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    Maybe insurer's prefer certificated. Aviat's...

    Maybe insurer's prefer certificated. Aviat's raising the bar!

    https://aviataircraft.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/AviatAircraftSpecSheet_N40LL_9_23_20_Stu.pdf
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    I thought it was interesting that he was so...

    I thought it was interesting that he was so concerned with drying while preheating. If I'm preheating I'm fixing to fly. Moisture isn't a concern at that point.
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    Bending Carbon Cubs isn't exclusive to airline...

    Bending Carbon Cubs isn't exclusive to airline pilots.
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    FWIW, the two friends I use for BFRs and other...

    FWIW, the two friends I use for BFRs and other recurrent instruction are both jet pilots. One's a senior 737 captain and the other a corporate guy whose current gig is a Gulfstream. Both have landed...
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    Full plex on both sides makes the rear seater...

    Full plex on both sides makes the rear seater much more comfortable but in truth my wife prefers the 180 over a Cub. I’m fortunate that she’s supportive of keeping both. I think she sees them as his...
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    I promise it will. My first flight was at...

    I promise it will. My first flight was at Birchwood, so lots of space to get it off the ground and test controls with runway ahead of me. Short takeoff wasn't the priority but the plane leaped into...
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    Why not buy a Cessna or Maule? The magic of a Cub...

    Why not buy a Cessna or Maule? The magic of a Cub is enhanced by piloting it from the center.
  8. Thread: Cargo Net

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    Not unlike the canvas curtain in my Cub. It keeps...

    Not unlike the canvas curtain in my Cub. It keeps survival stuff partitioned off so it can't slide forward. Forward of that we put in floor anchors (Mike's custom made) for Ancra quick release rings....
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    12% of value per year. YIKES!

    12% of value per year. YIKES!
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    Mountain Wave in Washington. Fine Line Interiors...

    Mountain Wave in Washington. Fine Line Interiors in Anchorage.
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    Watching how my Skytec survived a kick-back that...

    Watching how my Skytec survived a kick-back that destroyed a ring gear earned my respect.

    If I had repetitive failures (that would be 2) I'd switch to a B&C to see if it lasted longer.
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    Ladd Gardner in Dallas. AOPA (that's never been...

    Ladd Gardner in Dallas.
    AOPA (that's never been a viable option in AK but I've heard pireps from guys in the lower 48 that are good)
    Falcon
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    That machine cycles automatically, right? Did...

    That machine cycles automatically, right? Did your cycle time change when you enclosed it? Or is it just cycled by a timer?
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    If he doesn't have required documentation he...

    If he doesn't have required documentation he should call his mechanic and fire him.
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    When I talked to Charly about -12 mods he had a...

    When I talked to Charly about -12 mods he had a relationship with Micro and used slightly larger than normal Micro VGs. I don't recall anything about a strake. He does have the STC for the beefed-up...
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    So 25# lighter than my constant speed. Nice. So...

    So 25# lighter than my constant speed. Nice. So is 2350 your target or is that set course for break-in?

    One of my prop specification head-scratcher questions will be answered soon. If your fixed...
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    This thread is totally off track. Carbon Cubs...

    This thread is totally off track. Carbon Cubs aren't the problem. It's that damn legacy gear that causes accidents. I read it on the internet! :)

    So how about a genuine question? For an...
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    I'll be interested to see how that 3-blade works...

    I'll be interested to see how that 3-blade works with the 390. What's it weigh?
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    I've been with Avemco for a long time with a few...

    I've been with Avemco for a long time with a few different planes. They were the easiest to deal with and had the best rate for my exp Cub, but the downside is they cap the value of experimentals at...
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    What do your logs say?

    What do your logs say?
  21. Thread: Steel Prices

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    Steel Prices

    My steel product manufacturers have notified me of steel prices going up by 30% on April 1. It's going to trickle down into lots of consumer goods. If you're preparing to buy tubes, sheet goods, or...
  22. Thread: Slip/Skid

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    Gordon's link offers a great explanation of why...

    Gordon's link offers a great explanation of why the lower wing wants to tuck under. That's a very interesting video.
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    Penny Nixon flew the Supercub moose stall test...

    Penny Nixon flew the Supercub moose stall test flights in what, 1994-95? I don't recall Micro VGs being around back then. BLR had very little if any presence at that time, either.

    Does BLR use a...
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    4 oz per 10 gallons is what the instructions call...

    4 oz per 10 gallons is what the instructions call for. I added a quart to every 100 gallons in my bulk tank for years. I stopped a few years ago. No difference that I can tell.

    An engine builder...
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    Current aircraft EI has variable timing based on...

    Current aircraft EI has variable timing based on manifold pressure but they lack knock sensors and a few other condition monitors that modern engine ECUs provide. Personally? For my own 10-1 engine...
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