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    Tent hold-down rings made from rocks long ago?...

    Tent hold-down rings made from rocks long ago? Nice place for Early Man to have a commanding view of passing game. Or...someone got into spinning circles.

    Gary
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    Ground loops can happen particularly when the...

    Ground loops can happen particularly when the tail finds a down slope and the CG is back a bit. They like to swing around and that Tok setup now looks like there's a crowned runway and beveled gravel...
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    Which hires the best for a particular job...

    Which hires the best for a particular job skill...the Gov't or Industry? Job stability is one Gov't incentive versus an Industry prone to frequent layoffs during economic downturns. I'm not making a...
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    Changed Product Rules development:...

    Changed Product Rules development: https://www.faa.gov/news/media/attachments/Final_JATR_Submittal_to_FAA_Oct_2019.pdf

    Then there's the FAA vs Boeing staff on a professional level. It has to be a...
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    I'm very sorry for the temporary loss and hope it...

    I'm very sorry for the temporary loss and hope it gets back to normal soon. Mike's on to something and have a look at the gear for internal corrosion. I like wheel landings but eventually the tail's...
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    How'd that happen? Sad deal for a ferry job on a...

    How'd that happen? Sad deal for a ferry job on a big airport.

    Gary
  7. In my experience and observation it comes down to...

    In my experience and observation it comes down to doing a restore job versus needed compensation for some. If needing barter work or money the job gets done quickly. If there's other sources of...
  8. Just watched an almost 3-year rebuild on an...

    Just watched an almost 3-year rebuild on an undamaged airframe with very few mods and no engine work. Money not an issue. It happens when other customer's needs and other interests share time.
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    Follow the Boeing dialog on updates:...

    Follow the Boeing dialog on updates: https://www.boeing.com/commercial/737max/737-max-update.page and https://boeing.mediaroom.com/news-releases-statements?item=130431
  10. In my experience as a customer doing a...

    In my experience as a customer doing a restoration becomes a balance between the builder keeping their current clients supported and adding yet another project. Work that out up front plus payment...
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    I thought it was a way for the mechanic to tell...

    I thought it was a way for the mechanic to tell right from left.

    Gary
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    UNIVAIR has one listed SA83AL-501, same as from...

    UNIVAIR has one listed SA83AL-501, same as from Stoddards in Anchorage.

    Edit: I see it uses the short mount so maybe not what you want.
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    C90...

    C90 STC>http://www.airweb.faa.gov/Regulatory_and_Guidance_Library/rgstc.nsf/0/44CE3E6AF1ABF6E385256CC20058E67B?OpenDocument

    TCDS A-729>
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    Might be a fun ride. The Wiki article above has a...

    Might be a fun ride. The Wiki article above has a great link to reviews. Taylorcraft-type 23012 wing.

    Gary
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    2nd Lesson in Bullets: Then I insert the bullet...

    2nd Lesson in Bullets: Then I insert the bullet and drive home the float bolt in the Cub's fitting. The bullet, like they do, went flying across the hangar floor and got lost under his tool box....
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    First bullet experience. Installing floats with...

    First bullet experience. Installing floats with mechanic's help and I made a loud "ringing" sound when metal to metal from the hammer on bolt to tight fuselage fitting. Old Mechanic: Hey "dum chit"...
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    Better yet have five people helping and one A&P...

    Better yet have five people helping and one A&P trying to herd them like cats. I saw it happen and held my coffee cup from a distance. Now then there's the sheetrock hoist(s) method. Saw one doing it...
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    I've done it both ways and have bullets, bolts,...

    I've done it both ways and have bullets, bolts, and phillips. I agree if the offset is large the bullet is best, but sometimes working alone in a closed space there's no third hand. So, insert the...
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    Read Post #13. Ask maintenance about alteration....

    Read Post #13. Ask maintenance about alteration. I've also modified stock brackets as noted in #19. File first notch stop to whatever flap angle you want.

    The problem with these parts is...
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    I flew a C-185 at +10-15% for 20 yrs as required....

    I flew a C-185 at +10-15% for 20 yrs as required. No damage but they do tend to complain. If the engine quits it's just a quicker elevator to the basement and it pay's the same as when lighter.
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    They get loose when it chills lots. Set them for...

    They get loose when it chills lots. Set them for expected temps or they'll wrap around the rear strut up from the fork.

    Gary
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    LSA - market or ticket both help keep some...

    LSA - market or ticket both help keep some flying. If some day more Cessna and Champ models get included in those eligible it will benefit the industry. Two place is ok.

    Gary
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    What let some air out of the aviation boom ballon...

    What let some air out of the aviation boom ballon was the increase in cost of fuel and labor rates for instruction and maintenance, plus aircraft and parts. AV fuel and labor are up 5x in my 45...
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    Somewhere here (didn't search) there's probably...

    Somewhere here (didn't search) there's probably some info on degree of flap deflection versus flow separation over the top. More lift than drag at first followed by more drag than lift as the flap is...
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    Install pointed bolts in opposite direction of...

    Install pointed bolts in opposite direction of intended fastener if there's room. The punch them out with new bolt is how i've seen it done.

    Gary
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