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    I heard the man who owned that car interviewed on...

    I heard the man who owned that car interviewed on the radio about the entire story. It was hilarious. He had just bought the car new. He was laughing while he told the story though he admitted that...
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    Gary, I tried that on my 185 by installing a...

    Gary, I tried that on my 185 by installing a plate on the outboard end of one flap. It made no difference whatsoever. I did a series of stalls with each flap position expecting that the extra lift...
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    That should work Oli. 65 degrees is a lot, your...

    That should work Oli.
    65 degrees is a lot, your airplane will almost hover when you are done.
    When you finish, tape some yarn to the trailing edge of the flap and notice how it trails with the...
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    It would be better if that bend was not there....

    It would be better if that bend was not there. Make it a smooth curved section instead. The abrupt change in cross section disturbs the smooth air flow. If you have a long piece of 4" or 6" plastic...
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    One thing to add to your list is to flush out the...

    One thing to add to your list is to flush out the carburetor. With the fuel valve on, pull the drain plug on the back of the carb bowl and let some gas wash through. This will flush out any...
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    [QUOTE=Olibuilt;749120]Always looking to improve...

    [QUOTE=Olibuilt;749120]Always looking to improve the airplane.

    Flap gap seal questions:

    - Main purpose of those seal is to close the gap for cruise speed OR redirect the air in the slot...
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    As long as the FO part is recognized, no one will...

    As long as the FO part is recognized, no one will hit it.
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    A dorsal fin is float specific and not part of...

    A dorsal fin is float specific and not part of Cessna's float kit.
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    Nope no pic, just one of those little square...

    Nope no pic, just one of those little square thingies.
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    I've also seen somewhere in Maine a single plane...

    I've also seen somewhere in Maine a single plane hangar built like a float in boathouse. The plane was floated tailed in, the tails of the floats were set up on a plank with some sort of a lifting...
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    John, This is not quite what you were asking, but...

    John, This is not quite what you were asking, but there was a hangar built into the dam at the Quabbin Reservoir in Massachusetts. It has a set of tracks going from the hangar into the water. There...
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    Pick a light. https://youtu.be/j_1obUME3KM ...

    Pick a light.


    https://youtu.be/j_1obUME3KM
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    60 wide would be a minimum for two or three...

    60 wide would be a minimum for two or three planes. My hangar is 70 wide and I can put two float planes in there backed into corners without moving the other one to get either one out. Any less, it...
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    Cut 2 scaled top views of the Cub out of a piece...

    Cut 2 scaled top views of the Cub out of a piece of paper. Draw different sized and shaped hangars on a piece of paper to the same scale as the Cubs. Practice moving them around as though you were...
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    Another check list case. "This is a Water...

    Another check list case. "This is a Water Landing---The gear is Up." What is that voice in my head set? Push gear warning annunciation to silence noise. Where are the mirrors?
  16. Dave, They were Lake LA-4-180s. I didn't notice...

    Dave, They were Lake LA-4-180s. I didn't notice this characteristic on the earlier C-1 and C-2s. The error was discovered prior to the end of the 180 production run so that the last 180s were very...
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    YIKES! As usual the FAA has dropped the ball big...

    YIKES! As usual the FAA has dropped the ball big time with these model airplanes which they call drones. Because they are so easy to fly with modern electronics every yahoo can have one. This DJI...
  18. Thanks Rich, I think that answers it. When the...

    Thanks Rich, I think that answers it. When the plane is slowed to and trimmed at 110 the P factor from the prop pulls slightly left. At normal cruise speeds the rigging is the controlling factor.
  19. sj, I had a friend for whom I did his flight...

    sj, I had a friend for whom I did his flight review in his Widgeon for years. Whenever we did stalls or Vmc demonstrations he would get all squirmy when we got close and would refuse to complete...
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    We recently witnessed an encounter between our...

    We recently witnessed an encounter between our neighbors cat and a Red Fox. The Fox was in the street and the cat was next to a tree. They were staring each other down until suddenly they started...
  21. Rich, Can you elaborate on this a bit? What is...

    Rich, Can you elaborate on this a bit? What is the cause of the left bank? Releasing the yoke or taking your feet off the pedals? Does the ball remain centered? I'm trying to understand the...
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    George, Those folks have a lot more than zero...

    George,
    Those folks have a lot more than zero hours by the time they climb in those F-16s etc.

    How do you account for being hired with 5 hours of SES when this is the posted requirement? "500...
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    Waldo, I'm not a wordsmith so my message may have...

    Waldo, I'm not a wordsmith so my message may have been slightly misunderstood. One does not necessarily think nor recognize what the level of his reaction times may be as time marches on. The level...
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    When one is 19 years old his reflexes are a lot...

    When one is 19 years old his reflexes are a lot sharper than a like experienced 50 plus year old. When a 19 year old has fortunate luck a 50+ year old's luck is more likely to be unfortunate under...
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    There are too many favorites. This is one of...

    There are too many favorites. This is one of many, a Cessna T-50 on floats. Big, comfortable, roomy, easy to fly, slightly faster and will out climb a 185 with double the fuel burn. Mine was modified...
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