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    Christmas in July

    Two deliveries arrived today.

    First, I got some tires:

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    Basic 8.50 X 6

    BTW, one tire has a sticker saying "First Tire." Anybody know what that means?
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    One of my sub-projects is to make a rotary table....

    One of my sub-projects is to make a rotary table. I can think of a number of handy uses for it. Of course, the practical approach would be to buy one, but...why do that when you can spend lots of...
  3. I'm wondering about what looks like spring...

    I'm wondering about what looks like spring landing gear. I guess speed over shock absorbtion?

    Sent from my SM-J320V using SuperCub.Org mobile app
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    I was thinking along these lines after I posted...

    I was thinking along these lines after I posted the question. It's not like your average square baler is going over 12 mph ever.

    CharlieN, your approach is light-years ahead of what I've done. I...
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    Not an airplane, but the thread reminds me of the...

    Not an airplane, but the thread reminds me of the boat I built a few years ago. I built it from scratch from $1500 in materials. Then I bought a new 20 hp outboard for $2500. It took about 350 hours...
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    Mike. I finally looked through that album. It's...

    Mike. I finally looked through that album. It's incredibly helpful for me trying to figure things out on my project.
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    Gussets, now a question

    I added gussets to the bungee struts. Then, of course, had to ream out the slag again so the tubes would telescope. I feel better about it all.

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    But now a question.The old farmer in me...
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    I'll echo Bill. Thanks for posting and keep...

    I'll echo Bill. Thanks for posting and keep sending us pictures! I'm blown away with how nice your wings and fuselage look. I'll be following for sure.

    Vic
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    His website posts information on that: ...

    His website posts information on that:

    https://www.javronaviation.com/content/docs/SuperCubKitOrderFormRev.pdf
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    pa 18 4.62 degrees (2.5 rise over 31 inches) ...

    pa 18 4.62 degrees (2.5 rise over 31 inches)

    pa 12 2.77 degrees (1.5 rise over 31)

    That's from drawings. Real life varies.

    Vic

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    Good point. As I turned 60 I realized I started...

    Good point. As I turned 60 I realized I started putting "are you being stubborn?" at the top of my daily life checklist.
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    Heh. Just when I was thinking I was mostly done...

    Heh. Just when I was thinking I was mostly done with the bungee suspension, I ran across Bill Rusk's post on his Javron build.

    And saw this picture:

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    From post 154: ...
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    More landing gear strut fun

    Finally brought this phase more or less to completion.

    First had to clean up the slotted strut and fabricate a slider. I ruined one strut by letting the slot go wild before I caught it while...
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    Happy 4th from Soldier's Meadow Idaho. We had...

    Happy 4th from Soldier's Meadow Idaho.

    We had a fitting and proper overseer while fishing:

    http://rvbottomly.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/2019.07.04-eagle2-crop2.jpg
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    Which Wag Aero plans? The Sport Cub? As far as I...

    Which Wag Aero plans? The Sport Cub? As far as I know, the spacing between the spars is the same for the wood sparred J-3 and the Wag design. Aluminum spars required spacers for the ribs.

    The ribs...
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    I was wondering the same thing. But now I want to...

    I was wondering the same thing. But now I want to see the DC3 wing installation!

    But I'm trying to figure out how the compression struts could be 1/4 inch short. Were they compressed in some way?
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    More landing gear work

    Time goes by, and I have the occasional hour here and there to work on things. I've sort of entered the drudge zone: fabricating the bungee strut assembly.

    I'm not fully convinced I want to use...
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    Funny how I was looking at some old rotors just a...

    Funny how I was looking at some old rotors just a couple days ago, wondering what I'd use them for. Now I know!
    Vic

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  19. Yup. Miss Montana found herself in Lewiston Idaho...

    Yup. Miss Montana found herself in Lewiston Idaho today for Radials 'N Rivers.

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    Right. So, other than them getting caught in...

    Right. So, other than them getting caught in willows while taxiing in riparian zones, I'm wondering if there is any particular disadvantage to them.
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    I've got the drawings. It shows an old style...

    I've got the drawings. It shows an old style system with a generator and 35A fuse in the generator circuit. Master has 50 A going to bus bar, but that's because the starter draws from that.

    The...
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    Thanks, Sky. That's exactly what I was...

    Thanks, Sky. That's exactly what I was envisioning.
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    Thanks for those links. More stuff to study. ...

    Thanks for those links. More stuff to study.

    As for the Cub Crafter news item Gary posted: https://generalaviationnews.com/2015/04/21/cubcrafters-introduces-carbon-cub-ex-2/ , I see from the wing...
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    Gary, that nasa pdf link comes back: "The page...

    Gary, that nasa pdf link comes back: "The page you tried to access does not exist on this server."

    I'd love to see that.

    Vic
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    I'm going to have to ponder this boundary layer...

    I'm going to have to ponder this boundary layer idea a bit to understand it. I get the pressure differential is low at near level angle of attack. But I see from flap design that it seems preferable...
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