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James Grahn
PostPosted: Mon Jul 23, 2012 9:22 am 
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Anyone have a conditional inspection checklist they would like to share?


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James Grahn
PostPosted: Mon Jul 23, 2012 4:20 pm 
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Beuhler? beuhler?


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dickwolff
PostPosted: Mon Jul 23, 2012 5:26 pm 
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I think they all buggered off to OSH.

I will email you what I've collected.

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dan
PostPosted: Mon Jul 23, 2012 5:58 pm 
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Hi Cubes, I have done 3 conditionals as I have been flying the Thorp for bout 4 yrs. I do inspections all year long, my brakes get inspected 4 times a year,I have to remove my wheel pants to air the tires so I always do an inspection. I check my oil just about every second or third time I go flying depending on how much I have been flying. I pull the cheeks and do a inspection on everything firewall forward,and a little wipin and cleaning.I guess I pretty much watch and take care of things during the year to the point that when it comes annual, I do compression,mag timing, E-gap setting and I look at the controls,bel cranks pushrods cables and such. They are always right where I left them the year before, kinda strange huh. I can honestly say the thig shows no sign of wear in 4 years,however I did do a tube and tire change, riveted on new brake pads and packed wheel bearings while I was at it for good measure. I don't have a list, but my logbook will report everything that has been done and when. I do the conditional every Nov, the rest of all of the lookin at this and that happens just about every weekend, I guess I'm Phobic about it...........Dan


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James Grahn
PostPosted: Mon Jul 23, 2012 7:59 pm 
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I guess so. I will compile one from RBs and Dicks e mails. Thanks guys.


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Rich Brazell
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Dan: Why not install an access door on the pant to check the air ? Here is what I did. I use a 1/4" extension and socket to remove the cap. I found an American made pencil air pressure gauge on Amazon. Very accurate. Need to put a "dot" on the tire to know when the tire and valve are in the door. Only took me about an hour to do both pants. Had to put a doubler for the pant attach screw anyway.

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dan
PostPosted: Mon Jul 23, 2012 8:58 pm 
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I use the removal of the Pant for lookin at stuff Rich, your set up is clean and neat. It's probably no trouble to check your air also. I made the pant mounts user friendly so it just takes a minute to remove them......Dan


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James Grahn
PostPosted: Mon Jul 23, 2012 10:17 pm 
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Don, I don't know how to reply to a private message. My e mail is cubes@cox.net. Thanks


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Victor J Thompson
PostPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2012 8:33 am 
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James: Sorry James I do not have a T-18 specific annual or conditional check list for you.
Went on line as you probley did and didn't see one there for our aircraft.
We may have it in a newsletter or stored archives of the old site, however here is what I found.
Here is a couple of annual / conditional editable check lists in both RV site from the RV group.
http://www.vansairforce.com/community/s ... hp?t=36093
http://www.vansairforce.com/community/s ... php?t=5743

Another editable one, scroll down to the bottom.
http://www.hangara13.com/RV-12Project.html

Non edit one
http://www.rainbowaviation.com/far_43_appd_d.htm

And finally, in Canada MD-RA is the Minister's Deligate - Recreational Aircraft the organization that inspects homebuilt aircraft in Canada, under builders info it list Part 1 and Part 2 standards we Canadians have to follow.
http://www.md-ra.com/en/
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Victor J Thompson
PostPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2012 8:41 am 
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James just a note on the last site.

Under builders info, then go to Operating and maintaining an amateur-built aircraft which will lead you to Guide to maintenance schedule
and this link gives you what we in Canada have to tailor our annuals/ conditional inspections too.

Hope this helps you.

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