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  1. And - what if that structure is one owned by the...

    And - what if that structure is one owned by the pilot on that pilot's private property? Sounds like we might have a mutual friend?
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    My 760 does too. :evil:

    My 760 does too. :evil:
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    Maybe just leave some excess wire inside the...

    Maybe just leave some excess wire inside the rudder such that the light could be cut off and re-terminated if need be?
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    Pressure drop. I just don't want those sharp...

    Pressure drop. I just don't want those sharp direction changes except where necessary.
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    Yes, this is critical. Joining at the tank...

    Yes, this is critical. Joining at the tank level could result in a broken syphon. Either (or both) front or rear port line(s) must be entirely below the fuel surface in the tanks BEFORE they are...
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    The standard washer is what's on my -12. I'd bet...

    The standard washer is what's on my -12. I'd bet that eccentric washer is some sort of home-made concoction?
  7. There are definitely flaws in my Stewarts finish....

    There are definitely flaws in my Stewarts finish. But I'm blaming myself - mostly due to putting it on too heavy in a single coat.
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    Here's a mini-report on coating with Devcon. ...

    Here's a mini-report on coating with Devcon.

    I wanted to pre-emptively coat a set of new 31's. I saw that Devcon offered two different compounds, Flexane 80 and Flexane 94. The 80 has a...
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    I was thinking the same thing, except to perhaps...

    I was thinking the same thing, except to perhaps slightly reduce internal windage in a much higher speed engine. Also, the fact that there is a vacuum now suggests that there isn't much blowby at...
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    Locust??? ...

    Locust??? https://www.safaritree.com/blog/tree-care/locust-tree-insects-diseases/
  11. My -12 in a previous life with the long mount,...

    My -12 in a previous life with the long mount, flaps, -18 tail feathers, and O-320 wouldn't fully stall with a slow airspeed reduction. In fact it wouldn't flare happily for landing either without...
  12. Not pointless if wind is compensated for, as you...

    Not pointless if wind is compensated for, as you mention. Taking the mean of multiple evenly spaced directions in nearly constant wind conditions would yield a decent result. My assumption is...
  13. That sounds very high. Maybe double check with...

    That sounds very high. Maybe double check with GPS on four cardinal headings and take the average? That probably wouldn't be perfect due to variation in wind, but certainly a good approximation...
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    Cuz it's a quick, easy, low-cost boost to flow...

    Cuz it's a quick, easy, low-cost boost to flow rate that might be "just enough". That's all I can think of, anyway. In my personal opinion, those big snorkel holes are unsightly and an...
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    Well, it seems to be working now. One thing I...

    Well, it seems to be working now. One thing I did learn so far is that it is possible to save a drawing to the local computer. But I haven't yet tried emailing to a "conventional" Solidworks...
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    Thanks - it's FINALLY downloading, after an array...

    Thanks - it's FINALLY downloading, after an array of behind the scenes, non-monitorable preparatory downloads and operations there were hard to keep track of. It's a truly challenging process. ...
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    Working on the download / installation of 3D...

    Working on the download / installation of 3D Experience, it is a major PAIN. Clumsy, ackward and arcane. Reminds me of software installation processes from 30 years ago. NOT HAPPY so far.
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    Could you expound on that a little, please? ...

    Could you expound on that a little, please? I've been considering giving it a try, and one question I haven't seen answered involves the ability (or lack thereof) to save a drawing locally and...
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    Dunno - seems if the nose bowl catches fire...

    Dunno - seems if the nose bowl catches fire there are probably other, more interesting problems at hand.:lol: I know - there's the regs. But still couldn't resist.
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    Insofar as I can figure, all that the cross vent...

    Insofar as I can figure, all that the cross vent provides is redundancy, in case of a clog in a vented cap. Piper and I think also Stinson did it.
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    My opinion - - Every low point have a drain,...

    My opinion - - Every low point have a drain, and every high point be vented to the tops of the tanks. Avoid tee and elbow fittings where possible. Steve's gascolator. Tank cross-vent...
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    I'd like to know more about that, could you add...

    I'd like to know more about that, could you add some detail please?
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    That's interesting, because when I installed...

    That's interesting, because when I installed Sigtronics intercom in my -12, the instructions and diagrams very explicitly required dedicated ground wires to the ground buss and forbade grounding...
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    You mentioned "checked plugs and leads", but...

    You mentioned "checked plugs and leads", but definitively? I recently had a bad plug that "checked" ok, and was ok at runup power (1800), but missed consistently at flight power (2450). ...
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    Mine runs about 21 or 22 inches with 8241 between...

    Mine runs about 21 or 22 inches with 8241 between 2400 and 2450 rpm.
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