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  1. Stewartb replied to the thread Trouble maintaining level flight.

    My point was made in my first post. If an airplane is difficult to trim for level flight? Add some weight aft for balance and it usually...

    Oct 21, 2019 at 10:19 AM
  2. Stewartb replied to the thread Trouble maintaining level flight.

    My Cub doesn’t have skis. Return to the OP. He had a trim question. I gave him very simple advice. Perhaps you smart guys should address...

    Oct 20, 2019 at 10:34 PM
  3. Stewartb replied to the thread Trouble maintaining level flight.

    Answer the OP, smart guy. I’m a lost cause.

    Oct 20, 2019 at 10:18 PM
  4. Stewartb attached a file to the thread Trouble maintaining level flight.

    Go back to the OP. Obviously he should adjust power before trim. But when it won’t stay trimmed? Add some weight aft. EVERY one of you...

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  5. Stewartb attached a file to the thread Trouble maintaining level flight.

    [ATTACH] Yawn. I suggest you fly an airplane. Every Cessna driver knows the advantages of CG favoring aft. Cub guys, too. In test flying...

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  6. Stewartb replied to the thread Trouble maintaining level flight.

    Only when way aft of the limit. Most planes with a solo pilot or worse, two front seaters and no cargo are forward CG and will be...

    Oct 20, 2019 at 7:33 PM
  7. Stewartb replied to the thread Is PPonk upgrade cheaper with low time engine?.

    In my case Continental paid all the labor and parts except new cylinders and the case machining. I had a special opportunity.

    Oct 20, 2019 at 2:03 PM
  8. Stewartb replied to the thread Trouble maintaining level flight.

    Students usually fly with no cargo. Adding weight aft stabilizes the airplanes I’m familiar with. Forward CGs are much harder to trim to...

    Oct 20, 2019 at 11:45 AM
  9. Stewartb replied to the thread Use house ground for refueling?.

    Every fuel hose I've had has been conductive. The added safety of car tanks is that bulkhead with the small hole for the pump nozzle....

    Oct 19, 2019 at 9:08 PM
  10. Stewartb replied to the thread Is PPonk upgrade cheaper with low time engine?.

    I summarized my costs in post #5.

    Oct 19, 2019 at 8:57 PM
  11. Stewartb replied to the thread Carb Heat during Cruise.

    The carb is external to that and carb ice happens in the carb. Heating the intake air upstream of the carb doesn't serve any advantage...

    Oct 19, 2019 at 6:13 PM
  12. Stewartb replied to the thread Carb Heat during Cruise.

    Do you have any evidence to back that up? I've heard it for years but given how Lycoming powered Cubs make ice I don't buy it. Does...

    Oct 19, 2019 at 3:42 PM
  13. Stewartb attached a file to the thread Use house ground for refueling?.

    Here's one of my funnels with a filler neck adapter that makes the funnel sit still while fueling. [ATTACH]

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  14. Stewartb replied to the thread Use house ground for refueling?.

    It accomplishes nothing unless you’re pumping from an underground source.

    Oct 19, 2019 at 12:31 PM
  15. Stewartb replied to the thread Use house ground for refueling?.

    I’ve had an interest in static electricity and aircraft fueling for many years and have done a fair bit of research about it. For remote...

    Oct 19, 2019 at 11:45 AM