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by GimpyPilot
Fri Jan 08, 2021 6:39 pm
Forum: XL-2
Topic: Seat cushion
Replies: 10
Views: 197

Re: Seat cushion

The pilot who bought my airplane has a set of spare GW cushions, new it bags. (I had them in my spares collection, which was included in the sale.) I have no idea if he'd part with them. I'm not sure what has happened but the airplane doesn't appear to have been airborne in quite some time, and he h...
by GimpyPilot
Sun Dec 27, 2020 9:30 pm
Forum: Mechanics Lounge
Topic: Brake pads and rotors
Replies: 2
Views: 126

Re: Brake pads and rotors

The linings are 066-10600 (Cleveland 66-06) as seen in the Chapter 32 of the maintenance manual available in the Documents section of these forums. (You'll need rivets and such, as well, so take a look at the manual before you order.) Don't know what the corresponding discs are, but you should be ab...
by GimpyPilot
Sat Nov 21, 2020 2:37 am
Forum: Mechanics Lounge
Topic: Need help sourcing fuel boost pump
Replies: 6
Views: 257

Re: Need help sourcing fuel boost pump

It seems like you answered your own question. That would appear to be an RH series pump. Good work. Thanks for sharing. This kind of thing will keep the fleet flying. Retail on that pump seems to be a solid $814.00. Here's a link to Weldon's repair station information: https://www.weldonpumps.com/we...
by GimpyPilot
Mon Oct 26, 2020 2:32 pm
Forum: Mechanics Lounge
Topic: FADEC Caution flicker on RUNUP
Replies: 5
Views: 248

Re: FADEC Caution flicker on RUNUP

I think the only way to keep the correct time is to set it and leave the power turned on 24/7. I too have been curious if a backup battery died or something but it never bubbled up on my priority list high enough to research. The pilot who acquired #81 asked me about the clock as well. I think he h...
by GimpyPilot
Sun Oct 18, 2020 8:09 pm
Forum: XL-2
Topic: RE: STATUS OF DISCOVERY AVIATION - UPDATED 01-04-21
Replies: 56
Views: 8855

Re: STATUS OF DISCOVERY AVIATION

I just have one question for those in the know here. If the Plane Certificate is surrendered or lost by Discovery...does that mean all of our planes become unflyable ( not legally flyable) or do we simply continue to operate as before .....and have to scrounge up parts...?? Brad, Based on the follo...
by GimpyPilot
Sat Oct 17, 2020 5:07 pm
Forum: XL-2
Topic: RE: STATUS OF DISCOVERY AVIATION - UPDATED 01-04-21
Replies: 56
Views: 8855

Re: RE: STATUS OF DISCOVERY AVIATION

I have a set, what material are they made of as I will see if I can get something made. I don't recall, but a good machinist should be able to identify the correct materials, given the factory part. You'll probably want to find someone with considerable experience in CAD/CNC so that precision is th...
by GimpyPilot
Sat Oct 17, 2020 4:57 pm
Forum: XL-2
Topic: Dual Garmin G5 Install
Replies: 11
Views: 2913

Re: Dual Garmin G5 Install

It may be that the STC calls for a more complex install, and in the certified world if there is an STC, it must be followed precisely. Of note, there is a substantial (30 to 40 percent) price penalty for the STC'd version of the hardware alone. While the firmware may be slightly different, it's like...
by GimpyPilot
Fri Oct 16, 2020 4:34 pm
Forum: XL-2
Topic: RE: STATUS OF DISCOVERY AVIATION - UPDATED 01-04-21
Replies: 56
Views: 8855

Re: RE: STATUS OF DISCOVERY AVIATION

My understanding in Australia is that certification is not affected, so the only issue would be access to the 500hr parts nose pin and tail flange. Is there any other consumables from Discovery? The big issue is if you have an accident and damage the fuselage or wings. To a lesser degree, maybe if ...
by GimpyPilot
Thu Oct 15, 2020 6:49 pm
Forum: XL-2
Topic: RE: STATUS OF DISCOVERY AVIATION - UPDATED 01-04-21
Replies: 56
Views: 8855

Re: RE: STATUS OF DISCOVERY AVIATION

Tafi, Unfortunately these forums regularly attract only a small subset of owners. I would guess that the majority owners are not even aware of the state of the company, or the effort to organize a plan of action. Perhaps Zach, (the administrator of these forums), could assist someone here in sending...
by GimpyPilot
Wed Oct 14, 2020 5:58 pm
Forum: XL-2
Topic: RE: STATUS OF DISCOVERY AVIATION - UPDATED 01-04-21
Replies: 56
Views: 8855

Re: RE: STATUS OF DISCOVERY AVIATION

While I am not a lawyer or any other kind of expert, I got curious on behalf of this community, and spent a few minutes with Google. I found the FAA document linked below, which appears to provide some detail as to processes and continued operations of certificated aircraft following surrender or ab...