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    The regs say major is "changes to the basic...

    The regs say major is "changes to the basic design" of the electrical system. So reasonable people might disagree whether such changes are "basic", but I'd sure as heck side with the advocates...
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    Doesn't CAR 3 say stuff like operable items have...

    Doesn't CAR 3 say stuff like operable items have to be in reach of the pilot? I haven't re-checked. So - if pilot flying is in the back, then??? But if no-solo from the back, then no issue?? ...
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    My opinion would be 'yes', if it's brazed to...

    My opinion would be 'yes', if it's brazed to something structural. In the past I've been advised that it's ok to braze 1020 stuff like the bird cage, but not longerons, etc.

    edit: I'm not...
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    43.13 sez don't braze to structure. Waiting...

    43.13 sez don't braze to structure. Waiting for a good day to come down with Steve F. for a progress check.
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    I've had the Atlee tanks on my PA-12 for 11 or 12...

    I've had the Atlee tanks on my PA-12 for 11 or 12 years now, no problems whatsoever. The supplied sight gauges work just fine. I calibrated them at 10 and 20 gallons, rather than 1/4, 1/2, etc. ...
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    Like Charlie, born the same year as my plane. ...

    Like Charlie, born the same year as my plane. But it's a -12, and we all know when they were born - - -
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    Haha! Well, Denny and 'slumber' kinda veered...

    Haha! Well, Denny and 'slumber' kinda veered from that for a moment, didn't he? Good stuff - sent you a PM.
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    Then the higher CG would matter (very slightly). ...

    Then the higher CG would matter (very slightly). But to obtain the same deceleration would require greater braking effort.
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    Small tires will be more conducive to nose over...

    Small tires will be more conducive to nose over with aggressive braking on pavement.

    Two reasons:
    1. With big tires, the airframe is rotated nose-up, and the CG is therefore a little...
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    I think, but don't actually know, that the...

    I think, but don't actually know, that the horizontal reference line is established by definition. The -18 HRL is considerably different than the -12 HRL, as referenced to fusleage locations. ...
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    Here it is. Piper Dwg 12183. ...

    Here it is. Piper Dwg 12183. http://www.supercubproject.com/drawings/main.aspx
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    19 years and agree. I quit FB, never looked at...

    19 years and agree. I quit FB, never looked at Twitter, but still read most of this site daily. Thanks Steve.
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    Piper drawing shows a horizontal reference line...

    Piper drawing shows a horizontal reference line dimensioned from the fuselage references - engine mount holes in front and a distance from lower longeron at tailpost. I'll try to find the dwg...
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    11 years on mine also, still doing fine.

    11 years on mine also, still doing fine.
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    Fortunately none of those things around here (SW...

    Fortunately none of those things around here (SW WA). I hate em!
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    What's the fishing like on the Brazos?

    What's the fishing like on the Brazos?
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    Thanks. In that case would you employ the...

    Thanks. In that case would you employ the purge valve, and again, why?
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    Stewart, given your experience with API, if you...

    Stewart, given your experience with API, if you were to start over today what system would you choose, and why?
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    All worthwhile thoughts guys - thanks, and keep...

    All worthwhile thoughts guys - thanks, and keep 'em coming!
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    Good points. Yes, the system does provide for...

    Good points. Yes, the system does provide for component status monitoring.
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    Pete, yeah that's what I was thinking about. ...

    Pete, yeah that's what I was thinking about. Vic, good point, ha!
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    Thanks guys, I do appreciate all the thoughts. ...

    Thanks guys, I do appreciate all the thoughts. Overall the system seems really sweet, but the one thing that gives me significant pause about electronic fuel and spark is that electrical power is...
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    I spent some time today reading about this system...

    I spent some time today reading about this system (the same as I linked above) https://www.flyefii.com/products/efii-systems/ It seems pretty robust. Redundant controllers and power supplies,...
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    Thanks folks - please keep experiences coming;...

    Thanks folks - please keep experiences coming; we're open to all points of view.

    Any thoughts re specific electronic fuel injection systems? Is there any experience with this system? ...
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    Fuel Injection or Carb?

    Well, once again soliciting wisdom - -

    Together with a friend, I'm building an Experimental Amateur Built -12 knockoff, and the plan is to put it on amphibs. The question, re engine, is...
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