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  1. FWIW, AD Alum fueling step weighs 7 lbs, just...

    FWIW, AD Alum fueling step weighs 7 lbs, just pounded one in the ground to stake up my leaning apricot tree.
    31”s make better fueling steps ;-)
  2. in a pinch, stretch a scrap of fabric tape over...

    in a pinch, stretch a scrap of fabric tape over the face of the iron, both ends held in your iron hand. Shoot it with an ir thermometer with your free hand, kind of awkward but works.
    or .. get a...
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    interesting read:...

    interesting read:
    https://www.biplaneforum.com/attachments/baffles-doc.49343/
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    PIC of accident AC was extremely talented and...

    PIC of accident AC was extremely talented and very meticulous, very involved with all aspects of preflight and maintenance. Also chief pilot of the program (During my visit). I would very surprised...
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    RIP ol gal.. 44773

    RIP ol gal..

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    Collings foundation has done an amazing job...

    Collings foundation has done an amazing job keeping a part of aviation history alive, providing an opportunity for folks to experience first hand a taste of what brave pilots of past wars endured. I...
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    Below is an over simplified oil flow schematic of...

    Below is an over simplified oil flow schematic of an o320.
    the vernatherm is essentially blocking flow thru rubber hoses when oil is cool,
    Oil bypasses rubber hoses and continues thru the circuit....
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    ADK, Please let us know what you find out. A lot...

    ADK,
    Please let us know what you find out. A lot of these issues pop up and then are quietly resolved over time.
    It would be interesting and educational to find out what caused this issue.
    Sounds...
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    Spent the evening processing my little buck, a...

    Spent the evening processing my little buck, a gratifying way to wrap up a successful hunt.
    Dedicated 20 lbs of trimmings to a batch of “German” sausage.

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    A little pork fat,
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    I’m not clear on your pressure gauge set up. you...

    I’m not clear on your pressure gauge set up.
    you are taking pressure off front of engine with both gauges?
    theyre both consistent when pressure drops?
    Have you tried taking pressure from port...
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    SD, Thanks for the kind words and...

    SD,
    Thanks for the kind words and congratulations on your elk!
    Most of my hunts are solo so I can appreciate the effort and gratification you experienced, thanks for sharing.
    Re game bags. I’ve...
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    I miss archery Idaho, beautiful time of year to...

    I miss archery Idaho, beautiful time of year to be in the woods.
    Was fortunate to take this guy, Ca costal blacktail,
    last weekend of rifle season.

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  13. Steve, i went with a Lycon engine last build,...

    Steve, i went with a Lycon engine last build, Lots of power but lots of heat issues to sort out, only way to track cooling progress was with a reliable 4 cyl monitor
    I've had great luck with Jpi...
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    Landed a little hilltop Iíve been contemplating...

    Landed a little hilltop Iíve been contemplating for awhile.
    Steep uphill so easy to get stopped.
    Tire tracks upper left in photo.
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    Interesting part is the departure, Steve Henry style...
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    Couple things: pretty sure Mark was the first to...

    Couple things:
    pretty sure Mark was the first to point out that this was a ridiculous idea.
    Those that are comparing it to a traditional stol aircraft are missing the point.
    I followed the videos...
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    I agree. Its all about energy management, speed...

    I agree.
    Its all about energy management, speed is your friend.
    stay in ground effect a longer, reduce angle of climb a bit.
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    This thought may or may not apply to the accident...

    This thought may or may not apply to the accident described above.
    thought I’d put it out there.
    I attended a fly-in last fall, touted as a “backcountry” event though held at an airport with a...
  18. Thread: Big Tires

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    Stick a couple long Phillips screwdrivers thru...

    Stick a couple long Phillips screwdrivers thru bolt holes to align things before snugging up Steve’s nifty tool
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    Self adhesive Velcro can be purchased in 1/2” -...

    Self adhesive Velcro can be purchased in 1/2” - 3/4” wide roll, toss the stiff side and
    use the fuzzy side on tubes in areas where panels may rattle.
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    Reading this sad tale from the comfort of my...

    Reading this sad tale from the comfort of my cowch
    im reminded of an occasion that occurred awhile back. I had landed Calaveras Ca. for fuel after a long hop.
    While fueling my plane one of the...
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    PM sent

    PM sent
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    Ellis Clark J3? Not Aerothane, high solids...

    Ellis Clark J3?
    Not Aerothane, high solids automotive paint.
    He does do beautiful fabric work though.
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    Not unusual to see a little water and debris in...

    Not unusual to see a little water and debris in bottom of float bowl.
    presence of some crap in the bowl may not indicate that’s the cause of your issues.
    Fly it carefully till you confirm you’ve...
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    Make an effort to catch what comes out of carb...

    Make an effort to catch what comes out of carb when you drain bowl. Be nice to have evidence to support that as cause.
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    Spare you and your plane some excitement and...

    Spare you and your plane some excitement and experiment by:
    Level the plane to flight attitude, remove fuel line at carb, put a gallon (or bigger) plastic tub under fuel line, turn on fuel and let...
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