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Steve Pierce
01-19-2011, 08:53 AM
I am putting a Baby Bushwheel on OKMike's C180 and need to verify prop clearance. Does anyone know how long a prop and size of tires will start getting close to not enough prop clearance? I have to laugh at the new C180 SuperCub.org contingent. They run around in Super Cubs at less than 100 MPH all the time but then get real concerned about loosing speed in their C180 due to drag. :)

785 :oops:

SteveE
01-19-2011, 09:33 AM
I am putting a Baby Bushwheel on OKMike's C180 and need to verify prop clearance. Does anyone know how long a prop and size of tires will start getting close to not enough prop clearance? I have to laugh at the new C180 SuperCub.org contingent. They run around in Super Cubs at less than 100 MPH all the time but then get real concerned about loosing speed in their C180 due to drag. :)

785 :oops:

That looks like Lous 180...

Phillip Elgin
01-20-2011, 12:54 PM
that is lou's airplane, got those sexy wheel panties on!:lol:

kevin
01-20-2011, 03:55 PM
I am putting a Baby Bushwheel on OKMike's C180 and need to verify prop clearance. Does anyone know how long a prop and size of tires will start getting close to not enough prop clearance? I have to laugh at the new C180 SuperCub.org contingent. They run around in Super Cubs at less than 100 MPH all the time but then get real concerned about loosing speed in their C180 due to drag. :)

785 :oops:

I have noticed on this site that most folks here have more than 1 plane. They have their SC to play with which they don't care about speed and another for traveling and their traveling plane is a Maule/180/185 type of plane. Some are into Bonanzas and T210s but a lot are into the fixed gear conventional gear types.

I myself believe that everyone should have 2 planes. one for poking around in and another for Point A to Point B traveling.

dalec
01-20-2011, 04:57 PM
I have noticed on this site that most folks here have more than 1 plane. They have their SC to play with which they don't care about speed and another for traveling and their traveling plane is a Maule/180/185 type of plane. Some are into Bonanzas and T210s but a lot are into the fixed gear conventional gear types.

I myself believe that everyone should have 2 planes. one for poking around in and another for Point A to Point B traveling.


Unlike women... it is acceptable to have more than one airplane :roll:

The only reason more of them don't have three is they can't afford them :-)

AK-HUNT
01-20-2011, 11:37 PM
I am putting a Baby Bushwheel on OKMike's C180 and need to verify prop clearance. Does anyone know how long a prop and size of tires will start getting close to not enough prop clearance? I have to laugh at the new C180 SuperCub.org contingent. They run around in Super Cubs at less than 100 MPH all the time but then get real concerned about loosing speed in their C180 due to drag. :)

785 :oops:

baby bushwheel with wheel pants?

Steve Pierce
01-21-2011, 08:35 AM
baby bushwheel with wheel pants? No, just messin' with Lou since he is on holiday with his wife and can't defend himself. :)
This is OKMike's C-180.
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SteveE
01-21-2011, 08:40 AM
His baby bushwheel will be bigger than the mains.. :o

okmike
01-21-2011, 10:29 AM
SB

I've got a pair of 8:50's for the mains, what's your guess on mph loss with the baby bushwheel tw and 8:50 mains?

Those are 8:00's on it now in the picture.

okmike
01-21-2011, 11:05 AM
SB

I got to meet Tony Turninsky and Frank & Amy Noble a while back, do you know those guys?

okmike
01-21-2011, 11:13 AM
Noble's are from Big Lake, they have a Super Cub & 180.

They are all nice folks.

Steve Pierce
01-21-2011, 11:35 PM
Mike, I guess I should refuse the Fed Ex shipment from AK Bushwheel? Your gonna be going to slow. ;)

dalec
01-21-2011, 11:50 PM
Steve

Accept the shipment and sign for it under Steve Eaton's name.

SteveE
01-21-2011, 11:58 PM
That's allright, I'll charge it to Lou


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Steve Pierce
01-22-2011, 12:12 AM
Poor Lou can't defend himself. ;)

mike mcs repair
01-22-2011, 04:06 AM
baby bushwheel with wheel pants?



that does seem like putting an elevator in an outhouse, doesn't it...... ( to quote uncle Jessie)

FdxLou
01-22-2011, 04:49 AM
Poor Lou can't defend himself. ;)

You guys crack me up!
905 hasn't worn panties since I brought her home...she may get a "baby" bushwheel this summer for JC.

