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    I like road trips with a purpose. It feels good...

    I like road trips with a purpose. It feels good to have a supply of stuff to work on.
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    I just saw 4 aircraft over Bozeman MT--none over...

    I just saw 4 aircraft over Bozeman MT--none over Helena, on ADS-B exchange
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    Unintentional at first, but before I hit post I...

    Unintentional at first, but before I hit post I saw it.... ;)
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    I'm trying to get educated enough to weigh the...

    I'm trying to get educated enough to weigh the options. Assuming in the neighborhood of 12 feet from approx. midpoint of flap on one wing to the other. That's not a fixed idea, but a starting point....
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    Drag tube through the tank. Is Javron the only...

    Drag tube through the tank. Is Javron the only one holding to the old setup? I'm probably going to do the same thing.
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    Things are getting tight in my little shop

    Having gotten the ribs completed (sanding and finishing, plus cove reinforcement remains), I felt like laying out some spars and marking locations. I see I'm going to need to do some rearranging of...
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    That's what I was thinking. Turn down an...

    That's what I was thinking. Turn down an oversized pipe if necessary.

    At least, that's what I'd do when I'm in the time is not worth money mode.
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    My grapes finally took the hit last night. Low of...

    My grapes finally took the hit last night. Low of 19 F and now a balmy 30 F in tropical southeastern Washington.
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    Looks that is what they are doing: "Notice : ...

    Looks that is what they are doing:

    "Notice
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    We are servicing home built aircraft only."

    http://www.aeromatic.com/

    Also, looks like they have them working on O320 abd O360 engines.
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    I'm still checking on things. One question...

    I'm still checking on things. One question though: it doesn't have shoulder straps. I think there is support in the superstructure to attach something, but I don't have a fuselage drawing.

    I...
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    It looks like it once was in Madras. Why should...

    It looks like it once was in Madras. Why should that make me be careful?

    PM me if you'd rather.

    Thanks,
    Vic
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    I have to admit that was one of the first things...

    I have to admit that was one of the first things that started tugging on me. That and it reminded me of my first car: a 1938 Buick Special.
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    I did peek up at the spar and ribs and didn't see...

    I did peek up at the spar and ribs and didn't see any paint sticks. I didn't see any obvious cracks or rot, either.
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    It was Tim McGinnis. The current owner spoke...

    It was Tim McGinnis. The current owner spoke highly of him too.

    Sent from my SM-J320V using SuperCub.Org mobile app
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    I always wondered what those colors meant. Vic...

    I always wondered what those colors meant.

    Vic

    Sent from my SM-J320V using SuperCub.Org mobile app
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    This might be the same one. Looks like it spent...

    This might be the same one. Looks like it spent time in eastern Montana in the 80s.
  17. Thread: Javron Cub

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    I clean my shop every 6 months whether it needs...

    I clean my shop every 6 months whether it needs it or not. I'm always amazed at what I find.

    But yours is very nice. It looks comfortable to work in. Clutter causes confusion, at least for me, and...
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    So I checked it out. It looked pretty good. The...

    So I checked it out. It looked pretty good. The owner is an older A&P, retired except for a hobby of restoring aircraft. He lives on a private airstrip development 7 miles out of town. I didn't know...
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    Made me chuckle.... There's probably a reason I'm...

    Made me chuckle.... There's probably a reason I'm obscure, too.
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    Thanks, everyone. I'm heading up there in a...

    Thanks, everyone. I'm heading up there in a couple of hours.

    I was not looking for something to buy as I'm building, but I'm sure getting tired of the rent/schedule dance these days.

    I'll give...
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    Commonwealth SkyRanger 185

    I was innocently minding my own business, scrolling through aviation stuff on the local Craigslist, when I ran across a Commonwealth SkyRanger 185.

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    Give me another year! I'll bring something for...

    Give me another year! I'll bring something for you to stamp.
  23. I wonder if the ADS-B mandate will apply to those.

    I wonder if the ADS-B mandate will apply to those.
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    Me too. I'm just glad to finally know the...

    Me too.

    I'm just glad to finally know the technical terms for all these things. I chucked in my little lathe some big spikes I had laying around to make tapered drifts and round-ended punches,...
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    You are right, Sky. For simplicity I was putting...

    You are right, Sky. For simplicity I was putting imaginary actuators at each hinge. The actuator loads will be different if fewer.

    I'm starting to see why Javron put in that reinforcing web aft of...
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