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    It is apparent that you are addressing airplanes...

    It is apparent that you are addressing airplanes which are certified as E-AB. When those papers were lost in that house fire, the airplane was no longer airworthy and not allowed to be flown as the...
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    That is because the filled out operations...

    That is because the filled out operations limitations never leave the possession of the airplane's owner.
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    That is correct, then that number is it unless...

    That is correct, then that number is it unless you do further testing to be able to declare a different number. I chose 1999# on my Cub because the annual State registration fee goes up with a gross...
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    It's recorded by you on your operations...

    It's recorded by you on your operations limitations when you are doing your flight testing hours.
  5. Sometimes just one letter will effect an issue...

    Sometimes just one letter will effect an issue for the good, when politely brought to the attention of just one person or department.
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    You do realize that the cables starts at the...

    You do realize that the cables starts at the control arm on the bottom of the stick torque tube between the passenger's feet and proceeds out to the aileron, across to the other aileron and back to...
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    What's that extra X bracing for behind the seat...

    What's that extra X bracing for behind the seat cross tube?
  8. I would keep the direct reading oil pressure...

    I would keep the direct reading oil pressure gauge. That is the one most important instrument in the airplane. An electrical failure would render both of your other two options out of service.
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    Sorry Barnstormer, I left out one...

    Sorry Barnstormer, I left out one word......SHOULD. I agree with you, my observations have been the same.
  10. I would be more worried about rock damage on...

    I would be more worried about rock damage on aluminum blades since a ding in aluminum creates a stress riser location. This stress riser could (not always) create a catastrophic blade failure when...
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    https://www.univair.com/supplemental-type-certific...

    https://www.univair.com/supplemental-type-certificates/
    then
    https://rgl.faa.gov/Regulatory_and_Guidance_Library/rgSTC.nsf/WebSearchDefault?SearchView&Query=A-780#
    then...
  12. sj, I seem to recall there should be a large...

    sj,
    I seem to recall there should be a large thick washer between the engine mount and the firewall at the lower bolts. I'd have to check the manual.
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    The Gar-aero modification used stiffer tires than...

    The Gar-aero modification used stiffer tires than the "bush" wheels. They were primarily larger diameter and footprint for off airport use. Many used to grind off the extra rubber making them smooth...
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    Those are not 8:00x4 wheels. The 8:00x4s had...

    Those are not 8:00x4 wheels. The 8:00x4s had expander tube brakes. You have double puck Clevelands which means you have 6" wheels. The wheels on your Cub look like 6" with Gar-aero adapters to 10"....
  15. sj, There is supposed to be a narrow baffle which...

    sj, There is supposed to be a narrow baffle which goes between the oil cooler and the cylinder. Do you have one installed?
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    Even at that, moving towards an open hangar is a...

    Even at that, moving towards an open hangar is a no no. Those rotors move a lot of air and debris when just a little bit off the ground.
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    By the same token why would a helicopter pilot...

    By the same token why would a helicopter pilot knowingly lift off in front of an open hangar? Any helicopter pilot knows that the big fan on top blows a lot of debris everywhere. Airplanes inside the...
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    It is the name for the J-4 in the states also....

    It is the name for the J-4 in the states also. They just were not built in the quantities of the other popular types. Many flyers have never heard of them.
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    With a tube in the middle to keep it stabilized.

    With a tube in the middle to keep it stabilized.
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    These two braces are used to minimize the pulling...

    These two braces are used to minimize the pulling strength of the fabric bending the rib trailing edge, thus jamming the end of the tip bow into the outboard end of the aileron. Look at any fabric...
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    The various Piper tube planes fitting is a thick...

    The various Piper tube planes fitting is a thick aluminum plate which is bent to conform to the outside of the longeron. This thick plate serves as a cushion distributing the compression loads along...
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    Sticky: Hollywood central casting. Is this a scene from a...

    Hollywood central casting. Is this a scene from a Stephen King movie?
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    Bob, This is a good source for springs. ...

    Bob, This is a good source for springs. https://www.asraymond.com/
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    I was thinking the whole fuselage, sorry. ...

    I was thinking the whole fuselage, sorry.

    Take a look at the rear fittings of a Citabria. They are a 6" long piece of 1/2" aluminum which is held to the bottom longerons at a cluster with only...
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    Only 17.4% weight increase will be roughly 17...

    Only 17.4% weight increase will be roughly 17 pounds which will forever be part of the empty weight on that airplane. Not a good idea unless empty weight is not important to you.


    Take a look at...
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