• Beta valve plunger maintenance0

    It has been reported that the Woodward 8210 Series Beta valve plunger assembly for a turbine engine propellor governor can accumulate dirt and grit, causing sticking of the plunger. This can cause a condition of remaining in the Beta range when increased power is applied. Woodward Governors has approved field cleaning of the Beta valve

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  • Air Tractor 502XP Now in Africa0

    Noordbrug, South Africa — Air Tractor President, Jim Hirsch and Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6 engine representatives, Ryan Densham and Mike Lee , were on hand for the delivery of the first 502XP aircraft to be sold on the continent of Africa. The plane was sold and delivered to Castello Farming under the direction of

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  • Ipanema EMB203 evaluation flight0

    I have lost count of how many different ag aircraft that I have had the pleasure to conduct evaluation flights in over the years. It makes for some very interesting reading in my logbooks. Last year, I was invited by Embraer to make an evaluation flight of its production version Ipanema EMB203. Of course, I

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