Dan Thomas's Recent Activity

  1. Dan Thomas replied to the thread CHT at 400 Degrees on 1 cylinder.

    The amount of air that could travel through that tiny line is negligible. It's a .125" OD line with a .065" inside bore. The intake...

    Jul 20, 2018 at 10:38 AM
  2. Dan Thomas replied to the thread Cessna tail slide testing..

    If the tail strikes a paved surface, the shock can do several things. There's a heavy lead weight in the rudder horn, up top. It's the...

    Jul 20, 2018 at 10:23 AM
  3. Dan Thomas replied to the thread Everyone should be taught how to do spins and spin recovery..

    Spin training is mandatory in Canada, for both PPL and CPL. And we don't kill people doing it.

    Jul 19, 2018 at 8:24 PM
  4. Dan Thomas replied to the thread Everyone should be taught how to do spins and spin recovery..

    The guy was in extreme slow flight. Shouldn't he have expected a wing drop? It certainly shouldn't have been a surprise.

    Jul 19, 2018 at 12:03 PM
  5. Dan Thomas replied to the thread Everyone should be taught how to do spins and spin recovery..

    The base-to-final stall/spin happens because the pilot does things that he should not be doing, and the airplane is only doing what it...

    Jul 18, 2018 at 7:32 PM
  6. Dan Thomas replied to the thread Everyone should be taught how to do spins and spin recovery..

    He's saying that he'd correct that bogus slip entry technique. Who would teach full rudder, then raise the nose, then apply opposite...

    Jul 18, 2018 at 7:23 PM
  7. Dan Thomas replied to the thread Cessna flaps.

    It won't fix a misrigged flap system.

    Jul 17, 2018 at 10:15 PM
  8. Dan Thomas replied to the thread PA-28R-180 brake caliper bolt torque.

    Caliper bolt torques aren't in the aircraft service manual. You won't find engine bolt torques there, either. The OEM manuals will tell...

    Jul 17, 2018 at 10:58 AM
  9. Dan Thomas replied to the thread Wreckage of plane missing since 1997 found in Michigan.

    Sometimes there is nothing left. Animals and bugs can completely eradicate bodies, and weather can do a lot, too. If you spend time in...

    Jul 16, 2018 at 8:55 PM
  10. Dan Thomas replied to the thread Small amount of water in one tank..

    Water has a far higher surface tension than gasoline. If you're real careful you can float a sewing needle in a glass of water. Try that...

    Jul 16, 2018 at 8:42 PM
  11. Dan Thomas replied to the thread Fuel pump or circuit breaker?.

    Loose connection or a bad pump switch. Any inductive load (like a motor or solenoid) generates a voltage spike when it is shut off,...

    Jul 16, 2018 at 2:43 PM
  12. Dan Thomas replied to the thread What’s the secret trick for getting a plug into a child proof socket?.

    Aha! Now i know why all the receptacles in the house we just bought are all "upside down." I was going to pull them all out and invert...

    Jul 16, 2018 at 2:39 PM
  13. Dan Thomas replied to the thread RG gear issues.

    Section 2 of the Service Manual has the inspection details in the last 10 or 12 pages or so. One of those items will be a check of the...

    Jul 15, 2018 at 7:34 PM
  14. Dan Thomas replied to the thread Ground External Power with G1000.

    You are using a 24-volt power supply, right? 28-volt output? I'm assuming this is a 28-volt airplane. There's a diode between the third...

    Jul 15, 2018 at 3:06 PM
  15. Dan Thomas replied to the thread RG gear issues.

    It's caused by a tiny leak somewhere. The accumulator on the powerpack is tiny and doesn't store much volume, so any internal leakage...

    Jul 15, 2018 at 2:58 PM