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    Mike, it's almost certainly a moisture issue -...

    Mike, it's almost certainly a moisture issue - somewhere? - in the system. FWIW, I was there, including right-seating with Bender. We shorted across the ptt switch, same result. Maybe the...
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    by Gordon Misch
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    Experimental Aircraft Fabrication. In western...

    Experimental Aircraft Fabrication. In western Wa. steve@super-12.com
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    You might be able to straighten (re-align) the...

    You might be able to straighten (re-align) the bent one in place. I've seen it done with a big pair of channel locks.
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    I was initially a little concerned about kicking...

    I was initially a little concerned about kicking the reservoirs when getting in and out, but it doesn't seem to be an issue.
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    I flew my -12 to Steve and Brian's shop for brake...

    I flew my -12 to Steve and Brian's shop for brake masters a couple weeks ago, just because I wasn't certain what I might get into doing it myself - and besides I wanted to meet them. Brian did the...
  6. This reminds me of a long forgotten episode in my...

    This reminds me of a long forgotten episode in my dumbness saga. My car was out of gas, and I didn't have any gas in cans. But I did have some acetone. Made it to the gas station, but it...
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    Lacquer thinner works, but not real great - it's...

    Lacquer thinner works, but not real great - it's slow.
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    Only in one plane. Note that the failure was in a...

    Only in one plane. Note that the failure was in a plane roughly perpendicular to the one formed by gear leg and step.

    Re jury struts, they do stabilize the lift struts on both axes. PA-12 style...
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    TCDS says 50 deg, +/- 2 deg.

    TCDS says 50 deg, +/- 2 deg.
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    I like my Webers just fine. Small one for one...

    I like my Webers just fine. Small one for one or two people, larger one with rotisserie, and the tall smoker style. I learned a new trick about a year ago - sous vide, then to the grill for...
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    We used to go through 20+ cords a year heating...

    We used to go through 20+ cords a year heating our 1911 vintage house; wood heat only. Could feel the wind coming through the window edges across the room when it was stormy. After rehabbing,...
  12. Yup, with Bodell brakes.

    Yup, with Bodell brakes.
  13. Well, the charts show Titanium as about 2/3 the...

    Well, the charts show Titanium as about 2/3 the density of steel, and about double the yield strength of 4130. So if the charts are correct, it's plausible. One possible problem though, is that...
  14. Thread: 0-320-a2b

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    Check the parts book for difference between A2B...

    Check the parts book for difference between A2B and B2B. Maybe just pistons?
  15. Yes, and also that's just to break ground -...

    Yes, and also that's just to break ground - nothing about climbout. Also, that rule assumes a constant acceleration rate.
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    Would you have a pic of that cross tube? ...

    Would you have a pic of that cross tube? Dunno if you remember how mine is done - the rear seat straps are fastened to the long diagonal that Piper put behind the rear seat. When I wrecked -...
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    I bought my struts from Univair, shipped...

    I bought my struts from Univair, shipped airfreight, picked up at the PDX freight terminal. That was the best price by far at the time. But it was more than 10 years ago - - -
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    Mogas (no alcohol) has treated me fine at 11,500....

    Mogas (no alcohol) has treated me fine at 11,500. But right now avgas is cheaper nearby at KCLS.:lol:
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    Potential wire replacement, or possible adding of...

    Potential wire replacement, or possible adding of a wire for who knows what? However, probably just too much coffee, too much thinking, and not enough doing.!
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    How about the top and bottom surfaces of the...

    How about the top and bottom surfaces of the spar? If they are flat, i.e. don't show that grain distortion, I'd think it's probably just the way the wood is? Just a non-expert opinion - - -
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    Been thinking about using drip irrigation tubing...

    Been thinking about using drip irrigation tubing as conduit on the E-AB. It weighs almost nothing. Guess I should do a flame test first - probably will fail that miserably.

    Mike, you spell...
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    One off. I emailed the following, in...

    One off. I emailed the following, in response to his first reply:

    "David, Thank you for your prompt and courteous reply. I would offer that the reasoning might be faulty, because...
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    Update: I just received the following prompt,...

    Update: I just received the following prompt, polite and explanatory reply from Mr. Fleckenstein, Washington Aviation Director. I don't really agree with the reasoning, because the cited event is...
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    I sent an Email to the State Aviation Director. ...

    I sent an Email to the State Aviation Director.
    From the website:
    David Fleckenstein
    Director of Aviation
    360-709-8020
    360-529-6550 Cell
    fleckda@wsdot.wa.gov
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    by Gordon Misch
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    Last time I went to CLS for gas during the day,...

    Last time I went to CLS for gas during the day, the ramp looked like the WalMart parking lot the day before Christmas! Went back at night, was all alone.
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