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    The big question is what does YOUR IA think of...

    The big question is what does YOUR IA think of the fabric?? What we think or would do means nothing. It would suck to buy a plane then have your IA decide the plane needs a recover at the first...
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    The second number is how many inches forward the...

    The second number is how many inches forward the prop moves in one rotation (perfect world) think of it as gears in a tranny. 44 is high gear, 41 is low gear, you only get one!! Do you want to pull...
  3. Thread: Oops, darn it...

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    I am not a big fan of the bigger shocked tail...

    I am not a big fan of the bigger shocked tail springs because they hurt AOA on takeoff, but, in this case the problem was all pilot induced. People think that because you are slow it is harder to...
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    SOOOOOOO now you have a 1200 hour motor with a...

    SOOOOOOO now you have a 1200 hour motor with a valve problem on #3. What are the other cylinders doing??????? Is the problem a stuck valve or valve guide wear issue?? If it is Valve guide wear you...
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    I think you are correct!!! That is what I get...

    I think you are correct!!! That is what I get for listening to that damm Gabe!!
    DENNY
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    Gabe is correct 2 in numbers and put them above...

    Gabe is correct 2 in numbers and put them above the stabilizer. Flying around Alaska I have found lots of places to stop and piss most all of them don't have fuel, just saying.:lol:
    DENNY
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    Just trying to convert the world one post at a...

    Just trying to convert the world one post at a time.:wink:
    DENNY
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    The one thing I am always short of when out...

    The one thing I am always short of when out exploring is fuel!! If they stick in the tabs for a belly tank and run the lines at build it is a simple mod. Keep the N number small. DENNY
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    Do you have a 4 cylinder EGT/CHT???? DENNY

    Do you have a 4 cylinder EGT/CHT???? DENNY
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    [QUOTE=AKClimber;805106]Thanks for all the...

    [QUOTE=AKClimber;805106]Thanks for all the advice!
    I checked the logbooks and the Lycoming SB 388 has never been done. The engine has about 1,200 hours SMOH.
    Looks like I'll be doing that first. I...
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    Sounds like you are already a ways down the road...

    Sounds like you are already a ways down the road but my advice is to always find a IA before you ever look at any plane. Seen way too many cases when the pre buy or annual was OK only to have the...
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    I prefer the long pawl. Lets the tailwheel break...

    I prefer the long pawl. Lets the tailwheel break sooner for short turns. DENNY
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    It could be several things, but, I would look...

    It could be several things, but, I would look close at the exhaust valves. They can be sticking or miss seating. Pull the valve covers if they have a lot of gray blow by buildup on the exhaust...
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    The only thing that lies worse than a pilot is...

    The only thing that lies worse than a pilot is the logs!! Take it off and go through it, also send a picture of that from a direct side view at tailwheel level. Several things can cause that issue,...
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    Did someone with knowledge...

    Did someone with knowledge disassemble/clean/inspect/lube/reassemble it before you put it on? Steve has some excellent videos on the topic, also check castor angle hard to do with the picture angle....
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    If you want to develop tailwheel skills and have...

    If you want to develop tailwheel skills and have a plane that can carry full fuel and a load look at a Pacer. Bang for the buck one of the best trainers around. Great tailwheel aircraft that do not...
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    I usually burn my right tank dry then go to the...

    I usually burn my right tank dry then go to the left. I have never noticed a heavy wing with a empty right and full left in the cub.
    DENNY
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    It may not be the wheel it may be the brakes. ...

    It may not be the wheel it may be the brakes. DENNY
  19. Thread: Valdez preflight

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    Just saw some blue sky overhead at Valdez. Denny

    Just saw some blue sky overhead at Valdez. Denny
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    Go to the Facebook Valdez flying page and look at...

    Go to the Facebook Valdez flying page and look at today’s schedule. Avoid the aerobatic demonstrations and you should be fine for coming in. No rain this morning we can see all the mountain tops...
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    The key to building a decent cub at a lower price...

    The key to building a decent cub at a lower price is to avoid anything with the word carbon in it!! A lot of planes that are winning STOL events are in the 1200 pound range so don’t get hung up on...
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    Just got word from Joe. STOL Competition is...

    Just got word from Joe. STOL Competition is postponed until tomorrow. Beach landing for today is canceled.
    DENNY
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    Call Stoddards in Anchorage they will be able to...

    Call Stoddards in Anchorage they will be able to give you that turnbuckle number and have one shipped to your door. Fabric getting loose when it’s cold is common be careful about over tightening...
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    They are the go to guys in Anchorage when you...

    They are the go to guys in Anchorage when you can’t figure out your 7.3 problem. Weather still kind of rough right now in Valdese we may do the competition tomorrow on hold waiting for news. DENNY
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    The drive from Anchorage today was a lot harder...

    The drive from Anchorage today was a lot harder than the scud flight on Wednesday. Lost water pump and fan belt on the F350 80 miles out of town. Lucky for me a good buddy is Ford 7.3 diesel expert....
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