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    Most modern windows block damaging UV-A and UV-B...

    Most modern windows block damaging UV-A and UV-B rays. Also sunglasses, sunscreen and automotive clear coats block the damaging UV rays. There is a big difference between UV light and visible light.
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    If the inside of the tube was cleaned out with a...

    If the inside of the tube was cleaned out with a wire wheel and drill, then a tube could be slid inside and glued with structural adhesive epoxy and the reinforcement could be done with fabric still...
  3. You can buy a Brushless cordless drill that...

    You can buy a Brushless cordless drill that produces no sparks. Drill pumps work great!!
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    The issue with Cub style gear is there is no...

    The issue with Cub style gear is there is no adjustment possible unless bending the axles is possible?? I have heard of folks putting a long pipe over the axle and adjusting the toe in by carefully...
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    Some gopher holes should not be an issue for...

    Some gopher holes should not be an issue for something like a Cub/Champ/Husky with good size tires?? It could be an issue for a nosewheel airplane with regular sized tires though. Del Bonita looks...
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    I like to scuff old paint with an abrasive...

    I like to scuff old paint with an abrasive cleaning cleanser and hot water and maroon Scotchbrite pads. It degreases and scuffs in one step. Make sure you find a cleanser that has a warning on...
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    My best friend has been maintaining an X for over...

    My best friend has been maintaining an X for over 15 years, and they joke that that Citation X is the fastest jet between Cessna service centers!
  8. Thanks for the offer! But there is still almost...

    Thanks for the offer! But there is still almost 2/3 of the trip to go after Whitehorse. Hopefully someone else is going further??

    Thank you,

    Phil Kite
  9. Anyone driving from Fairbanks to the south through Edmonton??

    Is there anyone planning a trip south via Edmonton, Alberta from Fairbanks with room for a Citabria cowling? I found a Citabria cowling from a fellow in Fairbanks and we are trying to figure out a...
  10. From that picture it looks like it has spray gear...

    From that picture it looks like it has spray gear also. My guess it was a mod to improve the spraying pattern by getting the booms lower and extra wing means extra lift?
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    Find someone with dynamic prop/helicopter...

    Find someone with dynamic prop/helicopter balancing equipment. I do it on every new annual now and you would be amazed how out of balance these engine-propeller combinations are! If you use an...
  12. I REALLY enjoyed following your flight! ...

    I REALLY enjoyed following your flight! Technology sure is cool!! On your return flight, you are welcome to stop by at my place, CEE6 a 2900' grass airstrip 3 miles NW of Cooking Lake airport. I...
  13. I assume you folks have your eAPIS account all...

    I assume you folks have your eAPIS account all set up so your Homeland Security will allow you to leave the USA? If not, it does not take that long to do over the internet.
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    There is a nice little Cub type airport called...

    There is a nice little Cub type airport called Coutts/Ross Int Airport. It is right on the border and if you use this airport, you do not even require a transponder. Lethbridge would be the next...
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    Be careful around lightning! :D...

    Be careful around lightning! :D http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cnhCghc4wHU
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    I have a MicroVibe unit and just bought a DSS...

    I have a MicroVibe unit and just bought a DSS unit because of the helicopters I maintain and need the tracking ability that the Dynavibe does not have. The Dynavibe is a great, simple to use device...
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    I have watched many of the YouTube videos and the...

    I have watched many of the YouTube videos and the process looks interesting? The priming and painting process seems very slow? Four cross coats for the topcoat is a lot of passes over the same...
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    We had a beloved 160 lbs Newfoundland dog and he...

    We had a beloved 160 lbs Newfoundland dog and he had hip problems. Our vet deals mainly with large breed dogs and many horses. He suggested Adaquin IM injections. Adaquin is made for repairing...
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    Is there a picture of the "Chicken Head" some...

    Is there a picture of the "Chicken Head" some where??
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    Like Steve said, Piper used 2" aluminum segmented...

    Like Steve said, Piper used 2" aluminum segmented tubing that fit inside the fittings and was held by a PK screw. To use 2" Scat hose on J-3, J-5 and PA-12's, I take a 1" wide piece of aluminum and...
  21. Thread: Tire Pumps

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    Don't you guys know that airplane tires are to be...

    Don't you guys know that airplane tires are to be filled with pure Nitrogen?? That 22% of other gases wil destroy your tires!!!! 8)
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    Hey Dave, You can write better than most...

    Hey Dave,

    You can write better than most mechanics like me, maybe you post before the all of beers? :drinking:

    My idea is that the large diameter Borer props might help cause more damage on...
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    I rebuilt a PA-18 that was like this this. It...

    I rebuilt a PA-18 that was like this this. It turned out that the false spar and the rear ribs around the flap hangers were all cracked and busted up. It had the original Piper ribs and there was...
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    You have to sew and then glue it in place. After...

    You have to sew and then glue it in place. After that you shrink out any wrinkles and then prime and paint it. On my OLD web site you can see some pictures of PA-12 headliners with skylight. I...
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    When you shut the plane down by pulling the...

    When you shut the plane down by pulling the mixture to lean, does the rpm rise slightly, then quit? If not, you might need to set your idle mixture.
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