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    Hmm . . . Been using 25% LL, 75% mogas for a...

    Hmm . . . Been using 25% LL, 75% mogas for a while. Yields the same lead content as 80/87. Now auto and LL are within a few pennies of each other, so the only savings is spark plugs. $3.15 for car...
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    Nailed me. I feel no need to prove the size of...

    Nailed me. I feel no need to prove the size of my cojones by risking routine off-airport operations. Something must be wrong with me. I land off-airport only when absolutely necessary. And even...
  3. It was nominal - 9% or something. Still under...

    It was nominal - 9% or something. Still under the non-Avemco quote for me as a 79 year old.
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    Had it that way for a short while - wouldn't fit...

    Had it that way for a short while - wouldn't fit in the hangar.

    There is a serious upside - everybody is out of 8:00x4 tires, but now I have an extra set with at least a year left that I can bolt...
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    We did that on an old Mooney. That was before...

    We did that on an old Mooney. That was before intercoms. Wish I had a photo - my first really big deal installation. Took that sucker in and out of LAX I bet 30 times. Used Leroy lettering and...
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    Nope. My theory is that the size of your tires...

    Nope. My theory is that the size of your tires is inversely proportional to the size of your dick. Especially when operating exclusively on 3000'x150' runways.

    They did change the "feel" of the...
  7. Never heard that. They told me they have...

    Never heard that. They told me they have guidelines, and they do not get creative. For instance, they told me exactly what percentage increase happens at 81, and what happens at 85.

    I was saving...
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    A "pic" would break my camera. It no longer...

    A "pic" would break my camera. It no longer looks like a J3.
    Grove STC 6:00 wheels and brakes; 26" Goodyear tires, 8:50 tubes. Almost three grand, not counting my labor. The kit is really trivial...
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    We are using the GTR-200 in a J3, a Stearman, a...

    We are using the GTR-200 in a J3, a Stearman, a 180 Super Cub, and this week one arrives for the J4. These are all aircraft with more or less demanding intercom environments, and we are using the...
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    Final note - with 18 psi the airplane taxis just...

    Final note - with 18 psi the airplane taxis just like it did with the 8:00s. You can feel the dramatic difference on touchdown (pavement). Robbie’s STC kit goes on quickly and easily.

    I...
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    One of the locals suggested that three syllable...

    One of the locals suggested that three syllable phonetics were counter-productive. I agree - I have an awful time with "November." Sierra should go back to "Sugar" and "Quilo" and "Kaybec" confuse...
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    Speaking of out of stock, anybody know where I...

    Speaking of out of stock, anybody know where I can get new 8:00x4s at or around Desser's price? Last I heard they were $340 each. Univairs are over $400 each.
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    Unrelated to that - we put the Grove 6" wheels...

    Unrelated to that - we put the Grove 6" wheels and discs, with 26" Goodyears inflated, on digital scales today. Only 30 lbs. per wheel. Likewise the 8:00x4 with disc mounted. 15 lbs.

    But...
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    I am doing the Poly Fiber "Island/palm...

    I am doing the Poly Fiber "Island/palm tree/rabbit" stitch now. It works under the tank, using the curved needle, if you can't get to the inside for some reason.

    I have seen experimental...
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    It will ruin early expander tubes on J3s too. ...

    It will ruin early expander tubes on J3s too. Later tubes handle 5606. If you can afford it, Dot 5 is benign - doesn't attack anything. It is harder to bleed, since it can get agitated with little...
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    Once the ribs are dead straight and the fabric...

    Once the ribs are dead straight and the fabric shrunk, that first coat of dope will capture the ribs, making stitching mindless. You can still snap it loose if you see a crooked rib.

    MT - don't...
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    By the way, we used the same 7 AH gel cells to...

    By the way, we used the same 7 AH gel cells to power the portable Icom. Lasted a very long time. Icom engineers vary the input voltage, so you have to buy a different battery adapter for each model.
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    I color code, and use shielded twisted pairs. I...

    I color code, and use shielded twisted pairs. I don't do it professionally, so need to keep track of which wire is signal and which is return inside the shield.

    The Becker harness has color codes...
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    Yes. The 12 volt battery would sag to 11 1/2...

    Yes. The 12 volt battery would sag to 11 1/2 volts in short order. We found it safer to hook the spare battery in series, then change out both in ten tach hours. The combo can sag all the way down...
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    I personally think, on a J3, anything but 8:00x4...

    I personally think, on a J3, anything but 8:00x4 is a crime against nature, and grounds for eternal damnation. I do use the Grove discs.

    I think I am closing in on accurate info - the 26...
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    I am with Mike. On a Cub, after shrinking, you...

    I am with Mike. On a Cub, after shrinking, you can reach in with a needle and move a rib straight.

    However, on the Taylorcraft I am working on, a needle pressure would break a rib, so I used the...
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    I have a lot of experience with that. For right...

    I have a lot of experience with that. For right now, the best solution in a J3 is a Garmin GTR-200, mounted in the wing just ahead of the rear spar, and driven by two 7 ah batteries in series. Use...
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    Early Cubs used auto brake fluid. I graduated to...

    Early Cubs used auto brake fluid. I graduated to Dot 5 before it became prohibitively expensive. Almost all disc brake conversions use 5606.
  24. Beater Cubs seem to go around $40-$50K. A really...

    Beater Cubs seem to go around $40-$50K. A really good PA-18-95 without mods probably brings $55K. Messing one of those up is a crime against nature, except for sealed struts, X-brace, shoulder...
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    I missed that last post. I have landed on all...

    I missed that last post. I have landed on all those strips and a few more - in the 70s when you could almost get away with it I landed on a couple farm fields. There is one not mentioned way up in...
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