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Re: What did you buy for your 170 today?

Postby Kyle Wolfe » Tue Dec 25, 2018 4:02 pm

Now that’s what Christmas is all about!

How neat to have a ‘Secret Santa’ that thoughtful.
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Re: What did you buy for your 170 today?

Postby edbooth » Tue Dec 25, 2018 4:05 pm

Looks similar to the one I built for our bird oh so many years ago living in Naperville, IL. Glad I don't have to shovel that snow again.
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Re: What did you buy for your 170 today?

Postby gahorn » Wed Dec 26, 2018 2:05 pm

cessna170bdriver wrote:I didn’t buy these, Santa left them on my front porch last night in a Priority Mail envelope. They came complete with instructions for finishing and prep for installation, making them “owner produced” parts. :wink:

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Hmmmn... did Santa's previous schedule include a departure to MI from PA? :wink:
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Re: What did you buy for your 170 today?

Postby Bruce Fenstermacher » Wed Dec 26, 2018 11:00 pm

gahorn wrote:Hmmmn... did Santa's previous schedule include a departure to MI from PA? :wink:


Those aren't from PA. I think Ed knows their origin.
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Re: What did you buy for your 170 today?

Postby gahorn » Thu Dec 27, 2018 8:37 pm

Bruce Fenstermacher wrote:
gahorn wrote:Hmmmn... did Santa's previous schedule include a departure to MI from PA? :wink:


Those aren't from PA. I think Ed knows their origin.


'splains a lot. I forgot that Santas elves are all short... :lol:
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Re: What did you buy for your 170 today?

Postby cessna170bdriver » Mon Feb 11, 2019 6:04 pm

I should have bought this a long time ago. I rode in a friend’s Comanche recently and he had this model and was happy with it. He sees about 9ppm taxiing, but after takeoff and the gear is up, it goes to zero.

This one just got delivered, and the weather is bit low today, so I haven’t had a chance to check it out. I’ll report back when I do.

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Re: What did you buy for your 170 today?

Postby learaviator » Fri May 03, 2019 10:44 pm

Baby Bushwheel, it is great! I have been wanting one for awhile.
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Re: What did you buy for your 170 today?

Postby 170C » Fri May 03, 2019 11:13 pm

I like the chocks. Source?
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Re: What did you buy for your 170 today?

Postby gahorn » Sat May 04, 2019 12:40 am

170C wrote:I like the chocks. Source?


Spruce will sell you those chocks. I have several sets sto…. errr… liberated from a brand new shipment which broke open when the freight company dropped the pallet onto the ramp off the tailgate and it busted open. I helped him pick them all up and he condemned them (damaged) out of gratitude. The yellow stripes are glow-in-the-headlights. Nice chocks.
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Re: What did you buy for your 170 today?

Postby cessna170bdriver » Mon May 27, 2019 8:25 pm

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Before my recent annual, I had purchased a main leaf to replace my old one. Upon disassembly I found a couple of the other leaves that had some pitting, so I decided to buy the rest of the stack. Due to Univair’s pricing structure, the whole stack of four is only $43 more than the top three leaves individually, so I bought the whole stack, leaving me with a main leaf excess to my needs. I had originally thought about just listing the new (heavy duty) main leaf for sale at a discount, but have since decided to donate it to the Association for auction at the upcoming Convention. So, if you are in he market for a heavy duty main leaf, Univair p/n U0642101, and are going to be at the convention, you can get yourself a deal. :D
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Re: What did you buy for your 170 today?

Postby lowNslow » Mon May 27, 2019 9:29 pm

Wow, went for the full stack. I just got the main spring but haven't installed it yet.
Question on your CO monitor, I have the same unit and with the cabin heat full on I'm getting a reading of 3-4, zero with heat off - what are you showing with cabin heat on? 3-4 is still in the safe zone but concerned about getting any.

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Re: What did you buy for your 170 today?

Postby 170C » Mon May 27, 2019 9:41 pm

Miles, sorry for the wrong post!
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Re: What did you buy for your 170 today?

Postby cessna170bdriver » Mon May 27, 2019 9:43 pm

Karl, the only time I’ve ever seen anything above zero on my CO detector in the airplane was a 1 at startup in a cold day with the heat on. I have it hanging on the microphone bracket just under the center of the panel. I know the unit works because I tested it on my car exhaust on a cold start. It went up to about 25 or 30 until the catalytic converter warmed up, then quickly back into the single digits.
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Re: What did you buy for your 170 today?

Postby Ryan Smith » Mon May 27, 2019 10:39 pm

Some of John Pugliese’s brake fairings and SS brake lines.

Now if I can just find some wheelpant mounting plates in good condition.
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Re: What did you buy for your 170 today?

Postby bgiesbrecht » Wed May 29, 2019 12:38 am

Converting the fuses to circuit breakers! :mrgreen:
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