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    Comparing your indicated airspeed numbers to most...

    Comparing your indicated airspeed numbers to most any other plane is not that helpful. Some are dead on and others are off by quite a bit. Use a GPS on a calm day and fly in several directions at...
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    It may not be the low price company, but it is...

    It may not be the low price company, but it is pretty simple. Skis/wheels same price, above the arctic circle same price, and floats by the month. AVEMCO!
    DENNY
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    Be careful with angles and dangles when you are...

    Be careful with angles and dangles when you are replacing tubing. Before you do more then tack the tubing where you want it stick the jackscrew and stabilizer in. Level the fuselage and jig. Then...
  4. Thread: Big Tail

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    1968 C Model and later should have the larger...

    1968 C Model and later should have the larger Horizontals. Having the lifting rings does not always mean you have a larger rudder. You could order The float kit package C Which included lifting...
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    What year is the plane?

    What year is the plane?
  6. Thread: J3 float cork

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    It is not just a climb that can un-port a tank...

    It is not just a climb that can un-port a tank early Cessna and stock cub right tanks can do it in a long nose down approach. I prefer to have empty to mean empty. It is up to me to understand my ...
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    This is the best way by far!!! DENNY

    This is the best way by far!!! DENNY
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    OK so I have had a glass or two tonight, but just...

    OK so I have had a glass or two tonight, but just put the fuel selector on Right and go fly until the engine coughs then go to Left!! Problem solved! I use jiggle hose for fuel from tanker 185 on...
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    I would set them on top. Putting them in front...

    I would set them on top. Putting them in front does nothing! You do not want that air to come straight out of the vent, the tab will help disperse it you will clear more area and less risk of...
  10. Training aircraft take a whooping! Get the HD...

    Training aircraft take a whooping! Get the HD ones the upside is if the student bounces you can always claim he needs more training. All students need more training so it is a win win for everyone. ...
  11. Thread: High Oil Temp

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    Several things can cause high CHT and oil temps. ...

    Several things can cause high CHT and oil temps. What kind of mags do you have? Slicks are notorious for having issues with points and internal timing. Check the timing advanced timing can cause...
  12. Thread: Hot Enough

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    Pavement is like most anything else, normal...

    Pavement is like most anything else, normal expansion large or small does not bother it. Once you heat it and expand beyond a normal cycle for the year it can/will react differently and buckle if it...
  13. Thread: The 300$ Annual

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    My comment was not directed at anyone in...

    My comment was not directed at anyone in particular. Just trying to point out that people complain of the price of an annual inspection without noting how much repair work or maintenance was also...
  14. Thread: The 300$ Annual

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    Soooooooo are you paying for the inspection or to...

    Soooooooo are you paying for the inspection or to fix problems found????? I fly year round try hard not to push off problems until the Annual time. I pay for a no BS inspection of my plane. That...
  15. Thread: Legend news

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    Very nice planes!! A word of caution with...

    Very nice planes!! A word of caution with mounting the brake calipers in the lower position. With a low tire and big side load the caliper/bleeder nipple will cut the side wall on 31"s with stock...
  16. Thread: Oops, darn it...

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    I helped a friend ferry a plane up from Minnesota...

    I helped a friend ferry a plane up from Minnesota in April. Both of us have cubs and fly off field. Both of us tried to wreck that plane on most every landing. The plane flew fine however airspeed...
  17. What is the mission for the plane solo trainer...

    What is the mission for the plane solo trainer time builder? Short local flights or long distance? Do you want to carry passengers/fuel/camping gear? Are you flying off runways 1,000 ft or more? ...
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    That looks like it just corroded through. Just...

    That looks like it just corroded through. Just finished painting my floats for the 180 today. It is a lot of work to keep floats in shape.
    DENNY
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    That is a disk brake. So the caliper holding the...

    That is a disk brake. So the caliper holding the pads has to "float" movement is good or the inside pad would always have pressure and wear out sooner.
    DENNY
  20. It is good to see advice from someone that cuts...

    It is good to see advice from someone that cuts holes into people. You really have to be ready for what ever happens!!! I would have said just use the carabiner, but I have also had to deal with...
  21. Damm, if it was Slick mags that would be easy. I...

    Damm, if it was Slick mags that would be easy. I take it you do not have 4 cylinder EGT/CHT to spot a bad cylinder (gabe can you read this). As others have said could be a plug. Could be mag...
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    There is a black knob on the side of most cubs...

    There is a black knob on the side of most cubs that determines the fuel burn. It is not hard to get below 6 GPH and lower with a 160 hp cub.
    DENNY
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    Look on the bright side, you just saved yourself...

    Look on the bright side, you just saved yourself a few weeks of build time!! Once you get it flying most will not even notice the window. I think it is fine and a nice way to do it.
    DENNY
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    The big question is what does YOUR IA think of...

    The big question is what does YOUR IA think of the fabric?? What we think or would do means nothing. It would suck to buy a plane then have your IA decide the plane needs a recover at the first...
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    The second number is how many inches forward the...

    The second number is how many inches forward the prop moves in one rotation (perfect world) think of it as gears in a tranny. 44 is high gear, 41 is low gear, you only get one!! Do you want to pull...
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