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  1. I seem to remember another incident where O-rings...

    I seem to remember another incident where O-rings didn't work so well when cold....
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    It definitely was the main rotor. You can see one...

    It definitely was the main rotor. You can see one blade disintegrate upon impact.
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    It has to have a big flat washer against the...

    It has to have a big flat washer against the exposed bushing (forward). The rear bushing half is supported/covered by the engine mount flange and needs no washer. From your description, the bolts...
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    Same here, the biggest perceptible improvement...

    Same here, the biggest perceptible improvement was in elevator authority.
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    Mis-fueling was my immediate thought, but I was...

    Mis-fueling was my immediate thought, but I was keeping quiet (rare) until we knew more. What a tragedy.
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    3 cheers for the tug driver !

    3 cheers for the tug driver !
  7. Thread: Flap settings

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    Mine came with a 4 notch plate. I don't know who...

    Mine came with a 4 notch plate. I don't know who installed it or where it came from. It's second notch is right where #1 used to be and it's fourth notch is obviously full flaps. I only ever use #2...
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    A 160/320 is a really good upgrade for a 12. You...

    A 160/320 is a really good upgrade for a 12. You get a nice boost in power without much weight penalty. If you go with a Niagara cooler, a 20a rear mount alternator and a Skytech starter you can...
  9. Thread: Elevator spring

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    They were required to get the airplane to meet...

    They were required to get the airplane to meet the pitch stability/ oscillation requirements for certification.
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    Well, that and the flat spin...... After seeing...

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    It looks like a lot of fun, but my one concern is...

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    Yeah, I should probably go sit in the corner for...

    Yeah, I should probably go sit in the corner for a while.
    Bob's got the best point though, getting into the front seat almost requires stepping on the tire. In my opinion, the rear step on an 18 is...
  13. Thread: 737 Max

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    I just watched that one this afternoon. It was...

    I just watched that one this afternoon. It was intriguing insofar as they never did figure out how/why the system was transposing AOA data with altitude data. It happened to three A330's all in the...
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    He was asking about a bona fide Super Cub. Not a...

    He was asking about a bona fide Super Cub. Not a wanna-be, also ran PA12. Who cares about those things anyway.
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    I know I've seen them installed, but I wan't to...

    I know I've seen them installed, but I wan't to say "No" to ever being factory installed. I think it's a federal offence anyway....
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    How about the suction tube leaking where it bolts...

    How about the suction tube leaking where it bolts up to the back of the pump?
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    Sounds like my PPL checkride. I showed up in a...

    Sounds like my PPL checkride. I showed up in a 140 full of fuel, and this guy turned out to be huge. He gave me a prescription of short field/ soft field takeoffs and landings to perform while he...
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    Step one would be to determine the fault...

    Step one would be to determine the fault condition. Is it rich or lean? If it's rich, pulling the mixture out will clean it up. If lean, obviously pulling mixture is going to kill it.
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    To add to what Steve said, 3x3 gear has a front...

    To add to what Steve said, 3x3 gear has a front leg that's forward of perpendicular to the fuselage, not 90 deg. What I'm seeing in the pic looks like 90 degrees. That may be 3" extended, but I'm...
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    If I heard correctly, Mrs. Patey broke a nail....

    If I heard correctly, Mrs. Patey broke a nail. You gotta admit, that'll make a good story after some time passes. Thank God nobody was hurt, or worse.
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    If the tread seems to be getting thicker, bottle...

    If the tread seems to be getting thicker, bottle THAT !!
  22. Thread: Draco

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    I did exactly this at Twin Falls about 12 years...

  23. Thread: Be ready for it

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    Is that really a "thing"? I could have fun with...

    Is that really a "thing"? I could have fun with that. Especially if landing on 31 Arrrh....
  24. Thread: Dead Stick!

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    If it weren't for you I'd have nothing to keep me...

    If it weren't for you I'd have nothing to keep me entertained here.
  25. Thread: Dead Stick!

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    As does it's creator.

    As does it's creator.
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