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    Poll: I recall an incident while following a RR across...

    I recall an incident while following a RR across the Canadian bush with a friend's 185 counting the rivets on my tail, when the engineer waved as we went by. :wink:
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    Poll: IFR and RR.

    IFR and RR.
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    Your 421 "pilot" needs one of these: ...

    Your 421 "pilot" needs one of these: https://www.engadget.com/2019-10-31-garmin-autoland-autopilot-landing.html
    Just push one button. 8)
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    Poll: Part 91 is a flight rules regulation. it has...

    Part 91 is a flight rules regulation. it has nothing to do with a certification of an airplane. Of course if the certified airplane doesn't have the basic minimum Part 91 equipment, it is not allowed...
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    As long as the cord is stronger than the original...

    As long as the cord is stronger than the original cotton cord, it's strong enough for me. I used the flat cord on my latest job and liked it. I was able to minimize the bump with it. Yes it is a...
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    That looks like Texas Skyways "Buccaneer" Prop. I...

    That looks like Texas Skyways "Buccaneer" Prop. I have one on my 185. Of the 4 or 5 props I've tried over the years I like this one the best. Smooth, quiet and pulls like the dickens.
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    Only if your airplane is licensed in a non...

    Only if your airplane is licensed in a non certified category. Also remember Steve Wittman died when his self designed fabric system departed the airplane in flight.
  8. Which means that it is a minor alteration log...

    Which means that it is a minor alteration log book entry, with only an A&P signature.
  9. Looking at this I'm asking myself "What must be...

    Looking at this I'm asking myself "What must be done to make this work?" The Ag model has a structural panel with a trap door. In order to remove the hopper, the panel comes off the fuselage top and...
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    Once upon a time when I was working for the...

    Once upon a time when I was working for the regional Piper distributor they were using some large flat steel plates for tie downs. These plates were just resting on the ground and could be slid into...
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    Ha, I saw a Malibu just after take off with the...

    Ha, I saw a Malibu just after take off with the tow bar still dangling from the nose wheel. Never did learn what happened. Could have been nothing, could have been the nose gear jamming in the wheel...
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    They will be moving here to my hangar next week....

    They will be moving here to my hangar next week. I'll be able to answer more detailed questions after that time.
  13. Thread: Gap seals

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    Therein is the difference. I am of the camp of...

    Therein is the difference. I am of the camp of closing the throttle, setting up a glide, trimming out any control pressures and gliding to a landing. Whether the engine continues to run or not makes...
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    PA-18 tail feathers on a PA-12 STC SA5-33 ...

    PA-18 tail feathers on a PA-12

    STC SA5-33 Contact Anne Wilbur (907)-250-2641 http://www.fadodge.com/documentation/stcs/
    ...
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    Certified or EAB?

    Certified or EAB?
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    You have peaked my curiosity. Not just you Perry,...

    You have peaked my curiosity. Not just you Perry, but anyone here who is using these gap seals. Is or has it been your habit to use or not use your stabilizer trim during various segments of flight?...
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    Dope, just clean the patch area, brush on some...

    Dope, just clean the patch area, brush on some nitrate (sticks better than butyrate) dope, stick on the patch fabric, brush it smooth...done. Before you consider this remember..butyrate goes over...
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    This looks like a step was skipped before the top...

    This looks like a step was skipped before the top finish coat was applied. It also looks like the top coat was not the Stewarts top coat chemical. It peeled like a poorly applied enamel.
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    No surprise at all with a 70 year old steel tube...

    No surprise at all with a 70 year old steel tube salt water seaplane.
    A thought, contact http://bbiaviation.com Ask them about a new -12 fuselage. You can remove the weld on serial number data tag...
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    In addition to what I said in #6, unless he...

    In addition to what I said in #6, unless he wanted the extra width in order to distribute the loads over a wider area, the strap could be made even lighter by making the total width a combination of...
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    Lucky Kid! I had a chance to sit in it when...

    Lucky Kid! I had a chance to sit in it when Lefty Garner owned it. That alone was a thrill. :onfire: Also watched him put on a show with it. What a graceful smooth demonstration!
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    Zook, Where is your shop located, is it attached...

    Zook, Where is your shop located, is it attached to your house? IF so, fumes from any system will find their way inside. Whoever you live with will not be happy. In this case the Stewarts system is...
  23. When you throw an extremely low wing loading into...

    When you throw an extremely low wing loading into the mix, then consider ground effect which is considered to be about one wing span above ground we can get some different perspectives than that...
  24. Gary, Compare the diagram of the lift vs drag on...

    Gary,
    Compare the diagram of the lift vs drag on both the hinged and slotted flaps.
    https://aviation.stackexchange.com/questions/30960/how-does-the-slotted-flap-work

    This backs up what I have...
  25. I attribute this to the small amount of lift...

    I attribute this to the small amount of lift generated by the gurney flap which kept the left wing flying. I tried a small length of gurney and did find it produced a small amount of lift and a very...
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