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    Cold cylinder check on each mag. Sounds like a...

    Cold cylinder check on each mag. Sounds like a plug or lead bad on each mag, but on different cylinders for each mag.


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    O-320 STC change during rebuild..

    The Howard Is a much larger and heavier airplane. With ballast on the tail post, it gets a placard that restricts intentional spins. Mine had about 20 lbs on the tail post to bring it in the forward...
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    Be careful when you put loads at the extreme....

    Be careful when you put loads at the extreme. While you may be within the CG envelope, moving mass at the far end of the fuselage can have a significant impact on the spin dynamics of the airplane....
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    I had checked all primary controls, just not the...

    I had checked all primary controls, just not the trim


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    I did a test flight on a 172 or 182 years ago...

    I did a test flight on a 172 or 182 years ago after major structural repairs. rim was hooked up backwards. Let me tell you how hard it is to tell your hands to move a control the "Wrong" way to make...
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    Paul, since the serial number only brings up your...

    Paul, since the serial number only brings up your current N#, any old records FAA has havenít been digitized. Best bet is to email or send a letter to the FAA registry asking them to search on both...
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    Iíve got a Starrett precision level that is...

    Iíve got a Starrett precision level that is advertised to be within .005 over 10Ē.


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    You can try to request data from AFS-750 based on...

    You can try to request data from AFS-750 based on the serial number of the airplane. It is unlikely that they have anything as they destroy the records after the airplane is exported. If you have the...
  9. So then your next item in sequence of importance...

    So then your next item in sequence of importance would be ACA309 for your airplane (assuming it still has the same model engine). Of course the 309 was dropped a long time ago in favor of instrument...
  10. The FAA (CAA) Approved Flight Manual trumps all...

    The FAA (CAA) Approved Flight Manual trumps all other documents! It is the only "APPROVED" document that lists limitations.
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    Based on the STC, the applicability is only...

    Based on the STC, the applicability is only PA-18-150, PA-18A-150, PA-18S-150, and PA-18AS-150. The only way to legally install it on another model is with additional approval (either Field Approval...
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    So no white shirt with epaulets for you?

    So no white shirt with epaulets for you?
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    I used to do it as a commercial enterprise with...

    I used to do it as a commercial enterprise with the Howard. I had a tube from the back seat that exited under the airplane and an extension that went about a foot and a half down. It would still get...
  14. I hear you with that, but . . . Your op limits...

    I hear you with that, but . . . Your op limits for night say you need equipment that meets 91.205 (c). 91.205 (c)(2) says ďapproved position lightsĒ.

    As a DAR, Iíve overlooked this, but have been...
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    Oil quantity was determined underCAR 4 to be one...

    Oil quantity was determined underCAR 4 to be one gallon for each 25 gallons of fuel, or one gallon for each 75 hp (except take off) which ever was greater. My Howard had an 8 gallon tank. I seemed to...
  16. Iíd like to point out that while there is no TSO...

    Iíd like to point out that while there is no TSO for landing lights, there is a TSO for navigation lights, and each navigation light model has as part of the TSO, the specific bulb that is approved...
  17. Landing lights are not required equipment. There...

    Landing lights are not required equipment. There is no TSO for landing lights, and the typical 4509 bulbs are just commercial bulbs any how. I donít see any reason for not using any PAR 36 bulb. Now...
  18. Thread: Airplane Tugs

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    When I had the Howard, I had a modified Cessna...

    When I had the Howard, I had a modified Cessna tow bar that fit over the tailwheel axle, and then a loop of rope around the handle that was about 8í long. Iíd drop the loop over the depth rod of my...
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    Depending on your set up, you may want to build a...

    Depending on your set up, you may want to build a cooler/dryer for your compressor. I know copper is expensive, but running a half dozen or a dozen 8 foot lengths of copper tubing up and down the...
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    I suspect when users fees come along, this will...

    I suspect when users fees come along, this will be a common issue!
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    And engine idle speed, if your idle is just a...

    And engine idle speed, if your idle is just a little high, you will have more of a tendency to float.


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    Go fly and do maneuvering at minimum controllable...

    Go fly and do maneuvering at minimum controllable airspeed, where you start to feel the burble. Dial your approach speed back to just above what you can do a 15 degree bank turn at. Should be around...
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    Up to about quarter size hail, fabric will fare...

    Up to about quarter size hail, fabric will fare better than aluminum. Beyond that, itís anybodyís guess. Iíve had airplanes parked outside in the mid Hudson valley (NY) and never had an issue with...
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    Even with some minimal tools, it's pretty easy to...

    Even with some minimal tools, it's pretty easy to overhaul a mag without sending it out, but I agree, when people talk about timing, they often forget the point gap and E gap setting being a very...
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    likely someone with a similar N# and they didn't...

    likely someone with a similar N# and they didn't read it correctly. Not sure what the error rate is, but I suspect it's pretty high.
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