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    I am guessing about a hundred. We jacked the...

    I am guessing about a hundred. We jacked the price up ten bucks just to cover the rubber loss. I get 300 out of a set of 8:00x4s, and I mostly do touch & goes.
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    Roger on the tire spinup. We are now instructing...

    Roger on the tire spinup. We are now instructing on 26" Goodyears - arguably the smallest tires that go with off-airport operations. You can really feel the drag at spin-up, compared to the...
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    If you are setting up a school of some sort,...

    If you are setting up a school of some sort, consider a stock 85 hp J3 or a PA-18-90.
    My experience is that a good J3 pilot can climb into a Super Cub and fly it solo, but the other way around...
  4. Thread: Port-A-Port

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    Maybe - I surely get my money's worth. I pay...

    Maybe - I surely get my money's worth. I pay $292/mo. for both hangars total, and for that I get daily use of the rest of the airport for whatever I pay in taxes. My insurance is more than that,...
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    Had it happen in a J3 at 50 feet. It really was a...

    Had it happen in a J3 at 50 feet. It really was a scramble - nose down, then nose up. Those full flap Vx climbs in a 160 Super Cub are actually frightening - an engine failure in the first 200'...
  6. Thread: Port-A-Port

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    And yeah, around here a Port-A-Port has gone as...

    And yeah, around here a Port-A-Port has gone as high as $26 grand. That is because, like boat slips, you are buying from a private individual the right to lease a city property.
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    I open snd close the doors on two of them daily. ...

    I open snd close the doors on two of them daily. Every 40 years or so you have to replace the giant springs. Every six months a shot of oil . . .
    Also open Nunnos about three times a week. ...
  8. Thread: Port-A-Port

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    You lucky landowner, you! Yeah, I would like to...

    You lucky landowner, you! Yeah, I would like to be in the country, but San Diego, crowded as it is, has some significant advantages. And I don't have to mow the grass. The pavement is chewing up...
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    Maybe, but I like to fly, and am getting way more...

    Maybe, but I like to fly, and am getting way more than I am paying for.
  10. Thread: Port-A-Port

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    We bought them and planted them, along with...

    We bought them and planted them, along with Nunnos, on a City airport. Worked fine for 40 years, and after five years they were depreciated to zero, so no tax.
    Now the worry warts decided we needed...
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    I think you can use Piper data for outboard. An...

    I think you can use Piper data for outboard. An STC would work for inboard, and it is possible Atlee did that. A new spar is not that expensive in comparison to the shop labor rates that would be...
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    But do you need to get an FAA stamp in block 3? ...

    But do you need to get an FAA stamp in block 3? If so, you can skip the DER and just send in the 337.
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    Once you get the DER approval you are done - no...

    Once you get the DER approval you are done - no field approval required.
    Also you will love the Grove masters - no "Lock-O-Seal" in there.
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    Robbie Grove has a Tango Cub with toe brakes. It...

    Robbie Grove has a Tango Cub with toe brakes. It is the only Tango Cub I have flown with truly functional toe brakes. I am sure it is not STC’d, but our FSDO has been very nice about field...
  15. Well, cancel that. I took the inspection plate...

    Well, cancel that. I took the inspection plate off of mine - they are nested, both with the same throat. They may have been slightly spread at some point in the past.
  16. Aileron cable shackles on the control stick?

    Standard AN115 shackles do not fit the bottom of the stick. It appears that one has a wider mouth than the other, instead of interleaving together.

    I am not wild about bending forged parts, but...
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    Almost off topic - I too am hearing impaired,...

    Almost off topic - I too am hearing impaired, with only one more or less shitty ear and a penchant for open cockpit flying.

    A buddy with a really nice Waco and similar hearing problems was going...
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    Disagree. Modern tubes do not do well when...

    Disagree. Modern tubes do not do well when stored. Better to have them securely inside a tire, inflated.

    I keep spare 8:00x4s mounted and ready. That way I never have flat tires on the runway...
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    Markets are funny that way - a small enough...

    Markets are funny that way - a small enough customer base, and barely any profit, means competitors would lose big time. Take the 8:00x4 market for instance. If you could make a quality tire for...
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    Skywagon brings up a great point. I am not a...

    Skywagon brings up a great point. I am not a test pilot, and only teach spin entries and recoveries, not fully wound-up spins - but my impression is that any aircraft, if pushed, can get into an...
  21. Even the proper part would cause a necking of the...

    Even the proper part would cause a necking of the expander tube brass extension. Before you cheap out and stick an O ring in there, look for some soft rubber tube that is compatible with 5606. Or...
  22. Thread: Garmin 396

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    You can easily increase the brightness. Mine...

    You can easily increase the brightness. Mine slips occasionally, but I can never remember how to do it. I think you momentarily bump the power button, then run the intenstity up with the up arrow. ...
  23. Lighter is better - look for 160 hp under 1100...

    Lighter is better - look for 160 hp under 1100 empty.
  24. It is a short hunk of special rubber hose - not...

    It is a short hunk of special rubber hose - not an O-ring. I have successfully made them with rubber sheet and punches. You might try Univair.
    That won't be your biggest problem - all those...
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    The "Tango" toe brakes are not well thought out. ...

    The "Tango" toe brakes are not well thought out. Improperly adjusted they can cause serious problems. That said, the Tango Cubs are usually bargains.
    25 K will get you one disassembled, needing...
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