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  1. Thread: Auto gas stc

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    That sounds about right. Not just a simple...

    That sounds about right. Not just a simple engine swap, but completely different make/model of engine (and more horsepower). I'm pretty sure both EAA and Petersen would handle that situation in the...
  2. Thread: Auto gas stc

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    Must have been Petersen, because we didn't do it...

    Must have been Petersen, because we didn't do it that way at EAA. I handled all the fulfillment for EAA Auto Fuel STCS for the last 3 years of my employment there (I retired this past June), so I...
  3. Thread: Auto gas stc

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    EVERY EAA STC will say the same thing. No...

    EVERY EAA STC will say the same thing. No ethanol is allowed (or any form of alcohol for that matter).

    To the OP's original question, if you rebuilt the same engine to the factor specification...
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    Waco UPF-7. I owned one of these for a number of...

    Waco UPF-7. I owned one of these for a number of years. Wonderful aircraft. Just a dream to fly!
  5. Getting back to the question about annual...

    Getting back to the question about annual inspections, most of the vintage aircraft I've seen have had their permanent airworthiness certificates issued in 1957. My 1955 Tri-Pacer and 1940 J5A were...
  6. Lots of good info in this thread. The main point...

    Lots of good info in this thread. The main point being, when building an amateur-built aircraft, you can really customize it to be the airplane YOU want, not what someone else thought you wanted. ...
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    My biggest regret is not building it as big as I...

    My biggest regret is not building it as big as I had originally planned. The lot I have at the airport is big enough for a 60x60 hangar, and I originally planned to build just that. But the cost of...
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    Congrats Steve! Thanks for sharing the story. ...

    Congrats Steve! Thanks for sharing the story. Amazing how things work out sometimes!! Enjoy the heck out of it!!
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    Steve, Thanks for continuing to put up with...

    Steve,

    Thanks for continuing to put up with this ragtag bunch of misfits. We are all deeply appreciative of your efforts. Bravo!
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    This is sage advice. I've spent a fair amount of...

    This is sage advice. I've spent a fair amount of time flying high-drag aircraft, and have learned that the only place that you are absolutely, positively sure you can make is that which is directly...
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    My Super Cub still has the parking brake system...

    My Super Cub still has the parking brake system installed. Looks just like Steve's photos. Works great!!
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    Piper certified the airplane to 90 hp only. Even...

    Piper certified the airplane to 90 hp only. Even though the engine type certificate allows 95 horsepower for 5 minutes, the PA-18 type certificate does not. So it's not really a "PA-18-95" even...
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    Very cool. Nice work! Same year as mine! ...

    Very cool. Nice work! Same year as mine! What's your serial number? Might be close! Mine is 18-7405. Keep up the great work. There aren't enough nice, clean 90 hp Super Cubs left!
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    Must not be as many lakes around you, which would...

    Must not be as many lakes around you, which would surprise me. Around here, between boaters and snowmobilers, there are always people eagerly buying the ethanol-free stuff.



    Yeah, the metro...
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    Ethanol-free mogas is available all over the...

    Ethanol-free mogas is available all over the place in Wisconsin. Almost every station has ethanol-free premium, and some stations have other grades available as well. The premium is running about...
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    For what it's worth, I have flown center-stick...

    For what it's worth, I have flown center-stick airplanes with and without the "Y" on the stick and I prefer the non-Y version. The "Y" seemed to be in my way somehow. YMMV of course, but I'd go...
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    You'd be surprised. I know I sure was. I never...

    You'd be surprised. I know I sure was. I never thought I'd like a center stick arrangement, but then I was tasked with flying an airplane from WI to FL, and about 10 minutes into the first leg of...
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    I just use the scissors jack from my Ford...

    I just use the scissors jack from my Ford Mustang. It has a nice little saddle that fits right under the axle just inboard of the brake, and lifts the airplane up with no effort at all. Works great!
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    Welcome to the forums "Otis". :) You'll find...

    Welcome to the forums "Otis". :) You'll find tons of information and a great group of folks here, some of whom you already know very well!! :)
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    I have one on my 90 hp PA-18, and I wouldn't have...

    I have one on my 90 hp PA-18, and I wouldn't have anything else. Works great! Never a hint of shimmy, and nice, positive steering. Light and small. Couldn't ask for more!
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    No airplane NEEDS a short N number. There are...

    No airplane NEEDS a short N number. There are provisions in the rules for just about any situation regarding making the N number fit on the airframe. As for "saving" the short N numbers for those...
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    When I worked at Sonex we would have workshop...

    When I worked at Sonex we would have workshop weekends every so often. During the workshops we would give introductory lessons in the factory prototypes. On a good day we would have N12SX, N112SX,...
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    Yep, I admit it, I'm one of those who treasures...

    Yep, I admit it, I'm one of those who treasures the original N number on a plane. As has been mentioned above, it's part of the history of that aircraft and I feel it should be preserved. On a...
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    Rich, I agree. In fact, all of us at EAA who...

    Rich,

    I agree. In fact, all of us at EAA who were working with the FAA on this rulemaking package back then agreed and tried to get the FAA to go that way. Obviously we didn't succeed. Using...
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    There has always been a lot of confusion on this...

    There has always been a lot of confusion on this because of the way the FAA uses the term "LSA" to mean so many different things. The fact is, there is actually no reference in the certification...
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