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    All forms of flying is a SPORT. Unless you are...

    All forms of flying is a SPORT. Unless you are only doing it for a pay check. I have known some in that category but they are in the minority.
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    Be careful taxing that Twin Bee up on a beach....

    Be careful taxing that Twin Bee up on a beach. You just may need a lot of help getting it back in the water. I recall a certain beach on Sebago Lake. 8) It will help if the beach was previously...
  3. Both JP and Dan Gervae present very good food for...

    Both JP and Dan Gervae present very good food for thought for those who wish to perform "aviation" for the fun of it. Working full time as a CFI and/or an A&P/IA is one thing, then you move on to a...
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    The pumps in the Widgeon were just Facet pulse...

    The pumps in the Widgeon were just Facet pulse pumps. Not really high draw pumps. I believe the ammeters measured amps in fractions of an amp. The needle moved over a range of 2 or 3 inches which...
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    The vibration in the tail pipe shaking has to be...

    The vibration in the tail pipe shaking has to be supported where the weld is located on the muffler can. Exactly where the crack in your muffler is located. That joint gets constant vibration forces...
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    Here is a fourth way. Install a sensitive ammeter...

    Here is a fourth way. Install a sensitive ammeter in the wire to the pump. When the pump runs out of fuel the amperage draw goes down. Then manually shut off the pump. Saw this done on a Widgeon with...
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    Bend them first.

    Bend them first.
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    I'd be inclined to believe the strip only...

    I'd be inclined to believe the strip only stiffens that portion of the spar preventing buckling under load. It is the buckling which weakens the spar. Once buckled, it can collapse.
    The strip itself...
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    This is most likely one of Boston and Maine...

    This is most likely one of Boston and Maine Airways's (Later Northeast Airlines) Stinsons. Amelia Earhart was a spokesperson for them. ...
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    Alternatively a clamp, top to bottom of the spar.

    Alternatively a clamp, top to bottom of the spar.
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    Looks like the holes were not deburred after...

    Looks like the holes were not deburred after drilling. Carefully remove the doubler, deburr and reinstall. I thought the Wip reinforcement was a U shape?
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    I can give you an example of too much angle of...

    I can give you an example of too much angle of attack, though not in this case a Cub. I had an airplane which would fly "like" a Cub when very lightly loaded. It would easily get off the ground from...
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    What do you expect to get with the extended gear...

    What do you expect to get with the extended gear that the bushwheels will not provide? They both increase the relationship of the wings angle to the ground. Doing both seems excessive perhaps too...
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    If you were to take a detailed look at all of...

    If you were to take a detailed look at all of Piper's tube and fabric airplanes, you would be surprised at how much alike they are with interchangeability of parts.
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    OzAK, The FAA may have approved it for this...

    OzAK, The FAA may have approved it for this particular application. That does not mean you can copy it on your airplane and consider it approved.
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    Full 9" with one tire flat, full stuff. It says...

    Full 9" with one tire flat, full stuff.
    It says critical tire. Which tire is critical on a single engine tail dragger? For safeties sake I would consider both tires flat, even though the...
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    Because with one mag you can feel the roughness...

    Because with one mag you can feel the roughness sooner than with two mags. It is telling you a more precise mixture setting. Try one mag to the point of just getting rough and then turn on both mags....
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    ....on top of the brick building is some sort of...

    ....on top of the brick building is some sort of metal broadcast tower.
    https://www.supercub.org/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=51787&d=1603243622&thumb=1

    That is a rotating green and white...
  19. A bubble or a group of bubbles are able to let...

    A bubble or a group of bubbles are able to let the hydraulic fluid bypass them with out moving. Sort of like foam forming in an eddy of a stream, swirling around while the water moves downstream. The...
  20. DanP, Does the brake line enter the wheel...

    DanP,
    Does the brake line enter the wheel cylinder at the top or bottom?
    Do you have parking brake valves?

    It might help if you drained and blew out the lines. Then start from scratch. Though...
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    Aeronut, Thank you, it sounds like an erector...

    Aeronut, Thank you, it sounds like an erector set. Must be very nice.
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    Aeronut, Did they tell you to work from the...

    Aeronut, Did they tell you to work from the bottom up? Or was there any mention of making two identical sides and then joining them together?

    I've never done one from scratch and likely won't. But...
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    Do it. You will appreciate the smooth action.

    Do it. You will appreciate the smooth action.
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    This indicates something other than the flexible lines since it was initially good.

    IF you also changed your master cylinder to one of the high pressure types, you should also change the flexible...
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    Interesting hangar door for the north country.

    Interesting hangar door for the north country.
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