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    Same here- have installed all major players’...

    Same here- have installed all major players’ extended gear and not changed cabane...
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    I use the 2” thickish rubber from 3M- stretch it...

    I use the 2” thickish rubber from 3M- stretch it a bit as you center it on the leading edge, then the TE’s will shrink in as you fold it and avoid the pickers you described. I don’t cut any slits.
  3. “Up to installer to determine compatibility of...

    “Up to installer to determine compatibility of multiple STC’s” or something like that. I’d have airframes or whoever build a copy of their 4-place cabane, but with the cant, and install it under the...
  4. Yes cabane changes with the gear- I think...

    Yes cabane changes with the gear- I think CubCrafters has them. Top attachments are angled like Mike described to keep everything lined up.
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    Welcome to the internet- imagine how much...

    Welcome to the internet- imagine how much knowledge is hoarded because sharing it just isn’t worth the hassle...
  6. Thread: Loose Fabric

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    What Oliver said. I’ve messed up more paint...

    What Oliver said. I’ve messed up more paint trying to iron than with a heat gun, by far.
  7. Thread: Loose Fabric

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    I’ve heat gunned that area on multiple Cubs- no...

    I’ve heat gunned that area on multiple Cubs- no tape shrinking if you’re careful. It doesn’t take much shrink to remove the wrinkle- but before you do, make doubly sure that the wrinkle isn’t a...
  8. Let’s hear the story- don’t need the politics,...

    Let’s hear the story- don’t need the politics, just the story. Sounds aviation-related, so should be on-topic...
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    I’m still curious about the question I asked back...

    I’m still curious about the question I asked back early in this thread, but maybe no one knows an answer: What is the base fabric of Oratex and does it have or need UV protection? Light seems to go...
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    Ranthane and aerothane are both approved and...

    Ranthane and aerothane are both approved and commonly used over the stits system. I think Steve P. shoots quite a bit of it over poly spray and I have as well.
  11. They would probably ban Cubs entirely and require...

    They would probably ban Cubs entirely and require him to fly a Cirrus- no dangerous tailwheel, and a parachute! Can you imagine some people actually fly in death traps that aren’t equipped with BRS...
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    That would more commonly result in a series of...

    That would more commonly result in a series of fisheyes where the paint “pulled back” and uncovered contamination, not what i would typically call bubbles- maybe we need a pic if a camera can capture...
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    Sounds like solvent pop- do these bubbles...

    Sounds like solvent pop- do these bubbles actually affect the surface of the paint, as in producing any texture, or are they so tiny you canít see them except very close and in the right glare? ...
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    Hardtailjohn, I’m sorry, I didn’t see the part in...

    Hardtailjohn, I’m sorry, I didn’t see the part in your post about from the outside in. I don’t recall that or any mention of auto fuel in the revision of the manual that I used several years ago- as...
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    And as soon as it runs under the rear spar to the...

    And as soon as it runs under the rear spar to the non-top coated area you canít access, or over the top of the tank to the glue line along the aft edge of the tank bay, you have issues. Agree that...
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    Can anyone explain what the base fabric of Oratex...

    Can anyone explain what the base fabric of Oratex is, and if it’s affected by UV? I’m not asking about color, but rather the integrity of the actual fabric after spending 10-20 years in the sun. ...
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    Not to pick a fight, but what steps are taken to...

    Not to pick a fight, but what steps are taken to prevent reaction with the full coat? And how about the glue? I’ve seen Alaska (non-ethanol) car gas loosen/soft/lift the Ekobond glue on multiple...
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    One of the biggest questions in my opinion is do...

    One of the biggest questions in my opinion is do you foresee any auto gas at all in your future? If so, do your research. Multiple brands, including one previously mentioned above, are negatively...
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    Drill to -4 and be done.

    Drill to -4 and be done.
  20. Why would you ever want to? One of the worst...

    Why would you ever want to? One of the worst things that can be done to an originally fabric covered airplane, in my opinion; heavier, harder to repair, usually damages the underlying structure, and...
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    Not necessarily- Have had the plates bail me out...

    Not necessarily- Have had the plates bail me out but have never pulled the tail wheels- not saying it wouldn’t help, but not required to see big benefits from the plates. Might have to do some...
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    Depends which glue- poly-tak, super-seam will...

    Depends which glue- poly-tak, super-seam will come off with MEK and elbow grease. If Stewart’s Ekobond glue, well, good luck. If you’re blasting, the easiest thing with any glue is burn it to a...
  23. Sounds more like some of the political attack ads...

    Sounds more like some of the political attack ads going around nowadays than “just my opinion”...
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    You worry correctly- use springs, and the correct...

    You worry correctly- use springs, and the correct springs.
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    If chains are too tight, rudder hits stops before...

    If chains are too tight, rudder hits stops before tailwheel has reached the angle required to break free of the steering arm, which means you have to further stretch the already tight spring to get...
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