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  1. Narrow deck... 1000 SMOH..... uses a lot of...

    Narrow deck... 1000 SMOH..... uses a lot of oil....low compression in one cylinder... originally had a TBO of 1200 hours until the exhaust valve diameters were changed..... Who or what company did...
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    You are dreaming if you expect to regularly get...

    You are dreaming if you expect to regularly get 6-7 gph with the plane loaded. The consumption is related to the amount of power being used. Unless you build in drag reduction details your plane will...
  3. Good article on sawtooth climbs with a major...

    Good article on sawtooth climbs with a major error. 10,000 feet! An altitude where you only get about 50% power! Totally useless data.

    These tests should be done at the lowest safe altitude for...
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    Sticky: Jim, Is it big enough to land in? 900-1000 feet...

    Jim, Is it big enough to land in? 900-1000 feet will do.
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    Sticky: That is an interesting video. Do you control the...

    That is an interesting video. Do you control the camera from the cockpit? It looks all over the place as if it was attached to your head.
    That grass field with a DC-3, C-119 and the C-130 is...
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    I agree with TurboBeaver. Back in the days when...

    I agree with TurboBeaver. Back in the days when the PK 3000s first came out I was competing at Greenville with my 185 on EDO 2960s and doing very well. Got the champion trophy. The PK 3000s gave me a...
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    This will tell you it came from Oklahoma and who...

    This will tell you it came from Oklahoma and who owned it: https://registry.faa.gov/AircraftInquiry/Search/NNumberResult?nNumberTxt=19bc Also you can order the CD records from the FAA which may tell...
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    I was under the same impression as Rich. It being...

    I was under the same impression as Rich. It being part of the certification (or whatever they call it) requirements for S-LSA airplanes. This rule is how some manufacturers are able to install large...
  9. Difficult to see. The Whelan pump is located just...

    Difficult to see. The Whelan pump is located just under, slightly ahead and outboard of the fuel selector.

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    That's enough to require a lot of nose down trim....

    That's enough to require a lot of nose down trim. Crank it a little more and you may reduce the stabilizer drag enough to get more speed.
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    How fast were you flying in this condition? The...

    How fast were you flying in this condition? The faster you go, the more nose down trim is needed.
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    The cross tube which carries the tube connecting...

    The cross tube which carries the tube connecting the stabilizers which bolts to the trim casting needs to be below the bolts not above. You will need to remove the stabilizers to relocate it. If that...
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    Check that the leading edge of the stabilizer...

    Check that the leading edge of the stabilizer sits on the top longeron when trimmed full nose up. Found a local -12 which was not and was nose heavy, Fixed it and trim troubles were gone.
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    Just for fun look at these two Type Certificates....

    Just for fun look at these two Type Certificates. Particularly TC #639 Look at the added weight of the different paint colors. It varies from no weight change with aluminum to +51 pounds with French...
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    JJ, Rick Tinkhauser and I worked together...

    JJ, Rick Tinkhauser and I worked together certifying the EDO 696-3500 floats with my 185. We had a good time herding the FAA people. :evil: We had many good memories over the years.
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    That gear replaces the earlier "no bounce"...

    That gear replaces the earlier "no bounce" original style gear, not the more common Citabria leaf spring gear. I don't remember when they started calling them Citabria or the time line of changing...
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    I don't see a big issue with it either, as long...

    I don't see a big issue with it either, as long as the impact loads are kept low. I haven't studied the regulations as far as the tail wheel drops tests go for certification, I suspect they are...
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    You're not supposed to flop it on. It's supposed...

    You're not supposed to flop it on. It's supposed to go squeak, squeak, squeak. Preferably all three at once. Crosswind is easier since you only have to touch on one at a time. ;-)
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    I guess he has no idea of how close the propeller...

    I guess he has no idea of how close the propeller tips are to the pavement in that Citabria during a wheel landing. Wait until one of his students scrapes the pavement with the prop. He'll change his...
  20. Just in case you are wondering, here are the FAA...

    Just in case you are wondering, here are the FAA noise rules, Part 36: https://www.ecfr.gov/current/title-14/part-36
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    google verner motor dot com

    google verner motor dot com
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    Johnny, I understand your message. I would like...

    Johnny, I understand your message. I would like to point out there are also individuals who pretend to fly by "the rules of the road", they talk the talk, yet somehow they always seem to present the...
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    Hmmm? http://www.vernermotor.com/index.html ...

    Hmmm?
    http://www.vernermotor.com/index.html 57754
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    That's interesting. Are either of you able to...

    That's interesting. Are either of you able to expand on that information? Are there issues with the basic engine or is there something which can be fixed by changing to another brand or type of...
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    I can tell you a very scary first person story of...

    I can tell you a very scary first person story of "the traffic has me in sight" over downtown Los Angeles while flying a B-757. I still shake when I think about it 30 years later. I could see in his...
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