donhallwr

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About donhallwr

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  • Birthday 01/02/1943

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  1. donhallwr added a topic in For Sale and wanted, you got it, I want it   

    Subaru exhaust pipe
    Wanted:  Right EA81 exhaust pipe.  Mine has the EGT connection, but I could drill that if you have one without it.  Mine broke right below the flange and might be able to have it welded (my welding leaves much to be desired), but would rather have a new or good used one.  Having one break in flight really gets your attention! 

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  2. donhallwr added a topic in Hangar Talk   

    40-hours endorsement
    Finally!! Have my 40 hours completed.  Is there a particular wording on the 40-hour endorsement I'll put in my log or is it a general "The aircraft is safe and flyable" type statement?  
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  3. donhallwr added a post in a topic Blank panel for Bandit   

    Called and left message, but seemed to have gotten two numbers.  Anyway, will take it.  Send email with amount and how to get money to you.  Thanks for the reply.
    don@donhallwr.com
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  4. donhallwr added a post in a topic Blank panel for Bandit   

    Nice, Jay.... Looks like 75% talent and 75% experience..... and in my case, I'd need another 75% luck.
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  5. donhallwr added a topic in Avid and Kitfox parts Suppliers   

    Blank panel for Bandit
    Where would I be able to order/obtain a blank panel for an Avid Bandit?  Want to redo my panel and a blank would be the easiest way to go.
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  6. donhallwr added a post in a topic Bandit with Subaru engine   

    Posted pics of the tri-gear in the tech section.
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  7. donhallwr added a topic in Technical tasks   

    Avid tricycle gear
    Here is the connections for the Bandit tricycle gear (front steering).  Might mention I tried to use weaker springs to make the steering easier, but the weaker springs allow the wheel to lock up at extreme right or left.  Need the heftier springs to pull it back to center. Live and learn.  The bolt going through the center tube was the one that broke in half.  Replaced with an AN4-32 bolt and have had no further problem.  Still keeping a close watch, though.



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  8. donhallwr added a post in a topic Bandit with Subaru engine   

    Learning something every flight..... I just topped off my stated 7-gal tanks with 22 gallons of AvGas.  Still had 1/2 inch in each tank prior to fill.  Hmmmmmm.
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  9. donhallwr added a post in a topic Bandit with Subaru engine   

    What oil do you guys use in the E81?  I'm about a half-quart low and probably need to figure out what I'm using before I need a quart?  The log book just had "oil" and no brand name.  (32 hours finished of the required 40 now)
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  10. donhallwr added a post in a topic Garmin GPSCOM 190 wanted   

    Lady in Illinois read this and has sent me a 190 with the connectors and mount.  Love this forum!
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  11. donhallwr added a post in a topic Bandit with Subaru engine   

    Nope, just plain broke. Only have 26 hours on the bird at the moment. It's the bolt that runs through the steering tube and connects to the front wheel (tri-gear)steering mechanism.  Has tension on it, but no pivoting or wearable usage.  The tube pivots and the bolt simple pulls the wheel in one direction or another.  I'll take a pic of it tomorrow and post it.  See if anyone else has had that problem (although not many of us has the tri-gear).
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  12. donhallwr added a post in a topic Bandit with Subaru engine   

    Put the bird down on the runway the other day, slowed to a crawl, pushed the rudder pedal to turn onto the taxiway - - plane just kept on rolling straight.  No front wheel steering.  Maneuvered back to the hangar using rudder and prop blast and found the AN4-33 bolt tying the rudder column to the steering gear had BROKEN in half.  First AN bolt I've ever seen broken!  The head markings on it were a "c" and "s".  Couldn't help but wonder if rather than AN it was "Chinese Standard".
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  13. donhallwr added a post in a topic Bandit with Subaru engine   

    Nope, Ed, no wreck.  Had mixed feelings seeing it go.  Ten years in that relationship.  Almost like an old girlfriend.  Main reason for going to SnF is the deals from the manufacturers.  Think I can put in glass and still have room for my iFly if they can get the price down to a reasonable fortune.  Couldn't even think about it in the Tomahawk.  Certified bs, you know.  I do love the fact I can do whatever I want to on this bird.  Believe I can put glass, a real radio, tx and a iFly gizmo ln the panel for around 4 grand.  We'll see in April.  By the way, finally figured out I have 10-gal tanks rather than the 7 per side I was told I had.  Do wing tanks stretch??
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  14. donhallwr added a post in a topic Bandit with Subaru engine   

    Down to one aircraft!  Sold the Tomahawk.  Up to 21 of my 40 hours I have to be a test pilot on the Bandit.  The more I get used to it, the more I enjoy it.  Thinking seriously of taking it to Sun n Fun this year.  Anybody else going?
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  15. donhallwr added a post in a topic Wanted: 12V adapter for JRC JHP-520   

    Thanks...looks like what I need.
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