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    I see they also make a landing light replacement...

    I see they also make a landing light replacement with built in wig-wag as well.

    The clamp on feature is great.

    Steve: Have you been treating these as a minor change as well? Sure looks like...
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    $350.00 each at AC Spruce. :crazyeyes: ...

    $350.00 each at AC Spruce. :crazyeyes:
    https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/stpages/microsun.php?clickkey=3009501
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    What fuel are you using? I used to run auto...

    What fuel are you using?

    I used to run auto fuel for years and then, evidently they changed the blend as I started getting regular icing. (Summer months in Alaska )

    I switched back to av gas...
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    If I’m not mistaken the same rule of “always on”...

    If I’m not mistaken the same rule of “always on” has applied to transponders (if installed) for years.

    Now that they have your number they can enforce, if they choose.
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    For now I have my doubts; at least around...

    For now I have my doubts; at least around Anchorage as I have watched the flight activity on line and will see lots of signals / tracks start from “no where” out in the bush. Either the signal was...
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    if I had to guess; he was most likely ADSB out...

    if I had to guess; he was most likely ADSB out only; as he took no corrective action. Don’t know if he saw me. It was another cub.
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    I was recently in our Big Lake area heading west....

    I was recently in our Big Lake area heading west. Weather was cloudy and five miles. ADSB warning pops up with target on the nose. I’m running all the lights etc but having a heck of a time seeing...
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    i think that is the survey that I’m most...

    i think that is the survey that I’m most interested in. How many users are getting this notice from the feds and what equipment they are using. Are they using similar equipment?

    Ive equipped one...
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    Yea; I guess there are different levels of...

    Yea; I guess there are different levels of wetness with this. Great sudden quantities of water into the inlet will most likely cause the pilots pants to have sudden liquid damage as well.

    I’m...
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    K if your going to be on floats then the Wix...

    K

    if your going to be on floats then the Wix or any other paper element won’t hold up. K&N E-2450 is a cotton fabric replacement with an oil film. Expensive but won’t fall apart if wet.
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    Used to see them twisted regularly especially...

    Used to see them twisted regularly especially with the old original expander tube brakes. They would fade out when they got hot and the pilots (spray planes) would just stand on them.

    Have seen...
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    Thanks Mike: Ive seen your description of doing...

    Thanks Mike: Ive seen your description of doing that before and is an excellent approach.

    I actually have a few other reasons/excuses for recovering the entire thing. One being age of some of the...
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    I've gotten tired of potentially crowding the GW...

    I've gotten tired of potentially crowding the GW limit and am installing the GW kit on my 180 18A this winter.
    Just got the kit from Amy.

    Retiring in January and have plenty of time now; so...
  14. I've heard a similar account from a guy that flew...

    I've heard a similar account from a guy that flew a J-3 for years landing at his cabin on a 400 ft strip. He bought a PA-11 thinking the added power would be better as they are the same basic...
  15. 1960 PA-18A Wings are squared off after...

    1960 PA-18A Wings are squared off after tossing the droop tips in a dumpster. Extended ailerons to the end. Standard flaps with 3 notches, Standard tail, Micro-air VGs. It does have an...
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    B&C for me. I made the switch as I’ve had...

    B&C for me.

    I made the switch as I’ve had two Skytec NL starters fail. Both within 12 hours of new on same airplane. One for internal corrosion and the other for solenoid failure. They are...
  17. With the 180 hp there is a change to the empty...

    With the 180 hp there is a change to the empty weight CG but there are other issues to consider, depending on what conversion you have.

    I converted my 18A to a 180 after nearly 1500 hrs with the...
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    2 cents worth. Years ago a friend of mine in...

    2 cents worth. Years ago a friend of mine in Anchorage praised the results of his leading edge extension. He and his best friend flew nearly identical cubs together for years and they were pretty...
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    yes. I had a new one fail in 10 hours on an...

    yes.
    I had a new one fail in 10 hours on an O-320 from some sort of internal corrosion.
    the factory warranted it very quick and covered the freight.

    Put that one on and the solenoid failed...
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    Where did Terry go?

    Where did Terry go?
  21. Alex 31 inch tires are 32 lbs ea. wheels and...

    Alex
    31 inch tires are 32 lbs ea.
    wheels and brakes 8.8 ea side.
    So you,ve got 82 lbs just in tires and wheels.
    Rest of gear with cables etc. heavy duty gear 1 1/2 “ springs, Long steps, EST 35...
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    First off your idea makes me envious. I flew...

    First off your idea makes me envious.
    I flew off of Cambell lake in south Anchorage for about ten years. There were a few rail units as I recall to pull your plane from the water and up on the...
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    My son was a combat medic and he said that it was...

    My son was a combat medic and he said that it was a common practice to ensure that his guys had tourniquets strategically sewed into their uniforms for quick access and use in tense situations.
    ...
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    Cooper checking out his new “doggie door”.

    Cooper checking out his new “doggie door”.
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    I've seen crankshaft nose seals do weird things...

    I've seen crankshaft nose seals do weird things depending on the airflow through the cowling.
    Friend of mine had what he thought was for sure an oil cooler leak but turned out to be the seal. ...
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