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    Trim in right place, my Bushmaster takes off by...

    Trim in right place, my Bushmaster takes off by itself, no pushing to get it on the step, it finds the right attitude, up and then lowers by itself to the sweet spot, fully-loaded or light. Don't ask...
  2. basic med under attack

    Randy, you don't have to be a professional anything to size up what's going at a meeting----within 15 minutes, if there are side games. I follow Sun Tzu's advice of thousands of years ago: "Know your...
  3. Thread: Float Dolly

    by King Brown
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    Wish I could post picture to put you at ease. A...

    Wish I could post picture to put you at ease. A young welder built a four-wheel dolly to his figuring for my 180hp Bushmaster/Producer for less that $CAN2,000, stock and labour. pole attaches to MF...
  4. Thread: New to this

    by King Brown
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    Welcome. You're doing the right thing by asking a...

    Welcome. You're doing the right thing by asking a lot of questions. I've always thought that the worst of buying anything is to have enough money in your pocket and a fever that blocks out...
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    50 years

    Enough of you young guys. Here's an old geezer story. I covered the space program for CBC Television News from Mercury through most of Apollo, the first group fighter pilot jocks, the latter mostly...
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    My hangar was 40 X 40 with 12 or 14-foot opening,...

    My hangar was 40 X 40 with 12 or 14-foot opening, held SC on floats on dolly, Champ and 185 on wheels, faced south right on the coast, didn't need a door. Used 185 wheels/skis at the front during...
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    Add to Pete: Some modifications will take me to...

    Add to Pete: Some modifications will take me to places I don't want to go; never felt a need for them. Taylor, Piper and others knew what they were doing, and those who learned to fly 65hp, wheels,...
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    Experimental but Vetterman non-obtrusive and work...

    Experimental but Vetterman non-obtrusive and work wonderfully for me, maybe little more hp.
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    G44, I'm musing on Sedan experimental; I couldn't...

    G44, I'm musing on Sedan experimental; I couldn't go back to anything certified. Maybe Owner Maintenance; there must be a way! (I believe in miracles and magic.)
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    I'm no help but having tailwheels all my flying...

    I'm no help but having tailwheels all my flying life, and current owner of 0360 Bushmaster, if I were to try another brand it would be 0360 Aeronca Sedan in experimental category, from what I've...
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    I feel like the dumbest member here, maybe...

    I feel like the dumbest member here, maybe because no one told me the 180 was different from any other taildragger. On takeoff, a little pressure right rudder, let it fly off, no push on the yoke....
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    JohnnyR, I have 6,000 hours mostly 180-185s on...

    JohnnyR, I have 6,000 hours mostly 180-185s on wheels and wheel-skis on dirt 800-1000 foot strips, my home strip same with wild winds on the coast. Proper descent, crabbing to touch down, familiar...
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    I'm with dgapilot/turner opinions. Never felt a...

    I'm with dgapilot/turner opinions. Never felt a need for wheel landings.
  14. Thread: Good friend

    by King Brown
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    Cruel and unusual punishment!

    Cruel and unusual punishment!
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    I'm looking at Oratex 6000 and Hipec, mainly as...

    I'm looking at Oratex 6000 and Hipec, mainly as non-toxics, for a project. I've read everything available on Oratex but not as familiar with Hipec. Observations appreciated.
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    Not on thread, those tight landings: Taildragger...

    Not on thread, those tight landings: Taildragger pilots with small field experience have no trouble landing on any of them once they've done it once.
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    Cessna 180 overall. Now 0360 Bushmaster for...

    Cessna 180 overall. Now 0360 Bushmaster for hunting and fishing small lakes. Experimental removed torment. Affordable, sort of a mini 185.
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    I had a chance to buy a flying Mustang in the...

    I had a chance to buy a flying Mustang in the early 60s for $8,000 including pickled Packard RR as above. I thought on it as a good pension investment, send it home to the barn because I couldn't...
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    Oli, what did you do, hoping for improvement?

    Oli, what did you do, hoping for improvement?
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    Agree. One of biggest surprises for me in...

    Agree. One of biggest surprises for me in performance was J-3 85hp on floats. I learned on J-3 65hp on floats and Taylorcraft BC12D 65hp on wheels but the 85hp version is strong in memories of...
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    Lakes I use are too small or rocky for step...

    Lakes I use are too small or rocky for step turns. My rudder is squared-off PA-18. Another Bushmaster buddy is not pleased on 2440s. My aircraft is on Eddy Peck's 2250s.
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    Bushmaster tailfeathers

    After building my Bushmaster/Producer 10 years ago, I'm wondering if I should have stayed with Tripacer or Piper PA-18 tail feathers. Because of extra weight of 180hp Lycomng and 84" Mac prop, I...
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    Experimental, amateur-built, Cub derivatives are...

    Experimental, amateur-built, Cub derivatives are the future, each available with SC performance at fraction of the price. I've owned the Cubs and Cessna 180-185s for work and pleasure until regs,...
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    I took off my SC Edo 2000 forward spray rail;...

    I took off my SC Edo 2000 forward spray rail; they got caught around rocks, didn't miss them. I have forward spray rails on Peck's 2250s on my Bushmaster. They do reduce spray. Wouldn't fly without...
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    Just a story about spins: I bought a...

    Just a story about spins:

    I bought a Taylorcraft BC12D and asked a flying school to teach me to fly it. The chief flying instructor at check-out asked me to do an "incipient spin." I said I didn't...
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