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  1. Some info on the changes as they came from Piper...

    Some info on the changes as they came from Piper in this thread. https://www.supercub.org/forum/showthread.php?53836-PA-18-Changes-by-Year-and-S-N As you can tell from going to a super Cub fly in or...
  2. That is when they started TIG welding but had not...

    That is when they started TIG welding but had not heard they went to all 4130.
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    FS: I now manufacture and sell the Bungee Buddy. I...

    I now manufacture and sell the Bungee Buddy. I bought the tooling and rights along with the Stewarts STCs for the O-320 on the Clipper, rear mounted oil cooler on the Short Wing Pipers and the...
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    I haven't seen any issue but put a lot of thought...

    I haven't seen any issue but put a lot of thought into what you have pointed out. I don't think the safety wire really gets tight around the liner tube. The tube is 4130 Type N which is then hard...
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    The issue is the paint and fabric left on the...

    The issue is the paint and fabric left on the ends of the stabs when covered and painted. I have had to change the liner tubes on an airplane I rebuilt because the paint and fabric wears away in...
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    It is. It gets complicated if you let it go and...

    It is. It gets complicated if you let it go and the vibration starts taking out other things back there.
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    Go fly the EX/FX3, it flies very nice. How long...

    Go fly the EX/FX3, it flies very nice. How long do you intend to own it? I maintain one with 800 plus hours, rode hard and put up wet. Been a few little issues, nothing major. There are pros and cons...
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    They wrapped one of the Red Bull aerobatic...

    They wrapped one of the Red Bull aerobatic airplanes in my hangar. Pretty neat and turned out great.
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    Top rear line in the tee above the fuel valve...

    Top rear line in the tee above the fuel valve comes from the rear fitting in the left tank and the top forward line in that tee goes to the front header tank. The line coming into the rear of the...
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    What is the gear design on the Patrol?

    What is the gear design on the Patrol?
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    What would you want to customize on an EX3?

    What would you want to customize on an EX3?
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    FS: Yes, can use that front one to replace an...

    Yes, can use that front one to replace an original thin one.
  13. No more power, more stable, rock solid.

    No more power, more stable, rock solid.
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    It is in one of the PA18 inspection videos I put...

    It is in one of the PA18 inspection videos I put on YouTube but basically find the right size safety wire that fits the gap, twist it where it is in the gap, put a courtesy curl on the twisted end...
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    Meant to include this screen shot from Google...

    Meant to include this screen shot from Google maps showing my work hangar and storage hangar with airport layout. The airport is land looked until the build lots of infrastructure to access places...
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    I was curious if there was an advantage to the...

    I was curious if there was an advantage to the Miracle Truss vs conventional steel bolt together buildings. With the cost of lumber right now it doesn't pencil out to build that way. Steel is going...
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    Had to swap that AC fitting for an AN I see....

    Had to swap that AC fitting for an AN I see. Warbird guys want all that AC stuff now to be completely original. Looks like an interesting project.

    Josh Svennington was telling me about having a...
  18. What models have you had and own now?

    What models have you had and own now?
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    Safety wire works on the front and rear tubes the...

    Safety wire works on the front and rear tubes the same.
  20. I installed the Thrustline mod and I still...

    I installed the Thrustline mod and I still preferred two turns of nose down trim on landing. After installing the P STOL Flaps I do not need to touch the trim except to trim the load after I level...
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    You have motivated me to go on a diet. :lol: ...

    You have motivated me to go on a diet. :lol:

    Weight savings is a never ending deal, it is like crack, you just want more or in this case less. ;)
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    They seem to have a flat profile at first and...

    They seem to have a flat profile at first and then round out over time.
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    It will be next to my other hangar with full...

    It will be next to my other hangar with full bathroom, kitch, etc. The problem I keep running into with bigger is envisioning the electric bill in the.middle of summer the bigger the hangar is. ;) I...
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    Hangar Construction Methods

    So I am getting soft in my old age and hate Texas summers. After installing radiant heat in my work hanger and seeing what it did for productivity in the winter I want an air conditioned hangar. My...
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    Tailpipe is welded to the muffler. Not hard to...

    Tailpipe is welded to the muffler. Not hard to swing the engine. Should just take loosening the tach cable and removing the two right side engine mount bolts at the firewall.
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