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  1. I've converted an L-21B from an O-290D2 to an...

    I've converted an L-21B from an O-290D2 to an O320 (160 hp), with a lightweight starter, rear mounted oil cooler, alternator, lightweight underseat battery, Atlee hot rod muffler, and a new nosebowl...
  2. Thread: Spark plugs

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    Requirements aside, I would treat the resistance...

    Requirements aside, I would treat the resistance test as an optional test that can give useful info. I found an intermittent plug this way, and I suspect there are marginal plugs that pass the bomb...
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    Poll: What's the best source for tension steering...

    What's the best source for tension steering springs? $35 each seems high.
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    I think this is true of ADSBExchange.com as well,...

    I think this is true of ADSBExchange.com as well, although I haven't tested it.
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    I have an older Inreach SE. Love it. I like...

    I have an older Inreach SE. Love it. I like being able to compose text messages without having to connect the phone. No satellite issues on a trip to Alaska and back to Idaho.
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    Monkey see monkey do did not work for Todd...

    Monkey see monkey do did not work for Todd Simmons at Dewey Moore. A really quality briefing might have helped.
  7. Thread: ADS-B Issues

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    "The one area where Duke expects the FAA to be...

    "The one area where Duke expects the FAA to be serious from the start involves intentionally turning off an ADS-B system when an exception does not apply. According to the handbook, “operating an...
  8. Thread: ADS-B Issues

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    MTV, Regarding your uAvionix unit: if you've...

    MTV,
    Regarding your uAvionix unit: if you've covered this earlier, my apologies. How have you "grounded" the unit? More precisely, are the power return currents traveling through the wing...
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    FWIW, I occasionally fly with a gaggle of planes...

    FWIW, I occasionally fly with a gaggle of planes to the proverbial $100 burger, up to six planes. All have ADS-B, two Skybeacons, one Lynx (with diversity), and the rest Garmin. We fly both in and...
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    It reminds me of the adage, the first 80% of the...

    It reminds me of the adage, the first 80% of the results take 20% of the effort. This plane has the entire passenger compartment filled with batteries and has 15 minutes endurance. The main...
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    I found an intermittent plug with an ohm test. ...

    I found an intermittent plug with an ohm test. Vary the pressure on your probes a little while doing the test.
  12. Thread: Flightradar24

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    Works in Boise and Billings. It is a hobbyist...

    Works in Boise and Billings. It is a hobbyist site, relying on volunteer receivers. I suspect that some areas don't have good low altitude coverage.
  13. Thread: Flightradar24

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    Yes, but I was just pointing out an alternative.

    Yes, but I was just pointing out an alternative.
  14. Thread: Flightradar24

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    Given what I'm seeing, I'm pretty sure that ADS-B...

    Given what I'm seeing, I'm pretty sure that ADS-B Exchange is showing 978 traffic.
  15. Thread: Flightradar24

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    This is an alternative:...

    This is an alternative: https://global.adsbexchange.com/VirtualRadar/desktop.html#

    It is free - you don't have to pay to show additional aircraft data, charts, airspace, etc.

    A nice feature...
  16. Thread: ADS-B Issues

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    A related issue: I have a uAvionix for ADS-B...

    A related issue:
    I have a uAvionix for ADS-B Out, Stratus 2 for ADS-B In, and Foreflight on an iPhone for displaying ADS-B In data. I suspect this is a pretty common configuration.

    On startup, I...
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    We used vinyl numbers on Polytone. No problems in...

    We used vinyl numbers on Polytone. No problems in 10 years.
  18. Thread: ADS-B Issues

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    Steve, my impression is that even if the support...

    Steve, my impression is that even if the support ring fit, the electronics are too wide to fit between the fabric surfaces without rubbing. True?
  19. Thread: InReach Mini

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    Just tried WXBYTXT with an older Inreach SE from...

    Just tried WXBYTXT with an older Inreach SE from inside my house. It worked. Turnaround time was 7 minutes - the delay may have been due to poor satellite visibility.

    A weird thing I note about...
  20. Thread: ADS-B Issues

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    Here's a non-commercial ADS-B site run by...

    Here's a non-commercial ADS-B site run by enthusiasts: https://www.adsbexchange.com

    Click on the radar icon on the right. You can zoom out and drag to anywhere in the world, and set that...
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    A friend of mine has small AS and altimeter...

    A friend of mine has small AS and altimeter installed in the right wing root, visible to the rear seat pilot. Great for instruction.
  22. Thanks to Todd and the other pilots for making...

  23. It turns out that the runway at Mile Hi is owned...

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    Warmer Days! Thanks everyone for flying in to...

    Warmer Days! Thanks everyone for flying in to Big Creek and supporting the raffle.

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    It snowed at Big Creek today (June 20) 43381

    It snowed at Big Creek today (June 20)

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