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Forum: Messages 06-27-20, 10:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 591
Posted By Ernie Martin
Thanks, George, for the insight. Ernie

Thanks, George, for the insight.

Ernie
Forum: Messages 06-26-20, 09:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 591
Posted By Ernie Martin
Actually, Jeff, another equally beautiful woman...

Actually, Jeff, another equally beautiful woman is in the film. Ana de Armas is engaged to Ben Affleck and appears in her birth day suit with unforgettable features.

Ernie
Forum: Messages 06-25-20, 09:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 591
Posted By Ernie Martin
Movie with lots of Skymasters -- 2 shot down

Wasp Network is out on Netflix with lots of Skymasters, including the 2 shot down by Cuban Migs.

I had been told of the film, but expected an amateurish effort. Instead, it's a first-class,...
Forum: Messages 03-15-20, 01:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,185
Posted By Ernie Martin
Good to know. Thanks. Ernie

Good to know. Thanks.

Ernie
Forum: Messages 03-12-20, 01:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,185
Posted By Ernie Martin
Thank you, PatrolPilot, but I'm still VERY...

Thank you, PatrolPilot, but I'm still VERY surprised by this. I get the lead length, but I've been under the impression that it's much more, that a gauge which uses an E probe will NOT work...
Forum: Messages 03-11-20, 12:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,185
Posted By Ernie Martin
For PatrolPilot: the key question is whether the...

For PatrolPilot: the key question is whether the Aircraft Spruce type K probe works with the ORIGINAL factory gauge? let us know when you find out.

I understand the concern about using EGT for...
Forum: Messages 03-10-20, 01:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,185
Posted By Ernie Martin
For PatrolPilot: did the Aircraft Spruce type K...

For PatrolPilot: did the Aircraft Spruce type K probe work with the original factory gauge? The original is a type E (which I believe has one lead grounded) and I was under the impression that a type...
Forum: Messages 03-06-20, 05:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,185
Posted By Ernie Martin
Help with EGT Probe and a Suggestion on Fire Extinguisher

1. I'm having trouble finding the EGT probe that is clamped on the exhaust pipe of the engine, feeding temperature to the EGT gauge. Looks as shown in the picture below. Cessna PN is C668501-0110...
Forum: Messages 03-06-20, 04:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 838
Posted By Ernie Martin
In my SkymasterUS.com website I have posted an...

In my SkymasterUS.com website I have posted an interesting article on this subject. Click on the link at left entitled "Early History of Skymaster".

Ernie
Forum: Messages 03-06-20, 04:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,281
Posted By Ernie Martin
2600 seems too high. Picture below is what I have...

2600 seems too high. Picture below is what I have on my checklist, derived from the POH.

Ernie
Forum: Messages 12-02-19, 09:15 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 835
Posted By Ernie Martin
Airworthy 1966 Skymaster For $15,000?

I know there is a separate forum for aircraft sales BUT this may be of interest to you all, even for parts.

Details and contact are in the Aircraft For Sale Forum (to get there click on the blue...
Forum: Aircraft For Sale 12-02-19, 09:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,302
Posted By Ernie Martin
1966 Skymaster Airworthy $15,000

A local avionics shop here in Miami has 4 aircraft, wants to sell their 1966 Skymaster but with ADS-B Out business rush they don't have time to market it.

So first $15,000 takes it. Annual being...
Forum: Messages 06-11-19, 06:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,507
Posted By Ernie Martin
IMPORTANT ALERT -- Engine quits on takeoff due to undetectable water in fuel

I will give you details in a moment, but here are the findings:

Sumping the fuel tanks and finding no water DOES NOT mean there is no water -- there can be enough to make your engine quit in the...
Forum: Messages 05-11-19, 11:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,632
Posted By Ernie Martin
I did find them, Kim, where you said they were....

I did find them, Kim, where you said they were. And Herb, in my 1977 they are NOT where the IPC says, in the figures I attached to my message.

Ernie
Forum: Messages 05-09-19, 02:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,632
Posted By Ernie Martin
HELP -- Where is the Fuel Selector Valve in a 1977 model?

We can't turn the rear-engine fuel selector knob on my 1977 337G but we can't find the valve!

The IPC image (shown below) indicates that one is at the root of the left wing and the other one is on...
Forum: Messages 03-22-19, 06:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,430
Posted By Ernie Martin
Thanks, Ed. I've had a bunch of stuff, none...

Thanks, Ed. I've had a bunch of stuff, none critical -- divorce, new house, etc. But I'm still flying and now looking for ADS-B Out.

Ernie
Forum: Messages 03-11-19, 02:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,430
Posted By Ernie Martin
Ed, I noted your installation of a wingtip...

Ed, I noted your installation of a wingtip u-Avionix SkyBeacon ADS-B OUT, but did you consider Garmin's GDL 82 unit? The price is about the same and, for my Skymaster with a Garmin GTN 650 which can...
Forum: Messages 01-25-19, 11:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,202
Posted By Ernie Martin
Tips for Flying to the Bahamas

I've been flying my 337s (3 of them) to the Bahamas for 20 years. Info and tips on how to do it may be found in http://www.skymasterus.com, and if any of that is confusing you may call me -- my phone...
Forum: Messages 01-25-19, 10:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,755
Posted By Ernie Martin
Checklists Available

I have free, editable checklists for the 337D and 337G. Go to http://www.consultresearch.com/337list.htm for information and how to get them.
Forum: Messages 07-30-16, 01:36 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 3,807
Posted By Ernie Martin
In-flight Fire

Two news stories today on this subject. A balloon caught fire in flight, crashed and 16 people died. And a Piper Cheyenne medical plane had a fire on board, crashed and 4 people died.

While unlikely...
Forum: Messages 02-03-16, 05:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 7,401
Posted By Ernie Martin
I don't know much about DRY belly landings, but I...

I don't know much about DRY belly landings, but I had the same question as Herb, so I did a little research and found a link (below) that suggests that controlled belly landings are extremely safe....
Forum: Messages 01-25-16, 12:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 4,320
Posted By Ernie Martin
No pictures, but yesterday I spent 4 hours in the...

No pictures, but yesterday I spent 4 hours in the air, all over water to 2 Bahamian islands, on a spectacular day. First a 1+ hour trip from Miami to Great Harbour Cay, then 45 minutes to North...
Forum: Messages 01-17-16, 10:38 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 15,391
Posted By Ernie Martin
All 3 of my Skymasters have been normally...

All 3 of my Skymasters have been normally aspirated (I am in Miami). First was a 1969 337D, then a 1973 337G and now a 1977 337G.

Ernie
Forum: Messages 01-15-16, 06:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 15,391
Posted By Ernie Martin
Let me add my perspective after operating three...

Let me add my perspective after operating three (3) different Skymasters over the last 17 years. And, as you will see, I approach the issue from a rather different viewpoint.

Before I do that, one...
Forum: Messages 01-08-16, 05:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 9,618
Posted By Ernie Martin
On JamesC statement on his trip in the Caribbean...

On JamesC statement on his trip in the Caribbean that people often come up on the ramp and say how much they love Skymasters, my experiences there have been quite different.

I fly mostly to the...
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