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    Question: Does the PA-18 tail shake worse than...

    Question: Does the PA-18 tail shake worse than the PA-12? I had both and it seemed like it did but can't exactly recall. If so maybe the flatter fuselage sides of the -18 create some of the...
  2. I shimmed my PA-11-90 mount. Yes it helps....

    I shimmed my PA-11-90 mount. Yes it helps. Removed prior to sale.

    Gary
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    Trim screws can fret-wear from vibration and...

    Trim screws can fret-wear from vibration and asymmetric loads on the horizontals. Watch a Cub tail on takeoff shake like a dog passing worms (big engines and props are worse) and it's no mystery why...
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    Plain non-detergent motor oil or fine electric...

    Plain non-detergent motor oil or fine electric motor oil is safe. Tri-Flow contains oil plus about 24% solvent and a couple of anti-corrosion anti-wear components...
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    What happened at the end? T&G or stop the SIM?

    What happened at the end? T&G or stop the SIM?
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    I recall a few low WX events following cars on...

    I recall a few low WX events following cars on the highway in a Cub. It was an experiment at the time not to become routine.

    Gary
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    I have no idea what happened outside of Post...

    I have no idea what happened outside of Post #1423's alleged path/altitude and the consequences. The Sun sets around 4pm there with later twilight (any illumination can depend on degree of cloud...
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    https://www.ktva.com/story/41390896/medevac-confir...

    https://www.ktva.com/story/41390896/medevac-confirms-crew-on-board-chartered-plane-crash-near-cooper-landing

    The comments section notes a patient from Seward and her new born son are doing ok.
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    Jim the DOI Cub parks at International FP190 only...

    Jim the DOI Cub parks at International FP190 only in summer as Mike noted. The other set is off and parked at ~181 next to White/Green Cub. The Aerocets were near the end of Access Road...
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    There's a DOI 180 Cub on straight Wipline floats...

    There's a DOI 180 Cub on straight Wipline floats that parks near me. The pilots I've met are very pleased with the performance and the wide flat tops and storage appear great. There's another private...
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    For lifting eyes that go under an inboard...

    For lifting eyes that go under an inboard spar/fuselage fastener component N/A I assume...like Piper, Taylorcraft, Champ. For my PA-11 the FA was for AD's Piper outboard tie down bracket installed on...
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    #3 worked on my PA-11 until we got a FA for...

    #3 worked on my PA-11 until we got a FA for permanent lift eyes. Metal spars on that one tho. Under the wing roots live the exposed spars. Wrap once all around so they can't slide and up she goes....
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    Here's what Jack Dunn has to say about...

    Here's what Jack Dunn has to say about "Yes-No-Maybe": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gkl9P6gJvKg&feature=youtu.be

    Gary
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    I know the author. Gary

    I know the author.

    Gary
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    I have helped others use a soft strap or rope...

    I have helped others use a soft strap or rope around each spar under the front upper wing fairings tied to a spreader bar. FAA PMA'd parts of course.

    Gary
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    Next on the latest sadness: IFR or VFR? Gary

    Next on the latest sadness: IFR or VFR?

    Gary
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    I've had the best luck with twisted rope and the...

    I've had the best luck with twisted rope and the airplane knot. That method likes friction and pressure to work well and the twisted line is rougher than smooth braided. But like Mike notes over time...
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    That rubber snubber looks promising. Now with...

    That rubber snubber looks promising. Now with cold weather they may not compress as well. Two ropes one slightly longer can allow the short one to give some and the second is just in case it gets...
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    One way to help tie downs remain anchored is use...

    One way to help tie downs remain anchored is use rope that will give and stretch some. That can reduce shock to anchors and especially aircraft tie down fittings. There's a balance...adequate...
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    Full size ducks in wet soils or underwater are...

    Full size ducks in wet soils or underwater are the best unless electrical pole tie screws are used. It takes 3' or more and even then a railroad jack can slowly pull them out...side loads are best so...
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    If using dog rope augers try putting two or three...

    If using dog rope augers try putting two or three (best) in at each wing or tail tie down. Screw them flush with the ground and spread them out in a triangle a couple feet apart at least. Connect...
  22. https://www.goodreads.com/en/book/show/392638.Alas...

    https://www.goodreads.com/en/book/show/392638.Alaska_s_Wolf_Man

    Read how Frank Glaser dealt with cold weather immersion and survival.

    Think about the going out before the coming in. Prepare...
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    I had the flap extension on two Cubs - PA-18A and...

    I had the flap extension on two Cubs - PA-18A and PA-11. I noticed it got colder in the cockpit with them full down. They forced more winter air through cracks in the rear door and windows. After...
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    Look here under Sportsman:...

    Look here under Sportsman: http://www.aerofairings.ca/parts.htm They are flatter and wider at the rear than Cessna's. Add some wing span. I flew them and never crashed.

    Gary
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    Citabria originally had a similar geometry to...

    Citabria originally had a similar geometry to Cessna - ski rigging to upper spring gear. Bad design fixed by attaching forward to lower engine mount and/or boot cowl and rear to float or ski fitting...
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