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    Quote Originally Posted by 1piece@atime View Post
    Thanks Gary for the advice. I’ll do som testing at a safe altitude when I get them on. It surprises me how high of a aoa and slow I can get it to fly with full power. I haven’t tried it yet with less than a 1/4 tank but when the sky’s open up again I’ll give it a run. We’ve been having what I call company weather, while I’m stuck at work it’s been blue sky’s and calm winds and as soon as the weekend comes it’s snowing, raining or 20+mph winds.


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    Not really the Thread's main topic so will keep it short. Taylorcraft flys on main 12g nose tank like J-3. No header but the tank is tapered at bottom to contain most of the fuel forward/firewall. Can be flown with wing tanks draining if their fuel caps have a pressure port forward. By design the round Rochester fuel gauge on main reads Empty when there's "about" three gallons left in normal attitudes tested. The 9 gallons out of 12 max are placarded as useable. On big tires or under high AOA and some acceleration fuel can move aft more than expected. What's left is fuel line, filter, carb to supply gas.

    So yes Adam please test and fly with >Empty indicated if at unusual attitudes. The last 3 should be useable in level or descending flight but maybe not at 3-point with big tires.

    Edit: The F-19 Taylorcraft was certified under CAR 3 plus subsequent amendments per TCDS 1A9. See ß3.429 and on for fuel system determinations, and ß3.672 for unusable fuel marking requirements: http://rgl.faa.gov/Regulatory_and_Guidance_Library/rgccab.nsf/0/73377eeb0c2129fb86256dfe005fdf58/$FILE/part2.pdf

    I wonder if Airframes Alaska confirmed the minimum fuel level and flow requirements with their tires installed. A stoppage has been previously reported at minimum fuel while departing on floats.

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    Had freezing rain all day today so I decided to make up some wing covers. I stopped by Joann fabrics and nylon ripstop was 50% off so I bought 25 yards (3 different colors) and began pinning, taping and cutting. I was able to get one sewed up with the help of our dogs and now I just need some bungee cord to finish up. I think by the time Iím done they should weigh less than 5 pounds combined. I was gonna make a engine cover but decided Iíd be better off buying one already made, it was gonna be a PITA getting it to fit right. Any of you guys have preference on engine covers? I was thinking Bruceís for the price. IMG_1567.JPG
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    I see your dog, like mine, is very helpful. This was the extent of the flying in Penobscot Valley today... 2018-02-11 16.58.42.jpg
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    Looks like a day well spent. Weíve got a 140lb bloodhound too But he just lays around and sleeps all day. Hopefully we get some sunshine and cooler weather this week.


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    So, I guess the one hour of scraping ice off your wings yesterday was your inspiration?? Nice work, good for you!
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    Don't buy an engine cover, make one from an old sleeping bag. Make a pattern out of polyethylene cut and tapped together, easy, I can't find a pic of the one I made on my plane. If you don't have an old bag go to a thrift shop.
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    I Learned some ski flying lessons yesterday. When itís 30* out and snowing the plane freezes up with water drops and flat light could wreck a plane if not careful. I touched down on the lake when I thought I had another 20í underneath me. I had a buddy check for pressure cracks before I arrived otherwise I wouldnít have landed out there.



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    Quote Originally Posted by JP View Post
    I see your dog, like mine, is very helpful. This was the extent of the flying in Penobscot Valley today... 2018-02-11 16.58.42.jpg
    You guys in dreary town are bringing us down with your hang dog mood! The hon Lou and wife Kathy have joined us for the weekend, spent looking at Ferraris, Lamborghini, and Porsche at a huge car show in Naples where plastic surgery is doing well


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    "Lou can you open the door it's hot in here. Did you see that girl waving at us with no top on ?"



    Looking forward to Toms folks stopping by for dinner this week, looks like record highs all week

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    1piece@atime, the engine cover I made from an old sleeping bag

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    “This was the extent of the flying in Penobscot Valley today...”
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    Not so. I laid all kinds of tracks Sunday just stayed below 900’ and didn’t go too far from home. Had to pack it in about 1 for the rain coming in. Got 3 or 4 inches of powder last night, couple feet total. Really impressed with the trick air skis today in the deep stuff. Bet I landed 20 different fields
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    Good work Andy, but he still won't get his skinny rear end off the couch with the dog hugging him. Take my Summit skis up to the big hangar and bolt them on that pa11 and post up some pix that should get him moving

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1piece@atime View Post
    I was gonna make a engine cover but decided I’d be better off buying one already made, it was gonna be a PITA getting it to fit right. Any of you guys have preference on engine covers? I was thinking Bruce’s for the price.
    I don't know Bruce, but I purchased one from Macs Airplane Covers, and for the $220 I'd do it again without hesitation. It's a "cowl blanket", fits awesome with more straps than you would need and holds the heat.

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    My wife and I have been making one out of a HD Space blanket that will fit in a large kitchen Ziploc bag. I hate how much room the insulated bags takes up in the baggage. Should have pictures today or tomorrow of spacesaver engine cover.

