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    Well, the obvious found its way right past me -...

    Well, the obvious found its way right past me - again. I squirted a dab of LPS2 into the keyhole, and it works much, much better now. Thanks folks!
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    Dunno. I'll try some oil first, as Irishfield...

    Dunno. I'll try some oil first, as Irishfield suggested.
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    Thanks - I haven't been able to locate a parts...

    Thanks - I haven't been able to locate a parts kit that includes the keylock portion. Just contacts etc.
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    Bendix Ignition Switch Repair?

    I have a Bendix switch (no start position) that is probably original on my -12. It's getting so that I have to jiggle the key just right to get it from the off position. I bought a new key, based...
  5. This sure seems like the best approach.

    This sure seems like the best approach.
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    I had a leak that I would have sworn was oil...

    I had a leak that I would have sworn was oil cooler or case parting-line related, but turned out it was a tiny crack in the engine case. The powder test would at least confirm or refute an external...
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    One thought - - clean the engine thoroughly...

    One thought - - clean the engine thoroughly with solvent and let it dry. Spray suspect areas with dye penetrant developer powder, run engine until source appears. I've read a simpler way here,...
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    Yes, however the heat path thru the crankshaft...

    Yes, however the heat path thru the crankshaft cross section to the prop is small by comparison. Heat flow rate varies directly as cross section and inversely as the length of the conductor - in...
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    Run test panels to get your gun adjusted...

    Run test panels to get your gun adjusted optimally.
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    I can also recommend Ladd Gardner...

    I can also recommend Ladd Gardner https://lgainsurance.com/ . My PA-12 premium this year, liability only, was $322. Last time I asked for a hull quote, I think it was about $1k for something like...
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    Wealthy plus proud equals likely trouble. Glenn...

    Wealthy plus proud equals likely trouble. Glenn is one to listen respectfully to.
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    Southbound between Bremerton and Olympia, Wa...

    Southbound between Bremerton and Olympia, Wa yesterday.
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  13. Thread: Slip/Skid

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    This one is a good follow-on. Slightly...

    This one is a good follow-on. Slightly different explanation. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PMhoPJYCvXA
  14. Premium no ethanol here is 91 octane. I use...

    Premium no ethanol here is 91 octane. I use premium mogas with 8.5 pistons, per Peterson STC. I dont notice any performance difference compared to 100 LL
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    Drop the "2", Windy! Oh wait - never mind,...

    Drop the "2", Windy! Oh wait - never mind, you're young yet.
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    For any bending, buckling or torsional loads,...

    For any bending, buckling or torsional loads, diameter. Pure tension or non-Euler buckling compression, just the cross sectional area of the metal.
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    Can't tell for sure from the photo, but looks...

    Can't tell for sure from the photo, but looks like the bolt holes on the hydrasorb are parallel. They need to be perpendicular to each other. The bolt that joins the shock strut to the hydrasorb...
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    I agree with paragraphs 1 and 2, but don't...

    I agree with paragraphs 1 and 2, but don't understand how hoop stress plays into a tubular steel truss?
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    I know - was just kidding you..

    I know - was just kidding you..
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    Dunno, I've done both and I think each has its...

    Dunno, I've done both and I think each has its advantages. I hated the polyfiber glue, but that was like 40 years ago so probably doesn't mean much. To be honest, I struggled with Stewarts at...
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    "Clocks ticking on your bill at $1.50 a...

    "Clocks ticking on your bill at $1.50 a minute......" Run and check your anodizing pot:lol:8)
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    Can't be in a rush with Stewarts. Give it time,...

    Can't be in a rush with Stewarts. Give it time, and maybe a second coat. Maybe Marty57 will chime in?
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    Mike's the expert, but I'd add to pick...

    Mike's the expert, but I'd add to pick "something" to define as level, and then stick with it. Pick a tube that is pretty straight, so that your level tells you the same thing every time. And...
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    Rigging instructions. Titled PA-18, but...

    Rigging instructions. Titled PA-18, but includes PA-12.

    http://www.fadodge.com/fad_pdfs/Correct%20Procedures%20for%20Rigging%20a%20SuperCub.pdf?phpMyAdmin=EsjPx8hgioQlsa8ztqFncHAgdU4
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    15 threads showing seems like a lot? Bare...

    15 threads showing seems like a lot? Bare minimum thread engagement would be 1.5 diameters, depending on class of thread fit and considering the two different materials. Personally, I'd opt for...
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