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    A not very likely guess: there is a loose fit...

    A not very likely guess: there is a loose fit between the connector and the spark plug or the wire end and the connector and when you swapped them you got it tight enough. Try to wiggle it and see if...
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    Original P-51 airspeed indicator is in Miles Per...

    Original P-51 airspeed indicator is in Miles Per hour. So your 170 miles are almost the same as the 150 KNOTS I gave, probably 149 knots, No real difference Best Glide 175 moph or bout 152K.
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    I dont know airline gear speeds but here are some...

    I dont know airline gear speeds but here are some fast gen av piston planes that I do know. Bonanza 154 knots, good!, T-34 only 112 knots. P 51 150 knots? , flaps can be 20 % at 275 knots. Spit IX...
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    I am doing "gear down" and VERIFFY as the first...

    I am doing "gear down" and VERIFFY as the first thing in the pattern or near it. The last thing is on short final, when you are not another item is to make sure "gear down green" and then I also...
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    A solution proposed in the Bonanza case was to...

    A solution proposed in the Bonanza case was to retrofit a 2nd warning kit, which alerts you if you lower flaps with gear up. Well enough, but why not just leave flaps and anything else alone UNITL...
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    Landing Gear Lessons

    There's a good way to lower gear as you come to the pattern, not fool proof but close. Do we need this? Recently 2 ATP? CFI landed a Bonanza with full flaps down and gear fully up. And yes they knew...
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    "A pile of scrap" ???? The color or scheme or...

    "A pile of scrap" ???? The color or scheme or type of paint has nothing to do with a plane flying or not. I have seen some strange paint jobs, and the plane flew as normal. But it can also fly and...
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    Flat paint doesn't mean its rough, it can be flat...

    Flat paint doesn't mean its rough, it can be flat in reflectivity without being matt . My last paint was low luster, thus not shiny. but it was smooth and easy enough to clean, and looked more...
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    Best Paint Scheme?

    When a new owner acquires a warbird, how should it be painted and marked? Should it be as close to the way it was in actual service, especially combat, should the scheme honor the history of the...
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    Seaplane Accident

    The current issue of PILOT, the AOPA magazine has a report on the accident at the seaplane base, couple of years ago. Its sad to read, I didn't know any of the people, I have a friend related to the...
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    The Best Airshow

    One way I think about airshow acts is do they have a screamer or not? Can you imagine going into the Louvre Museum and as you are admiring one of the great masterpieces, someone comes up and starts...
  12. Robert , what "vacine" do you think someone , the...

    Robert , what "vacine" do you think someone , the govt is trying to force you to take? There is not a vaccine , yet for this virus. And flu vaccine is voluntary, no one forces you to take it,

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  13. WAYNE, if you visit small towns this summer, you...

    WAYNE, if you visit small towns this summer, you will likely find them friendly and glad for your business, just like most folks on this forum, (not all) and at osh if we get to go....
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    a c 150 is good basic trianer. A T-6 is a GREAT...

    a c 150 is good basic trianer. A T-6 is a GREAT ADVANCED TRAINER, and not a toy to mishandle. What an airplane.
    Good to see somebody flying.
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    IF you went to a course or seminar at Flightsfety...

    IF you went to a course or seminar at Flightsfety they would probably cover prefilght inspection as important. Many if not most of the corp and charter jets I see here have talis 20 feet in the air....
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    I rode on a tram and had no idea how far past TBO...

    I rode on a tram and had no idea how far past TBO the jokes were going to be.
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    How would you do due dillegence? If you were at...

    How would you do due dillegence? If you were at the plane when it was being serviced you might but you were not going to climb a ladder to look over someones shoulder, and if you asked around don't...
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    That's tough to read. And not my impression of...

    That's tough to read. And not my impression of Collings and I have actually flown 909 years back. One good safety procedure is when one man completes a repair a 2nd one must also check the work.
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    They 2nd a & P put in a new Concord, $984 worth....

    They 2nd a & P put in a new Concord, $984 worth. Next time I'll jusr hire Dolly Parton to run on a little treadmill hooked to a generator when I need to start.
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    what does "rolled on an enginne" mean in ENGLISH?

    what does "rolled on an enginne" mean in ENGLISH?
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    I have had a relationship with primarily one a &...

    I have had a relationship with primarily one a & p and one shop for 36 years, most of my flying life. It's key.
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    I really haven't had much of an opinon about...

    I really haven't had much of an opinon about Norhwestern U., but if they want to screw up Airventure which is none of their concern, I hope Ohio State beats them by say about 50 pts.
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    "Security" whoever that is, should not run EAA....

    "Security" whoever that is, should not run EAA. If and when EAA hires them, EAA should tell them what they want done and not the other way around.
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    Paying for maintenance

    It's usual to get a lot of maintenance done over the winter, while the weather is less welcoming to flying and we may have other things to do like skiing or football.
    Their are various theories and...
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    Dave, I am probably more hopeful than actually...

    Dave, I am probably more hopeful than actually betting on EAA going forth. I wonder if they don't stick to July, if a slighter later date, say late Sept might work. obviously with kids back in school...
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