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  • West of the Pecos, Texas
  • Old airplanes and motorcycles. CFI-A-I
  • Captain, Continental (United) Airlines, Ret.


  • Posted in thread: TIRE pressure on 10-12-2017 at 12:40 AM
    I agree with all that. Still, do you have a no brake way of getting out of a sudden student
    input that will put you in the weeds? I've been known to go full rudder with a BIG stab of
    brakes. All's fa...

  • Posted in thread: Life expectancy of a wooden propeller on 10-12-2017 at 12:36 AM
    We have a 1945 L-4 flying locally with the original prop. Looks really good.

  • Posted in thread: Scott Tailwheel on 10-10-2017 at 01:46 PM
    That's a bargain, even if it needs overhaul.

  • Posted in thread: TIRE pressure on 10-10-2017 at 01:39 PM
    Be sure to clean your wheel rim and tire beads anytime the tires are removed from the rims.
    This will prevent tire rotation on the rims caused by poor grip. This means clean, dry rubber
    against a clea...

  • Posted in thread: J3 down on 10-09-2017 at 10:51 PM

  • Posted in thread: TIRE pressure on 10-09-2017 at 04:25 PM
    Be careful of over inflating. Most shock absorption on these aircraft is done with the tires.
    The shock struts should only come into play during BIG bumps.

  • Posted in thread: TIRE pressure on 10-09-2017 at 03:34 PM
    I operate off of hard surfaces and find 18-20 PSI to be about right in 800x4s.

  • Posted in thread: Shock Strut bolt torque. on 10-09-2017 at 03:32 PM
    Glad I replaced my original shock struts with units from Univair. The originals were shot, as
    Crew Chief describes, but they looked great.

  • Posted in thread: Entry Again on 10-09-2017 at 03:23 PM
    Friction lock difficult (impossible) to operate from the outside the aircraft when clam shell
    doors are latched and starboard window all the way up. The friction lock is tightened only
    enough to preve...

  • Posted in thread: Mixture control option on 10-08-2017 at 04:07 PM
    Might be simpler to just wire it solid for 4000-5000 feet DA instead of full rich. That's what
    I did. Local density altitude starts at about 5,900 feet. The mixture control arm is about 3/16
    off of th...

1943 Piper L-4A, AAF 43-29080, Sn. 10371, DOD 28MAY43

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