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    Sweet!

    Sweet!
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    Remember the portion absorbed through your eye...

    Remember the portion absorbed through your eye tissue!

    I was on a crew painting the interior of a housing complex in college. We were using oil trim paint and spraying latex for the majority of...
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    Thank you Pete. I must have been flying the top...

    Thank you Pete. I must have been flying the top induction version. Feed them fuel, they take more!
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    This should be yearly if you fly it off airport.

    This should be yearly if you fly it off airport.
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    What is there to get away with? Is there size...

    What is there to get away with? Is there size restrictions on the lake for boats? Register the boat. Put an oarlock or motor mount on it. party Barges have covers, yours has a cover. Even if you have...
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    Not to burst your bubble, but he 550 is 310 hp...

    Not to burst your bubble, but he 550 is 310 hp for take off.

    Also, again everyone's focus is on the engine, which is important, but forgets the key element is the transfer of the power to the...
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    Great point! But all flights would then be in...

    Great point!

    But all flights would then be in restricted category, limited to Alaska only, and need external load listed on my insurance...

    But it would work!
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    An 'upstanding' member here had a red plane fade...

    An 'upstanding' member here had a red plane fade like that also. Oratex sent two guys to his house with new fabric and recovered the plane for free. There was a batch of red that did fade, maybe the...
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    Sweep the snow. Just sunlight will cause...

    Sweep the snow.

    Just sunlight will cause adhesion to the wing if you leave some snow on.

    The next snow it will be more difficult to remove the new snow as it interlocks with the old snow, so it...
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    I have been to a Stewarts class, looked many...

    I have been to a Stewarts class, looked many planes over, and really studied what and why.

    You really are asking the same type of question as if you came on here asking about religion, or headset...
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    Since this thread has been in limbo, there have...

    Since this thread has been in limbo, there have been quite a bit of 'advancements' in the education and understanding of the regulations by aircraft owners and manufacturing.

    Words like...
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    The wisdom of the previous posts is about the...

    The wisdom of the previous posts is about the same as what I have heard also, and why I never upgraded.

    My 180 was an 8,000 hour float plane. eventually, after a couple years on Gar-Aeros, my...
  13. Thread: Prop strike!

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    Impressive how little damage the airframe appears...

    Impressive how little damage the airframe appears to have.

    One boss would tell us "When she quits taking care of you, just use her to take care of yourself." He always appreciated our decisions...
  14. Adapters?? In the old airboat we got truck...

    Adapters??

    In the old airboat we got truck plugs that had the same threads as the Lycoming head, no adapter needed.
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    At some point in this discussion I am hoping we...

    At some point in this discussion I am hoping we have a chemist.

    With the change in base metals used in fuels over the last few decades, and the changes in oil additives, is it possible that we...
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    Hmmmm, the middle seat might fit the M-5. I like...

    Hmmmm, the middle seat might fit the M-5. I like the color.

    What does the middle seat weigh?
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    FS: When did you buy a Husky? How much did you fly...

    When did you buy a Husky? How much did you fly them?
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    This is interesting. One recent conversation...

    This is interesting. One recent conversation about oil it was mentioned that the 'plus' additive, a fairly new thing, is much better for your engine than the older versions. I was told that one could...
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    My engine is in the OH shop now due to a stuck...

    My engine is in the OH shop now due to a stuck valve causing the cam to degrade.

    1978 engine, just under 1,500 hour total time, but I have been putting 100 hours a year or so on it for four years....
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    To expand on the above comment, knurling does not...

    To expand on the above comment, knurling does not add metal, it only indents and forces the displaced metal to the side and pushes up the surrounding metal. This leaves less of the outside expanded...
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    This is all true Tom. There have been many years...

    This is all true Tom. There have been many years and many planes that have had the fabric removed, but boot cowl and panel remain, inspected and put back together without rotted longhorns in a couple...
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    Most working planes get new fabric without...

    Most working planes get new fabric without pulling every instrument, radio and boot cowl off of the darn thing. Not all of us have the luxury, desire or need to do a complete frame up restoration for...
  23. Cub with belly drains? That is a new one on me!!...

    Cub with belly drains? That is a new one on me!!

    That one time you do find water in those drains, it may save your life.

    Can you reroute the drains out the side? If not, put flush drains on and...
  24. Thread: Why???????

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    How do you think that all the guys graduating...

    How do you think that all the guys graduating with computer degrees find jobs? Keeping things staus quo doesn't allow for hiring more guys to keep changing things to make it more difficult for us old...
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    Not intended to be a full restoration. Just...

    Not intended to be a full restoration. Just trying to preserve the tubes that began to show surface rust.

    The engine is at the overhaul shop, but all the boot cowl and panel are staying on, and...
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