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    Ground loops in a 180 are not quite as benign as...

    Ground loops in a 180 are not quite as benign as those in a Chief.
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    Slightly different. That looks like a variant of...

    Slightly different. That looks like a variant of two half hitches. The Stitts knot is apparently a genuine Seine knot. Fewer steps, I think.
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    We just had a Stearman wing shipped - Minnesota...

    We just had a Stearman wing shipped - Minnesota to Calif. after much hemming and hawing with shipping companies, and bids as high as ten grand, we got Fed Ex to do it for pennies over four grand. ...
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    It used to have MEK in it. MTBE? It does eat...

    It used to have MEK in it. MTBE? It does eat stuff - the rubber hoses on my ‘65 Mustangs needs replacement at ten year intervals. Doesn’t seem to affect auto carbs (or indeed Strombergs).
  5. Thanks. Odyssey says that their batteries need...

    Thanks. Odyssey says that their batteries need initial input current to be just over half the AH rating. We use the PC 680 and 545 with great results, and the Schauer CM6A is the go-to Charger. It...
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    Just watched Oli’s Staggerwing knot video. Do...

    Just watched Oli’s Staggerwing knot video. Do check out the Stitts lady - fewer steps, probably the same knot in the end.

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=6Y-oU1ikcAA

    Changed my whole outlook. ...
  7. Best battery charger for Concorde RG-35 AXC?

    I use Odyssey, and got the exact charger the factory recommended. Works great! It actually works quite well on the Concorde.

    But we need a community charger for that one. Concorde is reluctant...
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    Rivets are not approved on Piper original ribs,...

    Rivets are not approved on Piper original ribs, nor should they be.

    They are fine on Aeroncae. I doubt they are approved on Dakota, although they are on the Univair Cub ribs. Different design.
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    This was an Arrow retract, 200 hp, 1700 original...

    This was an Arrow retract, 200 hp, 1700 original hours. A good airframe. Out of annual for four years. The new owner did a major overhaul right after purchase and told me he thought it was worth...
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    This is indeed an old thread. Most Cubs with...

    This is indeed an old thread.

    Most Cubs with 18 gal tanks have just a doubled up capstrip under the tank. Carefully drill the rivets out, inspect it real good, then stitch it on recover. The...
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    I dumped a "no logbooks" Cherokee for $35 grand -...

    I dumped a "no logbooks" Cherokee for $35 grand - made the purchaser sign a note saying, if the logs were ever found, that it would take an additional five grand to join them up with the airframe -...
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    Thanks. I am going to check. I really dislike...

    Thanks. I am going to check. I really dislike the standard harnesses, designed to fit all Cont/Lyc engines. Looks like a spaghetti factory.
    I have learned how to successfully shorten the wires...
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    Because you have to magnaflux the forks every 500...

    Because you have to magnaflux the forks every 500 hours and replace them at something like 2,000 hours. With Univair, you install them and make a log entry terminating the entire AD.
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    I have always done it that way, too - but I...

    I have always done it that way, too - but I wonder if it really makes any difference, now that we use stronger cements and dopes. In the olden days the perimeter tapes were notched, so only part of...
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    Nice looking. I agree - I do not do nearly as...

    Nice looking. I agree - I do not do nearly as much covering as you, but I learn something each time.

    This week I learned that Poly Tone can indeed be sprayed to achieve a gloss. I fixed some...
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    Doubt it. Without looking, I am not sure which...

    Doubt it. Without looking, I am not sure which tank that is, but my Air energy 11 gal tank came without anything more than an information sheet - didn't even have much in the way of installation...
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    I only get them for the non-operating aircraft. I...

    I only get them for the non-operating aircraft. I have three registered and flying; they never ask about those. It says "voluntary" and you know what they say about volunteering.
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    You probably still need paperwork. The...

    You probably still need paperwork. The alteration has more to do with the diagonal through the tank than replacing the forward spar - as near as I can tell, most of the Super Cub wing components are...
  19. Yes, Inhofe was invaluable for GA pilots. I may...

    Yes, Inhofe was invaluable for GA pilots. I may not agree with his politics, but I sent him a thank-you note. Sorry he won't be there to help us in the future - but surely some other ornery aviator...
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    Atlee Dodge has a lot of strange STCs. Might...

    Atlee Dodge has a lot of strange STCs. Might check there. A better plan is to sell the J3 and buy a lightweight PA-18-95 or 105. Lots less expensive.
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    All I have purchased were pre-curved.

    All I have purchased were pre-curved.
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    Steve is right, of course, unless you use...

    Steve is right, of course, unless you use nitrate/butyrate. But if you hit something the tip bow will crack at the holes.

    I use Pliobond, and I wrap 102 fabric, attached with Super Seam, and heat...
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    Me neither. First, the ash bow is shaped. ...

    Me neither. First, the ash bow is shaped. Second, ash bends on impact; aluminum stays bent. Third, ash absorbs shock better when you hit that fencepost or the hangar door. Fourth, it is probably...
  24. Don't ask us. Your insurance underwriter is...

    Don't ask us. Your insurance underwriter is looking for ways to not "pay out." One reason is if you were not truthful on your application. If they say "PA-18 is the same as Carbon Cub" get it in...
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    Seems to me if you are careful, gluing a ring on...

    Seems to me if you are careful, gluing a ring on wouldn't even require touch-up paint.
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