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  1. handprop

    Could they have done anything differently?

    Thanks for the great link Bruce! Mike
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    just the place to be

    Oh, to answer your question about the Cessna150f shop manual and parts catalog, I have no idea. My experience with aluminum construction is ZERO so all I can do is go check the airplane salvage yard and try and hook you up. Mike
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    just the place to be

    What's so funny about that! I own a farm down the road and we go up on weekends to get away. If he has one I can give you his number or I can drink beer and rip one apart. Sounds like fun to me. :gig: A 150 is a long shot but I don't know until I go there. I didn't realize your half way around...
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    Could they have done anything differently?

    I can tell you from experience that with the Zenith STOL series of airplanes, if your below 300' when the engine quits, your in bad shape if your in a climb and need to do a 180. The drag is a killer on these airplanes. That's one of the compromises when going to this type of airplane. Just...
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    Learning to fly

    Your supposed to tell him to wear his best shirt:gig: Mike
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    fuel injection vs carburetors

    I can get details. The fella is an engineer and lives real close. He has built several Pietenpols including one with a Warner and H. Ribblet airfoil, a real performer to say the least. Mike
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    Learning to fly

    Congrats Joe...... Your doing just fine, that's normal, in fact it may get a little fustrating but one day it will all click and you'll say to yourself " dang, I get it" it's a good feeling for sure. The first few hours can seem a little daunting but all that's going on is your learning bit's...
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    Could they have done anything differently?

    I don't want to cause any conflict here but the idea is to never be in a position where you have to do a 180 deadstick. Some airplanes need to stick to a 5000' runway but others may require only 900'. The real difference IMO is the airplane. A J3 Cub doesn't require a 5000' runway in order to...
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    Sourcing a Flange Bearing

    sleeved or ball bearing? Mike
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    just the place to be

    I know where there's an airplane junk yard in Wisconsin that a farmer keeps where I could visit and see if he has a junk one I could take apart for dimensions. I don't know if he would let me, but I would be willing to try. I'll be heading up there in a couple of weeks, so I'll bring some beer...
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    Taylor Monoplane

    I dig that to Bruce:ban::ban::ban: Mike
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    Gee Bee

    People have built them but it's rare. I admire the fact that every once in a while someone decides to undertake a large project knowing it's not a practicle every day airplane. When you think about it, when deciding what to build and why, most of us have a list of requirements that have to me...
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    Gee Bee

    Just got the newest issue of Sport Aviation today. Did anyone catch the story about the guy scratch building a Gee Bee? That's quite a project, and I thought I had my hands full, geez........ Homebuilding at its finest!:shock: Mike
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    tube frames

    Ah heck...don't let that bother you Alan:gig:. It takes a while to get all the ducks in a row on homebuilding. Did you find what your looking for? Mike
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    Taylor Monoplane

    That's interesting, about the green paint. It's funny you mentioned the 9G rating, when I first read that I thought it was a typo. Mike
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