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  1. When I signed up a year ago, they said service in...

    When I signed up a year ago, they said service in my area summer of '21. Then that estimate slid to fall of '21. Now the latest estimate is summer of '22.

    Meanwhile, I just cancelled my order for...
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    Congrats on the new bird! It was fun to see...

    Congrats on the new bird! It was fun to see mention of an F19 Tcart, that was my first airplane. I always said it had a built in instructor, and the lessons it taught me are still with me, 30+ years...
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    "Ramprunner"

    "Ramprunner"
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    A neighbor had an electric hoist, it was fun, and...

    A neighbor had an electric hoist, it was fun, and useful sometimes when you need to lift with one hand, and steer with the other, but they are a lot more expensive. I wouldn't spend the money, even...
  5. Thread: Flap Gap Seals

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    Flap Gap Seals

    As I build my EX-3, I am looking at a set of flap gap seals that came with the kit. When I was active with the 180/185 crowd, they were a popular mod. But, opinion was mixed as to whether they did...
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    Arkanstol results

    So, what happened? Did the event take place? Did everyone have fun?
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    Steve, I love the way you, one issue after...

    Steve, I love the way you, one issue after another, pick up the phone and go straight to the source and get an answer that actually means something.

    If I lived nearby, I would be bugging you to...
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    Thanks for posting this. I am planning to do the...

    Thanks for posting this. I am planning to do the same thing with my EX-3. The Sky Dynamics 4 into 1 exhaust is painfully loud. The megaphone exhaust outlet is supposed to provide a Conada effect to...
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    Yeah, two wire electric won't do anything. I have...

    Yeah, two wire electric won't do anything. I have had good luck with 4 wires. You have to make sure nothing is shorting any of the wires, even a branch or grass will drain off the charge. The solar...
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    This post is hilariously incorrect. And spot on.

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    A borescope + compression test + oil analysis is...

    A borescope + compression test + oil analysis is not very expensive, I'd never buy any airplane without that. Lately, I have decided I will pull a lifter as well.

    John
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    Well, the beauty of competition! One of these...

    Well, the beauty of competition! One of these days, Scrappy, a light stock cub, and a Norden will show up to a STOL contest and we will cut the BS.
  13. Thread: Van's RV-15

    by aflyer
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    Van's RV-15

    For those of us who like to roll our own, looks like Van's Aircraft is serving up an all metal bush plane.

    https://www.aopa.org/news-and-media/all-news/2021/july/26/vans-rv-15-in-the-works

    fun...
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    Great job thaefeli! I'll be over as soon as I...

    Great job thaefeli! I'll be over as soon as I finish this dang airplane!

    For years I have done this sort of thing during BRFs (oops, I mean flight reviews) using the connecting taxiways. At home...
  15. Thread: Excess threads?

    by aflyer
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    Thanks guys. So the 3 thread rule is a good rule...

    Thanks guys. So the 3 thread rule is a good rule of thumb for a quick inspection, but the real rule is "don't bottom out the nut on the threads". Got it.
  16. Thread: Excess threads?

    by aflyer
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    Excess threads?

    Starting this thread so I don't hijack Buzzcola's. In his inspection, the Fed made him add a washer to keep less than 3 threads showing.

    Could someone please enlighten me? What is the problem...
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    Each EGT only has a value relative to its own...

    Each EGT only has a value relative to its own peak. You run it peak minus "x" degrees, on the rich side, or on the lean side.
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    Been running lean of peak?

    Been running lean of peak?
  19. Above 8000' da, I always start at full rich and...

    Above 8000' da, I always start at full rich and 2000 rpm (stick full back!!). Then lean for max rpm. Then, enrichen about 50 rpm, less than that if really high (above 10K).

    This, just to have a...
  20. I have an EX3 kit that accidentally has a float...

    I have an EX3 kit that accidentally has a float kit. There are several tubes with a half tube doubler added, in addition to the brackets. The doubled tubes are all in the area of the rear float...
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    Well, you said it. It depends on how close the...

    Well, you said it. It depends on how close the interior wall is to the edge of the door opening. If there is lots of room there, the only limit is the length spinner to tail. If the wall is too...
  22. Thread: Real Carbon Cub

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    Looks Awesome! Thanks for posting. Watching...

    Looks Awesome! Thanks for posting. Watching watching.

    My EX-3 has counterweighted ailerons.
  23. This just taught me something about mountain...

    This just taught me something about mountain flying.

    Going into Denver (for instance) from the west. There I am, at 13,500 with a nice 30 kt tailwind, loving life, and then it is time to descend....
  24. Dan, sounds like a great airplane. I am also an...

    Dan, sounds like a great airplane. I am also an old, relatively stock 1950 model.

    john
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    Went through all this in the '90s, when some of...

    Went through all this in the '90s, when some of the 180/185 club guys went crazy testing props with a big fish scale. There were some small differences between blade shapes, and even 2 blade vs 3...
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