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Old 07-17-2013, 11:44 AM   #1
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Hanger Rash?!

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Hanger Rash!

Is usually a hole in the wing or other damage to an Airplane that we did in our workshop – always annoying and usually embarrassing.

Today – I am confessing to a slightly different type of Hanger Rash – but no less embarrassing…

I store my 20 – 60 sized AC on a Pegboard made of 1/2” Dowling covered in water pipe insulation and I have a rack in the car made of the same stuff.

My Fun 1 has an OS 40 max engine with an air-bleed carburetor…

I was at the field trying to start up the Fun 1 and it would NOT run at an idle. Top end was fine but anything below 5K RPM and the engine died. OK; I put the plane away and flew the backup.

At the shop I EVENTUALLY discovered that the AIR- BLEED vent was fully closed off! Open it up and tune – the problem disappeared!

The only answer that I have for this is my Storage and Transport method – the engine usually rests on the foam covered dowels, with time and vibration the Idle adjust slowly got bumped and turned in… no air at idle, no work.

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Old 07-17-2013, 12:35 PM   #2
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Re: Hanger Rash?!

My very first time taking my brand new trainer to the club, I closed the door of my truck on the elevator, or rudder. A small piece of packing tape got me flying, but that was heart breaking.

I'm sure there are stories a lot worse than ours.

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Old 07-17-2013, 02:25 PM   #3
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Re: Hanger Rash?!

Just can't trust those hangers when they're rash.
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