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    PA12 is a great plane...150 hp versions are nice,...

    PA12 is a great plane...150 hp versions are nice, but don’t overlook a 12 equipped with a 0-235...A J5 is a nice flying plane as well and is essentially a early version 12...good luck!
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    “is the rest of the world dying at a horribly...

    “is the rest of the world dying at a horribly higher rates of Colon Cancer?” YES! The Unites States isn’t even in the top twenty five... remember...this is a good post, regardless of tone, humor...
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    I think Keller Flaps improve the slat....with...

    I think Keller Flaps improve the slat....with that said I have original style flaps, extended inboard and added three inches cord wise...when doing real world, back country landings in rougher...
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    Denny, with Catto 84x37 prop without slats,...

    Denny, with Catto 84x37 prop without slats, 92/93...With Slats 87...
    Running a 84/36 Catto now...82 with slats...

    As for nut plates, I used PK Screws...no issues yet...I do take mine off once in...
  5. Thread: Oops, darn it...

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    Hopefully the video and photos don’t get...

    Hopefully the video and photos don’t get uploaded...sometimes these things should stay a bit private...if pilot and owners like to share, then great...good not to speculate! Thankful things turned...
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    I certainly appreciate your post, an trust me...I...

    I certainly appreciate your post, an trust me...I know...at 52 in 2018, and after 28 years of teaching and coaching I decided to retire. Two weeks later, I was set back during a random check up to...
  7. So...if said STC and PMA product doesn’t actually...

    So...if said STC and PMA product doesn’t actually fit...shouldn’t the STC be review and pulled? With people having to jump through so many hoops to get STCs, should they truly work as prescribed...
  8. Thread: Ski Rigging

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    Sometimes, the perspective of the viewer may be...

    Sometimes, the perspective of the viewer may be the reason skis may not look accurately rigged...how does the rigging look here? 53969
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    Tailwheel up also helps prevent the tail from...

    Tailwheel up also helps prevent the tail from taking damage and getting bent...
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    53724Hereís my two cents...and comes from...

    53724Hereís my two cents...and comes from personal experience...I actually like running a free spinning tailwheel...if the surface is relatively smooth. From experience on my plane as well as a...
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    I just don’t see it...have had these starters on...

    I just don’t see it...have had these starters on all three of my planes that I have owned...never an issue in 3000 hrs of flying...
  12. Thread: Catto prop 84x36

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    FS: any detailed pictures? You have the shipping...

    any detailed pictures? You have the shipping packaging still?
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    The problem sometimes with re-rigging is that...

    The problem sometimes with re-rigging is that these planes are simply old and re-done by in some cases many people...I walked around lake hood one day with a digital level, and I am not sure I...
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    How did the plane actually fly?

    How did the plane actually fly?
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    We see coast guard as well as national guard...

    We see coast guard as well as national guard flying through Port of Valdez as well as practicing takeoff and landings at Valdez Pioneer Airfield...they are always communicating, respectful and a joy...
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    yes...1943 J5C with wood spars 1941 J5A with...

    yes...1943 J5C with wood spars
    1941 J5A with wood spars...
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    they are on both J5s I have owned...

    they are on both J5s I have owned...
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    “After seeing the evidence, I'm convinced the...

    “After seeing the evidence, I'm convinced the flight logbook is authentic and proves that John F. Kennedy trained with Embry-Riddle. He had a love of aviation and coastal areas, so it all makes...
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    I am by no means an expert...however I feel HP is...

    I am by no means an expert...however I feel HP is not HP...my exp cub has a hopped up O320 with a little over 180hp...my cub is light and performs well. A buddy has a O360 180hp cub...pretty stock...
  20. Thread: Mag issues

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    I donít disagree at all, however when some thing...

    I donít disagree at all, however when some thing does need rebuilt and you pay for work, IE, new everything inside, you expect that...once my IA and I pulled mine apart, after having mag issues it...
  21. Thread: Mag issues

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    Just had my mags redone for the second time in...

    Just had my mags redone for the second time in the last 100hrs. Had a shop in Anchorage do mine...was a complete rebuild in theory...points were shot and coil was not new along with other internal...
  22. Thread: J5A Cub Cruiser

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    My 1943 J5C with a 100hp O235 did pretty well......

    My 1943 J5C with a 100hp O235 did pretty well...
    if memory served me it weighted around 940 lbs
    72/38 prop
    In the Valdez competition seems I took off and landed in the 170’ range...20 gal of fuel...
  23. What is your purpose? STOL, cruise, combo. My...

    What is your purpose? STOL, cruise, combo. My experience the 84/37 is better for the 160, 84/36 is better for the 160+ 0320s, I have run the 84/37 on a 150 hp and it did not have the ponies...tried...
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    Forgive me if I missed it...how does the plane...

    Forgive me if I missed it...how does the plane fly light?
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    Everyone’s numbers may vary, but I feel you were...

    Everyone’s numbers may vary, but I feel you were looking for numbers...

    I can remember approximates on all my former planes:
    1943 J5 Cub 100hp w/VGs 70 downwind, 50-55 base, 50 final, 45 apron,...
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