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    Concur with Skyranch Engineering Manual. Schwaner...

    Concur with Skyranch Engineering Manual. Schwaner also has a good book on magnetos. Another great source is Aerospace Propulsion Powerplants by Cargnino and Karvinen. It is out of print, but shows up...
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    PA-18-95 Flight Manual

    Thatís what he is looking for! There is only one Flight Manual for PA-18 as equipped with the C90 on wheels, and another on floats.


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    None of those manuals are the required Flight...

    None of those manuals are the required Flight Manual!


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    I think if you look more closely, you will see...

    I think if you look more closely, you will see they are TCd wheels, not TSO. Aircraft equipment like wheels, floats, skis, instruments were all Type Certificated under CAR 15 once the CARs were...
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    Had a guy try that, FAA wouldnít let him certify...

    Had a guy try that, FAA wouldnít let him certify as Amateur Built, ended up with Experimental Exhibition. The logic was that once the parts were installed on the first airplane, and it received its...
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    And that's the way FAA wants it! Just look at the...

    And that's the way FAA wants it! Just look at the amount of paper that is in an ADSB Flight Manual Supplement that you can't really do anything with except turn it on!

    All that said, just scan...
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    And if the aircraft has been modified, there are...

    And if the aircraft has been modified, there are likely Flight Manual Supplements that are required by the various STC installations and they are also required. Note 1 of the TCDS requires your...
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    Piper really did some screwy thing with W&B. Not...

    Piper really did some screwy thing with W&B. Not sure on the PA-12, but most other models used 60Ē forward of the leading edge in the W&B report that is part of the flight manual, while the TCDS...
  9. I use baby powder, but yeah, same idea. Sent...

    I use baby powder, but yeah, same idea.


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    As bad as an engine sitting is, running it at low...

    As bad as an engine sitting is, running it at low power settings seems to be just as bad. Lycomings like to be run hard. The one I had on my TriPacer ran a lot better after a couple hundred hours...
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    Corrosion in the engine, airframe, electrical...

    Corrosion in the engine, airframe, electrical system . . . That said Iíve purchased multiple airplanes that sat for years. You just need to negotiate figuring what it will cost if everything goes...
  12. Iíve got a Dakota Cub 23 gallon left tank and...

    Iíve got a Dakota Cub 23 gallon left tank and PA-18 fuel gage on order for my PA-16. Keeping the nose tank, so Iíll have 35 gallons.


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    That's been my logic for some 50 years now.

    That's been my logic for some 50 years now.
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    Where I used to fly we had 1-26 002, a true light...

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    I used to do that quite often while glider...

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    You must not have dealt with FAA very much, Each...

    You must not have dealt with FAA very much, Each FSDO and each Inspector within each FSDO seems to make up their own rules! Sometimes you go along to get along, sometimes you take them to task and...
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    The only way a build log would be in the FAA...

    The only way a build log would be in the FAA records is if you provided a copy to the DAR and he submitted it with the certification paperwork prior to the AWC process. Since AWC, the only way it...
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    Go back to my post #36! Your fuselage has been...

    Go back to my post #36! Your fuselage has been around since 1994, lots of things may have happened in that time. Verify the location of all the fuselage gear fittings for parallelism and location for...
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    I agree that there is great benefit to having...

    I agree that there is great benefit to having someone more knowledgeable look over a project. That's why there is the EAA Tech Counselor program. We no longer do inspections other than the final...
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    Are your mounts sagging? Sent from my iPad...

    Are your mounts sagging?


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    A lot of tow airplanes are Restricted, kind of...

    A lot of tow airplanes are Restricted, kind of depends on the modifications for towing. I towed with a PA-18A-150 that was ex aggie and it was restricted. About 2 years ago I issued a Standard on it,...
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    I suspect lack of dope on the trailing edge,...

    I suspect lack of dope on the trailing edge, deteriorated from UV along the trailing edge and subsequent failure.

    Lots of cover jobs end up with minimal dope on either their trailing edge or...
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    There have been more than a couple Monocoupes...

    There have been more than a couple Monocoupes that have done a double cover, normal Ceconite, then a layer of lightweight fabric, to eliminate tapes, but they all have rib stitching under that second...
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    Grade A glue was just clear nitrate. All the...

    Grade A glue was just clear nitrate. All the Dacron processes have glues like super seam cement, poly tak for Stitts, and whatever they call that blue stuff for Stewartís.all those glues seem to have...
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    Page 26 of the Ceconite manual says to use the...

    Page 26 of the Ceconite manual says to use the same method used by the manufacturer to attach the fabric to the wings. Page 31 of the PolyFiber manual says the same thing. I donít have the 1-26 kit...
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