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Forum: Messages 10-01-14, 08:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 4,093
Posted By Todd Gessel
Narco 10 ELT

Anyone have, or know where I can get a Narco 10 ELT for my 77 337G?
Forum: Messages 05-07-13, 08:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 6,918
Posted By Todd Gessel
Check out a thread from 7-27-09 titled "gear door...

Check out a thread from 7-27-09 titled "gear door actuator". I had one fail.
Forum: Messages 11-01-11, 05:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,832
Posted By Todd Gessel
Hi Ernie, I had read the same thing as you. It...

Hi Ernie,
I had read the same thing as you. It was in the book titled "Cessna - Wings for the World - Development of the 300 Series Twins" by William D. Thompson
Forum: Messages 11-01-11, 09:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,832
Posted By Todd Gessel
O-2's Part 2

We had, of course, the occasional problem at Hickam. I remember one pilot who landed nose gear first and managed to snap the gear off completely and ding the front propeller. I went out to see what...
Forum: Messages 11-01-11, 09:32 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 3,239
Posted By Todd Gessel
O-2's Part 1

This was sent to me and I thought you might enjoy it or at least find it interesting...

I split it to fit within the 1000 character limit.

How The O-2s Really Got There

It's 1967 or maybe early...
Forum: Messages 12-17-10, 03:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 20,281
Posted By Todd Gessel
1700 lb useful load

My humble opinion is that the Skymaster useful load is one of its best features. My '77 337G is non-pressurized and normally aspirated and the useful load is just under 1700 lbs. Even full fuel, it...
Forum: Messages 07-15-10, 09:43 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 14,245
Posted By Todd Gessel
Hangin' out

I flew my 337G from Beaumont, Texas to Phoenix with the gear out and it seemed to reduce cruise about 8 knots for me.
Forum: Messages 03-22-10, 07:46 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 22,064
Posted By Todd Gessel
Hey Herb, I have delayed in responding because...

Hey Herb,

I have delayed in responding because I'm not sure yet, but things are looking good so far. Chances are that I will be there. I plan to arrive at EVB on Monday and fly over with the...
Forum: Messages 02-09-10, 11:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 7,009
Posted By Todd Gessel
Thanks Herb, I always look forward to your...

Thanks Herb,

I always look forward to your postings and replies.

I agree with the suggestion to find a shop close enough to visit often. I recently had some mechanical work done out of state. The...
Forum: Messages 02-09-10, 12:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 7,009
Posted By Todd Gessel
Thanks Ed, I should have indicated that I had...

Thanks Ed,

I should have indicated that I had already looked up the owner on the FAA's web site.

I just thought I would also try this forum before mailing him directly.

Thanks,

Todd
Forum: Messages 02-09-10, 10:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 7,009
Posted By Todd Gessel
N6276f

Hey everyone,

Is the owner of N6276F out there?

The reason I ask is that I found a photo of this Skymaster on Airliners.net and I like the paint scheme.

If the owner or anyone else has some more...
Forum: Messages 01-25-10, 04:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 12,143
Posted By Todd Gessel
Jay, The inspections that were done were visual...

Jay,

The inspections that were done were visual inspections only. The mechanic that swapped the engines did visual inspections for cracks and corrosion. My 337 only has about 800 hours on it and...
Forum: Messages 01-18-10, 10:20 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 15,448
Posted By Todd Gessel
Hello everyone, I have a metal fabrication shop...

Hello everyone, I have a metal fabrication shop here in Phoenix. One of the services we provide is Laser cutting. Some of the parts we cut are for the aerospace industry.

I have not made a control...
Forum: Messages 11-26-09, 10:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 7,325
Posted By Todd Gessel
That was awesome! Thanks for taking the time to...

That was awesome!

Thanks for taking the time to put that together. Very cool.

How did you find a picture of N53678? I was surprised to see her in Sedona. I had not seen that picture before.:)
Forum: Messages 11-10-09, 04:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 10,927
Posted By Todd Gessel
Hey Ed, Thanks for asking. I decided to...

Hey Ed,

Thanks for asking. I decided to replace the actuators and put the gear doors on. I like the idea of having everything enclosed.

The airplane is still in the shop. The work has not been...
Forum: Messages 10-13-09, 08:20 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 12,143
Posted By Todd Gessel
Dale, The old engine is out and the new is in...

Dale, The old engine is out and the new is in (see attached pictures). Right now, the old engine (and starter) in in Greeley, Colorado at Beegles Aircraft. I'm going to be seeing the Beegles...
Forum: Messages 10-10-09, 02:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 10,927
Posted By Todd Gessel
That's great Ed, I'm glad there has been some...

That's great Ed, I'm glad there has been some good come from my experience. The timing of your post is good because I am still undecided on whether I should replace the gear doors with the...
Forum: Messages 10-09-09, 06:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 12,143
Posted By Todd Gessel
Hey Dale, as Ernie pointed out, mine is a '77 G....

Hey Dale, as Ernie pointed out, mine is a '77 G. I think it's the same starter, but the old starter has to go back to the factory with the engine core. Thanks for checking. Todd
Forum: Messages 10-08-09, 12:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 12,143
Posted By Todd Gessel
Thanks Guy, that's a good idea. I've done that...

Thanks Guy, that's a good idea. I've done that on the vacuum pump, but I didn't think of the alternator.
Forum: Messages 10-08-09, 10:09 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 12,143
Posted By Todd Gessel
Jeff, Thanks. I have been soliciting opinions on...

Jeff,
Thanks. I have been soliciting opinions on the new starters and have been getting mixed reviews. I still have time to decide which starter to use. Anybody else willing to throw their two...
Forum: Messages 10-08-09, 01:00 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 12,143
Posted By Todd Gessel
As I understand it, I am getting the heavy case,...

As I understand it, I am getting the heavy case, the VAR crank, and the new style starter. This is just off the top of my head. I don't have the paperwork and notes with me right now for all the...
Forum: Messages 10-06-09, 10:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 12,143
Posted By Todd Gessel
Thanks Ernie for the info on the dye penetrant...

Thanks Ernie for the info on the dye penetrant inspection, I was unaware of that test.

Herb,
This airplane has been in my family for many years, in storage in a hanger. I know 800 hours is pretty...
Forum: Messages 10-06-09, 09:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 12,143
Posted By Todd Gessel
New Engine

I'm putting in a new re manufactured rear engine from Air Power. While I'm at it, it's getting new hoses, new vac pump, new Lord mounts, F-M enterprises oil filter adapter, new drain plug, neoprene...
Forum: Messages 07-31-09, 10:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 10,927
Posted By Todd Gessel
Thanks! That is exactly the information I was...

Thanks! That is exactly the information I was looking for on the screw-in end fitting. I really appreciate the help.:)
Forum: Messages 07-30-09, 05:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 10,927
Posted By Todd Gessel
New Cessna hydraulic hoses were installed in...

New Cessna hydraulic hoses were installed in January. Since then, the aircraft had been flown approximately 60 hours.
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