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  1. Thread: Icom a200

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    Still, how does he know what the back seat pilot...

    Still, how does he know what the back seat pilot is hearing? In an open door Cub, setting the squelch with one knob is tricky - with two knobs, four times as tricky. Life is too short to fuss with...
  2. Thread: Icom a200

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    Sure. I am in the back, student is in the front....

    Sure. I am in the back, student is in the front. I have explained the difference between squelch and volume, and the difference between pilot and copilot. In one ear and out the other.

    So now I...
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    Or, simpler, just get a block of wood, and apply...

    Or, simpler, just get a block of wood, and apply the rear brake with it wedged against something - the rear seat pan, maybe. Then work that front pedal until loose.

    We kinda like the aftermarket...
  4. Thread: Icom a200

    by bob turner
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    We tried them all. While I am not happy with...

    We tried them all.

    While I am not happy with its RF squelch range, the new Garmin GTR-200 has an internal intercom that works in the voice activated mode better than anything else I have tried. ...
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    It is the front pedals. Either shoot some...

    It is the front pedals. Either shoot some Tri-flow in there with cables released, or go in there and put shims between the U brackets and the frame brackets.

    The parking brakes have nothing to do...
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    I was going to say something about convertibles,...

    I was going to say something about convertibles, but too late. Over 57 years, often stored outside at strange places, I have only lost a pair of original hubcaps and a set of tie down ropes. The...
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    Here we go - I was hoping I wouldn't have to do...

    Here we go - I was hoping I wouldn't have to do this:


    FAA Memorandum of March 2, 2016

    FAA Policy for installation of ADS-B – 5 pages long. Clear as mud.

    Here is my take: please note...
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    I was going to get a roll of the G3 wire, but...

    I was going to get a roll of the G3 wire, but couldn’t figure out if it could be used with standard aircraft ferrules and connectors. It appeared to be the same as the red stuff that Champion used....
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    Steve - thanks. I just read all of that. It...

    Steve - thanks. I just read all of that.
    It says: once a system is approved by STC on one aircraft, it becomes an approved minor alteration on another.
    A 337 is required.
    Then it gives a logbook...
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    Ouch! Why did I spend so much? From Aircraft...

    Ouch! Why did I spend so much? From Aircraft Spruce:





    https://www.aircraftspruce.com/cache/60-60-/catalog/graphics/8/08-01234.jpg...
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    ADS-B paperwork?

    A buddy came to my hangar with a 337 asking my advice.

    He said:

    1. Installing the GDL-82 is a minor alteration. Garmin has an STC for a Mooney.

    2. The FAA has said that a 337 must be filed...
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    I was having lower plug problems - AEIO 360- I...

    I was having lower plug problems - AEIO 360- I bit the bullet -$360 worth of fine wires. Changed everything - the entire personality of the airplane is different. Apparently you just fly them!
  13. All good advice. For $25 grand you can get a...

    All good advice. For $25 grand you can get a flying Cub. Apparently for $35 grand this week you can get a pristine Cub with new Stroker.

    If all the pieces are there (usually doubtful) you can...
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    Carb needs cleaning?

    Carb needs cleaning?
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    There is a neat way to grab the gear leg. I...

    There is a neat way to grab the gear leg. I think Cessna sold a version, but I re- invented it for my Decathlon using long bolts and leather strips. Because the gear leg tapers, it doesn't slide up...
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    I am not that good. My take off roll, me and...

    I am not that good. My take off roll, me and half fuel, sea level, is 600 feet. And that's 180 HP, C/S.
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    That is the obvious solution - a flying Cub for...

    That is the obvious solution - a flying Cub for $25 grand. Another cost-effective solution is a Decathlon. For me, the ideal steed would be a 160 C/S Dec. - alas mine is 180 hp - no faster, but...
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    This started happening under SoCal about five...

    This started happening under SoCal about five years ago. We had an ATC guy give a presentation - they have to re-route folks in class B if there is an unverified transponder showing under a class B...
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    Seriously - after an engine rebuild, a retorque...

    Seriously - after an engine rebuild, a retorque is recommended by most good rebuilders after a few hours at operating temperature. Rocker boxes,while prone to leaks, are way down on the list.
    ...
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    I think the smallest fasteners need 100 in-lbs. ...

    I think the smallest fasteners need 100 in-lbs. I will check. The cylinders need 35 and 42 foot lbs. a good Snap-On torque wrench is called for there.

    Do the oil kidney by feel - by the time...
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    Me too. But I love flying them!

    Me too. But I love flying them!
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    I have some 1/8" thick cork from 1966 that seals...

    I have some 1/8" thick cork from 1966 that seals perfectly. My latest engine got the red silicones, and they don't leak either. You need a cheapie expander tool to seal the pushrod housings.

    Do...
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    All you need is a friendly Fed who will authorize...

    All you need is a friendly Fed who will authorize you to make the plate. Then have Clyde stamp the Wag plate, and keep that letter in the aircraft permanent records. Done.
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    Mine leaked a bit. At 50 hours I re-torqued all...

    Mine leaked a bit. At 50 hours I re-torqued all case and pan bolts, as well as cylinder nuts. Stopped it. Also watch that plate behind #2 - three nuts. It has pressure oil under it.

    Did not...
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    True that there was an angry altercation in my...

    True that there was an angry altercation in my scenario, but it was one-sided. Hard to have a serious clash if one side walks away. This one right now is "he said he said". Who knows?

    My next...
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