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    After reading through all this, I still am not...

    After reading through all this, I still am not certain - if I wanted to buy one for compressions testing on my PPonk O-520, which one do I get?
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  2. Exactly...!

    Exactly...!
  3. “Reports have been received of cracks in the...

    “Reports have been received of cracks in the tailcone reinforcement angle, stabilizer hinge bracket and stabilizer. Noncompliance with this service letter may allow crack(s) to go undetected....
  4. I am on the side of the converted. A very...

    I am on the side of the converted. A very thorough inspection is necessary both in the beginning of ownership and after some time. How the plane is used determines what “some time” might mean.
    We...
  5. Great job, Bill, and thanks to SJ for...

    Great job, Bill, and thanks to SJ for facilitating.
  6. Or, just buy a bag of 100 for $35 and put new...

    Or, just buy a bag of 100 for $35 and put new ones on... 8)
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    FS: Nice looking plane, Jerry!

    Nice looking plane, Jerry!
  8. Thread: Hangar home

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    Ah, yes... the old location, location, location...

    Ah, yes... the old location, location, location point! Me - I like the snow (most of the time)

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    Depending on where you are looking, word of mouth...

    Depending on where you are looking, word of mouth is frequently productive. Put out the message on various forums and perhaps at some fields owner groups.
    That's how we happened upon our...
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    Good stuff, Stewart. I would add that no...

    Good stuff, Stewart.

    I would add that no matter where you want to buy or rent - check out your neighbors. Every field has what we termed in the Marine Corps the "10-percenter." If you have ten...
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    This is so true. Glad our place has radiant...

    This is so true. Glad our place has radiant floors in the hangar! (Although I usually have on flip-flops...)
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    I agree, although Amy doesn’t take on many new...

    I agree, although Amy doesn’t take on many new students anymore. If one was to want her tutelage, contacting now would be advised. She books sometimes years in advance!
    Dick is semi-retired, but...
  13. Thread: New PPONK

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    Are you planning to change out or overhaul your...

    Are you planning to change out or overhaul your engine mount?
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    I need one as well!

    I need one as well!
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    Don’t forget - what goes in must come out. ...

    Don’t forget - what goes in must come out. Exhaust “science” must be applied to finish the equation...
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    and for those that are wondering about dyno...

    and for those that are wondering about dyno testing - Ly-Con has a dynamometer with a load cell that tests torque directly.
    From them when queried about "plumping up" dyno results, which probably...
  17. Thread: New PPONK

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    I don't recall, Stewart. Same as yours,...

    I don't recall, Stewart. Same as yours, likely...?
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    No need to go silent. You're making assertions...

    No need to go silent. You're making assertions that are stimulating informative discussion - all to interested readers' benefit.
    Here's the dyno report
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    A pilot/mechanic near Boston had...
  19. Thread: New PPONK

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    8.5's done on PPonk STC with field approval. I...

    8.5's done on PPonk STC with field approval. I believe Texas Skyways includes the 8.5's as part of its STC.
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    The flow went up considerably with the modified...

    The flow went up considerably with the modified carb.

    I flight plan for 15.5-16gph. Power isn’t free.

    The type certificate calls for enriched mixture to match the larger heads. They...
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    I just (last May) installed a 470-50 PPonk built...

    I just (last May) installed a 470-50 PPonk built by Ly-Con in our '73 180J. We went with higher compression pistons and overhauled cylinders. Supposedly dyno'd 310hp @ 2,700 but who knows...

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    COURT DECLARES SUSPICIONLESS BORDER SEARCHES OF...

    COURT DECLARES SUSPICIONLESS BORDER SEARCHES OF PERSONAL ELECTRONIC DEVICES UNCONSTITUTIONAL

    Nevertheless, who knows what might happen at some of these “fiefdoms!”

    AOPA article on it:...
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    Lots of great experience already given. If you...

    Lots of great experience already given. If you want more - Amy has some time flying the Scout at pretty close to edge of envelope performance. She’s got it on amphibs now. You could send her an...
  24. Thread: Iceland?

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    Likely their national temperance. Check out...

    Likely their national temperance. Check out their alcohol history
    https://warontherocks.com/2015/09/your-guide-to-drinking-in-iceland/

    I agree with you in touring philosophy. If you’ve flown...
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    P.s. Ask them about their dating app. You’ll...

    P.s. Ask them about their dating app. You’ll get a chuckle and find most people use it...
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