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    I shoulda got my **** together sooner and been an...

    I shoulda got my **** together sooner and been an airline pilot and then a mechanic so I could have something to be sued for. 8)
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    We were bar hopping on the Brazos River on a...

    We were bar hopping on the Brazos River on a Sunday morning with a customer bringing the last Super Cub I rebuilt dowm from Amarillo for the annual. He could hear us and we could hear him at 120...
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    First thing I would do would be to get a...

    First thing I would do would be to get a manometer and see what kind of pressure differential on either side of the oil cooler. It is all about air flow and without modifying anything you can see...
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    https://www.supercub.org/forum/showthread.php?5611...

    https://www.supercub.org/forum/showthread.php?56116-Radio-and-transponder-question

    https://www.supercub.org/forum/showthread.php?54612-Lightweight-VHF-Radio-and-Transponder
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    Here is how they concluded the punch test was not...

    Here is how they concluded the punch test was not a good indicator of internal corrosion. I am and always have been a fan of sealed struts. ...
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    Strut Failure, Fatal Crash

    I just punch tested a set of Tri-Pacer struts and installed freshly tested forks. Huge PITA. From the pictures of the strut in this accident I doubt it was ever treated. ...
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    Found some pictures of my last visit to the prop...

    Found some pictures of my last visit to the prop shop and the tool used to repitch.
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    I thought you paid good money to have those...

    I thought you paid good money to have those recreated? This one got smashed flat with a body hammer.
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    Jason didn't like the bump so I made a doubler...

    Jason didn't like the bump so I made a doubler out of some .125" think aluminum, formed it to the nose bowl and riveted it in and formed a hole around it. Now it looks stock.
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    That is where I have a huge advantage. 8)

    That is where I have a huge advantage. 8)
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    Where does this come from? I have heard it for...

    Where does this come from? I have heard it for years but never had an issue getting a prop pitched to whatever I wanted.
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    No, the NL was Jason's original starter and there...

    No, the NL was Jason's original starter and there was no issue with it hitting prior to the bump.
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    My daughter talked to a mechanic examiner...

    My daughter talked to a mechanic examiner recently and that is what he told her as well. It is a test generated by the FAA. People taking advantage to the system causes more regulation and makes it...
  14. They can't get the crank cases overhauled? My...

    They can't get the crank cases overhauled? My spare engine is a narrow deck 150 hp that is allocated to Cathy's Tri-Pacer and that engine gets gone through and put on my Clipper when it is ready to...
  15. That is a good video and is what I did to #4 on...

    That is a good video and is what I did to #4 on Saturday. Luckily I caught it early and my valve looks fine so can probably be reused after guides are replaced.
  16. That is how I am leaning Tim. I have replaced...

    That is how I am leaning Tim.

    I have replaced cams without overhauling the bottom end. Have a friend here in that situation after 500 hours and have an O-340 at LyCon having the same done at 385...
  17. Exactly what I have been telling myself for quite...

    Exactly what I have been telling myself for quite some time. I have installed all these airframe mods and am leaving 10 hp on the table. Doesn't make much sense.
  18. It is 100 plus degrees and Jason's is getting so...

    It is 100 plus degrees and Jason's is getting so close so I am in no hurry to delve into it.
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    Congratulations, more fun to come.

    Congratulations, more fun to come.
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    I have access to the equipment to replace the guides and dress valves and grind the seats, have done it on many cylinders over the years and it is not that big of a deal. The thing I have been...
  21. Low Compression, Worn Exhaust Valve Guide, Decisions, Decisions

    So I participated in the STOL Demo at Oshkosh and had a lot of fun. I noticed that my engine started to hesitate a bit when i pushed the throttle forward on take-off so when I got home, like I did...
  22. So I got a hold of my friendly neighborhood fish...

    So I got a hold of my friendly neighborhood fish spotter with lots and lots of 180 hp Wip float experience who is hanging out with several of his buddies who do the same. Seems their consensus is...
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    I fly under them a lot, we are surrounded by...

    I fly under them a lot, we are surrounded by them. They miss figured the bases on a large farm north of here and had to replace the blades and generators in less than a year.
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    "Owner Maintenance" in the US?

    News revealed by the the Administrator at Oshkosh
    Elwell announced a very exciting prospect for the legacy fleet. For older aircraft not being used for commercial purposes, owners will be able to...
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    Here is an article I wrote on the pre-purchase of...

    Here is an article I wrote on the pre-purchase of a Super Cub.
    https://docs.google.com/document/d/15H0D07cK6H61Lf_1k3NVgf8jnUHFwK4R94uVTS7mOoY/edit?usp=drivesdk
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