April 26, 2019 at 9:05 pm #1661
After 5 years of Meyers 200 ownership I’m finally going to have a clean belly. Mine AND the plane’s because every time I crawl under hers mine gets oily too. Thought the new Lycon engine would fix it. Nope. Nelson Harding and Steve Bauman had helped me with my quest (thanks guys!) and had gotten me 337’s for their birds and Mark Young’s (the Colonel and Steve had devised a 337 that was approved back in the day). My A&P is a super talented man, but he’s also an IA and when it comes to paperwork and his conflicts with the local FSDO… well let’s just say that my plane would still be grounded due to the Brackett Air filter element that we all use had Mr. Harding not come to my rescue.
With all of that in mind I was loathe to go through the 337 process with my A&P and was persistently onto Air Wolf about adding the 200 to the AML. Logan at Air Wolf was most supportive and for the past 3 years assured me that the 200 was going to be added. Fast forward to 2 weeks ago and I received notice from him that the 200 had been on the AML listed under PropJets, the former STC owner, all along. Damn. All those hours degreasing the belly and trying to get my A&P to press forward with Mr. Bauman’s 337.
Got the AOS along with the AML last night. A&P will be on Summer break from his Aircraft Mechanic teaching gig in a month and I’m on the list for an install. He’ll do it expertly and at a good price since we have paperwork. Paperwork is the most important thing we do in aviation, after all… My only concern is that it took so long that Air Wolf decided to go with a REALLY yellow gold metallic powder coat on their units now. Any comments about how under my cowling now looks like a rapper’s front teeth will result in your shirt looking like one of my old shirts after some quality time degreasing my baby’s belly. Karen can tell you how to clean the oil out of your shirt. She’s been doing it for years. I think she’s happier about the new air oil separator than I am…May 8, 2019 at 7:00 pm #1662greg grouleffParticipant
I hate to be a spoil sport, I have an oil separator on our 200 and on other aircraft we own / have owned , but you will still have to clean off a fine mist of oil from the belly of your 200. Enjoy rubbing down the grand old dame, she gives us hours and hours of pleasure!May 10, 2019 at 2:58 pm #1664
Hello Greg, “mist” I can handle. Drips from belly strobe and tail tie down I can’t. My usage is not bad at all and motor has only about 100 hours after full Lycon rebuild. She drooled before rebuild, unfortunately she drools after.
I have the originallittle Garwin AOS off of my wet vane vacuum already. Now with the AirWolf AOS in tandem like several of the members have I’m hoping to be in much better shape.May 14, 2019 at 5:03 pm #1670greg grouleffParticipant
Our 200 oil separator is a Garwin G200May 14, 2019 at 5:17 pm #1672Ed PulliamParticipant
Ashley-please post pics once the install is done.
EdJune 11, 2019 at 9:49 pm #1681Chris BlaineParticipant
Ashley – has your install helped as you expected? I hope you can add some pics like Ed asked, and anxiously await some more details about the mod. ChrisAugust 6, 2019 at 10:02 pm #1716
Hello Ed and Chris. The install looks great, but there is some type of issue. 5 hour flight to OSH this year deposited a whole quart on the belly. With the prior configuration of the little Garwin AOS coming off of the wet vane vacuum pump I would have had negligible oil loss, but was still really messy. This new configuration is way worse. My A&P IA made some changes. I’ve yet to flight test it post repair. I’ll keep you posted. Other’s have installed same unit with excellent results, so something is wrong with my install.
Currently we can not post pics on the website. Hopefully we can upgrade so that everyone can post like BeechTalk. Until then, send me your email address and I’ll forward pics to you.January 15, 2020 at 5:23 pm #1848Bruce MayesParticipant
I have been talking to Airwolf and been unable to get any information relative to the air oil separator STC for the Meyers. I remember at OSH you mentioned you had a similar problem and finally got the answer. Any information you can provide would be great. My conversations with the AW folks seem to indicate they have no idea about the Meyers.
BruceJanuary 16, 2020 at 8:18 pm #1861
You are running into the same problem that hung me up for several years. All of our planes are actually already on the AML for the Air/Oil Separator. As mentioned, several members provided me with copies of their 337s, but my IA is… um…, well… “finicky” (not the adjective I would use if we were together) about such things. It was listed under the former TC holder, Prop-Jets, INC on the AML the whole time. The 200, 200A, 200B, 200C, and 200D are all included on the AML. I know that you are an A&P and I think IA? The AML paperwork arrives with the hardware for the logbooks. The person at Airwolf that finally broke the code for me is Logan Simmons. He can be reached at: Phone: (918) 561-8696 or Email: email@example.com
What you want to order is the AFC-W302-A kit with the W-3014 Air Separator Assembly if you have the wet vane vacuum pump. The Garwin G200 that Mr Grouleff mentions earlier comes off with this configuration. It is my understanding that these G200s can be sold for a nice sum on the internet as more folks are returning to the wet vane systems. I purchased my Airwolf directly from the factory. Aircraft Spruce has them as well. Same prices. You can call me at (337) 263-0127 if you have any questions too long to type. I’m central time; know that yours changes.January 16, 2020 at 9:13 pm #1862Bruce MayesParticipant
Wow, thanks for the quick reply. I really appreciate the details and I will get on it right away. Also, I am not an A&P or IA; in fact I am still working on the “righty tighty, lefty, loosey” thing. I plan to install at the next annual.
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