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    She has (had?) a nice tri-pacer that she flew...

    She has (had?) a nice tri-pacer that she flew when it's engine was attached.

    Wonder if she could use that idea to fly it when it's power plant is elsewhere... but she would need a mountain to fly...
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    I am looking hard at the SE right now. I don't...

    I am looking hard at the SE right now. I don't want to be required to have my phone with me all the time, I often leave it behind when in the woods, so sounds like the Mini is out.

    My desire is...
  3. It would seem that an STC'd part would eliminate...

    It would seem that an STC'd part would eliminate the AD, as it is no longer the factory part the AD addresses. I can see the FAA having a mandatory inspection on the STC, doing what the STC is...
  4. Interesting read. As a former 180 owner that did...

    Interesting read. As a former 180 owner that did the full part replacement years ago, and found the cracks once the tail came off, I have my own perspective.

    Most of you are correct. The tails...
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    @#%^^%%@)&*^#$%^ new fangled fancy electronic...

    @#%^^%%@)&*^#$%^ new fangled fancy electronic controlled computer engines.... grrrrr.

    Loved spending my Saturday of Memorial Day Weekend tearing into every compartment of the excavator to find the...
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    Jenks OK on the way. There is a great field on...

    Jenks OK on the way. There is a great field on the south edge of the town designated as the 'pumpkin drop'. 100 points for direct hits on the barn, 50 to splash the front door.

    Ignore the guy...
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    Sometimes it is nothing, until it is a BIG...

    Sometimes it is nothing, until it is a BIG thing!! Good reminder to look if you feel it is different.

    So glad to see you found the problem. mIght want to change out the bolt and nut anyway, just...
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    Not familiar with marina gas, maybe Farmboy will...

    Not familiar with marina gas, maybe Farmboy will chip in, but my concern would be ethanol mix.

    All that said, I have had times where my choice was car gas, or walking. I fly a more remote part of...
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    A zip tie around a breaker is a good 'lock out'...

    A zip tie around a breaker is a good 'lock out' system.

    Agreed, if you are in an unsafe position, keeping finger poking out is a good idea. If like you say you are washing the rear windows and he...
  10. ARM. you need the control at the end of the wing....

    ARM. you need the control at the end of the wing.

    I would not consider flying a plane with ailerons inboard. Just consider the discussions of wing extensions without longer ailerons.
  11. Sticky: That is a great summation of the reality!! ...

    That is a great summation of the reality!!

    Being responsible is not always what is best, but is viewed as best by those that are our hosts.

    Cheers to all that are concerned enough to consider...
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    Water upon returning home. Lots of fresh water....

    Water upon returning home. Lots of fresh water. Change out your wheel bearing grease a couple times a year also it you are inclined.

    I flew floats on salt, and lots of beaches also. I would bucket...
  13. Super cool Ted, but I have Garmin and flyQ right...

    Super cool Ted, but I have Garmin and flyQ right now.

    help!
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    One can always use a lower notch of flaps for...

    One can always use a lower notch of flaps for times you don't want it all out there, (early Cessna 150's with 40 degrees of flaps in winds as an example). When you do want to elevate down into the...
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    Ha!! UPS up here is a joke. Fedex for second day,...

    Ha!! UPS up here is a joke. Fedex for second day, but ground might show up for six months.

    USPS works well for us. Ship Air Priority.

    But, for the struts, the air freight is probably your best...
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    I bought the plane about 4 years ago with just...

    I bought the plane about 4 years ago with just under 1100 hours. I believe it was then using Aeroshell 15-50. Since I have been using Phillips XC 20-50.

    40 year old engine. Not surprised to have...
  17. My Maule has shown it's desire to become a hangar...

    My Maule has shown it's desire to become a hangar queen for the foreseeable future awaiting an infusion of cash in the form of an engine overhaul.

    Safe to say, without someone donating a plane, I...
  18. Come on. They already to a dance showing how to...

    Come on. They already to a dance showing how to don the o2 mask, they can add in the 'pull off your cloth mask prior to placing the O2 mask on' line.

    at some point Darwin's theory will improve...
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    Lets hope all of our domestic pilots can get back...

    Lets hope all of our domestic pilots can get back in the air making a living soon.
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    I will offer you a cold drink on the deck if you...

    I will offer you a cold drink on the deck if you wish to visit.

    I am waiting for the State to get out the Highway project we have been anticipating being out to bid for the last year... told by...
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    Mike, another really good point. Talking...

    Mike,

    another really good point.

    Talking with my fuel supplier here last month he told me there is ONE refinery making 100LL. Most won't deal with it due to low volume and the lead and other...
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    To be clear, yours is a CC-18, not a PA-18? ...

    To be clear, yours is a CC-18, not a PA-18?

    The reason I ask is that they are two different planes. different GW, different mods available.

    Lighter starter, alternator and such. The CC cubs are...
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    Very good point Mike! What is funny is how many...

    Very good point Mike! What is funny is how many aviation folks keep thinking that utilizing all the new electronics and such would be a great improvement in engines... while the working...
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    Makes me homesick. Beautiful. Mine had blue...

    Makes me homesick.

    Beautiful. Mine had blue accent almost identical to your red.

    If you ever need a ferry pilot, let me know. I loved flying that bird!
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    Just for fun, put a gallon of 100LL and a gallon...

    Just for fun, put a gallon of 100LL and a gallon of premium mo-gas in a freezer over night.

    The next morning pour each through a filter funnel and tell me what you see.

    Makes a believer out of...
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