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  1. I know a lot of people badmouth Mike Busch for...

    I know a lot of people badmouth Mike Busch for some of his comments about mechanics,
    but he does come up with some good stuff-- thought provoking if nothing else.
    Here's a link to an article about...
  2. IMHO buying used cylinders isn't a good option--...

    IMHO buying used cylinders isn't a good option--
    that used cylinder might have ten zillion hours on it.
    Esp if your cylinders are known time since new or factory reman.
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    Yes, a 74DM6S5. I think the whole FWF package...

    Yes, a 74DM6S5.
    I think the whole FWF package came off a Cherokee.
    An engine driven fuel pump (with electric backup) is part of the STC,
    mine even still had the cooling shroud & connected scat as...
  4. Seems like it runs kinda slow on my Samsung...

    Seems like it runs kinda slow on my Samsung android phone, but works just fine on my HP laptop using Microsoft Edge.
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    FWIW that same prop is also used on at least some...

    FWIW that same prop is also used on at least some C150/150 conversions.
    Mine had a 52 pitch when I bought it, too flat.

    Borrowed a friends 58 pitch, too much prop,
    Took my 52 in for a repitch...
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    A friend of mine worked as a mechanics helper...

    A friend of mine worked as a mechanics helper (aka apprentice) in a couple different airplane shops,
    then went to one of the "finishing schools" to get his A&P.
    He told me almost everything there...
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    Don't go into the prop shop when they're...

    Don't go into the prop shop when they're repitching your prop!
    Just like don't go into the kitchen of your favorite restaurant.
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    FWIW the story of Nate Saint is pretty...

    FWIW the story of Nate Saint is pretty interesting,
    he was an early pilot for MAF.
    I've read at least one book about it.
    ...
  9. Thread: Float Dolly

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    Several of these rigs at the Renton WA airport...

    Several of these rigs at the Renton WA airport KRNT on Lake Washington.
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    FWIW here's a pic of the fuel selector & fuel...

    FWIW here's a pic of the fuel selector & fuel cutoff arrangement in a friend's C182 with the Air Plains IO550 conversion.
    You can see the cut-off is safetied on.
    Another friend has an IO550...
  11. Thread: Whoizzit?

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    I don't think I want to know how you can tell...

    I don't think I want to know how you can tell when you're on the glide slope.
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    An "owner maintenance" category IMHO would be a...

    An "owner maintenance" category IMHO would be a mixed blessing.
    On one hand-- wow! I can put those BF Goodrich monster mudders on my factory airplane without a field approval.
    One the other hand,...
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    https://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief....

    https://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=20190107X60530

    Wow!! Two serious injuries per the accident report, but (amazingly) no fatalities.
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    900 useful, about like mine. No problem so far,...

    900 useful, about like mine.
    No problem so far, I travel light.
    If I was an outfitter, I'd want all the power & useful I could get.
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    Open end of the boot trailing? Hope that smoke...

    Open end of the boot trailing?
    Hope that smoke pole's lashed in there good & tight.
  16. Thread: New to this

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    If anything, I would guess that 80% is on the low...

    If anything, I would guess that 80% is on the low side.
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    Maybe not feasible in a C185, as I understand the...

    Maybe not feasible in a C185, as I understand the fuel shutoff (separate from the fuel selector) is woired open,
    but what about running the system dry -- as in killing the engine by turning the...
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    While we were on our way to a recent fly-in, I...

    While we were on our way to a recent fly-in, I passed a friend of mine just a few miles before the destination.
    When I made my initial radio call for the fly-in airport, he said "I don't see you--...
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    I have quite a bit of time in a ragwing 170, I...

    I have quite a bit of time in a ragwing 170, I sold it to buy a C150/150 taildragger.
    Sold that one to buy my 53 180.
    That 150 did fly like a sports car, esp compared to the 180.
    If it's a sports...
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    Actually, "wheels forward" gear legs started in...

    Actually, "wheels forward" gear legs started in 1955.
    same year as they moved the fresh air inlets farther outboard.
    Fuel capacity went from 60 gallons to 65 in 1957.
    ...
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    Sold

    Sold
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    Is that a statement or a question?

    Is that a statement or a question?
  24. I agree that it's always best to fix the actual...

    I agree that it's always best to fix the actual problem.
    But if that proves problematic, what's wrong with a band-aid?
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    My C180 manual has similar instructions. Just...

    My C180 manual has similar instructions.
    Just didn't have it here at home, so used the old HD manual.
    Question: if jumping between bat & gen terminals at regulator correctly polarizes the...
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