All trade names, trademarks and manufacturer names are the property of their respective owners. These cowls have been modified to be easily removed and reinstalled in minutes with out having to remove screws in wheel well, wing root fairings and fillets, cowl flaps or separate nose bowls. System will provide 75% power at much higher altitudes to obtain higher cruise speeds. This will save thousands in maintenance costs. This aircraft has been modified by installation of this very important safety feature. The cowlings can be removed and reinstalled in minutes by one person vs. This aircraft has the superior maintenance free high capacity oil cooler kit installed.
We know all of the issues pertaining to the Aztec line and at the time had a very large comprehensive inventory of parts to utilize for this restoration. Cabin and both baggage door seals are like new. The information is for reference only and we do not guarantee the completeness, accuracy or currency of any manuals. Due to complaints from pilots regarding overly sensitive pitch control the later F models were built incorporating the original and superior tapered stabilators and internal counterweight like this model has. His situation has changed so that he is not utilizing it enough to justify owning it anymore. Anyone can do a quick paint and interior job. All window frames and interior plastics are new as are the wool carpeting and seat belt webbings.
This is an aircraft that you wash your hands before working on-not after! It works very well for take offs but does cause higher cylinder head temps in cruise. This aircraft has been modified by installation of this system. The nose skin laps have all been faired and all button head rivets have been replaced with flush rivets. It also decreases the gear and flap cycle times. This aircraft is the last year model with 14 volts enabling it to be jump started with an automobile if you are operating in a remote location. They have internal heat shields to protect from the forward exhaust cross over pipes.
The systems are included with the sale of the aircraft and could be reinstalled after replacing the bearings and seals in the turbos. The seats in this aircraft have been replaced with more comfortable F seats and tracks. They incorporate the late model turbo type larger sized air inlets and are joined together with Navajo style quick cowl studs. Mechanics and inspectors love it! I purchased the aircraft in 1989 from Midway Airlines and did the restoration and most of the mods in house. This is a unique aircraft that can not be duplicated at any cost. I would be happy to share my ideas on how to fit them. Bear in mind that this aircraft can fly to and into almost any airport in the world! Reference herein to any specific commercial products by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise, is not meant to imply or suggest any endorsement by, or affiliation with that manufacturer or supplier.
They were first run factory engines that had never been overhauled. The dual engine driven hydraulic pumps allow for use of gear and flaps in the event that either engine fails, without having to use the back up hand pump. Professionally flown, well maintained and hangared since the restoration. The scoops, aft bottom cowls, cowl flaps and wing root fairings no longer need to be removed to drop the bottom cowl. All 73 and older models do not have this feature. The interior is like new with side bolstered seats covered in high grade gray leather. The custom fabricated carbon fiber nose bowls split horizontally instead of vertically and are permanently bonded and faired to top and bottom cowls.
Oil ooling on the earlier models was inadequate and the baffles required constant repairs or replacement. The owner did not utilize them very much for that reason. The wheel wells on even some of the nicest looking Aztecs will scare you after looking at these. I have had customers that operated aircraft with this system installed without inter coolers report cruise speeds of up to 200 knots. It is capable of providing sea level take off power at high density altitude airports. Can be worse than losing an engine.
The digital tachometers, manifold pressures, fuel flows and graphic engine monitoring system are all in the pilot side panel as are the electric standby artificial horizon, altimeter and airspeed indicator. Large 25 cubic ft aft baggage compartment with 150 lb capacity. The current owner has removed the complete turbo-normalizer system as his typical flight profile did not require them. This panel layout was done by the owner and his professional pilot whom both routinely fly in all weather conditions. Of course you get the swiss army knife too as that is all you need to take the engine cowlings off.
The pre F models are elligible to use the superior Metco Air after market extended fuel wet Hoerner style fiberglass wing tips like this one has installed. It could also be used in an emergency to obtain higher than rated power for a short period of time. This aircraft gets more ramp compliments than the new Jet with matching paint in the back ground. All hoses were replaced and all baffles are ceramic coated with new high temp custom fitted blue silicone seals. . It takes hours to remove all of the wing root fairings, 6 screws inside of wheel wells, disconnect cowl flaps, remove all of the nose bowl screws and fight with the piano hinge pins on the insides of the nose bowls almost impossible to do without scratching the paint.
They shine like everything else on this aircraft. Most get exhaust burns and have numerous patches where the nose bowl attaches to the top and bottom cowls. This frees up panel space and allows for full instrumentation on the co-pilot side. This aircraft has been modified to that improved configuration. Note the sparkling wet look nearly flawless Jetglo paint with all stainless unpainted hardware aircraft was painted with all hardware removed and nut plates plugged to prevent dissimilar corrosion. When this system was designed, engine and cylinder overhauls were much cheaper and inter coolers were not common place. The Robertson flap gap seals have custom fabricated phenolic anti chaff strips installed-Without them they are known to cut into the flap skins.