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    Today, 03:49 PM
    The length of the metal belly is optional. If I were building mine would cover the bottom of the fuselage to the boot cowl. Seal it with oil...
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    Today, 02:41 PM
    Start with the C-85 (E-233) or C-90 (E-252) TCDS and overhaul manuals. Approved carbs are listed but there may be others. Alternatively look here for...
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    Today, 01:47 PM
    Besides the benefit of exposing parts an under tail metal cover can reduce damage while on skis. Like drop the tail into crusty sharp edged snow or...
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    Today, 11:54 AM
    ^^^^^this. At high power (heat concerns) or in cold wx (lean concerns) these small Continental engines like and need fuel. I've never leaned the...
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    10-28-2020, 06:38 PM
    BC12D-4-85 replied to a thread 26" tire choice in Cafe Supercub
    And paint the raised letters white. Gary
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    10-28-2020, 06:36 PM
    BC12D-4-85 replied to a thread Amazing in Cafe Supercub
    That was likely him. Wish I'd been more forward and stopped to visit. They were a touring group I was told that stopped around Alaska to see the...
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    10-28-2020, 04:11 PM
    Does your hangar currently stratify by temp floor to ceiling? If it's not much - a few degrees - then moving air too much can cool it down via...
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    10-28-2020, 12:09 PM
    BC12D-4-85 replied to a thread Amazing in Cafe Supercub
    There was a Beech 18 on floats that used to visit Fairbanks for a few days last Century....wonder if that was him? Gary
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    10-28-2020, 01:32 AM
    Yes. We just put down our third Airedale in 36 yrs. It's real quiet here. I'll try for one more but the breed is not common. All dogs bring a better...
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    10-28-2020, 12:10 AM
    Great pic Stewart Good pup! Yes it happens and often enough to obscure the LZ so don't mess around with look-sees if it's expected. It's caused by...
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    10-27-2020, 07:16 PM
    BC12D-4-85 replied to a thread 26" tire choice in Cafe Supercub
    Jim Helmericks from the Colville River delta was the first I came across that claimed he could land anywhere he wanted on the big 36". It took a...
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    10-27-2020, 06:43 PM
    BC12D-4-85 replied to a thread 26" tire choice in Cafe Supercub
    I bought it from Lou Armbruster (also had a Heliocourier) at Merrill for $15K. New factory engine and 4 yrs on rebuild. Sheep hunter special. No...
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    10-27-2020, 04:35 PM
    BC12D-4-85 replied to a thread 26" tire choice in Cafe Supercub
    Enter the Newbie: Late Fall 1975 Merrill Field Anchorage in a just bought PA-18 (N7777D) with checkout pilot in back. T&G on old style 25x11x4's...
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    10-26-2020, 12:14 PM
    BC12D-4-85 replied to a thread Magnetic compass in Cafe Supercub
    I saw a J-5 once that had the compass mounted in front of the windshield on the boot cowl. Claim of no mag interference there was the reason. And it...
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    10-26-2020, 12:10 PM
    I owned a PA-12-180 for 4 yrs. Excellent performance on EDO 2000's but needed a ventral fin. Easy to get in and out quick to beach on rivers or in...
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    10-26-2020, 01:13 AM
    BC12D-4-85 replied to a thread 26" tire choice in Cafe Supercub
    Thank you Crash, Jr. for the very honest and informative reply. Mine are 26" Airstreaks installed 4 years ago. If they fail to pass the next...
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    10-25-2020, 11:43 PM
    BC12D-4-85 replied to a thread 26" tire choice in Cafe Supercub
    Thanks Crash...I'll never own another Airstreak with a 4-year life span. Not slamming your product for others that need them just saying throwing...
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    10-25-2020, 11:30 PM
    Alex from an instructors perspective which is better - 12 or 14? And for the student's? For example I'd not be comfortable as a student with left...
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    10-25-2020, 10:15 PM
    BC12D-4-85 replied to a thread Oops, darn it... in Cafe Supercub
    Art. 1% of lots of construction jobs for the publics. Gary
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    10-25-2020, 10:07 PM
    I'd have contemplated a joint Teamster Burial. Sorry to hear that happened. Continuous RPM is critical but as I mentioned earlier so is 24.5" MP...
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    10-25-2020, 09:53 PM
    An engine properly installed and in good health with proper fuel flow-mag timing should be ok at the rated rpm of 2475. An accurate tach is critical...
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    10-25-2020, 08:49 PM
    BC12D-4-85 replied to a thread Oops, darn it... in Cafe Supercub
    Mechanic's Lien? Gary
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    10-25-2020, 08:29 PM
    BC12D-4-85 replied to a thread Magnetic compass in Cafe Supercub
    I hear the SIRS has better dampening. Any experience? Gary
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    10-25-2020, 06:24 PM
    That dihedral is good and the washout should be a good starting point. Later play with airspeed and stall behavior. Wash can also be used to...
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    10-25-2020, 04:21 PM
    What's the planned wing dihedral for your scaled Taylorcraft? Three quarter (Cub) to one degree (Taylorcraft ) is common. Dihedral can affect strut...
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    10-25-2020, 04:11 PM
    BC12D-4-85 replied to a thread 26" tire choice in Cafe Supercub
    Airframes AK should consider producing a tougher more weather resistant tire compound. Something reasonable in size like 25-26" suitable for paved...
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    10-24-2020, 11:41 PM
    BC12D-4-85 replied to a thread Magnetic compass in Cafe Supercub
    Good point on the NTSB post-analysis, or lack thereof. For early CAR4 Certified airplanes: 4a.533 NAC (Non Air Carrier) landplanes; visual...
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    10-24-2020, 11:28 PM
    ^^^^^^That's what Don Swords (C-85 Stroker STC) recommended to me. Just monitor engine temps and fly like you stole it. Gary
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    10-24-2020, 10:19 PM
    BC12D-4-85 replied to a thread 26" tire choice in Cafe Supercub
    The Goodyear 26" will outlast any Airstreak or Bushwheel if flown on paved and especially hot sunny runways. They also require covers when not in use...
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    10-24-2020, 10:16 PM
    BC12D-4-85 replied to a thread Oops, darn it... in Cafe Supercub
    Pay them to remove their wrecked aircraft? Gary
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Age 73 54 year Alaskan resident retired State Fish Biologist/Pilot/Peace Officer
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Fairbanks, AK.
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1941 Taylorcraft is aircraft #9 over 45 years
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FAI Intl

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