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  1. Thread: TSO Com?

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    Today I got SoCal interference in a KX-155 King...

    Today I got SoCal interference in a KX-155 King radio. Since I was the only one in the pattern, I mentioned it to our friendly local controller. He said "yeah, we get SoCal interference, but it...
  2. Vx in a high powered Cub is not a thing to be...

    Vx in a high powered Cub is not a thing to be taken lightly. For the first couple hundred feet a power loss can easlily cost you your life.

    Full flaps, and on liftoff look for about a 35-40...
  3. Thread: TSO Com?

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    I have for decades used 7 Ah gel cells, and...

    I have for decades used 7 Ah gel cells, and before that motorcycle batteries. One gel cell is good for five hours with the SL-40, but only one hour feeding the GTR. We graduated to 24 volts using...
  4. Thread: TSO Com?

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    Thanks. The SL-40 seems to be a better radio,...

    Thanks.
    The SL-40 seems to be a better radio, but the features of the GTR-200 outweigh it by a big bunch.

    The SL-40 uses less battery power, and has none of the interference problems I describe. ...
  5. Thread: TSO Com?

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    Update - the interference is still coming through...

    Update - the interference is still coming through - although the frequency and duration of spurious receptions is down. Could be the Marines are not flying as much. We can easily handle the current...
  6. Can we please find that hilarious thread about...

    Can we please find that hilarious thread about blue balls for the PA-11 from a decade ago? I am still laughing.
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    If you split them on the bottom you can make them...

    If you split them on the bottom you can make them fit. I believe both straps rest on top of the frame, at least originally - they apparently put the straps on, then dropped the tank in, then put the...
  8. We had "America West 31" leaving Phoenix at six...

    We had "America West 31" leaving Phoenix at six pm. American had a "31" leaving at the same time!

    Now, at MYF we have three "zero one tango"s. There is a cure. America west became "Cactus" and...
  9. Nah - it is just decoration. My Dec got changed...

    Nah - it is just decoration. My Dec got changed to 44 ZW because I like fours and probably would like a refreshing African beverage.

    Edit: I flew a Mooney with N- number ending in "November." ...
  10. Actually, a million liability was under $300...

    Actually, a million liability was under $300 right up until two years ago. I have a multi-plane discount, so mine on the Cub is a bit less than yours. I will look it up . . .

    Yeah, $357 per...
  11. Starr does my CFI insurance. I feel comfortable...

    Starr does my CFI insurance. I feel comfortable with them.

    I too went 15 years without liability insurance. I was a bit of a jerk back then (ask my girlfriends) and had no thought about any...
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    "Should" is precatory. "Must" is mandatory. I...

    "Should" is precatory. "Must" is mandatory. I agree - you really should know what your aircraft actually weighs. But your paperwork is legal if you compute, rather than weigh.
  13. At 80, I am getting pretty much what I need from...

    At 80, I am getting pretty much what I need from Avemco. Just talked to a senior agent at Avemco - Bryon - who answered all my questions with what seemed like precise knowledge.

    They apparently...
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    I think I was misinterpreted. I am not...

    I think I was misinterpreted. I am not advocating illegal loading.
    A Super Cub with a 400 lb useful load is really a one-place aircraft. Sure, you can put two 200 lb guys in there and 36 gals of...
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    Yes, but: If it is a Cub, you really don't have...

    Yes, but:
    If it is a Cub, you really don't have to worry about unbalancing controls. What you are worrying about is losing 100 lbs of useful load. If that is ok, then by all means weigh it.

    But...
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    I flew a Citabria with oleo gear and square tail....

    I flew a Citabria with oleo gear and square tail. I have its date somewhere - 1968 from memory. Prefer the spring aluminum gear now being used.
    The J4 has oleo gear, but doesn't have the peculiar...
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    Probably less because they were skimping on dope...

    Probably less because they were skimping on dope and labor. But not 100 pounds less! Modern, glossy finishes probably add 30 lbs. That's a guess - I have heard that 65 lbs is a good number for...
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    I have always suspected the old factory scales. ...

    I have always suspected the old factory scales. As Dave says above, weigh a Cub or an old Aeronca, and gain 100#. That is a lot on a 725 lb airplane!

    Weigh a 180 or a 7ECA, and you come within...
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    I teach my Cub students to try for tailwheel...

    I teach my Cub students to try for tailwheel first. That way they get a definite stall an instant before touchdown. Very smooth, with stick against the aft stop, power off.

    Do that in a...
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    Plus 1 on the first paragraph. No experience...

    Plus 1 on the first paragraph. No experience with S-LSA except flying a Legend, so cannot comment. Dave is an asset here.
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    Follow-up: we are in touch with the mechanic who...

    Follow-up: we are in touch with the mechanic who last did this windshield. DOT Lexan, special rivets and bucking bar, no cracks! Yippee!
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    I fly mostly semi-stock Super Cubs with both VG...

    I fly mostly semi-stock Super Cubs with both VG options. I find that I can fully stall the aircraft in any flap configuration and follow that with a gentle 3-point touchdown. I need power in the...
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    3-point landings can be full stall, but not...

    3-point landings can be full stall, but not always. In the Decathlon, full stall is with the tailwheel on the ground and the mains a foot above the pavement. The post-stall portion will knock your...
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    When one "necks down" I change them all. Happens...

    When one "necks down" I change them all. Happens about once every 15 years, with 75 tach hours per year/pavement.

    I cannot answer for operating in rough stuff - I operate 99%+ on paved surfaces. ...
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    Citabriae and Decathlons are "different." Buy a...

    Citabriae and Decathlons are "different." Buy a J3, fly it a hundred hours, and sell it for what you paid.

    My Decathlon cannot be safely "full stall" landed, but it does a very nice 3-point. It...
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