Frank Derfler
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Broken Baffle Bracket: AMD 601XL w/ 200 hours

Started this discussion. Last reply by Zenith.Aero Jan 30, 2009. 1 Reply

On my preflight I discovered a broken front baffle bracket on my AMD-made 601XL. It appears that the bracket broke at the thinnest point in the horizontal axis. In other words, it looks like it…Continue


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I live in the Florida Keys. I've been in the military and worked inside the Beltway. I've had 22 technical books and one novel published. I fly, boat, dive, shoot, and swim pretty damn well.

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Touched 200 Hrs on the Tac Today

Posted on January 28, 2009 at 3:37pm 5 Comments

During a wonderful flight over the Florida Keys (OAT at 1500' was 69 degrees) with clear skies the Tac touched 200 hours today. All mine! (Oh okay, I guess Garry at AMD did do some test flights after the annuals)

Flying for fun and finding it!

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At 9:47pm on November 12, 2009, Frederick Schutt said…
Mr. Derfler,

I'm sorry if I upset you. I stand corrected by not reading the time period for the 601 drawings. But I feel my concerns listed are not out of line.

At 9:24am on January 1, 2009, Robert Garrett said…
Frank, welcome to the list, I love your web site, I visit it regularly.

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