Switching from Hartzell Blended Airfoil to a Trailblazer Propeller

I changed the propeller on my Sportsman from a 74” Hartzell Blended Airfoil (HC-C2YR-1BFP/F7497) to 76” Trailblazer composite (HC-C2YR-1NX/NG8301-7X1). These are my learnings and first...

Converting from On-Off to an Andair Fuel Valve

For anyone that has the original, on-off, fuel valve, and might be thinking of changing to a newer style valve, here’s a brief overview...

Brake Caliper Threaded Rod Separation

An email from one of our members with a Glasair II-RG prompted a flurry of activity these last few days. As you can see, the...

Baffle Seals

Good baffle seals are critical if the airplane is to spend time hanging on the prop at full throttle. These are AMS3320-spec glass-reinforced silicone, using...

Ducking the Long Arm of the Law

Most of us are generally law-abiding citizens, but it's a rare pilot who hasn't occasionally bent an FAR just a little bit around the...

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