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  1. I did exactly one of those inspections. Took me...

    I did exactly one of those inspections. Took me two weeks! You need really small fingers and special tools just to remove the simple stuff, like elevators. I will decline doing another . . .
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    Yes to Dot 3. Ours came with 5606, so I stuck...

    Yes to Dot 3. Ours came with 5606, so I stuck with it.

    I have been using Dot 5 on the J3s, but it s now $40/pint, and since both use MS O-rings everywhere, I may succumb. I will, however, use...
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    Loose flap cables? Every time my buddy's Cub...

    Loose flap cables? Every time my buddy's Cub came back from CC the flaps were restricted to 35 degrees and the cables were loose. Quick fix, except re-safetying the turnbuckles. Ugh.
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    I agree with that. I do maybe ten taildragger...

    I agree with that. I do maybe ten taildragger landings each and every day, and am not a qualified bush pilot. I have landed off-airport a couple dozen times successfully, but consider it a good way...
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    All really good advice. My advice - buy a good...

    All really good advice.
    My advice - buy a good J3 for around $30 grand, fly its socks off, sell it for $35 K.

    I did that, except for the selling part, in 1962. They were $1200 then.

    If you...
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    I have carried my wings many times on a wood rack...

    I have carried my wings many times on a wood rack bolted to my 1965 convertible Mustang bumper attach points. Lately I have graduated to a pickup truck with a metal rack. What is important is...
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    I heard they can be rebuilt with an auto master...

    I heard they can be rebuilt with an auto master cylinder repair kit.

    I rebuilt a pair of UPF-7 masters - it was NAPA kit#1.
  8. I don't solo hand start Champs, T-carts, or J4s...

    I don't solo hand start Champs, T-carts, or J4s for exactly those reasons. A buddy with a Chief invented a rope trick that is almost as good as a Schweitzer tow hook. Makes it a little safer.
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    Don't have any pictures, but I made mine out of...

    Don't have any pictures, but I made mine out of wood, and used a mallet to form the proper U channel. Bending it the rest of the way around the rib was with a chisel-shaped hammer (radiused, not...
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    I recall 50 degrees. Every time my friend’s Cub...

    I recall 50 degrees. Every time my friend’s Cub came back from CC they were really-adjusted to 35, with really slack cables.
  11. I have two J3s and a J4. All have 85s with...

    I have two J3s and a J4. All have 85s with electric start. There is another 85 Cub here with starter and a C90 Cub with a starter. And yet another Cub with A-65, no starter. Sea level; we all do...
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    Picked up a 195 from a really knowledgable guy in...

    Picked up a 195 from a really knowledgable guy in Garden City a decade or so ago. He recommended MMO. I figured he knew more about old engines than I ever will. Used it ever since. My engines go...
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    Temps rarely go over 100 here, but when they do,...

    Temps rarely go over 100 here, but when they do, our C-85s run around 210-215. Doesn’t seem to hurt them. We had a Continental engineer give a presentation here a while back. He said “see that...
  14. I remember leaving Flagstaff in a 65 HP Cub on a...

    I remember leaving Flagstaff in a 65 HP Cub on a 90 degree day. You just need a lot more obstacle-free space. Happily, the ground falls off about five miles south of the airport and you find...
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    That is sort of true, but the higher center of...

    That is sort of true, but the higher center of gravity is what you are dealing with. The angle changes very little, but the length of the seesaw goes up as you extend the gear and enlarge the tires....
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    . . . if youre taxing at slow safe speeds I dont...

    . . . if youre taxing at slow safe speeds I dont think it will go on nose easy, taxi as if you dont have brakes.. that slow . . .

    I disagree. This is insidious. I had been flying Cubs for almost...
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    So it was on taxi, not landing. Any taildragger...

    So it was on taxi, not landing. Any taildragger will go on its nose in a heartbeat at low taxi speed and full brake application.

    I started hearing about experienced pilots going on their nose on...
  18. Opinion: that $ should be going to testing kits...

    Opinion: that $ should be going to testing kits and unemployment funds. We sometimes pave stuff that is almost perfect to start with, while our local roads get deeper potholes. Is the problem a...
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    My spring has 6700 hours on it. I agree with...

    My spring has 6700 hours on it. I agree with Mike - the big bolt needs to be watched. I was going to swap mine out for an NAS bolt, but never got around to it. My Decathlon has all NAS bolts on...
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    Thanks for the chart. I run 24 in the 8:00x4s,...

    Thanks for the chart. I run 24 in the 8:00x4s, and 30 in the 6:00x6. Pressure in the J3 tires is critical if you like to hop on the brakes, but too high and the wheel will fail.
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    I have tried them everywhere. Top of stick is my...

    I have tried them everywhere. Top of stick is my preference. Easy to do multiple locations. Also easy to isolate rear stick buttons.

    Forgive me if I have already posted this. We are using...
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    Or this one. Again same source.

    Or this one. Again same source.
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    Here is another - same source. To me, these are...

    Here is another - same source. To me, these are the most elegant Cub schemes if you don't want to be "original."
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    Here is an elegant scheme - I lifted the photo...

    Here is an elegant scheme - I lifted the photo from this site; hope SJ and the photographer do not mind:
  25. My J-series airplanes have Grove and reservoir...

    My J-series airplanes have Grove and reservoir masters. The J3s have the bleeder up, the J4 has it down. The J4 is self bleeding and really easy to fool with.

    One local SuperCub has one side up...
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