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    Different bushings in the prop flange. I donít...

    Different bushings in the prop flange. I donít recall if there is a SB that allows the model change. Not sure if those bushings can be changed with the rank installed, or if it has to be done with...
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    If you donít trust the work, donít fly it. If you...

    If you donít trust the work, donít fly it. If you trust the work, you shouldnít need a helmet! I used to run a repair station where all we did was insurance repairs. Never even considered wearing a...
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    Another option would be to put a Sutton exhaust...

    Another option would be to put a Sutton exhaust on with a Field Approval. Save some weight and get rid of the recurring muffler AD.


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    Given the diameter limit on the prop TCDS, an...

    Given the diameter limit on the prop TCDS, an inspector, DAR, or DER would be overstepping their authority giving an approval for that prop on a 160 hp engine. Once done, it canít be undone except by...
  5. And lots of pacer and tripacer owners loosen up...

    And lots of pacer and tripacer owners loosen up that interconnect so it flies like a real airplane.


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    No, flew down in NJ for Aerial ADs and a couple...

    No, flew down in NJ for Aerial ADs and a couple other companies. That was back in the 1980s when I was young and foolish!


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    You need the pump to prime it. The L19 (305) has...

    You need the pump to prime it. The L19 (305) has a PS5 pressure carburetor and needs fuel pressure to work. Without the boost pump, no fuel gets to the engine. Iíve seen check lists that say use the...
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    In all the time I flew L19s towing signs, the...

    In all the time I flew L19s towing signs, the only thing I used the boost pump for was to prime it. Never used it on TO or landing.


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    Non-TSO UHF marine radio installation?

    I agree, but like I said, the installer makes that determination. I remember years ago when the FSDO I was working in said EVERY radio installation need a Field Approval! The pendulum swings back and...
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    For NORSEE, the manufacturer (US manufacturers...

    For NORSEE, the manufacturer (US manufacturers only) needs to apply for it and be granted by FAA. You canít just say since it isnít certified you can call it NORSEE.


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    Umm, I think thatís why they call it...

    Umm, I think thatís why they call it EXPERIMENTAL. I suspect that during your Phase 1 testing you may end up making several in different lengths and pick the one that works best through your entire...
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    Best thing it to talk it over with your IA. If...

    Best thing it to talk it over with your IA. If you do it as a minor alteration, your IA will still be the one signing your annual and you want to keep him happy.

    Next thing, are you an A&P? Minor...
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    I had 22 lbs of lead bolted to the tail post of...

    I had 22 lbs of lead bolted to the tail post of my Howard to get it to fall in the forward CG. Still carried tie downs, survival gear,spare Tailwheels tire and tube. Unless needed for range,also kept...
  14. AirTech uses catalyzed materials. Very bad for...

    AirTech uses catalyzed materials. Very bad for your respiratory system. Get a fresh air breathing system. Iíve got a Hobby Air system thatís works well, but it isnít NIOSH approved.


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    No provisions for ferry permits over published...

    No provisions for ferry permits over published gross unless it is for ferry tanks and fuel, not people.


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    The concept of FAA regulating intellectual...

    The concept of FAA regulating intellectual property has always bothered me. It is simple to identify that the data is copyrighted and there are already laws that cover that outside 14CFR. Iíll agree...
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    The 337 just goes to the registry. Contractors...

    The 337 just goes to the registry. Contractors scan them in and nobody looks at them unless they do an audit.


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    Typical FAA, 21.120 requires an STC holder to...

    Typical FAA, 21.120 requires an STC holder to provide written permission to use an STC, but nothing in Part 43 requires a mechanic to do anything with it or even look for it. There is no requirement...
  19. Thread: PA18 engine

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    If the serial number of the engine has an A...

    If the serial number of the engine has an A suffix, itís a wide deck. No suffix, itís a narrow deck.


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    With all things aviation, everything is a...

    With all things aviation, everything is a compromise. Weight is the enemy! Before upsizing anything, look at the history of that model airplane. If there have been failures, then increasing strength...
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    Very nice. How did the registration process go?...

    Very nice. How did the registration process go? What did the registry want to show it was a complete aircraft? Iím at war with them now trying to register my Clipper.


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  22. Some how my aircraft became a target for the SEIT...

    Some how my aircraft became a target for the SEIT team. Special Enforcement Investigation Team! Back in the 1940ís, the CARs only required manufacturer, model, PC number, TC number and Serial number....
  23. I'm working with one of the local inspectors, and...

    I'm working with one of the local inspectors, and he is in full agreement with me that it is the correct data plate. Trying to get something in writing from the office is a little harder, but I think...
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    91.205 requires an "approved seat belt with an...

    91.205 requires an "approved seat belt with an approved metal to metal latching mechanism" I doubt you will get a field approval for a non TSO seat belt.
  25. Six months later, still fighting with FAA...

    Six months later, still fighting with FAA registry on my PA-16! Previous owner fought with them for 2 years before selling me the project. Mind you it is a complete project with an original data...
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