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    Taylorcraft STC SA1-210 adds 6 gallon wing tanks....

    Taylorcraft STC SA1-210 adds 6 gallon wing tanks. They feed the main fuselage tank through individual shutoff valves. The main tank then has a vent line added that runs up to one or both wing tanks...
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    For $200 Atlee sent me all his J-3/PA-11 STC's....

    For $200 Atlee sent me all his J-3/PA-11 STC's. He supported aviation in many ways.

    Gary
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    I ended up giving it to the A&P that helped me...

    I ended up giving it to the A&P that helped me with an oil pressure issue in exchange for his time. He has a J-3 in restoration and could use it. My oil pressure lag of indication at the gauge was a...
  4. Had that pair of AD parts near each other on four...

    Had that pair of AD parts near each other on four planes and never tried for a fit. Like a goose..every day's a new one. Thanks.

    Gary
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    The pressure screen is supposed to be removed...

    The pressure screen is supposed to be removed when the Tempest/F&M TAF-L spin-on adapter is installed. My C-85's wasn't and the A&P and I decided to remove the spin on unit and keep the factory...
  6. The time I did this no cap flying, fuel visibly...

    The time I did this no cap flying, fuel visibly sprayed off the back of the left wing after takeoff. I happened to look for traffic and wondered why it was. Put cap in pocket and carry spare.

    Gary
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    You folks to the south have ground...

    You folks to the south have ground pests....snakes bugs and sh+t...I understand the need for an isolation barrier. Anything that can hurt us up here is big enough to promptly kill.

    Gary
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    Better yet...set up a canvas wall tent with wood...

    Better yet...set up a canvas wall tent with wood stove and kerosene lamp. The bearskin rug covering the dirt floor for comfort, and a warm robe, what else can one ask for? Oh, and a rocking chair...
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    Thanks Gordon for the fill. The bulkhead for the...

    Thanks Gordon for the fill. The bulkhead for the cabin heat makes sense. A friend had a new Sutton on a PA-22 and was not pleased with the cabin heat vs the old system. We looked and all I could see...
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    I could tell when a Cessna muffler lost part of...

    I could tell when a Cessna muffler lost part of the cones in winter cold. Somewhere south of -20F down to -50F it required closing the outside fresh air mixer flap and running straight heated air....
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    ^^^^And that school was worth my annual support...

    ^^^^And that school was worth my annual support fee

    Gary
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    It was a "Trade Secret" until the owner confided...

    It was a "Trade Secret" until the owner confided over morning coffee. Same for wing-tail-fuselage-windshield-prop covers. Cover the area and tape it down to the fuselage or itself. Once a pattern...
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    Good baffling and use of cowl flaps helps. Kept...

    Good baffling and use of cowl flaps helps. Kept the cylinders warm and didn't over lean.

    Gary
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    What the local cover makers did was take some...

    What the local cover makers did was take some thin Visqueen polyethylene plastic sheeting and wrap it around the cowl. Doesn't have to be pretty and leave some looseness. Tape it along the seams and...
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    About 6 years each 1979-98. Never parked indoors....

    About 6 years each 1979-98. Never parked indoors. Always preheated in winter. Probably 3/4 on floats so got warmer than conventional gear. Lots of 55-65% operation if cylinder temps allowed, not sure...
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    Hmmm..I ran three IO-520's in a C-185 to TBO last...

    Hmmm..I ran three IO-520's in a C-185 to TBO last Century. No cylinder change outs. EGT single probe no less than -100F lean of peak at 23 squared. Averaged 14 GPH. Maybe current metal has gotten...
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    Another option is to source a Designated...

    Another option is to source a Designated Engineering Representative (DER) and pursue their approval. You might eventually discover whether or not that pursuit is worth the expense and wait. Some do...
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    Here's an update:...

    Here's an update: https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/plane-that-crashed-in-snohomish-county-was-on-a-test-flight/

    And here's type of work Raisbeck Engineeering undertakes:...
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    Route of the last flight for N2069B. Several...

    Route of the last flight for N2069B. Several prior tests as well. Might have included stalls according to one Alaskan news source:

    https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/n2069b#2e41b36c
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    My thoughts are tempered by Cessna's known seat...

    My thoughts are tempered by Cessna's known seat rail wear issues and initially a lack of adequate seat stops. Back went a C-185 seat for me only once on takeoff...grabbing the seaplane V-brace above...
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    It's very likely but only if the rear control...

    It's very likely but only if the rear control stick was installed. The Report doesn't mention its presence or absence. Bellanca offered control sticks that S-curved away from the rear of the front...
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    One comment on the 7GCBC. I flew mine for 10 yrs...

    One comment on the 7GCBC. I flew mine for 10 yrs in winter on Landis 2500 fixed skis (his were smaller 2000's), I tested and did lots slow flight running a trapline with a STOL kit, and never had...
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    He jumped but forgot his parachute wasn't on?...

    He jumped but forgot his parachute wasn't on? "The forward pilot’s seat was equipped with a lap belt and shoulder harnesses, which were intact, unlatched, and undamaged."

    Gary
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    Respectfully I disagree. VG's, just like slats...

    Respectfully I disagree. VG's, just like slats and slots, can increase the ultimate AOA where the sufficient lift is lost and a stall occurs.
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    I can accept that with VG's (and LE slots or...

    I can accept that with VG's (and LE slots or slats) the aircraft may not drop nose down as far as it would without them. Any problem with the possibility of that? So, if the pilot is used to a normal...
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