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Discussion in 'Flight Following' started by GeorgeC, Oct 25, 2018.
I have a bad feeling about this.
Get a good mechanic that isn't a crook. I never have a bad felling about getting work done on my airplanes because my guy is awesome!
I always feel bad when I get my bill because it always looks way to cheap.
I’m rooting for ya, George! Hope it’s trouble free!
How could you have "another" first annual? That's like having "another" first solo.
Or being a born again virgin (like @mscard88 ).
Seriously, that Cessna of yours is gorgeous and if you have to splash a few AMUs on it think if it like buying jewelry for the loveliest girl you ever dated.
Ordered a compass deviation card, new axle nuts, and hubcaps.
Snagged a stall horn off ebay.
Sent seat belts back to manufacturer so that they may be blessed with new data tags.
Got a new carpet.
Sounds like your annual went just fine. I need to have my whisky compass either emptied, cleaned, put back together with fresh gaskets and whisky (mmmmm, whisky....) or just nut up and buy a vertical card compass. I wish I was made of money.
With a proper prebuy a first annual shouldn’t be a concern.
The whiskey compass no longer has whiskey. Too many WWII pilots scavenged the whiskey out of them, so they used something else, maybe a petroleum product.
Glad to hear about the new carpet. Flying planes with old carpet is hazardous.
You drink what you like and I’ll drink what I like. Besides, how dorky are you that you’d call it a “petroleum distillate-filled liquid compass” when every pilot on Earth knows what a whisky compass is? I say quite dorky, if that’s what you call them. I’m going to have it filled with kerosene, that way, if I ever run out of mogas I can dump my compass in my tank and have turboprop power. Finally, real whisky has no e. Now get to bed while the adults sit around and talk. And stay off my lawn from now on.
What's even worse than flying your airplane with worn carpet is flying your flying carpet with worn carpet. You might get a rug burn on landing. Or would that be road rash?
I believe in both spellings of whisk(e)y. Life is simply too long for just one or the other.
The problem with filling it with petroleum distillate and calling it that is that the dorks who call it that will in fact drink the stuff. Better to call it a whiskey (sorry, but in this case the one true spelling is the American one, because no true Scotsman (or Canadian) invented the aeroplane) compass and have the temptation that a connoisseur will drink it than to call it something else and poison a helpless dork.
Four months in, two squawks remain.
I bring Vaseline. My A&P/IA supplies the sand for free (or maybe it’s included or hidden in the shop fees like overhead).
Yikes. Well it was nice of you do donate your plane to your A&P. Going to be plane shopping again?
Are you me? Into the shop at 9/30/18. Still waiting for the last piece to be installed.
I do so love doing my own annual condition inspection...
and my own repairs, upgrades, etc...
Doesn’t make things any quicker if you’re waiting for parts or third parties to do their part of the work.
True. I had to wait six weeks for exhaust stacks to be fabricated at my first annual. Set me back .65 AMU, plus labor to install!
Second annual was easy peasy. Third found all cylinders cracked!
All done, 5 months and 5 AMU later.
I think it's kerosene.
Mineral spirits, I believe. I could be wrong.
5 AMU doesn't sound too bad for a first annual. 5 months, not so much.
According to what I found on the internet, it is kerosene:
I thought that was what I remembered from A&P school.
What was it that took so long? Seat belt tags?
The number of hours of labor was not as bad as feared; they plowed through most of the straightforward minor squawks pretty quickly. The fact that the hangar had more planes than hands to work on them didn't help matters. Much of the subsequent time was spent serial processing and waiting.
The seat belts alone took a month. Carpet took two weeks, then another week because I had to order more stuff I didn't know I needed.
Locating and scheduling a skilled welder took time. Locating documentation for a repair took time. Getting DAR eyes on the proposed repair took time. Getting the 337 took time. Ordering parts took time.
Picked up my plane this past Monday after its first annual...2-weeks
Well... if you buy a refill kit for your liquid filled compass, you won't find kerosene in the bottle. That's all I know for sure.
Actually it is clear lamp oil.
This year's annual only took 3 weeks.
Oh, dear. In Scotland it is definitely whisky. Whiskey is the other stuff from Ireland or America. I wouldn't waste whisky in a compass.
Depends on the whisky. I’ve tried one fit only for compasses. Might have been drinkable with another 5 or 10 years in the cask, maybe...
It's also whisky in Canada. I'd put some Canadian whiskies into a compass, although I suspect it would render the device useless for navigation just as it does my Canadian friends.
Forget the cask, I just wish I could keep it in the compass for that long!
I doubt it would improve the flavor any.
One person thinks the compass is filled with kerosene, another lamp oil, another whiskey....I vote that it's filled with Marvel Mystery oil. What else could it be?
If I need to refill the whiskey compass in the Archer, which type of whiskey is best? Would Jack Daniels work okay?
Sure. What else is Jack Daniels good for?
My annual typically takes one day because I maintain my plane throughout the the year.
The only difference between a progressive inspection and an annual is how you sign it off.
Not the 13 month maintenance period.