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    Check with Airframes....

    Check with Airframes.
    https://www.airframesalaska.com/Brake-Booster-Conversion-Kit-Double-p/8400.htm
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    What type of "off airport" terrain do you plan on...

    What type of "off airport" terrain do you plan on operating on in Australia? A low wing airplane could have difficulties with wing clearances. Irregular terrain can quickly allow a wing to have...
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    If the load is of great significance then I would...

    If the load is of great significance then I would agree there is a possibility. 10 lbs in a -12 or -18 in this location is not very much. My -18 has this much ballast at the tail with only positive...
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    Up Right, Down Left. Just kidding, that's the way...

    Up Right, Down Left. Just kidding, that's the way the N numbers go on the wings.

    Look in the tail after the two cables come out of the last set of double pulleys. When the cables go to their...
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    Before you go spend a bunch of money for STCs and...

    Before you go spend a bunch of money for STCs and alterations, why don't you just hang 10 pounds of ballast at the tail? 10 lbs at 200" will move the CG back 1.58". Fly that to see how you like it....
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    How about filling the channel with linseed oil,...

    How about filling the channel with linseed oil, paralketone or ??????????? Then draining the excess out the bottom through a drain hole.
  7. My nephew had his first ride in the 185 at 3...

    My nephew had his first ride in the 185 at 3 months in the arms of his mother.
    He had his first flying lesson at age 3-1/2 in the 172 on floats sitting on my lap with both his parents in the other...
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    It sounds as though the large pins which hold the...

    It sounds as though the large pins which hold the brake housing to the adapter may be sticking. When this happens the housing doesn't move preventing both brake pads from clamping the disc. No amount...
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    Something like this works great on amphibs. A...

    Something like this works great on amphibs. A single bar on just one nose wheel creates steering issues. ...
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    You need to fly with an instructor learning to...

    You need to fly with an instructor learning to fly by visually referencing the wings and nose in relation to the horizon. It sounds as though you were taught to fly by reading numbers on an...
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    I see two locations where a skin attaches to the...

    I see two locations where a skin attaches to the "D" extrusion. The upper skin attaches to a strip aft of the "D" section which is part of the extrusion.
    The lower skin is blind riveted to the "D"...
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    How about fuel bills from half way across the...

    How about fuel bills from half way across the country (Jet A no less) for an 80 oct airplane, or a sales tax from a distant state or an airways tax from a foreign country. This all on the airplane in...
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    It does, however many seem to believe when they...

    It does, however many seem to believe when they talk about timing that it means timing the magneto to the engine crankshaft position alone. When in fact in order to do it correctly it is more than...
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    More than just timing sj. First the mag must be...

    More than just timing sj. First the mag must be internally timed correctly, then the mag must be timed properly to the engine. Also it is not unusual to find the mag internal timing should be just a...
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    Instead of having a wood tip bow subject to...

    Instead of having a wood tip bow subject to hangar door rash, he now has a carbon fiber reinforced tip bow. Much stronger.
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    Since they had to pay for the extrusion tooling...

    Since they had to pay for the extrusion tooling anyway, I wonder why they did not extend the splice joint on the lower surface as they did on the upper. It sure would be easier to drive the rivets....
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    Tell him to reset the mag points to maximum...

    Tell him to reset the mag points to maximum magnet strength of "E"-gap. That will take care of the "mag drop right at the edge of acceptable."
    Time wears the point and cam follower which changes the...
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    WTB: It may be a long shot, but perhaps these folks...

    It may be a long shot, but perhaps these folks can help? https://airflowperformance.com Or point you in the right direction.
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    That depends upon the distance from the exhaust...

    That depends upon the distance from the exhaust port where the probes are located. The EGT number means nothing on it's own.
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    You're lucky, you got 175 hours out of an...

    You're lucky, you got 175 hours out of an Aerospace Welding exhaust component. My experience with them has been once around the traffic pattern. And a "go fly a kite" from them when it was brought...
  21. Thread: Fuel primer

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    Very possible. Disconnect the primer line from...

    Very possible. Disconnect the primer line from the nozzle and try again.
  22. Take care to not disturb the varnish where the...

    Take care to not disturb the varnish where the trailing edge of the brass meets the wood. You don't want an unprotected location for moisture to be able to enter the wood.

    Take notice of the...
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    FS: I don't think so. The model identification should...

    I don't think so. The model identification should identify such. For example the "Borer" is a 1A175GM824x. The same propeller with a 2" spacer is a 1A175GMA824x.
    The A after the GM denotes a 2"...
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    You should have been in the room at an annual IA...

    You should have been in the room at an annual IA meeting when Bill O'Brien stated a 337 was required for radio installations. Most of the IAs cried fowl. Particularly after some of us had been told...
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    My take: 1/ McFarlane decided to build some flap...

    My take:
    1/ McFarlane decided to build some flap rollers.
    2/ Cessna would not give McFarlane a copy of the original flap roller drawings so that McFarlane could make a direct copy.
    3/ So,...
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