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    I personally wouldn't skimp on an ignition...

    I personally wouldn't skimp on an ignition harness and suggest buying the best one you can afford. Ignition systems are often overlooked, ignored, and not properly maintained. Spark plugs with too...
  2. The wood stringers on the turtle deck look a...

    The wood stringers on the turtle deck look a little light and I'd be worried about scallops between the attach points when shrinking the fabric. Are they the same dimensions as what piper used on the...
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    ceconite, polyfiber, and superflite are all sold...

    ceconite, polyfiber, and superflite are all sold by the linear yard. The roll is 72" wide so when you buy one linear yard you get 2 square yards

    Jason
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    Take it apart, clean it, inspect and replace...

    Take it apart, clean it, inspect and replace what's worn out. You probably need to install the "long pawl" so that it will break free sooner. Then you should rig it properly so that there is not...
  5. Thread: Flywheel

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    Yes you can, The propellor is the torsional...

    Yes you can, The propellor is the torsional dampener. Lots of airplanes have lycomings with no flywheel, myself included and it runs smooth as glass. You do need to run the factory spacer though...
  6. Thread: header or not

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    I like headers because when low on fuel and...

    I like headers because when low on fuel and flying uncoordinated such as slipping or skidding or making rapid changes in pitch, roll, or yaw you don't un-port the fuel pickup. It provides more...
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    Just old, time for a new Atlee muffler. Rumor is...

    Just old, time for a new Atlee muffler. Rumor is that the hot rod muffler is worth the money.


    Jason
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    No way... so much better with big tires. The nay...

    No way... so much better with big tires. The nay sayers are the inexperienced ones that would just be jealous of your big tires !!! You won't have any issues at all.


    Jason
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    I prefer urethane caulk not silicone. Silicone...

    I prefer urethane caulk not silicone. Silicone will mess up any chance of paint repairs down the road and it's a real pain in the butt to remove residue from the soft aluminum window strips and not...
  10. Thread: STOL Practice

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    Dan, I was saying it's important to keep the...

    Dan, I was saying it's important to keep the plane stalled and sinking under control for up to 500' at a time so you get an idea of what it's like... If you stall and recover you get maybe half a...
  11. Thread: STOL Practice

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    Your airplane is probably nose heavy so throw...

    Your airplane is probably nose heavy so throw 50lbs as far back in the baggage as you can because an aft CG flys slower.

    Practice slow flight and full stalls in the approach configuration till...
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    The flat part of the link hits the aft stop and...

    The flat part of the link hits the aft stop and the horn of the elevators hits the forward stop.

    look in your parts manual and look at all the available blue blueprints ...
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    I wouldn't jack the airplane up on the cabane and...

    I wouldn't jack the airplane up on the cabane and then take the lower shock strut attach bolts out for fear of bending the cabane. You would have to level the airplane so that the load is straight up...
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    Is your connector link that the cable turn barrel...

    Is your connector link that the cable turn barrel assembly attaches to the correct dimensions?

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    Jason
  15. Thread: Atlee Tanks

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    I would cover it my self. Be careful to follow...

    I would cover it my self. Be careful to follow install directions and not to torque down the tanks till after you have the wings on and the washout set.


    Jason
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    Pull the top cowl and Use a hoist lifting off the...

    Pull the top cowl and Use a hoist lifting off the motor mount not the engine lifting eye



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    6" seems to be what I remember as being max...

    6" seems to be what I remember as being max change in pitch


    Jason
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    I put a hard line from the gauge to the firewall,...

    I put a hard line from the gauge to the firewall, then a soft line to the engine routed like the factory did across the top and into a fitting on the engine that I put a restrictor in. This lets me...
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    I took the filter off mine and went back to a...

    I took the filter off mine and went back to a screen. I hardly ever make a mess changing oil and cleaning the screen. Get the tail up when you drain the oil and everything in the screen housing...
  20. Thread: Covering wing

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    The tear drop is installed at a slight angle and...

    The tear drop is installed at a slight angle and is not parallel to the rib. You can lay a welding rod over the pulley and line it up with the center aileron hinge. That will give you the proper...
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    Piper used tape to pull some tension on the...

    Piper used tape to pull some tension on the welding rod braces before covering the tail feathers. I use a 1" or 2" light weight finishing tape glued to and wrapped from the 3/8" TE tube over the...
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    The EkoPoxy will handle that bend but I would...

    The EkoPoxy will handle that bend but I would form the boot cowl, drill the holes, debur and then prime and re-install. The absolute most important part to getting any primer to stick to aluminum in...
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    EkoPrime sticks to aluminum fine as long as it's...

    EkoPrime sticks to aluminum fine as long as it's properly prepped.

    - That being said...

    I would not recommend any single part primer in an area where you will be exposing that primer to...
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    Pretty simple and it's always on as long as the...

    Pretty simple and it's always on as long as the heat is on. Just run 1" scat hose up to a pair of vents on the glare shield

    Jason
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    I cant recommend enough to use the same style...

    I cant recommend enough to use the same style heater box that piper does on the cub. Yes new ones are spendy compared to the experimental versions. Check to see if Javron has made them yet. There is...
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