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by tazin river
Mon May 04, 2020 1:14 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: compression check in the 60's
Replies: 19
Views: 2142

compression check in the 60's

First compression check after the plane sat all winter (7 months) without running and looks like a couple cylinders read in the mid-60's. Cause for concern? Friend of mine engineer said it is not unusual after sitting so long and said to take the plane up and run it hard for a while and do another c...
by tazin river
Mon Apr 27, 2020 12:25 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: float plane mooring ropes
Replies: 7
Views: 1712

float plane mooring ropes

Hello there

How long should the rear rope on the floats be on a Cessna 180? The rope that stay attached to the bottom of rear float strut in flight? Just short of the water rudder?
by tazin river
Sun Apr 05, 2020 10:09 am
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Globalstar sat phone
Replies: 6
Views: 1443

Globalstar sat phone

Thinking of getting a portable sat phone. I am familiar with the Iradium and like its dependability but they are expensive!

Is the Globalstar sat phone reliable in northern Canada? Say between the 60th and the 70th parallel?

Thanks
by tazin river
Thu Feb 13, 2020 10:35 am
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: closing a vfr flight plan
Replies: 4
Views: 1823

Re: closing a vfr flight plan

Thanks Folks I do have the Garmin In Reach as well and had to contact a friend of mine to close my flight plan once last summer because my sat phone was not connecting. Ditto on using the RCO before landing....not comfortable with that option.... Normally, I do flight plan mostly via a flight itiner...
by tazin river
Tue Feb 11, 2020 12:45 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: closing a vfr flight plan
Replies: 4
Views: 1823

closing a vfr flight plan

Hello there

Is there any way to close a flight plan in remote area (no cell phone connections) if you don't have a sat phone? In Canada....

Can a Garmin InReach be used to close a vfr flight plan?

Anything else?
by tazin river
Thu Jul 04, 2019 8:25 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Need new battery in the Cessna 180
Replies: 4
Views: 1331

Need new battery in the Cessna 180

The old one is 6 years old and getting tired (concorde AXC 35) but has been very reliable. Wondering if there is something else out there just as good but lighter and perhaps a bit less expensive? :-)

Thanks
by tazin river
Wed Jun 05, 2019 8:19 am
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Digital Artificial Horizon
Replies: 33
Views: 12772

Re: Digital Artificial Horizon

We installed the G5 last week and used it for the first time a couple days ago...

...I think I am going to really like this instrument....simple and easy to use...
by tazin river
Sat Mar 30, 2019 11:16 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Blanking plate
Replies: 7
Views: 1504

Blanking plate

Getting rid of the vacuum pump on the Cessna 180.
Where can I get a blanking plate to seal the hole?
by tazin river
Wed Mar 06, 2019 8:38 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Cessna 180 window latches
Replies: 5
Views: 1222

Re: Cessna 180 window latches

Mack does not have any and Canadian Aero is asking $196.00 US !!!
by tazin river
Tue Mar 05, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Cessna 180 window latches
Replies: 5
Views: 1222

Cessna 180 window latches

May need to get a couple. Where do we find those Cessna 180 window latches?

Thanks
by tazin river
Wed Feb 20, 2019 8:28 am
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Digital Artificial Horizon
Replies: 33
Views: 12772

Re: Digital Artificial Horizon

If I wanted to get rid of the vacuum pump, DG and AH altogether, would I need to get two Garmin G5 units (one showing AH and one used as DG) or is one enough toggling back and forth as needed?
by tazin river
Tue Oct 30, 2018 11:02 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: 10 years prop inspection due
Replies: 4
Views: 1754

10 years prop inspection due

On our Cessna 180....any outfit you would recommend in the Edmonton or Calgary area?

What is the average cost of the 10 years inspection if no snags encountered?

Thanks
by tazin river
Sat Oct 20, 2018 7:24 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Water rudder retract springs
Replies: 2
Views: 1129

Water rudder retract springs

Hello

For edo 2870 on a Cessna 180 on floats, where can I get those water rudder retract springs?

Thanks
by tazin river
Mon Jul 09, 2018 10:45 am
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Float plane base near Edmonton
Replies: 3
Views: 2135

Float plane base near Edmonton

Hello there

Is there a place near EDMONTON where I could land my C180 on floats? Beside cooking lake?

Cheers
by tazin river
Thu Jun 07, 2018 9:35 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Carb heat gauge
Replies: 2
Views: 1383

Re: Carb heat gauge

by tazin river
Tue Jun 05, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Carb heat gauge
Replies: 2
Views: 1383

Carb heat gauge

Hello

Need a new one for our cessna 180. Who sells them in canada beside aircraft spruce?

Thanks
by tazin river
Sun May 06, 2018 2:12 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Magnesium sacrificial block
Replies: 2
Views: 1478

Magnesium sacrificial block

Hello there

In the middle of the annual and finishing cleaning up the corrosion on the floats. I was told that magnesium block is what is needed for freshwarer use only.

Where can i order this from.

Thanks
by tazin river
Wed Nov 22, 2017 4:23 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Aviation medical
Replies: 6
Views: 818

Re: Aviation medical

Well...they actually did call back the same day! Edmonton office I think...and answered my question...consistent with what other said...ok to take my medical on January 9th.....

Thanks all
by tazin river
Wed Nov 22, 2017 12:59 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Aviation medical
Replies: 6
Views: 818

Re: Aviation medical

Thank you

I tried to contact someone at Transport Canada and left a message..good luck to try to connect with someone there....
by tazin river
Wed Nov 22, 2017 12:04 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Aviation medical
Replies: 6
Views: 818

Aviation medical

Hello there

My aviation medical expires Dec 22 of this year (Private over 40 years old) and I can't get an appointment until January 9th. Any consequences I should know about if I wait until the following month to get it do? I don't fly in the winter.

Thanks

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