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    I disagree. You could say the same thing about...

    I disagree.
    You could say the same thing about installing a radio (or even using a handheld),
    an intercom, or any number of other "mods".
    Even using modern spark plugs & oil.
    Or anything other...
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    My BM exam is due next month. I did my first one...

    My BM exam is due next month.
    I did my first one 4 years ago with the same AME who did my last few 3rd class medicals.
    I was planning on scheduling with him again, but last year at my annual visit...
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    I would guess that the McFarlane rollers are not...

    I would guess that the McFarlane rollers are not approved on the TCDS as a replacement for Cessna rollers--
    maybe Cessna would have to give the approval?
    Hence the STC ("supplemental" being the key...
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    153 Vne, no problem hitting that....if it's in...

    153 Vne, no problem hitting that....if it's in kph ;-)
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    How long have you had those 26" GY's on the...

    How long have you had those 26" GY's on the airplane, Bob?
    Seems like you were talking aout installing them not all that liong ago.
    100 hours doesn't seem like much for those on a lightweight plane...
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    If you think it's tough picking a red paint for...

    If you think it's tough picking a red paint for your airplane....
    a couple years ago, I decided to paint my house red,
    so down to the paint store I went.
    Wow, there are a lot of reds!
    You'd think...
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    First time I've heard of anything like that. If...

    First time I've heard of anything like that.
    If there is some sort of documentation for such a requirement,
    please post it here.
    Thanks.
  8. Thread: Cub Club?

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    Type clubs used to be the only game in town for...

    Type clubs used to be the only game in town for information on our vintage airplanes.
    Nowadays I think the internet forums have obsoleted them, or at least superceded them.
    I joined the 180/185...
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    I'm 63 & I remember "the coming ice age" also....

    I'm 63 & I remember "the coming ice age" also.
    Now the pendulum is swinging the other way.
    I like the way "global warming" got spun into "climate change",
    that kind of covers all the bases.
    ...
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    There's a Twin Bee parked on the ramp at...

    There's a Twin Bee parked on the ramp at Arlington WA KAWO.
    It was a hangar queen for many years at another nearby airport,
    but was ferried over to KAWO last year & worked on there for quite a...
  11. Thread: Port-A-Port

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    Maybe you can get a patch made up at the local...

    Maybe you can get a patch made up at the local outlaw biker embroidery shop.

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  12. Thread: Tail AD

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    As far as i've heard, this is the case. The 5...

    As far as i've heard, this is the case.
    The 5 year / 500 hour inspections are still required.
    Plus, the ICA for the QMI kit only extends the interval for the first re-inspection.
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    I didn't know there was a JO'C museum in...

    I didn't know there was a JO'C museum in Lewiston, makes sense though.
    I hope that Salmon is keeping up with an Elmer Keith museum!
    Both led incredibly adventurous lives & wrote fascinating stories...
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    It's amazing what some twins are capable of ........

    It's amazing what some twins are capable of ..... esp if you ignore blueline.
    A friend of mine used to do takeoffs like that in his 160hp Apache,
    but kept his fingers crossed that one side didn't...
  15. Thread: Bushwheels

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    I'd like to order two sets of stickers: one "26"...

    I'd like to order two sets of stickers:
    one "26" Goodyear" & one "850 Airtrac".
    Thank you.
  16. Thread: Port-A-Port

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    There are six Port-a-Port hangars on my airport....

    There are six Port-a-Port hangars on my airport.
    The value in them isn't so much the hangar itself,
    but the fact that it's on the airport with an existing land lease or land rental arrangement....
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    That's a theory I heard & it seems very logical....

    That's a theory I heard & it seems very logical.
    As far as not masks, distancing, etc not reducing covid-- how can we know?
    If there had been no lockdowns, masks, & distancing protocols... who...
  18. Maybe call Dash Air at Troutdale. Darryl Dasher...

    Maybe call Dash Air at Troutdale.
    Darryl Dasher flies a fat-tired Pacer.
  19. Interesting. Dallesport WA is across the Columbia...

    Interesting. Dallesport WA is across the Columbia River from the Dalles OR,
    and only about 25 miles upriver from Hood River OR.
    I wonder if there's a financial reason to operate in Washington vs...
  20. They're based in Hood River.

    They're based in Hood River.
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    Original factory weight & balance info for my...

    Original factory weight & balance info for my 1953 C180 indicates 238"--
    +22" for the mains & +260" for the tailwheel.
    Mine has had 185 gear installed,
    it is now 242.7" (by my own measurements)--...
  22. Thread: Tail AD

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    An outfit in Washington, Bushliner, is making...

    An outfit in Washington, Bushliner, is making some new replacement brackets that apparently have been found cracked during some inspections,
    but other than rumor I'm not aware of any other...
  23. Thread: Tail AD

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    SJ, can you elaborate? This is the first I've...

    SJ, can you elaborate?
    This is the first I've heard of the BVT replacement hockeysticks (made in Australia, "PMA pending"), per supilot's post.
    which is the first alternative I've heard of to...
  24. Thread: Tail AD

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    I recently heard a rumor that someone is...

    I recently heard a rumor that someone is developing another fix for cracked hockey sticks,
    apparently to compete with the QMI repair kit.
    Anyone else hear anything about this?
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    I've never spent any time in the frozen north, is...

    I've never spent any time in the frozen north, is this what they call a sled dog?
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