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A device mystery, solved, with our good friend, Dean Showalter. Enjoy reading:
PART 1: The Mystery…
Good morning friends!
I have a puzzler for you today… last Saturday, I was out on the ramp at our airport, and I saw this A-35 Bonanza with a device on the left wing, and I wasn’t sure what it is. Here’s a photo:
I have a guess, but I’d like to hear your guesses.
Hit reply and tell me what you think this is… I’m confident we can figure it out together!
Thanks for joining me in the process of continuous learning!
Have a great Saturday,
PART 2: Mystery solved!
In my last email, I was asking for feedback on what you thought about the strange device I’d seen on a Bonanza’s left wing recently… well, here’s the answer, in the words of my good friend, Aram Basmadjian:
“That is the stall warning vane commonly found on the early Bonanzas.”
He even provided a screen shot of one he saw for sale:
Notice it’s 14 volt… Aram later told me it’s connected to a stall warning horn.
Now I know yet another detail about the amazing Bonanza’s 🙂
Thanks so much to all of you who responded with thoughts about what this gizmo was. Most of the responses were right on target, having something to do with stall warning and AOA detectors.
Norman also got it right, when he said, “Double vaned, stall warning device. Made me look it up Dean. I hope I’m right!” Yep… you were right Norman!
Some other guesses were:
Maybe Hobbs airflow switch?
A manual gear indicator?
Wing root vortex generator to prevent airflow stalling at low speeds. (This person later changed his guess to a stall warning device.)
No clue unless it is a mechanical cricket used for signaling a left turn.
How about a mechanical down and locked indicator?Gear position indicator?
I always enjoy learning new things about airplanes, and this one was especially interesting.
Would you be interested in duplicating your Work Orders, to save time and re-typing?
If so, it’s as simple as the click of a button.
Locate the Work Order you wish to duplicate, and click View to open it:
Next, click the Duplicate Button:
You will see in the Status field, it will say: “Duplicate of _ _ _ _”.
You can change the wording in the Status field to Indicate whatever Status your Work Order is in, such as: “New, Open, In Progress or Complete”. You can type anything you like into the Status field:
*Please note: at this time, if you have Parts Inventory turned ON, the duplication process will NOT copy any Parts over to the duplicated form. Parts will need to be added to the duplicated Work Order, by hand:
However, if you have Parts Inventory turned OFF, the Parts WILL copy over to the duplicated form:
Give the Duplicate function a try, and let us know what you think. We appreciate your feedback.
Were you once receiving New AD Email Notifications from us, but don’t seem to be lately?
It’s possible that AUTO-SPAM is the culprit!
If you’re not familiar with the concept of Auto-Spam, it’s fairly simple to understand, but not so simple to reverse.
Each email provider (Gmail, Yahoo, Hotmail, etc) has their own security system in place. They decide when an email could be a threat, and they act accordingly, typically marking it as spam, or bouncing it out entirely, so you never even see the message.
What triggers these providers to block, bounce, or mark emails from us as Spam?
Message ignored, rarely or never opened
Message frequently deleted, without ever having been read
When messages (from us or someone else) stack up in your inbox, your provider is paying attention.
THEY decide that if you are not interested, it’s highly possible that these ignored message are spam, whether it is true, or not.
Here’s what our email may look like, if it makes it through:
If you use GMAIL:
Go to your Spam folder, locate the email from us, click the checkbox and click “Not Spam“.
Or, open the message and click the “Report not spam” button (at top):
When you click “Report Not Spam”, the email is automatically placed back into your standard Inbox.