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    Steve, Lynn and I still talk about how fast the...

    Steve, Lynn and I still talk about how fast the little pup of yours can run, looks like good place to fly!
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    I’m a big fan of VG’s, had an engine failure in a...

    I’m a big fan of VG’s, had an engine failure in a Pacer and believe they made a difference on the outcome of the crash.
    I’ve installed them on several airplanes from Bonanza to my starDuster. The...
  3. Thread: Draco

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    That is a shame, he did lots of good for...

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    Been running 5qts. In my wife’s C-150 for years...

    Been running 5qts. In my wife’s C-150 for years and doesn’t have a blow by problem.
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    The numbers work for any wagon, but a 900’ strip...

    The numbers work for any wagon, but a 900’ strip look really short the first few time into one. Just ask them to fly light until they get used to landing there.
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    I got to fly NVG’s from the 70’s until I retired...

    I got to fly NVG’s from the 70’s until I retired in 1993. The early ones were full face shield and strapped to you and your helmet. On the back was a lead weight bag to balance the weight of them....
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    I’ve seen it go both ways, but generally the...

    I’ve seen it go both ways, but generally the inspectors just want to check boxes that they did there job with a min. Of paperwork and lingering problems that would come back to them. I don't look for...
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    Have you looked at Stewart System, there top...

    Have you looked at Stewart System, there top coats shoot easy and smooth. They are very good to work with.
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    I store for months so I put in old spark plugs...

    I store for months so I put in old spark plugs and oil the cylinders heavy and then fill the engine up with cheap oil. When I’m read to fly , just drain the engine pull the plugs spin over the engine...
  10. FS: Hi Don could you send me prices of what you have...

    Hi Don could you send me prices of what you have for sale, thanks Tom
  11. Thread: Tfr's

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    Flew up from Seldovia to Wolf Lake this morning,...

    Flew up from Seldovia to Wolf Lake this morning, the smoke is real bad on the Kenai. The vis was at mins all the way until I got to the Turn- Again Arm, then only 5-6 miles. All I could recommend is...
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    Sticky: I’m going to be down in NY so I hope to make it...

    I’m going to be down in NY so I hope to make it for the first and last time. Thank you for putting this on for everyone,Tom
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    Lexan is not approved in airplane windows to the...

    Lexan is not approved in airplane windows to the best of my knowledge, very well could be wrong, I don’t have a ref. The reason being you can’t break out a Lexan window in the event of a crash and...
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    Now my question will be where do the IA ‘s stand....

    Now my question will be where do the IA ‘s stand. Will there still be a requirement of annual inspections. It seems that may be the case, this will be a can of worms if the FAA half asses the program...
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    I’m afraid I’m bad about this but I won’t sign...

    I’m afraid I’m bad about this but I won’t sign off any pipers with the old struts. The only reason is the liability involved should a old style strut fail. It’s truly a shame we have gotten to this...
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    I’ve found the testing to be much harder now days...

    I’ve found the testing to be much harder now days than in the 1960-70’s. The FAA is justifying there jobs and I think a lot of it is academics have gotten involved in the training. Though they don’t...
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    I’ve read thru all the post and really take...

    I’ve read thru all the post and really take offense at many of the comments, but in fairness there must be reasons for the negative comments. I don’t have a answer for this except did you confront...
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    Charlie could you see him at the old ABX.

    Charlie could you see him at the old ABX.
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    LOL, you say that until you have a 1400 lb load...

    LOL, you say that until you have a 1400 lb load and are rolling down a mountain strip wanting to make the trees small and they are getting bigger. My 180 had a little less than 900 lb useful.
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    I had a 56’ and it was fun flying, the A185F I...

    I had a 56’ and it was fun flying, the A185F I have now is quite different. The old one was quick and the young one is sluggish, wish that worked in life!
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    2x Mike, had it happentome also.

    2x Mike, had it happentome also.
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    Thomas Dietrich from the Husky folks has gotten...

    Thomas Dietrich from the Husky folks has gotten his STC for the one piece tail spring and started delivery’s as of last week. They have been tested quit a while and haven’t had any failures.
  23. DGA, sorry if this upset you, but sometimes we...

    DGA, sorry if this upset you, but sometimes we ask each other questions that will save us time when we have lots of work to do on a few airplanes and most thing one of the guys here have done and we...
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    The company’s that sell the tarp covered...

    The company’s that sell the tarp covered buildings sell them, Shelter lodging I think is one.
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    In Seldovia one of the local guys brings a...

    In Seldovia one of the local guys brings a tractor trailer to the airport and sets it blocking the main wind direction. Then most guys here bring a vehicle out and tie to them. We get lots of high...
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