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Old 01-06-2014, 08:01 AM
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the phone is so old even the NSA can't hack it

as for the tires, I bet Vlad used some brake dust to hide the cords
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Old 01-06-2014, 12:55 PM
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Good catch on the phone. The carrier changed brand name twice during the last decade and they still couldn't get rid off me.
Hey, that's the same phone the KGB issued in the early 90's..... hmmmm
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Old 06-17-2015, 06:22 PM
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Default N617AR Tailwheel Area. 6/17/2015

May I present my tailwheel area, fresh after cleaning and greasing. Plane flying since 2002, and the area shows a nice patena where the tow bar dings into other stuff while I'm aiming at the nuts...so to speak. There is some JD Air stuff in there, and I think the tailwheel is a Dayton Murdock creation. I beat the living cr@p out of this area, and it's always done me right.

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Old 06-18-2015, 06:31 AM
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Speaking of tails... I couldn't help noticing that our tail numbers are almost identical...
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Old 06-18-2015, 07:51 AM
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Default Zerk Fitting

I noticed the zerk fitting in the tailwheel yoke. Have you found that greasing the yoke through the fitting is sufficient most of the time or do you have to disassemble it?

[ed. I usually disassemble it and grease it while it's all apart. To tell you the truth of never even tried to use that fitting. dr]

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May I present my tailwheel area, fresh after cleaning and greasing. Plane flying since 2002, and the area shows a nice patena where the tow bar dings into other stuff while I'm aiming at the nuts...so to speak. There is some JD Air stuff in there, and I think the tailwheel is a Dayton Murdock creation. I beat the living cr@p out of this area, and it's always done me right.

I really like this airplane. dr

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Old 04-28-2016, 02:49 PM
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Who would think the dipstick wears that much.


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Mine is similar, seems to me very poor preparation before painting is a common theme here.

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Old 04-29-2016, 04:25 AM
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An alternative to dr's front-page humorous proposition ...

VAF = Vlad's Always Flying

When the time between oil changes can be measured is days, that dipstick gets a lot of use!
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Who would think the dipstick wears that much.


The problem is pretty obvious, the engine manufacturer didn't use any primer before the topcoat!
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Old 05-01-2016, 05:32 AM
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This thread comes at a good time for me! I am doing my first condition inspection with a heavy heart as I'm finding lots of paint wear already, specifically in the cockpit! I bet I have climbed in that cockpit 1000 times in the last year for adjustments and modifications! It's a wonder it has any paint left in it! Also logged 182 landings in the past year and guess what, all of them wasn't greasers! So, gear fairings are showing some wear! Sorry, I cant take pictures where I'm at now or I would post some!
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