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    I found one yesterday no more than an inch in...

    I found one yesterday no more than an inch in diameter. I put it in my pocket to give my wife as she used to have baby turtle pets when she was a kid. I forgot all about it until this morning. The...
  2. Back in the days when closing the flap gaps on...

    Back in the days when closing the flap gaps on the Cessnas was all the rage, a friend who was a test pilot for Cessna told me a story. The marketing department wanted a model year change on the 206....
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    Since this rudder is just going to be hung on a...

    Since this rudder is just going to be hung on a wall as an art piece, it would make no difference which thickness is used. If you were planning to make it airworthy, you would use the thicker...
  4. I tried this on my 185. Added rivnuts to the...

    I tried this on my 185. Added rivnuts to the outboard rib of one flap to which an aluminum fence was screwed. The fence protruded 2" above and 2" below the flap. Unlike Gary's results, mine did...
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    I think there is some confusion in the use of the...

    I think there is some confusion in the use of the words "ground", "grounded" and "bonded". They are similar in practice and meaning. They are often used interchangeably without much thought. The...
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    I don't have any experience with this engine....

    I don't have any experience with this engine. However, based on what Steve said I would wait until the bugs were worked out before committing to using one. Having to send the ignition back every 100...
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    Kevin, I've heard this talk too. They may use...

    Kevin, I've heard this talk too. They may use what they wish, I tend to look at the type certificate and found some diameter vibration limitations with that prop which suggest it is not a good idea....
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    The 1A175GM which is the "Borer" prop, is...

    The 1A175GM which is the "Borer" prop, is approved by the Type Certificate P-857 on the 0-320 series up to 160 hp at a diameter of 78"-82".

    Why would you want more than 82"? That does a good job.
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    Partly due to the differential travel. They go up...

    Partly due to the differential travel. They go up 31* and down 25*. It's too bad the -18 doesn't have differential aileron travel.
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    An old rough rule of thumb: adding one inch of...

    An old rough rule of thumb: adding one inch of pitch is equivalent to subtracting one inch of diameter and vice versa. So, cutting an 84/43 to 82 without changing the pitch should give roughly the...
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    decalage n. the difference in angle of...

    decalage

    n.
    the difference in angle of incidence of the two wings of a biplane
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    The air box is subject to all of the vibrations...

    The air box is subject to all of the vibrations an engine can generate which is why they wear out. You do not want to risk doing anything with something which could work it's way loose. If something...
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    There was a story going around my airline, one of...

    There was a story going around my airline, one of the old timers was flying a DC-3 when a passenger's cat jumped on the back of his neck. With one swift motion the cockpit window was slid back with...
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    Good to hear from you. I've been wondering...

    Good to hear from you. I've been wondering recently how you have been getting along with your adventure.
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    How long are your flaps? Can you place one hangar...

    How long are your flaps? Can you place one hangar at each end of the fuel bay? That should work out nicely. The compression ribs could double as the ends of the tank bay. Then equally space the...
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    Thinking further about this, two opposing single...

    Thinking further about this, two opposing single puck brakes may actually have more braking authority than a single double puck brake due to the 180 degree separation which allows cooling between the...
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    Simsbury Connecticut, so may or may not have been...

    Simsbury Connecticut, so may or may not have been used at Haddam/Goodspeed SPB on the Connecticut River. This is nearby to Long Island Sound so check them for corrosion. Not saying they are corroded,...
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    Set up a simple weight and balance program on a...

    Set up a simple weight and balance program on a spread sheet with your computer. Weight X Arm = Moment. Using this, it is a simple and fun process to add and subtract different items in different...
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    This is very true. However when you increase the...

    This is very true. However when you increase the diameter of the tires to the extent which some of these (like Oli's) are, the power of the brake must also be increased since the leverage arm of the...
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    Well done Vic, that is just what a manufacturer...

    Well done Vic, that is just what a manufacturer would do to verify his design. As Gary mentioned, it is necessary to provide something to tie the two spars together at this location in order to...
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    Good discussion, this emphasizes why every pilot...

    Good discussion, this emphasizes why every pilot should know his particular fuel system. How it functions and why. Especially now, since there are many approved and unapproved (Experimental)...
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    Don't these all have only a single outlet?

    Don't these all have only a single outlet?
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    You can always rig a second single puck on the...

    You can always rig a second single puck on the aft side. This will give you the same braking action as a double puck unit. You're clever, I know you would have no difficulty doing this. Use two...
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    Puleeze! An entire SES add-on training course can...

    Puleeze! An entire SES add-on training course can be done in 6 hours with a competent student.
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    Mike, Strictly from a recollection perspective,...

    Mike,
    Strictly from a recollection perspective, wasn't the right tank an optional order item? If so, from a certification perspective it would have been treated as either an auxiliary, a...
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