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    Smoke

    Only systems I have installed were smoking planes systems… One in a Starduster and one in an RV-6… easy systems and work well.. Run smoke oil though, the RV guy is cheap and runs whatever crap he can...
  2. Several years ago we had a microburst event...

    Several years ago we had a microburst event happen in our area.. several wind “streams” fell in an area about 5 mile diameter… you could see grass laid down flat looking like a 10 foot wide path...
  3. These comments are great… In our Cub we...

    These comments are great…

    In our Cub we mounted one of the square Piper “vent’s” backward in the rear window… has the same effect in pulling the warm air from the front to the rear of the cabin…
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    Unless the copper lines are compromised they...

    Unless the copper lines are compromised they should more than handle the pressure... I have done the same as Steve Pierce on a couple of installs... The Adapter fitting is an Aeroquip part from...
  5. https://bristol-bay.com Jerry is a good friend...

    https://bristol-bay.com

    Jerry is a good friend of mine… if there is anyone in Alaska that can offer that type of experience or know of any other outfitters that can it would be him..

    Brian
  6. I would buy the airframes extra large baggage...

    I would buy the airframes extra large baggage door system.. It dog-legs one tube to make the door even larger than what you can do with the standard tubing.. Its $295 so its worth it in my mind to...
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    So my parents are 75 and 76…. Mom has pretty bad...

    So my parents are 75 and 76…. Mom has pretty bad arthritis in her knees.. She has an extremely hard time getting into the Super Cub without help and the Pacer is impossible since with only the one...
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    That is not a vernatherm... It is a mechanical...

    That is not a vernatherm... It is a mechanical bypass plunger and spring... I have a cracked one of those on my shelf... Unfortunately it is missing those parts also...

    Brian.
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    I am not familiar with how Dakota vents their...

    I am not familiar with how Dakota vents their master cylinders. However, if they are anything like mine they would use a small amount of pedal travel to close off the vent before making pressure. My...
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    Old thread but thought I would share my new...

    Old thread but thought I would share my new Conical engine mount bushing torque tool…

    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210910/8419c33b065d72e3d05512cf3fa8e800.jpg
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  11. If you want to take a side trip to Southern...

    If you want to take a side trip to Southern Oregon I can do them in a couple hours... Just have to schedule the day so it does not interfere with any other jobs.
    www.stevesaircraft.com

    Brian.
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    Steve's booster brakes

    Just a few… from a couple PA-22 install’s…

    https://backcountrypilot.org/images/photos/4175/6766/a37b9f22049ad61348667ac2.jpg
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    Steve's booster brakes

    Yep…

    https://backcountrypilot.org/images/photos/4175/6766/41229dd6336e97226ad17501.jpg

    On a Cub…

    https://backcountrypilot.org/images/photos/4175/6766/8d583fb5bdf5e50689d7b3b2.jpg

    Same...
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    Oops, darn it...

    I copied the following link from SWP’s.org… figured I would post it hear so that we can all learn..

    Short Wing Piper fatal accident…
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  15. Easy Way to Cut Open an Oil Filter

    I use that same cutter.... even uses it a few time on the car filter..

    Latest engine making metal here is an 0-300 Continental... weird cylinder walls, looks like chrome is coming off..
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    Heck.. our new one was cheap.. but sat for 13...

    Heck.. our new one was cheap.. but sat for 13 years on an open ramp.. [emoji15]


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  17. Based off that first picture alone I would take...

    Based off that first picture alone I would take those apart and check the condition of the O-Rings and bore of the calipers. Clean them up real good, replace O-Rings, and then re-bleed the system.
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  18. Make sure you bleed all the air out of the top...

    Make sure you bleed all the air out of the top bleed port on the cylinders... the way our cylinders are designed it can trap air there fairly easy hence the reason we put the bleeders there... might...
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    QMI installed... Quick and easy relatively...

    QMI installed... Quick and easy relatively speaking... only complaint I have is the drill jig was a PITA to set up.. I wound up grinding a little material out of the inside section of it so it would...
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    Took the tail off a 185 today due to a bushing...

    Took the tail off a 185 today due to a bushing used in the co-pilot hockey stick... Big No-No to do because oversizing the attach hole makes for a too small edge distance for the attachment...
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    Curtis NPT oil drain valves do not have...

    Curtis NPT oil drain valves do not have provisions for safety wire... I have drilled a few to add it...

    Brian


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    Few years back customer had a drain valve fall...

    Few years back customer had a drain valve fall out of his Cherokee on a factory reman engine...In flight, landed on our strip.. spun a rod bearing and wiped out the camshaft... We bought the...
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    A while back I sold an unfinished kit that were...

    A while back I sold an unfinished kit that were originally purchased for a NorthStar. If my memory is right I let them go for around 10 grand. The widow of my friend that owned them was happy to get...
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    I’m probably good for a set... started to draw...

    I’m probably good for a set... started to draw out these a long time ago to make my own but never have had the time to finish them... I’ll see if any of the local Oregon guys would be interested..
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    Vinyl wrap?

    Customer of mine did some wrapping on his Aeromoot Motor Glider.. there is a specification that he used that makes it legal... looks real sharp...

    Brian


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