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    Agree, been doing this for 50 years, never had...

    Agree, been doing this for 50 years, never had insurance (never had enough assets most of my life to worry about it). Insurance is just an invitation for someone to hope for a big payout! Without...
  2. Thread: Pilot Shoes?

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    Iím in the camp of wearing something that I would...

    Iím in the camp of wearing something that I would survive at least overnight in. Footwear would be something you would be able to hike with. Even here on the east coast, there are lots of places that...
  3. Thread: Fuse Rotator

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    Iíve got a couple HF engine stands that Iíll...

    Iíve got a couple HF engine stands that Iíll extend and make brackets for. Hope to be able to use them for both fuselage and wings.


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    Good on you Henry. Now the learning begins.keep...

    Good on you Henry. Now the learning begins.keep in mind, there are good wrench benders that canít do paperwork, there are guys that do paperwork well but have trouble with the hands on. Your goal...
  5. If you read TC AR-7, note 3 states the PA-18A can...

    If you read TC AR-7, note 3 states the PA-18A can be converted to standard when done per the manufacturers instructions dated (different dates based on model). As I recall, those instructions state...
  6. I used to fly one that had the hopper cover...

    I used to fly one that had the hopper cover installed, but the fill lid was replaced with lexan. Based on the TCDS, the hopper cover is a required item. That one I mentioned, at the last fuselage...
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    Ive done dope, Iíve done Poly Fiber, Iíve done...

    Ive done dope, Iíve done Poly Fiber, Iíve done repairs with Stewartís, Iíve done Airtech. For my airplane, it will be dope. Easy to apply, easy to repair. When done right, it is about as light as you...
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    Low carbon steel (1020 or 1025)is much more...

    Low carbon steel (1020 or 1025)is much more malleable. 4130 is harder, can be heat treated, and will work harden when bent or formed. If you donít take care to cool slowly after welding, you can...
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    I work on base, but live in northern MD by...

    I work on base, but live in northern MD by Frederick. Iíve only been down there twice since February. I think you showed up once at our QB meeting before all this Covid stuff. Wish I was closer so I...
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    Jeromy, are you at Stan and Sandiís place? I...

    Jeromy, are you at Stan and Sandiís place? I heard someone was there with a Supercruiser doing instruction.


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    Yeah, Jeromyís fuselage has some corrosion...

    Yeah, Jeromyís fuselage has some corrosion issues, and likely some low cycle fatigue. That said, 4130 is a harder material. Not sure how it compares to 1020 or 1025 from a fatigue standpoint.

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    For what the majority of the tubes in a fuselage...

    For what the majority of the tubes in a fuselage do, there is no real advantage of 4130 over 1020 or 1025. Most are in compression, and column buckling is more a function of diameter, wall thickness...
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    Edo no longer exists. All the float designs were...

    Edo no longer exists. All the float designs were acquired by Kenmore Air sometime in the 1980s.


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    If you want to go to the double groove pulley...

    If you want to go to the double groove pulley system, there is more to it than just the pulley on the jackscrew. Not sure on the Cub, but on the PA-16, it involves welding on brackets, adding idler...
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    The EarthX TSO limits use to electrical systems...

    The EarthX TSO limits use to electrical systems with alternators having external regulators. Guess just one more method to isolate the charging source in the event of an over voltage.


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    And if you EVER consider an EarthX battery, never...

    And if you EVER consider an EarthX battery, never install one with an alternator with an internal regulator!


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  17. Thread: Weld Quality

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    Iím running 25í CK superflex cables with a #9...

    Iím running 25í CK superflex cables with a #9 torch. For the stuff I do, the only time I would have liked a water cooled torch was building my fixture table. I was running about 180 amps with the #26...
  18. Thread: Weld Quality

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    I started my TIG welding on a Syncrowave 300 or...

    I started my TIG welding on a Syncrowave 300 or 350. Great machine, but way more than needed for aircraft stuff. Transformer machines provide a nice smooth arc, but like you said, I think the lowest...
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    Most Pipers up into the 50s used commercial...

    Most Pipers up into the 50s used commercial Weatherhead fittings with 45 degree flares.


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  20. Down side is weight. On something like a Cub...

    Down side is weight. On something like a Cub where speed isnít an issue, the big question is Why?

    I did double cover on the belly of my Howard. Only reason was one of the wheel cylinders had...
  21. Surprised nobody mentioned it, but there is no...

    Surprised nobody mentioned it, but there is no such thing as a J3C-85! There are J3C-65s that have C85 engines installed.

    There was a question about the O-200 STC from Univair. Keep in mind that...
  22. Thread: Mag issues

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    Here is the subject manual ...

    Here is the subject manual
    http://eaa105.org/Useful_Info/Documents/SlickMagOverhaulManual.pdf


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  23. Thread: Mag issues

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    Actually it says ďshouldĒ, not ďmustĒ. That...

    Actually it says ďshouldĒ, not ďmustĒ. That should for testing holds as much weight as the should for using only parts from Unison and should not use PMA parts.


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  24. Steve, they were airplanes outside the serial...

    Steve, they were airplanes outside the serial effectivity of the AD, so no AMOC needed. I think I just referenced AC43.13-1 Chapter 4 as my approved data. It was about 30 years ago.


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  25. A problem Iíve seen is dirt and moisture sitting...

    A problem Iíve seen is dirt and moisture sitting on top of the junction between the tab and the longeron causing corrosion and pitting. The couple SuperCub frames Iíve redone, when replacing the...
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