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    Dave: Are you the guy from BIL?

    Dave: Are you the guy from BIL?
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    I was afraid of that! Thank you Mike. Sarpy...

    I was afraid of that! Thank you Mike.

    Sarpy Sam
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    Floor boards when?

    Just continuing to trial assemble and see what all Iím going to need. I put the sticks in and rigged the elevator and moved on to the rudder. Thought Iíd throw the floor boards in to inventory my...
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    Thanks for the input guys and you are correct. ...

    Thanks for the input guys and you are correct. At the time I submitted the query, I had only installed the top cable. When I added the bottom cable, it all fell in place. Sure appreciate the...
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    J-3 elevator assembly

    Iím doing a trial assembly of the elevator, links, cables, bell crank, etc. I was startled at the lack of a positive stop such as that employed on the aileron. Does any exist? Right now, the...
  6. Thread: Wing washout

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    Wing washout

    Guys, IĎm building the Wag Aero sport trainer. Are you setting washout(shimming the back spar) before gluing the ribs or is there enough flex in the wood to do it with the lift strut? No where in...
  7. Thread: Drag Wires

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    Vic: I had originally looked for 9/64” rod but...

    Vic: I had originally looked for 9/64” rod but put the mic on the wings that I’m disassembling and come up with 1/8” on the drag wires. Since the wings are supposed to be ‘39 models, I wonder.... ...
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    thanks for the interest Vic. The plans donít...

    thanks for the interest Vic. The plans donít seem to specify the size as far as I can tell. The Piper Service manual calls them a 6-40 rod which I think is 1/8Ē with 40 threads / inch. I can live...
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    It’s the Wag Aero sport trainer. Sarpy Sam

    It’s the Wag Aero sport trainer.

    Sarpy Sam
  10. Thread: Drag Wires

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    Drag Wires

    Guys: Iím starting to order some stuff for the Cub project. Iím a bit confused about drag wire size. I was thinking 1/8Ē as a 6-40 nipple is supposed to thread on the ends yet the holes in the...
  11. Thread: J-3 strutsn

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    Good idea. I’ve recently completed a Hatz that...

    Good idea. I’ve recently completed a Hatz that had been badly ground looped and destroyed everything but the fuselage and tailfeathers and it came in at 70 some odd%. I suspect this one will be...
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    Thanks a bunch Brian. I appreciate that.

    Thanks a bunch Brian. I appreciate that.
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    What I have now is just a pile of stuff. With a...

    What I have now is just a pile of stuff. With a set of plans, I can go buy a fuselage and build an experimental airplane. The pieces I purchased includes mostly junk and a very nice fuselage. Iíll...
  14. Thread: J-3 strutsn

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    Vic: It’s the Sport Cub plans that I’m working...

    Vic: It’s the Sport Cub plans that I’m working from. It’s obvious that the wing has been worked on many times since 1939 and it wouldn’t surprise me if the compression struts have been tinkered...
  15. Thread: J-3 strutsn

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    That’s where they attach to the fuselage. Most...

    That’s where they attach to the fuselage. Most of the ribs are dinged and dented that make most of them unusable but the wing is fairly well intact.

    Sarpy Sam
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    It’s a wood spar and they’re all broke at the...

    It’s a wood spar and they’re all broke at the butt rib. My measurements are based on the Wag Aero plans but that brings up a good point Bob. Does W/A use Piper’s measurements? I don’t know. I...
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    There are 5 metal compression struts in each...

    There are 5 metal compression struts in each wing. 4 are internal and one spans between the lift strut mounts on the bottom of each wing. They assist the ribs in maintaining the space between the...
  18. Thread: J-3 strutsn

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    J-3 strutsn

    Folks: I’m new here and just bought a wrecked J-3. Will probably go experimental so am looking at options. The five metal struts are all about a quarter inch short and I’d rather not work that...
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