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  1. Hey, I’ll be first to say I don’t know mike, but...

    Hey, I’ll be first to say I don’t know mike, but I’ve gotten quite a lot of advice and lots of pm for guys that want the work. I just dont do well with the sarcasm. If you’ve got something...
  2. Don’t worry yourself Mike I can tell it’s already...

    Don’t worry yourself Mike I can tell it’s already above your abilities. You remind me of a local electrician we have around here, he always says how hard he works and how covered up he is, but any...
  3. Funny, In 1978 my uncle and my father replaced...

    Funny, In 1978 my uncle and my father replaced the lower longerons on a pa18a recovered it and rebuilt the engine in two months. But now under three years is unrealistic? Is this how far weíve sunk?...
  4. Thread: 737 Max

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    In all the 737 I flew if you pulled/pushed...

    In all the 737 I flew if you pulled/pushed against runaway trim this engaged the stab brake. You then reached over and then placed the cutout switch to cutout and trimmed manually and problem over. I...
  5. Thread: 737 Max

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    Charlie, you have to remember at the time even...

    Charlie, you have to remember at the time even the USA based crews (I have a friend at American that was furious. When your check airman don’t know that’s bad) didn’t even know the system was on the...
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    Then we might as well all ride in drones and hope...

    Then we might as well all ride in drones and hope the Chinese get the electronics right. I reject that reality! The reason the max has this problem to begin with is their emulation of Airbus with the...
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    Our batteries plus store here will put new...

    Our batteries plus store here will put new batteries packs in old tools. Iíve got small Mikita I had done because itís so useful due to its small size. You might try to see if you can find similar....
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    I like how the chart says “water rubbers” that...

    I like how the chart says “water rubbers” that must be something new for floats.
  9. Thread: Javron Cub

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    Even the planter is clean! I can’t tell you the...

    Even the planter is clean! I can’t tell you the last 4 row planter I’ve seen. I only dream my shop that clean, every time it gets clean someone drags something dirty or muddy in.
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    Pretty rare air there, nice side by side seating....

    Pretty rare air there, nice side by side seating. If I remember right my uncle flew them and said heavy controls and bad in crosswinds. But the plus side was very stable! He liked his cub and lusombe...
  11. Thread: 737 Max

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    I saw a great special on Quantas 72 an Airbus...

    I saw a great special on Quantas 72 an Airbus A330 on the Smithsonian channel. Check it out if you get a chance. Kevin Sullivan, the capt of that flight and former fighter pilot said “As automation...
  12. Thanks so much to all that replied, I’m going to...

    Thanks so much to all that replied, I’m going to make a few calls next week after I study all the replies and I do some leg work checking these suggestions out. I am thrilled with the reply’s in just...
  13. Where would you have a super cub worked on?

    Well I hoping to get opinions on where you’d have a cub redone? First I don’t want to wait a year to get in. Second I don’t want someone that takes two years to get it done. Im seriously thinking of...
  14. Thread: 737 Max

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    It got some good guys fired back in the late 80s,...

    It got some good guys fired back in the late 80s, some of those guys coming of the 727 and Dc9 that had never dealt with fms had quite a hard time making the transition. I remember quite a few sullen...
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    Some where around here I’ve got a picture of my...

    Some where around here I’ve got a picture of my uncles crop duster a 1956 pa18a it had flat back and no rear controls and yes the flat back was convenient (as could be for this style but a joke...
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    Bob, I will say there is rarely a week that goes...

    Bob, I will say there is rarely a week that goes by that I don’t miss hand flying the Dc9, with all the Boeing (72,73,74) I flew it was always my favorite. How many Cat2 approach’s I hand flew I’ll...
  17. Wayne, this is the only thing that does give me...

    Wayne, this is the only thing that does give me hope! If more people (adults) were less self absorbed and taught and spend time with their children I honestly believe most of these problems could be...
  18. Thread: 737 Max

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    Regularly I drive a tractor here on the farm my...

    Regularly I drive a tractor here on the farm my father bought new when I was younger. Itís a 1964 John Deere 4020 and even if the battery is dead we can pull start it. The hour meter quit in the...
  19. Thread: 737 Max

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    Now Thatís funny! But so so true!

    Now Thatís funny! But so so true!
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    Well I guess we will have to agree to disagree....

    Well I guess we will have to agree to disagree. I’ll stick with the old school. I flew a lot of 30-40 year old aircraft and those old Boeing and Douglas aircraft dispatch reliability was top notch....
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    Bob, I agree completely. My brother once asked...

    Bob, I agree completely. My brother once asked after I retired what is the jet i wanted to fly but didn’t....it’s the 757. It’s performance always impressed me and I think it was built before it’s...
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    Gee bee, does have a point I cannot argue with....

    Gee bee, does have a point I cannot argue with. The 737-700 probably should have been the apex of the line. I saw one of my first 757 years ago land 29 at ewr. Then load up and takeoff full back to...
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    Gary, that’s been my contention all along! MCAS...

    Gary, that’s been my contention all along! MCAS is the problem! It’s a system put on the aircraft without knowledge or training for the pilots that flew it. The computer dictates control (ie trim)...
  24. Thread: 737 Max

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    First I never flew the max, but I was a capt on...

    First I never flew the max, but I was a capt on the 737-100,200,300,500,700,800,900. While not my favorite, they are good aircraft! My understanding is due to slight engine relocation realitive to cg...
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    I couldn’t agree more! I’m my opinion the average...

    I couldn’t agree more! I’m my opinion the average pilot we saw at the end of my career wasn’t the pilots that I started with. While immensely computer literate their hand flying skills were just...
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