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    I used to run a mix in my R985. If I ran mogas...

    I used to run a mix in my R985. If I ran mogas alone, the throttle would get stiff (I think the seal in the accelerator pump would swell up). The mix would be OK. I actually got into the routine of...
  2. Container importing a Super Cub from Netherlands to USA

    Keep in mind that you arenít importing it! Since it was built in the US, it is just coming home. This will simply be a certification of a used airplane. Try and find a copy of the original Export C...
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    More like hundreds of thousands for an STC. It...

    More like hundreds of thousands for an STC. It ainít a cheap process!


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    A friend has a J3 with this problem. Fuselage is...

    A friend has a J3 with this problem. Fuselage is way out of square. I donít know why someone would cover an airplane without first checking the geometry of the fuselage, at least pull a tape measure...
  5. I ran 100W for the first 100 hours or so when I...

    I ran 100W for the first 100 hours or so when I had my Howard with an R985. Switched to Phillips 25W60 for the next 500+ hours I had the airplane. Oil temperatures went down about 5 degrees, oil...
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    Stainless is the wrong way to go with the screws....

    Stainless is the wrong way to go with the screws. Stainless and aluminum are farther apart on the galvanic table than plain steel and aluminum, so you will have more corrosion faster if you use...
  7. Thread: Plug cleaners

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    Depending on your shop rate, it may not be...

    Depending on your shop rate, it may not be economical to clean plugs. I know Iíll get flamed on this, but look at the time to properly clean them vs buying new plugs. I know plugs are expensive, but...
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    Over 1000 drawings, many up to E size or bigger....

    Over 1000 drawings, many up to E size or bigger. Thatís a lot of paper!


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    I think there is a lot more 5/8x.035 than there...

    I think there is a lot more 5/8x.035 than there is 3/4x.035. If you upsize not only the wall, but also the diameter, you are going to have a very heavy and out of balance fuselage.


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    For certified aircraft, 91.205 identifies the...

    For certified aircraft, 91.205 identifies the required equipment. For a day VFR homebuilt, there is no instrument requirements. Only when you go for night or IFR on a homebuilt do the requirements of...
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    The AV-30 only replaces the attitude indicator...

    The AV-30 only replaces the attitude indicator and heading indicator as the primary. I donít think itís approved as a replacement for airspeed or altimeter.


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    When I was towing gliders all the time, easy to...

    When I was towing gliders all the time, easy to do 6 tows an hour to 2000 ATL with a PA-18-150, 8 tows an hour with the Pawnee. No issue doing a take off and landing every 10 minutes. Iíve had days...
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    Iíve done a lot of DER approvals for floats,...

    Iíve done a lot of DER approvals for floats, could likely do ski approvals as well.


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    An anti-collision light is required for night...

    An anti-collision light is required for night flying in the US. Do you have a rotating beacon or flasher now? Suggest you look at 91.205, and AC20-30B.


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    FAA considers software as parts. Removing and...

    FAA considers software as parts. Removing and replacing parts outside preventive maintenance items identified in Appendix A of part 43 requires a certificate mechanic or repair station to return the...
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    The tail beacon doesnít have a transponder, you...

    The tail beacon doesnít have a transponder, you are thinking the tail beacon X. Tail beacon is a UAT ADSB unit, tailbeacon X is a 1090ES unit. Each has their advantages and disadvantages. The...
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    But they did it facing the wrong way! Cows are...

    But they did it facing the wrong way! Cows are good wind indicators, they normally stand with their buts to the wind!


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    Updating software is considered a maintenance...

    Updating software is considered a maintenance function, not preventive maintenance. Thatís why an A&P or repair station needs to sign it off. It is different than updating a database. That said, yes...
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    I usually use seaplane grommets on the fuselage...

    I usually use seaplane grommets on the fuselage belly, but regular grommets most everywhere else.


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  20. Project: Citabria 7 GCBCrebuilt in the experimental category

    There really isnít a need for high costs. An owner can do almost all maintenance under the supervision of an A&P. Find a sympathetic A&P (better yet an IA) to work with you.

    The only Experimental...
  21. Actually there are more than 3, there are 9. That...

    Actually there are more than 3, there are 9. That said, many folks only think Experimental Amateur Built which requires the builder to complete the ďmajor portionĒ of fabrication and assembly as...
  22. Thread: The big slip

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    Flew Cubs for so long with the door open (and had...

    Flew Cubs for so long with the door open (and had that happen a couple time) I only slip to the left out of habit now. Iím also in the camp of slipping on most landings with a Cub. Once my Clipper is...
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    Agree, been doing this for 50 years, never had...

    Agree, been doing this for 50 years, never had insurance (never had enough assets most of my life to worry about it). Insurance is just an invitation for someone to hope for a big payout! Without...
  24. Thread: Pilot Shoes?

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    Iím in the camp of wearing something that I would...

    Iím in the camp of wearing something that I would survive at least overnight in. Footwear would be something you would be able to hike with. Even here on the east coast, there are lots of places that...
  25. Thread: Fuse Rotator

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    Iíve got a couple HF engine stands that Iíll...

    Iíve got a couple HF engine stands that Iíll extend and make brackets for. Hope to be able to use them for both fuselage and wings.


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