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    A few years ago i got together with a couple...

    A few years ago i got together with a couple buddies and spent a morning pull testing. Catto vs Borer, Our goal was to see which pulled harder.
    kind of comparing apples and oranges.
    Both props will...
  2. Leaning for peak power during high altitude takeoff

    I’m interested to hear what others do to lean for max performance when operating out of high altitude (or high density altitude) strips.
    carbureted O-320,
    8000’ plus agl.
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    Have you tried Great Lakes aero? old/used...

    Have you tried Great Lakes aero?
    old/used windshields tend to be brittle, can be an issue if any shoe horning required
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    Recoil temp, Have you confirmed the vernatherm is...

    Recoil temp, Have you confirmed the vernatherm is functioning correctly?
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    Re oil temp, Sounds like vernatherm not...

    Re oil temp, Sounds like vernatherm not functioning properly?
    CHT’s don’t sound to bad for cyl break in.
  6. I tried placing headset jacks on left side of...

    I tried placing headset jacks on left side of rear seat and have been very pleased. Wires aren’t dangling from wing root in front of windows, headset control box (ANR) is not pulling on the Jack’s....
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    Steve, nice work on the clamps! I’ve been using...

    Steve,
    nice work on the clamps!
    I’ve been using Dakota Cubs leading edges, I’ve found if they’re snug over the (piper) ribs there’s usually some overhang at the spar. Have you had the issue? How...
  8. I’ve been running an Earth x for about 3 years...

    I’ve been running an Earth x for about 3 years (same battery) I’ve had no issues.
    Couple things- if you leave your master on (an I do this regularly) you’ll need an alternate battery source to...
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    Steve, I tend to agree. The owner wasn’t...

    Steve,
    I tend to agree.
    The owner wasn’t patient enough to break in the new tire but can’t blame him, insurance ended up buying him 2 new tires,
    Im just disclosing what I know about its origin...
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    For sale one 35” ABW

    Low time 35” bushwheel. Excellent condition.
    Mfg date Oct 2012.

    The mate to this tire was damaged by a runaway pilotless airplane on the field.
    A new replacement was fitted but did not match and...
  11. Thread: 35s

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    I agree with most of this, however the part about...

    I agree with most of this, however the part about finding a mechanic that agrees with you; not so much.
    Yes, it’s good to have a mechanic you can work with, but a (good) mechanic has basically two...
  12. Thread: Brake Lines

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    Look up “Russell brake lines” plenty of options...

    Look up “Russell brake lines” plenty of options to choose from.
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    Did you end up selling your old cooler? Doug

    Did you end up selling your old cooler?
    Doug
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    This style of shoe, may look goofy but are...

    This style of shoe, may look goofy but are purpose built for backcountry travel in steep terrain, exaggerated cleats for travel in inclined frozen snow or wind slab.
    Depends on your mission. Not...
  15. Thread: Ohhh Boy!

    by Oliver
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    Yea, Oh Boy is right! As Ozak said “bushwheels...

    Yea,
    Oh Boy is right!
    As Ozak said “bushwheels and crusty snow don’t play well together”.
    almost spent the night!
    53955
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    YouTube “alumaweld brazing process” done with an...

    YouTube “alumaweld brazing process”
    done with an oxy acet torch. (Still need to purge)
    ive tried it on thin aluminum, typically lap joints.
    im sure it would work well where structure is not an...
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    Water makes a bit of a mess, purge with argon...

    Water makes a bit of a mess, purge with argon slowly from the bottom up.
    argon is heavier and will displace air. You can also use argon to pressure test it, if it leaks you won’t have to purge again.
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    A simple repair for a qualified welder. if he’s...

    A simple repair for a qualified welder.
    if he’s not familiar with welding on fuel tanks you’ll be buying a new tank, he’ll be putting a new roof on his shop.

    looking at the photo, doesn’t look...
  20. Thread: Cargo Net

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    I’ve sewed nylon web with on a regular Singer...

    I’ve sewed nylon web with on a regular Singer household machine with no problem.
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    Where’s that cool strip?

    Where’s that cool strip?
  22. Thread: Cargo Net

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    Depending on your requirements, it not difficult...

    Depending on your requirements, it not difficult to make your own.
    Most hardware stores carry nylon webbing and fasteners.

    Measure, lay it out with a dab of hot glue at intersections to preserve...
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    FS: Oil cooler still avail?

    Oil cooler still avail?
  24. Thread: Floor boards

    by Oliver
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    yes, during inflight relief I believe almost all...

    yes,
    during inflight relief I believe almost all of my weight is supported by that area ;-)
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    Re screws, the oval head “pk” stainless are great...

    Re screws, the oval head “pk” stainless are great for attaching sheet metal to ribs, use plated steel screws when attaching to spar cap. Stainless screws will strip and break off in if used in spars....
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