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by GimpyPilot
Tue Sep 22, 2020 9:50 pm
Forum: XL-2
Topic: Any XL2s For Sale?
Replies: 6
Views: 143

Re: Any XL2s For Sale?

Did you consummate a sale? I see that #79 is advertised on Trade-A-Plane, somewhere near Kansas City. Is this your aircraft? If not, there's an owner in Connecticut that recently posted in the Owners Only forum, also looking to sell at a similar price. (Contact jwm on these forums.) Thanks Crash, I ...
by GimpyPilot
Tue Sep 08, 2020 9:51 pm
Forum: XL-2
Topic: To Buy Or Not To Buy
Replies: 8
Views: 170

Re: To Buy Or Not To Buy

I recently sold my Cirrus SR22 and very much want to buy an XL2. I completed my first flight (transition training) in an XL2 today and LOVED the plane. What an absolute hoot to fly!!! Jim, The fellow who bought my very well equipped XL-2 a few weeks ago is also a former Cirrus owner. He bought my s...
by GimpyPilot
Tue Sep 08, 2020 5:48 pm
Forum: XL-2
Topic: To Buy Or Not To Buy
Replies: 8
Views: 170

Re: To Buy Or Not To Buy

Hi, I have noticed that most of the XL-2s that had been on the market for any time at all have suddenly been snapped up recently. I never advertised mine outside of these forums, and mine set out for a new home a couple of week ago. I see that N591XL has appeared on the market, but has been listed a...
by GimpyPilot
Tue Aug 25, 2020 10:47 pm
Forum: Mechanics Lounge
Topic: FADEC Anomaly
Replies: 9
Views: 420

Re: FADEC Anomaly

Thanks Bob. The pilot/owner is here, and reading. I'll let him review your analysis directly, and remain available to help.
by GimpyPilot
Tue Aug 25, 2020 3:51 pm
Forum: Mechanics Lounge
Topic: FADEC Anomaly
Replies: 9
Views: 420

Re: FADEC Anomaly

I am in now in the same shoes having Fadec warnings because of Fuel pressure issues... Tafisama, Your issue sounds unrelated to the one being experienced with N605XL. Do you have a data card in the EDI? If so, that data may be helpful. For reference, in flight fuel pressure at 60% power was 58 PSI....
by GimpyPilot
Tue Aug 25, 2020 3:46 pm
Forum: Mechanics Lounge
Topic: FADEC Anomaly
Replies: 9
Views: 420

Re: FADEC Anomaly

Hi Bob,

Thanks. My diagrams are enroute to Georgia via via FedEx ground, for the new owner. You make an interesting point regarding the FADEC power cycle. If you happen to visit your diagrams, your input would be appreciated.

-Michael
by GimpyPilot
Mon Aug 24, 2020 5:46 pm
Forum: Mechanics Lounge
Topic: FADEC Anomaly
Replies: 9
Views: 420

FADEC Anomaly

Hi Gang, As shared a couple of days ago, I sold my XL-2 on Friday. In my seven years with the airplane, I had only two FADEC related squawks, both related to fouled fuel injectors. The injector was ultimately replaced, and the problem resolved. On the way out of KVNY on Friday afternoon, the new own...
by GimpyPilot
Sat Aug 22, 2020 3:26 pm
Forum: XL-2
Topic: N605XL is headed East!
Replies: 3
Views: 345

N605XL is headed East!

Well my friends, I am back to one airplane. N605XL (S/N 81) flew off in the steady hands of its new owner, this morning. It's a bittersweet goodbye for me. Now I'll be able to concentrate on learning the ways of my new RV-7A, which will be an entirely different kind of experience. N605XL's new owner...
by GimpyPilot
Wed Aug 19, 2020 3:29 pm
Forum: XL-2
Topic: Airport Elevation
Replies: 2
Views: 260

Re: Airport Elevation

I've launched heavy at DAs over 6500 feet. Climb performance is significantly degraded, and it is important to manage the climb carefully.
by GimpyPilot
Fri Aug 07, 2020 9:16 pm
Forum: XL-2
Topic: Oil Drops
Replies: 8
Views: 1040

Re: Oil Drops

I have an air / oil separator but you still get some oil drips. Use Aeroshell oil/exhaust cleaner to get oil off underbelly every 10 hours. Easy to do. My Airwolf separator, installed behind the rearmost engine baffle, "stopped the drops" entirely. My aircraft's belly stays clean of oil, and oil co...