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    funny, I had the same experience recently,...

    funny, I had the same experience recently, plugged culvert from debris flow, closed road etc.
    shared this photo with 1 friend and it got all over the local news media.
    didnt have a dog with me...
  2. “Almost” ;-) ive heard this figure quoted...

    “Almost” ;-)
    ive heard this figure quoted before, seemed to ring true.
    My (lycon) 160 cub burns 14.5 gph
    Maule O540 23 gph

    whats an educated guess on a general rule of thumb
    for sea level...
  3. No need to run a tank dry. Top a tank off...

    No need to run a tank dry. Top a tank off (yourself), run min of 10 gal then top it off to the exact same spot in filler neck. Compare what you put back in the tank to what your meter said. Ambient...
  4. You should be burning more fuel than that wide...

    You should be burning more fuel than that wide open on take off climb,
    Is your fuel flow calibrated correctly?
    if so, you're too lean.
  5. Thread: My SQ2 Mods

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    ended up going with 1/8” 4130, made the tabs a...

    ended up going with 1/8” 4130, made the tabs a little wider to provide more meat on either side of drilled holes.
    pulled on it to the point of cord failure with no evedince of distorting the metal....
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    Looks like American Champ is seeking approval to...

    Looks like American Champ is seeking approval to install T3 on their certified aircraft.
    theyre gunning for approval by OshKosh event in July.
    Ought to pave the way for field approval on other cert...
  7. Thread: K&N Filters

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    42886

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    Gary, interesting idea. not sure if it was...

    Gary,
    interesting idea.
    not sure if it was mentioned in the speel that I attached but they (Donaldson) strongly recommend against attempting to “clean” filters.
    Instead, replace when needed or...
  9. Thread: K&N Filters

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    https://www.donaldson.com/en-us/engine/filters/tec...

    https://www.donaldson.com/en-us/engine/filters/technical-articles/servicing-by-restriction/
  10. Thread: K&N Filters

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    As mentioned; there’s no free horsepower. Ruined...

    As mentioned; there’s no free horsepower.
    Ruined a diesel by running a K&N, turbo blades looked like they’d be sandblasted in half, fine dirt caked thruout the intake system as evidence of what made...
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    Miles Aero on Anguin field in Napa. knows his...

    Miles Aero on Anguin field in Napa.
    knows his way around cubs
    707-965-2411
  12. Thread: Sun Visors

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    Rosen makes a pretty simple visor, made of fine...

    Rosen makes a pretty simple visor, made of fine mesh and held on with 2 suction cups.
    dont think Iíve removed it since I stuck it on.
    I keep a 1/4 sheet of paper handy and strategicly slide it...
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    There are compact, self contained descender...

    There are compact, self contained descender devices that operate on a flywheel/brake principal that will lower a person at a controlled rate requiring no user input, other than attach the device to a...
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    I think the odds of ending up in this predicament...

    I think the odds of ending up in this predicament are very slim,
    chances of being uninjured and capable of safely respelling even slimmer.
    We are blessed to live in a country with an exceptional...
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    Ron Hackworth, piloting the wing in video, is my...

    Ron Hackworth, piloting the wing in video, is my hangar neighbor, if he has any more detail Ill pass it on, Sad to see that piece of history gone if the report is true.
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    Just installed balance master, unfortunately,...

    Just installed balance master, unfortunately, replaced worn rubber engine mount bushings at the same time. flown about an hr, feels smoother through whole rpm range, I think... - $370 smoother? Not...
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    Hmm.. Maybe run safety cables from axle nut to...

    Hmm.. Maybe run safety cables from axle nut to wing tie down?!
    Kidding aside, I’ve been pretty hard on Acme, think they’ve come a long way since gen 1 era.
    Hate to see more bad press piled on as a...
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    TK assembly is at full extension when unloaded...

    TK assembly is at full extension when unloaded during flight.
    During landing actually compresses, shortens.
    Takes a minute to wrap your head around the function even while watching it articulate,...
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    I was fooling around with Kydex awhile back and...

    I was fooling around with Kydex awhile back and made some “telescoping” covers for stock hydrosorbs.
    seemed to work well.
    Thinking some similar for TK’s
    Be nice to do out of carbon fiber. End caps...
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    Thanks for the suggestion. material needs to...

    Thanks for the suggestion.
    material needs to stretch with shock movement. Shocks are fully extended during no load (flight).
    Attaching rigid material would hinder elasticity.
    doug
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    ok, scrap that idea, trailing edge of material...

    ok, scrap that idea, trailing edge of material must be flapping like hell during flight.
    can feel buffeting thru the airframe
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    About 4.5-5 mph at 2400

    About 4.5-5 mph at 2400
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    I was thinking in terms of stretchy material for...

    I was thinking in terms of stretchy material for covering shocks, the material can move with the shock travel and not bunch up causing more drag like conventional bags.
    Made some covers out of 4mm...
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    This guy is amazing! Itll be interesting to...

    This guy is amazing!
    Itll be interesting to follow his approach to addressing cooling issues with high hp on a stol platform.
  25. Thread: My SQ2 Mods

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    Unfortunately I don’t have a strain gauge, i,...

    Unfortunately I don’t have a strain gauge,
    i, rather archaicy, pulled on hardware to the point of failure.
    metal was the weakest link. The amount of force applied may have well exceeded what’s...
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