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    Remove and clean out the oil pressure relief ball...

    Remove and clean out the oil pressure relief ball and spring located on the upper right rear side of the crankcase. A spec of carbon getting stuck under the ball can do this.
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    Will do. That will tell us whether the air flows...

    Will do. That will tell us whether the air flows up through the gap, which it should.
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    All airplanes are not exactly the same. What is...

    All airplanes are not exactly the same. What is good or bad for one doesn't necessarily apply to another. Sometimes just the littlest thing can create an issue or not.
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    I just did a yarn test on the aileron. Yarns...

    I just did a yarn test on the aileron. Yarns taped to the trailing edge of one aileron and the wing tip. As the stall was approached the yarns started to dance around then just prior to any...
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    Higher oil temps aren't bad, as long as they...

    Higher oil temps aren't bad, as long as they don't exceed the limits.
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    You're too used to it and compensate...

    You're too used to it and compensate automatically. I think I've found it on any seaplane I've flown, some more pronounced than others though.
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    This reminds me of the time I visited Bud...

    This reminds me of the time I visited Bud Helmericks at his home on Walker Lake. He had a good sized sailboat there. I asked him how they got it there with no roads. They flew it in, in A C-130...
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    Learn when that second rise is just thinking...

    Learn when that second rise is just thinking about starting. There is a slight seat of the pants feeling just at this point. At that point, relax the back pressure allowing the nose to slip up onto...
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    COOL! Thanks, I used to be a Flight Engineer on a...

    COOL! Thanks, I used to be a Flight Engineer on a DC-6. Every once in a while I would get to fly a leg. Wonderful flying machines, like a big four engine Aztec. One time when I was in Kotzebue a DC-6...
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    I see a lot of talk about what are the ailerons...

    I see a lot of talk about what are the ailerons doing? How about some right rudder? Did he have the rudder trim set for take off? Maybe he just didn't compensate for the P factor of the R-985?...
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    This raises a question in my mind. IF transients...

    This raises a question in my mind. IF transients can "pick up fuel in Port Alsworth", how is the fuel transported to Port Alsworth at it's roadless location? It must be flown in with DC-6 or C-130...
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    It was Turbobeaver who said he had the...

    It was Turbobeaver who said he had the information and would get it to sj.
  13. Bob, you need to become best friends with that...

    Bob, you need to become best friends with that inspector's boss. Things get done then, sometimes not to that inspectors advantage. :evil: I can tell stories about this.
  14. Thread: Van's RV-15

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    Listen to what he says starting at 2:16 about big...

    Listen to what he says starting at 2:16 about big tires. He seems to think the landing gear shock system will take care of the "off road" abuse. The rougher the landing surface, the larger the...
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    Paint can cure that issue.

    Paint can cure that issue.
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    Have you checked with Airglas? ...

    Have you checked with Airglas? http://www.airglas.com/FixedWing/Products/tabid/1022/ctl/ProductDetails/mid/3050/ProductId/3/Default.aspx
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    You may need to consider also increasing the...

    You may need to consider also increasing the diameter of the nose wheel for prop clearance purposes.
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    This is getting better all the time. If only I...

    This is getting better all the time. If only I were much younger. I'd have my name on the list for a kit and also have a Montana 2400 amphib kit on order. ...
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    That's a NO NO. There is always supposed to be a...

    That's a NO NO. There is always supposed to be a person in the cockpit to step on the brakes when one of these is under tow. Someone is going to be in trouble for this.
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    I doubt it in that CASA. The pilot would have had...

    I doubt it in that CASA. The pilot would have had to leave his seat, leaving the cockpit unoccupied. There was an incident near hear a few years ago when a person went for a local "sightseeing" trip...
  21. Thread: Van's RV-15

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    Remember, this is the prototype. AND the door is...

    Remember, this is the prototype. AND the door is rigged to jettison in case of a need to bail out. During flight testing Stuff sometimes happens. They may be a need to get rid of the door quickly....
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    Fell? From how high? Without a parachute? And...

    Fell? From how high? Without a parachute? And lived? Went home from the hospital the same day? I'll go with WTF?
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    Stewart is correct, the Whirlwind 1/2" bolts are...

    Stewart is correct, the Whirlwind 1/2" bolts are torqued to 65 ft-lbs. If it was on a smaller engine with 7/16" bolts it would be 47 ft-lbs.
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    And here I was already thinking about making the...

    And here I was already thinking about making the wings longer.
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    Weather permitting the trip from Whitehorse to...

    Weather permitting the trip from Whitehorse to Northway can be flown direct, bypassing the corner at Haines Junction. Be careful of some of those passes. The weather can be great until you get to...
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