Hey northidahoflyer, looks great. There is just one gauge in your cockpit I would reposition If I were flying your nice bird...I would swap the VSI with your ASI so that when you're landing for example your eyes have a shorter distance to look between outside and the ASI for that quick speed check on very short final.. Just my 2 cents
Hey Eg, on my 912 I had the same and found the choke lever return springs too weak, the chokes were not resting on their "off" position properly. Also make sure your floats are good (guess you checked that). One more item is the ignition leads which might not be properly inserted/screwed in their respective coil and spark plug cap. Check the float chamber vent tube, it should be installed so as to be at the same pressure than the intake (do you have an airbox) and if it's in the airstream (low or high press) you'll get rough running. Another easy item to mount backwards in the carb is the diffuser..item#2 https://www.cps-parts.com/catalog/rtxpages/914bingconstant.php
Regarding the mag drop my 912 is the same and I would not worry about that. My 2 cents
Hey, Salut Jerome welcome to the best Avid group... I suggest you ad your location on our member world map here https://www.zeemaps.com/map?group=2245442 Also you'll find another French member close to Grenoble called Fred who has great knowledge and fantastic videos here http://www.avidfoxflyers.com/index.php?/profile/1143-fredstork/ Best regards, Laurent
I have installed a G-meter in my Catalina...and a usual soft / good landing on a hard runway shows 1.3-1.5 G (remember there is NO shock absorption on the Cat besides the tires). A hard/bad landing will show about 1.9- 2.1 G's Hope that helps a bit..
"Merde alors".... glad you're ok and little damage to your bird. Regarding your prop, you can order just the one broken blade...(would be nice to have a close photo of the propeller blade to see how it delaminated).
Yes it used to be Casey's... The build quality is good (built by Rick Mosher) but It had not flown in years when I bought it and there were A LOT (50) of items to correct to make this Catalina flyable again. I am very happy with it now