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  1. Thread: J-4 Cub Coupe

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    If it's like an aeronca oleo and everything is...

    If it's like an aeronca oleo and everything is worn out and broken, the spring will be rattling loose. If most everything is good the spring will be under significant compression.I recall one...
  2. Thread: J-4 Cub Coupe

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    Could you mount it between centers and grind it?

    Could you mount it between centers and grind it?
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    Oh my! So flying gives you a woody? I'm sure...

    Oh my! So flying gives you a woody? I'm sure that's not the flap handle.
  4. So these guys who deregister an aircraft to hide...

    So these guys who deregister an aircraft to hide it from the wife they are divorcing are gonna shoot themselves in the foot.
  5. Thread: A&P training

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    This is true IF you are given the authorization...

    This is true IF you are given the authorization to take the test. I had held my A&P for five years when I asked to test for IA. I got my pedigree read by the manager of the FSDO whom I had never met...
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    Not familiar with the fuel system on a 17 but I...

    Not familiar with the fuel system on a 17 but I doubt if all 4 engines draw from the same tank at the same time. I could see one engine failing from heavily contaminated fuel that wouldn't burn and...
  7. Thread: A&P training

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    One advantage--as an A&P you will form a much...

    One advantage--as an A&P you will form a much closer relationship with the FAA. Bwaa Haa Ha Ha Ha! And you still pay an IA for your annuals.
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    Tighten them to 35 lbs which seems to be...

    Tighten them to 35 lbs which seems to be published somewhere and see what you think, then back them down to 15 lbs or so and compare.[/QUOTE]
    This is similar to what my mentor said. Tighten it down...
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    After a Harley engine O/H when I was a kid, that...

    After a Harley engine O/H when I was a kid, that old mechanic(Thank you Eugene McMahon )told me to close the throttle every ten minutes or so to pump extra oil through the engine during the break in....
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    I thought this was why they make phillips...

    I thought this was why they make phillips screwdrivers?
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    44657 These are the timing gears of an A65...

    44657
    These are the timing gears of an A65 Continental after the timing was corrected. In the yellow circle the single dimple on the cam gear was almost invisible until touched with a white marker....
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    I made mine from what junk I had laying around. I...

    I made mine from what junk I had laying around. I made a U joint for the attachment to the wingroot. That way the rotation axis at the wingroot is not a problem and I also can lift the wingtiip as...
  13. Thread: ADS-B Issues

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    A little off center of topic but I think worthy...

    A little off center of topic but I think worthy of some consideration. Two flight
    instructors went to pick up the Mooney one of them had purchased. The plane was
    in excellent condition except for...
  14. Thread: 737 Max

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    Perhaps this was a play on the old "what do you...

    Perhaps this was a play on the old "what do you call the person who graduated last in medical school?"
  15. Thread: Strut question?

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    Yes, couple months ago I removed the forks from a...

    Yes, couple months ago I removed the forks from a set of W-A struts and had them magnetic particle inspected. The owner of the lab wanted to feel warm and fuzzy about it so he also X-rayed them no...
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    Was it a plastic mudflap instead of rubber? I'm...

    Was it a plastic mudflap instead of rubber? I'm sure rubber would be a bit too squishy.
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    :pop::pop::pop:

    :pop::pop::pop:
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    And the cow jumped over the moon.

    And the cow jumped over the moon.
  19. Reminds me of the guy who said he wanted to die...

    Reminds me of the guy who said he wanted to die quietly in his sleep like his grandfather. Not kicking and screaming like the passengers in grandpap's airplane.
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    While the cowling is off grab the airbox and...

    While the cowling is off grab the airbox and twist to see if the carburetor bowl is loose. If the carb halves are loose---fix it. Marvel Scheblers can get weird if the parts are not tight and it...
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    Rope around the tires - now there is a memory. I...

    Rope around the tires - now there is a memory. I did the same to my 67 BSA Lightning and when the kids on the street were sled riding, I pulled them up the hill faster than they coasted down.
  22. Five buddies decided they each had to have a...

    Five buddies decided they each had to have a Bearhawk. Plans were bought, money was pooled, tubing was bought, jigs were built, fuselages, landing gear, and tailfeathers got welded up. Then one by...
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    Is this a one time event to get it to the water...

    Is this a one time event to get it to the water or will you be landing the floats on the grass ? Maybe just takeoff from the grass on a dewy damp morning?
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    So that's the "cement pond". Where is Ellie Mae...

    So that's the "cement pond". Where is Ellie Mae ???
  25. When Mike said "check grounds" he did not mean to...

    When Mike said "check grounds" he did not mean to look for a wire or a braid. He meant dismantle the connection and clean it so it is a good electrical connection. You know like the lead clamps on...
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