Results 1 to 5 of 5

Thread: The annual is over!

  1. #1

    The annual is over!

    Today I flew the Sierra for the first time since Christmas Eve of 2006. I was defiantly a bit rusty. We did the post annual/modification test flight. The vacuum pump failed shortly after the first start up during the annual (dunno why, research it in the logs and noted it was a new pump when installed in 1982). The new pump is working fine, as is everything but the gear horn (stall horn ok) and the vacuum gage. So, more tinkering before it's really done. If you have be following the progress on the modifications and this maintenance visit, we have done quite a lot. Some I will NEVER do again. First the windshield: NEVER change your windshield unless there are large cracks or holes in it. Lindberg didn't have a windshield, so they really aren't necessary. Patch them and paint a floral designs on them, or what ever, and figure out how to find the runway like Lindy did. Tail strobe: Same applies here. If you have protruding wing tip strobes, you're good......save a lot of
    frustration and a little money, then let the tail strobe/light go.... two strobes is good enough.... really.

    We recorded some performance numbers on this flight: 7500 ft PA, 9 deg C, 2500/23", peak EGT, 9 gph. We got 136 KIAS. Now, I can work that on my MB-4A two ways. Unfortunatly, I lost the instructions 35 years ago. I believe I should use the scale "FOR ALTUTIDE COMPUTATIONS WHEN TAS IS LESS THAN 150 KTS", (which shows a DA of 2400 ft in the DA window, but 7800 on the Cor. Alt. scale?) then, the 136 KIAS trued to 141 TKAS. The other way shows a DA of 8300 ft and 152 KTAS. Hmmmm...? Two way GPS runs averaged around 140 GS. Not as good as we hoped, considering the rotating beacon was on the bench for this flight. But, we did have the fuel sump drain fairing off. Hopefully the new OPP fairing will help some. This was about the same TAS we saw before the annual (139 - 140 KTAS). However, it was with a fairly forward CG condition for this weight. Our weight was 2456 lbs. and the arm was at 112.9 for T/O. So, we probably would have seen a bit more speed with a more aft CG loading.
    Interestingly, we had the same IAS when rich of peak burning 10.2 gph. I guess I shouldn't complain, the POH shows I should be getting 133-134 KTAS @ 10.2 gph at similar altitude and power settings and leaned per .... you know, which is what we saw on the ferry flight from AUG to 57AZ after we bought it. I think we were pretty close to 75% power settings as the MAP was close to POH values for the RPM, if I interpolated correctly. So, we pretty much have a 140 knot @ 9 gph airplane.

    Marty Vanover
    Phoenix, Az


    ---------------------------------
    Looking for last minute shopping deals? Find them fast with Yahoo! Search.

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



    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/

    <*> Your email settings:
    Individual Email | Traditional

    <*> To change settings online go to:
    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/musketeermail/join
    (Yahoo! ID required)

    <*> To change settings via email:
    mailto:musketeermail-digest@yahoogroups.com
    mailto:musketeermail-fullfeatured@yahoogroups.com

    <*> 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/


    -----------------------------------------
    This message was automatically imported from BAC-Mail or the Musketeer Mail list. Replies might not be seen by the original author.

  2. #2
    Guest
    Guest

    The annual is over!

    I ve been thinking of replacing our tail beacon with a strobe. Can you tell me why you would never do it again. Was it a big hassel?
    Thanks Rich


    "And the fire will test what kind of work each has done." 1Corinthians 3:13

    ---------------------------------
    Looking for last minute shopping deals? Find them fast with Yahoo! Search.

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



    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/

    <*> Your email settings:
    Individual Email | Traditional

    <*> To change settings online go to:
    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/musketeermail/join
    (Yahoo! ID required)

    <*> To change settings via email:
    mailto:musketeermail-digest@yahoogroups.com
    mailto:musketeermail-fullfeatured@yahoogroups.com

    <*> 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/


    -----------------------------------------
    This message was automatically imported from BAC-Mail or the Musketeer Mail list. Replies might not be seen by the original author.

  3. #3

    The annual is over!

    I replaced my beacon with a Whelen self contained
    strobe beacon. It was a non event except for dragging
    the step ladder across the hangar and getting some
    rusty screws to turn loose. I can't remember if I had
    to put some connectors on the wires, or if they were
    already installed, but electrically it was just
    connecting the strobe to the power already there for
    the beacon. Richard may have been installing a
    different kind of strobe which was more difficult.

