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Re: Starting question

Postby seneca2e » Tue Sep 18, 2012 9:24 pm

Got the new tach cable in today and it fit perfectly. We pulled a small piece of heavy cord thru when we withdrew the old cable and was able to use that to pull the new cable in place. A couple of panels on the bottom helped to get it inside the adel clamps and that was that. Probably run it again tomorrow if I catch the time to do it! This was the engine tach cable not the rotor rpm cable(where I have a tiny leak at the tranny end).
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Re: Starting question

Postby seneca2e » Thu Sep 20, 2012 9:00 pm

A few notes from the tach cable install and subsequent engine runup today. Be sure to put a tie wrap below the knurled nuts on both the tach and rotor cables to keep them from falling down into the very black hole below lol. It is pretty challenging to fish it back out with mechanical fingers(it's not steel hence a magnet won't work). Trust me taking the couple minutes and preventing this from happening is a whole lot easier. Had a bit of a mag drop I'm gonna check out and do a compression check. As rumor had it lol this thing is tricky(hard) to start. I might have to eventually just put in the second shower of sparks mag to augment starting-I hate to mess around trying to get something to start. Enstrom I had long ago was like that when it got hot. That was back when they only had the impulse coupling mag on it and it just flat out would not start when it got hot without a shot of starting fluid. But I digress :-)

Also had a nice visit from another Brantly owner from up north and that is always fun. About the time I was running the Brantly we had a transient pipeline patrol Enstrom land for the night and he was running a bit rough and puffing a tad of smoke so I told my wife "See that's perfectly normal" !
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