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  1. Thread: McCauley Brakes

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    For the people that worry about weight a Six bolt...

    For the people that worry about weight a Six bolt magnesium 11/4 wheel/rotor/brake is 2 1/2 lighter per side than a 11/2 3 bolt wheel/rotor/brake. Trying to get retractable skis on gear upgraded to...
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    You may run into an issue with the holes lining...

    You may run into an issue with the holes lining up on the ginger bread once you hang a motor on the fuselage. The frame will flex a bit so you might want to try the fit with a motor/weight on the...
  3. Thread: Electric Beaver

    by DENNY
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    Here ya go....

    Here ya go. https://www.pipistrel-aircraft.com/aircraft/electric-flight/alpha-electro/
    DENNY
  4. Thread: Electric Beaver

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    I think electric aircraft are going to be the...

    I think electric aircraft are going to be the trainer of the future. One they start showing up rapid charge stations will be close behind. A lot less hassle then trying to get a fuel tank/tank pump...
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    That is what I use. Sometimes you have to do a...

    That is what I use. Sometimes you have to do a double kick of the rudders to lock it back up when it's cold. I prefer no slack in my chains but will take a little vs tight.
    DENNY
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    I will have to look but I think I am using the...

    I will have to look but I think I am using the Aeroshell 22
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    My friends would love it if I had one when I am...

    My friends would love it if I had one when I am lead, I tend to fly like a drunk sailor most of the time just because I like to look at stuff. I am afraid I would just fall asleep if I used one....
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    What fuel injection system do you have? Yes an...

    What fuel injection system do you have? Yes an intake leak can cause a problem depending on the system. I would expect temps to be different for each cylinder if all nozzles are the same. Cylinder...
  9. If the demand was that great for GA flying in the...

    If the demand was that great for GA flying in the area it would have happened with the current available certified aircraft. Putting the word STOL on a kit built aircraft does not make it perform...
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    When was overhaul done? DENNY

    When was overhaul done?
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    I would do #3 you could also try a small rounded...

    I would do #3 you could also try a small rounded edge cover on the upper sharp edge to reduce turbulence.
    DENNY
  12. I would consider starting with certified...

    I would consider starting with certified aircraft. It is not that hard to find a certified aircraft for 1/3 or less the price of a kit built aircraft. Usually with a higher payload also. The people...
  13. Thread: Oops, darn it...

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    Most of the medical people I know don't do it for...

    Most of the medical people I know don't do it for the money!! They do it because it is their profession. Do you really think they went out just to make a few bucks??? How about having some respect...
  14. Dave When you say the 0320 flys slower, are...

    Dave
    When you say the 0320 flys slower, are you talking stall speed? Or attitude on approach (see it, feel it)? With Dougs math we added roughly 50 lbs. How much does that really effect stall...
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    Bill Thanks for jumping in. I know you are...

    Bill
    Thanks for jumping in. I know you are good at documenting what is really happening so appreciate your input. So with your 0360 you did not have enough tail pressure even at full nose up...
  16. 0320 vs 0360 on the nose what are the real issues?

    Weather still sucks and it will be a while before we get any good ski weather so time to pontificate and get opinions. The questions of 160 vs 180 hp on the nose. I have a 160 hp and it does quite...
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    Skywagon/Doug Thanks for the feedback, having...

    Skywagon/Doug
    Thanks for the feedback, having seen Doug fly I can say I have to work hard to keep up with him in his 12. Like I said I am not against adding weight in the tail just want to point...
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    If you are going experimental I would not do a...

    If you are going experimental I would not do a Dakota wing. They have excellent parts, stout as hell and will fit most any cub wing. Great for a certified cub. But they are heavy. I think you can...
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    So did the plane fly slower or was it just a...

    So did the plane fly slower or was it just a mushing stall vs clean break? I understand it does not reduce downforce (unless you trim nose down), that is why you would trim nose up to add downforce...
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    I guess I have 2 questions. Why not just trim as...

    I guess I have 2 questions. Why not just trim as needed instead of adding weight to the tail? Downforce from the stabilizer will do the same thing as lead in the tail. Second question is has...
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    That is the knot I use also, I was a sailor in a...

    That is the knot I use also, I was a sailor in a previous life so I knew how to tie knots and the first time I saw it I was skeptical but it does work great. On the ground end I use a bowline...
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    As with most things in life nothing is right 100...

    As with most things in life nothing is right 100 percent of the time. Sooooo if you end up on loose sand get out the shovel (part of the emergency gear!!!) and start digging. Bury most anything in...
  23. Thread: And so it begins

    by DENNY
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    The flap handle in a cub and a pacer both suffer...

    The flap handle in a cub and a pacer both suffer from the same issue the Cessna has, having to bend down to reach the handle. Not really an issue on any of them if you always preset some flap for...
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    Arctic wire and rope is the best price I have...

    Arctic wire and rope is the best price I have found in Anchorage. If I was in the lower 48 I would do amazon.
    DENNY
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    I buy duckbills 30 at a time so I get a bit of a...

    I buy duckbills 30 at a time so I get a bit of a discount. I make up sets of 3 and put in plastic ziplock bags. The final cost is 25 dollars a set, I use 1-3 sets per year. The cost is nothing...
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