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    Pulled it apart - easy. A simple yellowed piece...

    Pulled it apart - easy. A simple yellowed piece of plastic had crumbled. I am checking with Yard, but it looks like a couple leather washers would work.
  2. I have a Super Decathlon. I am not at all...

    I have a Super Decathlon. I am not at all convinced that parts are inexpensive. It is a wonderful aircraft.
    Fortunately, very few things break. It seems to eat fuel pumps - what used to be a $20...
  3. The problem with that is liability insurance. I...

    The problem with that is liability insurance. I do my own Cubs and the Decathlon, so if I am careful I will have four a year - but doing someone else's airplane gives me the willies.
    If you do 30...
  4. Traffic in the larger cities will get worse. ...

    Traffic in the larger cities will get worse. Hard to believe, but doubling the population every forty years is exponential growth, and can only result in catastrophe. When I moved to San Diego...
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    I have O rings. Just realized that the bottom of...

    I have O rings. Just realized that the bottom of the trigger handle comes out. Duh. I have not yet attempted disassembly. Bad O ring sounds about right, except this thing may pre-date O rings.
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    Yeah. I almost cried when my Binks 37 died. My...

    Yeah. I almost cried when my Binks 37 died. My Thorsen hand tools came from Mr. Craig in Rosemont Pa in 1957. Rusty, but I will die with them in my hangar. Yeah, I use Snap-ons most of the time....
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  9. I use a little slack. The small J3- type Scott...

    I use a little slack. The small J3- type Scott may actually need tension - I don't know, since I don't use them. I hear they are excellent tail wheels.
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    I have broken springs, tailwheels, attachment...

    I have broken springs, tailwheels, attachment bolts those silly clips, and the aluminum cast rudder arms. I have never, ever broken one of those toilet chain links.
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    How do I get in there? There is a slotted screw...

    How do I get in there? There is a slotted screw in back, but it seems locked in place, and I didn't want to break it. Thanks for the link; I will use them for a quick replacement or repair.
  12. I have been careful to pick courses that can be...

    I have been careful to pick courses that can be completed easily. The FAA has forced almost all on-line courses to require something like 16 hours every two years. For me, AceCFI has been great for...
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    Rivet gun died

    Probably cheaper to get a new one, but this old thing was Boeing surplus, and has enjoyed literally thousands of rivets in my shop. Sentimental value.

    Today it decided it didn't want to stop,...
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    Nah - better to use hardened chain. Also helps...

    Nah - better to use hardened chain. Also helps if you are nose heavy. Use in toilet too, to make sure that never breaks.
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    The guys on J3 Cub forum have a letter from an...

    The guys on J3 Cub forum have a letter from an ASI stating something like if you submit a request and they do not stamp block 3, it is because it is a minor alteration. It was specific to an engine...
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    Well, there you go. Buy that, mail in a 337, and...

    Well, there you go. Buy that, mail in a 337, and you are legal.
    This forum is a gold mine!
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    It would have to be on a 337. If field approved,...

    It would have to be on a 337. If field approved, look in block 3 for an FAA stamp. I don't think there is an STC.

    If it were me, I would just make sure somebody annualed it, and pretend I didn't...
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    Field approval. I did PA11 struts on two, but...

    Field approval. I did PA11 struts on two, but other than a 6 lb weight gain, not sure I accomplished anything. PA18 struts would be way overkill, and just add another four lbs. Use the 11s if you...
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    My experience is even with flaps up, a full power...

    My experience is even with flaps up, a full power climb out will make them shake pretty good. Most don't know that because it is really difficult to turn around and look - especially for older folk....
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    I haven't read the STC; I thought it was a 1/2"...

    I haven't read the STC; I thought it was a 1/2" square tube. Hard to believe that tube adds anything structurally, but a friend did a heavy brake application on my Cub and the little Vee- thing...
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    My trim cable and pulleys have 6700 hours on...

    My trim cable and pulleys have 6700 hours on them. Always worked great. I shot some Tri-Flow on the jack screw in October, and the trim system stopped working in November.

    I assumed the cabl or...
  22. SAFE just sent me a note saying "beware of the...

    SAFE just sent me a note saying "beware of the complicated drop-downs on the new medical form." They said it doesn't apply to BasicMed.

    BasicMed is a winner! I disagree a lot with Jim Inhofe,...
  23. The J3 and Super Cub have similar drag profiles. ...

    The J3 and Super Cub have similar drag profiles. One year long ago a buddy and I set out for Lock Haven. His was a PA18-150 with VGs and cables; mine was a stock J3 with 85 and wing tank. We flew...
  24. I guess I don't run 180 hp engines at 2200 rpm. ...

    I guess I don't run 180 hp engines at 2200 rpm. Mine is placarded red from 2000-2250. I run it 2400 squared until I hit full throttle. Getting old and tired, but fine wire plugs make it think it...
  25. I have flown both, and far prefer the 160. My...

    I have flown both, and far prefer the 160. My Decathlon has the 180, and I kinda wish I could replace it with the 160.

    My impression is that the 160 burns 7 1/2 gph; the 180 in the Dec with fuel...
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