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    Great job thaefeli! I'll be over as soon as I...

    Great job thaefeli! I'll be over as soon as I finish this dang airplane!

    For years I have done this sort of thing during BRFs (oops, I mean flight reviews) using the connecting taxiways. At home...
  2. Thread: Excess threads?

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    Thanks guys. So the 3 thread rule is a good rule...

    Thanks guys. So the 3 thread rule is a good rule of thumb for a quick inspection, but the real rule is "don't bottom out the nut on the threads". Got it.
  3. Thread: Excess threads?

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    Excess threads?

    Starting this thread so I don't hijack Buzzcola's. In his inspection, the Fed made him add a washer to keep less than 3 threads showing.

    Could someone please enlighten me? What is the problem...
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    Each EGT only has a value relative to its own...

    Each EGT only has a value relative to its own peak. You run it peak minus "x" degrees, on the rich side, or on the lean side.
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    Been running lean of peak?

    Been running lean of peak?
  6. Above 8000' da, I always start at full rich and...

    Above 8000' da, I always start at full rich and 2000 rpm (stick full back!!). Then lean for max rpm. Then, enrichen about 50 rpm, less than that if really high (above 10K).

    This, just to have a...
  7. I have an EX3 kit that accidentally has a float...

    I have an EX3 kit that accidentally has a float kit. There are several tubes with a half tube doubler added, in addition to the brackets. The doubled tubes are all in the area of the rear float...
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    Well, you said it. It depends on how close the...

    Well, you said it. It depends on how close the interior wall is to the edge of the door opening. If there is lots of room there, the only limit is the length spinner to tail. If the wall is too...
  9. Thread: Real Carbon Cub

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    Looks Awesome! Thanks for posting. Watching...

    Looks Awesome! Thanks for posting. Watching watching.

    My EX-3 has counterweighted ailerons.
  10. This just taught me something about mountain...

    This just taught me something about mountain flying.

    Going into Denver (for instance) from the west. There I am, at 13,500 with a nice 30 kt tailwind, loving life, and then it is time to descend....
  11. Dan, sounds like a great airplane. I am also an...

    Dan, sounds like a great airplane. I am also an old, relatively stock 1950 model.

    john
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    Went through all this in the '90s, when some of...

    Went through all this in the '90s, when some of the 180/185 club guys went crazy testing props with a big fish scale. There were some small differences between blade shapes, and even 2 blade vs 3...
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    I used Boom mat...not flying yet. Used it...

    I used Boom mat...not flying yet. Used it previously on an RV though, and liked it.

    https://www.designengineering.com/products/damping-materials/
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    I just noticed this the other day while shopping...

    I just noticed this the other day while shopping for other stuff...

    https://www.eastwood.com/autotwirler-rotisserie-pro-model-bare-steel.html

    Seems like a good deal for what you get. A little...
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    Yesterday I talked to the technical help line at...

    Yesterday I talked to the technical help line at Polyfiber, and was referred to a fellow named Waldo, who does restorations and sprays a lot of Ranthane. We discussed what I was doing, and his...
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    Actually, just the opposite. It was full of...

    Actually, just the opposite. It was full of bubbles at first, then most of them went away in the first 10 minutes. A hundred or so stayed on a 3x3 panel. I put a second coat over it the next day...
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    Thanks again for your replies. The gun is an HVLP...

    Thanks again for your replies. The gun is an HVLP with a turbine type compressor. They are supposed to be oil free, and it is really dry here now. I tried to take pictures today but even I can't see...
  18. Thread: Fuse Rotator

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    It is top heavy with the pivot there, but not...

    It is top heavy with the pivot there, but not very much. The whole thing only weighs 130, maybe it is 20 lbs out of balance. I use a vise grip clamp to hold it where I want. I have done this from...
  19. Thread: Fuse Rotator

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    Fuse Rotator

    I sort of stumbled on this, mostly due to being cheap. A Bogart rotator would be nice I'm sure.

    There is a piece of scrap tubing run between motor mount bolts, and a 3/4" bolt through that (just...
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    Thanks for your replys. The bubbles are tiny,...

    Thanks for your replys. The bubbles are tiny, maybe .010 across or less. I can feel them if I run my hand over them. Maybe I will try thinning it more, and then the bubbles would pop. I will try to...
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    More details...I sprayed PolySpray on this panel...

    More details...I sprayed PolySpray on this panel 6 weeks ago. Temp was about 65 in my hangar.
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    Ranthane problems

    After much consternation, and googling, I decided to go with Ranthane on my Cubcrafters EX-3 (instead of the PPG fleet paint that CC uses).

    Yesterday I painted my test panel, and then again this...
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    Well, two tow bar stories. A friend with a 182...

    Well, two tow bar stories.

    A friend with a 182 took off with the tow bar attached. It does clear the prop, but on landing, it hit some bump on the runway and bounced up into the prop.

    In the...
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    Assuming that is the carb'd 520 from TX Skyways,...

    Assuming that is the carb'd 520 from TX Skyways, mind the carb ice. I had that engine in my C180, once got carb ice at full power over San Antonio (at 12,500 or something).

    John
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    I just finished covering a cub using PolyFiber....

    I just finished covering a cub using PolyFiber. It was my first, and I liked the ability to fix mistakes with an iron. I don't know a thing about the others, though I have had good experiences with...
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