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    Extruded acrylic is about a quarter the price,...

    Extruded acrylic is about a quarter the price, and otherwise the same material. If you use it, be sure to get the stuff that resists UV. I used .080 on the J3.
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    I might have missed a comment on this: all those...

    I might have missed a comment on this: all those rubber seals stapled to the aluminum baffles go up and forward, right? That can make a startling difference in oil temp.
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    Promoting safety and legal liability are not...

    Promoting safety and legal liability are not really related. If you don't have some form of liability insurance you are hanging it out no matter how careful you are. They will sue you if the crash...
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    I did my IA in 2003. It cost $70, and was a...

    I did my IA in 2003. It cost $70, and was a computer type test. Took about 30 minutes. Almost easier to do that than it is to do the yearly recurrent. Maybe they toughened it up since then?
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    All of them seemed to roll out at 1077#. At...

    All of them seemed to roll out at 1077#. At least with the J3s they varied around 710. Mine was 725.
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    My wife, who is not a pilot and is not really...

    My wife, who is not a pilot and is not really thrilled with flying, can fly my Decathlon from the back seat. She sort of figured out how to hold the wings level and aim at a point by looking out the...
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    It might now be a mortal sin to modify a good...

    It might now be a mortal sin to modify a good PA-18-95. There are plenty of modified ones already, with empty weights approaching 1200#.

    I have a buddy who owns a 160 version that tops 1200 - he...
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    Noted the comment above about old timers...

    Noted the comment above about old timers flunking. Good mechanics are not necessarily good lawyers or even good students. When I drifted through OKC in one morning to get my A&P, I saw rows of guys...
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    Yeah, and 40 years ago the tests were free! My...

    Yeah, and 40 years ago the tests were free! My A&P cost $100 and a half day of effort - fifty bucks to Federal Exams in OKC, and fifty to the examiner. I left OKC westbound that afternoon - two...
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    I believe that all Cubs of the J3 /PA-18 variety...

    I believe that all Cubs of the J3 /PA-18 variety gain about a hundred pounds when weighed. If you have the factory numbers, and no zealous mechanic has put the details of an event on the scales on a...
  11. Sending cylinders to a shop - we get about 90%...

    Sending cylinders to a shop - we get about 90% rejection. One poor little 65 hp has been down for three months. They went through all my spare cylinders. I want them back; I am not as picky as an...
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    Wow! RV spars are buckling? Glad I did not know...

    Wow! RV spars are buckling? Glad I did not know that when I rolled an RV7 with inverted systems. Tell us more.
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    Yeah, but the ability to put LED strobes, GPS and...

    Yeah, but the ability to put LED strobes, GPS and attitude instruments, and maybe less expensive ADS-B on a Cub is an exciting prospect. It is clear that the FSDO is not delighted to be fooling with...
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    Go over to the J3 Cub forum and search. All of...

    Go over to the J3 Cub forum and search. All of mine have the straps split and bent on the bottom. Tank goes up, straps rotated in place, 10-32 threaded rods pull the straps together - ten minutes. ...
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    We have new pilots who go directly to the POH for...

    We have new pilots who go directly to the POH for everything.

    After takeoff checklist:
    throttle - Full
    airspeed - 64-72 kts
    cowl flaps - open
    flaps - retract

    I said - "you actually read...
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    Usually fuel related. For my AEIO 360, I have...

    Usually fuel related. For my AEIO 360, I have found that cracking the throttle, placing mixture to cutoff, activating the pump, then momentarily "blip" the mixture part in then back out. Turn the...
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    Steve Pierce. A participant here. Texas.

    Steve Pierce. A participant here. Texas.
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    So the OP is looking for a 1954 C-180 to rent,...

    So the OP is looking for a 1954 C-180 to rent, and anything later will not do?
  19. I have experience with 180 Cubs on Wips and 26"...

    I have experience with 180 Cubs on Wips and 26" Goodyears, but haven't flown the Fowler flaps or the Dakota slots. Looking forward to both, someday.
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    So how much trash are you guys getting out of...

    So how much trash are you guys getting out of sump drains? Around here it is an exercise in filling the drain thingie, then dumping it back into the tank. Cannot dump it on the ramp.
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    I knew they were slightly better flying, but I...

    I knew they were slightly better flying, but I did not think it was dramatic. I only have a couple hundred hours in the early 180, and a lot of that was X-C. I found a lot more difference in the...
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    Why does it have to be "early?" Plus One Flyers...

    Why does it have to be "early?" Plus One Flyers here in San Diego has a later version in the club, and we have maybe six folks checked out and two instructors. It is drop-dead gorgeous, and we are...
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    If you like flying, you cannot go wrong with a...

    If you like flying, you cannot go wrong with a good J3 or PA-11. Only real difference - the 11 is 10 mph faster, and probably ten grand more. And it has, I am told, a bungee on the elevator.
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    Couple thousand above ground, VFR cruising...

    Couple thousand above ground, VFR cruising altitudes do not apply. I think they start at 3000' agl. In hilly country you use the peaks for ground level.

    I have had ATC tell me I couldn't cruise...
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    VFR cruising altitudes have a lower limit. Yeah,...

    VFR cruising altitudes have a lower limit. Yeah, keep your eyes peeled.
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