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    Charlie Dunno if you have ever seen these or...

    Charlie

    Dunno if you have ever seen these or not but great for gas welding, you put whatever "cheater" lens in that you need and don't have to stack your glasses.

    Wouldn't help RV from poking...
  2. Old Crow stopped by last week before going across...

    Old Crow stopped by last week before going across the pond. Had a small oil leak in a line for the flap actuator above the right gear that had to be taken care of before he long over water adventure....
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    dga You are right.......... corn is A source...

    dga

    You are right.......... corn is A source for ethanol but not a GOOD source. Sugar beets and cane are the best but it STILL takes more energy to distill the alcohol than the energy you derive...
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    Was at AC Spruce earlier ............. Madi says...

    Was at AC Spruce earlier ............. Madi says Hi!

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    Yep, then plug it in the 'puter for "will call"...

    Yep, then plug it in the 'puter for "will call" at AC Spruce. Drive a few miles and Madi hands it to me over the counter. Sure is great having them just a few minutes away!
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    Ha, I know...… everything that was easy to find...

    Ha, I know...… everything that was easy to find is now more difficult...….. it's under "heater"

    https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/eppages/2diaytube.php?clickkey=10872
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    Big game hunter Dzus........... wife said we had...

    Big game hunter Dzus........... wife said we had to call him Zeus. ........... close enuff.

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    I went the el cheapo route and got the Drone X...

    I went the el cheapo route and got the Drone X ............ It will do more than I can with it. Just cant take the time to learn it. Any one else have one of these?
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    I hesitate to make a comment on this subject but...

    I hesitate to make a comment on this subject but what the hell............... The addition of ethanol to gasoline is a scam and always has been. It sells more "corn", sells more "gas" and you get...
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    bob I just need to SEE the fuselage to get an...

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    I just need to SEE the fuselage to get an idea of what it will take to repair it. Is it an L4? I just got in a J3 that we are going to put the L4 glass in it and paint it up in the North...
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    sky Yes, that is a pic of the Cub I did in...

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    Yes, that is a pic of the Cub I did in 1984-85. I have more pics but not very good detail of the install. .......... didn't think to document it back then. doesn't cost anything to document...
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    Need some info for a J3C-65S

    I have a J3C-65S fuselage coming in for a little welding/repair. I haven't had a factory seaplane fuselage since the mid 80s (faded pic below). Problem is this fuselage has been replaced at some...
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    Need some info for a J3C-65S

    I have a J3C-65S fuselage coming in for a little welding/repair. I haven't had a factory seaplane fuselage since the mid 80s (faded pic below). Problem is this fuselage has been replaced at some...
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    46 Cub Some folks double the sleeves to get...

    46 Cub

    Some folks double the sleeves to get rid if the exposed wires from the original swage. ................ some just to "be sure". BUT if this is not done absolutely in line with the original...
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    It was always "a known"?? that a properly swaged...

    It was always "a known"?? that a properly swaged sleeve is stronger than the cable is. Is that in writing anywhere? Years ago Bill Freeman at Freeman's Aviation in Griffin, GA would let you make your...
  16. sky I'm sure there are some other guys in here...

    sky

    I'm sure there are some other guys in here that have rigged a Cub wing flat, makes a little difference. ......... especially clip wings, I always rig them flat.
  17. sky I agree with you about the fixed and not...

    sky

    I agree with you about the fixed and not stabilizer. I may not run a jack screw in mine TBD. But trim is drag no matter how you get it, the wing has to carry that down load depending on your...
  18. Yes. But with that said............ with this...

    Yes. But with that said............ with this airfoil it may not be that beneficial. Testing will tell. If I get 3-4 knots out of it, it will be worth while. The "mixing system" will give me about...
  19. Now I want to pry a little more--are you using...

    Now I want to pry a little more--are you using slats as well? I seem to remember you had drawings for the L14.[/QUOTE]

    Yup, but slats not slots as on the L14 very similar to the Helio
  20. sky Ha, its been a "secret" .......... Same as...

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    Ha, its been a "secret" .......... Same as yours, just a little thicker ................. 13.5%. The -5 reflex to 12-15 degrees will be manual with electric flaps and electric trim. Something...
  21. RV What you have shown there is very similar...

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    What you have shown there is very similar to what I have going on with the stretch. At flaps 12-15 it will already have the lower slot exposed, its sealed at 0. Upper slot begins to open...
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    Charlie In my research on gaps in flaps it...

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    In my research on gaps in flaps it appears to be about 1 to 1 1/2% chord is standard. (slats and slots too) If you have a double slotted flap the slots would need to be 1/2 as wide if...
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    Part of me is saying to just tack the mount now...

    Part of me is saying to just tack the mount now and hold off till I can get an accurate weight on the plane since there are so damn many variables yet to go.[/QUOTE]

    That's what I'm gonna have to...
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    I use whatever adhesive being used on the...

    I use whatever adhesive being used on the covering to keep the tape from getting loose with age. Just brush a little on the end of the wrap.
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    Two engineers walking down the street and notice...

    Two engineers walking down the street and notice a German Shepherd lying on the front porch of this house. The dog had his his hind leg up licking himself intently, as dogs do............. One...
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