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by GimpyPilot
Thu Apr 08, 2021 3:59 pm
Forum: Mechanics Lounge
Topic: FADEC Caution flicker
Replies: 6
Views: 123

Re: FADEC Caution flicker

...if possible would anyone who does know how to do this be willing to take a phone call from me. Mike, It's not as difficult as it sounds. I'll send you a message with my contact information so we can talk it through. Note that I am not an A&P/IA. I am a former XL-2 owner who dealt with this i...
by GimpyPilot
Mon Apr 05, 2021 5:08 pm
Forum: Mechanics Lounge
Topic: FADEC Caution flicker
Replies: 6
Views: 123

Re: FADEC Caution flicker

N645XL wrote: Mon Apr 05, 2021 4:55 pm Something else to consider is the recent thread on the partially clogged fuel filter.
Great call! Start here, though that wouldn't necessarily explain the cylinder 4 temperature delta. Cylinder 4 *is* the forward one, so it might run slightly cooler depending on baffling.
by GimpyPilot
Mon Apr 05, 2021 4:51 pm
Forum: Mechanics Lounge
Topic: FADEC Caution flicker
Replies: 6
Views: 123

Re: FADEC Caution flicker

Hi, I agree with your assessment that you've likely got a fuel injector issue in addition to your failed/failing ECU. Have you run the FADEC Phase 1 diagnostic and recorded the results? I would also try swapping injector locations to see if you can watch the symptom "move" from cylinder to...
by GimpyPilot
Wed Mar 31, 2021 12:21 am
Forum: XL-2
Topic: Anyone selling an xl2?
Replies: 10
Views: 358

Re: Anyone selling an xl2?

So, what happens if you order an IOF-240-B5B? Do they simply refuse to build it for you? This is a new development. When I sold my XL-2 last year, I did some of the footwork with TCM to be able to answer these questions and was told that lead times might be extended, but that they could and would bu...
by GimpyPilot
Wed Mar 24, 2021 4:05 pm
Forum: Mechanics Lounge
Topic: Neoprene Washer front nose gear
Replies: 8
Views: 460

Re: Neoprene Washer front nose gear

There's likely no reason to make those. If you can't find them by part number, You can order them by spec from vendors such as McMaster-Carr, Caserta, or Metro Gasket. Theoretically, private party sale of a custom made aircraft part for certified use without PMA is not legal. The way to do it would ...
by GimpyPilot
Tue Mar 23, 2021 12:41 am
Forum: XL-2
Topic: Nose Wheel Steering Friction Base Production
Replies: 17
Views: 592

Re: Nose Wheel Steering Friction Base Production

Ivan Shaw designed the Liberty XL-2 and the Europas upon which it is based. He was deeply involved in its certification, but left the company meany, many years ago. He makes his home in the UK. I’ll see if I can find his information tomorrow but it’s probably available via Europa. Edit: I found Ivan...
by GimpyPilot
Mon Mar 22, 2021 5:50 pm
Forum: Mechanics Lounge
Topic: Speed Sensor Assembly - help
Replies: 24
Views: 1148

PowerLink

I made an ISO containing the three PowerLink versions I have... 1) Version 5.00 (This is the current TCM version) 2) Version 3.00 with EDS-22 National Instruments Package 3) Version 3.00 without NI Package Unfortunately the resulting image is apparently too large to upload via the Documents Wiki. (7...
by GimpyPilot
Mon Mar 22, 2021 2:48 pm
Forum: Mechanics Lounge
Topic: Speed Sensor Assembly - help
Replies: 24
Views: 1148

Re: Speed Sensor Assembly - help

I had the old EDI software suite on the laptop that went with my airplane. I believe the new owner, (who is here), probably has the disks.
by GimpyPilot
Mon Mar 22, 2021 2:54 am
Forum: XL-2
Topic: Nose Wheel Steering Friction Base Production
Replies: 17
Views: 592

Re: Nose Wheel Steering Friction Base Production

I understand your perspective, but having had considerable machine experience and resources, and a very close look at the nose lock pin and tail attachment lugs, I can say with complete candor that both are very simple, consisting of perhaps four or less machine operations each. Both would be easy t...
by GimpyPilot
Sat Mar 20, 2021 3:11 pm
Forum: XL-2
Topic: RE: STATUS OF DISCOVERY AVIATION - UPDATED 01-28-21
Replies: 65
Views: 15653

Re: RE: STATUS OF DISCOVERY AVIATION - UPDATED 01-28-21

That's great to hear, Paul. As you know, I sold #81 on last year, but I still keep in touch with the type. It was a great airplane for me, though for some reason I find my new airplane, (an RV-7A), exponentially easier to land. Maybe that's another great thing about the XL-2. It teaches you to land ...