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    I ordered a set of Sky Cowboy helmets and...

    I ordered a set of Sky Cowboy helmets and received them last week. It was pretty easy to put my Bose headsets into the helmet I just followed the video. I really like the fit and changed out to the...
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    Just flying usually does little to no wear and...

    Just flying usually does little to no wear and tear on a plane in general. All you do is get in fly and then add fuel and fly. Your not loading/unloading crap all day taking seats in and out ect...
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    I have seen a lot of damage and repairs on...

    I have seen a lot of damage and repairs on aircraft that never made it into the logs!!! So having logs from day 1 only means something if over the life of the plane everyone followed the rules. My...
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    I would agree with Rob. Don't let winds keep you...

    I would agree with Rob. Don't let winds keep you down, It would not hurt to get a good instructor and make him/her earn the money on a real windy day to help show you a few pointers. Another thing...
  5. Thread: 29" tires

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    The Grove 10 inch wheel with Desser tire was...

    The Grove 10 inch wheel with Desser tire was pushed hard at the airshows a while back. I fell for the hype and got a set for the Cessna. Of course the STC is still not out for the 31 in tires 4...
  6. I could be wrong, but. The attitude of aircraft...

    I could be wrong, but. The attitude of aircraft should not matter when it comes to prop wash over the wing/tail. If it did aerobatic flight might be difficult. The downforce should be the same tail...
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    Most extended gear does not move the axles...

    Most extended gear does not move the axles forward. If it does it should be noted in the description. 3X3 gear from Cub Crafters vs 3 in gear from Airframes. Axle width will vary from Manufacture...
  8. Thread: 29" tires

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    When you start adding a tube to a Desser tire...

    When you start adding a tube to a Desser tire they tend to get heavy. A tubeless 31 inch Desser on grove 10 inch rim weight is the same as a 31inch Bushwheel on a 6 inch rim give or take a few lbs...
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    It is easier to justify spending dollars if you...

    It is easier to justify spending dollars if you have some hard data. We are doing the 20 year plan for Birchwood. When it came time to talk about how many takeoff/landings we have a year it was...
  10. I did the bump because it usually starts about...

    I did the bump because it usually starts about now that we see planes going over testing that Bushwheel thing. Doug was good enough to show how easy it is to go over so figured We could ride it...
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    I have two planes and I get them every year. ...

    I have two planes and I get them every year.
    DENNY
  12. Not so simple, 35s might have more drag depending...

    Not so simple, 35s might have more drag depending on the snow type and how deep it is. Tall gear/tires is not always the answer even with a big headwind.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dY13LmDshso ...
  13. Bump!! It is getting to be that time of year...

    Bump!! It is getting to be that time of year again. For all the new guys/gals that heard Bushwheels are fine in snow. Doug was good enough to show you what a few inches can do. DENNY
  14. Thread: Exhaust options

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    [QUOTE=Farmboy;836317]Hey Denny, do you know how...

    [QUOTE=Farmboy;836317]Hey Denny, do you know how it makes good heat with no baffle? Usually open flowing exhaust makes poor heat.

    Thanks,
    Pb

    Not sure why but the normal floor heat is run...
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    Name most any aircraft major part Crank, cam,...

    Name most any aircraft major part Crank, cam, Cylinders, and they all have issues over the years. Check the AD lists for the engine you are buying them for the one that has fixed a recent problem...
  16. Thread: Viking Engine

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    I have never heard of a viking engine on a cub. ...

    I have never heard of a viking engine on a cub. I am sure it can be done on an experimental if you don't mind proof of concept guy. Toe brake STC...
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    The new lightweight rims save around 5 lbs each. ...

    The new lightweight rims save around 5 lbs each. Depending on standard or heavy tread, 1 1/4 vs 1 1/2 brakes your looking around 15-20 lbs per side give or take a few lbs. More work loading that...
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    No mater what picture/distance is posted I would...

    No mater what picture/distance is posted I would install the tail/wings/engine/cowling before you hang the wings and rig everything before you cover the plane. I have seen a lot of certified stuff...
  19. Thread: Wing tip bow

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    My IA says his wife gives him crap every time she...

    My IA says his wife gives him crap every time she finds the bows in the hot tub the night before they go on!!
    DENNY
  20. Thread: Wing tip bow

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    Being rigid is usually great once the lights go...

    Being rigid is usually great once the lights go out!! The rest of the time flexible is usually best. :wink:
    DENNY
  21. Thread: Exhaust options

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    Grant I am a big fan of the Hot Rod exhaust on a...

    Grant
    I am a big fan of the Hot Rod exhaust on a certified cub. Good power, lots of heat, no baffle, and great support. Downside is it is loud and it makes a lot of heat. I would call Kirk Ellis...
  22. Thread: Oops, darn it...

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    A easy way to get a plane off its back by hand is...

    A easy way to get a plane off its back by hand is take an old Bushwheel tire or truck inner tube and stick it on the nose as you bring it over. Get some guys and walk it upright, make sure you have...
  23. Thread: Carb Ice

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    Gary This is the information that makes...

    Gary
    This is the information that makes reading every post for 10 years worth it!!! That evaluation of the situation is not in any checklist. I don't think it should be, but the process of...
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    You most likely have a leak from a mag or other...

    You most likely have a leak from a mag or other accessory on the rear housing that is getting on the upper seam of the shroud and working its way down. DENNY
  25. Aeroshell 22 grease makes the tailwheel pivot,...

    Aeroshell 22 grease makes the tailwheel pivot, lock, and unlock better in the cold than some of the thicker stuff. I use it year round for tailwheel and wheel bearings. Your tire pressure will drop...
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