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    My first J-3 was a very light 39' with an 85...

    My first J-3 was a very light 39' with an 85 stroker and I haven't flown anything since that I thought felt as "right".
  2. Just started using the Whirlwind this spring on...

    Just started using the Whirlwind this spring on wheels in cool weather and made one adjustment to get it where I wanted it before I put the floats on. Worked very well until recently as we have had...
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    That's what I did. If you are capable it's the...

    That's what I did. If you are capable it's the only way to go unless you have a lot more money than most of us do.
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    FS: All set now, thanks

    All set now, thanks
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    Location and price please. You can PM me if you...

    Location and price please. You can PM me if you prefer. Thank you sir.
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    Ribs and spars wood or aluminum?

    Ribs and spars wood or aluminum?
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    Except for engine instruments, you don't need...

    Except for engine instruments, you don't need anything on that panel. Just fly the airplane; will make you a better pilot.
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    Just finishing up my own scratch built fuselage....

    Just finishing up my own scratch built fuselage. (Should fly in a couple weeks) Built it very similar to the Willow type but no doubt is heavier. I particularly like the elev. cables under the...
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    Think I bought my K&N/Challenger filter from...

    Think I bought my K&N/Challenger filter from Spruce, but it's been a while. East to clean and re-oil yearly and is less restrictive to airflow. I like mine. Sure it can be bought in several places...
  10. An aircraft I always thought was underated was...

    An aircraft I always thought was underated was the Champ Challenger (7GCB maybe; don't quote me on the model, can't remember for sure) It was a 150 HP Champ with flaps, and with the right prop was a...
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    FS: Is your price for all 4 tires?

    Is your price for all 4 tires?
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    It doesn't get any better than that, Jim.

    It doesn't get any better than that, Jim.
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    I suspect like Steve that the case is fretting...

    I suspect like Steve that the case is fretting and leaking at the case split. Around the starter mount is a common place for a crack and leak too.
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    When I was in high school I ran two 6 volt...

    When I was in high school I ran two 6 volt batteries in my old jeep. Used a series parallel switch that only put 12 volts to the starter by using a key and a push button and you not only cranked like...
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    Be nice to fly those speeds all the time, but...

    Be nice to fly those speeds all the time, but then I wouldn't be able to smell the roses, and that gets more important with everything for me as time goes on.
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    No Doubt, Glenn! LOL. Have seen 150 a couple...

    No Doubt, Glenn! LOL. Have seen 150 a couple times, but not for long distances.
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    Yup, unfortunately so.

    Yup, unfortunately so.
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    Got ya beat JP. Flew a J-3 on floats from...

    Got ya beat JP. Flew a J-3 on floats from Catskill NY to Millinocket Lake about 1977 or so at a groundspeed of 140MPH most of the way at 7000ft. Smooth as silk all the way home. 10 yrs. ago I came...
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    Sounds like you're good to go. Best of luck with...

    Sounds like you're good to go. Best of luck with whatever plan you decide on. Reid
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    I agree. I will do an envelope, but prefer...

    I agree. I will do an envelope, but prefer blanket for the cleaner finished look., It's about how you put it on and how you shrink it.
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    I have used good quality etch primer ( not...

    I have used good quality etch primer ( not rattle can) for many yrs with excellent results. I have used several different brands and lately have been using Nason 491-17 etch prime 2K and 441-43...
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    Poly Fibr EP420 is a two part epoxy and not...

    Poly Fibr EP420 is a two part epoxy and not bothered by glue or anything else and saves weight compared to top coating. I use etch primer and then this epoxy and have some out there decades old...
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    If using Poly Fiber EP420 for example, a qt. when...

    If using Poly Fiber EP420 for example, a qt. when catalyzed and thinned will do a fuselage if you don't go crazy and you use an HVLP system, which saves some material. I usually buy 2 Qts. just to be...
  24. And doesn't the engine become experimental, at...

    And doesn't the engine become experimental, at least for now?
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    I bought one last fall but am covering my...

    I bought one last fall but am covering my fuselage now, and won't get it on till spring. I was under the impression that only the hub was different between the 032 and 0360 model, but used the same...
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