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Very interesting. Good for the day but not today! Chrysler 11 lb alternator will be gone.
On Sep 19, 2020, at 12:07 PM, Jay Scheevel <jay@...> wrote:
Glad that you could easily and safely return home for the repair. That STC for the alternator was created by a guy in Livermore for a tri-pacer that was a group-owned airplane used to stay current while the group each finished building their planes. The STC author was an engineer for Toyota. Bob Farnum was one of the owners of the tri-pacer and flew it while he was building his Q. I think that Jim Patillo knows the whole story.
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"One Sky Dog via groups.io" <Oneskydog@...> wrote:
Yes frustrating but fortunate rather the beginning than the middle for a failure. I had not even looked at the electrical mess.
Piper put a generator on it. Someone took a “70’s car 🚗 alternator with a bunch of parts added and an over voltage box and got a STC to replace failing generators. Started InterAv Company. That replaced the generator late 70’s on my airplane. So 40 year old stuff now failed. The B&C kit has less components and uses modern technology to do the job better. It is also 6 lbs lighter off the nose.
My hope is to get the Dragonfly in the air for next years event, the Tri-Pacer has been a necessary distraction this summer.
More hanger talk! 67 F and 82% in Enid. Raining in Ogden.
On Sep 19, 2020, at 8:11 AM, Corbin via groups.io <c_geiser@...> wrote:
Sorry to hear that Charlie. Last year, my alternator failed and it only cost $75 to have it rebuilt within about 45 minutes. The two magnets had broken apart inside.
Next time I have the engine off I’m going with the B&C alt you chose.
Frustrating for you, I’m sure.
On Sep 19, 2020, at 8:51 AM, One Sky Dog via groups.io <Oneskydog@...> wrote:
Unable to complete first leg to FOD 2020 :-(
Looked in the logs. The alternator is a 50 amp InterAv installed in late 70’s, to upgrade from 36 amp generator. My A&P said he could easily rack up $2K in trouble shooting and fixing the existing system.
I ordered a B&C 40 Amp kit for my engine and Bob and I will install it. The A&P will inspect and sign off.
I hope this does not take another month. B&C is swamped with orders it could be a week before they ship. And on other week to get it and install it.
As soon as it is airworthy again I will look for good weather to fly home to E95. Bob will pick me up in Benson and take me to Ogden to get my truck and cargo trailer a.k.a. Stealth Camper.
Sorry I missed it,
On Sep 17, 2020, at 10:01 AM, Bruce Crain <jcrain2@...> wrote:
Roger that Charlie! Hope you can get it sorted out! Let us know how it goes!
On Sep 17, 2020, at 9:32 AM, One Sky Dog via groups.io <Oneskydog@...> wrote:
Just took off, got 5 miles and low voltage. Suspect alternator. Returned to OGD
On Sep 17, 2020, at 7:39 AM, One Sky Dog via groups.io <Oneskydog@...> wrote:
Bruce and Honey Lamb,
I am at OGD will be flying your way in the slow Tri-Pacer 3345Z.
Late today or tomorrow ETA
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