Meeting Minutes July 17, 2021
EAA Chapter 1167
The Fall flying planned for October 23
Going to Oshkosh???
Canadian boarder still closed so our norther neighbors won't be at Oshkosh
Carl talked about a Barron power - electrical - loss. Bad batteries and regulators. Turns out it had a bad transfer switch? Nope!!! Yet another set of regulators. At the end of the day one of the alternators has a bad coil / field winding.
Ron talked about the threshold voltages will prevent subsequent alternators from coming on. Talked about how alternators work.
Ron brought in some oil temperature and performance. 230 - 260 degrees F ideal range. Discussion followed...
Aircraft oil temp range is actually 180 - 200
Other countries change their oil filters without draining oil unlike us in the US.
Talked about the need to do a proper walk-around before take-off
Discussed compression test results, factors that impact results and performance.