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    The "Tango" toe brakes are not well thought out. ...

    The "Tango" toe brakes are not well thought out. Improperly adjusted they can cause serious problems. That said, the Tango Cubs are usually bargains.
    25 K will get you one disassembled, needing...
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    I truly hate the toe brakes, but otherwise a...

    I truly hate the toe brakes, but otherwise a stock Tango Cub can be a thing of joy for under fifty K.
  3. I had a Marvel Schebler fall apart on approach to...

    I had a Marvel Schebler fall apart on approach to Pecos. Had no idea what went wrong until I got the carb off (78 years old at the time; 98 degrees on that ramp). Screws just came loose.
    I use...
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    More work, more weight, and not necessary, unless...

    More work, more weight, and not necessary, unless Biplanes graduated to a less talented welder. Stuck mine in in 1997, fly every day, and not a drop of trouble. Just recover it. Usually, Randolph...
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    I would stay very, very far away from that...

    I would stay very, very far away from that particular IA.
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    I think this link will get you to page 5, where...

    I think this link will get you to page 5, where there are pictures of my belt arrangements. A lot of the pads were done by Alan Silver, who retired last year. He was the only guy I know of who...
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    Put shoulder harnesses in my J3 in 1976,...

    Put shoulder harnesses in my J3 in 1976, illegally. Since then they have become legal.

    I use Air Force style 3" lap straps with web loops on the shoulder parts. The shoulder harnesses bolt to...
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    80th year, six feet, 195 lbs, and still fit for...

    80th year, six feet, 195 lbs, and still fit for an hour at a time with students in back. Cannot even get in with excess cushions; they need to be stock thickness.

    And yes - helmet mandatory if...
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    Take the placard out. Do a weight & balance, and...

    Take the placard out. Do a weight & balance, and note that if empty cg falls within a pretty wide range you cannot load it out of allowable limits. A metal prop might make front seat solo less...
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    Steve Pearce has them in aluminum. Recommended.

    Steve Pearce has them in aluminum. Recommended.
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    Sure sounds like a fuel problem. If those gears...

    Sure sounds like a fuel problem. If those gears had let go you would have heard it. I vote for ice.
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    I love light 180s. They should have built them...

    I love light 180s. They should have built them with sticks, like the Clipper. I am only 80, but have no trouble getting in and out of a J4.

    In 1976, three of us got together to buy an airplane. ...
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    Hmm . . . Been using 25% LL, 75% mogas for a...

    Hmm . . . Been using 25% LL, 75% mogas for a while. Yields the same lead content as 80/87. Now auto and LL are within a few pennies of each other, so the only savings is spark plugs. $3.15 for car...
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    Nailed me. I feel no need to prove the size of...

    Nailed me. I feel no need to prove the size of my cojones by risking routine off-airport operations. Something must be wrong with me. I land off-airport only when absolutely necessary. And even...
  15. It was nominal - 9% or something. Still under...

    It was nominal - 9% or something. Still under the non-Avemco quote for me as a 79 year old.
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    Had it that way for a short while - wouldn't fit...

    Had it that way for a short while - wouldn't fit in the hangar.

    There is a serious upside - everybody is out of 8:00x4 tires, but now I have an extra set with at least a year left that I can bolt...
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    We did that on an old Mooney. That was before...

    We did that on an old Mooney. That was before intercoms. Wish I had a photo - my first really big deal installation. Took that sucker in and out of LAX I bet 30 times. Used Leroy lettering and...
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    Nope. My theory is that the size of your tires...

    Nope. My theory is that the size of your tires is inversely proportional to the size of your dick. Especially when operating exclusively on 3000'x150' runways.

    They did change the "feel" of the...
  19. Never heard that. They told me they have...

    Never heard that. They told me they have guidelines, and they do not get creative. For instance, they told me exactly what percentage increase happens at 81, and what happens at 85.

    I was saving...
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    A "pic" would break my camera. It no longer...

    A "pic" would break my camera. It no longer looks like a J3.
    Grove STC 6:00 wheels and brakes; 26" Goodyear tires, 8:50 tubes. Almost three grand, not counting my labor. The kit is really trivial...
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    We are using the GTR-200 in a J3, a Stearman, a...

    We are using the GTR-200 in a J3, a Stearman, a 180 Super Cub, and this week one arrives for the J4. These are all aircraft with more or less demanding intercom environments, and we are using the...
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    Final note - with 18 psi the airplane taxis just...

    Final note - with 18 psi the airplane taxis just like it did with the 8:00s. You can feel the dramatic difference on touchdown (pavement). Robbie’s STC kit goes on quickly and easily.

    I...
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    One of the locals suggested that three syllable...

    One of the locals suggested that three syllable phonetics were counter-productive. I agree - I have an awful time with "November." Sierra should go back to "Sugar" and "Quilo" and "Kaybec" confuse...
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    Speaking of out of stock, anybody know where I...

    Speaking of out of stock, anybody know where I can get new 8:00x4s at or around Desser's price? Last I heard they were $340 each. Univairs are over $400 each.
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    Unrelated to that - we put the Grove 6" wheels...

    Unrelated to that - we put the Grove 6" wheels and discs, with 26" Goodyears inflated, on digital scales today. Only 30 lbs. per wheel. Likewise the 8:00x4 with disc mounted. 15 lbs.

    But...
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