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  1. Thread: Dead Stick!

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    Base jumping and PTSD??? :roll:

    Base jumping and PTSD??? :roll:
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    Yes they have. Those are also a compound shape...

    Yes they have. Those are also a compound shape which requires special tooling and machinery to form the aluminum $$$$$$$$$. A compound shape means that the metal is bent in more than one direction...
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    Which end of the wing was clipped, inboard or...

    Which end of the wing was clipped, inboard or outboard? If it was the outboard, just splice on a new section of spar using Piper's approved spar splice method. If the inboard end, there will be a lot...
  4. mike, During your repairing of PA-12 float planes...

    mike, During your repairing of PA-12 float planes have you ever seen that diagonal which is called for reinforcement on the TC bent or otherwise damaged?
    Perhaps someone long ago determined that...
  5. Yes Nolan, I see that. Your original question...

    Yes Nolan, I see that. Your original question specifically mentions a structural support tube for floats. The tube which you have reinforced, while it may need reinforcing is not the tube which is...
  6. No further comment.

    No further comment.
  7. This raises questions. WHY did those cylinders...

    This raises questions. WHY did those cylinders only go 50 hours? There is no excuse for this. What in particular went bad?
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    Can you compare the angle to the wing differences...

    Can you compare the angle to the wing differences between those different floats? Perhaps the Aerocets are mounted a bit flatter? Flatter is better for speed. The larger angle is better for take off.
  9. Thread: Dead Stick!

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    How about something like this on a spread sheet....

    How about something like this on a spread sheet. You could calculate the distance over ground.

    Throttle closed, Mixture rich, Propeller low pitch, Flaps up
    IAS, Rate of Descent, (or altitude...
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    Just a piece of float history. During the 1920s...

    Just a piece of float history. During the 1920s and 1930s Mr. EDO, Earle Dodge Osborn spent an extensive amount of time, research, engineering and money learning about and coming up with the optimum...
  11. I'm confused. Is this first picture supposed to...

    I'm confused. Is this first picture supposed to be showing the seaplane tube installation? The tube which is supposed to be reinforced is not.



    This is what is called out on the Type...
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    As a general rule of thumb metal thinner than...

    As a general rule of thumb metal thinner than .040" should be dimpled.
    .040" can be either dimpled or countersunk.
    Thicker than .040" is countersunk.
  13. Thread: Dead Stick!

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    Another thing Eddie, While the prop is...

    Another thing Eddie, While the prop is windmilling change the pitch from full low pitch to full high pitch and notice the difference in rate of descent. Then compare that to the prop being stopped...
  14. Thread: Dead Stick!

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    Over the years different people have told me...

    Over the years different people have told me different power settings for the simulation. None of them in my view matched the real thing. With your nice long grass strip, just do what you did with...
  15. That sounds as though it could be a rather...

    That sounds as though it could be a rather complicated mechanism with both functions.
  16. That looks very interesting. I assume based upon...

    That looks very interesting. I assume based upon the Helio design? I like the idea of being totally retracted creating no drag in cruise conditions. What is your plan for the ailerons, flaps and wing...
  17. Lycoming says that when running at 75% power or...

    Lycoming says that when running at 75% power or less that it is permissible to run at peak EGT. An inexpensive manifold pressure gauge or perhaps a manifold module for the SR-8A would be helpful in...
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    What is your new empty CG? Likely it moved...

    What is your new empty CG? Likely it moved forward. Place some ballast at the tail post to move the CG back to where it was before you made the engine change. See if that pitch feel lightens up.
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    You are one of the fortunate few. Perhaps it can...

    You are one of the fortunate few. Perhaps it can be attributed to a long propeller giving a better flywheel action? Which prop do you have, as the Borer prop is named after the STC holder Roger Borer...
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    Run engine at a little over 1000 rpm. Pull...

    Run engine at a little over 1000 rpm.
    Pull mixture to idle cut off.
    AFTER the little explosions inside the cylinders stop making noise and before the rpm starts slowing.
    CLOSE and HOLD the...
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    This is a shutdown procedure issue which is...

    This is a shutdown procedure issue which is called for on the 0-360 which I have described in other threads.
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    I was only pointing out to our friend from...

    I was only pointing out to our friend from Australia that there are many sources of roll pins. What he uses in an airplane seat is up to him.
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    Likely not in the quantity's which you want, but...

    Likely not in the quantity's which you want, but here is another source: https://www.gen-aircraft-hardware.com/
    ...
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    https://www.harborfreight.com/315-piece-roll-pin-a...

    https://www.harborfreight.com/315-piece-roll-pin-assortment-67682.html

    https://www.carbuilder.com/uk/roll-pin-selection-pack-of-120

    These pins are not necessarily airplane parts bearing...
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    https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/hapages/ms1...

    https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/hapages/ms16562tubular.php?clickkey=12345
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