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    I should try this in a Super Cub with full flaps....

    I should try this in a Super Cub with full flaps. In a J3 you can enter a full rudder slip, then slowly pull the stick full aft. It will not stall. I really didn't believe it until I tried it.
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    It made sense to me the first time. Easy, now ....

    It made sense to me the first time. Easy, now . . .
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    I went bare until I was in my mid-30s, then a...

    I went bare until I was in my mid-30s, then a very bright friend pointed out that I had a social duty if I injured someone or damaged someone else's property. Remember, we have not totally...
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    We just bolt an "H" of 2x4s on the front, and a...

    We just bolt an "H" of 2x4s on the front, and a pivot on the tail.
    On the other hand, we have a really sophisticated "hoop" style wing rotator, with wheels.
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    One piece of advice - when working on your own,...

    One piece of advice - when working on your own, be aware of liability problems. A pilot can buy liability insurance (and defense lawyers) for under $300/year. A mechanic would need over $5000 for...
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    Poll: Not this thread, Steve. From admittedly fuzzy...

    Not this thread, Steve.

    From admittedly fuzzy memory, I believe I asserted (a decade ago?) that the certification basis for the Super Cub allowed it to be flown IFR if suitably equipped. I think...
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    I couldn't watch the Stewart System videos. ...

    I couldn't watch the Stewart System videos. Figured they alone would shorten my life.

    I too am frightened by MEK, but have sprayed Stits intermittently since 1969, not knowing it was MEK, and I...
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    Poll: Didn't we do this in some other thread a decade...

    Didn't we do this in some other thread a decade ago or so?
    The J3 is a CAR 4a airplane, and needs only the specified equipment to go IFR. Likewise old Stinsons, Stearmans, etc.

    The PA 18 is a...
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    I think the Airtech top coat is catalyzed...

    I think the Airtech top coat is catalyzed urethane, and needs to be sprayed with external air to your nose.

    The topcoat is gorgeous when sprayed by pros, which is what we did, over Poly Tone white...
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    I did not know you could still get the skinny...

    I did not know you could still get the skinny round cord from PolyFiber. That is what I used in 1969 through about 1980.
    The stuff I got in 2003 was thicker.

    I just did a wing using flat, and...
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    I wonder why the round cord? The rest sounds a...

    I wonder why the round cord? The rest sounds a bit like Airtec. I bet he uses external breathing air.
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    Some adapters have threads that don't match. A...

    Some adapters have threads that don't match. A buddy just had Wolf re-do a gauge, and I insisted he get Wolf to supply the correct adapter.

    Measure carefully - Wolf will supply the capillary at...
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    A local Taylorcraft had a hard landing - estimate...

    A local Taylorcraft had a hard landing - estimate by the welder $3500. A definite "go." Only tubes that were bent were replaced; job did not grow. Bill was $15,000. Owner talked welder down to...
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    We have two B&C, one Skytec. Happy with the B&C....

    We have two B&C, one Skytec.
    Happy with the B&C. I think the Skytec originally would shear a pin every time the engine kicked back, but a round trip to the factory seems to have cured that. We now...
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    Thanks. I shall join!

    Thanks. I shall join!
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    That's why I ask here. This group has collective...

    That's why I ask here. This group has collective experience. I am not a member of the Stearman group; you have to be an owner to talk to them. And all the round engine guys I knew are in rest...
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    Prop strike!

    Not me; I was gluing gussets in a 1943 Tcart wing.

    Stearman, W670, wood Sensenich. Hit one of those rubber poles they use to mark parking spots.
    Shattered one blade. Vibration was enough to...
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    "Everybody" is using 8:00x4 Goodrich, from...

    "Everybody" is using 8:00x4 Goodrich, from Desser. As far as I can tell, that is in fact your only option for a 4" wheel.
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    You guys sure the feds didn’t just correct the...

    You guys sure the feds didn’t just correct the paperwork back to its original status? Aren’t all of the Tango cubs 115 Special?
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    I have owned two Stinsons. Graceful looking,...

    I have owned two Stinsons. Graceful looking, load-hauling, reasonably comfortable, and really quick rolling. My 180 hp dash3 would roll faster than my Decathlon.

    But they are inefficient. A good...
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    I have stock steps on both Cubs - never use them....

    I have stock steps on both Cubs - never use them. I just step inside.

    We also have stock steps on the J4 legs. We had a gear leg failure a while back, and now I don't let anybody use them....
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    Wow, Web. That is a neat trick, building an...

    Wow, Web. That is a neat trick, building an entire harness. I did it once on an old Ford - I was really puzzled about this heavy wire that seemed to connect everything. That was in high school,...
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    A blast from the past. Any old stick will do -...

    A blast from the past.

    Any old stick will do - I use a 5/8" x 1/2" x 19" piece of spruce. Mark it with ball point, leaning heavily enough to dent the wood:

    2 3/8" - 3 11/16 - 4 7/8" - 5 15/16"...
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    As a side note, anybody know how long the fuel...

    As a side note, anybody know how long the fuel gauge stick is supposed to be for the nose tank? Seems like mine only reads about 8 gallons til empty and you just assume there's 4 left when it hits...
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    I am with Steve on what actually happens. I was...

    I am with Steve on what actually happens. I was completely surprised that truck and Citabria springs are straightened cold. I always thought that heat treating was required. My first experience...
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