system. After the rebuilt and upgraded fuel pump was installed the leaning procedure worked as described in the manual. The plane also performs better on departure than it has in some time.

Joe

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STEVE ELLS replied to the topic 'Wing Spar Inspection AD' in the forum. 7 days ago

I going to assume that you're not asking about AD 2020-24-05 since it was issued today
This new AD calls for a visual inspection of the wing root area of the left and right wings to detect corrosion.
The AD that requires the eddy current inspection of bolt holes is going along pretty well. I have gotten reports of successful (no cracks detected) from readers. The inspection seems to cost between $600 and $1000.
Steve

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STEVE ELLS replied to the topic 'Engine hesitation/ quit' in the forum. 7 days ago

Brandon;
That's great news.
Thanks for taking the time to give us feedback on what you found.

Steve

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Brandon Dorsett created a new topic ' Wing Spar Inspection AD' in the forum. 7 days ago

Thoughts on the new wing spar AD from the experience in the crowd?

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Brandon Dorsett replied to the topic 'Engine hesitation/ quit' in the forum. 7 days ago

Update: Turned out to be a pinched/incorrectly installed o-ring on the fuel selector valve. Caused the motor to suck a bunch of air. We had suspected the valve and went through a headache to find a replacement. Once we opened up the strainer bowl it was clearly deformed. Replaced it and it runs as smooth as can be.

Thanks for all your time and attention.

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Need gap seal and Hoerner wingtip Reviews please! I’m trying to improve alieron responsiveness in my Hershey Bar Arrow. The small alierons really... Show more

I am very unhappy with the flying characteristics of my 1969 hershey her arrow. The small alierons make it very difficult to hold centerline in any... Show more

STEVE ELLS replied to the topic 'Specific Paint Information 50th Anniversary Paint Scheme' in the forum. 1 week ago

Sure,
I have pinged Piper to see if it can supply this info.
Very strange, and illegal to have a paint job done without a log book entry.
It does sound like you a note about the colors and that the paint is polyurethane.
I have another source I'll question.
I'll let you know what I can find.
Steve

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George Henning replied to the topic '11-20-20 One Question Survey.' in the forum. 1 week ago

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Kent Dellenbusch created a new topic ' 11-20-20 One Question Survey.' in the forum. 1 week ago

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George Henning created a new topic ' PA-34 Electric Trim Master Switch' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

Hi!
Quick question....
1981 Seneca III with what appears to be factory installed Electric Trim.
The Trim seems to be intermittently inop...
So, in review of the POH and making sure I’m not committing Operator Error, it looks like the trim is sticking.
I went to reset the Trim Master Switch and the Trim Circuit Breaker and could not locate the Trim Master Switch.
Doesn’t look like I got one??
The Switch ~Should~ be right above the Magnetos, but a nice EDS JPI and a WX StormScope have been installed in the area. Attached are some pictures...
I do have a AP Disc and Trim Interrupt button on the yoke.
I know the Airplane is about 40 years old, has been through some panel modifications, but shouldn’t a Trim Master Switch still be somewhere on the Instrument Panel??
Thanks for any thoughts....
Fly Fun!
George CLE

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George Henning created a new topic ' PA-34 Seneca Winterization Kit Installation' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

Hi All,
OK, I got this new-to-me 1981 Seneca III and it’s getting to be that time of year up here in Northern Ohio and I went to install the Piper Winterization Kit on both engines...
The Maintenance Manual has been very helpful in pointing out other procedures but the installation of these Oil Cooler Covers seem lacking.
Even the Parts Catalog don’t really highlight these parts very well. I’ve found the “ blow-up” pictures to be helpful.
The MM says to “install the plate in the inlet plenum of the oil cooler”... ??
Now, I’m familiar with the PA-28 type of Winterization Kits, but the Seneca is totally different.
Any help would be appreciated!
Where is the “plenum chamber” and how is the plate installed??
Below are the pictures I took when I pulled off the side cowling to get to the oil cooler.
Thanks in advance!
Stay Safe!
George
CLE

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George Henning replied to the topic 'PA-34 Seneca III SN 34-8133220 Panel Lighting Question' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

Thanks Kent and Steve!
My A&P R&R’d my MAP Gauge “Light Ring” and it works like a champ! It’s Bright on full UP and dims nicely...so I think that was my problem, the individual Light Ring.
They run about $75 apiece and I’ll need 5 more, so we’ll see how it plays out.
Kent thanks for the “Oil Change” Webinar last night!
Bill Ross was great and I learned a lot!
Thank you for making these available to the new owner every month!
I downloaded Bill’s “Engine Management 101” and I’m looking forward to going through it!
Thanks again, Stay Safe!
George
CLE

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Robert Wiff replied to the topic 'Specific Paint Information 50th Anniversary Paint Scheme' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

1981 PA32R-301T (sn 32R-8129-034)....I'm thinking this was re-painted later...no log book entry I can find...the info was from a sales brochure from the previous owner.

The burgundy paint scheme seems common...so, really just looking for what that 50th scheme paints.

Thanks for quick response

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STEVE ELLS replied to the topic 'Specific Paint Information 50th Anniversary Paint Scheme' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

Robert,
Reading you question a second time, it looks like I may have mis understood your question.
The sentence you quote, "custom polyurethane ......."
Did you pull that sentence off a page in your aircraft service manual??
If so, then the best bet to learn about the color and paint information is to go back to the paint shop that made the note; if you can find out which shop did it.
I've asked Piper and will relay the information to you when I get it.
Steve

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