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  1. Why the clock Mike-- for IFR work? I have a...

    Why the clock Mike-- for IFR work?
    I have a digital clock that also works as a count-up / count-down timer.
    I mainly use it to time my warm-ups,
    also timing airstrip lengths (70 mph groundspeed =...
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    Seems like once years ago at the Arlington fly-in...

    Seems like once years ago at the Arlington fly-in I saw a 540 on an exp SC from down around Sandy Oregon.
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    I'm glad you had a good interaction with the SEA...

    I'm glad you had a good interaction with the SEA ACO.
    We've had less than stellar results from our man at the SEA FSDO.
    Are they really so busy that a simple field approval has to take 10 months?
    ...
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    Good for you Charlie! I took an early retirement...

    Good for you Charlie!
    I took an early retirement myself (not from an airline though),
    and am glad I did.
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    Better keep your fingers crossed, I heard a...

    Better keep your fingers crossed, I heard a rumor they're gonna bump airline pilot retirement age up again due to the pilot shortage.
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    I just replaced the tires on my C180-- I had a...

    I just replaced the tires on my C180--

    I had a heckuva time breaking the bead to get the old tires off, even without any
    stickum.
    I
    did pump them up good and hard initially to seat the bead...
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    from ...

    from https://www.aircraftmagnetoservice.net/magneto-troubleshooting-guide


    "Most “bad mag checks” are spark plug related. The spark plug is fouled and shorted to ground or is open and the...
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    FWIW there's a lot of info on the small...

    FWIW there's a lot of info on the small continentals here

    http://www.bowersflybaby.com/tech/fenton.html#mags

    including this


    "The only magnetos that bolt up to the A-65 are models 4302, ...
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    Check the TCDS. # E-274 rev 22. ...

    Check the TCDS. # E-274 rev 22.

    http://rgl.faa.gov/Regulatory_and_Guidance_Library/rgMakeModel.nsf/0/74c397f0d8fa23b886257b63006ba6a4/$FILE/E-274_Rev_22.pdf

    From the TCDS, note 5:
    "O-320-E2D...
  10. Thread: Ebay-Taxes

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    Washington requires proof of sales tax having...

    Washington requires proof of sales tax having been paid when you bring in an airplane or car.
    If you can't document that, you pay use tax here.
    Legally seems like the only way to avoid sales tax in...
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    E2A & E2D are dynafocal mounts. I'm no expert,...

    E2A & E2D are dynafocal mounts.
    I'm no expert, but don't think I've ever seen a SC with a dynafocal 320.

    BTW I was looking over a Maule MXT-180 yesterday,
    and was surprised that the engine was...
  12. Thread: Ebay-Taxes

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    I used to have t mobile cell service, block-time...

    I used to have t mobile cell service, block-time bought $100 at a whack.
    They charged me $10 "local taxes" on top of that.
    I guess there's sales tax and utility taxes, but that ten bucks even...
  13. To elaborate a bit on my thread drift: 45171

    To elaborate a bit on my thread drift:

    45171
  14. Mine is similar, except with a stock 470K. I had...

    Mine is similar, except with a stock 470K.
    I had to repair a crack in the engine mount a couple years ago,
    the Lord rubbers were sagging in the extreme so I replaced them.
    I'm expecting to need to...
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    Poked around on the Flight Radar app, apparently...

    Poked around on the Flight Radar app, apparently it only tracks 1090 ES ADS-B,
    NOT the 978 UAT variety that i installed.
    Which is good, i guess-- a little less concern re privacy issues.
  16. Curious if youre running the orginal 470A/J mount...

    Curious if youre running the orginal 470A/J mount (with the vertical rubber isolators)?
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    I downloaded FlightRadar 24 a while back. Kinda...

    I downloaded FlightRadar 24 a while back.
    Kinda cool in that it's in real time--
    you can see an airplane off in the distance & check what it is.
    You can also look up flights after the fact by tail...
  18. Thread: ADS-B Issues

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    Applied for my rebate wed evening, sent the...

    Applied for my rebate wed evening, sent the requested 337 documentation Thursday morning,
    and received a "check's in the mail" email Thursday afternoon.
    Looking forward to getting my rebate soon--...
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    The Port Townsend Aero Museum does great work....

    The Port Townsend Aero Museum does great work.
    They're pretty busy but they might be able to slot you in.
    Better / quicker if you just bring the wing in.
    PTAM 360-379-5244
    Where are you...
  20. Thread: ADS-B Issues

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    Flew my 30-minutes-in-rule-airspace ADS-B test...

    Flew my 30-minutes-in-rule-airspace ADS-B test flight yesterday.
    Got 3 green on the GAIRS report,
    so I applied for my rebate last night.
    Got an email from them today, wanting a copy of either the...
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    Just got our first frosty morning of the season...

    Just got our first frosty morning of the season here in NW Washington.
    29 or so at my house this morning at dawn.
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    And that is where?

    And that is where?
  23. Thread: ADS-B Issues

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    The tech support guy at uAvionix told me the...

    The tech support guy at uAvionix told me the misreporting was undoubtedly at the beginning of the flight,
    and was due to my old equipment (specifically the encoder) not being warmed up enough.
    He...
  24. Thread: ADS-B Issues

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    Installed my Tailbeacon yesterday, about as easy...

    Installed my Tailbeacon yesterday, about as easy as they say it is.
    Literally about 10-15 minutes to install & another 10-15 minutes to program with tablet--
    including a fair amount of fumbling...
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    Yeah, I started reading at the top, then realized...

    Yeah, I started reading at the top, then realized this thread was started 10 years ago.
    Wow how time flies!
    An aeromatic prop mighta been just the thing for the C150/150TD I owned back then,
    my...
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