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    I will be 75 in July. Soled in an 85 hp J-3 in...

    I will be 75 in July. Soled in an 85 hp J-3 in 1965. Purchased 7-ac at 19. Still fly a champ and 90 hp J-3. Doing a very slow rebuild on my PA-12. I wish i lived closer to some of the experts on...
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    Sticky: I wish I knew how to post a picture. Today NW...

    I wish I knew how to post a picture. Today NW Minnesota the temps rose to the low 20's with clear blue and 22. I found a good excuse to quit shoveling snow at the house and head to the airport. ...
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    Sticky: Yesterday a chilly flight to the Bow String flyin...

    Yesterday a chilly flight to the Bow String flyin in the J-3. The slow flight home (52 mph ground speed) gave me plenty of time to enjoy the fall colors here in norther Minnesota. Today was a local...
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    I am running 100 LL and after problem surfaced i...

    I am running 100 LL and after problem surfaced i have added mmo at 1 oz per gallon of fuel and 8 oz in the oil.
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    C-85 intake valve leaks

    I noticed a thin oily deposit on my carb airbox (7 ac). Found no oil leaks. During 100 hour found #2&4 cylinders to be 65/80 which is down from mid 70ís. I could also hear air escaping through the...
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    When i purchased my j-3 it came with a 60 gallon...

    When i purchased my j-3 it came with a 60 gallon sorenson belly tank, pump and mount. As a kid working for a crop sprayer we put 40 gallons of water in the 85 j-3 and 60 in the 95 supercub. If you...
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    When i purchased my j-3 it came with a 60 gallon...

    When i purchased my j-3 it came with a 60 gallon sorenson belly tank, pump and mount. As a kid working for a crop sprayer we put 40 gallons of water in the 85 j-3 and 60 in the 95 supercub. If you...
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    I have both the Alaskan and the Ojibwa style 60...

    I have both the Alaskan and the Ojibwa style 60 x12. The Ojibwa is the hands down winner in the brush.
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    Mike is faster at the keyboard and more help than...

    Mike is faster at the keyboard and more help than me
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    I used the STC to modify my certified 12. If I...

    I used the STC to modify my certified 12. If I get to the Hangar today I will let you know who sells it. I can't seem to find it on the FAA website.
  11. I purchased a J3C-65 last fall that hadn't flown...

    I purchased a J3C-65 last fall that hadn't flown in 15 years. I bore scoped the cylinders and found them to be rust free. The differential compression test was performed cold prior to me ever...
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    Sticky: Calm winds, blue skies and temps in the upper...

    Calm winds, blue skies and temps in the upper 60's so took my wife for her first ride in the J-3. Beautiful colors with some of the small grain already turning. After the flight I asked her what...
  13. Thread: Marking wires

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    Any new recommendations for marking wires since...

    Any new recommendations for marking wires since 2018? I will be using mostly 22-18 ga. Thanks
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    Sticky: Friday morning I took the J-3 out for a nostaljic...

    Friday morning I took the J-3 out for a nostaljic trip over the countryside I flew over as a kid. The flight brought back memories of old friends and long gone people that helped shape my life. ...
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    Congratulations Wendy Lessig

    Just read latest edition of AOPA and saw Wendy took top honors for checking in and visiting the most airports in the AOPA Pilot Passport Program challenge.:up
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    Left the j-3 and champ in nw Minnesota, 61 here...

    Left the j-3 and champ in nw Minnesota, 61 here in Mesa now
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    Sticky: Yesterday not a great weather day, but flew my...

    Yesterday not a great weather day, but flew my new to me 90hp J-3 with my 6-4 son who was able to get himself into the front seat. Ive looked that position over, but haven't attempted for fear I...
  18. Thread: Piper MSB528D

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    Thanks for the info

    Thanks for the info
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    Piper MSB528D

    would anyone have a copy of this they would share? Iím interested in the types of oils they recommended for the lift struts.
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    Thanks to you both. It will be in my hangar...

    Thanks to you both. It will be in my hangar Monday.
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    The tubes have been removed, just having...

    The tubes have been removed, just having difficulty getting it into front straps and filler neck out through cowling. do the straps (top and bottom) get bolted together or are they separated by the...
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    J-3 Fuel Tank Install

    I just purchased a J-3 that had the fuel tank removed. A new tank was included in the deal, but not installed. Any idea what mods I need to do on my arms to get the thing installed?:wink:
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    I had success finding an oil leak on my c85-12...

    I had success finding an oil leak on my c85-12 using the uv leak detector and black light. I had cleaned, ran, cleaned flew, cleaned, retorqued all with no luck. When I used the leak detector I...
  24. Not as a group, but I wouldn't mind visiting the...

    Not as a group, but I wouldn't mind visiting the museum. The last time I flew in there it seemed like American has a display there.
  25. Heads up Steve J and residents of Kansas City

    On Monday May 27 there is going to be an invasion by several hundred steely eyed Viet Nam Helicopter pilots. Most are harmless reliving their youth by telling stories that all begin the same; this...
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