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    The crack isn’t unusual. Add a brace but you’l...

    The crack isn’t unusual. Add a brace but you’l still need to inspect it. Skywagon guys have fought tailpipe cracks for decades. There’s no place to brace it. Gussets have been added, bridge plates,...
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    Big tires are all about reducing rolling...

    Big tires are all about reducing rolling resistance. If you aren't having a problem with a skinny tire you won't benefit from a wide one. If you need one? You know it. That's much more true with a...
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    A -12 needs a gross increase to be useful...

    A -12 needs a gross increase to be useful legally. They fly great at 1935#, too. Really good on EDO 2000s. I enjoyed mine.
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    If flying is a sport, does that make me an...

    If flying is a sport, does that make me an athlete? :lol: That ship sailed a couple of decades ago!
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    What provides the best acceleration to takeoff...

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    Burl's Magnum wide fork ski works great with the...

    Burl's Magnum wide fork ski works great with the BBW.
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    It would have provided enough drag to require...

    It would have provided enough drag to require more thrust to taxi but it would look essentially the same. Do it with a heavier plane and it gets worse. Ski season coming soon. Bring on the tail ski...
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    2*? Relocating the aft stab attach would be what...

    2*? Relocating the aft stab attach would be what needs to happen to do that. I think my own -12 had that much surplus trim available. No matter, I was talked out of the mod by a guy who knows a lot...
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    Visibility in a 180 and Cub are very similar. I...

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    Do tell. My -12's yoke travel up and down was...

    Do tell. My -12's yoke travel up and down was restricted by tubes, not screw threads. How do you move the jackscrew?
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    I'm guessing the tailwheel rebound felt bigger...

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    Apex. Yamaha doesn't make the 4 cylinder Apex...

    Apex. Yamaha doesn't make the 4 cylinder Apex anymore, do they? They still make the 3 cylinder Genesis. That's a great motor. Better than the Apex for most snowmachine applications, but not good...
  13. Nothing wrong with Inreach but the standard...

    Nothing wrong with Inreach but the standard service only tracks at 10 minute intervals. The 2 minute interval plan costs $50 per month. I use the $12 per month plan and have used in in my Cub. Wife...
  14. Johnny's post about $29.00 plus hourly tracking...

    Johnny's post about $29.00 plus hourly tracking is correct for the basic plan. There are more comprehensive plans but those are more suitable for fleet operators. My old Spider is grandfathered at...
  15. Re: Spider X. What does ADHRS do? I presume it...

    Re: Spider X. What does ADHRS do? I presume it allows base to monitor the plane's attitude? Does it do anything for the pilot?
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    Looking at a -12 vs -18 in flight I'd say the -18...

    Looking at a -12 vs -18 in flight I'd say the -18 has less airframe drag. Mod a -12 to include Cub gear, Cub tail, etc and the cruise speed is pretty equal to a Cub.

    I know three guys who've...
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    My gear is a little splayed out. I could shorten...

    My gear is a little splayed out. I could shorten the tube and extend the rod end to square it up but I'd rather not. A little splay doesn't bother me. If I move toward lowering the shock pressure?...
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    I wanted to put -12 wings on an -18 airframe to...

    I wanted to put -12 wings on an -18 airframe to get the -18 AOI and the -12 ailerons. As it turns out that's pretty much what I have with the backcountry. Internal cables, -12 style ailerons, and...
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    Primary strut length is determined by the main...

    Primary strut length is determined by the main tube. My first gear took two tries to get it right and the long gear was perfect. All three sets of tubes have two length holes drilled. A bolt near the...
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    Different planes, different power and wing...

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    Hmm. https://youtu.be/ycv2GDm2DOo I'm not...

  22. I think they introduced in with the 5, but they...

    I think they introduced in with the 5, but they don't talk about unsupported units much.

    Your family will appreciate the Spider. My wife sure does.
  23. I never knew texting from an airplane was a thing...

    I never knew texting from an airplane was a thing until a couple of weeks ago while walking the dog a friend had a very sporty takeoff on a very gusty day. About 2 minutes later he texted me about...
  24. Why the X and not the 6 or earlier model? I see...

    Why the X and not the 6 or earlier model? I see the X provides ADHRS. Is that important for a private operator? I'm not at all up to speed on the X. My Spider 2 has always worked perfectly. I sold...
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    Nothing wrong with nose down trim. Once the tail...

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