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    I spent an hour just getting a vague idea of what...

    I spent an hour just getting a vague idea of what has to happen.

    I helped a relative buy a Mooney a while back - it was built in the 1970s, maintained by a Mooney dealer with a repair shop...
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    I agree with the ten hours. I will not sign an...

    I agree with the ten hours. I will not sign an annual without something like the Excel list mentioned above in the back of the current log.

    This aircraft is pristine - yet the fuel bladder AD was...
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    Some of them are easy. One says "turbine...

    Some of them are easy. One says "turbine propeller shaft." Most do not have enough descriptive material.
    I don't do annuals, except on my own aircraft, and you bet I "man up" and get a complete...
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    c-180/185 Airworthiness Directives

    I see 99 of them on the FAA archives, but would have to look most of them up to see if they really apply. Not above doing that, but was hoping maybe somebody has already done it? I did the Super...
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    It is just different. Not difficult. We have...

    It is just different. Not difficult. We have seen Pitts drivers that couldn't land a J3. A really good Clipper driver needs just a teeny bit of dual to be safe in a J3 or a Stearman. The timing...
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    Between a Cub, Citabria, and Cruiser, I would...

    Between a Cub, Citabria, and Cruiser, I would rank them exactly like that. I would put the Pacer ahead of the 12. Just me; I have only about ten hours in J5/PA12.
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    Yeah. I always thought they were butt ugly -...

    Yeah. I always thought they were butt ugly - then Don Lee introduced me to its capabilities (160/Borer). Amazing machine. Short coupled means different footwork - takes a pattern session to get...
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    Oh- you need different bolts.

    Oh- you need different bolts.
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    Yes. Just have to take the ferrules out of your...

    Yes. Just have to take the ferrules out of your old prop.

    Happiness is you will have a teeney bit more room between cowl pins and prop. Unhappiness is the prop seal is harder to change. ...
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    I like where this is going . . .

    I like where this is going . . .
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    W72CK42 - Sensenich. There is a Floptrop...

    W72CK42 - Sensenich. There is a Floptrop equivalent.

    Some IAs have been known to authorize uncertified props. Find a different IA - dga is correct.
  12. I keep spares in the hangar, and dollies, and...

    I keep spares in the hangar, and dollies, and jacks . . . Still, it is a major undertaking at a paved controlled field. They send out a forklift, and you have to fight them off to save your...
  13. I do that. Well, I used to, before Grove...

    I do that. Well, I used to, before Grove masters. Try an AN fitting of approximate size. I am thinking #4, but that’s from memory.
    The bottom is a 10-32, drilled. Model airplane fuel hose comes...
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    So you cut holes to lighten, then add a parachute...

    So you cut holes to lighten, then add a parachute to make up for the increased risk of structural failure? Are ballistic parachutes that lightweight?
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    Sticky: I would be more frightened, except that every...

    I would be more frightened, except that every Lycoming IO has those lines leading to injectors, and they seem to last a long time.

    It is, however, tempting to block off that gauge line. At least...
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    Sticky: Thanks. I have worried about that stainless fuel...

    Thanks. I have worried about that stainless fuel pressure line on my Decathlon. Even bought an electric fuel pressure gauge to eliminate the line, but then found out it did no such thing - still...
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    Sticky: So how did those folks in Florida die? I have...

    So how did those folks in Florida die? I have had exhaust systems crack and/or fall off, and usually a precautionary landing, followed by a trip to the welder, saves the day.

    I have not figured...
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    I doubt powder coating would work on fabric. As...

    I doubt powder coating would work on fabric. As to the shock struts, matching colors might be a problem with yellow. And yeah, I nick them here and there when installing rings, but it doesn't show...
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    I don't spray the new urethanes. We had a J3...

    I don't spray the new urethanes. We had a J3 experience an unhappy landing, requiring extensive repairs and paint. I did one wing, both gear legs, three fuselage patches, an interior patch, and...
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    Your insurance won't be any good - but the way I...

    Your insurance won't be any good - but the way I hear it, a lot of folks are choosing to go bare anyway.

    I have a friend with serious assets who is renting his airplanes out for student...
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    This is not an old photo, but it is the neatest...

    This is not an old photo, but it is the neatest Champ I have ever flown. Belongs to Col. Myles Rohrlick and his son Mark - two good guys. I brought it from the Denver area for them three years ago....
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    The only heel brake pedals I have ever had...

    The only heel brake pedals I have ever had trouble with are the rear "outies" on a J3. Consider those nice rods with adjustable clevises to make the front pedals slack-free. Original Cub brakes...
  23. I did exactly one of those inspections. Took me...

    I did exactly one of those inspections. Took me two weeks! You need really small fingers and special tools just to remove the simple stuff, like elevators. I will decline doing another . . .
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    Yes to Dot 3. Ours came with 5606, so I stuck...

    Yes to Dot 3. Ours came with 5606, so I stuck with it.

    I have been using Dot 5 on the J3s, but it s now $40/pint, and since both use MS O-rings everywhere, I may succumb. I will, however, use...
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    Loose flap cables? Every time my buddy's Cub...

    Loose flap cables? Every time my buddy's Cub came back from CC the flaps were restricted to 35 degrees and the cables were loose. Quick fix, except re-safetying the turnbuckles. Ugh.
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