Florence has gotten bigger at its extremes, its almost 700 Miles across.  Currently its about to make landfall in NC and its expected to stall and then head into South Carolina bring hurricane force winds and then tropical force winds .

In addition to the winds a real problem is the rains, in some places 20 to 30 inches is projected.

Aircraft Engine Cleaner Tip

Reading in the July 2018 EAA SportAviation magazine.  Found a tip on using air-conditioner fin cleaner to clean out aircraft engines.  Normally I would be very careful in using anything on an aircraft that did not say usable on  aircraft engines, but this hint is from Dick Koehler of EAA Hints for Homebuilders videos.

His hint is using Frost King Air Conditioner Coil Foaming Cleaner.  Available at 917-552-7813.  Dick indicated that one can can clean two to four engines.

Available from Ace Hardware

I’ll check it out.  Just made a mess in the engine compartment of my 1950 Beechcraft Bonanza.  I’ll update this post when I have more information.


Well its Sept 12 2018 and South Carolina is looking at a Cat 4 hurricane off the coast again.  This one is a little harder to judge looking at the models, you’re in danger if it your in GA, SC, NC, VA, or even TN.

This GOES East satellite image taken Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018 shows Hurricane Florence in the Atlantic Ocean as it threatens the U.S. East Coast, including Florida, Georgia, South and North Carolina.  (NOAA via AP)