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  1. marksires added a topic in For Sale and wanted, you got it, I want it   

    Wicks 25% off sale 8/26/2019 - 8/30/2019
    Just got this email from Wicks.  Excludes anything Dynon however.
    25% Off OVERSTOCK SALE The entire store**excluding dynon* Get your list ready, fill you stock bins, buy up for future projects. Can't beat this sale.  MUST BE IN STOCK ITEMS!!! EXCLUDES DYNON The entire week of Aug 26-30 2019  In stock only, while supplies last. Tell your friends! Wicks Aircraft | 618-654-7447 | WicksAircraft.comSTAY CONNECTED:  Wicks Aircraft Supply, 410 Pine Street, Highland, IL 62249SafeUnsubscribe™ sires.mark@gmail.comForward this email | Update Profile | About our service providerSent by in collaboration withTry email marketing for free today!     
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  2. marksires added a post in a topic Conumdrum..............   

    Here is a link to the STC.  From what I could find online, I don't think anyone is doing it anymore.

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  3. marksires added a post in a topic convert fr 582 to 670   

    More horsepower needs either a bigger prop, or a prop with more 'bite' to convert the horsepower to thrust.  The same prop, spinning at the same RPM is going to produce the same amount of thrust regardless how much horsepower is spinning it.
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  4. marksires added a post in a topic Avid nose gear   

    I think it is more confusing because if you ordered the nosewheel or convertible option(s), you definitely got the nosewheel weldment.  If you didn't, and they had a nosewheel weldment frame ready to go, you might get it anyway.
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  5. marksires added a post in a topic Nose wheel design   

    I have a Avid 'C' model that doesn't have the nosewheel weldment, it became an option at one point in the evolution.  I have a new front section with the nosewheel weldment to splice in if I ever get a round tuit.
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  6. marksires added a topic in Jokes   

    Kidnapped by a bear (sortof)
    Thought our Alaska members would appreciate this one.

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  7. marksires added a post in a topic Lycoming   

    It isn't the horsepower, it's the compression ratio.  160HP O-320 is iffy on pump gas unless it is really good pump gas (high octane) because it has a 8.5:1 ratio.  My Cherokee 235 with a O-540 will run on 80/87 or low octane pump gas.  I have the Petersen STC for it, which consists of a metal placard mounted on the engine, and stickers placed at each fueling point.  No modifications to the engine or fuel system were required, and it is 235 horsepower, but only 7.2:1 ratio.  Less squeeze means more detonation margin.
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  8. marksires added a post in a topic Goats are crazy   

    The parts are from the last airplane to land there intending to shoot a goat...
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  9. marksires added a post in a topic Avid Flyer pilots at OSH19?   

    I'll be there in the glamping section Sunday - Thursday, but my Avid Flyer is still in pieces.
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  10. marksires added a post in a topic Static port   

    You can always try these:
    When I worked in hospital supply they were called 'Texas Catheters'.  I don't know why, but my working hypothesis is they were needed to drive all the way across Texas. 
    I did that once on I-10 - 810 miles from New Mexico to Louisiana.  I didn't have one of these, but wished I did at a couple of points.  A whole lot of nothing, not even a tree to pee behind.
    Bonus though was over half of that was at an 80mph speed limit.  I figured in Texas that meant they're weren't no dang speed limit, but the feds made us put one up.
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  11. marksires added a post in a topic 2019; It's a new hunting year!   

    You wish, your alimony would stop now! 
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  12. marksires added a post in a topic fuel tank sealing - sloshing   

    I don't recommend sloshing, period.  It will eventually separate from the tank wall and clog your fuel system.  It may take 5-10 years, but it will eventually ruin your day.  The problem is there is no way to properly prepare the interior surface so it can adhere properly.  Would you paint your cowl without sanding it first?
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  13. marksires added a post in a topic MEMBER MAP (version 2)   

    After you set the mark, and change the name with the edit (pencil), the first icon that looks like a paint can let's you change the style - color and icon mainly
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  14. marksires added a post in a topic MEMBER MAP (version 2)   

    Got it to work in Chrome.  I had to open it in Edge, copy the link that it changed to in Edge to Chrome, which brought it up in 'view only' mode, then selected edit and I was able to add myself.  Still going to report it to Google - tell them Microsoft does it better than they do! 
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  15. marksires added a post in a topic MEMBER MAP (version 2)   

    Well, that's good, I wasn't trying to replace yours, just get one that works.  Weird that it won't work for me with Chrome - nothing should be more compatible with google maps than Chrome!  Maybe that's the problem, it honors all the security features where others don't.
    I just tried it with Microsoft Edge, and it works fine with it.  How bizarre!  Still doesn't work with Chrome.
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