Category Archives: AircraftTroubleshooting

Conneticut trip

 

Ground Run.

Galley light master,  RH console not labeled clearly.

PBK2  INTERMITTANT.  Works when you tap on it.

Exterior light check.

Dark cockpit dimmer check.

Intermittant rushing noise in headset ICS.  is there a 3 crew hs plugged in?

#2 hf innor knob drags Outer knob.  Clean, tighten knobs with a small gap

Bezel eexit sign back bulkhead loose.

push button cover  at Auto prctlurization  control head Missing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AirBnB

https://scrantonseahorseinn.com/welcome/the-inn/

 

Scranton Seahorse Inn

818 Boston Post Road

Madison, Connecticut06443

Phone: (203) 245 0550

 

111 22222 33334  444 9090 3749 99999

 

Carter

 

Soundview or 55 exit

 

MB2011LS1W03-CA  digikey PD sw

 

 

Strobe intensity

 

https://www.avionteq.com/American-Aerospace-ST-4000-Aircraft-Strobe-Light-Intensity-Tester

 

Aeronca Champ N82258

 

 

 

Aeronca N82258 in various states of disrepair, during the term of a  8 Year restoration:

 

 

 

2006_02_08ChampPaintGoneBad

 

This is what happens when the paint process goes horrably wrong. This is the result of not sanding the primer after the last cote of primer. An .AVI shows the paint peeling right off. We followed the STC exactly, and applied the first color coat over the last primer coat with no sanding. This is not wise, as we now know. Airtech markets its product as process that requires little sanding. While it is true that you are not required to sand as as much as Stitts, it still requires the coats to be “scuffed”.

2006_01_05ChampPaint
The Ailerons, and Elevators/Stabilizers, (not the rudder) installed on a spit for painting.

2005_12_29_ChampPaintBooth
We built a paint booth (Larger) from discarded metal studs and plastic sheeting. The intake is a 24″x24″x1″ AC filter with a box fan. (lowerLeft corner of the picture). The outlet is a filter connected to 1/4 of a LARGE cooling fan.  This evacuates the booth, as well creates a draft in the hangar that cause overspray to go west out the doors. Interestingly, the outlet fan filter FILLS up every time we paint. No overspray anywhere in the hangar though……

 

These are the cable fairleads

that will provide a cosmetic closeout for the rudder cables as they exit the Fusalage  under the stabilizers.

2005_11_27ChampWingSpit
This is the wing installed on the completed spit (larger). Copied from a comercial design, The rollers (larger) are metal lawn mower wheels with the tires cut off. The hoop is 1/2 inch electrical conduit bent with a conduit bender.
The wing spit is a complete success, allowing the wing to be coated fully on both sides without a 1 day wait for paint to dry. If we had to do it all over, 1″ conduit would have been stronger.  Also, the rollers could have been lower, allowing the wing to be 3 inches lower to the ground.

2005_10_15ChampGear
Here is a Sectioned (larger) gear oleo and strut.  We used this for a reminder of how all the parts came apart!
The Gear Case Frames almost ready to paint.  We included the tabs for the snare cables, even though the AD is complied with……

 

2005_03_18_ChampStrutPress
This press ended up not being required, as the gear did not need to be “Pulled” apart.

 

2005_01_08_ChampRightBrake
We disassembled one brake at a time, as they are quite complicated.  Brake OutsideAssembled,   Inside Exploded.

 

2003_Fuselage
Here is the Fuselage before (Larger) Powdercoating, and one picture after (Larger) powdercoating

 

 

Later in the process:

 

 

 

 

Other intresting Champ Stuff:

 

https://www.univair.com/content/partcatalog/7ASM-flipbook/mobile/index.html?fbclid=IwAR3qD6GGP1hIf0gOKy7qPvPjylT4S_q1KCEIeK_UT2R0wfRXv5mUbGwhztA#p=17

 

 

 

 

How do i test CPDLC on the ground?

 

This from Duncan Intellegence:

ARINCDirect
4-letter test station IDs: ARDC and ARDD
Tech support: ADFANS@arinc.com
Phone: 410 266-2990

Satcom Direct
4-letter test station ID: WIFS. (Use WIFS1 as the flight ID or call sign)
Tech support: support@satcomdirect.com
Phone: 321 777-3236

 

Link to complete article by Mike Meyer.   Hi Mike!