Blue smoke part number?

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Riggerrob

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The other day, my radio blew out a cloud of blue smoke, then quit.
I figured that the first step - in trouble-shooting - is to top off the blue smoke reservoir, but none of the old guys seem to have any spare blue smoke. Perusing the Aircraft Spruce and Sporty's catalogs was no help either.
Does anyone have a part number for blue smoke?
Does anyone know the MIL SPEC or NATO stock number?
Is it considered hazardous material?
Is blue smoke a "factory only" repair?
Any help is gratefully appreciated.
 

Mcmark

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Nothing worse than letting the blue smoke out!
Fortunately I've only let it out on the ground.
Don't want to try to put it back while flying. Of course my acro would be much improved!!
 

Dan Thomas

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If they'd build those radios without all the little ventilation holes in the cases, the blue smoke would stay inside and the radio would keep working. But then the avionics manufacturers would sell a lot fewer new radios. They're not dumb. Muffler manufacturers also know enough not to sell you new muffler bearings.
 

Hot Wings

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You might call the company that make this:


It is my understanding that the smoke is chiral and they have to toss out the other isomer after separating the raw stock so you might get a good deal on negative ground smoke?
 

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You might call the company that make this:


It is my understanding that the smoke is chiral and they have to toss out the other isomer after separating the raw stock so you might get a good deal on negative ground smoke?
Don't use that stuff - read the bottle that's for mg, Austin and Jaguars with + ground systems.

Maybe some Taylorcraft have positive grounds... 🤣
 

Geraldc

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Only cure that is successful is to replace the SCD (smoke containment device)
 

pictsidhe

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You might call the company that make this:


It is my understanding that the smoke is chiral and they have to toss out the other isomer after separating the raw stock so you might get a good deal on negative ground smoke?
Don't touch any magic smoke from Joe Lucas, Prince of Darkness. It's cursed.

We get some impressive clouds of magic smoke at work sometimes. But somebody always turn the roof fans on and wastes it.
 
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