Results 1 to 4 of 4

Thread: Anyone have experience with the Sigma-Tek AEON Vacuum Pump?

  1. #1

    Anyone have experience with the Sigma-Tek AEON Vacuum Pump?

    The other night (after a lovely and uneventful 1.5 hour flight home on
    one of the darkest, most moonless nights I've ever flown in), I had
    just started a turn onto base when I got a face full of red light; no
    vacuum. Aside from thinking how much different it could have been had
    the conditions been otherwise, I just landed the plane, put it away
    and went home.

    Bottom line: I'd like to put in a new vacuum pump and was wondering if
    anyone in the group has any experience with the new Sigma-Tek AEON
    Vacuum Pump. I saw Mike R's post on it on BAC and was intrigued.

    Thanks in advance.





    ------------------------ Yahoo! Groups Sponsor --------------------~-->
    Get fast access to your favorite Yahoo! Groups. Make Yahoo! your home page
    http://us.click.yahoo.com/dpRU5A/wUI...LSAA/SyTolB/TM
    --------------------------------------------------------------------~->

    Join BAC today and be a part of the ONLY Type Club for the Musketeer series!

    www.beechaeroclub.org


    Yahoo! Groups Links

    <*> To visit your group on the web, go to:
    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/musketeermail/

    <*> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to:
    musketeermail-unsubscribe@yahoogroups.com

    <*> Your use of Yahoo! Groups is subject to:
    http://docs.yahoo.com/info/terms/

  2. #2

    Anyone have experience with the Sigma-Tek AEON Vacuum Pump?

    I have no personal experience with the AEON yet, but have read nothing but
    good reviews so far. I will be ordering one for myself as soon as I return
    from Gaston's. Don't suppose they will have a vendor table set up there,
    huh..



    Since you had an in-service failure of your traditional pump, make darn sure
    that the A&P who does the R&R carefully checks the hoses from pump to
    regulator. If there are any signs of powder or debris, the lines must all
    be cleaned out, and the lines checked near the instruments, or the new pump
    will be toast (if it is the traditional type). It is far better to replace
    the traditional pump based on about 1,000 hours time-in-service (on our
    aircraft), rather than running them until they fail. The service life can
    be a lot shorter than that, especially when used in some other applications,
    but new (not rebuilt) pumps can be expected to last at least 1,000 hours on
    our planes, if the system is clean when the pump goes in. The longest life
    I know of was 1,400 hours.





    _____

    From: musketeermail@yahoogroups.com [mailto:musketeermail@yahoogroups.com]
    On Behalf Of b4cn4s
    Sent: Friday, November 04, 2005 8:30 AM
    To: musketeermail@yahoogroups.com
    Subject: [musketeermail] Anyone have experience with the Sigma-Tek AEON
    Vacuum Pump?



    The other night (after a lovely and uneventful 1.5 hour flight home on
    one of the darkest, most moonless nights I've ever flown in), I had
    just started a turn onto base when I got a face full of red light; no
    vacuum. Aside from thinking how much different it could have been had
    the conditions been otherwise, I just landed the plane, put it away
    and went home.

    Bottom line: I'd like to put in a new vacuum pump and was wondering if
    anyone in the group has any experience with the new Sigma-Tek AEON
    Vacuum Pump. I saw Mike R's post on it on BAC and was intrigued.

    Thanks in advance.





    Join BAC today and be a part of the ONLY Type Club for the Musketeer series!

    www.beechaeroclub.org






    _____

    YAHOO! GROUPS LINKS



    * Visit your group "musketeermail
    <http://groups.yahoo.com/group/musketeermail> " on the web.

    * To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to:
    musketeermail-unsubscribe@yahoogroups.com
    <mailto:musketeermail-unsubscribe@yahoogroups.com?subject=Unsubscribe>

    * Your use of Yahoo! Groups is subject to the Yahoo!
    <http://docs.yahoo.com/info/terms/> Terms of Service.



    _____



    [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]



    ------------------------ Yahoo! Groups Sponsor --------------------~-->
    Get fast access to your favorite Yahoo! Groups. Make Yahoo! your home page
    http://us.click.yahoo.com/dpRU5A/wUI...LSAA/SyTolB/TM
    --------------------------------------------------------------------~->

    Join BAC today and be a part of the ONLY Type Club for the Musketeer series!

    www.beechaeroclub.org


    Yahoo! Groups Links

    <*> To visit your group on the web, go to:
    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/musketeermail/

    <*> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to:
    musketeermail-unsubscribe@yahoogroups.com

    <*> Your use of Yahoo! Groups is subject to:
    http://docs.yahoo.com/info/terms/

  3. #3

    Anyone have experience with the Sigma-Tek AEON Vacuum Pump?

    >The other night (after a lovely and uneventful 1.5 hour flight home on
    >one of the darkest, most moonless nights I've ever flown in), I had
    >just started a turn onto base when I got a face full of red light; no
    >vacuum.

    Congrats on having the most important piece of the "vacuum system"
    installed and operational, the vacuum failure warning light.

    Gyros take 60-90 seconds to spin down to where they are no longer holding
    rigid in space, and become totally ineffective. A warning light gives the
    pilot time to make sure that his ducks are in a row mentally for partial
    panel instrument flight, and it gives him a chance to get the wings level
    and cover up the vacuum driven instruments before they start to signal
    things you don't want to see.

    A Precise Flight warning light and vacuum switch with the STC paperwork to
    approve its installation is about $65. It takes little more than an hour
    to install.

