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    One day my group got back from a long ride. No...

    One day my group got back from a long ride. No tracks in the yard. There was a bottle of red wine on the corner of my deck. Everybody was confused. Greg. He landed on the creek and left a calling...
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    29s and “a couple of inches”? I don‘t care what...

    29s and “a couple of inches”? I don‘t care what the texture is. No problem. One of my first flights in my -12 was in 3-4” with a frozen crust on 31s. I got questioned about it. I didn’t think much...
  3. Being exp @ 10-1, I have options other than...

    Being exp @ 10-1, I have options other than 100LL. The only reason I use 100LL is I already have it for my certificated airplane.
  4. Industry fills market demand. The painful part...

    Industry fills market demand. The painful part with be the economics as the market settles into a new normal.
  5. Compression ratio and octane are a very...

    Compression ratio and octane are a very interesting topic. My Cessna at 7.5-1 runs fine on good quality car gas. Illegal by FAA definition, and that right there is the problem. Not the gas, but the...
  6. Look for the burglar who stole the fuel...

    Look for the burglar who stole the fuel injection! ;)

    An IO-470 powered 185 is a 60 year old airplane. Everything needs looking over.
  7. If you're not part of the solution, you're part...

    If you're not part of the solution, you're part of the problem.
  8. Elimination of leaded fuel is inevitable. All I...

    Elimination of leaded fuel is inevitable. All I want is a suitable alternative. Fighting to keep leaded gas is like pushing water uphill.
  9. Thanks, Randy. I'm not very politically motivated...

    Thanks, Randy. I'm not very politically motivated and I hate the way lobbying manipulates government but it's how the game is played and if we aren't involved we'll just get steamrolled. And that's...
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    Put a fuel injected engine in it and run it lean...

    Put a fuel injected engine in it and run it lean of peak. More power when you need it, more efficient when you want it. Use 48 gallons to outlast your buddies with 61.
  11. I replaced the tubing on a few with Tygon. It...

    I replaced the tubing on a few with Tygon. It remains flexible in way below zero temps. The vinyl tubing is about worthless below freezing. The pink anti-static is slightly better than standard...
  12. Pay attention to Skywagon8a. North Rivers are his...

    Pay attention to Skywagon8a. North Rivers are his invention. I loved mine. Set them up right and they’ll serve you well. Spend your mod money on something you’ll
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  13. Done it a few times in enclosed trailers. Covered...

    Done it a few times in enclosed trailers. Covered wings were hung on the walls by aileron and flap hangers tied with 1/4” rope to eye hooks. The last time the wings weren’t covered. They came bolted...
  14. Using a funnel is easier if the funnel locks into...

    Using a funnel is easier if the funnel locks into the filler neck. With no wobble or tilting it’s easy to tip a plastic jug while the weight rests on the wing. When it gets low enough to stop flowing...
  15. If you can’t manhandle 30# onto a wing? It may be...

    If you can’t manhandle 30# onto a wing? It may be time to try knitting. Seriously.
  16. I’ve used Congo pumps for fuel oil for 30 years....

    I’ve used Congo pumps for fuel oil for 30 years. I occasionally look to see if they come up with a gasoline pump, but nothing yet.
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    https://content.assaabloyusa.com/doc/AADSS1052261&...

    https://content.assaabloyusa.com/doc/AADSS1052261&.pdf
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    Here’s how my lower plex door is configured. The...

    Here’s how my lower plex door is configured. The plex edges are covered with an angle, and on three sides the door seal is applied to the angle. We added stop tabs front and back so the door aligns...
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    How the door sills are configured determines...

    How the door sills are configured determines whether you can have a fold-down lower door. With these exp Cub doors getting bigger the split door can be a challenge. My lower door-to-strut attach is...
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    Open the front and back stick cutouts and use a...

    Open the front and back stick cutouts and use a shop vac. Don’t blow the junk any further than it’s already gone. What lays in the bottom won’t hurt anything.
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    Split doors or clamshell? The trick to clamshell...

    Split doors or clamshell? The trick to clamshell doors is breaking a shape for door jambs. Maybe Scooter can share a pic of 53M’s doors/jambs to illustrate. We got it right on that plane.

    Truth be...
  22. Thread: Extended Gear

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    Extended gear isn’t 3” or 6” higher. Typically...

    Extended gear isn’t 3” or 6” higher. Typically its longer, so for 3” gear the plane is 1-1/2” higher and about 3” wider wheel track. TK-1 measures gear extension by increased length of the struts....
  23. Thread: Extended Gear

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    I’ll pass. My brakes work great. I don’t need...

    I’ll pass. My brakes work great. I don’t need more than what I have.
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    Brake fade in an airplane? What do you guys do to...

    Brake fade in an airplane? What do you guys do to get brake fade? Try floats and skis. No brakes.
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    I swapped my T5 fluorescents for plug and play...

    I swapped my T5 fluorescents for plug and play LEDs. No ballast work. Night and day difference in light and even better in energy consumption (which Wifey tracks). Best hangar money I’ve spent yet.
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