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    I've been saying for a number of years the price...

    I've been saying for a number of years the price of these aircraft are going to fall. The 'next' generation cannot afford them.

    I'm fifty, and started the family thing relatively young, which...
  2. Not a C180. But if you can find a C177 Cardinal,...

    Not a C180. But if you can find a C177 Cardinal, that would have to be the best aircraft for those less agile then they were once.
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    Thanks very much guys. That's a great link...

    Thanks very much guys.

    That's a great link thanks Mike.
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    Are the NAS561 numbers, such as NAS561P6-18...

    Are the NAS561 numbers, such as NAS561P6-18 telling me anything?

    Funny I’ve tried at least four aviation hardware suppliers, Spruce, Genuine, McFarlane etc, and none of them have, bar maybe one or...
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    Thanks guys. I saw the Aircraft Spruce pins but...

    Thanks guys. I saw the Aircraft Spruce pins but they only list 3 types where as in the seat there are nine different types of pins.

    PM sent Speedo.

    This seat is complex enough without...
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    Cessna Pilots Seat.

    It would be akin to guessing how many lollies in the lolly jar, guessing how many parts are in a Cessna front seat.

    But there are LOTS of roll pins and I'm having no luck in sourcing new ones....
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    When I did this last year, I ended up putting a...

    When I did this last year, I ended up putting a remote oil filter on the firewall. Made by Air Wolf.

    There is apparently a long Continental adapter but I don't think it's sold anymore and had...
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    Continentals - Hot start in rich. Lycoming -...

    Continentals - Hot start in rich.

    Lycoming - Hot start in ICO.

    Read the manual on hot starts and vapour purging.

    Fly regularly.

    If you have a difficult engine to start I've found it in...
  9. Thread: New Cessnas?

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    Great idea. All new skins and wiring. You two...

    Great idea. All new skins and wiring.

    You two guys above are engineers, rebuilders. Is the cost reasonable? From my current rebuild, I know these aircraft can consume money but to have all new...
  10. Thread: 50 years ago

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    I reckon you could safely say international,...

    I reckon you could safely say international, world heroes.

    I did see the iMax Apollo 11 movies recently and like everything to do with this era, it was fantastic.

    I was born a month after the...
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    43544 Puzzled answered. Apparently a C172...

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    Puzzled answered.

    Apparently a C172 backseat (now I guess it would be called a middlerow seat) was put in my C180J as it was easier to remove when needed and the U channel was put in...
  12. Thread: Spark plugs

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    To be fair, Cub Builder is correct. Lot's of old...

    To be fair, Cub Builder is correct. Lot's of old discussion on this at the Beechtalk site. I'll have to re-visit it as I thought it was more then a simple ohm bench test needed. But looks like I have...
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    42743 A beautiful thing. Taken in the late...

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    A beautiful thing. Taken in the late '80s.
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    All right. I'm curious as to everyones technique...

    All right. I'm curious as to everyones technique of landing a C180 at night. Does it change?

    I haven't revisted night circuits in the C180 since I purchased my, new to me aircraft.

    I was...
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    My observation. My Dad, who has 30,000hrs...

    My observation.

    My Dad, who has 30,000hrs always does tail down take-offs. And mostly does wheel landings.

    Me.

    Flying a C180 is a hobby for me, but I let the tail rise when it's ready...
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    The trick with oil funnels is to keep them in an...

    The trick with oil funnels is to keep them in an old fridge. One that still seals, but obviously doesn't need to work. All the dust and dirt from your shed stay out of the oil. Funnels, hoses and...
  17. Thread: Over Square?

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    http://mechanicsupport.blogspot.com/2011/09/high-m...

    http://mechanicsupport.blogspot.com/2011/09/high-mp-low-rpm-continental-tsio520.html

    From John Schwaner's book, Aircraft Repair - The missing manual.

    I've been running most Continentals...
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    Thanks. I've bought a number of scat type hoses...

    Thanks. I've bought a number of scat type hoses off Guy Ginbey on a Bonanza reno project before. Fantastic gear and Guy's very passionate about his gear. (you do have to push through the cryptic...
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    I got the bushes of Web. Thanks Web. 42268 ...

    I got the bushes of Web. Thanks Web.


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    Does anyone have a source for this plastic tubing and what I would call 'compression olives' that Cessna used for the static instrument system. I...
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    Is this Cessna or an aftermarket job? Found under...

    Is this Cessna or an aftermarket job? Found under the glovebox on the right hand side, and with a large plastic relay (pulled out before photo taken).

    My electrical man who's re-wiring the radios...
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    I hate to sound like a tight a*** airline pilot,...

    I hate to sound like a tight a*** airline pilot, but here goes. Aeroplanes do my head in at times.

    These rubber bushes or shock mounts that hold or steady the alternator are small simple rubber...
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    So Tom what do you recommend for a carburettored...

    So Tom what do you recommend for a carburettored O-470 engine?
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    Summer will be there soon and you blokes can go...

    Summer will be there soon and you blokes can go back flying. :lol:
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    With carburettor equiped aircraft, my...

    With carburettor equiped aircraft, my understanding is that Lean Of Peak, leaning is not an option. (Thank god, that arguement makes the heal verses toe brake one look small)

    So I do what I did 30...
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    This. There is never enough room in the front of...

    This. There is never enough room in the front of a Cub.

    I don't even notice the difference between heel and toe brakes. Both feel natural.
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