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  1. Thread: prop rpm

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    I'd install a M/P gauge at least for test...

    I'd install a M/P gauge at least for test flights. It might help sort out any apparent inconsistencies.
  2. Don't know the family, but prayers for them are...

    Don't know the family, but prayers for them are in the works in this household, too.
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    Hard to pedal

    Hard to pedal
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    Was that element p/n BA-4108? I installed some 3...

    Was that element p/n BA-4108? I installed some 3 year old elements no problems. Was it still sealed in its plastic pouch? Found 2 that leaked and dried out.
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    When I started flying, they made us bring a...

    When I started flying, they made us bring a bicycle to teach us power/drag ratio. We had to ride the same distance slow, fast, downwind, and upwind. It's funny how fast everyone caught on. Too bad...
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    What's the starter p/n? A long shot, but could it...

    What's the starter p/n? A long shot, but could it be they sent you a -24XLT? That would explain the half-power output.
  7. "By now most pilots are aware of the recent FAA...

    "By now most pilots are aware of the recent FAA NOTAM:
    FDC 5/6289 ZZZ PART 1 OF 9 SECURITY SPECIAL SECURITY INSTRUCTIONS FOR CIVIL AIRCRAFT OPERATIONS WITHIN OR TRANSITING THE TERRITORIAL AIRSPACE...
  8. Here's what COPA put up on its website: ...

    Here's what COPA put up on its website:

    "URGENT To all Canadian Pilots as of January 1st, 2016, US Notam FDC 5/6289, requiring a US TSA approval for *all* flights through US airspace. COPA is...
  9. PART II. CIVIL AIRCRAFT OPERATIONS THAT TRANSIT...

    PART II. CIVIL AIRCRAFT OPERATIONS THAT TRANSIT U.S. TERRITORIAL
    AIRSPACE
    A. CIVIL AIRCRAFT ARE AUTHORIZED TO TRANSIT THE TERRITORIAL AIRSPACE
    OF THE U.S., IF IN COMPLIANCE WITH THE FOLLOWING...
  10. Para 4) in the OP, quoted from FDC 5/6289 ZZZ...

    Para 4) in the OP, quoted from FDC 5/6289 ZZZ PART 3, lines 7-9.
  11. Para. 4 seems to apply to ANY aircraft not...

    Para. 4 seems to apply to ANY aircraft not registered in the US. The "special interest country" bit - whatever that means - in para. 5 is in addition to the other requirements - if I'm reading this...
  12. New prohibition: Canadians must now get FAA/TSA waiver just to overfly US airspace

    1) file and are on an active ifr or vfr flight plan;

    2) are equipped with an operational mode c or s transponder and
    continuously squawk an atc assigned transponder code;

    3) maintain two-way...
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    Sorry, cannot delete
  14. New prohibition: Canadians must get FAA/TSA waiver just to overflying US airspace

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    Seem to recall both cost about the same to haul a...

    Seem to recall both cost about the same to haul a pound of payload up to about 400# and 250 miles. (Used to be $0.1c/lbs/mile in the 70s - fuel, oil, engine/prop time, 50hr checks.) The SC does a...
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    180s will run on Mogas.

    180s will run on Mogas.
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    I would add, rig the flaps and ailerons...

    I would add, rig the flaps and ailerons up/neutral to start with.
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    Oh, that's just great. That's all I needed: more...

    Oh, that's just great. That's all I needed: more people and places to envy. I' will now go and shovel out my pickup from under a foot of snow so we can go to church in the morn. But seriously... wish...
  19. Thread: Shop Heat

    by Aviator
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    A pizza-oven style wood-fired masonry oven sealed...

    A pizza-oven style wood-fired masonry oven sealed on the inside fed from the outside works well. Load it up once a day; heats all day.
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    And a Merry Yule, Joyeux Noel, Feliz Navidad to...

    And a Merry Yule, Joyeux Noel, Feliz Navidad to all !
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    Side panel controls are accessible from the rear...

    Side panel controls are accessible from the rear seat, too.
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    I seem to recall the fate of a bush pilot caught...

    I seem to recall the fate of a bush pilot caught by darkness who split his ankle open with a hatchet while cutting driftwood for his campfire. More than just inconvenience, if you ask me. Sh*t...
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    I suppose it depends on what one considers a...

    I suppose it depends on what one considers a survival situation. For me, having to put down on a lake, sandbar or beach to wait for the weather to clear is a survival situation. So is being stuck in...
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    While on the subject of survival kits, even a...

    While on the subject of survival kits, even a minor gash can be incapacitating by the third day if not properly treated. What amazes me is how useless so called First Aid kits sold to airplane owners...
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    Flat black. Not because I like it, but because I...

    Flat black. Not because I like it, but because I can find a rattle-can of it in any hardware store for touch-ups. Would prefer gray.
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