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Steve Melton 10-21-2021 11:57 AM

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Originally Posted by ALagonia (Post 1563317)
Don’t remember the name of the movie but wasn’t the pilot John Belushi?

yep, I think it was or someone that looked like him.

jclark 10-21-2021 12:56 PM

How about ...
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by ALagonia (Post 1563317)
Donít remember the name of the movie but wasnít the pilot John Belushi?

How about Randy Quaid, "Independence Day (1996)"?
"Hello boys ... I'm baaaaacck!"

In the movie, they used a more realistic fighter, but originally he came to the rescue in his biplane. Of course, a "Stearman" in combat along with an "F15" doesn't make much sense.

Was that the one?

Steve Melton 10-21-2021 08:10 PM

Flashlight mount installed
 
I think the camera was compensating for the lighting but the lighting was adequate. I'm happy with it. Easy to reach and deploy, Easy to remove and install the flashlight from the dock in the cockpit position. I think I'll add a lip to the dock so that if the rotating panel is tight it will still be easy to rotate with the fingers.

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aft looking position





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fwd looking position






Steve Melton 10-23-2021 06:26 PM

Hangar 5 restaurant
 
Hangar 5 restaurant closed at 2PM. I missed it by 15 minutes.... Small town but shortage of help so they close at 2PM now. Anyway, I was able to install my chocks because the normal line boy was no where to be seen.

On the immediate return trip I recorded a few engine numbers.

OAT = 8C
Altitude = 3700 ft
Manifold pressure - 21.1
Prop RPM = 2375
Oil pressure = 64 psi
Oil temp = 158F
KTAS = 141 kts

CHT EGT
1 325 1281
2 325 1283
3 333 1293
4 331 1273


a smooth flying day.




Steve Melton 10-23-2021 06:41 PM

added a lip to light panel
 
I added a lip to the light panel to have some grip for rotation. It works well. So then I had an extra light dock. I stuck it on the outside door jam for key night lighting.










Steve Melton 10-25-2021 10:52 AM

chocks
 
this is a way of securing the chocks with a rope. (not my product) I'm thinking of updating my chocks to include a feature that secures a rope but I still want them to take a full run up load. perhaps the chock is fine as is and a simple rope end catch would be sufficient. it doesn't need to carry much load, just enough to keep the chock in place if there is a 60 mph wind.



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Vlad 10-25-2021 01:16 PM

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Originally Posted by Steve Melton (Post 1564021)

it doesn't need to carry much load, just enough to keep the chock in place if there is a 60 mph wind.

I noticed Steve if a rope connecting chocks is loose, a 40 mph wind gust moves even heavier metal chock if is it's not under the wheel load.

rockwoodrv9 10-25-2021 06:26 PM

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How about this Steve? A boat cleat. You mount one on back or figure out how to print it all together.

Steve Melton 10-25-2021 06:49 PM

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Originally Posted by Vlad (Post 1564052)
I noticed Steve if a rope connecting chocks is loose, a 40 mph wind gust moves even heavier metal chock if is it's not under the wheel load.

these plastic chocks are good in the way they seat against the ground if there is wheel load. I want something to simply hold the opposite chock in place or if the wheel does move, to drag the opposite chock along.

Couple of options so far:
1. short bungees
2. some type of rope cleat (Rocky's idea)
3. some type of push button rope clamp (but what if there is ice that jams the button?)

rockwoodrv9 10-25-2021 07:24 PM

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I have used these on boats too. They are really secure.


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