Kathy and I are having a great time down under. We did a week at the Australian Open in Melbourne and are now driving around New Zealand for 2 weeks. Looks like I will be too broke to attend the Texican Seminar in Graham next month.

G'day mate!

Lou
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SteveE
01-22-2011, 07:24 AM
Looks like thar lady in that pic is slappin the crap outa Lou. Kathy probably positioned him there on purpose. :)


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Aktahoe
01-22-2011, 11:35 AM
Just curious here as to why you would want a small tire with the BBW?

Steve Pierce
01-22-2011, 10:56 PM
Actually using 8.50s and the BBW. Less abuse on the tail.

okmike
01-23-2011, 08:27 AM
8:00 v. 8:50's

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Steve Pierce
01-23-2011, 12:03 PM
Mike, Quit jacking around and call Wup and order those 29: BWs. ;) Patty won't mind.

Steve Pierce
01-23-2011, 09:30 PM
This summer there have been several tail stingers and bulkheads break. I figure less abuse with the BBW.

OLDCROWE
01-24-2011, 09:21 AM
50 years or so of use and corrosion cause component failures. A Baby Bushwheel won't solve that problem. Big tires open up new territory and usually the airplane takes more abuse as a result. But I agree that 29" Bushwheels are a nice fit for a 180. Besides, I heard of a gearbox failure last year so they must be needed. :)

SB

Stewart, Mike's just stimulating the avaition economy...so if you keep that up ABW may have to make up a special new rate sheet just for you to offset the missed revenue opportunity.

moneyburner
10-13-2011, 01:48 AM
that is lou's airplane, got those sexy wheel panties on!:lol:

Aw, shucks! We don't hardly wear no pants 'round here!

Aktahoe
10-18-2011, 12:32 AM
This summer there have been several tail stingers and bulkheads break. I figure less abuse with the BBW.

Must be doing a lot of 3 point landings...:)

Not certain why I keep seeing folks land with all 3 on the ground in the rough stuff. Wheels landings save the stinger and keep the back from getting flat.

Steve Pierce
10-18-2011, 07:44 AM
It's to keep us mechanics in business. 8) I hear that Baby Bushwheel kit for the Cessna 180 never got installed before the airplane was sold so it is surplus to his needs.

okmike
10-18-2011, 08:30 AM
I'm saving the Baby Bushwheel for the next 180 or a 185, I'm looking.

aktango58
10-18-2011, 10:27 PM
Looks like he needs three, one for each wheel!!!:lol:

SB, You are right on the corrosion issues, but the BBW can help out with some of the wear and fatigue issues also. And the more folks that buy them, the less $$$$ they need to cost to produce...

behindpropellers
10-18-2011, 10:33 PM
I'm saving the Baby Bushwheel for the next 180 or a 185, I'm looking.

Why did you sell the brown one??

SuperUrsus
10-19-2011, 06:58 AM
Nice Skywagons, both of 'em. I think 8.50's and a BBW would be a perfect setup for a C-180/185 on unimproved strips.
Fair winds,
A

flyboy
03-19-2012, 04:47 PM
I was curious to know what tire pressure people prefer to run on a Cessna 180/185 with 29" bushwheels and baby bushwheel? Thanks.

Superchub
03-20-2012, 04:41 PM
What about 26" Goodyears. Does anybody have the papers? Are they legal. Looks like I will Own a C180 by the weekend and the 8.00 on it are worn and way to small...

Steve Pierce
03-20-2012, 04:48 PM
Cheap a$$ airline pilots. 8)

Superchub
03-20-2012, 05:03 PM
Cheap a$$ airline pilots. 8)

I need answers not smart A** mechanics!:lol:

Steve Pierce
03-20-2012, 05:06 PM
Never seen any approvals for Godyears but AK Bushwheels has an STC for theirs. ;)

Superchub
03-20-2012, 05:08 PM
Never seen any approvals for Godyears but AK Bushwheels has an STC for theirs. ;)

Thanks, Mr. STEVE

Have you heard of this FAA Tundra tire list? I saw something on backcountry about it. Some kind of list that allows tires without 337???

okmike
03-20-2012, 05:32 PM
Brandon

Tell us about the 180

Superchub
03-20-2012, 05:41 PM
I will once I have IT..