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    Tango cub flaps

    I'm looking at a Tango cub that has flaps on it and a weird flap handle in front of the fuel valve, anyone familiar with this set up? I'm assuming it's because of the shorter seat in them, just never see this before and trying to decide if it's a homemade deal or just how it was done on tango Cubs.

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    I may be wrong but that probably won't stop me from arguing about it.

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    Curious as to the S/N. There were a couple made with flaps.
    18-2520 to 18-2524
    I may be wrong but that probably won't stop me from arguing about it.

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    It doesn't fall in that range it's an early 2400 if I remember correctly, heading out of town to inspect and buy or run away tomorrow.

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    There is a factory drawing for this. I had it and borrowed it to somebody and never got it back. Works great. Gets flap handle off the floor and easy to reach and out of the way in a crosswind landing. Surprised its never caught on in the rebuild world.

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    Thanks Kase just bought N289T with this flap mod. The 337 has the drawing numbers I'll post them when I get home, looks just like the picture you posted. I like the flap handle but it's going to take some time to like the toe brakes.
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    We converted a Tango to heel brakes. Took a little more work than expected but was very doable and like the results way better.
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    I have a jig to convert the seat to standard heighth or sell it to a PA11 owner.
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    Think I'll just leave the toe brakes until I rebuild the plane then I'll add heel brakes, the seat might get replaced feels weird sitting low rider but probably stuff I'll put off till winter, just needed a plane for the summer since my other one decided to become a snowbird and fly south. This ones been a Minnesota bird most of its life so it likes the cold.Click image for larger version. 

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    I am with Steve - those Tango toe brakes suck. Robbie Grove uses his own master cylinders, and his work fine, but most Tango Cub brakes have a funny way of going over center and not working just when you need them the most.

    I have nothing against toe brakes - my Decathlon has them. Other than a nightmare for maintenance, there is nothing wrong with them. There is something wrong with the Tango design. It was an afterthought.

    Other than that, you will love the Tango. Six gallons/hr, lots of fuel, and a genuine Cub! Only one better is the 18-95. Opinion. (Well, the J-3 is the best, but this is a Super Cub forum)

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    Steve are the tabs welded in for the regular rudder pedales? Seems like a lot of work on a covered plane if not, think I'll just wait till I rebuild it some day. The brakes worked good just hard to operate when your brain is used to the standard heel brakes.

    Bob this if far from a standard Tango it has the short seat and toe brakes but it's a 160hp borer prop 3"gear plane so it's only a tango in name now.

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    I would just fly it too. Here are some pictures of a frame we modified.
    https://photos.app.goo.gl/2bjeOvcmnW79Vy0Y2
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    Some pictures I took of a Tango a few years ago.
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    The flap drawing for the tango Cubs is SK449, I can't seem to find any info other than that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Pierce View Post
    We converted a Tango to heel brakes. Took a little more work than expected but was very doable and like the results way better.
    That sounds a better route.

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    I liked the flap handle there. Mucho better.











    Leather for the seats came from an old corp jet if I remember aright.


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    Seats are comfortable flew it home for a couple hours yesterday. The handle is easy to reach but you still hit your leg on it.

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    that flap handle looks like one called out in adding flaps to a PA-12.... or on one STC at least...

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    Cubus that looks a very comfy seat.

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