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    Update on the update :) We made a shim to go...

    Update on the update :)

    We made a shim to go between the tailwheel spring and the bottom of the fuselage, where held on by the U bolt. About 1/4" thick and this increased the spring height which...
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    I've got one and it looks like a Univair reprint...

    I've got one and it looks like a Univair reprint of the original Piper book. It's 15 pages and covers:

    Description
    Specification
    Operating Procedures
    Operating Limitations
    Service Hints

    as...
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    The links result in error messages, Invalid Link
  4. Fingers crossed the new ones fit! Are they glass...

    Fingers crossed the new ones fit! Are they glass or perspex?

    Slightly off tack but related...... landed my 12 on Monday with the left window slid open, used a left rudder sideslip to slip off some...
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    I did a 90 minute flight on Sunday and when I...

    I did a 90 minute flight on Sunday and when I opened the cowling, there was loads of oil spatter again :( I checked the torque again and ALL the bolts had loosened off significantly (torqued...
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    HOOOORRRRAAAYYYYYYYY!!!!!! Well done!!!!!!

    HOOOORRRRAAAYYYYYYYY!!!!!! Well done!!!!!!
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    Thank you!! They all look to have the same...

    Thank you!!

    They all look to have the same height of drilled plate, so I guess the way to go to make the drilled hole higher from the TW steering arm would be to order the correct overall length...
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    What is this called?!!!

    Can anyone please tell me the correct name for the fitting that's bolted through and sticking up from the Tailwheel steering arms in this pic please? I'd like to order some for my TW and Rudder...
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    Yes, my plan was to try a retorque with my new...

    Yes, my plan was to try a retorque with my new torque wrench (which worked beautifully!! - Bike Hut 2-20 NM) and test and if still spattering remove the covers and silicone gaskets and clean and...
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    Checked and retorqued all the valve cover bolts...

    Checked and retorqued all the valve cover bolts to 20 pound inches, test flew for 3 short flights and greatly reduced spatter :)


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    I came back today via the bicycle shop and bought...

    I came back today via the bicycle shop and bought a 25 inch/lb torque wrench :)


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    Sounds like a great idea and Iím going to try it...

    Sounds like a great idea and Iím going to try it as sounds a lot less messy than the talc! But is there a risk of fire? or is this suggested for shortish ground runs?


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    Will do and thank you :) Sent from my iPhone...

    Will do and thank you :)


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    I replaced my valve cover gaskets with silicone...

    I replaced my valve cover gaskets with silicone ones last year, the port side perfect and no leaks, the starboard side still spatters oil over the side cowl........ hmmmmmmmmm


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    Thanks!! The rattle certainly went away when I...

    Thanks!! The rattle certainly went away when I used the heel brakes, but I hadnít heard the rattle before or since!! It was the first time Iíd landed on such smooth tarmac though AND let the landing...
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    Sounds like a possibility, but What are brake...

    Sounds like a possibility, but What are brake pucks? Itís still got the bag brakes. Iím currently researching the Grove disk conversion kit, which is the cue for another thread :)


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    Update! Having watched this video a couple of...

    Update! Having watched this video a couple of times https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QtokU8mIDQk&list=PLsqgRZ9QvWcN0c6yCFwJtGun_iHTNkG11&index=19&t=0s I realised my steering chains were too loose, as...
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    What is the alternative to compression springs? ...

    What is the alternative to compression springs?


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    GREAT idea!!!!!! Thanks!! Sent from my...

    GREAT idea!!!!!! Thanks!!


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    After a few unexpected weeks off the job, Iíll be...

    After a few unexpected weeks off the job, Iíll be back on this on Monday!

    Having had a while to think about this, the compression springs and chains are definitely a bit slacker than Iíd like and...
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    Undercarriage rattle on pavement

    Thatís a great idea to use a shim to increase the castor angle!! Iíve got some really solid Viton rubber sheet that I used to make the brake master cylinder diaphragm and I could use some of that, or...
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    Thanks for this Gary! Hopefully these pics are...

    Thanks for this Gary! Hopefully these pics are better. Itís not easy to see still, but the U shaped bracket is definitely wider than the springs and I guess hence the lateral movement, as the top...
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    I have noticed the top spring of the 3 tailwheel...

    I have noticed the top spring of the 3 tailwheel springs moving laterally if I waggle the back end of the aircraft from side to side and it can obviously move maybe half an inch laterally at its back...
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    Undercarriage rattle on pavement

    Thanks for this and I suspected this might be one of the possible causes............ along with main wheel bearings possibly :)

    I fitted Maule anti shimmy springs right at the start and an API...
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    Undercarriage rattle on pavement

    Having finished the major jobs on my PA-12 Iím now flying it and venturing further afield!!! Iíve noticed since Iíve had it a twitchiness at the end of the landing run and on grass, thatís all Iíve...
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