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  1. The Lycoming Operating Instructions booklet has...

    The Lycoming Operating Instructions booklet has charts and graphs. It's not nearly as simple as just RPM. Depends on temperature, altitude, manifold pressure, etc. I have the charts on my desk...
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    Want a saggy baggy patch? I don't.

    Want a saggy baggy patch? I don't.
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    I maybe shouldn't admit that i have an assortment...

    I maybe shouldn't admit that i have an assortment of pilot shoes. Lessee - Extra Tuffs, Sorrel paks, worn out loafers, hiking boots, sneakers. What an amusing topic!
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    Heard you're going to be at Steve's tomorrow. ...

    Heard you're going to be at Steve's tomorrow. If I go over there I'll be sure to look real close at what be in my plane when I leave.:Ginnocent:
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    Only glue on the patch, and not the base...

    Only glue on the patch, and not the base material? Multiple coats of glue?
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    Poll: Ran into this Pelican's Perch item today. It's...

    Ran into this Pelican's Perch item today. It's old (1998 ) but contains info and ideas that I think are pertinent to this thread. ...
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    If you lean it in flight to the point of...

    If you lean it in flight to the point of roughness then enrichen slightly, does it still consume excessive gas?
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    Looks great. Could you please provide some...

    Looks great. Could you please provide some closeups of tape and some of those "challenging" location details like at the front of the vertical fin?

    We're considering Oratex for the Exp -12 we're...
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    Ok, I have a question. I've heard several times...

    Ok, I have a question. I've heard several times that Oratex is easy to repair.

    The situation: I covered my gear with Oratex as an experiment (the rest of the plane is Stewarts). I got a...
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    No advice from here, but hearty congratulations!

    No advice from here, but hearty congratulations!
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    Just an uneducated guess: Maybe sprayed on...

    Just an uneducated guess: Maybe sprayed on too thick so that it skinned over while still trying to out-gas??
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    Poll: Nope. As I see it, the part 91 requirements...

    Nope. As I see it, the part 91 requirements cited above are controlling. And as a matter of opinion, they are sufficient for "friendly IFR".

    As a practical matter, what is important? That...
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    Poll: Agree. And certified ground-based navigation...

    Agree. And certified ground-based navigation (VOR, ILS), if certified GPS navigation not installed.

    That's what I'm hanging my hat on for what I do and what Windy called "friendly" IFR...
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    Yup - purging is used on critical welds. Edit:...

    Yup - purging is used on critical welds.
    Edit: Oops - I see CharlieN already answered.
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    I don't actually "know" the answer to that, and I...

    I don't actually "know" the answer to that, and I think the correct answer is "it depends" but here's my take on it.

    Post heat can do two things. It can relieve residual weld shrinkage...
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    Bravo to Oliver for his attitude in the previous...

    Bravo to Oliver for his attitude in the previous post (91). I've only used Stits and Stewarts. I had some trouble with both, and in both cases I think it was my own fault. My first go-round...
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    Not the only factor. A large weld section can...

    Not the only factor. A large weld section can create an adjacent stress concentration notch. And an asymmetric weld can be worse yet. Also, the rapid rate of heating / cooling with tig or mig...
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    fs 2003 corporation PIA, but - - - -

    fs 2003 corporation

    PIA, but - - - -
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    1025 CD Yield 54 KSI Ultimate 64 KSI...

    1025 CD
    Yield 54 KSI
    Ultimate 64 KSI
    Elongation 15%
    Brinell hardness 126
    http://matweb.com/search/DataSheet.aspx?MatGUID=aa1c987a696e42bd95ddad57e5f3e1c7&ckck=1

    4130N
    Yield 63 KSI
    Ultimate...
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    Best if the line of action of the shock passed...

    Best if the line of action of the shock passed through the center of that "x" cluster. Right now it looks like it's imposing bending on the four tubes making up that cluster. But maybe the photo...
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    When I bought my -12 it had a swing-away cover on...

    When I bought my -12 it had a swing-away cover on the cockpit side of the firewall. Open in winter, closed in summer. I "think" that was factory. Super-simple - - -

    edit: That wasn't very...
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    Yup, and he knows Stinsons. super-12.com ...

    Yup, and he knows Stinsons. super-12.com 360-245-3478
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    I think it's more than that. He sent me a...

    I think it's more than that. He sent me a measurement a day or two ago, and I think it was more like an inch+ in comparison to Piper's PA-12 drawing and the Exp I'm working on now.

    I don't have...
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    Flew a buddy's -18 a few days ago, in part to...

    Flew a buddy's -18 a few days ago, in part to compare with my -12. It seemed a little less responsive in roll, but comfortable, and MUCH lighter in pitch - with seemingly greater stick deflection....
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    Longer stick, Bob. No string required. :lol: ...

    Longer stick, Bob. No string required. :lol: And - - - know YOUR cork. Then all is good.
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