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Volume 16, Number 4
Chapter 724, Experimental Aircraft Association
Merritt Island, Florida
Mailing address: P. O. Box 320923, Cocoa Beach, FL 32931
Officers Technical Counselors
President: John Murphy 783-1515 Ted Yon 783-7966
Vice President: Eric Kinnard 631-3264 John Murphy 783-1515
Secretary/Treasurer: John Soukup 783-7128 Young Eagle Coordinator
Newsletter Editor: Fred Mahan 452-5797 Tony Yacono 459-0080
Tom Hennessy 452-4021
The next meeting will be the second Friday of April
April 12, 1996, 7:00 P. M.
at the Chapter 724 Annual Banquet at the Cocoa Beach Holiday Inn
NOT Wednesday in the CAP Hangar
EAA Chapter 724
P. O. Box 320923
Cocoa Beach, FL 32931
Calendar of Events and Places Every First Sunday, Ft. Myers for tickets and information at
to Go Airport, Chapter 66 pancake 631-3264.
April 11-12 Jacksonville, 3rd breakfast, 941-947-1430 __________________________
East Coast Liaison Pilots Every Second Sunday, Naples
gathering, 904-733-1196 Airport, 941-775-1661 March’s Meeting
April 11-13 Sebring, IAC Every Third Sunday, At the March Chapter
Chapter 23 Aerobatic Contest, Kissimmee Municipal Airport, 724 meeting, our officers
954-943-6050 west side, 407-295-5928 determined that we had 87 paid-
April 13 St. Petersburg, EAA Every Fourth Sunday, Bob up members, and 10 not-paid-
Chapter 47 Air Adventure Day, Lee Airport, De Land, Fly-In up members. C’mon guys, it’s
813-323-2029 Lunch, bring your own, 904- only $12 per year.
April 14-20 Sun ‘n Fun 985-5373 John Murphy did a
April 14-20 Okeechobee, __________________________ “show and tell” with the Bendix
“Benson Days” gyrocopter pressure carburetor from his
annual fly-in, 941-995-3435 Annual Chapter 724 Banquet Bonanza. This old veteran is
April 20-21 Americus, GA, 4th Don’t forget, the annual wearing out and getting hard to
Annual Lindbergh Days Air banquet is later this week. As maintain (the carburetor, not
Show, 912-924-0766 usual, it’s the Friday before Sun John!). Rather than pay
April 27-28 Vidalia, GA, 8th ‘n Fun, on April 12. The extremely high prices to get
Annual Onion Festival banquet this year moves to the them repaired, some owners are
Airshow/Fly-In, 912-537-9177. Cocoa Beach Holiday Inn. opting to install Bendix RSA
May 4-5 Athens, GA, 3rd Banquet ticket price is $15, injection systems on their
Annual Air Show, 706-613- which includes a prime rib or Bonanzas, as John is doing.
3420 fish dinner. Happy Hour starts The STC for doing this has been
May 11-12 Ft. Lauderdale, ‘96 at 6 p.m., although you can around since the ‘60’s.
Shell Air & Sea Show, 954- come as early as 5, and supper __________________________
527-5600, ext 88 starts at 7 p.m.
May 19-25 Vero Beach, 12th Our guest speaker has Cheap 100LL
Annual Great Southern Air been finalized and will be “The Bob Gluie, new operator of
Race, 1-800-247-1006 Voice of EAA” at Oshkosh and Merritt Island Air Service, is
May 26 Kissimmee, EAA Lakeland, Roscoe Morton. offering 100LL avgas to those
Chapter 74 Pancake John Murphy will fly over to pilots who operate out of
Breakfast/Young Eagles Lakeland to pick up Roscoe, Merritt Island Airport for only
and will fly him back the same $1.79 per gallon.
Regularly Scheduled EAA evening after the banquet. No __________________________
Fly-Ins Across Florida beer for John!
