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    The 180 HP cub I flew for several years was heavy...

    The 180 HP cub I flew for several years was heavy to begin with and nose heavy also. A nose heavy plane canít slow down as well as a tail cg plane. They also go over on the nose or back more often...
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    I have a J-3 which has been converted to Pa-11...

    I have a J-3 which has been converted to Pa-11 configuration by STC. It also has flaps also done by STC. It has a 90 and a pacer tail, and VG’s. It weighs 843.


    A low HP cub will not climb as...
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    I’ve been partial to using the left or right...

    I’ve been partial to using the left or right position and not using both. Several advantages. When measuring fuel burn you can isolate the time on one tank. You can turn on one tank after...
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    Electronic ASX-2 Altima

    Altimeter combo.
    Electronic ASX-2 Altimeter/Airspeed combo New from Aircraft Spruce.
    Electronic precision altimeter and Sensitive Air Speed.
    3 1/8Ē instrument New, never used or installed....
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    Airspeed/Altimeter combo.

    ASX-2 Altimeter/Airspeed combo New from Aircraft Spruce.
    Electronic precision altimeter and Sensitive Air Speed.
    3 1/8Ē instrument New, never used or installed.
    aircraftspruce price 455$
    ...
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    SIRS Compass for sale

    SIRS NAVIGATOR COMPASS Type NV2A virtually new. Non lighted, Northern Hemisphere
    Bought new, tried it and chose not to use it. Ideal for windshield mount.
    comes with short mount. Compass...
  7. My opinion only. My experience with both was...

    My opinion only. My experience with both was that the 180 burning about 10 GPH rather than the 8 GPH of the 150 and 160 turned it into a three hour range rather than a four hour range with standard...
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    (My experience only, not fact just opinion) ...

    (My experience only, not fact just opinion) canít speak to all 12ís only the one I had. I had an 18 tail, an O-320 on a short mount, 18 wings with an 18 angle of incidence and an 18 door. early...
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    120 lbs on a tailwheel in a cub of any kind is a...

    120 lbs on a tailwheel in a cub of any kind is a red flag for me. I would check the weight and the CG limits and your CG paper work. in an effort to soften my statement after my stepping on toes...
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    PA-18A For Sale

    Sale






    FOR SALE 1957 PA-18A 169K$
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    I apologize to any of you folks that I offended. ...

    I apologize to any of you folks that I offended. Not trying to tell anyone what they should do. I would just encourage you all to be safe. And try not to raise my insurance rates.
  12. in my opinion the 12’s especially with bigger...

    in my opinion the 12’s especially with bigger engines and borer props tend to be nose heavy especially when light on fuel. After having a 12 for 43 years I would recommend a short mount to move the...
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    No doubt I’m not only old but old school and I...

    No doubt I’m not only old but old school and I subscribe to the premise that if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. There was a reason to go to the Scott 3200 when we did. I suspect that the 3200’s...
  14. I spoke with Mr. James Barwick and he told me...

    I spoke with Mr. James Barwick and he told me that planes have permission to land there for the fly in and those that choose to can camp there.
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    yes. .040 aluminum.

    yes. .040 aluminum.
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    5542355423 The forward (rear) seat is removable...

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    The forward (rear) seat is removable and can be stored in the under back seat storage. A third seat passenger can have their legs pass on either side of the second seat passenger. The...
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    I agree wholeheartedly. I’ve seen and done this...

    I agree wholeheartedly. I’ve seen and done this where a landing area is surveyed and deemed acceptable only to go back to my originally picked landing point and be a few degrees off and end up...
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    When we talk of off airport operations we tend to...

    When we talk of off airport operations we tend to concentrate too much on the aircraft and it’s capabilities and not enough in our own abilities. People still land less than the optimum planes off...
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    I agree with Glenn and others who have said you...

    I agree with Glenn and others who have said you can teach the majority of off airport landings from the grass or over a cup of coffee. You can no more “teach” STOL than you can teach someone to play...
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    Most planes can fly slower in an aft CG...

    Most planes can fly slower in an aft CG configuration assisting with shorter landings. A standard J-3 is usually in a forward CG configuration due to the fuel. That’s the reason they are typically...
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    I would flight plan at 25 GPH. Held pretty...

    I would flight plan at 25 GPH. Held pretty close unless it was a long flight, not many takeoffs and light. If there are lots of takeoffs or the aircraft is heavy it eats lots of fuel.


    I...
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    Initially I used the credit card size blue tooth...

    Initially I used the credit card size blue tooth device and tried to pair it to both of my sets of hearing aids using the jumper cable that Paul made for me I could not get it to pair. I later got...
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    I flew Beavers for lodges years ago. At one...

    I flew Beavers for lodges years ago. At one lodge we operated periodically out of Shannons pond in Dillingham, about 1500 feet long as I recall. One operator would haul only one or two guests...
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    the acceleration on wheels is relatively...

    the acceleration on wheels is relatively constant. Not so on floats. The variation in acceleration rates is minimal enough for me to discount in a cub that flys at about 40 MPH.

    to put this in...
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    Has anyone done a good apple to apple performance...

    Has anyone done a good apple to apple performance comparison of a Borer prop to the Sensnich composite prop?
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