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  1. Some of it crystallizes with age. The glue and...

    Some of it crystallizes with age. The glue and finish coat really do have expiration times - they become unusable.
  2. Good advice. My Cubs don't have gussets attached...

    Good advice.
    My Cubs don't have gussets attached to the fabric. If you mean inspection openings and drain grommets, I recommend always covering them with a fabric doily or tape. That includes...
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    I think I heard you run grease through them after...

    I think I heard you run grease through them after each day of water landings.
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    Local news says San Diego County deems gun stores...

    Local news says San Diego County deems gun stores essential.

    The Second Amendment says nothing about the sales of weapons. It just speaks of keeping and bearing. Most of the current court...
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    Are you serious about gun stores being essential?...

    Are you serious about gun stores being essential? Are we going to exchange gunfire over toilet paper?

    Flight schools are still doing business in SAN, but I refused students starting three weeks...
  6. Afficionadoes?

    Afficionadoes?
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    I have almost no experience with the MS carbs. ...

    I have almost no experience with the MS carbs. One quit on me on final approach to Pecos - not even sure it was a legal installation - 65 HP Cont. - Turns out it had unbolted itself - the top half...
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    In California the loophole is you can go for...

    In California the loophole is you can go for walks or walk your dog. Common sense says you could include a drive to the airport and a flight, which I have been doing every day. Nobody comes in my...
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    Things are changing. But 30 years ago IAs were...

    Things are changing.

    But 30 years ago IAs were routinely approving major alterations by signing 337s. I have fixed a bunch of those in the last year or so, and I don't do this for a living.

    Do...
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    Talk to your IA first. If he/she doesn't like...

    Talk to your IA first. If he/she doesn't like it, consider finding another IA. This one seems like a no-brainer.

    I have been known to insist on field approvals to put PA-11 parts on a J3, but L4...
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    I looked into a gross weight increase for the...

    I looked into a gross weight increase for the Helio. Feds sent me to a couple DERs. Answer: almost impossible, but lots and lots of cash could conceivably make it slightly less impossible. Want a...
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    My J3 has PA18 gear legs and PA11 struts, with no...

    My J3 has PA18 gear legs and PA11 struts, with no mods to the fitting. Don't know if that answers your question.

    Yes, I have field approvals for the struts. Univair gear legs are sold as J3/PA18...
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    About eight years ago I gave Ace CFI $75 for...

    About eight years ago I gave Ace CFI $75 for lifetime access. First time through was about 2 1/2 hrs, about as long as the old Jeppessen paper and pencil FIRC.

    About 4 years ago, the FAA ...
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    Sure it is important. But making a mistake does...

    Sure it is important. But making a mistake does not seem to be bringing airplanes out of the sky - a serious majority of Cubs that get on scales become one place airplanes for most non-pattern...
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    True, but Piper designates wing leading edge as...

    True, but Piper designates wing leading edge as the datum in the AFM. This simply begs for caution! I have seen mixed data in @lmost every Super Cub w/b I have looked at, and bad computations in...
  16. I agree. My impression of Russia has not...

    I agree. My impression of Russia has not included light aircraft, so this is a hopeful sign. There is so much we don't know about modern Russia.
    I became intrigued with Russian literature a half...
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    One problem is that both data are presented in...

    One problem is that both data are presented in the AFM (see pp 2 & 4). No wonder folks get confused. There is an equation in the AFM that seems to work on p.5, but caution - it uses the 60” datum. ...
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    My father related a story about a PBM - during a...

    My father related a story about a PBM - during a factory checkout they discovered that the feather actuators got crossed. Pulling both mixture and feather on one engine resulted in a very quiet...
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    It was worth way more than that. So, by the way,...

    It was worth way more than that. So, by the way, was meeting you here.
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    I post a question and get a variety of responses....

    I post a question and get a variety of responses. There are always several gems that either save me money or grief or both. You compare the not so helpful ideas to the really good ones, and come...
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    The problem here is we are talking about two...

    The problem here is we are talking about two entirely separable things, and possibly confusing them.
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    Well, finally doing something about the other...

    Well, finally doing something about the other main taxiway being blocked. I had to look for this thread for the bits of wisdom about City code and Grant Assurances. I lifted them and forwarded to...
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    Mike has a good point. I personally would opt...

    Mike has a good point. I personally would opt for the 95. Unfortunately, most are being converted to 150/160 birds - still very nice airplanes, but no longer J3 Cub-like. I had not considered the...
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    I don't think that was the OP's point. $25 is...

    I don't think that was the OP's point. $25 is indeed chicken feed - not enough to buy lunch.
    And of course this is the singular most valuable forum for taildraggers - this is "the source" for...
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    I am not an expert on wing tank vent systems, but...

    I am not an expert on wing tank vent systems, but have had an 18 quit at reduced power in level coordinated approach. Plenty of fuel in both tanks, and a switch to the opposite tank cured it almost...
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