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  1. Thread: Valdez report

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    I doubt the $400K+ NX Cub gets flown to its...

    I doubt the $400K+ NX Cub gets flown to its limits. The last thing a demo pilot wants to do is break the plane. And with that in mind 271' combined isn't bad. I'd expect it to close the gap as the...
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    It’ll depend on how that lever is held on. Pickup...

    It’ll depend on how that lever is held on. Pickup truck canopy locks are what I used on my old -12.
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    Shortest possible no wind landing I’ve...

    Shortest possible no wind landing I’ve experienced (Skywagon)? Classic short field technique to a three point. If you’re good enough to hit the spot? Very impressive. Cub? Watch some Jeremy Pepperd...
  4. Thread: Alternator

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    B&C LX-60 alternator with their LR regulator....

    B&C LX-60 alternator with their LR regulator. Easy field approval.
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    A good few minute read. Especially the last part...

    A good few minute read. Especially the last part about cranks. :)

    https://www.aopa.org/news-and-media/all-news/2016/february/pilot/pe_savvy
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    The best tools for managing unfavorable winds are...

    The best tools for managing unfavorable winds are full flaps and a steep final. Cubs, slat wing Cubs, Skywagons… it works.
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    Good point, but lots of guys have snuck 8.5-1...

    Good point, but lots of guys have snuck 8.5-1 pistons in and there’s essentially no penalty for doing so. And lots of guys exceed the 2700 rpm redline, too.
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    Keep in mind the vast majority of Pponk engines...

    Keep in mind the vast majority of Pponk engines work fine using non-VAR 470 cranks. Just adding a dose of reality.
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    You’re reading things not written. The AD is very...

    You’re reading things not written. The AD is very specific. FAA regs are full of ambiguity. Many see that as opportunity. We all do it to some degree. Regs say what they say. They don’t say what they...
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    There you go Tom. The high road has been defined....

    There you go Tom. The high road has been defined. Still lots of those cranks out flying, though. ;)
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    Are SBs regulatory?

    Are SBs regulatory?
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    How much practice do you have landing in normal...

    How much practice do you have landing in normal conditions with little or no flaps? Why would you choose to use an unfamiliar configuration when conditions become more challenging? ;).

    I use full...
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    I guess not everyone agrees. Bottom line, the AD...

    I guess not everyone agrees. Bottom line, the AD does not apply to 470 series engines. A non-VAR crank can be removed from a 520 and installed in a 470.

    I have no skin in this game myself. My...
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    This topic has been discussed among Pponk owners...

    This topic has been discussed among Pponk owners for many years. The engine type is changed legally to O-470-50 so most believe there is no AD requirement for the VAR crank. In fact there’s a market...
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    If you have decent lap belts that adjust for the...

    If you have decent lap belts that adjust for the lap latch to center? Adding a Y strap is simple. Call Scott at Hooker. It’s important that the lap latch centers in your lap. If not, you need new lap...
  16. Thread: Prop Indexing

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    I have a friend who told me the 9-3 position is...

    I have a friend who told me the 9-3 position is best because if you know you’ll nose over and have the presence of mind to stop the prop first? No prop damage. That’s flying beyond this boy’s comfort...
  17. Thread: Prop Indexing

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    Apparently Hartzel makes two different prop...

    Apparently Hartzel makes two different prop flanges. That surprises me but I don’t know anyone with a Hartzel CS prop. Everyone I know with big engine Cubs uses Whirl Wind and has the same 11-5 or...
  18. Thread: Prop Indexing

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    You moved a constant speed prop to 10-4? The...

    You moved a constant speed prop to 10-4? The choices are 11-5 or 9-3. There’s no in-between. My cub is at 9-3 and given the height that’s a suitable compromise.
  19. Thread: Prop Indexing

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    Hollow cranks? Constant speed props don’t index...

    Hollow cranks? Constant speed props don’t index the same as fixed pitch.
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    A short mount would serve you better.

    A short mount would serve you better.
  21. Thread: Air Filters

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    My data is the three Challengers I have on my...

    My data is the three Challengers I have on my shelf for my Cessna. Hold them up to a light source. The older the Challenger (more cleanings) the more points of light you see, even after oiling....
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    Regulate the pressure. It doesn’t take much.

    Regulate the pressure. It doesn’t take much.
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    https://antisplataero.com/products/asa-ez-oil-filt...

    https://antisplataero.com/products/asa-ez-oil-filter-drain
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    European Airplane

    Unbelievably quiet. Apparently they donít use a silver coat on the fabric.
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    Enjoy your days. The world is open again so this...

    Enjoy your days. The world is open again so this Alaska boy went east instead.

    Sagres, Portugal. The beginning of yet another great day. Life is good!
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