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    So I have found 4 airplanes with this issue. Doug...

    So I have found 4 airplanes with this issue. Doug Keller who does the engineering for Airframes Alaska called and said he has not seen this issue, nothing has changed in manufacturing and it is not a...
  2. Never heard of internal rust on a Lycoming sodium...

    Never heard of internal rust on a Lycoming sodium filled valve. The stem will rust from sitting because of the iron in the guide.
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    How did the plane react prior to the gear swap?...

    How did the plane react prior to the gear swap? Was the gear the only thing changed?
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    From what I know, yes. I would not remove the...

    From what I know, yes. I would not remove the header tanks unless I welded in the front right fuel line and change the front left one to 3/8" from 1/4". There is a reason the STCs require these...
  5. As stated above, installing mechanic determines...

    As stated above, installing mechanic determines compatibility of STCs. I wouldn't have an issue with it. Look at the engine type certificate data sheet for the difference between your engine and the...
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    I have a set for sale.

    I have a set for sale.
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    Dang, I wasn't suppose to post that picture of my...

    Dang, I wasn't suppose to post that picture of my new weight saving trick. 8)
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    You don't have to buy their tanks, just the fuel...

    You don't have to buy their tanks, just the fuel valve and gascolator.
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    There is a radius milled in the block of the rear...

    There is a radius milled in the block of the rear strut where it changes angles. Problem is on the 4 airplanes I have gotten feedback and looked at personally that distance from the edge of the hole...
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    I have been getting stuff from Ft. Worth,...

    I have been getting stuff from Ft. Worth, Illinois and California but just one shipping charge but usually I get free shipping if over $250 on my dealer account.
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    I found that 1/2" toe in on 31" Dessers was a...

    I found that 1/2" toe in on 31" Dessers was a bear. How did the plane react prior to the gear swap? When I repair fuselages we weld the gear fittings on with them parallel.
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    Did the parts come from the US or Aircraft Spruce...

    Did the parts come from the US or Aircraft Spruce Canada? I know my shipping costs to Canada are crazy. I have been getting lots of split shipments from Spruce lately from their different locations....
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    Original 1982 Piper master solenoid. Slightly...

    Original 1982 Piper master solenoid. Slightly modified battery shelf and battery install.
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    Byrd's Adventure Center is great. Richland Creek...

    Byrd's Adventure Center is great. Richland Creek and Trigger Gap are great camping spots as well. Lots of amazing scenery.
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    I waiting on Airframes.

    I waiting on Airframes.
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    Airframes Aluminum Strut Issue

    Installed my first set of Airframes aluminum struts today and discovered an issue with the rear strut. Where the front of the strut attach block meets the wing strut attach fittings the joggle that...
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    I like this one. One of my helpers exceeded it's...

    I like this one. One of my helpers exceeded it's design limits and they sent me new bushing and special shouldered screws for free.
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    The guys that tested the props in Alaska told me...

    The guys that tested the props in Alaska told me they had higher CHTs with the Sensenich.
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    Easy Way to Cut Open an Oil Filter

    I always hated cutting open oil filters for inspection. Even had to make a trip to the emergency room for stitches once. My friend Jon Delamarter showed me this handy trick that makes it pretty easy....
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    Have you called them. I have Jim Irwin's personal...

    Have you called them. I have Jim Irwin's personal email address and if I don't get anywhere with his employees I contact him. He has helped all 3 times I have contacted him.

    Sold a Bungee Buddy...
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    The stabs should float on the front liner tube....

    The stabs should float on the front liner tube. The liner tube is not attached to the carry-thru tube that is bolted to the jackscrew yoke.
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    Replace the liner tube and pull the stabs up...

    Replace the liner tube and pull the stabs up tight when you drill it for the 3/16" bolts.
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    I guess in the grand scheme of things I don't see...

    I guess in the grand scheme of things I don't see the paint being that expensive. I guess I have seen the issues when I tried to fix paint when someone touched up bad spots with spray paint, enamel...
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    Kevin, I have pondered the same question and...

    Kevin, I have pondered the same question and don't believe it matters if the up cable is on the left pulley or the right.
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    I just touched up a hangar rash yesterday on a...

    I just touched up a hangar rash yesterday on a Super Cub I rebuilt a little over a year ago. Luckily I have paint, catalyst and reducer. I use these. ...
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