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    Maybe contact JimC here if he has e-mail listed...

    Maybe contact JimC here if he has e-mail listed (click on his name in the searches I linked above) and ask about the combo. He's very good about helping and knows what it's all about.

    Gary
  2. I haven't flown much this last year as my dog's...

    I haven't flown much this last year as my dog's been in need of expensive meds and couldn't go and do. I'm legal Sport Pilot no major health issues with current BFR, driver's license, and my...
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    With a square you get all you need for info off...

    With a square you get all you need for info off the other plane. Up the vertical leg and back to the wing are the distances you are looking for off the inch marks on the square. Just make sure the up...
  4. Thread: 737 Max

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    Of course. But maybe the commenter has his...

    Of course. But maybe the commenter has his reasons based on observations in Canada and with Airbus...don't know. Regardless of initial class standing hopefully all will go on to better their initial...
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    Take a carpenter's square to the PA-12. Hold long...

    Take a carpenter's square to the PA-12. Hold long edge against bottom of wing with short vertical against LE. Measure back to VG parallel to bottom line.

    Gary
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    Aircraft records:...

    Aircraft records: https://www.faa.gov/licenses_certificates/aircraft_certification/aircraft_registry/copies_aircraft_records/

    The CD takes a week to a bit more by USPS and included Airworthiness...
  7. Thread: 737 Max

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    Here's some info videos I've followed that offer...

    Here's some info videos I've followed that offer a brief view into the life of professional Airline Pilots: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwpHKudUkP5tNgmMdexB3ow/videos

    Included are references...
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    There's likely no end to the opinions, and facts...

    There's likely no end to the opinions, and facts are challenging to confirm. The links in #14 teeter from the Thread's initial article. I have no experience as an airline pilot so I read and comment...
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    To balance the teeter-totter of opinion here's...

    To balance the teeter-totter of opinion here's some current comments on the 737 Max article linked earlier:
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    The article linked above should be read. It's the...

    The article linked above should be read. It's the latest I've come across in a series of opinions and includes more detail than has previously been made available in a public format. Also note the...
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    First take the time to read the article, then...

    First take the time to read the article, then agree or disagree with the author's premise. The quote I noted previously was in context to support the author's opinion which may not be 100% correct....
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    They're still flying. That's why there's two in...

    They're still flying. That's why there's two in the cockpit. Hopefully one was in the upper half of the class.

    Gary
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    From the above article ref the 737 Max when...

    From the above article ref the 737 Max when discussing pilot competency comes this quote:

    ..."When I mentioned this to Larry Rockliff, a former Canadian military and Airbus test pilot, he...
  14. Thread: Draco

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    Like many here I've requested "at my own risk"...

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    Upturned wing tips can add to wing lift with side...

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    Big soft tires can compress, tuck, and roll...

  17. Maybe a dynamic propeller analysis and balance is...

    Maybe a dynamic propeller analysis and balance is in order? It can reduce vibration providing the propeller itself is balanced properly and both blades pitched equally.

    Gary
  18. Burned to white cylinder paint near exhaust is a...

    Burned to white cylinder paint near exhaust is a start to look. Then followed by confirmation of cooked oil in the heads like residue on the valves and inside valve cover. I flew one of those EI...
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    Von Karmen shed vortices are a contributing...

    Von Karmen shed vortices are a contributing factor.

    Gary
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    Unless twisted along their length flat straps...

    Unless twisted along their length flat straps will flutter and can fail.

    Gary
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    The design's stepped end mimics some of the newer...

    The design's stepped end mimics some of the newer ice spuds used to open holes for fishing. They gradually penetrate hard surfaces rather than the whole end trying to go though all at once.

    Gary
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    One of my primary instructors 45 yrs ago (Bill...

    One of my primary instructors 45 yrs ago (Bill Griffin) always asked what I was going to do if the engine quit - during takeoff, flight, or landing approach. I can still hear him.

    Gary

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    Try several reduced power longer ground run...

    Try several reduced power longer ground run takeoffs with the tail on the ground. If the airspeed pitot isn't bent and is as Piper intended with no tubing leaks, observe the AS when the plane lifts...
  24. Fairbanks, Ak. FSDO has advised as of today "we...

    Fairbanks, Ak. FSDO has advised as of today "we still issue them". As usual they are good to deal with.

    Gary
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    I keep waiting for them to visit. I need a new CO...

    I keep waiting for them to visit. I need a new CO detector card and they sometimes have them. Checking a 78 year old plane is always interesting.

    Gary
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