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  1. I wondered why those heavy jets all had purple...

    I wondered why those heavy jets all had purple rudders! (Hint, ask an old timey Arkansas spray pilot) :roll:
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    No media ever mentions this, nor do they mention...

    No media ever mentions this, nor do they mention the other consequences. It's right up there with fake news. Yes I am 100% for research, of course, but we really ought to be more honest with...
  3. I recall installing a PA-18 front seat in our...

    I recall installing a PA-18 front seat in our J-3's with Atlee Dodge paperwork.
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    I would venture to say that this venture is...

    I would venture to say that this venture is venturing close to the edge of trademark violation according to the EAA lawyers who have the do-re-mi. Bikinis, in the far frozen north of the 48 lower...
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    Isn't it great that we are being chastised for a...

    Isn't it great that we are being chastised for a faulty system we didn't ask for. When Mode S became mandatory in Europe, all the new mode s transponders overloaded the system in Amsterdam and they...
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    For my taste, I don't like Cessna seat rails as...

    For my taste, I don't like Cessna seat rails as regards crash worthiness. 2 little prongs holding you in place? Same in sliding PA-18seat. Best to attach seat belt to the frame! FAD STC. We also used...
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    AKTango58. ""Well not exactly." Point taken. Yes,...

    AKTango58. ""Well not exactly." Point taken. Yes, of course, I didn't mean to mislead the least informed among us. It was a general comment, and I retract it. Your mileage may vary. Read your POH,...
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    There's lot of talk about diaphragm failure, and...

    There's lot of talk about diaphragm failure, and recently one L-19 went in the trees - I think near East Texas/Arkansas border. Despite all that, the word on-line is that the PS5-C is used on a lot...
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    Yup, I forgot to add that. Same as a Cherokee or...

    Yup, I forgot to add that. Same as a Cherokee or anything else with engine and aux electric pump - not to be confused with high pressure setting on O-520 injected engines.
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    I have a Bird Dog and have been double checking...

    I have a Bird Dog and have been double checking all the PS5C and fuel pressure info. The pressure should be the same with or without it on, pretty much. The manual say use it. If it makes it run...
  11. If you really want to move your Super Cub around...

    If you really want to move your Super Cub around the world, I have a 40 foot sea shipping container with custom wing mounts for sale, along with a tool box, tools, strapswith custom fittings for the...
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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...
  13. 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...
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    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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