Control Locks Required?

A Short Story A few years ago, I was presenting a CPA Systems & Procedures course at Sporty’s in Batavia, OH.  A major hurricane had pounded the Gulf coast then began a trek across the South and northward into the Ohio Valley.  The winds were ferocious even as far...

Upside Down Design

Fire around anything in aviation is one of my greatest fears. I’ve had some experience in this area, so I’m always on my soap box speaking out to anything relating to preventing fires in places where they shouldn’t be. If one isn’t aware of these areas of concern and...

Not Plug and Play

Lately, we’ve been performing a higher number of various engine upgrades. There are several reasons for this, but one airframe modification common to these engine upgrades is the installation of the Summit Aviation six-point engine mount STC. This isn’t a new STC, by...

210 Engine Upsize

Most of the new design high performance piston singles are based on the Continental tuned induction 550 series engine. Whether normally aspirated, turbo normalized or fully turbocharged, they are all rated at 310 horsepower. The previous generation of high performance...

P210 Windshield Replacement

Technical items that get my attention as fodder for articles are usually those that I anticipate a fair number of readers may experience. Sometimes the subject matter is very uncommon but has some interesting component that appeals to the aviation geek inside me. In...