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    Well then I'm impressed. It just seems that level...

    Well then I'm impressed. It just seems that level of fit and finish and lots of instruments would weigh more but maybe they have it worked out. Is the Rotax that much lighter than a small continental?
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    I'm really curious to see actual weights. Knowing...

    I'm really curious to see actual weights. Knowing what an 850lb plane looks like and how few items you can have on such a plane and then seeing the Norden with all the gizmos and slats...something...
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    I would hope you would do a full control check...

    I would hope you would do a full control check and taxi check on a full rebuild before taking flight to avoid control reversal issues.
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    Maybe I'm a bit new to this whole thing but I've...

    Maybe I'm a bit new to this whole thing but I've always found a parking brake to be a fantastic feature and fairly safe to have on the plane. The Scott 4200's release by simply pressing the brakes so...
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    If you can read a bubble level to .1 of a degree...

    If you can read a bubble level to .1 of a degree I would be mighty impressed.

    Not to say it is impossible. I used both a standard bubble level and then checked with a digital level to level my...
  6. Marvel is aluminum too. Don't think you would see...

    Marvel is aluminum too. Don't think you would see any weight savings. Marvel is the standard and has the most knowledge out there for tuning and maintenance.
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    Looks like the same stuff you find in gas tanks...

    Looks like the same stuff you find in gas tanks when ethanol gas turns to varnish. Like corn starch dried up. Was it running mogas?
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    100%. I just set my rigging with a smart level...

    100%. I just set my rigging with a smart level and found that the wings weren't the same angle of incidence at the root relative to one another and was able to make it up with setting the washout to...
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    Is that .7 degrees between each panel or .7...

    Is that .7 degrees between each panel or .7 degrees total dihedral? Just curious because I've heard higher numbers thrown around for total dihedral.
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    You can also use a smart level to just measure...

    You can also use a smart level to just measure degree difference between wings to get your dihedral. More accurate than pulling a string and measuring at the birdcage as far as I can tell but the...
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    Is that even a thing that exists?

    Is that even a thing that exists?
  12. I agree with Brian. Mind had that yellowish scum...

    I agree with Brian. Mind had that yellowish scum on them from brake fluid leaking before I rebuilt them. O-rings are cheap. MS28775-222 quantity 2 per caliper. Check the bores for scoring and sand...
  13. It's usually brake fluid from leaking brake pucks...

    It's usually brake fluid from leaking brake pucks but since you didn't remove your brakes when you went on skis it could simply be some crud in the snow that got on the brakes. Could have just been...
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    Hmmm maybe we just got our wires crossed and they...

    Hmmm maybe we just got our wires crossed and they meant they have the O-360 prop "ready to go" in terms of certification not in terms of stock. Could have sworn the guy I talked to mentioned 2 in...
  15. On the pads I use 400 grit to expose fresh...

    On the pads I use 400 grit to expose fresh surface and then brake clean them since you very possibly have a glazed layer on the pads. The disc you can get away with just brake clean on a rag to clean...
  16. With your braking setup, no tire size is going to...

    With your braking setup, no tire size is going to be an issue. Go with as big a tire as you like.

    I agree with Kevin here, 31's offer the most benefit with the fewest drawbacks. Very much the best...
  17. How is the pedal feel? Is it firm but you just...

    How is the pedal feel? Is it firm but you just don't have stopping power or is the pedal mushy and using a lot of pedal travel to get any braking?

    Might not be a bleed issue, might have...
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    It's $6350 no spinner and I think another $500 or...

    It's $6350 no spinner and I think another $500 or so for the spinner. I'll have to dig up my notes from when I talked to them a couple weeks ago.

    Availability isn't great. The O-360 prop is one or...
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    I agree. I'm not all the way through the book but...

    I agree. I'm not all the way through the book but so far it sounds like another old bush pilot recounting tales of glory past but there are some gems in those stories that you can learn from.
  20. Any issues with outages due to weather?

    Any issues with outages due to weather?
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    I think he's talking about one of these:...

    I think he's talking about one of these: https://acairtechnology.com/product/ac-tracktech-t1v2-2/

    Saw them at the AK Aviation gathering a couple years ago. Pretty neat, especially if you could put...
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    Just buy a plane and worry about the hangar...

    Just buy a plane and worry about the hangar later. You'll end up meeting people out flying and make connections that can lead you to a hangar faster than sitting on a waiting list.
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    Original would have simply been a marine varnish....

    Original would have simply been a marine varnish. I would recommend Epifanes single part varnish if you want to get fancy or simply Minwax Helmsman Urethane if you want something more simple to apply.
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    A Piper taildragger of any sort but the PA-18...

    A Piper taildragger of any sort but the PA-18 makes an excellent affordable trainer. The PA-12 is no exception. Can't go wrong with one and as an investment they will probably start catching up with...
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    When you got that doctor money you might as well...

    When you got that doctor money you might as well have two screens. One to watch movies on and the other to read the news...while your autopilot does the flying.

    It's like a movie theater that...
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