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    Over thanksgiving I'm probably going to build the...

    Over thanksgiving I'm probably going to build the baggage door. Dad and I have speculated about the best ways to do it for a while so I'm looking for some pictures or descriptions of what others have...
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    School has started again for the last year and...

    School has started again for the last year and the cub is back in the trailer. We managed to cover and paint the fuselage before I left for Fairbanks.

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    I'm really happy with...
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    My dad's cub has the willow mountain and fwiw...

    My dad's cub has the willow mountain and fwiw neither of us have ever had any issues with the cables being inside the baggage. I think Atlee/Cub crafters pair with the baggage door better since you...
  4. Thread: Hydrasorbs

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    Hydrasorbs

    2 Hydrasorbs with bungee fittings and standard length shock struts with gray powdercoat primer. $750 Located in Anchorage.

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  5. Thread: Tail winds

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    Cool, I wouldn't have thought of it being the...

    Cool, I wouldn't have thought of it being the same as the piston thing but it makes sense. Having a more accurate graph probably won't make my tailwind landings any less spectacular any time soon but...
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    I think we all can look at pictures even if the...

    I think we all can look at pictures even if the trig was a few more years ago for some. This is a plot of what Bob is talking about, actual non linear curve in red and a reference straight line in...
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    I've been too busy enjoying summer to post any...

    I've been too busy enjoying summer to post any updates, but my project has been coming along nicely. In March we assembled the engine as planned, but the cylinders did not show up with the rest of...
  8. Thread: Pa-12 vs 170?

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    My dad has a 180hp sportsman STOL 170B with a C/S...

    My dad has a 180hp sportsman STOL 170B with a C/S prop and probably more importantly for the rough stuff - 180 gear legs. If flying with a load is a consideration for you at all I would look pretty...
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    I just bought one new from aircraft specialties...

    I just bought one new from aircraft specialties services recently. They had it in stock at the time.
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    We're getting geared up for the engine assembly...

    We're getting geared up for the engine assembly and we can't find the sealant you're supposed to use on the case with the silk thread. There's a lycoming service instruction that calls out POB no. 4...
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    I watched my dad lasso the tailwheel on his 170...

    I watched my dad lasso the tailwheel on his 170 once when I was really little. Nosed over in soft sand and stopped around vertical. I don't remember much about it but I thought the fact that he could...
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    Mine are at Divco and A/C Specialties. There was...

    Mine are at Divco and A/C Specialties. There was a kitplanes article about it a few years back and the guy said he paid extra for Divco to expedite his case. I'm in no rush so the 3 month turnaround...
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    After a very long semester I'm back to working on...

    After a very long semester I'm back to working on the cub. Over thanksgiving we tore down the engine and shipped all the parts to Aircraft Specialties and the case to Divco. Dad and I were both...
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    Someone at Atlee's told me Butch Cavanaugh who...

    Someone at Atlee's told me Butch Cavanaugh who owns the STC originally intended it without the lip but thats not how Airframes/others have been installing it. Randy at Carbon concepts told me he has...
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    Traffic really piles up at point Mackenzie and...

    Traffic really piles up at point Mackenzie and you have to be on your toes. Traffic callouts help but especially coming in on the west route you can lose the ones right in front of you pretty easily...
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    Well it's back to Fairbanks for me. We ended up...

    Well it's back to Fairbanks for me. We ended up getting both wings painted so that means way less painting next summer! They ended up looking really good and makes it look like it might actually fly...
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    This is superflite not Stewarts hence the MEK....

    This is superflite not Stewarts hence the MEK. The needle is a good idea though, I have a spot that it might just do the trick. I tried to take a picture of the ironed vs replaced patch with paint...
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    We replaced them in light of what happened on the...

    We replaced them in light of what happened on the other wing. After ironing for way too long the bubbles wouldn't go away and ended up showing through the paint. Maybe because of how old the glue was...
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    We got one wing painted and the other one is...

    We got one wing painted and the other one is coming along as well. We ended up redoing all of the inspection hole grommets because of the amount of glue and bubbles that were there to start with.
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    I saw him land at lake hood, unfortunately it was.

    I saw him land at lake hood, unfortunately it was.
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    When I was born my dad had a Citabria, and before...

    When I was born my dad had a Citabria, and before my sibling was born he sold it and bought a 180 horse 170B. The 4 of us flew a lot more when the sibling still had not gone to school yet but still...
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    I realized the other day that you some of you guys would have been at New Holstein when my Dad took me there and to Oshkosh in 2011 in his 170. It was the trip of a lifetime and we both have fond...
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    I thought about buying something like that but I...

    I thought about buying something like that but I decided to spend my money elsewhere. There are definitely some cool options out there for lights though.
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    Summer is chugging along and we have done a lot...

    Summer is chugging along and we have done a lot and finished a little.

    All the tail surfaces are painted and done other than the rudder which will get some stripes whenever the fuselage is ready...
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    In a -18 the STC is for a 3rd seat but most just...

    In a -18 the STC is for a 3rd seat but most just use it for the increased baggage capacity and rarely if ever does anyone sit back there, could you remove the "seat" but keep the 180 pound capacity...
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