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New Ameri-King Airworthiness Directive

 
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 20, 2017 8:29 pm    Post subject: New Ameri-King Airworthiness Directive Reply with quote

FYI, there is a new AD coming out on Ameri-King ELTs. I suspect every Allegro is effected.
The executive summary is that Ameri-King ELTs are bottom of the barrel junk (I suspect everyone here already has first hand experience with this). The FAA is now addressing the low quality and high failure rates of their ELTs. The AD becomes effective Oct 24, 2017. You have 12 months to conform. Basically, they want to make sure it's still working and if not, get corrected. So, nothing too exciting.

To have a reliable ELT, maybe an ACK E-04 would be a good alternative (for experimentals)?... S-LSAs would require an LOA.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 21, 2017 6:20 am    Post subject: New Ameri-King Airworthiness Directive Reply with quote

What is an LOA?

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 24, 2017 2:59 pm    Post subject: Re: New Ameri-King Airworthiness Directive Reply with quote

jkgcpa(at)ix.netcom.com wrote:
What is an LOA?
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Hi.
An LOA is a Letter of Authority. For S-LSAs any modification or repair which is NOT written in the aircraft manuals, OR a method acceptable to the administrator (procedures in AC 43-13, on-condition inspections, etc) require an LOA from the manufacturer.

In the example of the ACK E-04, it's a pretty different setup compared to the Ameri-King. It requires ship power. It's connected to the aircraft's GPS for precise location search. I believe its physical size is different, which will require consideration. It also uses a different mounting bracket. If its weight is different (I would suspect so), it will require a new weight and balance. So, it's not a drop-in upgrade/replacement.


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 25, 2017 8:37 am    Post subject: New Ameri-King Airworthiness Directive Reply with quote

Thanks. Good info about the ACK too.

Do you know if Doug has issued an LOA for the ACK?

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 25, 2017 8:45 am    Post subject: New Ameri-King Airworthiness Directive Reply with quote

Is Allegro still in business?
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-------- Original message --------
From: Jerry Goldberg <jkgcpa(at)ix.netcom.com>
Date: 09/25/2017 9:37 AM (GMT-07:00)
To: allegro-list(at)matronics.com
Subject: RE: Allegro-List: Re: New Ameri-King Airworthiness Directive

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Thanks. Good info about the ACK too.

Do you know if Doug has issued an LOA for the ACK?

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 25, 2017 10:50 am    Post subject: New Ameri-King Airworthiness Directive Reply with quote

Allegro is now LSA America & doing well.  Main phone 252-586-1200.

Per Doug Hempstead, President, no LOA is needed to change common components like ELT, radio, etc.  AD allows to test your Ameri King unit & no need to replace if it works properly.

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Is Allegro still in business?

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Date: 09/25/2017 9:37 AM (GMT-07:00)
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--> Allegro-List message posted by: "Jerry Goldberg" <jkgcpa(at)ix.netcom.com (jkgcpa(at)ix.netcom.com)>

Thanks. Good info about the ACK too.

Do you know if Doug has issued an LOA for the ACK?

N44456
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 25, 2017 5:43 pm    Post subject: Re: New Ameri-King Airworthiness Directive Reply with quote

Hi.
An LOA would definitely be required to change ELT type. Per FAA. A simple replacement of same type, no LOA needed. I don't know if Doug has ever considered releasing an LOA for the ACK E-04. You can't buy Ameri-King ELTs anymore. The FAA has shutdown their sales and revoked their TSO. So, if an Allegro was built today, it won't ship with an Ameri-King ELT.


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 26, 2017 4:51 am    Post subject: New Ameri-King Airworthiness Directive Reply with quote

Jim,
Thank you for your note.  Yes, we are still going and send parts around the world for Allegro aircraft.  If this is in regard to the Ameri-King, the bulletin only requires the ELT to be tested to insure it is working.  If it needs to be replaced, the owner/operator is allowed to do this with any battery operated ELT, and, providing they check to insure the aircraft is not pulling more power than the Rotax engine can produce, may also use a direct power replacement.  If you need any other parts, please contact us at the number below, or email.
Best regards,
Doug

Douglas Hempstead
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PO Box 490
Littleton, NC 27850
252-586-1200 – office
336-202-1585 - cell
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Is Allegro still in business?

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From: Jerry Goldberg <jkgcpa(at)ix.netcom.com (jkgcpa(at)ix.netcom.com)>
Date: 09/25/2017 9:37 AM (GMT-07:00)
To: allegro-list(at)matronics.com (allegro-list(at)matronics.com)
Subject: RE: Re: New Ameri-King Airworthiness Directive

--> Allegro-List message posted by: "Jerry Goldberg" <jkgcpa(at)ix.netcom.com (jkgcpa(at)ix.netcom.com)>

Thanks. Good info about the ACK too.

Do you know if Doug has issued an LOA for the ACK?

N44456
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