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    I emailed Desser a few weeks ago asking if they...

    I emailed Desser a few weeks ago asking if they had any plans to produce a 26" tire,
    built light & smooth like their 850 but a full 26" diameter,
    as I think there would be a pretty good market for...
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    I don't know how you can beat the cost...

    I don't know how you can beat the cost effectiveness of a tablet for VFR flying.
    I have an 8" Samsung tablet-- I paid $200 for it a few years ago,
    but I see them now at Costco & else where for like...
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    I've seen some hand stamped lettering that looked...

    I've seen some hand stamped lettering that looked terrible.
    Unless you plan on doing a lot of them,
    might be a better idea to just hire it done by a pro.
    I'd go along with stewart's trophy shop...
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    I don't recall the brand but I installed similar...

    I don't recall the brand but I installed similar "UFO lights" in my hangar.
    I had the big sodium (?) lights in my hangar,
    sucked up a lotta juice & took a few minutes to come on.
    Now the lights...
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    Just checked online: two ABI 10x10 wheels @ 1128...

    Just checked online:
    two ABI 10x10 wheels @ 1128 = $2256
    two Desser 4 ply 850x10 tundra tires @ 465 = $930
    two Desser 850x10 tubes @ 99 = $198
    total $3,384

    Airtrac 8 ply 850x10 are cheaper at...
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    Two airplanes, coming head-on at 120 mph each, ...

    Two airplanes, coming head-on at 120 mph each,
    have a closure rate of a mile every 15 seconds.
    I think I'd rather see them a little farther away.
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    I emailed Desser about this. Got a prompt...

    I emailed Desser about this.
    Got a prompt response from them, telling me that they had no plans to introduce such a tire:
    "right now, we're going to leave the 26" tundra tire market to Goodyear"....
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    I disagree. I think wig-wag lights on both wings...

    I disagree. I think wig-wag lights on both wings are more visible than a single blinking light, esp from far away.
    Kenmore has had them for years now on the Beavers they operate in my area,
    I...
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    Bolting through the double leaf springs has never...

    Bolting through the double leaf springs has never made sense to me.
    Spacer/bushing or not, seems like you couldn't tighten up the bolt properly
    without binding the springs and/or putting some...
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    I noticed that no one brought up the 29x10...

    I noticed that no one brought up the 29x10 airhawks, buffed or standard tread.
    Seems like those have the some of the same drawbacks as the 26" GY's-- stiff sidewalls & heavy.
    Plus they require you...
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    Thanks for the inside information, Jim. It's...

    Thanks for the inside information, Jim.
    It's very disillusioning to hear that about the Red Cross.
    I guess I'll have to do something different in the future.
    For now, I just sent TBM some money....
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    Glad to hear that! I hope the aftermath is as...

    Glad to hear that!
    I hope the aftermath is as painless as possible for everyone.
    I usually make donations to help people in need when stuff like this happens,
    usually to the Red Cross.
    To those...
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    Took some measurements at the airport yesterday....

    Took some measurements at the airport yesterday.
    26" Goodyears, brand new, unmounted: 23-5/8" outside diameter
    850x6 Desser smoothie, brand new, mounted: 22-3/8" OD
    850x6 Airtrac, used, mounted:...
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    Google Tango Cubs, several threads here about...

    Google Tango Cubs, several threads here about them.
    "PA-18-105 Special", a buddy of mine owns one.
    They were built as sort of a "pre-military trainer",
    with toe brakes, no flaps, O235Lyc, and low...
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    I believe that the original wheels & brakes on...

    I believe that the original wheels & brakes on the early 180's were Goodyears.
    Later, some had McCauley (3 piece) wheels.
    I believe that they had Cleveland (Parker Hannifin) wheels later, not sure....
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    Here in rural western WA we have power outages,...

    Here in rural western WA we have power outages, usually trees blowing over & knocking down powerlines.
    Usually localized, and once fixed the power stays on...unless another tree falls across the...
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    Stewart, thanks for posting a detailed pirep of...

    Stewart, thanks for posting a detailed pirep of why you don't care for them.
    (all very valid points BTW)
    Much better than the typical "they're no good" with no explanation of why.
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    Yep, it's on the Atlee Dodge website. Scanned...

    Yep, it's on the Atlee Dodge website.

    Scanned Document (fadodge.com)

    It doesn't specifiy the Desser "tundra tirea", just "850x6, 4 ply tires"
    (of which Desser seems to be the only current...
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    Here's the wiring diagram out of my 1957 C180...

    Here's the wiring diagram out of my 1957 C180 owner's manual.
    One for the engine compartment stuff, one for everywhere else.
    The generator armature terminal is wired direct to the regulator A...
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    That's kind of part of the problem with the 26"...

    That's kind of part of the problem with the 26" GY's.
    That stiff sidewall leads people to run them with pretty low pressure,
    which still doesn't let the sidewall flex much.
    But it does make it...
  21. I think if I pulled the tail & did a good,...

    I think if I pulled the tail & did a good, close-up inspection the first time around,
    whether or not I needed to repair the hockey stick(s) with the QMI kit,
    I would feel easier about doing at...
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    Re float planes & trailers.... I know a guy who...

    Re float planes & trailers....
    I know a guy who was using a trailer towed behind a car to launch his floatplane,
    off a rather short-ish, bumpy-ish strip.
    On one of the bumps, the plane bounced one...
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    True. But a lot of people don't have such skills....

    True. But a lot of people don't have such skills.
    And a lot of people would rather just buy the stuff they need than have to fabricate it themselves.
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    I have a set I bought for my 53 C180. It took me...

    I have a set I bought for my 53 C180.
    It took me a year to get a field approval from the local FSDO.
    I have yet to install them, as my current 850's seem to work pretty well for my flying.
    If I...
  25. Note the date on the ICA, it is after the...

    Note the date on the ICA,
    it is after the Cessna service letter was issued,
    but before the FAA issued the AD.
    I think I would want clarification on this --
    like a written statement from either...
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