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    Original Piper Data Tags From The 1940's

    Depending on model, the data plate was mounted to the diagonal tube under the trim jack screw. It gets installed prior to fabric cover, so the actual date is unknown when installed, and no way to...
  2. Thread: Adsb

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    Adsb

    A review of the regulations shows 91.225 (Subpart C)requires the installation of ADSB to operate in certain airspace. (Subpart E) 91.411 requires altimeter and static system tests/calibration for...
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    Iíve got the B&C L40 with external regulator...

    Iíve got the B&C L40 with external regulator along with a Skytech XL lightweight starter on my O-235 powered PA-16 with Field approval. If you go with the Denso internal regulated, you canít use an...
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    Wood Prop For a 65HP J3

    If you donít go ďdeepĒ, there is a good chance you will get on the wrong side of a certificate action! As an owner, not so much of a big deal. As an A&P and IA, thatís your food on the table!

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    There is nothing on LyConís web site that...

    There is nothing on LyConís web site that indicates they are an ďagentĒ for Lycoming Engines or Continental so they are likely not authorized to ďrebuildĒ an aircraft engine. Not sure if they are a...
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    Response from my ACO advisor was the definition...

    Response from my ACO advisor was the definition of ďlight aircraft goes back to CAR 4, 1000 lbs gross weight or less doesnít need a certified prop. Over 1000 lbs gross weight needs a certified prop....
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    No data plate means it isnít an engine. If you...

    No data plate means it isnít an engine. If you can get Continental to issue a data plate, then you can install it and you have an engine.


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    Thatís why I indicated ďor other approved dataĒ....

    Thatís why I indicated ďor other approved dataĒ.

    For the OP, if you want data for performance I would suggest you do some flight testing to establish some known points, then get copies of the...
  9. Iíve got an AMOC to reseal the struts on my...

    Iíve got an AMOC to reseal the struts on my Clipper after the previous owner drilled them ( theyíre actually PA-22 struts). Iíve got to have the NDT inspection done first though.


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    J5A Cub Cruiser

    You are asking for a unicorn, that performance data simply does not exist. The TCDS contains the CG envelope, however you have an airplane that was modified to install the O-235. The J5A originally...
  11. Wag Aero has them, as does Univair. Sent...

    Wag Aero has them, as does Univair.


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  12. Thread: Glider Towing

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    But with low tow, first you have more...

    But with low tow, first you have more displacement to get ďtoo highĒ. Second, you get an aural and tactile warning as you ascend through the tow planes wake. Yes you can get kiting from any position,...
  13. Thread: Glider Towing

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    Also why low tow is a much safer and more...

    Also why low tow is a much safer and more efficient option. I have no idea why here in the US there is so much opposition to low tow. Thatís all we did at Valley Soaring in NY.


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    As stated by others, the op limits for S-LSA...

    As stated by others, the op limits for S-LSA donít prevent you from glider towing, but it would have to be done with a manufacturer approved hitch and per the manufacturers operating manual.

    For...
  15. Iíve seen to many airplanes under insured and...

    Iíve seen to many airplanes under insured and totaled when they are still airworthy since the insurance company knows the salvage will be more than what the owner insured it for. If you do under...
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    I always said to be a mechanic you also need to...

    I always said to be a mechanic you also need to be a lawyer, or at least think like one!


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    True, but the original application for...

    True, but the original application for airworthiness should list the STC number as being installed at the time of certification.


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    Auto pilot definitely needs an STC and 337 along...

    Auto pilot definitely needs an STC and 337 along with a Flight Manual Supplement.


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    Hard to believe the same fuel cells would be...

    Hard to believe the same fuel cells would be installed since 1978. I,d look long and hard to find an entry replacing the fuel cells. Doing that standpipe test is a pain. Sometimes it,s easier to pop...
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    Jet fuel is kerosene based not gasoline. ...

    Jet fuel is kerosene based not gasoline.


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    Donít recall the guys name. He owned the STC for...

    Donít recall the guys name. He owned the STC for putting the square tail feathers on the PA-12, and maybe the O-360. You would have thought that if he went through the trouble of getting STCs, he...
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    Piper used friction tape for covering lots of...

    Piper used friction tape for covering lots of things, fuel lines, throttle cables, how they secured wiring. Just friction tape then coated with shellac.


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    The B&C L40 isnít for certified airplanes, but it...

    The B&C L40 isnít for certified airplanes, but it can be done with either a DER approval or a Field Approval. The BC400 is STCd, so no additional paperwork, but a couple hundred $ more.


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    Canít agree more with Steve on this one. A guy I...

    Canít agree more with Steve on this one. A guy I know had a PA-12 built up ďwith all the Alaska modsĒ buy a guy that owned many of the STCs. When he went to pick up the airplane, he was disappointed...
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    I canít agree with you more about repairing...

    I canít agree with you more about repairing airplanes. Unfortunately, the FAA feels very different about it. My PA-16 was never scrapped or destroyed, but it took 2 1/2 years to get FAA to back down....
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