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Forum: Messages 01-05-14, 03:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 11,354
Posted By stackj
Filler valve access - nose gear.

Mark,

I remove the access door directly behind the nose gear door and reach up to the top of the strut with an automotive valve extender in hand (about 1/2 to 3/4 inch long). I screw the valve...
Forum: Messages 02-27-13, 10:50 PM
Replies: 18
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Views: 17,251
Posted By stackj
Wow! I have been away from the website for so...

Wow! I have been away from the website for so long. What terrible news to return to. God speed, Paul. Mary - Jenny and my prayers are with you. May he bring peace and comfort to you.
Forum: Messages 11-05-11, 02:03 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 3,137
Posted By stackj
WOW Skymaster in El Salvador

So I am in San Salvador visiting friends and I hear all this racket outside. Found out that either the country or the city is celebrating it's 200th year of Independance.

Finally the noise came...
Forum: Messages 11-05-11, 01:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,368
Posted By stackj
It does sound to me that the hose you are talking...

It does sound to me that the hose you are talking about is for avionics cooling. As was stated in an earlier response, there is an AD to put a Y fitting in that line and run a piece of tubing to the...
Forum: Messages 10-12-11, 02:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 14,992
Posted By stackj
Steve G - Thanks for posting the F-101B picture....

Steve G -

Thanks for posting the F-101B picture. I got my one and only supersonic ride in one of those back in the mid 60s. Thanks for bringing back the memory!
Forum: Links 10-11-11, 09:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 9,355
Posted By stackj
Boy, I hope this aggressive issue has died. What...

Boy, I hope this aggressive issue has died. What a pain in the butt for volunteers to put up with!

Larry et al... keep up the excellent work!
Forum: Messages 07-21-11, 06:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,046
Posted By stackj
Ernie, I thought at first you may be getting...

Ernie,

I thought at first you may be getting noise from an avionics fan, but I don't think that would continue when you shut the master off. I think it would spool down rather quickly. It would...
Forum: Messages 03-25-11, 02:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 14,992
Posted By stackj
OK - You got me! Having read your reply, I went...

OK - You got me! Having read your reply, I went right out an got the flight instrument package. I'll have to see what it does in the airplane.

Have you purchased the foreflight upgrade? I haven't,...
Forum: Messages 03-17-11, 08:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 14,992
Posted By stackj
Hey Herb... How do you like that iPad and...

Hey Herb...

How do you like that iPad and foreflight? I love mine. I could never find an approach plate so quickly before!
Forum: Links 12-14-10, 10:10 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 6,492
Posted By stackj
Herb, Thanks for sharing this. I will be aware...

Herb,

Thanks for sharing this.

I will be aware of Major Beyer's contribution to our county and to us this Saturday. May he rest in peace and may all of us, especially Skymaster drivers, be...
Forum: Messages 12-13-10, 01:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,547
Posted By stackj
Well, if that is true, Happy birthday today,...

Well, if that is true, Happy birthday today, Herb!

If it's not, happy birthday - then... whenever it is!
Forum: Messages 11-19-10, 11:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,292
Posted By stackj
I haven't tried this, but how about putting a...

I haven't tried this, but how about putting a little water in the line to soften the clog and use a piece of flexible plastic, such as a long thin tye-wrap to push the clog out of the line. You may...
Forum: Messages 10-30-10, 06:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 5,482
Posted By stackj
Dave, Frankly, I think the amount you have to...

Dave,

Frankly, I think the amount you have to pay to enjoy your Skymaster sucks!

I have reached the point that I can only fly mine at the pleasure of the Coast Guard. I could not afford the...
Forum: Messages 10-21-10, 10:23 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 41,325
Posted By stackj
Ah, and once again my primary safety rule... 6...

Ah, and once again my primary safety rule...

6 hour fuel range...

3 hour bladder range!
Forum: Messages 09-28-10, 01:44 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 27,144
Posted By stackj
Circuit breakers can surely be a problem. When I...

Circuit breakers can surely be a problem. When I first got our Skymaster (17 years ago) we had problems with the main alternator bus breakers blowing. Everything would run fine for a while, then one...
Forum: Messages 09-26-10, 09:18 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 27,144
Posted By stackj
Ed... YOU are the same age as my Skymaster. I...

Ed...

YOU are the same age as my Skymaster. I wish I was in that age group!
Forum: Messages 08-25-10, 09:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,912
Posted By stackj
Could just be an echelon break.

Could just be an echelon break.
Forum: Messages 08-17-10, 09:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 8,348
Posted By stackj
Bandit, I do not have diagrams for your...

Bandit,

I do not have diagrams for your particular model, however all the diagrams for the models I do have indicate that the gear door circuit works as follows:

28 VDC Power from the circuit...
Forum: Messages 08-02-10, 11:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 8,332
Posted By stackj
Larry, I went to the link... couldn't find your...

Larry,

I went to the link... couldn't find your reference. Where have I gone wrong?
Forum: Messages 04-30-10, 10:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,147
Posted By stackj
Go to the home page of this web site, select the...

Go to the home page of this web site, select the "Technical Data" page and scroll down to the mitchell instrument replacement article.

This solved most of my engine instrument problems.
Forum: Messages 04-21-10, 07:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,987
Posted By stackj
Hmmmmm - Cessna doesn't seem to think that the...

Hmmmmm - Cessna doesn't seem to think that the Skymaster wing can handle that!
Forum: Messages 04-18-10, 03:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 12,183
Posted By stackj
Ya done it again! Congratulations!

Ya done it again! Congratulations!
Forum: Messages 04-18-10, 03:49 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 21,567
Posted By stackj
Wow. Sorry we missed you guys! Jenny and I...

Wow. Sorry we missed you guys! Jenny and I arrived with our Coast Guard contigent on Monday and left on Thursday. We saw about three Skymasters parked together as we were taxiing out, but did not get...
Forum: Messages 04-05-10, 10:20 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 16,197
Posted By stackj
Ouch!

It is unusual to see the mains fail and the nose gear hold up.
Forum: Messages 03-22-10, 10:27 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 29,053
Posted By stackj
Cole, I re-read my message and it sounded a...

Cole,

I re-read my message and it sounded a little pointed. I apologize. I did not intend to be advesarial.
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