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    Preliminary NTSB report from Dutch Harbor B200:...

    Preliminary NTSB report from Dutch Harbor B200: https://app.ntsb.gov/pdfgenerator/ReportGeneratorFile.ashx?EventID=20200117X71039&AKey=1&RType=HTML&IType=LA

    Pic in #1494

    Gary
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    I suggest one test after rigging. In addition to...

    I suggest one test after rigging. In addition to the normal post-build flight involving stalls and other maneuvers, try several extended takeoffs at minimum power. I've found that if one wing is...
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    Unexpected upset and resulting spins were a...

    Unexpected upset and resulting spins were a mystery yet common when CG Taylor started in the aviation industry. Rudders on some were often an afterthought both in design and use in initial training....
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    Yes it's best to follow factory specs. Gary

    Yes it's best to follow factory specs.

    Gary
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    With a reduced washout and added aileron droop...

    With a reduced washout and added aileron droop some without rudder training might expect an instant flat spin and DOA. Lift vs factory rigging for numbs.

    Gary
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    From Alaska with love:...

    From Alaska with love: https://www.tropicaltidbits.com/analysis/models/?model=gfs-ens&region=namer&pkg=T2m&runtime=2020021700&fh=-12

    Gary
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    This made me soak and prepare some Pinto beans...

    This made me soak and prepare some Pinto beans today. Filled the house with good smells and flavors. Thanks.

    Gary
  8. If it weren't for all these electric gadgets you...

    If it weren't for all these electric gadgets you folks have installed Flightradar24 would be boring. Now I can follow a fellow pilot's pursuit of an instrument/commercial in California on my 'puter. ...
  9. Do a rigging survey of the airplane versus stock...

    Do a rigging survey of the airplane versus stock Piper. Info above and via TCDS. Report. If Experimental determine the difference between Piper and yours.

    Gary
  10. See page 10:...

    See page 10: https://www.faa.gov/aircraft/safety/alerts/aviation_maintenance/media/1997/1997_08_Alert.pdf

    Gary
  11. Alaska is relatively free of black flies in my...

    Alaska is relatively free of black flies in my experience. Besides more than a few mosquitoes there's some small gnats or no-see-ums in the Fall but your flies remain loyal to the Queen.

    Gary
  12. Larry maybe you can elaborate re: bugs. I've read...

    Larry maybe you can elaborate re: bugs. I've read there's more than mosquitoes to deal with in Canada. If so what's the best repellant?

    Gary
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    Electronic adjustable ignition and pre-detonation...

    Electronic adjustable ignition and pre-detonation sensors (both vibration or spark ion sensing) have been around for many years. Takes an engine control unit and pre-engineering. Something Stone Age...
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    Another tip is to prime sequential cylinders in...

    Another tip is to prime sequential cylinders in order of firing if priming less than four. That way you get two burns in a row to get things turning.

    Gary
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    Paul...ask your dog if you should live on the...

    Paul...ask your dog if you should live on the wild side. Open the heater and air valves and see what happens. Experiment. Pertend you're a kid and something has your attention.

    Thousands of hours...
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    My first engine out involved trying the primer -...

    My first engine out involved trying the primer - O-360 PA-12 - it would keep the prop spinning but not enough to maintain altitude. Two point primer with throttle cracked some, however a four point...
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    If you remove the primer from the induction...

    If you remove the primer from the induction spider it offers the opportunity to install a manifold pressure gauge to that fitting. Small Continentals are prone to carb ice and a MP gauge will drop...
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    Prime the cylinders not the induction spider. If...

    Prime the cylinders not the induction spider. If the intake tract is cold most of the fuel will turn to liquid and then run down and out of the carb. Most cylinders have a drilled and tapped 1/8 NPT...
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    Threaded jackscrews take lube beyond oil or even...

    Threaded jackscrews take lube beyond oil or even none. Alaska Airlines discovered that to some sadness 20 yrs ago. It's a source of fretting and moly (MoS2) based lubes can help defer that wear.
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    That cable runs below the brown pulley guard? Is...

    That cable runs below the brown pulley guard? Is that what you noted? It's been some time but isn't that for another trim spring on floats or?
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    Here's some opinions on differential aileron...

    Here's some opinions on differential aileron travel: https://aviation.stackexchange.com/questions/23392/why-is-there-a-difference-between-aileron-upwards-and-downwards-deflection-angle

    Gary
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    EDO struts and wire assemblies are different...

    EDO struts and wire assemblies are different between the J-3 and PA-11 for their 1320 and 1400's. Make sure the 1400's are for a J-3. Nose fuel tank versus wing fuel changed the dimensions. Ask Eddie...
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    It's probably obvious but there's more to the...

    It's probably obvious but there's more to the heater system than providing adequate heat.....ventilation and sufficient air flow to remove condensation on the windows is critical. Temp-dew point at...
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    What's not to like about learning by doing? They...

    What's not to like about learning by doing? They did. Yes I'm older and that's how we learned There might be an easier quicker way today. My millennial pilot friends are all about this instructional...
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    We used to practice power off to idle landings,...

    We used to practice power off to idle landings, and some check pilots would pull power and not give it back. Same for pick a landing spot and head for it power off at best glide speed. I admit it's...
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