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    A buddy of mine used to own a Starduster, the...

    A buddy of mine used to own a Starduster, the tail number ended in Alpha Alpha.
    It was easy to use on the radio, because he always just said "alfafa".
    Controllers never seemed to mind.

    The...
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    Isn't the GTR200 the same model radio you've had...

    Isn't the GTR200 the same model radio you've had all the trouble with, resulting in 5 pages of discussion here?
    Hmmm....isn't there an expression about that--
    something along the lines of doing the...
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    Back in the day, the factories were assigned...

    Back in the day, the factories were assigned blocks of tail numbers.
    You can often guess the year of manufacture by said tail number.
    For example, all the 1948 Cessna tail numbers ended in Victor....
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    That writer has an opinion & IMHO he's entitled...

    That writer has an opinion & IMHO he's entitled to express it.
    I see lots of people here criticizing the article, as well as it's author.
    Why don't one of you guys write a rebuttal and ask Avweb to...
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    Kinda like why some women change back to their...

    Kinda like why some women change back to their maiden name after getting divorced.
    Personally I think it's silly & kinda disrespectful to change the tail number of a 50 or more year old airplane
    to...
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    GDL88 is still for sale, price reduced to $450...

    GDL88 is still for sale, price reduced to $450 OBO.
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    Lots of good info on mixing & matching parts &...

    Lots of good info on mixing & matching parts & converting small Continentals here.

    www.bowersflybaby.com/tech/fenton.html
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    I assume "water line" is the same as the...

    I assume "water line" is the same as the "horizontal reference line" on Piper drawings?
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    The factory paperwork on my first airplane (1969...

    The factory paperwork on my first airplane (1969 C150) showed the weight of the paint job--
    I don't recall the exact number, but it wasn't insignificant.
    Early C180's came from the factory polished...
  10. Is it possible that the bolts are bottoming out...

    Is it possible that the bolts are bottoming out on their shoulder?
    Try adding a couple washers & see if tightening will close that gap then.
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    I'm curious as to why landing tailwheel first is...

    I'm curious as to why landing tailwheel first is apparently such a sin?
    I've landed tailwheel first before, and as long as the wheels all touch down reasonably softly,
    I don't necessarily think...
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    If / when you end up buying an airplane, if you...

    If / when you end up buying an airplane,
    if you have any doubts about the W&B being accurate (or even if you don't),
    I'd suggest you re-weigh it and make up a new W&B report.
    Be sure & level the...
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    texas river beds re-opened

    I was kinda surprised to read this GA News article,
    as I hadn't read anything about this issue here on SC.org.
    From the article:

    "A new Texas law has reopened riverbeds to backcountry...
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    STOL drags? Take off, round the pylon, land.

    STOL drags?
    Take off, round the pylon, land.
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    I wish Bushliner well with this new aspect of...

    I wish Bushliner well with this new aspect of their business.
    I do hope they don't grow too quickly & spread themselves too thin.
    I know a guy who's having them rebuild his 180,
    it's going on two...
  16. An airplane can make less noise than a truck or...

    An airplane can make less noise than a truck or Harley going by on the highway,
    but guess which one the neighbors are gonna bitch about.
  17. Best thing to do is get somebody to take off from...

    Best thing to do is get somebody to take off from there (once) in a C185 --
    the neighbors won't even notice your SC after that.
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    GTX 327 is sold. GDL 88 is still available.

    GTX 327 is sold.
    GDL 88 is still available.
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    Fs: Gtx 327 & gdl 88

    FOR SALE:
    Garmin GTX 327 transponder, with tray & pilots guide.
    and
    Garmin GDL 88 in-and-out ADS-B unit.
    Both working when removed last month for upgrade to an all-in-one transponder.
    $500...
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    Any way you could provide a copy of that? On the...

    Any way you could provide a copy of that?
    On the early model 180's, besides the ground strap(s) from the engine case to the mount,
    there are a set of those "Lord mount thingies" (bonding straps) at...
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    The 470K in my C180 has never made ice when I was...

    The 470K in my C180 has never made ice when I was flying it as near as I can tell.
    I still do a carb heat rpm check as part of my run-up,
    and apply carb heat for a few seconds before every takeoff....
  22. Sometimes I wonder just how many young men were...

    Sometimes I wonder just how many young men were actually victimized,
    and how many others are just piling on hoping to dig into some deep pockets.
    "Free money" is a powerful motivation for some...
  23. IMHO a key aspect of the YE program is not just...

    IMHO a key aspect of the YE program is not just allowing the kids to experience aviation,
    but also good PR for aviation in general.
    So the next time someone flies over their house, instead of...
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    Working at home when you have that nice shop at...

    Working at home when you have that nice shop at the airport?
  25. I'm curious as to what sort of screening is...

    I'm curious as to what sort of screening is involved re the pilots & airplanes doing YE rides?
    Years ago, there was a YE event at my airport--
    basically, anyone who wanted to hop rides with the...
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