Dan Thomas's Recent Activity

  1. Dan Thomas replied to the thread Maintenance close call.

    At least you still had rudder control if it was just the steering spring breaking. If the OP's rudder cable had let go he'd have nothing...

    Oct 17, 2018 at 9:46 AM
  2. Dan Thomas replied to the thread Maintenance close call.

    Yup, one can find some alarming stuff if he looks enough. I've found those fin spar bolts replaced with bolts that were too short and...

    Oct 17, 2018 at 9:41 AM
  3. Dan Thomas replied to the thread Things on the Yoke.

    Too many gadgets. When I was your age we used a paper map, a pencil, and a watch. That map was cumbersome enough in a small cockpit.

    Oct 17, 2018 at 9:35 AM
  4. Dan Thomas replied to the thread Maintenance close call.

    Lineman's pliers.

    Oct 16, 2018 at 9:17 PM
  5. Dan Thomas replied to the thread Maintenance close call.

    That would be the hoses, right? Not the aluminum tubing? I've seen that too often. A check of hose flexibility should be part of every...

    Oct 16, 2018 at 9:17 PM
  6. Dan Thomas replied to the thread 76 182P O-470 Lifter and Cam Corrosion Concern.

    A paragraph from that SB: Distress issues can be reduced by sustaining frequent flight operations under normal oil temperatures. A...

    Oct 16, 2018 at 10:45 AM
  7. Dan Thomas replied to the thread Bad heat treating on tubing?.

    Yup. Wrong tubing altogether. That tubing is only doing what one would expect. 2024-T3 can't be stretched much at all without cracking....

    Oct 14, 2018 at 5:54 PM
  8. Dan Thomas replied to the thread Service Life of Bolts.

    AN bolts have a strength of 125 ksi. Grade 5 industrial bolts are 120 ksi, almost as strong. However, the AN bolt is made of a...

    Oct 13, 2018 at 7:02 PM
  9. Dan Thomas replied to the thread Service Life of Bolts.

    For bolts loaded primarily in shear, yes, the torques are low. They're just enough to keep the parts from fretting against each other....

    Oct 13, 2018 at 10:41 AM