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28 jim 06-20-2005 01:08 PM ET (US)
why is camping $100 for 1 night at Minam Lodge?

29 Christine ex N185DB 06-20-2005 01:34 PM ET (US)
http://www.maulemods.com/phpbb2/viewtop ... 12&start=0
As far as I understand, that is from Friday thru Sunday and includes meals. YOu might want to check with Gene for more info, he has arranged everything
Questions? Contact me directly @ geneswan@web-ster.com or 503-266-3425" - that was his message

- Christine (Mauleless for a year now)

30 Jeremy Ainsworth 06-21-2005 12:59 PM ET (US)
$100 is for camping and lodge and grounds and ablusions and food for the Fri Sat Sun I beleive.

31 Wup Winn 06-27-2005 10:03 AM ET (US)
Hey guys... and Gals

For all of you that didn't make it in to the Fly in this weekend I still have shirts so next year you can at least look like you made it

And for those of you that wanted sweaters please either send me a check for $35.00 with your name and adress and what color you would like. Or shoot me a E-mail with that info..... I will wait a couple weeks before I make the order.

Wup (Derek) Winn
Alaskan Bushwheel Inc.
PO Box O
Joseph, OR 97846

32 Rick Libby 07-10-2005 08:29 AM ET (US)
Re: Mufflers

I have a 1995 MX7A and am having a heck of a problem keeping mufflers from cracking. Has anyone out there had similar problems and if so, what is the secret formula to prevent this? Jeromy, help me out here.

Rick Libby

33 Phil Stewart 07-11-2005 08:25 AM ET (US)
Rick: I have a 1995 MX7A also with same problem on starboard side. Exhaust manifold tab seperated. Also found crack in spinner dome and large spinner backing plate. Problem is muffler mounting tabs (2) and tail pipe clamp too tight. Loosen a little so muffler has some wiggle room. Mine is rough for couple seconds on start up, shakes. Port side has wiggle room and no problem there. Phil Stewart, Bradenton, Florida < replied-to message removed by QT >

34 LIVEOAKRICK@aol.com 07-11-2005 09:41 AM ET (US)
Thanks for the quick reply. I had the exact same thing happen with my spinner and back plate. I just replaced that 6 months ago after seeing a crack develop. And you are right about the loose hanger strap. It can't be too tight. My mechanic thinks that the engine moves around a lot during engine start and perhaps hits the end of the strap. Whatever the reason, the system is poorly designed. I have tried to make as soft a start as I can never exceeding 900 rpm until everything is stable.

How many hours do you have on your plane? Mine has a total of 600 hours and I have put on 400 of those. I could have explained the cracked mufflers on my first 100 hours in the airplane. It was real ugly. However, those have since been replaced and I am much smoother on my procedures.


35 Christine ex N185DB 07-11-2005 01:22 PM ET (US)
Re.: Muffler cracking

I had my 1987 MX7-180 Maule for 2 years and kept the muffler loose at Jeremy's suggestion (he said he finds very often that mechanics tighten them up way too much) and had never a problem with a cracked muffler. I flew mine for about 300hrs.
By the way - Jeremy is in Arlington at the airshow. I am sure he will reply as soon as he is back.


36 LIVEOAKRICK@aol.com 07-12-2005 09:30 AM ET (US)
I keep a little slack on my hanger straps as well but am thinking that I have something else going on. I called Maule Mods in Caldwell, ID and they said that virtually all Maules, probably an exaggeration, crack mufflers. They claim to have a fix for the problem. We'll see.


37 jeremy 07-14-2005 03:06 AM ET (US)
It's not only the hanger strap, the tailpipes clamp must be snug enough not to rattle and loose enough to allow about a 3in rotation at the end.The header tab attach bolts must be snug but not too tight to rotate the bolt. Finally, the O360 requires great care in throttle reductions so as to eliminate backfire (popping) on descent and the idle must be kept above the rough area.

38 LIVEOAKRICK@aol.com 07-14-2005 07:37 AM ET (US)
Hi Jeremy,

Thanks for the info. Since you checked me out in my Maule in Oroville, I have been very careful not to retard the throttle too quickly. I am curious, though, about the rough throttle range. My engine seems to run rough between 2000 and 2200 RPM. Are you saying that this is the area to stay out of?

39 Jeremy Ainsworth 07-14-2005 09:52 PM ET (US)
Actually I was referring to the low rpm idling area, usually under 900rpm.
< replied-to message removed by QT >

40 bart 07-29-2005 07:32 PM ET (US)
Edited by author 07-29-2005 07:34 PM
planning a long trip in a m-7 235 carberated. 12,000 ft.
Any power setting that work best I would be interested in knowing.


41 jeremy 07-29-2005 09:37 PM ET (US)
You will only get about 17-18 inch and if a J or a B engine then you can run any rpm that gets the best performance or best economy which can be found in your Lyc engine book graphs for either the J or B engine. The appropriate J or B fuel flow graph will indicate the g.p.h.

42 bart 07-29-2005 11:25 PM ET (US)
right on, I have the book but is in a closet I can not get to but will before the trip.
Fuel is a bit high. I checked Burly Idaho,, $ 3.15 ,,,Ft Collins $ 3.73 Laramie Wy. was $ 3.20 but not right on flight path. Here at Home Scappoose Ore is $ 2.99


43 Christine 08-14-2005 05:11 PM ET (US)
I have updated maulepilots.org (pictures) and will add some more.
If anyone of this forum wants to get automatically notifications when I update the site, please send me an email (please indicate also your Maule model/year/N-No)

44 LIVEOAKRICK@aol.com 08-17-2005 07:03 PM ET (US)
Please add me to your list.

Richard Libby

I own a Maule MX7-180A
1995 model

I just got back from flying the back country in Idaho and the airplane did great.

Rick Libby

45 Jim Phillips 09-09-2005 03:34 AM ET (US)
Lookin to putting a GAR Aero GA 56 tailwheel on my M-5 - any info - results? have goodyear 26-inchers on mains. ??Thanks

46 maules.com 09-09-2005 10:56 AM ET (US)
The casting of the fork on the Gar Aero tailwheel is rather crude and unless the Scott upper is fastened to the fork accurately, you may get shimmy. The fork unit built by Alaska Bushwheels is much better. However if you already have the G.A. then do invest in the wider and properly curved tailspring leaves and clamp from Ak Bushwheels in Joseph OR. You will need to use Scott tension type steering springs with G.A. but you can use Maules compression type with Ak Bush.

47 mcburney 09-27-2005 09:59 AM ET (US)
1997 235c and notice the battery solenoid is very hot to touch. ?normal thanks


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