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    2nd hand personal comment to me from an...

    2nd hand personal comment to me from an experienced pilot that flew at altitude and lots on skis...flatter wing = less "mush" and uncertainty on takeoff and landing. He wanted lift that could be...
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    CAR 4 and 3 list performance requirements. How...

    CAR 4 and 3 list performance requirements. How wash affected the results during certification is a question that may never get answered - I don't have an answer - but I assume it's related to meeting...
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    Besides having done it that way (the 2.5*...

    Besides having done it that way (the 2.5* washout) since the 1930's, is there some performance requirement via CAR 4a (J-3; see Sec. 04.7 for performance requirements) then later CAR 3 (PA-18; also...
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    He must have had the wrong side up...try again. ...

    He must have had the wrong side up...try again.

    Gary
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    There's something like this locally (overall...

    There's something like this locally (overall black with bright green cockpit). I know the owner and will have a closer look.

    Gary
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    Smoother overall would be my choice to encourage...

    Smoother overall would be my choice to encourage surface flow. If desired add some metal side curtains like Bellanca did above for assumably a good reason to the under cowl adjacent to the exhaust...
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    Keep the tech happy and let him design and own...

    Keep the tech happy and let him design and own it. Put a camera on the gear to observe air create yarn flow in that outlet area at differing angles and airspeeds. If it works as expected everybody...
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    If this is the typical BCSC-Rev 2 cowl adding a...

    If this is the typical BCSC-Rev 2 cowl adding a lip as pictured or an adjustable cowl flap extended forward like the Bellance Scout pic above might help.

    Gary
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    That might help. Experiment with a half round in...

    That might help. Experiment with a half round in front or 3/4 around the edge (metal or ? tubing cut to fit and fastened. Cessna on some models (like the 180/185) does what you did and formed a...
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    Not #2. That sharp lower edge of the firewall...

    Not #2. That sharp lower edge of the firewall creates turbulence (read that somewhere) and outlet flow should stay away as much as possible. The lip also adds stiffness to the lower cowl which if...
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    Question: Does the PA-18 tail shake worse than...

    Question: Does the PA-18 tail shake worse than the PA-12? I had both and it seemed like it did but can't exactly recall. If so maybe the flatter fuselage sides of the -18 create some of the...
  12. I shimmed my PA-11-90 mount. Yes it helps....

    I shimmed my PA-11-90 mount. Yes it helps. Removed prior to sale.

    Gary
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    Trim screws can fret-wear from vibration and...

    Trim screws can fret-wear from vibration and asymmetric loads on the horizontals. Watch a Cub tail on takeoff shake like a dog passing worms (big engines and props are worse) and it's no mystery why...
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    Plain non-detergent motor oil or fine electric...

    Plain non-detergent motor oil or fine electric motor oil is safe. Tri-Flow contains oil plus about 24% solvent and a couple of anti-corrosion anti-wear components...
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    What happened at the end? T&G or stop the SIM?

    What happened at the end? T&G or stop the SIM?
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    I recall a few low WX events following cars on...

    I recall a few low WX events following cars on the highway in a Cub. It was an experiment at the time not to become routine.

    Gary
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    I have no idea what happened outside of Post...

    I have no idea what happened outside of Post #1423's alleged path/altitude and the consequences. The Sun sets around 4pm there with later twilight (any illumination can depend on degree of cloud...
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    https://www.ktva.com/story/41390896/medevac-confir...

    https://www.ktva.com/story/41390896/medevac-confirms-crew-on-board-chartered-plane-crash-near-cooper-landing

    The comments section notes a patient from Seward and her new born son are doing ok.
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    Jim the DOI Cub parks at International FP190 only...

    Jim the DOI Cub parks at International FP190 only in summer as Mike noted. The other set is off and parked at ~181 next to White/Green Cub. The Aerocets were near the end of Access Road...
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    There's a DOI 180 Cub on straight Wipline floats...

    There's a DOI 180 Cub on straight Wipline floats that parks near me. The pilots I've met are very pleased with the performance and the wide flat tops and storage appear great. There's another private...
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    For lifting eyes that go under an inboard...

    For lifting eyes that go under an inboard spar/fuselage fastener component N/A I assume...like Piper, Taylorcraft, Champ. For my PA-11 the FA was for AD's Piper outboard tie down bracket installed on...
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    #3 worked on my PA-11 until we got a FA for...

    #3 worked on my PA-11 until we got a FA for permanent lift eyes. Metal spars on that one tho. Under the wing roots live the exposed spars. Wrap once all around so they can't slide and up she goes....
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    Here's what Jack Dunn has to say about...

    Here's what Jack Dunn has to say about "Yes-No-Maybe": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gkl9P6gJvKg&feature=youtu.be

    Gary
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    I know the author. Gary

    I know the author.

    Gary
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    I have helped others use a soft strap or rope...

    I have helped others use a soft strap or rope around each spar under the front upper wing fairings tied to a spreader bar. FAA PMA'd parts of course.

    Gary
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