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    The 470K in my C180 has never made ice when I was...

    The 470K in my C180 has never made ice when I was flying it as near as I can tell.
    I still do a carb heat rpm check as part of my run-up,
    and apply carb heat for a few seconds before every takeoff....
  2. Sometimes I wonder just how many young men were...

    Sometimes I wonder just how many young men were actually victimized,
    and how many others are just piling on hoping to dig into some deep pockets.
    "Free money" is a powerful motivation for some...
  3. IMHO a key aspect of the YE program is not just...

    IMHO a key aspect of the YE program is not just allowing the kids to experience aviation,
    but also good PR for aviation in general.
    So the next time someone flies over their house, instead of...
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    Working at home when you have that nice shop at...

    Working at home when you have that nice shop at the airport?
  5. I'm curious as to what sort of screening is...

    I'm curious as to what sort of screening is involved re the pilots & airplanes doing YE rides?
    Years ago, there was a YE event at my airport--
    basically, anyone who wanted to hop rides with the...
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    Not as convenient having to use your laptop...

    Not as convenient having to use your laptop imstead of your phone, I'll admit--
    esp if you don't own a PC type computer!
    But way better than brand G where you have to use a tether to your laptop,...
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    If you think you'll only need it for this one...

    If you think you'll only need it for this one crimp,
    and don't really want to buy one,
    NAPA or a similar auto parts place might be able to crimp it for you.
  8. I was a Cub Scout, and a Boy Scout in the 60's &...

    I was a Cub Scout, and a Boy Scout in the 60's & early 70's-- never came close to Eagle Scout though.
    It was a positive experience, esp for a city kid like myself.
    It would have been more positive...
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    Some pilots I've seen seem to like flying their...

    Some pilots I've seen seem to like flying their pattern in a different zip code than the airport.
    Not saying that's the case here, just saying.
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    Several years ago, I saw (or read) an interview...

    Several years ago, I saw (or read) an interview with Alan Jackson when he mentioned having a get-away home with an airstrip "for flying my old taildraggers".
    That's the only reference to him being a...
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    Better go over & piss on the fence, just to make...

    Better go over & piss on the fence, just to make sure.
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    Dunno about the attach points, but Cub Crafters...

    Dunno about the attach points, but Cub Crafters sells what seems to be a reasonably price inertia reel set-up in 2 lengths.

    27" Shoulder Harness, Inertia Reel w/lap belt for PA-18...
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    I thought the crankshaft / master rod assembly...

    I thought the crankshaft / master rod assembly was collectively referred to as the master rod.
    But yes, as you can see, the crankshaft itself was what failed.
    This airplane belongs to the local...
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    I think its probably a good idea to get an ADSB...

    I think its probably a good idea to get an ADSB report
    ( adsbperformance.faa.gov )
    every once in a while, just to make sure its reporting properly.
    Costs nothing, and might save some grief down...
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    Kill the lead cow (make sure the others are...

    Kill the lead cow (make sure the others are watching),
    then give them the "I'm watching you" business.
    Works every time.

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    The local aero museum had a 220 stearman with an...

    The local aero museum had a 220 stearman with an inertia (wind-it-up) starter, what a PITA.
    If it had been me, I woulda just propped it, but they screwed around with that crank every time.
    About...
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    I was in an airplane shop yesterday when it took...

    I was in an airplane shop yesterday when it took 2 or 3 guys about 15 minutes to figure out how to get the "tach time" from a Garmin touchscreen gizmo.
    Not at all intuitive.
    It didn't help that...
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    I ended up gutting an old vacuum turn-n-bank....

    I ended up gutting an old vacuum turn-n-bank.
    Kinda better than what I was looking for cuz it has that old timey look.
    But thanks anyway.

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    Curious if the hogs are killed after trapping, ...

    Curious if the hogs are killed after trapping,
    or turned loose to cause problems somewhere else.
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    We had an uncharacteristic hot spell a few months...

    We had an uncharacteristic hot spell a few months ago in western WA,
    which set some all-time temperature records,
    and now it feels like fall is coming on (about a month early).
    Is the dreaded...
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    Micro VG's would seem to be an attractive...

    Micro VG's would seem to be an attractive alternative to a Sportsman cuff-- less $$ to buy and way less effort to install.
    I was on the fence about putting them on my old C150/150TD, but let someone...
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    WTB skid ball

    Looking for a (usually 2-1/4") slip/skid ball instrument.
    Anybody got one they wanna get rid of?
    I also need the 2-1/4 to 3-1/8 adapter plate.

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    Hopefully no nose-overs? A couple of those pics...

    Hopefully no nose-overs?
    A couple of those pics showed airplanes with what to me looked like extreme tail high attitudes...
    with the elevator down, not up. (shudder)
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