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Doug Riley
Doug Riley
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Last Activity: 06-20-2017, 05:37 AM
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  • Doug Riley
    replied to Rotax 582 EGT numbers
    Two Great Truths of troubleshooting:

    1. It's usually something stupid.
    2. Electric guages are frequently less reliable than the devices they monitor.

    Congrats on the quick fix!
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  • Doug Riley
    replied to Rotax 582 EGT numbers
    Plug color, unlike electronics, does not lie. Run the engine on the ground for a minute or two at the RPM where the EIS shows the discrepancy. This may involve high RPM, so be sure the aircraft is very well secured, your hearing is protected and you are located in a safe place (such as the seat,...
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  • Doug Riley
    replied to Gyrobee again for sale
    To add to All In's comment:

    Some gyro-knowledgeable FAA officials are aware that a flex-shaft prerotator will usually put even a very stripped gyro over the 103 weight limit.

    My 'Bee comes in about 3 lb. under the 103 limit with no prerotator, nylon wheels, an overhead stick,...
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  • Rick: Are you using a reluctor pickup from an auto ignition system to count prerotator ring-gear teeth (the usual setup AFAIK)? The gap has to be incredibly small for the coil to register all the pulses. Of course the gap tends to widen over time. The least bit of out-of-round in the gear can result...
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