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  • Posted in thread: realistic cruise altitude for mountain x country on 03-06-2018 at 10:10 PM
    Airnav has a great fuel planner that let's you see potential route options. Just put in your
    conservative range and see what comes up. Then you can look on Skyvector

  • Posted in thread: Spinning a Cub on 03-06-2018 at 03:49 PM
    I did my first spins in a J-3 during the third or fourth hour of dual before solo. It's a kick.
    The Cub is a great spinner. You sit on the centerline (so you're not pushed to the side of the
    cabin as ...

  • Posted in thread: What is the name of grease you like to use? on 03-01-2018 at 11:08 PM
    I used silicone dry lube for 15 years on the Pacer, and sprayed it every month at least. Then I
    noticed just a little play and replaced the jackscrew. When I got the old one out I was shocked
    at how m...

  • Posted in thread: Safe fueling? on 01-03-2018 at 03:22 PM
    The military issued a large zinc-plated funnel to refuel aircraft, and I have read in several
    accounts where they lined the inside of the funnel with a chamois. I tried it once and it takes
    forever. T...

  • Posted in thread: Primer unlocked on 12-01-2017 at 05:53 PM
    Well I have to admit to doing another dumb thing twice in the last three days of flying. We
    have had some great weather here in north central Illinois for November and I've been taking
    advantage of it...

  • Posted in thread: Tail wheel spring on 09-27-2017 at 02:22 PM
    I run 45psi in the Scott 3200 on the Pacer, and it still has a lot of cushion to it. Of course
    there's probably at least 400lbs (just a guess) on the tail at the 2000lb gross. I think the
    Skyote (895l...

  • Posted in thread: Tail wheel spring on 09-26-2017 at 09:47 PM
    Very nice! A guy asked me at one of the fly-ins recently if my 195 had a "solid" tailwheel
    tire, and wouldn't believe me at first when I said, ahh, no. (It has a 10" smooth contour
    tire/tube). I've se...

  • Posted in thread: Blakesburg 2017 on 09-11-2017 at 01:55 PM
    I used to go in and out with the Howard all the time. Landing to the south, I'd turn off before
    the museum hangar. It's all energy management. You must've been touching down earlier than me.
    I have to...

  • Posted in thread: Blakesburg 2017 on 09-08-2017 at 12:55 PM
    Found a snap of people getting in and out of the Mullicoupe on Saturday...

  • Posted in thread: Blakesburg 2017 on 09-07-2017 at 01:51 PM
    Over the fence at about 90 - 95. The gear is real stiff, so you feel all the bumps on the
    runway. The R985 burns about 22 - 28 GPH and as much as 50 gph on take off. Tim was really
    having fun flying i...

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