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    Iíll give it another go on making one . I like how Tim cut out a piece for the nose bowl then sewn it on. I was trying to fold it over and pin in place. I had a couple of military wool blankets I was gonna use but hated to ruin them if it didnít turn out. I wish I was out flying today but Iím stuck at work again, damn weather...


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    North East winter Fun 17/18

    Anyone have skis for a Soko.... Just kidding, Iíd be broke by time it got warmed up. Neat plane though, and good company for the t-craft. Also there isnít many hangers with a indoor pool.

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    Ok, here the prototype, it's a little loose but going tosee how it works and holds up.





    Folds down to the size of a book

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    Quote Originally Posted by cubdriver2 View Post
    Ok, here the prototype, it's a little loose but going tosee how it works and holds up.





    Folds down to the size of a book

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    And of course there is an 18 hp Ski Doo in the background. Did I notice you have the hangar decorated for Christmas with lights?



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    Quote Originally Posted by A very stick puppy View Post
    And of course there is an 18 hp Ski Doo in the background. Did I notice you have the hangar decorated for Christmas with lights?



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    Doesn't everybody?

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    I don`t see the rainbow banner hanging in there----John F


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    Quote Originally Posted by yellowbird69 View Post
    I don`t see the rainbow banner hanging in there----John F
    Jeeeze John, just spent 2 hrs welding on my groomer and just took my boots off to sit down. Boots back on walk out in 8f and go to hangar.

    It's standing guard over my Model A






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    Great day of flying in the North East, lunch on Oneida lake with my friends in a 12, they are having a big snowmobile drag race on the end of that lake this weekend. Then flew north up over tug hill and then turned west and flew over to Lake Ontario and flew down the shore line. I was surprised at how much of Ontario was froze over, very rare. Fun day.
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    It was a nice day to fly. Heat sucks in these things. So does the snow. Maybe we will get some more.


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    My wife told me that she read somewhere that a Breezy has better heat than my cub.
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    Special day to play. Ice shanty on Lake Champlain.IMG_0907.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by cubdriver2 View Post

    It's standing guard over my Model A

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    Is there anything you don't have in that hangar

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    Quote Originally Posted by S2D View Post
    Is there anything you don't have in that hangar

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    If I clean up a little there is room for a Hatz biplane

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    Nice evening for a ride







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    When things were simple.Had a ton of fun on those.Now you need a laptop to figure out why the damn thing won't run.
    If you ever wanted to learn about reversion in an intake tract just take the air cleaner off and watch it spit fuel back at you.
    I may just want one of those again
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    Nothing new is better, Iím glad Iím not the only one that appreciates the simpler things. I think half the fun is keeping them running.
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    Yes, but with the newer sleds you can actually go somewhere. Yesterday Laura and I put 100 miles on, overnighted in Woodstock and rode home the next day.
    I'm all for simple but I've been stuck in the woods too many times. Old school cool Glenn!
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    When things were simple.Had a ton of fun on those.Now you need a laptop to figure out why the damn thing won't run.
    If you ever wanted to learn about reversion in an intake tract just take the air cleaner off and watch it spit fuel back at you.
    I may just want one of those again
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bearhawk Builder View Post
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    I'm all for simple but I've been stuck in the woods too many times. Old school cool Glenn!
    90% of my mechanical education is from being too lazy to walk home. Still true today.

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    Went flying on Tuesday, put 140 miles on the sled yesterday and fixing a dent in a 172 today. Life is good. 20180214_124044.jpg

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    Them are my old stomping grounds, montague inn, tug hill in,Louis and tuggers. Used to be 5cent wings there on Wednesdays. Grew up about 5 miles from there.


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    Sat Feb 17 Twitchell lake cookout on the ice at 1pm. Twitchell is 5 miles NE of Old Forge airport. For those interested we are also thinking of doing an overnight at Dave's camp. We could shuttle in cars down to restaurant 4 miles away for dinner and drinks. Bring sleeping bag/ mattress and 100' extention cord to plug in plane. Looks like a low of 15 to 20 Saturday night.

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    They have good food at Montague, I wish there was a place to land. Twitchell sounds good on Saturday, hope I have some snow left after this thaw. I can always take the wife's plane, she is on wheels.

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    You could probably land a plane at flat rock inn at Constableville. another place would be hillbilly inn between Copenhagen and champion, thereís a nice field behind it also pleasant lake is down over the bank. My grandfather used to keep his float plane down there


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    Quote Originally Posted by cubdriver2 View Post
    Sat Feb 17 Twitchell lake cookout on the ice at 1pm. Twitchell is 5 miles NE of Old Forge airport. For those interested we are also thinking of doing an overnight at Dave's camp. We could shuttle in cars down to restaurant 4 miles away for dinner and drinks. Bring sleeping bag/ mattress and 100' extention cord to plug in plane. Looks like a low of 15 to 20 Saturday night.

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    Ok, looks good for Sat, tires or skis are fine. I'll be at Speculator around 9am for breakfast then work our way to Twitchell lk. 91 efree at Raquette lk but you need a container. 122.75 com

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    Planning on going, might have a few planes in tow.

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    Iím gonna try and meet up with you guys. Got the new tires mounted up, just need to weigh them a do a test flight and Iíll be on my way. Image1518829881.043920.jpg
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    So far 2 of us spending the night

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