Every Saturday, Breakfast, Eric Kinnerd reports that Venturis Again
Cannon Creek Airpark, Lake the chapter has received many From Cub Clues #68, May/June
City, 941-575-6360 door prizes from many vendors 1995
Every Second Saturday, for the banquet, including a An additional problem
Charlotte County Airport, Punta stereo intercom with wiring with a one-piece venturi in
Gorda, 813-575-6360 harness, kneeboards, flashlights, MP35AP carb -- this info
Every Third Saturday, Dunn videotapes, headset bags, tee appeared in a column by Bill
Airpark, at the parachute center, shirts, and gift certificates, and Rhodes, editor of the Cessna
407-269-3660 gifts are still coming in. Eric 120/140 newsletter (Aug. 94,
Every Third Saturday, says the deadline for ticket pg. 3). It seems that the one-
Sebring Airport, Chapter 803 purchase is April 9! Call him piece venturi could have
pancake breakfast changed some parameters.
The newest complaint is indicates that the starting
increased fuel burn, over ten Elastic Stop Nuts and Loctite solenoid did not release.
gallons per hour in one case, From EAA Technical Counselor __________________________
and an increase in carburetor News, Summer 1995
icing with the uprated We had a question on Wood Prop Failures
carburetor. Precision admits to the use of Loctite on elastic stop
sporadic problems in the field nuts; I contacted the Loctite Ben Owen, Executive Director
and is presently field testing a Corporation in Cincinnati. of the EAA’s Technical
new fuel nozzle. According to Their answer was that Loctite is Counselor Program, is
Precision some of their compatible with phenolic collecting information on
carburetors are sensitive to the thermal set polyester and nylon propeller failures on
airflow in the carb heat box and elastic stop nuts and should be homebuilts. If you hear of any
the venturi change was just no problem for the average user propeller failures on
enough to cause problems. The of stop nuts. It is like using homebuilts, he asks that you
redesigned nozzle (called a both a belt and suspenders when contact him with details and, if
“pepperbox” type) is supposed you use elastic stop nuts and possible, a photograph at EAA
to correct the airflow problems Loctite, but it doesn’t hurt to be Technical Counselor News, P.
in those carburetors. A member conservative. O. Box 3086, Oshkosh, WI
with problems with the one- __________________________ 54903-3086.
piece venturi should contact __________________________
Precision (try Randy Jensen Starter Solenoid Hang Up?
from Precision Airmotive from Chuck Downing Classified Ads
702/699-5555) and find out For Sale, KR-1 project, includes
when the nozzle will be Have you ever had a engine, wheels, prop. Contact
available. One note: The starter solenoid fail to release Curtiss Bliss, 1307 Troon Way,
Marvel Schebler is on the after the engine has started? It Rockledge, FL 32955, 632-2792
continental O-200 and most causes the starter to continue to For sale in another newsletter:
Lycoming engines. there are a turn while the engine is running. “Piper J-3 1941, Continental A-
few out there on the A-65, C-85 This is difficult to detect and 65, low time since
and C-90’s; however, most of can damage to the starter and Cermichrome top overhaul, in
them came equipped with the ring gear. Because of the flying condition, but out of
Bendix NAS3A1. there is a gearing difference between the annual. Fly away! $16,500
Precision Service Bulletin starter and the ring gear, a (firm), lake Wales, FL, 941-
available from EAA running engine drives a stuck 638-3088
Information Services, telephone starter at an extremely high Ultralights: The newsletter
414/426-4821. r.p.m. By adding an easily editor occasionally receives a
__________________________ connected warning light on the flyer from Jerry Rooks in Plant
panel, you can be alerted when City (813-754-4342). It is
Florida Airport Directory the solenoid does not release loaded with ads for ultralights
Copies of the current and can stop the engine to and ultralight parts. Anyone
Florida Airport Directory are investigate. who would like to examine this
still available free, with a Connect a wire to the flyer contact the newsletter
maximum of five copies per output side (starter side) of the editor or come to hangar #69 or
request, from the FDOT starter solenoid and run it to the #80 (Ted Yon’s) at Merritt
Aviation Office, 904/488-8444 panel mounted indicator light. Island on Saturdays.
or from the Florida Department Ground the other side of the __________________________
of Transportation, Airport indicator light. The light will
Directory, 605 Suwanee Street go on during engine start and Help!
MS 46, Tallahassee, FL 32399- should go off when the start The newsletter editor needs
0450. switch or button is released. If articles for the newsletter.
__________________________ the light does not go off, it
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