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    WTB: Indeed I am. PM with details! Thanks.

    Indeed I am. PM with details!

    Thanks.
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    When I had a starter, I could damn near taxi on...

    When I had a starter, I could damn near taxi on the EarthX alone. If I pulled the spark plugs, I might even have been able to get up into ground effect before smoking the starter. These batteries are...
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    That was the crux of my initial question: I was...

    That was the crux of my initial question: I was curious what the 9volt battery (or backup battery) circuit looks like for pmag initial power. It sounds like an example of that circuit may be found in...
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    These require a flywheel to allow crank position...

    These require a flywheel to allow crank position triggering via magnets.
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    For those of us with (small) alternators,...

    For those of us with (small) alternators, batteries, no starters, but with dual slick/bendix mags, my wiring is pretty straight forward.

    Anyone have any diagrams showing how one might power a...
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    I was guessing that was going to be your answer,...

    I was guessing that was going to be your answer, but thank you for the explanation.

    I bundled my p-leads together and passed them through their own breech in the firewall keeping them away from...
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    Although prudent, could you expand on this...

    Although prudent, could you expand on this statement just for my own education? (the wires are shielded, a wire failure would fail a mag open, etc..)
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    I have nothing to add to this thread but a free...

    I have nothing to add to this thread but a free bump...

    However it is comical that my name is Dave and I fly a PA11 (albeit, experimental) and you fly a really beautiful Husky, yet your screen...
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    WTB: ^

    ^
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    This captured my interest and am just curious: ...

    This captured my interest and am just curious: Are -18 wing tanks vented across the birdcage to each other?
  11. I followed that build and install and really...

    I followed that build and install and really enjoyed the solution.
  12. My oil filter is on the rear as well, and it is a...

    My oil filter is on the rear as well, and it is a bit of a tight fit getting it out I admit. I expect my engine mount might be a bit longer than yours as well which may account for a bit more wiggle...
  13. Photos uploaded rather than referenced. Lets hope...

    Photos uploaded rather than referenced. Lets hope this works this time! :)


    Orange mushroom is the B&C alternator, and is shorter than the mag:

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    Hardest part of rebuilding the plane...
  14. D@mn it. I will fix the links for you. :)

    D@mn it. I will fix the links for you. :)
  15. The 8-amp spline version is not very tall and is...

    The 8-amp spline version is not very tall and is shallower than a mag. Orange mushroom-looking-thing is the alternator/generator.
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  16. Odd? The pics do not add too much to much to...

    Odd?

    The pics do not add too much to much to the discussion, although I can share a progression of pictures with anyone who is interested in the full process of replacing both the brush/regulator...
  17. (the pictures were a parts diagram blowout of the...

    (the pictures were a parts diagram blowout of the Plane Power regulator and rectifier)

    I am experimental so I limited my power requirements and switched over to a B&C spline driven alternator. It...
  18. Current generation Plane Power voltage regulators...

    Current generation Plane Power voltage regulators with internal crowbar are of questionable quality, and I experienced similar issues. The rebuild kits are readily available, although PP voids the...
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    Bandit posing after his last flight (and his...

    Bandit posing after his last flight (and his stuffed monkey even got to go):

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    WTB: Experimental 18 Fuselage

    Tempted to scratch build but don't have a fuselage jig so I am checking for any available standard width PA18/21 fuselages for sale? Experimental only, please.

    I fly a J3/11 style Wag fuselage...
  21. Area is gorgeous if you like the "southwest". (I...

    Area is gorgeous if you like the "southwest". (I do)

    Hot hot hot in the summer but good flying other seasons. Hurricane would be my choice if I could afford it.
  22. Longmont now video cameras installed covering...

    Longmont now video cameras installed covering <some> portion of the runway. The footage was recently used against a few big-tired pilots landing in the grass out there, even though in previous years...
  23. Just to follow up for people searching for this...

    Just to follow up for people searching for this info in the future:

    O235s love having their flywheels ("ring-gear") removed. You can cut up a perfectly good flywheel, or you can machine something...
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    I was hoping you would say that. The plug is like...

    I was hoping you would say that. The plug is like $130 new but I didn't want to tread new ground...
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    Is (was) your vern a part of the oil filter...

    Is (was) your vern a part of the oil filter housing, or...? Simple cap replaced the vernatherm body/cap?

    I am tempted to go to the spring and plunger for your exact reasons.
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