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  1. Thread: New to this

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    With due respect, Spend a couple weeks reading...

    With due respect, Spend a couple weeks reading every applicable thread on this forum. After you do that you may have the ability to ask pointed questions rather than loading them in a shotgun and...
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    Sorry Bob, can't resist. The word puke comes to...

    Sorry Bob, can't resist. The word puke comes to mind. Hopefully the survey will report it's the answer to an imagined question.
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    Don't know if it actually works but I know people...

    Don't know if it actually works but I know people who keep it private with NO ONE has permission to land. If they show-up, they show-up but permission is never given and/or talked about.?????

    Jack
  4. Thread: 50 years ago

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    I recall Buzz saying something like, The big...

    I recall Buzz saying something like, The big Saturn took off and it had to go somewhere.........

    Oh well.
  5. Thread: 50 years ago

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    I watched with a friend after coon hunting. He...

    I watched with a friend after coon hunting. He was a WV transplant to Md. We all thought it was great except for his mom and dad who were convinced it was fake. His dad never believed any of the...
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    That's the operative question? Me, I'd fly what...

    That's the operative question? Me, I'd fly what you have until the engine needs something major. Then put a O320 in it since O290 parts are problematic and expensive. Of coarse that depends what...
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    I've never owned a 18, only flew a J5A for a...

    I've never owned a 18, only flew a J5A for a while way back when and joined here and the J3 forum. Mostly lurk but this is the finest site along with my biplane forum. If the answer isn't here it...
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    But the fact seems to remain that we seem to...

    But the fact seems to remain that we seem to treat the prop different than the air frame/engine. An estimate of TT is not allowed is it?

    I also ask, when did the propeller log for Fixed pitch...
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    OH kinda makes it "new" if still in spec. but...

    OH kinda makes it "new" if still in spec. but probably not for a certified install. It's my understanding after reading the AD on the initial 76EM series that cracks start on the surface and an OH...
  10. Thread: Locking a Cub

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    Get one of those little curved things that say,...

    Get one of those little curved things that say, "Front toward enemy" and lay it on the seat with wires running to doors/window..........
  11. Thread: The Day of Days

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    The first one I remember is Capt. Walter K....

    The first one I remember is Capt. Walter K. Fisher my wife's uncle. I don't know exactly what he was doing on June 6, 1944 but like many pilots was doing his part. Less than a year later, April 7,...
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    My very first airplane ride was a C180 float...

    My very first airplane ride was a C180 float plane at the Lake of the Ozarks dam when I was 8 or 9 in 1954/55 so it has always had a place in my heart. Only time I was in one. A plane I always...
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    Way back when young/low time in a military club I...

    Way back when young/low time in a military club I flew stuff the insurance company would have said no if I had 5X the time. O1D, T41B and Bonanza. The first of my own was a C120 and I've never had...
  14. Thread: Popping sound.

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    I understand Gary:lol: When I moved to WV my...

    I understand Gary:lol: When I moved to WV my best friend sent me 1001 WV jokes. Many have a basis in fact, some were pretty nasty.

    Regards,

    Jack

    PS that post #42 in the other thread does...
  15. Thread: Popping sound.

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    I spent 40 years near the ocean and the last 20...

    I spent 40 years near the ocean and the last 20 in WV......I much prefer WV! Thanks
  16. Thread: Popping sound.

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    For sure. I live in WV and airport is in Md. so...

    For sure. I live in WV and airport is in Md. so when spending so many days with the airplane I'm effectively disarmed. I call it the "Peoples Republic of Merryland"

    Anyway the airplane is fixed,...
  17. Thread: Popping sound.

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    Wrong-No EDM shops around here so did it the old...

    Wrong-No EDM shops around here so did it the old way. Ordered a solid carbide drill that will bore through almost anything..It ate that broken drill like butter. Spent all day Fri. getting it back...
  18. Thread: Popping sound.

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    Thanks for the EDM post. I know of it but have...

    Thanks for the EDM post. I know of it but have never had it done before. There are a couple shops with it near here.
  19. Thread: Popping sound.

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    Primer may be the issue. Been there/done that but...

    Primer may be the issue. Been there/done that but overlooked it this time....... Worked almost 3 hours on the broken stud which is hard as glass. I've drilled and gotten them out several times but...
  20. Thread: Popping sound.

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    Primer is another possible issue. I did notice...

    Primer is another possible issue. I did notice it wasn't working as well as usual on the last flight. I recall the J5A I use to fly had issues before I started flying it. Carb. was rebuilt twice...
  21. Thread: Popping sound.

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    May be an exhaust leak, really managed to blow...

    May be an exhaust leak, really managed to blow the blow proof gasket? But intakes are problematic. #3 is custom made to fit "whatever" sump was used in the 'G" conversion and doesn't line-up exactly...
  22. Thread: Popping sound.

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    Popping sound.

    Don't know what's going on with the Spezio/O290? I've noticed an occasional "popping" sound, like someone lightly tapping on maybe the exhaust pipe(or something else) with a ball peen hammer, while...
  23. Thread: Taxiway Blocked?

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    I'm with Bob. I fly slow airplanes and make only...

    I'm with Bob. I fly slow airplanes and make only a 5 mile call. The last fly in at KCBE some gal in a C150 started making 5 mile calls from 50 miles out.
  24. Thread: My New Mantra

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    +1 The older I get(72) the more important it...

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    The older I get(72) the more important it gets.

    Thanks,

    Jack
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    Bingo! There is indeed a difference between...

    Bingo! There is indeed a difference between full stall and 3-point in many aircraft but in my experience mostly (if not only) in E-AB aircraft, except maybe in certified with larger tires as...
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