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    Such a deal! Now we will get the opportunity to...

    Such a deal! Now we will get the opportunity to buy some more STCs for the privilege of paying 60-85 cents more for a gallon of av-gas which is already expensive. :evil: I can see it now when...
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    Whenever I used a 150 Super Cub for SES training,...

    Whenever I used a 150 Super Cub for SES training, I manually restricted the throttle with my hand so the student was forced to learn the procedure rather than being catapulted airborne.
  3. Thread: TSO Com?

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    Web, Bob has been reporting these issues for a...

    Web,
    Bob has been reporting these issues for a long time. Why does he have no interference when away from his local airport, then when he returns home the interference begins again? I recall he...
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    Jimbo, Can you temporarily isolate the MP gauge...

    Jimbo, Can you temporarily isolate the MP gauge from the airframe by hanging it below the panel on the end of some string? This would help in determining whether it is an engine, airframe or...
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    More questions, is the needle just fluttering or...

    More questions, is the needle just fluttering or is it moving at a high rate? Does the frequency change with an rpm change or airplane speed change? Is there an audible variation noted? This may not...
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    Did this just start or has it been happening all...

    Did this just start or has it been happening all along? Where is the manifold line connected to the engine? If this is a new happening and the pick up is on one cylinder, check for a leaky intake...
  7. Congressional bills to eliminate the LODA

    Since the FAA won't fix it, perhaps Congress will?...
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    These pumps are not serviceable other than the...

    These pumps are not serviceable other than the filter screen. Where is this diode mounted? Was is for your particular aircraft's installation?

    56873 ...
  9. Thread: Big Tail

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    Does it have lifting eyes on the top of the...

    Does it have lifting eyes on the top of the cabin? If so, it likely has the factory seaplane kit. The big tail is part of the seaplane kit.
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    Keep in mind a recording tach is not a clock, it...

    Keep in mind a recording tach is not a clock, it is a revolutions counter. The number of revolutions an engine makes is more indicative to the amount of wear than the hours. A hobbs counts full hours...
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    Try Kroil on the stem with the valve closed, let...

    Try Kroil on the stem with the valve closed, let it soak for a while.
    https://www.kroil.com/products/kroil-original-penetrant/
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    I don't want to mess up Dan's thread, but why a...

    I don't want to mess up Dan's thread, but why a double cover? I've only ever heard of a double cover, a couple of times here on sc.org. Single cover has worked very well for decades. Now if you have...
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    Civil Aeronautics Board...

    Civil Aeronautics Boardhttps://www.supercub.org//external-content.duckduckgo.com/ip3/www.stacheair.com.icowww.stacheair.com/data/At Work 9B Repair Station CD/Data Info/CAR's/CAR Part 4a/Word/CAR Part...
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    Dan, When you do the wings, take a look at the...

    Dan, When you do the wings, take a look at the Staggerwing Knot. It hides the knot and the connecting cord under the fabric making a nice smooth minimal bump stitch. I did my wings this way and love...
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    How about magic marker?

    How about magic marker?
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    If I were you, I would follow the FAA's...

    If I were you, I would follow the FAA's requirements. THEN paint a band on the wire at your desired locations for your own information.
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    The FAA is only interested that you know when the...

    The FAA is only interested that you know when the tank is empty.

    CAR 3
    3.672 Fuel quantity indicator. Means shall be provided to indicate to the flight personnel the quantity of fuel in each tank...
  18. Thread: Rigging

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    Yes that makes sense. Do you really need to hold...

    Yes that makes sense. Do you really need to hold left rudder during trimmed cruise? Generally that is not the case. If that is correct before you twist the fin, do some checking of the wings to...
  19. https://www.aopa.org/news-and-media/all-news/2021/...

    https://www.aopa.org/news-and-media/all-news/2021/july/11/aopa-blasts-faa-flight-training-directive?utm_source=ebrief&utm_medium=email
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    I agree with what is stated in part 3 with one...

    I agree with what is stated in part 3 with one exception. Part 3 seems to imply recommending the oil changes at 10 hour intervals. Long ago a friend bought a J-3 in which the engine started...
  21. Thread: Rigging

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    No, you are not the only one. However, whenever...

    No, you are not the only one. However, whenever you see a "fixed" trim tab on an airplane's control surface, something on that airplane is not rigged correctly. Whenever there is a need for a "fixed"...
  22. Thread: Rigging

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    Not a video, but a good description....

    Not a video, but a good description.
    https://forum.shortwingpiperclub.org/showthread.php?427-Rigging-(bending)-the-Vertical-Fin
  23. Mike, In the interests of staying in sj's good...

    Mike, In the interests of staying in sj's good graces I have to say "no comment". :evil: This discussion could easily get out of control.
  24. Gary, You will notice there is some reversal flow...

    Gary, You will notice there is some reversal flow up and over the top at that location. Look at the aft most yarn on the high AOA pictures. IF there is a disturbance of some sort created here, it...
  25. What is the difference between "Ferry pilots...

    What is the difference between "Ferry pilots trying to build time" and "Ferry pilots flying for the fun of it"?

    I accumulated a lot of hours in a lot of different types of airplanes, Not once was...
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