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  1. Thread: Gap seals

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    Was there any speed change? With a fixed...

    Was there any speed change? With a fixed stabilizer and a trim tab on the elevator, the two surfaces are not always perfectly aligned. Therefore there could be some tendency for air flow along the...
  2. Thread: Gap seals

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    Like this. When the surface moves it will remain...

    Like this. When the surface moves it will remain the same tautness. The way you show it, it will be tight when the surface moves one direction and loose when it moves the other direction. There was a...
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    Soy, Do you have a local person who is good at...

    Soy,
    Do you have a local person who is good at welding thin aluminum? Clean it up thoroughly, weld it back together, add some reinforcement, fix the rivets. Make certain to install those support...
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    Make sense to me too. New experimental model...

    Make sense to me too.

    New experimental model A1c-200. https://registry.faa.gov/AircraftInquiry/Search/NNumberResult?nNumberTxt=806wt
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    I saw an airplane with leading edge bumps as...

    I saw an airplane with leading edge bumps as described in your link. I seem to remember it being at Birchwood or perhaps Merrill? It was orange in color, never saw it fly.
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    The slot is the gap between the slat and the wing...

    The slot is the gap between the slat and the wing leading edge as in this discussion. On the Cub flap system there is also a slot between the wing trailing edge and the leading edge of the flap.
  7. Thread: barn find

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    That doesn't mean the buyer got a good deal nor...

    That doesn't mean the buyer got a good deal nor that the airplane was any good. Auctions frequently gather more than an item is really worth.
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    How many of those have been installed due to the...

    How many of those have been installed due to the actual performance improvements having been proven to the owners? OR have they been installed just because "every one installs them" and/or "I spent...
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    It's always interesting to listen to aviation...

    It's always interesting to listen to aviation pioneers speak. I do have to respectively disagree with Otto Koppen on his premise that differential ailerons do not improve aileron performance. I...
  10. Thread: barn find

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    I am one who gets excited about barn finds. I...

    I am one who gets excited about barn finds. I bought a Stinson SR on floats once which was a barn find, after it's owner took a pistol to his head while drunk. This Cub needs caution since there is...
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    I haven't flown a Helio on floats. But, I did...

    I haven't flown a Helio on floats. But, I did have a side by side competition with one flown by a long time Helio owner. I was flying the Twin Bee. We did side by side take offs on land and water as...
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    My 2 cents ........ skip the slats, but do...

    My 2 cents ........ skip the slats, but do install the nut plates since they go under the LE skin. That way you'll not feel any pressure to do it now, particularly since your description of use...
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    Hmmm? Bush wheels? Water ski attempt gone wrong?...

    Hmmm? Bush wheels? Water ski attempt gone wrong? It looks remarkably intact for taking out some electric power lines.
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    You're off to a good start, enjoy your ride. Your...

    You're off to a good start, enjoy your ride. Your time will come before you know it.
  15. An observation. Now that it is bug season and...

    An observation. Now that it is bug season and hardly a flight is made without there being any bugs to clean off the wings after a flight, I have noticed something. I seldom find a bug on the swept...
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    Lack of low altitude radar?

    Lack of low altitude radar?
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    Everyone knows and sets their own limits. Only...

    Everyone knows and sets their own limits. Only they know what they are, but when that time comes there will be no question in that person's mind that the time is right. For me at age 81, I sold my...
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    Once you do that and find the amount which...

    Once you do that and find the amount which satisfies you, do a weight and balance calculation. You will find by placing some weight at the tail, you will be needing a lesser amount of weight leaving...
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    Add 5 or 10 pounds of ballast at the tail. Do a...

    Add 5 or 10 pounds of ballast at the tail. Do a weight and balance calculation first with the added amount.
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    I don't know if something changed since it is not...

    I don't know if something changed since it is not a list I'm obligated to follow.
    In your case, you are accomplishing maintenance under the supervision of an A&P mechanic. Therefor you are not...
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    Preventive maintenance

    For those of you who do not possess an A&P mechanic license, this is a list of what you are permitted to accomplish as maintenance as supplied by my FAA-PMA today.

    (c)Preventive maintenance....
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    Your Prius with it's combination gas/electric...

    Your Prius with it's combination gas/electric makes much more sense than a full electric. Much more practical.
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    They could have done it in less time had they not...

    They could have done it in less time had they not taken the wheels off the gear and then reinstalled them. Unless they did something off screen which I did not see?
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    Steve, I'm curious about the main landing gear...

    Steve, I'm curious about the main landing gear structure in the fuselage. There must be a considerable change from a standard Cub. The gear legs appear to be swept back a bit. Is it possible to swap...
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    How much is their idle time worth while waiting...

    How much is their idle time worth while waiting for the recharge? :-?
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