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Old 06-08-2013, 08:53 PM
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Default Increased Useful Load?

Well, probably just wishful thinking.

I executed a much overdue task today by getting the creeper out, along with solvent and rags to clean the bottom of the plane. Its the first time in a year (yes, I been under there but it was always "I'll do it tomorrow".)

Oil came off easy (that's the useful load joke) Worked on some leftover adhesive patches from backrivet tape and packing tape I had used for mold release at the top intersection fairings. Heck, there were even sharpie marks still down there. Got them all cleaned off.

However, there was one I could not bring myself to wipe off.

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Old 06-09-2013, 02:06 AM
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Bill, How cool is that? You need to lacquer over that rivet and sharpie so that it doesn't get painted in the future.

ps I see you are in Ashville, NC. You know a Junior Robinson from Candler? He bought my Tcraft. Has a farm strip I want to visit in my -6 to see my old bird.
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Old 06-09-2013, 06:01 AM
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Default Yep

+ 1...what Gary said.

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Old 06-11-2013, 10:49 PM
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That's cool. Inspires me to follow suit. +1 to you sir.
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