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    Put a fuel injected engine in it and run it lean...

    Put a fuel injected engine in it and run it lean of peak. More power when you need it, more efficient when you want it. Use 48 gallons to outlast your buddies with 61.
  2. I replaced the tubing on a few with Tygon. It...

    I replaced the tubing on a few with Tygon. It remains flexible in way below zero temps. The vinyl tubing is about worthless below freezing. The pink anti-static is slightly better than standard...
  3. Pay attention to Skywagon8a. North Rivers are his...

    Pay attention to Skywagon8a. North Rivers are his invention. I loved mine. Set them up right and they’ll serve you well. Spend your mod money on something you’ll
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  4. Done it a few times in enclosed trailers. Covered...

    Done it a few times in enclosed trailers. Covered wings were hung on the walls by aileron and flap hangers tied with 1/4” rope to eye hooks. The last time the wings weren’t covered. They came bolted...
  5. Using a funnel is easier if the funnel locks into...

    Using a funnel is easier if the funnel locks into the filler neck. With no wobble or tilting it’s easy to tip a plastic jug while the weight rests on the wing. When it gets low enough to stop flowing...
  6. If you can’t manhandle 30# onto a wing? It may be...

    If you can’t manhandle 30# onto a wing? It may be time to try knitting. Seriously.
  7. I’ve used Congo pumps for fuel oil for 30 years....

    I’ve used Congo pumps for fuel oil for 30 years. I occasionally look to see if they come up with a gasoline pump, but nothing yet.
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    https://content.assaabloyusa.com/doc/AADSS1052261&...

    https://content.assaabloyusa.com/doc/AADSS1052261&.pdf
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    Here’s how my lower plex door is configured. The...

    Here’s how my lower plex door is configured. The plex edges are covered with an angle, and on three sides the door seal is applied to the angle. We added stop tabs front and back so the door aligns...
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    How the door sills are configured determines...

    How the door sills are configured determines whether you can have a fold-down lower door. With these exp Cub doors getting bigger the split door can be a challenge. My lower door-to-strut attach is...
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    Open the front and back stick cutouts and use a...

    Open the front and back stick cutouts and use a shop vac. Don’t blow the junk any further than it’s already gone. What lays in the bottom won’t hurt anything.
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    Split doors or clamshell? The trick to clamshell...

    Split doors or clamshell? The trick to clamshell doors is breaking a shape for door jambs. Maybe Scooter can share a pic of 53M’s doors/jambs to illustrate. We got it right on that plane.

    Truth be...
  13. Thread: Extended Gear

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    Extended gear isn’t 3” or 6” higher. Typically...

    Extended gear isn’t 3” or 6” higher. Typically its longer, so for 3” gear the plane is 1-1/2” higher and about 3” wider wheel track. TK-1 measures gear extension by increased length of the struts....
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    I’ll pass. My brakes work great. I don’t need...

    I’ll pass. My brakes work great. I don’t need more than what I have.
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    Brake fade in an airplane? What do you guys do to...

    Brake fade in an airplane? What do you guys do to get brake fade? Try floats and skis. No brakes.
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    I swapped my T5 fluorescents for plug and play...

    I swapped my T5 fluorescents for plug and play LEDs. No ballast work. Night and day difference in light and even better in energy consumption (which Wifey tracks). Best hangar money I’ve spent yet.
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    I have a thin foam layer on the firewall for...

    I have a thin foam layer on the firewall for heat. Zero noise concerns so nada on the boot or anywhere else. No problem. My A20 helmet comm works perfectly. The same is true in the 180, but I will...
  18. Thread: Extended Gear

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    Grove 6” wheels and ABW 10x6-1/2. Direct swap. No...

    Grove 6” wheels and ABW 10x6-1/2. Direct swap. No torque plate issues.
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    These replace the muffler snorkels you’ll see on...

    These replace the muffler snorkels you’ll see on most Vetterman exhausts. They provide plenty of volume.

    How’s the new plane working? Given its pedigree I think I already know. ;)
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    Do you mean a scoop? To improve warm air volume?...

    Do you mean a scoop? To improve warm air volume? If so, here’s another Skup “outside of the box” creation.

    Cub aileron pulley cover cut to make a dome scoop. Back it on the inside with a duct...
  21. My testimony? A human being’s limit to support a...

    My testimony? A human being’s limit to support a wing when the wind’s from behind and a strut is failing is about 50 mph. I held one at 45 mph and it took everything I had, and the whole time I was...
  22. When the wind is blowing 100 mph it’s very...

    When the wind is blowing 100 mph it’s very dangerous to be outside, and as for airplanes tied down? There’s nothing you can do. Your opportunity to do anything passed when the winds exceeded the 70...
  23. Climbing rope manufacturers say 10 years from...

    Climbing rope manufacturers say 10 years from date of manufacture regardless of use, and the more it’s used the shorter the life. Not directly applicable, but you can read lots of info if you google...
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    They didn’t owe anybody anything. It’s business....

    They didn’t owe anybody anything. It’s business. My 135 friends all got on with life, and business, without a hitch. They were uncertain at first but everything worked out. Those of us in...
  25. Thread: Extended Gear

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    Never considered them. I wanted to go from 35s to...

    Never considered them. I wanted to go from 35s to 850s/wheel skis. My Grove brakes and masters work really well. Very pleased after a rough start with Matco masters.
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