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    A local guy had a black RV6 that was bad about...

    A local guy had a black RV6 that was bad about avgas coming out of the vent tubes if it was topped off when parked in the sun, it didn’t take long at all for the gas to heat up and expand. Can’t...
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    Talk to Younkin about the 985 too. After flying...

    Talk to Younkin about the 985 too. After flying behind engines from a handful of the shops, Iíll take a Younkin any day of the week. Iíve never flown a Beaver but have a couple thousand hrs sitting...
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    My Dad built his dream hangar a few years ago,...

    My Dad built his dream hangar a few years ago, 54x60 metal building with a raised center where it looks like a fancy barn w/ 14 ft walls, full slab, full bathroom plus 1 more water stub out, closed...
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    If we can make it through tonight without any...

    If we can make it through tonight without any more ice accumulation I think we’ll be ok, the trees can’t take much more. Checking our road this evening I see where more trees have fallen on our line...
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    Rural East Tx and it went downhill for us...

    Rural East Tx and it went downhill for us yesterday. Sunday through Tuesday night we were staying warm and pipes unfrozen for the worst of the cold, 30 min blackouts every 3 hrs weren’t bad with our...
  6. https://rgl.faa.gov/Regulatory_and_Guidance_Librar...

    https://rgl.faa.gov/Regulatory_and_Guidance_Library/rgAD.nsf/0/db945c030a79b817862578470052f548/$FILE/2011-05-07.pdf

    This has been an issue on Ag Cat’s for a while, I’ve seen a couple come apart...
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    Surely thereís some decent engine shops in...

    Surely thereís some decent engine shops in Brazil, or is import/export an issue among the countries down there? With the large ag market, I figure someone is turning wrenches on Lycomingís with all...
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    I’ve ridden in a few planes with Icom’s and...

    I’ve ridden in a few planes with Icom’s and haven’t been impressed with the sound quality, doesn’t sound any better when talking to them over the air either. I put a Trig TY91 in my Ag Cat and have...
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    I’ve been running Phillips xc 25w-60 lately in my...

    I’ve been running Phillips xc 25w-60 lately in my C85 Cub with good results. Had an open drum and didn’t want to waste it, 25 gal will last a while.
  10. Give it time bud, I think I’ve regretted every...

    Give it time bud, I think I’ve regretted every plane I’ve bought on the flight home. Unfamiliar plane over unfamiliar territory, shakes different and flys funny. After 25 hrs it starts feeling ok,...
  11. We pulled the tail off my ‘56 182 a few years at...

    We pulled the tail off my ‘56 182 a few years at my first annual with it and replaced all kinds of brackets and hardware, I doubt it had been done in the previous 30 years. It had more slop than a...
  12. I keep printed copies of CAR 3 and 8 in the...

    I keep printed copies of CAR 3 and 8 in the hangar. For whatever reason, FSDO once sent out their self described “corporate jet expert” to do an inspection on my 40 yr old spray plane, and he about...
  13. A buddy has a huge bucking bar found inside a...

    A buddy has a huge bucking bar found inside a wing that ridden there for 20+ years. During the prebuy on an Ag Cat I reached into the belly to check the wing attach points, one of the only...
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    I built a couple panels in ag planes, building...

    I built a couple panels in ag planes, building one in a Super Cub would be about the same Iím sure. Take your time, measure and check for fitment multiple times, and itíll turn out to be a fairly...
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    I plan for 44 gph on the -27 on my Turbine AgCat,...

    I plan for 44 gph on the -27 on my Turbine AgCat, 28 gph on the 985 powered Cat. They are the exact same airframe, the only difference being the slightly bigger hopper on the turbine, but the...
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    I hit a big wire doing about 130, sliced a wing...

    I hit a big wire doing about 130, sliced a wing off and in I went tumbling every direction. It was on fire as soon as I came to a stop, I don’t know how I never lost consciousness, I’d be dead if I...
  17. I’m sure we all have campfire stories that’ll...

    I’m sure we all have campfire stories that’ll never see the light of day to keep the feds finding out about them, but ADS-B isn’t one of those things I can see trying to go rogue on. As is, the regs...
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    I’ve always had good luck with Tempests in my J3...

    I’ve always had good luck with Tempests in my J3 and 182, so I switched all the plugs in the 985 on my Ag Cat to Tempests the first annual after I bought it. Within 50 hrs plugs were failing all the...
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    Had a successful morning, flew for a couple hrs...

    Had a successful morning, flew for a couple hrs with no issues at all, charged without ever showing any discharge or having to cycle the generator. Got my golf cart set up at 30v for starting and it...
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    Don’t think there’s space for a fast start on a...

    Don’t think there’s space for a fast start on a Mills, it’s pretty tight under the cowling. A buddy has it on a Frakes Cat and it’s a nice setup. I’m buying a 36 volt golf cart to use, make the aux...
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    Web set me straight over PM’s on the Jasco...

    Web set me straight over PM’s on the Jasco regulator, I won’t be getting anywhere near my plane with it. I have a B style system, I was able to trace the cable from the generator to the ground....
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    Thanks, I’m gonna start looking through it all...

    Thanks, I’m gonna start looking through it all again tomorrow morning. A buddy as 3 more regulators on the shelf so I’ll borrow one to try if it’s still giving me problems.

    We were talking about...
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    PT6 Charging Issues

    Curious if anyone is familiar with the older charging systems on the PT6. I have a turbine Ag Cat with the Mills PT6 conversion, which is essentially the firewall forward off an early King Air. The...
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    The FAA standard for the county airport I’m at is...

    The FAA standard for the county airport I’m at is no structures 250 ft from the runway centerline, after 250 ft you can have a 1 ft rise in building height for every 10 ft set further back from the...
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    Try to learn every nuanced detail of your local...

    Try to learn every nuanced detail of your local weather. Learn what to expect from a weather pattern coming from each direction, what kind of dew-point spread is safe, if the clouds you’re flying...
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