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    They said he left Friday evening headed to Port...

    They said he left Friday evening headed to Port Alsworth. The normal route would be through Lake Clarke pass but his ELT shows way off in the Telequena Lake area at the 5,000' level. Getting dark,...
  2. Thread: 180 Muffler

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    Acorn welding. Best built!

    Acorn welding. Best built!
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    Have a soft spot in my heart for early C-180's. ...

    Have a soft spot in my heart for early C-180's. After a few hundred hours I could get mine it into and out of most "Cub" spots. It had a scale weight of of 1,529 lbs. Nice and light on the...
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    Find an A&P in Alaska who knows anything about a...

    Find an A&P in Alaska who knows anything about a Rotax..... I don't know of any. Lycoming O-233 burns 4.5 to 5 gallons per hour. The Super Legend uses this engine even on amphibs. They claim it...
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    Not dissing their work. Only doing a value...

    Not dissing their work. Only doing a value equation. Maybe I've been around these planes too long (since 1962), when they were $3,000.00, NEW!

    $300K Really????? Give me a break! They're still...
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    Engine choice

    I think a Lycoming O-233 would be a good fit for this plane. Never liked the "lawn mower" sound of the geared Rotax, nor water pump and radiators.

    Crash
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    In short....,you're up a creek without a paddle....

    In short....,you're up a creek without a paddle.

    No you can not register it as an amateur built experimental since you have no builders log with photos showing you did 51% of the work. The...
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    Let's see..... 1200lb +, O-360 (180hp) Cub with a...

    Let's see..... 1200lb +, O-360 (180hp) Cub with a 39 mph stall speed, cruises at 145 mph on small tires / spring gear, with a constant speed prop. $300,000.00 dollars U.S.

    Real world, put it on...
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    This is the one you want, ETX680C*. Just...

    This is the one you want, ETX680C*. Just released March 2016. The "aircraft series" also has redundant electronics as well as a custom mount made for it for firewall installations.

    * ETX680C,...
  10. Thread: Stick length

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    The correct tubing is 1 1/8" x .028 wall. It's...

    The correct tubing is 1 1/8" x .028 wall. It's hard to find. I only found one supplier and it's not cheap!

    http://www.factorysteel.com/aircraft-tubing.htm

    A mechanical bender will kink it! ...
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    Lot of work saving 50 bucks..... I know, I've...

    Lot of work saving 50 bucks..... I know, I've done it myself on the last one.

    http://www.cubdoctor.com/assets/specialties/pages/panels.htm

    Best wishes

    Crash
  12. Thread: Cabin heat

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    I installed a Sutton muffler on my PA-18. ...

    I installed a Sutton muffler on my PA-18. Ordered it with their "High Heat Ribbons". Wow is all I can say! Never had so much cabin, defroster and rear seat heat.


    Crash
  13. Thread: 180hp vs 160hp

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    A note I got back from Catto Feb. 8th 2016 with...

    A note I got back from Catto Feb. 8th 2016 with that very question....

    Hi Greg,
    We are still looking to certify them we just haven’t had much luck working with the FAA. It will be quite some time...
  14. Alaska Airframes is working on a certified 3...

    Alaska Airframes is working on a certified 3 place, direct PA-18 replacement fuselage. They have a completed plane sitting in front of their shop.

    Crash
  15. Don't bother unless it's a rust bucket. If it...

    Don't bother unless it's a rust bucket. If it is, then install new brackets.

    Crash
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    Use a Y pipe. Ran into the same problem last...

    Use a Y pipe. Ran into the same problem last year.

    Take care,

    Crash
  17. Thread: prop rpm

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    I was flying the same engine / prop today and...

    I was flying the same engine / prop today and seeing 105 - 107 mph at 2350 / 2400 (since 2005). I'd leave it alone.

    Crash
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    I wear an old Carhart shirt with a few holes...

    I wear an old Carhart shirt with a few holes burnt in it, nothing in the pockets.

    Crash
  19. Thread: Axe test

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    +1 for the Gransfors Brucks axes. They are a...

    +1 for the Gransfors Brucks axes. They are a work of art and perform as good as they look.

    Crash
  20. Thread: Crash rebuild

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    You might consider the Wipline 2000 lb gross kit...

    You might consider the Wipline 2000 lb gross kit upgrade so you have some useful load. Looks like a 1300 lb Cub for sure....

    Best wishes

    Crash
  21. Thread: Pre Heaters

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    What's your corrosion like in a 70F degree heated...

    What's your corrosion like in a 70F degree heated hanger 24/7?

    Crash
  22. Thread: Pre Heaters

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    Best pre-heater (if you have power) ever made! ...

    Best pre-heater (if you have power) ever made! Slip it inside the cowling with an engine blanket. It as a 70F degree thermal cut off built into the cord, leave it on 24/7. I've used it down to -40...
  23. Prayers and best wishes Larry. ...

    Prayers and best wishes Larry. http://www.chrisbeatcancer.com/


    Greg
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    Check dihedral first before turning any lift...

    Check dihedral first before turning any lift strut forks.... Get it DEAD ON first!

    Take care,

    Crash
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    Summit offers two sizes of skis. I was wondering...

    Summit offers two sizes of skis. I was wondering what size you have?

    Thank you,

    Crash
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