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  1. A joke I used to make when first timer's asked me...

    A joke I used to make when first timer's asked me how to get in - Your guess is as good as mine, I've never seen anyone do it the same way twice. :-P
  2. Thread: Adel Clamps?

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    My uncle's name was Louie

    My uncle's name was Louie
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    ”supposed to be about” but everything written is...

    ”supposed to be about” but everything written is subject to interpretation and the more complex the issue the more susceptible it is to varying interpretations. There are also overlaps and...
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    Could it be because the tank is in the back? I...

    Could it be because the tank is in the back? I ask because my Champ is 5 mph faster with someone in the back seat.
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    Yea, I don't know if I would make that kind of...

    Yea, I don't know if I would make that kind of comparison. The IO-540 on our Maule had fuel injection, 235 hp and was pretty much bullet-proof. Unlike an automobile or a motorcycle an aircraft engine...
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    Like I said I don’t have much experience with...

    Like I said I don’t have much experience with Rotax other than doing a couple of annuals on a guy’s Diamond Katana with a 912. My impression was that, compared to a typical Lycoming or Continental,...
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    Um, I think it does because this isn't the only...

    Um, I think it does because this isn't the only Rotax vapor lock story out there and vapor lock is something that virtually doesn't exist in the certified world so obviously something works.

    But...
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    Just going by the guys youtube video it was...

    Just going by the guys youtube video it was determined to be vapor lock and some sort of return line per AD that wasn't installed.
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    Vapor lock: I notice a couple of things - the...

    Vapor lock: I notice a couple of things - the fuel lines are routed on top of the engine and, the one in the YouTube video that flipped by the river has a big in line filter completely bare with no...
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    I don’t think crashworthiness was much of a...

    I don’t think crashworthiness was much of a consideration with most of these designs. If it was then it was all based on guesses because I’ve never seen a test where they drop a fully loaded plane on...
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    I met a bunch of the Flying Cowboys at the High...

    I met a bunch of the Flying Cowboys at the High Sierra Fly-in last month. A great bunch of guys who love aviation and Trent Palmer has published some amazing videography on his YouTube channel. It...
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    I have a hangar, a garage, two storage sheds and...

    I have a hangar, a garage, two storage sheds and an attic. I could spend the rest of my days 24/7 trying to organize things, believe me I've tried but it never works. In fact it's usually after I go...
  13. Mike Busch seems to think you can tell more about...

    Mike Busch seems to think you can tell more about a cylinder by sticking a boroscope into it than by doing a compression test and I’m here to tell you that if you can see any visible indication of...
  14. Thread: TSO Com?

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    I remember when AD's were rarely longer than...

    I remember when AD's were rarely longer than about three paragraphs. Nowadays you'd be lucky to find one under 20 pages long.
  15. Thread: TSO Com?

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    Yes, when I got my IA I saw it as an authority to...

    Yes, when I got my IA I saw it as an authority to appropriately interpret the regulations and make decisions, not just the ability to sign things off providing I have permission. It’s kind of like...
  16. Thread: TSO Com?

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    I think in the case of something like Rosen sun...

    I think in the case of something like Rosen sun visors they just decided - look, we can get people to pay six hundred bucks for these things and an STC effectively shuts up anybody who wants to claim...
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    You could show him the PA-18 Pilot's Manual that...

    You could show him the PA-18 Pilot's Manual that lists control cable tensions on page 43. It says rudder cable tension should be "taunt" I'm not kidding, that's what it says....:???:
  18. Thread: TSO Com?

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    If you look on the Aircraft Spruce website they...

    If you look on the Aircraft Spruce website they are telling you the GTR-200 is "for experimental aircraft only" and they are wrong. There is nothing in the FAR's that says a radio for a Part 91...
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    The bottom line is - a stall warning horn is an...

    The bottom line is - a stall warning horn is an audible (non-visual) AOA indicator that gives the same information.
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    That's pretty much all I have nowadays and it...

    That's pretty much all I have nowadays and it works pretty good. When I learned to fly in a J3 you really didn't need much of anything because you were sitting in the back seat and could feel it all,...
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    The thing that gets most people in trouble is low...

    The thing that gets most people in trouble is low level maneuvering flight in wind where you are focused on a ground reference, either a landing spot or an object you are observing. The ground...
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    Whether it works or not I think if I spent...

    Whether it works or not I think if I spent sixteen hundred bucks for something I'm gonna tell everyone it's great, otherwise I'd feel like a fool. If you're really, seriously into STOL competition...
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    Garmin :-P

    Garmin :-P
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    I like to use one of the online inflation...

    I like to use one of the online inflation calculators to augment my perspective. For instance, $100,000 today was about $11,000 in 1960. But even us old guys don’t necessarily retain the sense of how...
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    I went to a CubCrafter's open house maybe around...

    I went to a CubCrafter's open house maybe around ten years ago. I remember they had the original Carbon Cub prototype there and were producing the S2 Sport Cub which everyone got rides in. I thought...
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