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    Solved and fixed. And catastrophe averted. As...

    Solved and fixed. And catastrophe averted.

    As y'all were typing your hints above, I was out solving things. Took less than an hour.

    Pulled both mags after setting #1 to the top of the...
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    Just want to make sure I understand. You ARE...

    Just want to make sure I understand. You ARE saying to remove the mags and retime, correct? Or are you saying simply reroute the wires to move them 90 off? All of my plug wire caps are stamped with...
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    Craig, these are straight forward Slick 43xx...

    Craig, these are straight forward Slick 43xx mags. Speaking with the mag shop (Aircraft Ignition Services in Honey Grove) the opinion is that I screwed up installing them. I’ll pull and retime them.
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    Since it was late last night when I tested the...

    Since it was late last night when I tested the spark, I wanted to really make sure I was thorough this AM. I removed #1 plug and put my thumb over the hole and turned the prop until I had...
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    cub builder: Thanks for the input! I like your...

    cub builder: Thanks for the input! I like your method. My comments interspersed below in caps; not yelling, just to differentiate:



    Just wondering: could the starter not be spinning the engine...
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    Interesting thought on using a timing light on a...

    Interesting thought on using a timing light on a non-running engine. Will the impulse coupling provide enough pop to light the timing light? Also, really like the propane idea, but I've used...
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    O-200 Won't Start, Cough, or anything...

    Very frustrated.

    I rebuilt my own O-200. I have significant engine building experience from a prior professional life as a Chrysler tech. I also built my own AeroVee VW conversion for my prior...
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    There are so many volunteer opportunities it’s...

    There are so many volunteer opportunities it’s impossible to list them all. Some communities are closely knit and it’s hard to break into those areas. Others are so short staffed, if you can fog a...
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    Frau Bleucher. Neeiigghhhh…

    Frau Bleucher. Neeiigghhhh…
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    I was told that leaving a coin showed the family...

    I was told that leaving a coin showed the family that their loved one was not forgotten. I was told later that if the deceased was a veteran that different coins meant different things. I don’t want...
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    Might have been you. I was hobbling over to the...

    Might have been you. I was hobbling over to the Builders Education Center Saturday AM before Convention to check in, and a Dick Vansgrunsven lookalike asked if I could use a lift. As he dropped me...
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    I was given a cox 049 F4U Corsair. Never was able...

    I was given a cox 049 F4U Corsair. Never was able to get it Regstarted. Didn’t have a dad in my life so I have no idea what I was doing.

    Regardless of that, I swore I would never fly. Scared. In...
  13. Thread: Any COVID?

    by CarlOrton
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    Very sad to hear that news, Kevin. We arrived the...

    Very sad to hear that news, Kevin. We arrived the Friday before. On Monday I felt like crap. Figured it was a summer cold as by Wednesday it was gone. Or could’ve been allergies. No fever, just...
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    I found it on the Saturday or Sunday before...

    I found it on the Saturday or Sunday before convention. I love Asian, so tried them. $10 for 3 egg rolls. They were ok. I’ve had better and I’ve had worse. Only gripe was that the only sauce they had...
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    I spent 30 years at the large aerospace...

    I spent 30 years at the large aerospace manufacturer in Ft Worth TX. Right next to the runway at Carswell AfB / NASFWJRB.

    When something took off under full afterburner, I and most others would...
  16. Thread: Any COVID?

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    Any COVID?

    Let me be clear - I wish no illness on anyone, and want EAA to thrive and prosper.

    It’s now been a week since we’ve all headed home. Is anyone aware of any attendees who’ve come down with it?
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    I went to the Champion booth and was told to go...

    I went to the Champion booth and was told to go to admissions. Really ticked I missed out. Later in the week I saw a crumpled up sticker, so I know that SOMEONE had em.
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    The Gathering

    Was "The Gathering" advertised this year? I don't recall seeing any solicitation for it.
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    The rivet-counters will probably disagree with...

    The rivet-counters will probably disagree with me, but I’ll say that anything you want to write will be considered.

    I’ve been published twice in SA. Once about 10 years ago when I wrote about a...
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    Keeping newly built engine safe

    Hi, All;

    I've basically completed assembly of my O-200 for an experimental aircraft. I've been using dessicant plugs in the lower plug mounts and regular plugs in the upper holes. The engine is...
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    A slightly different viewpoint. We are guardians...

    A slightly different viewpoint. We are guardians of a Boston mix and a Doxie; both 15 yrs old. We've taken them with us through all types of trips, including staying in our motorhome in Sleepy...
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    Guess I screwed up. My wife goes with me every...

    Guess I screwed up. My wife goes with me every year since 2008. She’s done the heli ride and the trimotor by herself. I volunteer a lot so she hits the warbirds and major speakers when I’m working. I...
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    Well, after I posted the topic and got no...

    Well, after I posted the topic and got no response, I called Contintal tech support. They said the M-O manual is newer so supersedes the OH manual. I used the Permatex and 515 with thread.
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    Manual Precedencd

    I’m building an experimental O-200. I’m probably reading it wrong, but what takes precedence - the 2011 overhaul manual or the 2019 M-O manual?

    Specifically in the area of threading the case.
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    Just writing down a few thoughts for cathartic...

    Just writing down a few thoughts for cathartic reasons.

    Here in TX, I really don't have any authoritative knowledge of what's going on. I read stories about doses going unused because of the...
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