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  1. Thread: The big slip

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    "A slip is the result of poor planning" WTF? ...

    "A slip is the result of poor planning" WTF? When you turn final, with a bit of slip required, you can still make the numbers if your engine quits and you encounter even the slightest bit of...
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    I once did the initial test flight on a biplane...

    I once did the initial test flight on a biplane with the CG dead center of the envelope. Miserable pig. I put it on the aft limit by moving the battery to the tail, all was sweetness and light. ...
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    What's wrong with going back to brass floats? ...

    What's wrong with going back to brass floats? Easy to check for leaks, dab of solder will do ya. Is it the ethanol? Rotax uses Bing carbs, before 1970 they were brass.

    Some ASTM mfgs...
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    Can you tell us more about the Rotax retainers? ...

    Can you tell us more about the Rotax retainers? What is the 3 month period and how many hours on these engines?
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    I thought I was ok with the back seat because...

    I thought I was ok with the back seat because that's where I started. Now I'm reminded of why I like the backseat of a glider, those nice flat, level canopy sills stretching out forward giving pitch...
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    Toggled out of English and back, still metric. ...

    Toggled out of English and back, still metric. I'll keep scraping around.
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    YR.NO weather app

    The app looks good, is there a way to switch the website to english units?
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    Don Sheldon didn't even need flaps. Did his best...

    Don Sheldon didn't even need flaps. Did his best work in a Sedan.
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    There's a more powerful version of the standard...

    There's a more powerful version of the standard F409/Fantastik spray cleaners: Greased Lightning. I use it sparingly on exhaust and fuel stains. Without gloves your fingers swell up so you know its...
  10. JFK soloed a Cub near Miami during the war, I...

    JFK soloed a Cub near Miami during the war, I think.
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    It's the Bleriot arrangement built a bit heavier...

    It's the Bleriot arrangement built a bit heavier than what Old Rhinebeck has.
  12. Thread: Gap seals

    by Skywalker
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    Two pieces of Blenderm sticky to sticky so the...

    Two pieces of Blenderm sticky to sticky so the cross section is like the cloth hinges on old U-control models. No possibility of pulling or binding. I've used 1 inch glider tape but Blenderm is at...
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    When a paint claims "good hiding" it will look...

    When a paint claims "good hiding" it will look the same over different shades of primers and base coats. Yellow in general, regardless of mfg, does not hide well. I think whites tend to be loaded...
  14. Thread: Weld Quality

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    I've always read that Maule was the first to...

    I've always read that Maule was the first to certify MIG.
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    If the plane is sliding along on its back with a...

    If the plane is sliding along on its back with a broken vertical, you want the TE of the elevators to have positive AOA.
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    My first instructor told me to push the stick...

    My first instructor told me to push the stick forward once you know you're going to flip. "Then you only have to rebuild the vertical, not the whole tail". First lesson. I wonder how many...
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    "Cooler spark" A cool plug has a shorter center...

    "Cooler spark" A cool plug has a shorter center insulator so the plug runs cooler, not the engine or combustion. Fine wire plugs resist fouling in spite of running cool(or oily) they don't change...
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    In the seventies National Geographic did a huge...

    In the seventies National Geographic did a huge article on custom cutting. The romance of big mechanized and mobile operations, very American. Now we need the Aussies?

    Use a Champ for quick...
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    Yes, there would have to be a lot of compression...

    Yes, there would have to be a lot of compression damping if the (effective) spring rate allows so much sag. It seems to be designed for the initial impact, and Bushwheels take care of the rest.
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    We all moan about how newer tailwheel pilots...

    We all moan about how newer tailwheel pilots should take things slower, but they are not. They are not. So CC does what it has to do to survive. After the Cessna gear, they did the NX in case the...
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    Those short struts on the cabane V are to keep it...

    Those short struts on the cabane V are to keep it in plane, like the jury struts keep the lift struts in column. But they shouldn't be needed until deformation of other pieces. Seems like they're...
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    So this goes back to 2012 and before, when the...

    So this goes back to 2012 and before, when the FCC was trying to create a new competitor to the duopoly we have in cell service. And I was going to blame a Trump toadie. But on the brazen behavior,...
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    Dave Hirshman at AOPA made a bunch of takeoffs in...

  24. Everything was oil bath, then autos went dry...

    Everything was oil bath, then autos went dry paper and outdoorsy engines like lawn mowers and dirtbikes went oiled foam. Because they sit in the rain? Maybe K&N use oil mainly for water resistance.
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    I tried some cheap model airplane tachs, the one...

    I tried some cheap model airplane tachs, the one that works is the TNC. $150 instead of $50, still cheap.
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