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    Taxes, more Taxes, Fees and insurance, the...

    Taxes, more Taxes, Fees and insurance, the largest percentage of the costs of living. Don't add it all up, you'll throw up your dinner.
  2. No, it was from BOS to HYA in 1966. Also brought...

    No, it was from BOS to HYA in 1966. Also brought him from PBI to BOS in a B-767 during the 90s. He was drunk as a skunk on this last flight. There's an amusing story which accompanies this one.
  3. I took his youngest brother for a ride in a...

    I took his youngest brother for a ride in a Comanche.
  4. Thread: Got Wood?

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    Interesting? I wonder what happens when it hits a...

    Interesting? I wonder what happens when it hits a hardwood knot?
    https://www.drpower.com/Power-Equipment/Log-Splitters-%26-Wood-Cutting/Kinetic-Splitters/DR-Kinetic-Log-Splitter/p/WR33022ACN

    A...
  5. One President owns his own Boeing 757. When that...

    One President owns his own Boeing 757. When that is very lightly loaded, it performs very Cub like. Well, a 2000 foot runway would be more than adequate.
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    Nice but....watch your vertical CG. When you pick...

    Nice but....watch your vertical CG. When you pick up the tail, the top heavy fuselage can swing over and break something.
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    Poll: The sensitive altimeter is to ensure you remain...

    The sensitive altimeter is to ensure you remain within your piece of airspace. A non sensitive altimeter is 10,000 feet per revolution of the needle instead of the 1,000 which you are used to.
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    The important part of a multi cylinder probe...

    The important part of a multi cylinder probe installation is that they all be the same distance from the cylinder exhaust flange. Too close reduces the lifespan of the probes. Too far away reduces...
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    Or a flat file along the edge not across. Keeps...

    Or a flat file along the edge not across. Keeps it straight and smooth. Smooth is important. A nick can generate a crack at some unexpected point in time.
  10. Put it on it's back full of oil. Be sure to...

    Put it on it's back full of oil.
    Be sure to keep it in a low humidity environment.
  11. Thread: E-Cub

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    The fishing is great in southern Nunavut. Are...

    The fishing is great in southern Nunavut. Are there any refueling stations in or nearby? I can just visualize the pile of expired batteries next to the 3 wheelers and snowmobiles in and around the...
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    Apply and hold pressure using Dave's tool, then...

    Apply and hold pressure using Dave's tool, then tap the tool close to the blade lightly with a light hammer or other hard object. This should minimize the blade movement.
    Also make the tool so that...
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    What type of fabric did he use the dope on?...

    What type of fabric did he use the dope on? Cotton, Irish Linen or Dacron and why? Who's brand of Dacron?
    Which dope did he use? Nitrate or Butyrate or a combination if the two?
    Did he need or use...
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    Poll: I recall an incident while following a RR across...

    I recall an incident while following a RR across the Canadian bush with a friend's 185 counting the rivets on my tail, when the engineer waved as we went by. :wink:
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    Poll: IFR and RR.

    IFR and RR.
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    Your 421 "pilot" needs one of these: ...

    Your 421 "pilot" needs one of these: https://www.engadget.com/2019-10-31-garmin-autoland-autopilot-landing.html
    Just push one button. 8)
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    Poll: Part 91 is a flight rules regulation. it has...

    Part 91 is a flight rules regulation. it has nothing to do with a certification of an airplane. Of course if the certified airplane doesn't have the basic minimum Part 91 equipment, it is not allowed...
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    As long as the cord is stronger than the original...

    As long as the cord is stronger than the original cotton cord, it's strong enough for me. I used the flat cord on my latest job and liked it. I was able to minimize the bump with it. Yes it is a...
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    That looks like Texas Skyways "Buccaneer" Prop. I...

    That looks like Texas Skyways "Buccaneer" Prop. I have one on my 185. Of the 4 or 5 props I've tried over the years I like this one the best. Smooth, quiet and pulls like the dickens.
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    Only if your airplane is licensed in a non...

    Only if your airplane is licensed in a non certified category. Also remember Steve Wittman died when his self designed fabric system departed the airplane in flight.
  21. Which means that it is a minor alteration log...

    Which means that it is a minor alteration log book entry, with only an A&P signature.
  22. Looking at this I'm asking myself "What must be...

    Looking at this I'm asking myself "What must be done to make this work?" The Ag model has a structural panel with a trap door. In order to remove the hopper, the panel comes off the fuselage top and...
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    Once upon a time when I was working for the...

    Once upon a time when I was working for the regional Piper distributor they were using some large flat steel plates for tie downs. These plates were just resting on the ground and could be slid into...
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    Ha, I saw a Malibu just after take off with the...

    Ha, I saw a Malibu just after take off with the tow bar still dangling from the nose wheel. Never did learn what happened. Could have been nothing, could have been the nose gear jamming in the wheel...
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    They will be moving here to my hangar next week....

    They will be moving here to my hangar next week. I'll be able to answer more detailed questions after that time.
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