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    It used to be fashionable to loop and roll the...

    It used to be fashionable to loop and roll the Aero Commanders (a Bob Hoover repertoire facsimile). Until the spar AD came along.

    Wing came off:...
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    Unfortunately many cubs get abused and the...

    Unfortunately many cubs get abused and the incident never gets logged or inspected. Pilots/mechanics look the other way due to inexperience or may be even neglect.

    Notable examples: Ground loops,...
  3. Sticky: I admire the willingness to share and help...

    I admire the willingness to share and help others. Flying in Alaska is challenging and the more good information the better! Thank you Ted!
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    Don’t rule out an air induction issue...

    Don’t rule out an air induction issue (obstructions or leaks). Happens a lot.

    Fatal example: Mechanics changed the fuel injection system completely out but, it was a delaminated induction hose.
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  5. Thread: Oil temp

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    Any deformation (or buildups) I would chuck it.

    Any deformation (or buildups) I would chuck it.
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    I personally know several pilots that have...

    I personally know several pilots that have ditched aircraft like the RV8, Cessnas, Piper twins etc. and were able to deal with it without a chute.

    250 NM NorthEast of Maui is where the Trades are...
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    Video courtesy of the USCG. Ran out of gas after...

    Video courtesy of the USCG. Ran out of gas after 2500 miles.

    Reminds me .... “Missed it by that much”, quote Agent Maxwell Smart, CONTROL, circa 1965


    https://youtu.be/gBCUQlF3MMU
  8. Thread: Oil temp

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    Did you check the vernatherm? Might as well...

    Did you check the vernatherm? Might as well order one too.
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    I have used straight e-glass (marine store) and...

    I have used straight e-glass (marine store) and 0.040 SS wire for those hard to protect areas. Never liked it. But, it worked.

    My 0540 uses handy dandy hard shields in areas. The cool air can...
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    I’m fortunate, I can always join Jenny Craig for...

    I’m fortunate, I can always join Jenny Craig for a few pounds on the non-structural areas.
  11. Thank you Steve. I use aircraftspruce.com...

    Thank you Steve.

    I use aircraftspruce.com SB388C fixture. Not great but works.

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  12. Thank you. My 0540-F1B5 rockers same part# 49567

    Thank you. My 0540-F1B5 rockers same part#
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  13. Could you explain and/or show pictures? Thank...

    Could you explain and/or show pictures? Thank you, good information.
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    Im not a cub operator but an O320 @ 200F on a...

    Im not a cub operator but an O320 @ 200F on a small light airframe seems a little high regardless. Your intuition may be valid.
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    How many hours are on the oil cooler? If high...

    How many hours are on the oil cooler? If high time think about replacing with new or overhaul:

    http://www.oilcoolers.com/overhauled_oil_coolers.asp

    Also, test your vernatherm and if defective,...
  16. Power on a recipe decreases faster, with...

    Power on a recipe decreases faster, with increased DA between 80-105 F faster than, increasing DA of temperatures below 80.

    Which means the increase in induction air temperature alone is not...
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    Don’t forget the afternoon thermal dust devils...

    Don’t forget the afternoon thermal dust devils too.
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  18. My internal fear of the unknowns guided me to my...

    My internal fear of the unknowns guided me to my happy place...The Honda Dealership. Decided if I spent $12K, on the motorcycle, I might as well spend $30.00 on a 600 mile oil/filter change. Honda...
  19. Hi Gary, Excellent video for CFR450L owners! ...

    Hi Gary,

    Excellent video for CFR450L owners!

    There are so many virtual tools out there now to make better judgments. YouTube, Oil Analysis, forums, ebooks etc.

    Once I was using an engine...
  20. Hi Gary, Yes, the Honda CRF450L is water...

    Hi Gary,

    Yes, the Honda CRF450L is water cooled, EFI, and runs an ECM with a data port. It’s a modern design except the wet clutch being the classic power transfer.

    I have a tendency to run at...
  21. Hi Gary, Very good point. I believe in second...

    Hi Gary,

    Very good point. I believe in second opinions. Looks like my bike is getting her first taste on Phillips X/C !

    Mahalo,
    Ted
  22. Hi Cameron, Thank you for the input. Agreed,...

    Hi Cameron,

    Thank you for the input. Agreed, may even be better than COTS (Commercial Off the Shelf) Motorcycle SJ.

    Ted
  23. Hi Glenn, Thank you. I believe you made a...

    Hi Glenn,

    Thank you. I believe you made a good decision. I know it’s expensive but, also is stocking several types of oil (and Honda SJ is hard to get).

    99% of Auto Oil (street) is...
  24. Phillips 66 X/C SAE 20W50 Use in Honda CRF450L motor?

    Hello Engine Gurus,

    Any guidance on running Aviation Motor oil(s) (i.e. Phillips X/C) in a Honda and/or Yamaha motorcycle/ATV? Finding SJ oil on the road isn’t easy. I have not used it but, it...
  25. Thread: new compass

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    My R44 was delivered with a vertical compass (RHC...

    My R44 was delivered with a vertical compass (RHC installed it for some reason, the order sheet said wet compass). So when I picked up the chopper in Torrance ... I thought “Why did they put a...
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