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    Basing a J on Grass

    Hmmm, Navan, isn't that where Pierce Brosnan's from? Looks like a nice strip, but as others gave mentioned you may want to limit your gross weight for a while, until you are fully proficient on short fields. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Prop Srike question

    Didn't have a choice; was done well before the purchase. Doing what I can to protect the cam. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Prop Srike question

    That doesn't look like an arrow to me; more like a bo or debbie. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Prop Srike question

    My recently purchased j had a prop strike last year, with a full tear down inspection. Crank was found to be OK, but cam was reground. I would not have purchased without the teardown. As stated above, the risk is the introduction of cracks that can grow over time due to fatigue until a brittle fracture occurs during flight. For those who think a tear down is not required, ask yourself what rate of failure due to an uninspected strike would be acceptable to you, 1:30? 1:60? 1:100? If you find 100 pilots still flying behind an uninspected crank after a strike, does that really tell you anything useful? Tom Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    STEC-30 Altitude Hold

    What is the estimate for an overhaul on an stec pitch servo? My stec 30 is starting to porpoise, and it seems this will be in my future Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Seat redo with AirTex

    Cost is on their website; I think there's an upcharge for leather ($500 or $1000, can't remember). It was about $3,500 all-in, including carpets and side panels and various trimmings. Took about 1.5 hours for the first seat, less for the second. Depends on how much old glue you feel like you need to scrape off. Back seat about the same. Was actually sort of fun. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Seat redo with AirTex

    When you're starting at the bottom, you can only go up! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Seat redo with AirTex

    I'm redoing my recently acquired J using Airtex. Have the carpets, sidepanels, and seats done; just need to repaint the plastic interior panels, and redo the armrests and "highlight" vinyl. They are great to work with. Can be a bit "businesslike" when you call to order, but if you have any questions about the install, they will walk you through it. You will get a link to a webpage showing the installation steps; not exactly instructions, but pretty much all you need. See pics for before and after. I'm very pleased. As someone else posted (I think), you get 90% of a custom job for less than 50% of the cost. Tom
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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.