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    I am spoiled in having both a J-3 with a 90 hp...

    I am spoiled in having both a J-3 with a 90 hp engine and a much modified J-5 which is essentially a lower gross 12 at this stage with 160 hp, 18 tail feathers, transparent door and no flaps. I tend...
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    Same disease as me, the collectorís bug. I have a...

    Same disease as me, the collectorís bug. I have a Cherokee 235 which almost cured me from tail dragging until I got my modified J-5 (essentially a 12 with 160hp at this stage). I prefer it to the 18...
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    I have a J-5 with PA-12 wings and PA-18...

    I have a J-5 with PA-12 wings and PA-18 horizontal tail surfaces fitted with a 160 hp O-320. When it had the stock engine mount it was noticeably nose heavy but I went to the Stoddard short mount and...
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    Looks like great fun. A J-3 is hard to beat...

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    Those speeds on the Borer seem extremely slow...

    Those speeds on the Borer seem extremely slow even if expressed in knots. I run a cut down 81/43 Borer on a 160 hp modified J5, which feels like really a climb prop rather than cruise and I get...
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    Well yes, agreed, everything has a role to play...

    Well yes, agreed, everything has a role to play and I am not wanting to hijack this thread - was just interested in how the 12 and 18 wing structures might differ. Briefly, though, t
    he J-5A has the...
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    PA-12 comparative wing strength

    Thanks very much for taking the time to reply. I note per A-780 that the standard PA-12 has the same gross as a standard PA-18 at 1750 lbs, so it seems likely that the wings would be about the same....
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    I have tried flying my J-3 from the front seat to...

    I have tried flying my J-3 from the front seat to accommodate giving a flip to someone too large for the front but, even though I also have a Cruiser and fly that from the front, it feels terribly...
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    It would have been my WW2 aviator Dadís 103rd...

    It would have been my WW2 aviator Dadís 103rd birthday today so your loss comes at a time of significance to me too. You were blessed to have him so long and to have such a great relationship with...
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    A bit of a riff on this thread - but where does...

    A bit of a riff on this thread - but where does the PA-12 wing fit in terms of gross weight increase? Is it stronger than the PA-18 wing, or weaker, or the same?


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    Thanks for sharing whatís actually happening way...

    Thanks for sharing whatís actually happening way up there. I was getting worn down by all the constant repetition and had begun to think maybe the media wasnít lying. Silly me! How you all survive up...
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    I flew a friend down to a coastal town in my...

    I flew a friend down to a coastal town in my Cherokee 235 to fetch my somewhat modified J-5A and fly it back the 460 nm to Johannesburg. Beautiful weather especially over the Stormberg mountains with...
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    I have also lost a number of friends and clients...

    I have also lost a number of friends and clients - great people who made things happen but got taken out by something as dumb as this. Embarrassed so didnít get screened. A lot more embarrassing once...
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    I run the 76AK-2-42 on my J-3 which has an ex...

    I run the 76AK-2-42 on my J-3 which has an ex PA-18 C-90. The airfield I fly from is at 5440 amsl and it seems like the perfect prop although you have to be careful in any descent as it easily...
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    I restored a J-5A and actually went with a set of...

    I restored a J-5A and actually went with a set of PA12 wings. No problem fitting them. The advantage of metal spars and wing tanks.


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    I donít know how many are to be found in the USA...

    I donít know how many are to be found in the USA or the certification status there but the Auster J Series are 3 and 4 seat tail draggers with a similar layout to a Bearhawk or PA-14 or Producer with...
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    Getting back to scottsvilleís question, I just...

    Getting back to scottsvilleís question, I just read through the whole thread and saw two guys raise cam timing but scottsville didnít comment on those. When the carb is good, the compression is good,...
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    Thorns are a big issue here in South Africa where...

    Thorns are a big issue here in South Africa where they are everywhere and take no prisoners. I have done bush pilot training in Alaska but quickly learned that landing off airfield in the parts of...
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    Is this what you are after?5137451375 Sent...

    Is this what you are after?5137451375


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    I got a maintain proficiency flight permit (we...

    I got a maintain proficiency flight permit (we remain in lockdown in sunny South Africa with no beer or cigarettes for good measure - not that I smoke anyway) and took my J-5 for a sunset flight from...
  21. My experience with lugging on the 6 cylinder...

    My experience with lugging on the 6 cylinder Lycomings is that fuel consumption does go down but oil burn goes up exponentially. I run a BMW built GO480 in a Focke
    Wulf Piaggio 149 and generally it...
  22. I fly a Cub Cruiser with a 160hp engine - an...

    I fly a Cub Cruiser with a 160hp engine - an O-320 B2C - and a 82/43 Borer prop. I find that the best power setting is around 2450-2500 because the engine seems happiest at that rpm and the aircraft...
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    I have an upgraded J-5 which is now effectively a...

    I have an upgraded J-5 which is now effectively a 12 with an O-320 and 12 wings. I also have a J-3 and used to have PA-18-150. I like the J-5/PA-12 most of all of them because of the space inside and...
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    Someone please give the story on the Catalina -...

    Someone please give the story on the Catalina - one of my favorites. That looks so interesting but I gather it is no longer around? Different thread if need be..


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