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    Years ago I flew into Tieton State to work on...

    Years ago I flew into Tieton State to work on some equipment. Climbing out over the lake in my old C170, two EA6s flew right over my head east to west at what felt way too close.
    It was pretty cool,...
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    The best line I've heard is "when the expander...

    The best line I've heard is "when the expander tube brakes are at their best, it's just your imagination".
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    My Cub was weighed at 960# on 31s, but it has...

    My Cub was weighed at 960# on 31s, but it has nothing but a little aluminum around where you sit. No electrical, no starter, Catto prop, O-320, handheld radio. It's fun, but in my experience unless...
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    I lived at a residential strip for 20 years. I...

    I lived at a residential strip for 20 years. I loved it--mostly. Finally, I told the neighbors that anytime they wanted to come over and talk about work or women or airplanes, I had a cold beer or...
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    E Maybe they are like 29" Gar Aeros, which are...

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    Maybe they are like 29" Gar Aeros, which are way too heavy, except that they're not. There was a tire that was 10 ply and much heavier. Maybe Goodyear did the same thing. Who knows?
    My 29" Gar...
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    The tires are 4 ply rated and according to my...

    The tires are 4 ply rated and according to my bathroom scale at the hangar they weigh about 31# each. So, with tubes they'd weigh about 35# =/-.
  7. Yep. And the local EAA members who couldn't pour...

    Yep. And the local EAA members who couldn't pour piss out of a boot if the instructions were on the heel, who say "yeah that's a great idea".
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    I put 3" belts in my Cub at rebuild. Not only...

    I put 3" belts in my Cub at rebuild. Not only were the 3"ers uncomfortable, they are really heavy, like about 6# heavier than the 2" belts that replaced them.
    Utah 12 Driver, about the "between my...
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    The price of an engine is almost a given. The...

    The price of an engine is almost a given. The fabric, paint and the airframe under the fabric can easily exceed the price of the engine.
    The most important thing to look at is everything.
    I agree,...
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    It would start, but I kinda like making sure...

    It would start, but I kinda like making sure there's compression and all the cylinders feel even. At least on the first start of the day.
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    Cold, I give it a couple of pumps on the throttle...

    Cold, I give it a couple of pumps on the throttle and pull it through about a dozen blades, one shot of throttle and it'll start on the third blade. Warm, I give it one shot of throttle and it'll...
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    I don't have a primer in my Cub and no starter....

    I don't have a primer in my Cub and no starter. Has worked fine for about 25 years once I got the sequence down.
    I have an IO360 and a wobble pump in my Pitts. I never use the wobble pump.
    I pull...
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    I remember when 31s were huge tires. Maybe, I...

    I remember when 31s were huge tires.
    Maybe, I need one of those AARP Cowboy shirts.
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    If anyone met him, like a couple of us did, you...

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    There's a duster strip just north of Kingfisher,...

    There's a duster strip just north of Kingfisher, with hangars. North/South grass strip with a row of hangars on the east side, no services.
    It used to belong to Bryce Newberry. No idea if it's used...
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    In an enclosed trailer, I've used a cheap blue...

    In an enclosed trailer, I've used a cheap blue tarp for each wing.
    Attach the tarp to the wall, put the wing in leading edge down and attach loose end of the tarp to the wall. Spreads out the load...
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    I attended one of the Mike & Mark Patey talks at...

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    I just got home from Hood River. After talking to...

    I just got home from Hood River. After talking to several CFIs and some very experienced pilots who saw the accident, none saw the same thing. None said anything about the engine sputtering, everyone...
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    The above is great advice. Learn to fly the...

    The above is great advice. Learn to fly the airplane and look outside.
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    Too funny. When I thought about buying a Jeep, a...

    Too funny. When I thought about buying a Jeep, a buddy told me they were terrible vehicles-drove crappy, couldn't haul anything, cold, noisy--he thought they were great.
    Twenty years later, I still...
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    35X15X6 Goodyear Airwheels

    453124394543947 (3) 35X15X6 Goodyears, with (2) sets of tubes and adapters. One tire has never been used. Make an offer. Carey Gray-206-510-9210
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    The price of those jacks seem to have almost...

    The price of those jacks seem to have almost doubled since I bought one a couple of years ago. Vern sold the design to Anderson, or so I was told.
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    Av-Jack by Ace-Air

    Av-Jack by Ace-Air
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    A friend recently had a noise that sounded like...

    A friend recently had a noise that sounded like two pieces of metal tapping. It was a broken engine mount tube, two pieces of metal tapping.
    Easy to overlook, but easy to fix.
  25. A buddy built an EXP Cub and put a big, long...

    A buddy built an EXP Cub and put a big, long extended baggage in "just to haul light stuff". He later added a cargo pod and didn't use the big, long extended baggage.
    If you need it, add it. But, if...
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