    No matter what brand of vacuum pump you have, knowing that it is NOT
    working is the best money you can spend on the system.

    Bob Steward, A&P IA
    Birmingham, AL



    ------------------------ Yahoo! Groups Sponsor --------------------~-->
    Get fast access to your favorite Yahoo! Groups. Make Yahoo! your home page
    http://us.click.yahoo.com/dpRU5A/wUI...LSAA/SyTolB/TM
    --------------------------------------------------------------------~->

    Join BAC today and be a part of the ONLY Type Club for the Musketeer series!

    www.beechaeroclub.org


    Yahoo! Groups Links

    <*> To visit your group on the web, go to:
    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/musketeermail/

    <*> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to:
    musketeermail-unsubscribe@yahoogroups.com

    <*> Your use of Yahoo! Groups is subject to:
    http://docs.yahoo.com/info/terms/

  4. #4

    Anyone have experience with the Sigma-Tek AEON Vacuum Pump?

    Mike, if I'm remembering correctly, my vaccum pump
    failed after 600 and some odd ours. I have been told
    that 600 or so is very typical. But that was
    somewhere between 1 and 2 decades of use...

    Jay

    --- Mike Rellihan <rellihan@rellihan.com> wrote:

    > I have no personal experience with the AEON yet, but
    > have read nothing but
    > good reviews so far. I will be ordering one for
    > myself as soon as I return
    > from Gaston's. Don't suppose they will have a
    > vendor table set up there,
    > huh..
    >
    >
    >
    > Since you had an in-service failure of your
    > traditional pump, make darn sure
    > that the A&P who does the R&R carefully checks the
    > hoses from pump to
    > regulator. If there are any signs of powder or
    > debris, the lines must all
    > be cleaned out, and the lines checked near the
    > instruments, or the new pump
    > will be toast (if it is the traditional type). It
    > is far better to replace
    > the traditional pump based on about 1,000 hours
    > time-in-service (on our
    > aircraft), rather than running them until they fail.
    > The service life can
    > be a lot shorter than that, especially when used in
    > some other applications,
    > but new (not rebuilt) pumps can be expected to last
    > at least 1,000 hours on
    > our planes, if the system is clean when the pump
    > goes in. The longest life
    > I know of was 1,400 hours.
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > _____
    >
    > From: musketeermail@yahoogroups.com
    > [mailto:musketeermail@yahoogroups.com]
    > On Behalf Of b4cn4s
    > Sent: Friday, November 04, 2005 8:30 AM
    > To: musketeermail@yahoogroups.com
    > Subject: [musketeermail] Anyone have experience with
    > the Sigma-Tek AEON
    > Vacuum Pump?
    >
    >
    >
    > The other night (after a lovely and uneventful 1.5
    > hour flight home on
    > one of the darkest, most moonless nights I've ever
    > flown in), I had
    > just started a turn onto base when I got a face full
    > of red light; no
    > vacuum. Aside from thinking how much different it
    > could have been had
    > the conditions been otherwise, I just landed the
    > plane, put it away
    > and went home.
    >
    > Bottom line: I'd like to put in a new vacuum pump
    > and was wondering if
    > anyone in the group has any experience with the new
    > Sigma-Tek AEON
    > Vacuum Pump. I saw Mike R's post on it on BAC and
    > was intrigued.
    >
    > Thanks in advance.
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > Join BAC today and be a part of the ONLY Type Club
    > for the Musketeer series!
    >
    > www.beechaeroclub.org
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > _____
    >
    > YAHOO! GROUPS LINKS
    >
    >
    >
    > * Visit your group "musketeermail
    > <http://groups.yahoo.com/group/musketeermail> " on
    > the web.
    >
    > * To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to:
    > musketeermail-unsubscribe@yahoogroups.com
    >
    <mailto:musketeermail-unsubscribe@yahoogroups.com?subject=Unsubscribe>
    >
    >
    > * Your use of Yahoo! Groups is subject to the
    > Yahoo!
    > <http://docs.yahoo.com/info/terms/> Terms of
    > Service.
    >
    >
    >
    > _____
    >
    >
    >
    > [Non-text portions of this message have been
    > removed]
    >
    >




    __________________________________
    Yahoo! FareChase: Search multiple travel sites in one click.
    http://farechase.yahoo.com


    ------------------------ Yahoo! Groups Sponsor --------------------~-->
    Get fast access to your favorite Yahoo! Groups. Make Yahoo! your home page
    http://us.click.yahoo.com/dpRU5A/wUI...LSAA/SyTolB/TM
    --------------------------------------------------------------------~->

    Join BAC today and be a part of the ONLY Type Club for the Musketeer series!

    www.beechaeroclub.org


    Yahoo! Groups Links

    <*> To visit your group on the web, go to:
    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/musketeermail/

    <*> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to:
    musketeermail-unsubscribe@yahoogroups.com

    <*> Your use of Yahoo! Groups is subject to:
    http://docs.yahoo.com/info/terms/

Similar Threads

  1. Vacuum Pump Story
    By sundowner6699x in forum Musketeer-Mail Archive
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 12-24-2005, 11:14 AM
  2. wet vacuum pump
    By Rellihan in forum Musketeer-Mail Archive
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 06-25-2005, 10:56 AM
  3. Vacuum pump
    By Guest in forum Musketeer-Mail Archive
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 04-18-2005, 03:32 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Single Sign On provided by vBSSO