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by GimpyPilot
Wed May 18, 2022 1:26 am
Forum: XL-2
Topic: Annual parts
Replies: 1
Views: 23

Re: Annual parts

NAS1407P11M18 is a standard mil-spec part number. Call Vogelsang or Grainger directly. How is this pin used? It certainly never came up in my annuals when I had my XL-2.
by GimpyPilot
Mon May 09, 2022 6:01 pm
Forum: Mechanics Lounge
Topic: Anyone have a 655997 Alternator?
Replies: 6
Views: 90

Re: Anyone have a 655997 Alternator?

The alternator is actually a Hartzell ES-6012-6. Airpower indicates that they are in stock: https://www.airpowerinc.com/es-6012-6 I couldn't get the QAA link to work, but I found them here: https://www.qaa.com/products/aircraft-alternators/all-other-aircraft-alternators/es-6012-6-12v-60a-bd-alternat...
by GimpyPilot
Fri Apr 22, 2022 8:16 pm
Forum: XL-2
Topic: Spare rudder?
Replies: 11
Views: 290

Re: Spare rudder?

Perhaps it's just an artifact of the photography, but it think I see some evidence of prior repair, (or at least an attempt to obscure some damage). It might be worth a discussion with the prior owner, and his A&P, particularly if there's nothing in the logbook. As a preventative measure, #81 ha...
by GimpyPilot
Mon Apr 11, 2022 3:33 pm
Forum: Mechanics Lounge
Topic: 500 hour parts
Replies: 24
Views: 879

Re: 500 hour parts

No worries, guys. Once again, I must point out that I am merely a private pilot with an engineering background. I am not an A&P/IA, a representative of the FAA, or lawyer, so take my words with a grain of salt. After scratching my head a bit, I will say that at $52 each, it would be hard to sell...
by GimpyPilot
Fri Apr 08, 2022 7:48 pm
Forum: Mechanics Lounge
Topic: 500 hour parts
Replies: 24
Views: 879

Re: 500 hour parts

Hi Chuck, That all sounds good. I'm actually "the guy" who did all the research with respect to owner supplied parts for the 500 hour bits months ago, having consulted with my local FSDO and the Airworthiness Certification Division of the FAA, and shared my findings here on a few occasions...
by GimpyPilot
Fri Apr 08, 2022 5:02 pm
Forum: Mechanics Lounge
Topic: 500 hour parts
Replies: 24
Views: 879

Re: 500 hour parts

Glad to see owners taking action to source parts and get/keep their aircraft flying. 5 of us are working with Richard Squires at Langaire Aircraft Parts in Warren, Oregon. Originally quoted a price of $52 per pin. One overseas party is not able to import owner produced parts made in the US so that ...
by GimpyPilot
Wed Apr 06, 2022 3:07 pm
Forum: XL-2
Topic: Need right side door and window
Replies: 5
Views: 226

Re: Need right side door and window

The pilot (not me) didn’t get it latched and it poped open. Landed safely the the door and window are severely damaged. I'm sorry to hear that, but glad a safe landing was salvaged. Your airplane isn't the first to be part of this particular type of mishap. Was it equipped with the updated (tapered...
by GimpyPilot
Mon Apr 04, 2022 4:21 pm
Forum: XL-2
Topic: Need right side door and window
Replies: 5
Views: 226

Re: Need right side door and window

Uh-oh. What happened? Was it a door pin issue or a delamination issue?
by GimpyPilot
Thu Mar 24, 2022 5:40 am
Forum: Mechanics Lounge
Topic: Intermittent Loss of Oil Pressure
Replies: 5
Views: 202

Re: Intermittent Loss of Oil Pressure

I've uploaded the M-22 Manual as provided by Continental to the Documents section of this website. For what it's worth, this was available as a free download for many years, so I don't feel compelled to keep it out of the hands of someone who simply didn't need it at the time.
by GimpyPilot
Fri Mar 18, 2022 6:52 pm
Forum: XL-2
Topic: Tail Plane Attachment Lug(135A-30-615)
Replies: 18
Views: 3080

Re: Tail Plane Attachment Lug(135A-30-615)

Keep in mind that in order to have a Mehran (or any machinist) manufacturer these for you under the provisions of FARs that allow for the use of owner produced parts, each aircraft owner must personally provide the parts specification to him. That's why I recommend that if you are going to go this r...