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    Unfortunately, this is apparently becoming the...

    Unfortunately, this is apparently becoming the exception rather than the rule.
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    Maybe some inop placards in italian, in the same...

    Maybe some inop placards in italian, in the same font as whatever's there now?
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    A guy at my airport had a similar problem. He...

    A guy at my airport had a similar problem.
    He took a torch (propane weed burner?) and heated up two slots of asphalt in front of the hangar,
    and used a rake to create two impressions for the mains...
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    Unless you can open it all the way, right up...

    Unless you can open it all the way, right up against the bottom of the wing,
    I wouldn't recommend opening windows in flight.
    IMHO it's pretty tough on the hinges, and the latches / hold opens.
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    A friend of mine was installing a prop on a...

    A friend of mine was installing a prop on a project airplane & had to buy prop bolts.
    He told me that they charge quite a premium for a "prop bolt kit" vs just buying 6 of the correct AN bolts.
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    I don't do enough online buying from private...

    I don't do enough online buying from private parties to where I wanna hassle with having another bank account.
    And I'm not gonna give Paypal or any other vendor access to my primary account.
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    I don't do enough private party transactions that...

    I don't do enough private party transactions that I want to mess with another, separate bank account just for paypal use.
    Ditto with having a vendor-type account that I can use to accept CC payment...
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    paypal costs

    Just wanted to give everyone a heads-up about what happened to me recently.
    I bought something from a guy on here --
    we settled on a price of $700, and I paid him with paypal using my credit card....
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    I do it every year, shortly before I do my...

    I do it every year, shortly before I do my (owner-assisted) annual.
    Takes about 5 seconds.
    AD76-07-12
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    There are very few absolutes in life. I doubt...

    There are very few absolutes in life.
    I doubt this is one of them.
    If there's some sort of problem internal to the radio,
    then the external switch & wiring could be fine.
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    From the first link: "NOTE: The ATS 2EM...

    From the first link:

    "NOTE: The ATS 2EM Differential Pressure Tester has a .040” orifice as required by Teledyne Continental SB03-3 Service Bulletin, and is the proper type of instrument to test...
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    That's a good looking 180, small tires or not....

    That's a good looking 180, small tires or not.
    I've always thought the 54 & 55 paint schemes were the most attractive.
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    Yeah! I can't wait to see the TV ad!

    Yeah! I can't wait to see the TV ad!
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    The quite a while, I've been doing my annuals...

    The quite a while, I've been doing my annuals with my IA in my own hangar.
    The past few years, it's worked out that I need an oil change 2 or 3 weeks before the annual is due.
    I have him come down...
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    Thanks for the tip. I never could find anything...

    Thanks for the tip. I never could find anything that would fit in the hole in the faceplate.
    A friend of mine came up with some 3/32" stainless TIG filler rod--
    I cut off about a 4" piece, with a...
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    It doesn't have any station-by-station info, but...

    It doesn't have any station-by-station info,
    but the propeller TCDS has the basic maximum / minimum length limits.
    ...
  17. Does anyone else remember the proposed AD to...

    Does anyone else remember the proposed AD to magnaflux (or whatever) the gear legs on all Cessna taildraggers.
    Some (don't recall how many) were breaking at the axle bolt holes.
    As I recall, it...
  18. I'm curious just how many airplanes out of the...

    I'm curious just how many airplanes out of the fleet have had this damage discovered.
    10%, 50%, ??
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    Have you gained some weight since I saw you last,...

    Have you gained some weight since I saw you last, Dave?
  20. I had a malfunctioning CHT gauge a while back....

    I had a malfunctioning CHT gauge a while back.
    Gauge & probe are both UMA.
    I read what little troubleshooting info they had,
    testing with my ohmmeter indicated the gauge was the problem so I...
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    Snapping turtles I assume-- are they aggressive?...

    Snapping turtles I assume-- are they aggressive?
    Also curious if they sit on or otherwise tend their eggs,
    or are they "fire and forget"?
    No turtles tortoises or whatever here, except maybe sea...
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    An expression that comes to mind is "tilting at...

    An expression that comes to mind is "tilting at windmills", another is "you can't fight city hall".
    When a simple field approval that should take about a week (including mail time) takes 11 months,...
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    Maybe Aircraft Spruce should be prosecuted for...

    Maybe Aircraft Spruce should be prosecuted for selling compass repair kits to the general public?
    IMHO the regs need to be tempered by common sense.
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    My point was that new Aeroflash units are no...

    My point was that new Aeroflash units are no longer available.

    But I'm curious as to the "inferior low grade parts" comment....inferior compared to what-- Whelen parts?
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    I agree...prop design & selection are a black...

    I agree...prop design & selection are a black art, not a science.
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