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    Gross weight = max weight (people, fuel, gear). ...

    Gross weight = max weight (people, fuel, gear). That is determined by several factors including wing, landing gear, fuselage, engine, prop, climb rate. I think you are talking empty weight = plane...
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    My Baggage door is hinged at the top. It is hard...

    My Baggage door is hinged at the top. It is hard to seal up from rain. Also it looks closed even when not secure. Put the hinge on the bottom. Easy to seal from rain on the top and it will hang...
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    How are you determining the " waterline"? With...

    How are you determining the " waterline"? With the aircraft level (firewall perpendicular to ground) Stabilizer should have 2.5 degrees up travel and 4 degrees down travel. First thing I would do...
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    For this post 3 point means as the plane would...

    For this post 3 point means as the plane would sit at the tie downs. Pilot induced oscillations can be cause by several factors usually starting with a poor landing at too great of an airspeed. In a...
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    As a side note if you do fully stall the wing...

    As a side note if you do fully stall the wing with the entire plane off the ground, the mains/wing will drop and pivot down from the tail, the tail will stay in the air until you put it down or speed...
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    Very nice approch/landings!! Don't be a a big...

    Very nice approch/landings!! Don't be a a big hurry to land or take off short. Just develop good habits, get spin training, and give it a few hundred hours, you are doing fine. It is very easy to...
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    I would say the term "full Stall" is very...

    I would say the term "full Stall" is very misleading when it comes to a 3 point landing in most any tailwheel aircraft. To some a full stall is when you get a sudden wing drop. To some the wing is...
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    I think it is incumbent on event organizers,...

    I think it is incumbent on event organizers, pilots, and spectators to be involved and worry about the safety aspect of events. I have participated in STOL events for several years now. Pilots will...
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    If you really want to stay legal, weigh the...

    If you really want to stay legal, weigh the plane, just be prepared for the truth!! The key to buying airplanes is to find a good IA and listen to what he/she says about the plane. Most small planes...
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    When you get you new plane get a good instructor...

    When you get you new plane get a good instructor and spend some time learning the plane!! 20 hour with a good tailwheel instructor is just a start. Go do a spin/stall course so you understand what...
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    I have done a gross weight STOL event and it is a...

    I have done a gross weight STOL event and it is a major pain in the ass!! First every plane must be run across the scales, then you need to add sandbags (how many 50 lb bags does it take to get 30...
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    Tinted Lexan. If I remember correctly I used...

    Tinted Lexan. If I remember correctly I used .060 For my D windows .060 or .080 for my skylight. It is thin so if you are going to cover much space make sure you have standoffs. DENNY
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    See post #16 I still think it is a valve problem....

    See post #16 I still think it is a valve problem. A sticky valve will cause the same issue and will make for a lean condition in a cylinder (That is why a 4 cylinder EGT/CHT is worth it weight in...
  14. Great job!! DENNY

    Great job!!
    DENNY
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    Still pretty fast for a 18. Denny

    Still pretty fast for a 18.
    Denny
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    Bang for the buck it is very hard to beat a short...

    Bang for the buck it is very hard to beat a short wing piper. Most that early piper stuff has MPH not knots instrumentation so you are looking at 126.5 MPH. That is extremely fast for a 12/18. ...
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    How many hours on the cylinders? I had a issue...

    How many hours on the cylinders? I had a issue with exhaust valve wear after only 500 hours, caused the same intermittent symptoms at about that RPM (plane had poor baffling and high CHT when I got...
  18. I can address some of the last questions however,...

    I can address some of the last questions however, when flying I don't think you can say it is a static condition. The smart ones can answer the first part. If you change the pitch of the prop work...
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    That is not a good flying airplane, it is a GREAT...

    That is not a good flying airplane, it is a GREAT flying airplane!! I won this year at Skwentna because he did not make it in to spank me!! That picture is of a 24/7 365 day of the year Alaska ...
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    Put the front seat back as far as it will go then...

    Put the front seat back as far as it will go then see if the stick will hit the seat back. Make sure you all the usual stuff you carry in the seat back pouch if you have one. Bend only as much as...
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    Just because it is not my money, I would consider...

    Just because it is not my money, I would consider a 0360 over with stock pistons over a 0320 with high compression pistons. If you don't already have a motor do a cost comparison. You can run Mogas...
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    The best thing that you can do as a new/old pilot...

    The best thing that you can do as a new/old pilot learning to fly lake hood is get a Lake Hook experienced CFI to fly in any slow plane around the area and approach from all directions. Ya I have...
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    Sooooooooo ANYONE that has half a brain and has...

    Sooooooooo ANYONE that has half a brain and has flown in Anchorage airspace understands that this is some real no $hit flying. You have everything from 30,000 hour heavy pilots, military fast...
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    Ya on top you will have to make a slit to...

    Ya on top you will have to make a slit to remove/replace the screw thingofamajig. There may be a small plate held on with two screws over the hole and be prepared to grind an or file a bit to get...
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    If the rear leg folds backward that big 35 is...

    If the rear leg folds backward that big 35 is going to keep pushing all the way back to the side of the fuselage. That will most likely bend break the front fitting and break bend whatever shock...
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