Stewartb's Recent Activity

  1. Stewartb replied to the thread Buying a plane for building hours.

    If you can pay cash? Maybe it makes sense. Finance it? No way. All it takes is one big maintenance hit to put you financially upside...

    Sep 20, 2021 at 10:10 PM
  2. Stewartb replied to the thread Safety Cable replacing Safety Wire.

    If you’re running a Union shop like Lycoming does and employees are costing $100 an hour I bet it starts making sense pretty quickly.

    Sep 20, 2021 at 9:50 PM
  3. Stewartb replied to the thread Boost Oxygen.

    You guys are too cynical. It was never intended to be for constant use. For a shot or three it works great. My asthmatic wife loves it.

    Sep 20, 2021 at 9:47 PM
  4. Stewartb replied to the thread O-470U suddenly idling 150 RPM high.

    I’d check the throttle arm and mixture arms very closely. It those are good I’d check the intake rubbers at the Y pipe. Leaks aren’t...

    Sep 20, 2021 at 9:43 PM
  5. Stewartb replied to the thread Post-Annual Smiles.

    My favorite movie. All the players were good.

    Sep 20, 2021 at 9:08 PM
  6. Stewartb replied to the thread Safety Cable replacing Safety Wire.

    Lycoming used safety cable on my new engine. I hated cutting it off and using safety wire but tooling for cable was too expensive for a...

    Sep 20, 2021 at 1:53 PM
  7. Stewartb replied to the thread Wear from cold starts and inactivity.

    All the talk about preheat is mostly conjecture. Continental still uses <20* F and Lycoming <10* F for the temperature to require...

    Sep 20, 2021 at 1:48 PM
  8. Stewartb replied to the thread Sportsman Stol Kit.

    Hmm. I think VGs are a great add on my camberlift wing.

    Sep 20, 2021 at 9:28 AM
  9. Stewartb replied to the thread Things That Bug me in TV Shows and Movies.

    Things that bug me on web forums…… Nobody cares about what you don’t like.

    Sep 19, 2021 at 10:35 PM
  10. Stewartb replied to the thread Adventures in finding short runways to land..

    Do tell! I have friends with much bigger balls than me. I don’t get how casual these young guys are about wrecking $300K Cubs.

    Sep 19, 2021 at 9:09 PM
  11. Stewartb replied to the thread Adventures in finding short runways to land..

    Or where there isn’t a runway. It’s pretty fun to land where nobody has landed before.

    Sep 19, 2021 at 8:59 PM
  12. Stewartb replied to the thread Rudder.

    A 172 doesn’t require much rudder. Pressures shouldn’t be much of a concern. Fly a Cub? Rudder airplane.

    Sep 19, 2021 at 8:07 PM
  13. Stewartb replied to the thread Adventures in finding short runways to land..

    If I use more than about 800’ I’ve screwed up, and 800’ is longer than necessary. The way to make any runway longer is to not land 500’...

    Sep 19, 2021 at 7:54 PM
  14. Stewartb replied to the thread Wear from cold starts and inactivity.

    Wear isn’t the problem. Corrosion is. Shorten oil change interval to 25 hours or 3 months is the best thing you can do.

    Sep 19, 2021 at 6:51 PM
  15. Stewartb replied to the thread Post-Annual Smiles.

    [MEDIA]

    Sep 18, 2021 at 11:03 PM