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Offline Nicolas

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« on: May 14, 2010, 07:35:34 AM »
Yay, first post in this section.

Im a fan of sharing information whenever possible, and one thing thats been on my mind for a long time is writing up HowTo articles on various aviation subjects.

I think ownership HowTos could be quite beneficial.  Things from how to lay stones on your tie-down, to how to perform various elementry maintenance work.

For the longest time, I was looking for some kind of article on how to inspect the pressure screen on an engine during oil change, but couldnt find anything.  The best website I could find for articles was sacskyranch ( http://www.sacskyranch.com/acatalog/More_Info.html ) but it didnt have an answer for the question I had.

I finally got the oil change done and had Red show me how to check the pressure screen.  That information could be very valuable to other owners and Im sure other people have tips and tricks, or HowTos of other sorts related to aviation.

What do we think?
Nicolas Roome
C-FBVQ 1970 American Aviation Yankee

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Re: OttawaPilots.ca HowTo
« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2010, 08:56:24 AM »

I can point to a few good documents that already exist for some of the elementary maintenance.

Notably, for Spark Plugs and Oil Filter maintenance, Champion's Aviation Service Manual AV6R is fantastic: http://www.championaerospace.com/pdf/AV6R.pdf

Sacramento Skyranch's Knowledge Base is also awesome:


And every owner should ideally have their official maintenance manual and parts catalog.  I have a lot of them for the Piper aircraft if anyone is interested.

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Re: OttawaPilots.ca HowTo
« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2010, 09:08:51 AM »
This site has a number of manuals for a few engines (notably, mine, the O-320):


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Re: OttawaPilots.ca HowTo
« Reply #3 on: May 15, 2010, 09:47:04 AM »
That's the kind of stuff that you're more likely to get from a type club. That way you have the info specific to your type of airplane and its variants, from people who are super knowledgeable. If you tried to cover all the bases for all types on a site like this, you'd soon have an unmanageable mass of info.

For example, when I got the 170 I joined the International Cessna 170 Association (http://www.cessna170.org/) and it's been a tremendous resource. Similar clubs/sites exist for most aircraft, sometimes more than one for the more popular types. IMHO, joining your type club may be one of the most useful and educational things an owner can do. Great way to research an aircraft type before you buy one, too.

Nicolas, you have a Grumman, right? I've heard great things about the AYA (http://www.aya.org) for Grumman owners.
Alan Salvin
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Re: OttawaPilots.ca HowTo
« Reply #4 on: May 15, 2010, 10:53:43 AM »
For Pipers, there's:



I prefer the first one ... newer, but more open ...

And I agree, type specific forums are the place to go!

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Re: OttawaPilots.ca HowTo
« Reply #5 on: May 15, 2010, 02:27:48 PM »
Im already a member with AYA, and in fact, the director for region 13 (which covers ON, QC, NB, NS, PEI, NFLD)

Althought you're right that covering everything would be a mess, thats true of almost any subject (home computing is a great example)
Nicolas Roome
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