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    I washed mine clean, ran it for a few minutes and...

    I washed mine clean, ran it for a few minutes and dusted baby powder over the suspected areas.
    worked and cleaned off remaining powder with compressed air.
    Dave
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    Bob, I did a dual tank, headerless fuel system...

    Bob,
    I did a dual tank, headerless fuel system in my Vagabond by FA if you would like a copy.
    I believe it’s in the files of ShortwingPipers.org
    Dave
  3. 235 cubic inches vs 200 and spring gear vs oleos?...

    235 cubic inches vs 200 and spring gear vs oleos?
    Newer one all the way.
    Dave
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    I used JetHot coatings on a mild steel...

    I used JetHot coatings on a mild steel Experimental exhaust system.
    Looked horrible after one year, they redid it, it lasted 6 months.
    Just started painting once a year with header paint.
    Total...
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    I was considering a Hartzelite ( ground...

    I was considering a Hartzelite ( ground adjustable) and had found one with good blades and the wrong hub. I had the correct hub with no blades.
    Talking with my PMI he suggested a propshop, H&S...
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    I imported a Canuck from Canada. First thing my...

    I imported a Canuck from Canada. First thing my PMI asked, “Its not Owner Maintenance is it?”
    I don’t think it can be done to Standard Category. Experimental Exhibition, a slim maybe.
    Dave
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    Jim, It’s definitely burning oil, no leaks and...

    Jim,
    It’s definitely burning oil, no leaks and just a couple drops out the vent.
    Belly and exterior engine are dry.
    Dave
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    Excessive oil consumption

    Continental C85-12 with 0-200 crank and pistons.
    Good compression, 75+ all cylinders, no external leaks and just a few drops out of the breather during a hour flight.
    558 hours on NEW Continental...
  9. Thread: 406 elt

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    Steve, What about annual inspection sign off...

    Steve,
    What about annual inspection sign off for the airframe? FAR 91.207?
    Long discussion at IA Renewal about the yearly 406 ELT
    test/ sign off and the cost. Talked me right out of a...
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    I’ve only seen them on Restricted Category...

    I’ve only seen them on Restricted Category Aircraft/ banner tow.
    I have a 18 page research paper on Gurney Flaps on a 23012 airfoil
    that my airplane has.
    Dave
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    1938 Culver Dart

    Picked up a project Culver Dart and have original blueprints
    on CD. How would I get these prints converted to large scale paper?
    Thanks,
    Dave
  12. Thread: Stratus Xpndr

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    I put one in, had a question about antenna...

    I put one in, had a question about antenna separation. They got back to me
    in about an hour with a couple excellent recommendations.
    I also research the heck out of things, very happy.
    Dave
  13. I know a guy that put clipped L-2 wings on a...

    I know a guy that put clipped L-2 wings on a Vagabond.
    He said he got the AOI wrong and it was a poor performer.
    when I saw it the trailing edge of the wing was 3 to 4 inches higher
    than the Piper...
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    Thanks, have a call into Gary Dave

    Thanks, have a call into Gary
    Dave
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    Super Cub completion

    A good friend passed away and wasn't able to complete the rebuild of his Super Cub.
    Airplane is in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Looking for estimates on finishing it up.
    Have lots of pictures and...
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    Bill, The installation instructions usually call...

    Bill,
    The installation instructions usually call out a minimum distance
    from comm antennas. So comms are worse than others.
    My Stratus required 30 inch separation that was pretty hard to come up...
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    This is the end result from Famcypants picture,...

    This is the end result from Famcypants picture, 10 minute flight, wiped out crank, cam, and case.
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    Bob, Tried that once, waste of time. Bearings...

    Bob,
    Tried that once, waste of time. Bearings were shot.
    Dave
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    Dakota Cub ball bearing pulleys make a big...

    Dakota Cub ball bearing pulleys make a big difference also.
    Dave
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    Desser 8:50x6 smoothies. Dave

    Desser 8:50x6 smoothies.
    Dave
  21. Thread: Skis

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    I've got a Fleet that those skis would look...

    I've got a Fleet that those skis would look really nice on! LOL
    Dave
  22. Thread: Foreflight 8

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    Had a airline pilot friend fly me and the Fleet...

    Had a airline pilot friend fly me and the Fleet to Oshkosh this year. Used ForeFlight and
    a Stratus. We used ForeFlight's Hazard advisory, low clouds, the Flight Category on the
    map to plot out...
  23. I've used valve stem extenders, and wrapped a tie...

    I've used valve stem extenders, and wrapped a tie wrap
    loosely around the stem to pull it out.
    Dave
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    Yes they are, got bit by that one. Dave

    Yes they are, got bit by that one.
    Dave
  25. Thanks Guys, Glad they all found their home....

    Thanks Guys,
    Glad they all found their home.
    Dave
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