    Willis, N8886M

    --- Richard Wilson <rp2phat@yahoo.com> wrote:

    > I ve been thinking of replacing our tail beacon with
    > a strobe. Can you tell me why you would never do it
    > again. Was it a big hassel?
    > Thanks Rich
    >
    >
    > "And the fire will test what kind of work each has
    > done." 1Corinthians 3:13
    >
    > ---------------------------------
    > Looking for last minute shopping deals? Find them
    > fast with Yahoo! Search.
    >
    > [Non-text portions of this message have been
    > removed]
    >
    >
    >
    > Join BAC today and be a part of the ONLY Type Club
    > for the Musketeer series!
    >
    > www.beechaeroclub.org
    >
    >
    > Yahoo! Groups Links
    >
    >
    > mailto:musketeermail-fullfeatured@yahoogroups.com
    >
    >
    >



    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/

    <*> Your email settings:
    Individual Email | Traditional

    <*> To change settings online go to:
    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/musketeermail/join
    (Yahoo! ID required)

    <*> To change settings via email:
    mailto:musketeermail-digest@yahoogroups.com
    mailto:musketeermail-fullfeatured@yahoogroups.com

    <*> 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/


    -----------------------------------------
    This message was automatically imported from BAC-Mail or the Musketeer Mail list. Replies might not be seen by the original author.

  4. #4
    Guest
    Guest

    The annual is over!

    I did what Willis did, no problem.

    Al Todd


    ----- Original Message -----
    From: WILLIS COOKE
    To: Richard Wilson ; musketeermail@yahoogroups.com
    Sent: Monday, January 28, 2008 12:56 PM
    Subject: Re: [musketeermail] Re:The annual is over!


    I replaced my beacon with a Whelen self contained
    strobe beacon. It was a non event except for dragging
    the step ladder across the hangar and getting some
    rusty screws to turn loose. I can't remember if I had
    to put some connectors on the wires, or if they were
    already installed, but electrically it was just
    connecting the strobe to the power already there for
    the beacon. Richard may have been installing a
    different kind of strobe which was more difficult.

    Willis, N8886M

    --- Richard Wilson <rp2phat@yahoo.com> wrote:

    > I ve been thinking of replacing our tail beacon with
    > a strobe. Can you tell me why you would never do it
    > again. Was it a big hassel?
    > Thanks Rich
    >
    >
    > "And the fire will test what kind of work each has
    > done." 1Corinthians 3:13
    >
    > ---------------------------------
    > Looking for last minute shopping deals? Find them
    > fast with Yahoo! Search.
    >
    > [Non-text portions of this message have been
    > removed]
    >
    >
    >
    > Join BAC today and be a part of the ONLY Type Club
    > for the Musketeer series!
    >
    > www.beechaeroclub.org
    >
    >
    > Yahoo! Groups Links
    >
    >
    > mailto:musketeermail-fullfeatured@yahoogroups.com
    >
    >
    >





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



    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/

    <*> Your email settings:
    Individual Email | Traditional

    <*> To change settings online go to:
    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/musketeermail/join
    (Yahoo! ID required)

    <*> To change settings via email:
    mailto:musketeermail-digest@yahoogroups.com
    mailto:musketeermail-fullfeatured@yahoogroups.com

    <*> 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/


    -----------------------------------------
    This message was automatically imported from BAC-Mail or the Musketeer Mail list. Replies might not be seen by the original author.

  5. #5
    Richard,

    I should have been more specific. The light to avoid is the combo tail light/strobe light unit in the rudder. We installed a three light system using this unit. The stringing the cable from the power supply was pretty taxing. Bill Manhein was kind enough to post my 337 form on BAC if you have interest to loose the vertical fin cap light alltogher.

    As far as the vertical tail strobe. Hang on, help is on the way. I'm working on an aerodynamic fin cap/strobe light for one of our good friends. This could be worth more than a knot or two on a Sierra. Unfortunately, it could be 4 weeks before the strobe unit arrives. I'll keep everyone posted on this endevor.

    Marty Vanover
    Phoenix, Az.

Similar Threads

  1. Need an Annual
    By autosup in forum Musketeer-Mail Archive
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 01-10-2006, 12:23 PM
  2. Annual
    By ltcrkbrown in forum BAC Mail Archive - DO NOT POST HERE
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 07-15-2005, 12:39 PM
  3. Annual
    By rscafuto in forum Musketeer-Mail Archive
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 04-30-2005, 09:47 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