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    Right aileron stuck. Fyi

    I just got done installing some new interior trim pieces, and had the exact same symptoms when I moved the yoke afterwards. I'm thinking it might be the plastic piece between the floor and the wall, under the door and alongside the seat rail. The existing screws were quite stubby, and I used new screws which were a bit longer. I'm having a hard time believing that this could cause interference with the aileron tube, but will pull the piece to see. Amazing that someone else has the same problem on the same day (more or less). Tom
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    Looking for a used Pitot Tube

    I just replaced my pitot on my 78 J with a NOS. Ebay is your friend. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Brakes dragging

    We're going to dig into the issue next week; will report back. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Brakes dragging

    Yes, I don't like landing and only being able to use the right brakes! Mechanic said guides were clean and not binding. I get the feeling these are not very complicated systems, so this should be a simple fix.
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    Brakes dragging

    Sounds like that's going to be the next steps.
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    Brakes dragging

    No signs of warped rotors; smooth action when braking, even when you don't want it!
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    Brakes dragging

    No, I don't think they've been bled in quite some time. I purchased the plane in August, and it hasn't flown a lot lately.
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    Brakes dragging

    I've got an odd behavior in my '78 J that's causing a lot of head scratching at the moment. My left brake will gradually start to drag, and eventually lock up when taxiing, especially during long taxis. Even when only using the right brake, the left one will start to drag, and progressively get worse. If you let the plane sit for 1/2 hour, it frees up. My A&P checked the calipers (they were free), and the master cylinder (no sign of problems). I'm very careful not to ride the brakes. With the plane in the hangar I've been able to move the plane freely. Hop in and just tap the brakes, and then the left starts to drag. I'm trying to avoid a shotgun approach to fixing this, but don't have any ideas on what to check next. Any thoughts from the MS crowd? Tom
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    Wingtip strobe flash tube -early J

    I'll take you up on the offer, and PM you shortly!
  10. Latest issue on my new-to-me '78 J is the left wing strobe. A&P confirmed the Hoskins power supply is still good, but the flash tube is bad. P/N 202814-5. I've been having a hard time trying to track down a replacement. Has anyone had to replace this flash tube, and if so, what did you use? I have a flat wing tip, like the earlier models. I saw the previous posts on the subject, but I think those related to the enclosed strobes used on the later wing tip style. I'd like to get a few years out of the current system, before swapping out for LEDs. Trying to keep the cash flow under control this first year; I'm expecting an expensive first annual There's a whelen product (a610?) and an aeroflash (073-0141, or maybe 073-0270?) that look like good candidates.
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    Question about cylinder pressures

    Mike Busch's book on engines covers this pretty well, at least it was understandable for me. He spends a lot of time discussing how you know when you need to overhaul, and what compressions really mean. https://m.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/bvpages/mikebusch-13-21514.php?gclid=CjwKCAjw54fdBRBbEiwAW28S9rkcWKucFvWWp-MsWGZBjD2PuV2OTgAEAA4k9x_nHTJycxs1IQOmwBoCtbAQAvD_BwE Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    I have a new mistress

    I'm about to take my J in for a panel redo, and am going with the G5 as the HSI (but not the AI). Would love to hear how you like it. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. I'm an inexperienced part purchaser; do you have a source for the part? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. I was wondering why there were a bunch of small lengths of duct tape over little holes in the floor pan under the carpet. Will pull them up and replace. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. Great suggestion; will do Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk