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    To be honest and balanced, one problem with the...

    To be honest and balanced, one problem with the Maule that comes to mind is that the user's group at maulepilots.org is nowhere near as helpful as this one.:smile:
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    I have a Maule and I have a supercub. My Maule is...

    I have a Maule and I have a supercub. My Maule is a trigear MT-7 235 with 8.5 main wheels. Even as a trigear it can land almost anywhere the SC can go. Because of the speed and range, it actually...
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    I came close to building one last year, but at...

    I came close to building one last year, but at the last minute found one to buy. I'm not an expert based on this experience, but at least I went through what you are going through. I felt like the...
  4. If anyone needs a ferry pilot in the future, I...

    If anyone needs a ferry pilot in the future, I hired Sarah Rovner to ferry my PA-18 from upstate New York to Tennessee after I purchased it. The experience was totally professional and perfect.
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    Does anybody know how to get a garmin aera 560 to...

    Does anybody know how to get a garmin aera 560 to be more daylight visible? I have the brightness turned up all the way and it is almost impossible to read.
  6. Thread: Wing Scrape

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    Check the wheels carefully for cracks as well.

    Check the wheels carefully for cracks as well.
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    Not trying to start a new helmet thread and it's...

    Not trying to start a new helmet thread and it's too late to help you, but I find it hard to beat these paraglider helmets. They have active noise reduction. The unnecessary wind barrier is removed...
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    Cubbie.

    Cubbie.
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    All it takes is to try to land one time with a...

    All it takes is to try to land one time with a parking brake on to become very aware of how very serious an issue this is. It happened to me in my SuperCub very soon after I bought it. I think that a...
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    Losing a father is something that a man doesn't...

    Losing a father is something that a man doesn't really get over. Don't really expect to.

    Sometimes I hear my Dad talking - only it's the sound of my own words and thoughts. Your father will live...
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    I respectfully disagree. Static tests may not...

    I respectfully disagree.

    Static tests may not be perfect because propellers are not perfect, but they are practical and they truly compare apples to apples.

    Acceleration time calculations are ...
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    Had Covid a year ago, then I got two doses of...

    Had Covid a year ago, then I got two doses of Pfizer a couple of months ago.. A little muscle pain in the deltoid muscle, no big deal.

    MAJOR side effect though. I have none of my usual spring...
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    I'm a doctor. The kit below is what I came up...

    I'm a doctor. The kit below is what I came up with for my Maule. It's definitely overkill for most people, but if there is a serious injury at a campsite or elsewhere, I'd be the one taking care of...
  14. Thread: The big slip

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    There is more than one slip. For example, you...

    There is more than one slip. For example, you have the slip with the rudder pedal in 25%, 50%, 75% and 100% and then also everything in between. They are all different and they feel different too. I...
  15. Thread: Garmin 396

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    My Garmin Aera 660 is nearly impossible to read...

    My Garmin Aera 660 is nearly impossible to read in sunlight. I have had no problems with the 396 in the past. The Aera has better features than my old 396, but it's way less useful because of this...
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    It's all about compromises. Weight, balance...

    It's all about compromises. Weight, balance point, performance, safety, convenience, comfort, range and even appearance are interacting factors. Change one and it affects all of the others. Go to...
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    Just guessing on the actual percentage, but...

    Just guessing on the actual percentage, but probably 98% of us here would envy the abilities of anybody who can talk a handgun into making a 12 inch group at 150 feet on a charging bear!
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    Can't beat a M1 carbine. It is 5 pounds empty,...

    Can't beat a M1 carbine. It is 5 pounds empty, rapid fire, easily aimed, impact energy of a .357 Magnum, easy to clean, 30 round magazines available and cheap (60 cents) standard ammo easily...
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    Opinions will vary, but IMHO the main challenge...

    Opinions will vary, but IMHO the main challenge to an engine will be the water and acids left in the crankcase and cylinders at the time of shutdown. I don't think that ambient humidity is such a...
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    I had an E5 installed in my pa-18. So far so...

    I had an E5 installed in my pa-18. So far so good. I like it and so far it's a big improvement over what I had. I lost a few pounds for the vacuum pump. I'll mention a few gripes, but overall I'm...
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    Poll: I said, to heck with it, I'll ask for a legal...

    I said, to heck with it, I'll ask for a legal interpretation from the FAA. Here's what I found when I tried to look up how to start the process. Of course, no mention of how to do it, just a...
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    Poll: I'm not sure what the decision was, but I assume...

    I'm not sure what the decision was, but I assume it referred to the instruments that are required, not the plane itself. That decision would actually makes a lot of sense, because the controllers...
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    Poll: Anybody else have an Aspen E5 installed?

    Anybody else have an Aspen E5 installed?
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    Poll: I just got an Aspen E5 and a JPI engine monitor...

    I just got an Aspen E5 and a JPI engine monitor installed in my SC-150. The vacuum system was removed and I lost a little bit of weight in the panel. and I am meeting all of the instrument ...
  25. Thread: Prop strike!

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    Thinking about it from the standpoint of the next...

    Thinking about it from the standpoint of the next buyer of the plane, I'd say that the best thing is to bite the bullet and have the engine IRAN done and have the mounts checked at the same time.
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