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    Continentals - Hot start in rich. Lycoming -...

    Continentals - Hot start in rich.

    Lycoming - Hot start in ICO.

    Read the manual on hot starts and vapour purging.

    Fly regularly.

    If you have a difficult engine to start I've found it in...
  2. Thread: New Cessnas?

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    Great idea. All new skins and wiring. You two...

    Great idea. All new skins and wiring.

    You two guys above are engineers, rebuilders. Is the cost reasonable? From my current rebuild, I know these aircraft can consume money but to have all new...
  3. Thread: 50 years ago

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    I reckon you could safely say international,...

    I reckon you could safely say international, world heroes.

    I did see the iMax Apollo 11 movies recently and like everything to do with this era, it was fantastic.

    I was born a month after the...
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    43544 Puzzled answered. Apparently a C172...

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    Puzzled answered.

    Apparently a C172 backseat (now I guess it would be called a middlerow seat) was put in my C180J as it was easier to remove when needed and the U channel was put in...
  5. Thread: Spark plugs

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    To be fair, Cub Builder is correct. Lot's of old...

    To be fair, Cub Builder is correct. Lot's of old discussion on this at the Beechtalk site. I'll have to re-visit it as I thought it was more then a simple ohm bench test needed. But looks like I have...
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    42743 A beautiful thing. Taken in the late...

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    A beautiful thing. Taken in the late '80s.
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    All right. I'm curious as to everyones technique...

    All right. I'm curious as to everyones technique of landing a C180 at night. Does it change?

    I haven't revisted night circuits in the C180 since I purchased my, new to me aircraft.

    I was...
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    My observation. My Dad, who has 30,000hrs...

    My observation.

    My Dad, who has 30,000hrs always does tail down take-offs. And mostly does wheel landings.

    Me.

    Flying a C180 is a hobby for me, but I let the tail rise when it's ready...
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    The trick with oil funnels is to keep them in an...

    The trick with oil funnels is to keep them in an old fridge. One that still seals, but obviously doesn't need to work. All the dust and dirt from your shed stay out of the oil. Funnels, hoses and...
  10. Thread: Over Square?

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    http://mechanicsupport.blogspot.com/2011/09/high-m...

    http://mechanicsupport.blogspot.com/2011/09/high-mp-low-rpm-continental-tsio520.html

    From John Schwaner's book, Aircraft Repair - The missing manual.

    I've been running most Continentals...
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    Thanks. I've bought a number of scat type hoses...

    Thanks. I've bought a number of scat type hoses off Guy Ginbey on a Bonanza reno project before. Fantastic gear and Guy's very passionate about his gear. (you do have to push through the cryptic...
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    I got the bushes of Web. Thanks Web. 42268 ...

    I got the bushes of Web. Thanks Web.


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    Does anyone have a source for this plastic tubing and what I would call 'compression olives' that Cessna used for the static instrument system. I...
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    Is this Cessna or an aftermarket job? Found under...

    Is this Cessna or an aftermarket job? Found under the glovebox on the right hand side, and with a large plastic relay (pulled out before photo taken).

    My electrical man who's re-wiring the radios...
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    I hate to sound like a tight a*** airline pilot,...

    I hate to sound like a tight a*** airline pilot, but here goes. Aeroplanes do my head in at times.

    These rubber bushes or shock mounts that hold or steady the alternator are small simple rubber...
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    So Tom what do you recommend for a carburettored...

    So Tom what do you recommend for a carburettored O-470 engine?
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    Summer will be there soon and you blokes can go...

    Summer will be there soon and you blokes can go back flying. :lol:
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    With carburettor equiped aircraft, my...

    With carburettor equiped aircraft, my understanding is that Lean Of Peak, leaning is not an option. (Thank god, that arguement makes the heal verses toe brake one look small)

    So I do what I did 30...
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    This. There is never enough room in the front of...

    This. There is never enough room in the front of a Cub.

    I don't even notice the difference between heel and toe brakes. Both feel natural.
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    Today's dumb question. All the little bits,...

    Today's dumb question.

    All the little bits, like spacers and stay's that hold cables and stuff into position, I was going to plate or paint.

    Some are aluminium and some are steel. I was...
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    Thanks everyone for your replies. PM sent...

    Thanks everyone for your replies.

    PM sent thanks Stewartb for the offer of manuals.

    Bloody hell. Mine is not broken but there is a fair bit of force on it and I thought I'd be prepared for...
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    General C180 questions.

    Hi guys. I'm about to pull the engine out of my C180J. Along with the windows / windscreen. And dash. Where does it stop?

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    Forgive my greenhorn questions, of which I am sure to have many...
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    What a beautiful aeroplane. Gear down, flap 5...

    What a beautiful aeroplane. Gear down, flap 5 full speed brake and it would drop and you could get it in from anywhere.

    One A/C I'd like to revisit one day as I only did 50 hours before moving to...
  23. Thread: Seaplane Prop

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    I ran one with 8.00's. Knowing the previous owner...

    I ran one with 8.00's. Knowing the previous owner I'm sure it would have been covered in the paperwork.

    It also had a stock O-470R. No problems with lots of pull.

    Did Kirby mention, LOUD. Yep.
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    That's what I was wondering. I'm not a hunter,...

    That's what I was wondering. I'm not a hunter, although I have a licence (requirement in my country) and a riffle. Anything I've shot in the past I've left for those more hungry.
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    Does anyone have part numbers or details on the...

    Does anyone have part numbers or details on the screws and cup washers that Cessna used?

    On my run down interior, the Cessan screws standout as quality, as opposed the local hardware rubbish...
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