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    Most of us would give up rather important...

    Most of us would give up rather important anatomical components to have your problems...
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    I can’t say whether they’re actually compromised...

    I can’t say whether they’re actually compromised or not, maybe one of the engineer types can answer that. But drilling into the web is a well-known, generally accepted no-no, so it raises some...
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    This is America- you’re free to engineer,...

    This is America- you’re free to engineer, prototype, test structures, flight test, spend years chasing certification with no sales, tool up, get your facility PMA’d, market, and support a new float,...
  4. Lots of Firmin/Piatt pods on floats around here-...

    Lots of Firmin/Piatt pods on floats around here- you just put the holes in yourself and cut a slot in the door so it can fold down... Totally legal...
  5. Bob Piatt/Alaska Bushpod. Crash...

    Bob Piatt/Alaska Bushpod. Crash Jr/Airframes/Reeves have contact info for him. He makes a nice certified and an even larger non-certified version that is sweet. And I’ve “heard” that if you buy...
  6. Yep- just like any and all radio issues are the...

    Yep- just like any and all radio issues are the fault of the last guy that changed a mixture cable, or did anything else under the panel:lol:
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    http://www.kathrynsreport.com/2021/03/collision-du...

    http://www.kathrynsreport.com/2021/03/collision-during-landing-piper-pa-18.html?m=1
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    Totally normal

    Totally normal
  9. Welcome to the real world- find 10 other...

    Welcome to the real world- find 10 other 206’s/185’s, cubs, etc, and you’ll find nearly as many combinations of wheels, discs, calipers, axles, axles with/without shoulders/spacers, gear legs, torque...
  10. Well that settles it- can’t argue with that...

    Well that settles it- can’t argue with that logic. Glad this issue has finally been put to rest...
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    No

    No
  12. Thread: Tail AD

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    Have done three in the last few months. Two had...

    Have done three in the last few months. Two had at least one of those aft rivets sheared, the other had been upsized in the past. Although, the third one had the horizontal stab spar “box” cracked...
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    Way cool- thanks for sharing!! Do you have a...

    Way cool- thanks for sharing!! Do you have a projected weight?
  14. Thread: Ski Rigging

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    Yep- the GLH series are very nose high in wheel...

    Yep- the GLH series are very nose high in wheel mode- you put them in ski position for cruise. Interesting how little it actually changes the flying- even when one is up and one down it really isn’t...
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    Just spin the prop by hand for a few seconds and...

    Just spin the prop by hand for a few seconds and build oil pressure after installing the rockers- you’ll be able to feel/see when the lash is taken up- sounds like your method works too; lots more...
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    Just bleed the lifters down (you’re checking dry...

    Just bleed the lifters down (you’re checking dry lash anyway after changing cylinders, right?), and you don’t need to compress the valve springs to install rockers... that being said, I’d be...
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    Same here- have installed all major players’...

    Same here- have installed all major players’ extended gear and not changed cabane...
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    I use the 2” thickish rubber from 3M- stretch it...

    I use the 2” thickish rubber from 3M- stretch it a bit as you center it on the leading edge, then the TE’s will shrink in as you fold it and avoid the pickers you described. I don’t cut any slits.
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    “Up to installer to determine compatibility of multiple STC’s” or something like that. I’d have airframes or whoever build a copy of their 4-place cabane, but with the cant, and install it under the...
  20. Yes cabane changes with the gear- I think...

    Yes cabane changes with the gear- I think CubCrafters has them. Top attachments are angled like Mike described to keep everything lined up.
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    Welcome to the internet- imagine how much...

    Welcome to the internet- imagine how much knowledge is hoarded because sharing it just isn’t worth the hassle...
  22. Thread: Loose Fabric

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    What Oliver said. I’ve messed up more paint...

    What Oliver said. I’ve messed up more paint trying to iron than with a heat gun, by far.
  23. Thread: Loose Fabric

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    I’ve heat gunned that area on multiple Cubs- no...

    I’ve heat gunned that area on multiple Cubs- no tape shrinking if you’re careful. It doesn’t take much shrink to remove the wrinkle- but before you do, make doubly sure that the wrinkle isn’t a...
  24. Let’s hear the story- don’t need the politics,...

    Let’s hear the story- don’t need the politics, just the story. Sounds aviation-related, so should be on-topic...
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    I’m still curious about the question I asked back...

    I’m still curious about the question I asked back early in this thread, but maybe no one knows an answer: What is the base fabric of Oratex and does it have or need UV protection? Light seems to go...
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