Re: First flight of 2023 PIREP

Jim Patillo

Thank you, I will give them a call. 

N46JP - Q200

From: <> on behalf of Bruce Crain <jcrain2@...>
Sent: Monday, January 2, 2023 11:40:01 AM
To: <>
Subject: Re: [Q-List] First flight of 2023 PIREP
I use D and B Aircraft Engines.  5508 N Rockwell OKC, Ok  405-495-0457.   Let Buddy and James know you're a friend on mine.  They own the company (Dad and Son) and are super to work with!  Two of the sharpest cookies in the industry and they are available for questions you may have!
Have you tried the Real Oil return tubes from Aircraft Spruce.  They are wonderful as long as you use the recommended assembly lubricant.  Regular 15 w 50 tends to tighten up on you when used.  (Experience talking)

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From: "Jim Patillo" <Logistics_engineering@...>
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Subject: Re: [Q-List] First flight of 2023 PIREP
Date: Mon, 2 Jan 2023 18:59:22 +0000

Hey Bruce, what is the name of the company in Okie City area that does AC cylinders? I understand they have a decent turn around. I’m ready to top the 0200 and fix that nasty oil leak. 
I originally found a run out 0200A, completely tore it down, sent all the parts out for inspection/repair/testing with new yellow tags and then put it back together. After 200 hours I installed Superior Cylinders and now have about 1800 hours on them. 15W50 oil/filter changed every 50 hours. The compression was increased from 6:7 to 9:4.1. and worked pretty good but now the valves are leaking and the compression is getting lower.  Just need to block some time 
as I'm flying weekly. I just hope I don’t see something ugly when I pull the cylinders. 🤪

N46JP - Q200

From: <> on behalf of Bruce Crain <jcrain2@...>
Sent: Monday, January 2, 2023 8:17:33 AM
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Subject: Re: [Q-List] First flight of 2023 PIREP
Good form Jim!!  Bummer about the 30 knot headwind!  I didn’t think the wind ever blew hard in Cali!


On Jan 1, 2023, at 11:34 PM, Jim Patillo <logistics_engineering@...> wrote:
Happy New Year Everyone!
I got off LVK this morning at 8:37A with a direct 32k headwind all the way home to Auburn. Made a couple hot laps around my place to let Mama know I was home.  She was on the balcony with 4 grandkids waving like crazy. (We have 8 girls and one boy).
Like Sam said, we’ve had very heavy rainfall for the last few days but today was severe clear with beautiful sunny California skies right up to the Sierra foothills. The mountains are now covered with a fresh blanket of snow. Temperature at liftoff was 45F and 39F on arrival. Moderate bumps until over the Sacramento Valley at 3,500’. Surprisingly there were only two airliner dudes  and one private guy on center. It was a fun flight. 
Quickies Forever!
Jim Patillo
N46JP - Q200

From: <> on behalf of Mike Dwyer <q200pilot@...>
Sent: Sunday, January 1, 2023 11:25:26 AM
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Subject: Re: [Q-List] First flight of 2023
Awesome Kevin.  You might be the first flight of the year!
It's solid IFR in west central FL.
Mike Dwyer
Q200 Website:

On Sun, Jan 1, 2023 at 1:54 PM Kevin Sheely via <> wrote:
Happy New Year everyone.
I just got back from a half hour flight. I took my father in-law along for a beautiful flight in southern Florida.
Kevin (Q200, dragger)




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