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    premix oil

    Seems I heard on some 2-smoke forum that oil actually burns hotter than gasoline.
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    Thanks Countach! Everyone has an opinion on the gearbox oil. What do you use?
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    Thank You very much n3puppy! Exactly what I needed!
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    Hi guys, I just bought a Hi-Max with a 447 up, and a B-box down. Unfortunately, the previous owner has health issues and isn't able to converse. Anyway, the gearbox has a threaded hole on each side about 1/2 way between the top and bottom of the gearbox. I would surely think that these should...
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    Greetings from a Newbie!

    Hello all, Fairly new to the site but have been lurking for a while. Not exactly new to flying, with about 50 hrs. in Cherokees and 152's spread over 20 years of training. I suspect that a few of you can relate to the cost of training being prohibitive for the common Joe. I've got close to the...
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    Why the animosity towards ultralights?

    So very true Pops! Freedom has been slowly and methodically evolving to mean something entirely different today than it did 242 years ago.
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    phantom wing removal and re-assembly

    Hey Dana, Thanks for the reply, but I don't understand. You mean with any aircraft? If so, I guess I'll have to wait wait for a firefly that I can afford.
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    phantom wing removal and re-assembly

    Hello all, I've come across a very good deal on a phantom x-1, and I've wanted one for a long time. My problem is that I don't have a hangar, so even though I know it'd be a pita to break it down and re-assemble every time I fly, I would have to. Is there anybody else who is forced to go this...
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    Great Plains engines

    Hi dalek, Cool to see you on here. I have a 1600cc vw that I'm going to use on my v-himax. It's straight out of a mini bus and I was told that it ran good. (yea right)! I got it for a song, and plan on doing a complete overhaul and aircraft conversion anyway, so it really didn't matter to me if...
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    Hello all. Glad to be a new member of this great site!

    :)Seems this is the place to be for camaraderie between us weirdos that MUST build and fly!