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    Mine is the heavier one from the other Whirlwind...

    Mine is the heavier one from the other Whirlwind company. https://www.whirlwindaviation.com/props/STOLGseries.asp The pitch change time can be measured in seconds without removing the spinner. I...
  2. Let me make a long distance attempt to help. ...

    Let me make a long distance attempt to help.
    Without any fluid in the system, do you have enough available pedal travel to compress the master cylinder to it's maximum travel?
    If yes....moving the...
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    This could be a result of an irregular fuel flow...

    This could be a result of an irregular fuel flow that will be corrected when your servo and divider are returned.
    Be sure to let us know of your results when you get it back together.
  4. Thread: J3 takedown

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    Lift wings and remove struts from fuselage first...

    Lift wings and remove struts from fuselage first so that you do not damage the fork end of the struts.
  5. Without having any proof, I suspect that the...

    Without having any proof, I suspect that the reason for those failures was not the hours but nicks in the leading edge which propagated cracks. Not repairing nicks is asking for trouble.
  6. Thread: Ski Springs

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    I realize that this tread is about silver and...

    I realize that this tread is about silver and gold springs, but your comments remind me of an accident in Canada a few years ago. A 185 on skis had a failure of the front attachment. The cable...
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    Pheasants are beautiful birds. When I was a...

    Pheasants are beautiful birds. When I was a youngster there was regular Pheasant hunting here in New England. I think that they were raised in farms and released in the wild just for the hunters....
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    It's not!

    It's not!
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    I agree with you that you don't need any...

    I agree with you that you don't need any unqualified pilot making a mess of a good thing.

    The 235 "Apache" was indeed a lower powered economical version of the original short nosed Aztec. It is a...
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    I'm with Stewart on this before you ship it half...

    I'm with Stewart on this before you ship it half way around the World. What is your full power fuel flow? This can be checked by disconnecting the fuel distribution lines, placing the ends in equal...
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    I think that you are thinking of the Twin...

    I think that you are thinking of the Twin Comanche? The Apache and the Aztec have the same wing. The Aztec is a more powerful version of the same PA-23. A wonderful flying machine.
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    https://airflowperformance.com/

    https://airflowperformance.com/
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    Any strip that an RV can go into or even most of...

    Any strip that an RV can go into or even most of the places you guys go, the Twin Bee can do better plus it can also do it in the water. :-P
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    Run, do not walk in the other direction. Scam or...

    Run, do not walk in the other direction. Scam or no scam it smells like long dead fish.
  15. Alternatively, if you find a really nice stock...

    Alternatively, if you find a really nice stock -12 well within your budget, don't pass it up. You can improve the take off performance by twisting the prop to a lower pitch or change the prop to a...
  16. Unless you are one with two thumbs, have you...

    Unless you are one with two thumbs, have you considered building your own? A wide fuselage Javron -18 kit will fit within your budget. As you are building it up your bank account will be building...
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    This could be a leaky connector hose between the...

    This could be a leaky connector hose between the wing and fuselage or some other leak in the pitot line. Find a spare airspeed indicator, T it into the pitot tube and compare the instruments.
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    A 7456 prop should give you 2700 rpm at full...

    A 7456 prop should give you 2700 rpm at full throttle level flight trimmed hands free.
  19. I have never seen a connector like that. Have you...

    I have never seen a connector like that. Have you asked here? https://www.walthamclocks.com/index.html
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    What is the loaded CG? It may not be the plane's...

    What is the loaded CG? It may not be the plane's fault.
  21. What does that special purpose work boat do? I...

    What does that special purpose work boat do? I see several bumpers along side which indicates perhaps it is a mother ship?
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    The only way to be certain what the pitch is...

    The only way to be certain what the pitch is supposed to be is to remove the spinner (if you have one) and the front plate. Read the number which is stamped on the hub. If it has been changed there...
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    The standard prop as it came from Piper is a 74"...

    The standard prop as it came from Piper is a 74" diameter and a 56" pitch. If the pitch is considerably more than 56", that could be the cause of a lower top rpm.
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    Is this all it ever did? Did you try it with the...

    Is this all it ever did?
    Did you try it with the filter removed?
    What is the diameter and pitch of the prop?
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    Have you considered the Continental IO-360K? It...

    Have you considered the Continental IO-360K? It is rated at 195 hp in the Hawk XP but is allowed up to 210 hp with the proper prop.
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