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    I have bolted many PA-18 engine mounts directly...

    I have bolted many PA-18 engine mounts directly on to J-3 fuselages to make Restricted category 135HP and 150 J-3's. Same width, minus some braces; and the bird cage differs. I've actually had...
  2. I had an O-520 in an L-19 Bird Dog and could...

    I had an O-520 in an L-19 Bird Dog and could never figure out why???? they put the oil cooler in front of the cylinders, blocking the cooling air, and perhaps pre-heating the air going over the...
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    Fenced

    Fences. Barbed wire. Keep out signs. Everything designed to repel people. Aviation became synonymous with danger after 9/11 and the media jumped on it. Our government blamed us instead of the...
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    In your glide calculations you are assuming the...

    In your glide calculations you are assuming the engine is not windmilling against a broken or damaged component which would create more drag. Plenty of dead stick landings aren't because of a fuel or...
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    I had this problem on a modified J-3 with no...

    I had this problem on a modified J-3 with no primer. It would quit on take off every time. Because it had an old fashioned glass sump we could see an air bubble in the top of the fuel sump, so we...
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    Decades ago, this weak point was known after...

    Decades ago, this weak point was known after several failures. An early fix was the STC'd Bradley Safety straps, made by Ben Bradley. It involved drilling, and welding bushings into the struts and...
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    Steve's your man for sure if he's got time.

    Steve's your man for sure if he's got time.
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    I've seen loads of wood spars, but never...

    I've seen loads of wood spars, but never encountered wood ribs from Piper. I have no experience with J-4's. Anyone else know about this? I'm curious. There were plenty of variations. Early J-3's had...
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    I don't think these parts are related except as...

    I don't think these parts are related except as bits and pieces gathered in the hope of making something. Could be a legit J-3 fuselage, or maybe a J-2 with the 40HP but I don't think any Cub had...
  10. Californian tax authorities are a law unto...

    Californian tax authorities are a law unto themselves. I had a young lady in the Ventura County tax office tell me to my face that one of my planes was spotted inside the county the previous week -...
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    Be interesting when someone decides to go...

    Be interesting when someone decides to go water-skiing. Any further comments from me will just show what an ignorant old curmudgeon I am, but my stomach is twisting and turning involuntarily. It is a...
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    My Dad used to get Cactus proof tubes for the...

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    [QUOTE=Brandsman;747698]I have a J-3 with the...

    [QUOTE=Brandsman;747698]I have a J-3 with the Flo-Trol “Splates” which makes for a flat wing tip that almost no-one likes. It has a C-90 and Sensenich 76” prop, cruises 85 mph - so not a lot of speed...
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    What Steve said. Pacer is clearly the most bang...

    What Steve said. Pacer is clearly the most bang for the buck! 170 is nice but lethargic. Not necessary better in crosswind either.
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    The hot air should be dumped out of the system...

    The hot air should be dumped out of the system when the heat is off. You might have changed something (especially in an engine conversion from the old O-235 in a PA-12) so that the hot air is being...
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    The FAA used to have a safety poster..."The...

    The FAA used to have a safety poster..."The Harness worn round your shoulder - will keep you whole and growing older." Nylon will stretch up to 50%. that's the other part of this. Harness tight AND...
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    I've been very happy with my HGU-55's from...

    I've been very happy with my HGU-55's from Government Sales in Hartford CT. They'll make you a nice Kevlar helmet with good padding, visor, and avionics for a very decent price. I have two of them...
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    Hand propping doesn't need to be dangerous,...

    Hand propping doesn't need to be dangerous, though it is too often fatal. I started as the line boy at 13 propping J-3's and propped everything up through a 600HP Stearman that had no electrical...
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    I assume you're talking about T-6's not made by...

    I assume you're talking about T-6's not made by North American. The real T-6 spun like crazy, and wound up faster on recovery. 500 feet per rotation, and recovered past vertical. Minimum entry...
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    While we're at it maybe we should start a drive...

    While we're at it maybe we should start a drive to change the name "master switch" to its correct name "battery disconnect." Ever watched a guy trying to hand prop a Cherokee with the "switch off"...
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    [QUOTE=n40ff;745441]That's what I was taught from...

    [QUOTE=n40ff;745441]That's what I was taught from my first lesson. But my current CFI suggests not to buckle-up until after engine start as fire is most likely after start and egress would be...
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    My dad died from this. Back in the 70's they...

    My dad died from this. Back in the 70's they didn't check people out like we do now. Life saver. Like a day off from school in exchange for the rest of your life.
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    Thanks for having the good sense and humility to...

    Thanks for having the good sense and humility to share this event. It could well save someone's else's life and or lots of $$$.
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    I'll be there 4th and 5th with 2 beautiful...

    I'll be there 4th and 5th with 2 beautiful Chinese ladies (strictly business, both wife approved) One short, one tall. easy to spot.
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    Best looking Cubsky I've ever seen. Great paint...

    Best looking Cubsky I've ever seen. Great paint job. Looks like an airplane not a gang bangers Mazda. (Where do they get those silly paint schemes for airplanes? Seems like an epidemic, even on...
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