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    Just to add a couple data points, original Piper...

    Just to add a couple data points, original Piper tank on my PA-16 is 8.5 lbs. Dakota 24 gallon tank is 12 lbs. I didnít weigh the covers or other installation hardware, just the tanks. Iím keeping my...
  2. Thread: Garmin 400w

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    The 400w is only a GPS, the 430W is GPS, VHF nav,...

    The 400w is only a GPS, the 430W is GPS, VHF nav, Glide Slope and VHF Com. Not apples to oranges. Most of the 430Ws Iíve seen used are asking $6k or more. For that, you can get a new GNC355. Granted...
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    Brazing isnít a good idea if it is on 4130. May...

    Brazing isnít a good idea if it is on 4130. May look good on the outside, but likely all cracked on the inside. Not sure if it is the filler metal or the heat, but Iíve seen lots of 4130 that was...
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    Several issues would determine if you can solo...

    Several issues would determine if you can solo from the back. First is weight and balance. If alone in the aircraft, are you still within the CG range? Next is access to controls. Where is your carb...
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    Last Piper produced Pawnee was 8156024, so 1981...

    Last Piper produced Pawnee was 8156024, so 1981 would be the last PA-25 with a Piper data plate.


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    Lots of factories built wood spars either with...

    Lots of factories built wood spars either with splices, or laminated. Aeronca did it a lot. I have a copy of the Howard process spec for how they did splices and laminations. Even in the Ď30s and 40s...
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    Suggest that you take a survey of other PA_18s...

    Suggest that you take a survey of other PA_18s around the same serial number and look in the wings to see if similar spars are out there. That would help solve the mystery of "done at the factory".
  8. Normally addressed before cover, not sure if you...

    Normally addressed before cover, not sure if you can bend things to line up after it's covered.
  9. Do you know what mount you have now? It might be...

    Do you know what mount you have now? It might be possible to do a deviation to your existing CC STC to allow a different engine mount, but you indicated the existing mount doesn't provide clearance....
  10. If I understand this, the 101950-1 mount is...

    If I understand this, the 101950-1 mount is nonexistent? That is a bigger issue that the mount rubbers. Sounds like the STC is pretty much worthless for a dynafocal installation if that part number...
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    Iíve installed many a windshield without removing...

    Iíve installed many a windshield without removing the retaining strips. Just has to be the hottest day of the year out in the sun! Itís not hard so long as it is trimmed properly.


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    It is in the first part of the definition of...

    It is in the first part of the definition of ďAirworthyĒ must meet type design or properly altered condition, and be in condition for safe operation.

    If it doesnít meet the drawings, then it...
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    I've kept a PA-18A-150 up with the engine shut...

    I've kept a PA-18A-150 up with the engine shut down (and tow rope) for over a half hour from 2000'. I even outclimbed one of the 2-33s that had a student in it. Supercubs glide pretty good...
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    Curious if anyone has made a similar tool for...

    Curious if anyone has made a similar tool for doing the bungees on a PA-16.. the PA-16 has the bungees forward of the fuselage truss. Iíd be interested in pictures or drawings.


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  15. Thread: Trim Tab

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    Flutter is not your friend! Sent from my...

    Flutter is not your friend!


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  16. Thread: Trim Tab

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    Better yet, but much more expensive would be a...

    Better yet, but much more expensive would be a Controlex or Teleflex ball bearing cable. Next to no friction, and no lost motion.


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    Just got a HF tube roller. It would be pretty...

    Just got a HF tube roller. It would be pretty easy to turn 3 wheels for that to form the 3/8 channel.


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    I used to tow with my TriPacer, I used one notch...

    I used to tow with my TriPacer, I used one notch of flaps just so I could see out the front. Flew just fine with a sign and no flaps, just couldnít see anything in front of you!


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    There shouldnít be any movement at the attach...

    There shouldnít be any movement at the attach bolts. Sounds like elongated holes.


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    AOA on a Slat Wing

    AOA is the angle of the wing compared to the relative wind. With power, your AOA doesnít change, but the relative wind does.


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  21. Thread: tornadoes

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    I've done several of them, but that isn't a 337,...

    I've done several of them, but that isn't a 337, that is a minor repair with log book entry only. Remove one part and install another part of the same part number! I always identify the serial and...
  22. Thread: tornadoes

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    Years ago I put together a Pilatus PC-6B2H2...

    Years ago I put together a Pilatus PC-6B2H2 together that we pulled the data plate and left door frame out of the bush in AK. The 337 said something like removed and replaced the following parts in...
  23. Not corrrect, his 1973 airplane will have a CAA...

    Not corrrect, his 1973 airplane will have a CAA Approved Flight Manual. Actually per the TCDS, DMCR Approved Flight Manual approved October 1, 1954, revised July 15, 1982, for landplanes or...
  24. I've seen copies of "originals" with no signature...

    I've seen copies of "originals" with no signature page, and reprints with signature page. I have no idea what the actual signature requirement is. The signature page on my PA-16 only has Piper...
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    And even when an A&AP or IA signs the log book...

    And even when an A&AP or IA signs the log book indicating it is airworthy, the moment the pen leaves the page, all bets are off. We sign for the past and present only, not the future.

    Every...
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