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    I was on a narrow strip of land on Lobster Lake...

    I was on a narrow strip of land on Lobster Lake in Maine when I heard a lot of noise splashing in the swamp heading in my direction. I hid behind a tree. It was a Moose. When it appeared to be coming...
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    An intake valve sticking partially open will do...

    An intake valve sticking partially open will do what you described. I had the same thing happen in a Comanche with an 0-540. There was a little tiny bit of roughness on runup which I attributed to...
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    Where did you hear the air leaking out when you...

    Where did you hear the air leaking out when you did the test? Could be sticky intake valve stems.
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    Because the fuel is injected at the intake valve...

    Because the fuel is injected at the intake valve inside the warm cylinder head. The cooling effect of the vaporizing fuel is not in the butterfly/venturi area. There is always the possibility of ram...
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    That's what you get for living off the grid....

    That's what you get for living off the grid. :roll:
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    https://airplanesusa.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/0...

    https://airplanesusa.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/3299.jpg
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    You do not mention what elevations your airports...

    You do not mention what elevations your airports will be. That should have some influence on the size of engine.
    Crash mentions a Cherokee. A nice 180 Cherokee would fit the bill....except you are...
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    This is mounted on a rib centered between the two...

    This is mounted on a rib centered between the two spars. I have flight tested it throughout the speed range from 35 up to 155 and it is 100% accurate. Notice the yarn tied to the pitot tube at the...
  9. Mike, It's a shame the FAA has lost it's rudder...

    Mike, It's a shame the FAA has lost it's rudder and it takes the actions of a few good congress people with our pushing to straighten the ship.
  10. Thread: Pig Boat

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    How's this? https://youtu.be/upPHSDqj5x0

  11. House passes amendment to reverse FAA flight...

    House passes amendment to reverse FAA flight training...
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    You can always warm it up with a torch to soften...

    You can always warm it up with a torch to soften it.
  13. That was a few years ago when we had that...

    That was a few years ago when we had that discussion, so I am unable to remember the details and my friend is no longer available to ask. He was a very smart and experienced judge who had an...
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    Take care to squeeze equally on the top and...

    Take care to squeeze equally on the top and bottom. If you don't the stabilizer, will have a twist on the tip which could effect the flying characteristics. It may not be much, but every little bit...
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    Piper drawing #12769 says to flatten starting 6"...

    Piper drawing #12769 says to flatten starting 6" from the end. They don't say how. You could use a couple of 2x4s squeezed with a big C clamp.
    A3310071.pdf (supercubproject.com)
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    Do you have the propeller? What size bolts does...

    Do you have the propeller? What size bolts does it have? It will fit most any of those engines as long as the bolts match in accordance with the following limitations....
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    Long ago I was sent to Linden New Jersey to...

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    This one "looks" to be a bit small. High load...

    This one "looks" to be a bit small. High load near the control stick turning nearly 90 degrees. The cable may tend to fray/break individual wires due to bending. Larger pully diameters minimize the...
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    You're not a doof. If you do it again, yes you...

    You're not a doof. If you do it again, yes you are. Good lesson learned, safely.
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    For maximum carb heat temperature ....... Full...

    For maximum carb heat temperature ....... Full power and climb to reduce airspeed. Reduced airspeed gives the air more time to heat up while passing over the heat muff and at full power the engine is...
  21. A good friend of mine who has now gone west was a...

    A good friend of mine who has now gone west was a retired judge. He was tasked after his retirement with helping to distribute the funds from the Catholic priest scandals to the victims. He told me...
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    Pay attention to humidity as well. Use caution...

    Pay attention to humidity as well. Use caution early or late in the day when flying low over vegetation which generates a higher level of moisture. Think morning and early evening fogs.

    57577 ...
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    I try to let other pilots determine what they...

    I try to let other pilots determine what they think is the best procedure for them in any type of event.

    For your information. I have flown the airplane shown in the picture of post #63 and...
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    Rob, This is an example of what you said. Notice...

    Rob, This is an example of what you said. Notice how the engine thrust line of this airplane is set just above the wing. This is ideal for accelerating a wide swath of air over the upper surface of...
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    An engineer who I respect told me long ago that...

    An engineer who I respect told me long ago that the most efficient propeller has only one blade. Each additional blade is operating in the wake turbulence of the preceding blade. The main or perhaps...
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