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    If there is no spinner on it you need a torque...

    If there is no spinner on it you need a torque wrench and a 9/16 and 5/8 socket. Loosen the bolts, put the pitch gauge in and rotate the blade against it. Same for other blade and re-torque. 10min...
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    I think so Pete. That price is the exp. or...

    I think so Pete. That price is the exp. or course. Mine was around $4000 with the spinner. If the prop hasn't changed for the STC I think that is the one.
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    I ran the Whirlwind for a year and a half. Very...

    I ran the Whirlwind for a year and a half. Very happy with it. Started running the 82 Sensenich early this fall. The Sensenich has a slightly different blade profile than the Whirlwind and I have...
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    In my early law enforcement days I was also a...

    In my early law enforcement days I was also a member of the Maine Army National Guard. Keeping the two alphabets apart when using the radio was a challenge at times. LOL
  5. My floats with 2 water rudders 2 hatch kits with...

    My floats with 2 water rudders 2 hatch kits with floorboards with the bolts in the top fittings weigh exactly 300lbs. with no fairings.
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    If your tach is accurate, you are doing a really...

    If your tach is accurate, you are doing a really good job with that prop.
  7. Just did the 18 gear on a 12 that we modified...

    Just did the 18 gear on a 12 that we modified here. The owner had master brake cyls. but needed diaphragms and lines. He bought new 3' ext. airframes gear with long and short steps (unpainted)-...
  8. I flew a J-3 that I bought in Jacksonville Fla....

    I flew a J-3 that I bought in Jacksonville Fla. home to Maine in 1976. I swapped seats several times during that trip. I had a duffle bag that I switched seats with and even buckled it in. At that...
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    If the plane is what you want, and in decent...

    If the plane is what you want, and in decent shape at a fair price? Repaint the top surfaces with something better. One of the tough urethane finishes. Will add weight, but if done right will not be...
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    I agree. If that's all of it, it would be clean...

    I agree. If that's all of it, it would be clean and a new tape for me.
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    Yup. Trust your own work or don't get in it.

    Yup. Trust your own work or don't get in it.
  12. Thread: Wtb pa-18-95

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    I flew my 39 J-3 with an 85 stroker into small...

    I flew my 39 J-3 with an 85 stroker into small ponds that I wouldn't attempt with the Crow. And the Crow is a very capable airplane. The J-3 probably took more seconds to get off the water, but it...
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    Well done, young man! Talkers are OK but I like...

    Well done, young man! Talkers are OK but I like doers better. Keep at it.
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    Ok, I'll bite first. That's a tough one to guess....

    Ok, I'll bite first. That's a tough one to guess. Going with 1225lbs. This is going to be fun!
  15. Thread: Cub Jigs

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    Steve, that is the jig that my fuselage was built...

    Steve, that is the jig that my fuselage was built in and it came out very well. He has repaired and rebuilt quite a number of fuselages over the years. Can do J-3, 18 or 12. Milo, Maine.
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    And it works very well, thank you.

    And it works very well, thank you.
  17. Thread: Cub Jigs

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    A month or so ago we rigged one here for an owner...

    A month or so ago we rigged one here for an owner who said that it had a very heavy wing. It turned out to be about 1deg. different on the two sides of the fuselage. It is an older exp. and I don't...
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    Yup. From what I have seen, the Pipers ones...

    Yup. From what I have seen, the Pipers ones weren't special.
  19. Thread: Cooler

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    Keep in mind that leaks at the rear of the engine...

    Keep in mind that leaks at the rear of the engine often times present oil at the front end.
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    Not last I knew,Grant. I had ordered them early...

    Not last I knew,Grant. I had ordered them early on and they eventually said that they did not totally meet their expectations so they were not offering them at this time. They did send me a free...
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    Good show Jim! Kinda glad I'm to old to compete...

    Good show Jim! Kinda glad I'm to old to compete anymore. 25 yrs. ago I would have had to re-mortgage my house just so that I could build something to try to compete with these guys. LOL. Have to just...
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    The angle is more like 1 inch material.

    The angle is more like 1 inch material.
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    I have done them. I don't try to use the rear...

    I have done them. I don't try to use the rear strut/spar fitting. I use a 3/4 steel angle with the ends bent over 90 degs and welded. Drill a hole in each end and attach to two of the aileron...
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    And sometimes after dope shrinkage and ringworm...

    And sometimes after dope shrinkage and ringworm the fabric would break out with the dac proof attached leaving bare fabric. Easy to repair if you caught it in time.
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    Dac-proof was used with super seam cement as part...

    Dac-proof was used with super seam cement as part of the Randolf butyrate dope over ceconite process. It was the base coat before silver dope coatings. I think that process is still available. Have...
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