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  1. That could have been really scary if you were on...

    That could have been really scary if you were on a longer flight and anything flammable was close!!

    Now, time to make cracks about the is caused by having a turbo?? Or will that make a hole in...
  2. Thread: 1940 J-3 Cub

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    Engine smoh? I will pass this on to a friend

    Engine smoh?

    I will pass this on to a friend
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    FS: How much did Pete charge for your training?:lol:...

    How much did Pete charge for your training?:lol:

    Trade in your cub for the family model, you are married now.
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    Engine mount as the attach point has a much lower...

    Engine mount as the attach point has a much lower angle, requiring less spring tension when deflected down, especially for retractable skis.
  5. As I recall, it took me a couple days from start...

    As I recall, it took me a couple days from start to finish to put floats on my cub the first go around, including bolt on fittings. I did most of the work myself, with a mechanic that would come over...
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    Even gear made by the same manufacture can be...

    Even gear made by the same manufacture can be different.

    Bought a new set from Atlee years ago, went to install the outside axle for skis which slid inside the 1 1/2" axle, and they did not fit....
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    Interesting discussion. An engine theory I...

    Interesting discussion.

    An engine theory I have developed after racing sleds and watching folks hot rod lots of stuff: Your engine has a fixed amount of horses it will give you, once you have...
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    What it the heck, are you NUTS? Keep the...

    What it the heck, are you NUTS?

    Keep the little bird. Bigger, badder, more power also comes with heavier, less fun to move around by yourself, more noise, costly and overall more effort.

    That...
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    Put some Non-Skid tape down and be done!! ...

    Put some Non-Skid tape down and be done!!

    Depends on what you want to see
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    The reality is that there are many 1950's frames...

    The reality is that there are many 1950's frames flying to this day, many have been wrecked. Other than the x brace over head, box in the tail and maybe an up gross kit they are the original.
    ...
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    I just wonder how much more he could have done! ...

    I just wonder how much more he could have done!

    Emmerson Fittipaldi I believe it was got asked in an interview once about how he thought drivers from the 30's would fare in todays cars against...
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    I was thinking it was Eaton's mentor, from...

    I was thinking it was Eaton's mentor, from Montana.

    Now we know what the big wrenches are for in coyote hunting kits.
  13. Thread: Bushwheels

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    A friend used 8:50x6 tires to keep the weight...

    A friend used 8:50x6 tires to keep the weight down on his 90 hp J-3. He did an incredible amount of off airport work with it.
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    Mike sort of beat me to the answer, NO. Horse...

    Mike sort of beat me to the answer, NO.

    Horse power the engine makes still must become thrust through the propellor. And as we all know, some propellors work really good at slow speed high power,...
  15. :crazyeyes::crazyeyes::crazyeyes: sounds...

    :crazyeyes::crazyeyes::crazyeyes:

    sounds REALLY heavy. Must be more to the story, 180 hp with solid crank and Dakota wings?
  16. old fabric, but young engine. If you are going...

    old fabric, but young engine.

    If you are going to upgrade gross weight, go to the 2,000# kit and find yourself the larger engine... 150 or above.

    Sounds like your engine is very low time since...
  17. Thread: Slow Flight

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    Wing shape has a whole lot to do with lift.

    Wing shape has a whole lot to do with lift.
  18. Find someone driving up, it will be less, or fly...

    Find someone driving up, it will be less, or fly down and install, fly home
  19. I wanted to go from standard to the A flat back...

    I wanted to go from standard to the A flat back when I was going to do my cub. Speed, I think it was a few pounds lighter, and I liked the look, and made it easier for skylights.

    Put spotter glass...
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    Merry Christmas! I remember you getting ready to...

    Merry Christmas! I remember you getting ready to do the car fix up- what a great result.

    Did you let SJ drive it?
  21. Steve Pierce is the go-to guy for answers in that...

    Steve Pierce is the go-to guy for answers in that area. Seems to me that would be the first phone call.
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    Yea, glad that went easy for you. However, the...

    Yea, glad that went easy for you.

    However, the problem with the original set up is not only does the roll pin 'work' itself out, they also will break, rendering the entire system useless. (Don't...
  23. I would not be afraid to put some type of rest...

    I would not be afraid to put some type of rest treatment on them, but would want something that won't degrade the aluminum.

    Short of that, I ignore it.
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    Thank you for your participation in this...

    Thank you for your participation in this discussion. Though I offer other perspectives, I have much the same opinion of the 'few' in the FAA that have egos larger than sense.

    Instead of a review...
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    And for the record, this was not caused by me...

    And for the record, this was not caused by me getting current in that plane!!!

    Now that is said, Good Luck- I would not jump to Garmin thinking it will not have issues, they do.

    George
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