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    I believe the engine on the R-44 is connected to...

    I believe the engine on the R-44 is connected to the transmission via drive belts.

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    Exactly. I owned a 79 Super Cub that I put on...

    Exactly. I owned a 79 Super Cub that I put on Gar Aero adapters and 8.50 X 10 tires like this is equipped with. I have never heard of anyone buffing the tread off those tires.....that’s a 29 X 11 X...
  3. I don't think that's a standard 185 part, but...

    I don't think that's a standard 185 part, but I've not flown every model year either.....

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    Yes, and an open bifold door doesn’t like a lot...

    Yes, and an open bifold door doesn’t like a lot of rotor wash, I’m guessing. Just dumb on several levels...one of which was videoing it. But I’d shut the door AND move the helo farther away.

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    Watch the video, it clearly shows where the rotor...

    Watch the video, it clearly shows where the rotor hit the door. Duh. Why you’d leave a hangar door open with a helicopter lifting off even close is beyond me.

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  6. Thread: ADS-B Issues

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    Interesting. The gent I spoke with, as I was...

    Interesting. The gent I spoke with, as I was experiencing similar problems never suggested I shouldn’t fly the airplane. The instruction not to fly the airplane in ADS-B airspace, he explained to...
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    Actually, with that attitude, I’d suggest you get...

    Actually, with that attitude, I’d suggest you get started on the restoration yourself. That way, you won’t have to transport it, and won’t have anyone else to blame when it takes a little longer...
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    Yeah, happy to see this storm head your...

    Yeah, happy to see this storm head your way.....six inches of nasty wet stuff overnight (second snow of the season) and 15 degrees now (8:00 AM). Forecast for tonight is 8 degrees F. Might be time...
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    Do NOT use a single straight hard line. It will...

    Do NOT use a single straight hard line. It will break. Use flex line.

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    Roger Meggers, Baker Air Service, Baker, MT MTV

    Roger Meggers, Baker Air Service, Baker, MT

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    Whadda Ya Know?

    So, Iím finishing up a checkout with a gent at his airport in the Denver area, and we see this guy changing oil in his car.....and the plane in the hangar looks sorta familiar. Then the guy comes...
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    I'm pretty sure that a B-17 with that light...

    I'm pretty sure that a B-17 with that light loading should have been quite able to fly away on three engines. Judging from the fact that they were unable to gain altitude, I'd assume this was not...
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    And, the ratio between liability and combined...

    And, the ratio between liability and combined hull/liability is the same between what you noted and what Steve noted......The only difference is each is twice as high in Alaska. Which shouldn't...
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    Dang overachievers......;-) :-P MTV

    Dang overachievers......;-) :-P

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    Yes, that supposed 15% over gross thing for...

    Yes, that supposed 15% over gross thing for Alaska has been a fairy tale for many years.

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    Stewart, I insured with AVEMCO in Alaska till...

    Stewart,

    I insured with AVEMCO in Alaska till I started instructing. I never carried hull, because rates were so high, but I always checked, thinking as I gained experience hull rates would...
  17. Thread: Flap settings

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    The best argument I’ve heard! MTV

    The best argument I’ve heard!

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  18. Thread: Flap settings

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    I’ve flown several cubs with three notches of...

    I’ve flown several cubs with three notches of flaps. I found that I never used the first (10 or 15 degree) notch.

    I think Piper got that right. But if it makes you happy, go for it. Not a big...
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    Then why is it that hull coverage is the one that...

    Then why is it that hull coverage is the one that takes the big jump? For years, I instructed in my airplane. I always carried liability, but never hull, because hull would have been several...
  20. Thread: Javron Cub

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    Good to see Jay has adopted the late model Husky...

    Good to see Jay has adopted the late model Husky Lower door shape. Makes entry/exit a LOT easier for us less flexible types.

    Nice workmanship on that project.

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    Float insurance has always been higher than...

    Float insurance has always been higher than wheels, in my experience. A loss on floats is often a really expensive recovery/loss. Taildraggers often come to grief on runways.

    Maybe.

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    Okay, let’s go back to the original post in this...

    Okay, let’s go back to the original post in this thread:

    “Recently I purchased a 1951 Barn Find PA20. Real nice shape in all aspects. I bought this to rebuild for something to do... I have always...
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    im not bent out of shape at all, Stewart. My...

    im not bent out of shape at all, Stewart. My point is simply if it’s so easy to do what you suggest, why aren’t there hundreds of E-AB airplanes out there made from certificated parts?

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    Which is why, of course, that we see so many E-AB...

    Which is why, of course, that we see so many E-AB aircraft out there these days with certificated parts.........Right! Show us all those airplanes, Stewart, rather than just arguing your...
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    [QUOTE=stewartb;755669]MTV, here's a quote of one...

    [QUOTE=stewartb;755669]MTV, here's a quote of one of Joe's replies to me in this thread. A thread worth reading for anyone interested in E-AB builds- ...
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