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  1. Got grandkids yet? When you do? Grandma will want...

    Got grandkids yet? When you do? Grandma will want to live near them. Tax consequences aren't important. Neither are you. Just sayin'.

    My perspective as a life long Alaskan? I like Texas. I have no...
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    The tide changed a year or two ago when natural...

    The tide changed a year or two ago when natural gas surpassed coal and became the majority fuel source for generating electricity in the USA. At least that's what my teaches energy science to science...
  3. Thread: Oil Screen

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    I wonder if that's a factor on Nunavut's oil...

    I wonder if that's a factor on Nunavut's oil pressure issue? Wrong gasket?

    I'll pick up two Casper gaskets from Spruce tomorrow. Specifically for Casper. Didn't want to take a chance with oil port...
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    Installing VG's

    The hardest parts to paint are sharp edges since paint crawls away from edges. VGs are just about nothing but edges. Shooting a primer coat helps the top coat stick. Otherwise the edges will be...
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    It seems unlikely that Cessna incorporated Y...

    It seems unlikely that Cessna incorporated Y harnesses into anything in the '50s but if there's a hard point there? Why not use it? We think differently about seat restraints now compared to 65 years...
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    Do B&C adapters require a specific gasket? I...

    Do B&C adapters require a specific gasket? I believe B&C and Casper are different.
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    Why ABWs? Parts availability literally across the...

    Why ABWs? Parts availability literally across the runway. Standard brake parts available everywhere. Ease of switching back and forth to 6" wheels. My Cub uses Grove brakes with ABW or Grove wheels...
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    Skis? I don’t know anything about Beringer gear...

    Skis? I don’t know anything about Beringer gear but it appears skis would be a problem.
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    Maxpulse has settings for alternating or...

    Maxpulse has settings for alternating or simultaneous flash with multiple speeds for both. It also allows steady on for either or both lights, and all off, too. For closely mounted lights like those...
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    Garmin instruments use bluetooth to share...

    Garmin instruments use bluetooth to share information with other devices, like iPads. These new instruments will allow an owner to easily retrofit superior instruments without remodeling the panel...
  11. Thread: New PPONK

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    We make improvements to affect a result....

    We make improvements to affect a result. Theorize-experiment to validate. With respect to engines I've had an interest all my life and a very specific interest in high performance airplane engines...
  12. Thread: Hanger Heat

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    Consider the space and how you utilize it when...

    Consider the space and how you utilize it when choosing a heat source. Radiant is great when standing underneath it and then you get cold when you move away. And in my shop if we leave things under...
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    I recognize that stuff. it's tough. I dug one up...

    I recognize that stuff. it's tough. I dug one up with a loader a couple of years ago. After that it's amazing how diesel fumes smell like natural gas!
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    I heat my 55' x 60' x 14' hangar with a single...

    I heat my 55' x 60' x 14' hangar with a single high-efficiency gas fired unit heater. It's -22* outside this morning and I was walking around the hangar in stocking feet. I do need to add a few...
  15. Thread: New PPONK

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    Re-read post 45.

    Re-read post 45.
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    Where's the science?

    Where's the science?
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    That it couldn't identify north played a big...

    That it couldn't identify north played a big part. And that before being installed in an airplane.

    This talk about a compass being more reliable than electronics is comedy to me. Whiskey...
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    I drank the kool aid. I bought a SIRS panel mount...

    I drank the kool aid. I bought a SIRS panel mount compass for the Wildcat. Junk. It went in the trash before it went in the plane. Don't believe everything you read!
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    What a leap for Continental. Cold air induction...

    What a leap for Continental. Cold air induction from the top. Exhaust out the bottom. Common sense in Mobile! I saw on the Skywagon site that some guys have installed those motors in Skywagons....
  20. Thread: New PPONK

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    My Pponk has had the primary jet adjusted for...

    My Pponk has had the primary jet adjusted for more flow 4 times. At the end of the day fuel flow is about temp management, both for CHTs and ambient conditions. HP comes from displacement,...
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    What's you amended data tag say it makes?

    What's you amended data tag say it makes?
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    My Apple watch has a compass! ;)

    My Apple watch has a compass! ;)
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    In most cases it’s more about the pilot than the...

    In most cases it’s more about the pilot than the plane. The day I sold my PA-12 to Scooter was the day that plane started landing slower and shorter. I didn’t suck in it. Scooter had 30 years of -12...
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    Huh. None of my carbureted airplanes or any other...

    Huh. None of my carbureted airplanes or any other internal combustion engines has been set up to run properly in -40* (or -24*) and I'd bet that's true of 95% of the planes out there. Cold air...
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    My take on it- Trim for a speed higher than you...

    My take on it- Trim for a speed higher than you expect to touch down. Use the stick to hit the target touch down speed. That way you can relax stick pressure and recover some speed if you need it....
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