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Re: What did you buy for your 170 today?

Postby bagarre » Tue Dec 15, 2015 6:37 pm

I should have told my wife what I was doing as she seemed quite concerned when she walked into the garage.
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Didn't help that we've been watching Dexter in the evenings.
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Re: What did you buy for your 170 today?

Postby swixtt » Tue Dec 15, 2015 7:11 pm

are you kidding? that is remarkable! can you let us in on the commitment involved?
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Re: What did you buy for your 170 today?

Postby bagarre » Tue Dec 15, 2015 10:49 pm

swixtt wrote:are you kidding? that is remarkable! can you let us in on the commitment involved?


uh, wut?
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Re: What did you buy for your 170 today?

Postby Ryan Smith » Wed Dec 16, 2015 4:48 am

bagarre wrote:I should have told my wife what I was doing as she seemed quite concerned when she walked into the garage.
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Didn't help that we've been watching Dexter in the evenings.


I was going to guess Breaking Bad. :x
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Re: What did you buy for your 170 today?

Postby rydfly » Tue Feb 09, 2016 8:31 pm

Installed this newly overhauled C-145-2H on the airframe over the past couple of weeks, as well as an overhauled carburetor and a full set of new Airforms baffles.
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Re: What did you buy for your 170 today?

Postby rydfly » Tue Feb 09, 2016 8:59 pm

Aryana wrote:Some nice baffles will go well with that pretty engine and airframe.

That paint scheme looks great!



Thanks! I don't have any good engine pics with the new baffles on it, but you're right, they do dress it up nicely. It's almost a shame to cover it all up with the ratty old cowlings!

The paint looks good from at least 15 feet away. The previous owner chose the scheme back in the early 90's, I think. Whether it was planned or just coincidence, Rustoleum makes a very close match to the tan color :lol:
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Re: What did you buy for your 170 today?

Postby rydfly » Tue Feb 09, 2016 10:47 pm

No, I didn't. I've seen another 170 locally that did and yes, they looked awesome. In the end there were a few modifications I had to make, trimming here and there (like for the unused prop control lever on the -2H crankcase), and I had the engine on the mounts before we did any baffling so fitting the one around the pan was crazy tight.. I would've stratched up that pretty powder coating for sure... or at least that's what I"m telling myself. Non-coated fit better within the budget too. :mrgreen:
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Re: What did you buy for your 170 today?

Postby blueldr » Tue Feb 09, 2016 11:25 pm

Arash,
At the risk of endangering my normal "Smarter than almost everyone else" persona, what in hell is "Hammer" powder coating ?
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Re: What did you buy for your 170 today?

Postby Bruce Fenstermacher » Wed Feb 10, 2016 12:59 am

This example is bronze. Airforms uses silver. It's a neat effect. Parts of my instrument panel and yokes are painted with it in black.

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Re: What did you buy for your 170 today?

Postby blueldr » Wed Feb 10, 2016 4:06 pm

Thanks to all for the clairification. I had a bunch of truck wheels powder coated last year and they didn't offer anything other than "powder coating" so I was curious.
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Re: What did you buy for your 170 today?

Postby cessna170bdriver » Wed Feb 10, 2016 6:09 pm

Just to pile on a bit, here are my "hammertone" baffles (when they were new in 2006):
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Re: What did you buy for your 170 today?

Postby Metal Master » Thu Apr 07, 2016 11:34 am

After flying my 170A/210 and being that it has sat in the hangar for 1 year and eight months it needed a little TLC to the airframe because the new engine was getting all of the attention: so I purchased a few things:
The picture of the strobe power pack is an old picture however I bought a new one. I had the Aeroflash strobe system field approved years ago and the right strobe had quit working.
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With all of the fuel system with the new IO 360 having the header tank inside the airplane. I thought a fire extinguisher would be a good Idea. A good ide in any case and something I have been meaning to do anyway. I will purchase a hose for the fire extinguisher that Amerex sells seperatly.
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The old Gill G-25 battery was on it's last legs so a new Concord RG-25XC (XC) = Extra cranking power. This battery was the easy way out. I purchased all of these things yesterday plus installed all of them. Got the # 2 radio wiring checked out and reinstalled. Tightened all of the exhaust nuts. cleaned the Battery box. Re-attached the lower portion of the passenger assist handle on the right door post which had pulled lose on the first flight.
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all of this only took 3.5 hours of my time yesterday after work. Well at least that keeps me out of the bars. Tonight she gets a bath. Top the fuel off and see what my fuel burn was for the test flight.
The cool thing is Phyllis (wife) authorized all of these purchases.
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Re: What did you buy for your 170 today?

Postby nippaero » Thu Apr 28, 2016 3:48 am

I scored a nice (used) set of solid axles from my local airport today.

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Re: What did you buy for your 170 today?

Postby lowNslow » Thu Apr 28, 2016 2:04 pm

Aryana wrote:Did you opt for the hammer powdercoating option on the baffles from Airforms? It's a 50% surcharge, but it is SO worth it!

Airfares is now only charging a 15% surcharge for the powder coating. I wonder if I could get them to use Cowl Saver seal material from McFarlane.
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Re: What did you buy for your 170 today?

Postby lowNslow » Thu Apr 28, 2016 2:04 pm

Aryana wrote:Did you opt for the hammer powdercoating option on the baffles from Airforms? It's a 50% surcharge, but it is SO worth it!

Airfares is now only charging a 15% surcharge for the powder coating. I wonder if I could get them to use Cowl Saver seal material from McFarlane.
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