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    You are probably aware that the eyebolts can be...

    You are probably aware that the eyebolts can be installed incorrectly (spreader bar to float hull). Came across a pair this spring that was toeing in several inches and has been for several decades....
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    I did one this spring that was over 20 yrs old....

    I did one this spring that was over 20 yrs old. Didn't look like this one but was faded and had cracks on the top longeron and fuselage former tapes and top of tail surfaces along the stich line....
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    I monitor both volts and amps and have a field...

    I monitor both volts and amps and have a field switch right beside my master just in case. Have always felt pretty comfortable with it. The old Honda Alt is a Denso.
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    I am still using an alternator that was used on...

    I am still using an alternator that was used on the Honda Civic. Put it on the original build 24 yrs ago and have had no problems so still running it. It has an external regulator and I have been...
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    I changed the stick to base length when I changed...

    I changed the stick to base length when I changed to the s. cub type elevator cable system. The J-3/12 system doesn't use the pully that is between your feet in the center of the front floorboard....
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    100LL comes off pretty good with 100LL.

    100LL comes off pretty good with 100LL.
  7. My pod also gives me 2-3MPH. Love that free speed!

    My pod also gives me 2-3MPH. Love that free speed!
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    Mark called me years ago and we talked about his...

    Mark called me years ago and we talked about his thrustline mod. He, of course, was much more knowledgeable about the theory than I was. He was interested in mine because I had been flying my...
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    Rudder trim tab

    If mostly on floats you might consider adjusting the water rudders just a little. They are large enough to make very effective trim tabs without loosing their effectiveness in the water. You could...
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    Don't take this as a message for the sake of...

    Don't take this as a message for the sake of argument, but. From what I have experienced: If the fellow who flew several stock 150 0320's was consistently getting them to 2800 with an 82-44 I think...
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    I have seen a couple of the 0200's around here....

    I have seen a couple of the 0200's around here. Anyone know if they have any less value than the Continental's?
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    I have done the Superflite and agree with Steve....

    I have done the Superflite and agree with Steve. Less work. Still prefer the p. Fiber result but do what ever the customer wants. The S. Flite looked good and held up well.
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    Wow! This has been a good one! I learned to fly...

    Wow! This has been a good one! I learned to fly in an Aeronca Chief nearly 50 yrs. ago. I didn't know the difference in handling until I flew the Cherokee the first time and drug the tail skid. I...
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    I may try the Donaldson. Been running the K&N and...

    I may try the Donaldson. Been running the K&N and their oil for years with no issues. Mostly float and ski flying and not many hrs on wheels so dust hasn't been an issue for me.
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    Be careful now! Your comments are bordering on...

    Be careful now! Your comments are bordering on common sense. The feds aren't going to have any of that LOL!
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    WTB: My prop sold through the cub site, thanks.

    My prop sold through the cub site, thanks.
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    When mine was done the DAR spent as much time on...

    When mine was done the DAR spent as much time on my log and photos as he did on the airplane. About 6 hrs. total. But that was 25 yrs ago. Lots have changed since then. He said by his calculations,...
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    I don't think it will be in the snow in most...

    I don't think it will be in the snow in most cases.
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    Mine is a homemade pod, so for what it's worth....

    Mine is a homemade pod, so for what it's worth. Have seen no problem in very light deep snow. Might be better with it on there. Am on 3" extended gear.
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    Fs: 1a175/gm8243

    Posted my prop for sale in projects forum by mistake. See it there, thanks.
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    I'm sure any place new would be fresh and...

    I'm sure any place new would be fresh and exciting for a while but for the most part it doesn't get any better than right where I am. 5 minutes from my dooryard it is everything I need and more. It...
  22. With alum. you don't have to be as concerned...

    With alum. you don't have to be as concerned about birds, mice, or other wood chewing critters doing damage easily. And if exp. you can off space ribs-compression members etc. and still use the wood...
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    I have coated a few for customers over the years...

    I have coated a few for customers over the years at their request, but for the most part I leave bare in this part of the country. I have seen very little corrosion in wings dating back to the early...
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    I have been researching that a little lately too...

    I have been researching that a little lately too for my exp.. I would probably go with the P-Mag but it's too pricey for me right now. Haven't looked too hard at the others.
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    Any new date for the Bowman Field STOL...

    Any new date for the Bowman Field STOL competition. If it ends up in October I may be off floats by then.
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