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Old 06-02-2021, 09:07 AM
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Having had my FT-60 fail just last week I pulled it today and cleaned it out.
Didn’t find any debris and was able to lightly blow into the IN port to hear the turbine wheel spinning nicely. Wiring was checked and all grounds and voltages checked out. I reinstalled and pulled her out to test.
No Joy. Order is in and should have the new unit in a couple of days. Vic Syracuse told me when he inspected my plane that he liked the mount on the FW but suggested some insulation and shielding to keep it as cool as possible. My unit only had about 50 hours flight time but was actually about 15 years old. Probably electronic degradation. Same thing happened with my brand new 10 year old com. Sent it to ICOM and electronic degradation was the magic word for that too. Only advice I have now is to wait till you actually need it before you buy anything electronic.
it must have been all the lead in the avgas that coated the sensor window. That lead is a real problem, I heard Osh needs to rent a tractor to clean the field after AirVenture.
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Old 06-02-2021, 10:01 AM
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it must have been all the lead in the avgas that coated the sensor window. That lead is a real problem, I heard Osh needs to rent a tractor to clean the field after AirVenture.
Absolutely agree! If 93 octane, ethanol-free, lead-free, Lycoming approved "mogas" was readily available, I think that most of us would switch in a heartbeat.
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Old 06-03-2021, 03:16 AM
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it must have been all the lead in the avgas that coated the sensor window. That lead is a real problem, I heard Osh needs to rent a tractor to clean the field after AirVenture.
Interesting. Iíve read posts by others that said dismantling the cube is almost impossible since something usually breaks in the process. I would love to test out your theory by cleaning out the lead. Does anyone know of a chemical liquid I could fill the cube with that would flush out the lead.
Itís worth a try.
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Old 06-03-2021, 05:34 AM
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Interesting. I’ve read posts by others that said dismantling the cube is almost impossible since something usually breaks in the process. I would love to test out your theory by cleaning out the lead. Does anyone know of a chemical liquid I could fill the cube with that would flush out the lead.
It’s worth a try.
Such products exist for firearms, but I have no idea how well they work even in that context, let alone whether or not they'd be suitable for use in an electronic flow sensor. I guess the value of trying such a thing depends on how bad you want to save the $200.

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Old 06-03-2021, 05:39 AM
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Hoppes no. 9 is the traditional gun barrel cleaner for lead, copper, powder fouling etc. but the side effects on a FT-60 would be uncertain.
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Old 06-06-2021, 06:27 AM
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Hoppes no. 9 is the traditional gun barrel cleaner for lead, copper, powder fouling etc. but the side effects on a FT-60 would be uncertain.
Hoppes No. 9 works as well as anything for powder residue, and the smell is the most traditional thing about it , but it’s not great at all for dissolving lead IME.
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My experience was that the lead turns into a grey goop after filling the spark plug electrode cavity with Hoppes #9 and letting it work overnight. You can clean the spark plug but I don't want it in my Red Cube.
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Old 06-06-2021, 07:56 AM
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it must have been all the lead in the avgas that coated the sensor window. That lead is a real problem, I heard Osh needs to rent a tractor to clean the field after AirVenture.
Sorry I should have raised my hand.
It was a joke, based on another thread that had gone off the rails.
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Sorry I should have raised my hand.
It was a joke, based on another thread that had gone off the rails.




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