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    3 x 1280 HD each side sure sounds like overkill...

    3 x 1280 HD each side sure sounds like overkill on a PA-12. I have an Auster J/5G 4 place with a 2500lb gross weight that takes a total of 4 1280 HD bungees - very similar arrangement to PA-12 -...
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    I have the British development of the...

    I have the British development of the Taylorcraft, an Auster. Mine is a J/5G with 4 seats, 155 hp and 2500 lb gross. Only cruises at 115 mph with all that power! My J-3 manages 80 mph with a C-90 and...
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    What river is that? So cool... Sent from my...

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    Interesting replies - I did not know that the J-3...

    Interesting replies - I did not know that the J-3 and PA-18 used the same jig and I always assumed that the PA-18 fuselage was way stronger than a J-3. What dictates gross weight - the fuselage or...
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    I had the O-235 C1 in my J-5/PA-12 hybrid until...

    I had the O-235 C1 in my J-5/PA-12 hybrid until it ended up on its nose and the guy doing the shockload wanted a kings ransom to put it back together. It was so much cheaper to buy an O-320 B1B and...
  6. I have had the opportunity to meet and speak with...

    I have had the opportunity to meet and speak with Rob Collings in the past and can attest to his commitment and dedication to the preservation of historic aircraft and promotion of it to the new...
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    OK, don't all shoot at once - but what may I ask...

    OK, don't all shoot at once - but what may I ask does "WAD" actually stand for? I have watched in envy a few years from half the world away and read your posts and look at the pictures and wish I was...
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    44392Just adding a picture of the J-5/PA-12...

    44392Just adding a picture of the J-5/PA-12 hybrid - the new cowling was professionally color matched, but that’s another story


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    I have a early J-5A which was upgraded before I...

    I have a early J-5A which was upgraded before I got it with a O-235 C1 engine and PA-12 wings and cowling - the undercarriage is PA-18. Tailfeathers were the same as J-3 which I think are the same as...
  10. I have a PA-12/J-5 which I had restored and...

    I have a PA-12/J-5 which I had restored and started flying with the 115hp 235. I enjoyed it, it was pleasant to fly and quite fast in the cruise 115 mph- but no great performer getting airborne and...
  11. I bid $600 Sent from my iPhone using...

    I bid $600


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    PA-11 in original colours? Lovely.

    PA-11 in original colours? Lovely.
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    I flew today after a break, a quite rare machine...

    I flew today after a break, a quite rare machine which deserves a little punt on this thread. A Focke Wulf Piaggio P-149D. Low wing retractable with 4 seats, quite long legs (around 5 hours), 140...
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    I have a J-3 with the Flo-Trol “Splates” which...

    I have a J-3 with the Flo-Trol “Splates” which makes for a flat wing tip that almost no-one likes. It has a C-90 and Sensenich 76” prop, cruises 85 mph - so not a lot of speed benefit. There’s...
  15. Ok, I’ll bite, why do you call it “the piglet”? ...

    Ok, I’ll bite, why do you call it “the piglet”?


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    42662Now I thought that looked familiar! Here’s...

    42662Now I thought that looked familiar! Here’s your ex-plane again Denny, on wheels - I thoroughly enjoyed my few days with Don Lee’s outfit last year flying mostly this Pacer


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    Dragging the J-3/L-4 out for a sunset flight...

    Dragging the J-3/L-4 out for a sunset flight South of Johannesburg South Africa4264542646


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    Thanks very much for that easy to understand...

    Thanks very much for that easy to understand explanation - it makes sense. As both of these are low time engines (less than 300 hours TSMOH) its worrying, but it does make sense!
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    I run a GO-480 in Piaggio 149D. Here’s something...

    I run a GO-480 in Piaggio 149D. Here’s something wierd - best cruise is 2 750 at 21” (I think, the book is metric) - but I tried taking it down to 2400 and the oil consumption goes up - suddenly it...
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    I have in the last three years lost three...

    I have in the last three years lost three friends, in each case the CEO of a great company he built and just getting to the stage where, in their early sixties, they were beginning to hand over the...
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    I am just grateful I had to brake - otherwise it...

    I am just grateful I had to brake - otherwise it would have failed at a critical stage of flight sometime! I have had the whole lot re-done...
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    You get them everywhere - and I’ll bet that if...

    You get them everywhere - and I’ll bet that if the roles were reversed he wouldn’t be out there helping you. Quite a lot of descriptors spring to mind but I won’t share them - other than churlish...
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    I had my J-5 professionally rebuilt with all new...

    I had my J-5 professionally rebuilt with all new cables by certified mechanics - unfortunately two different companies because the first one went bust before the aircraft was finished. I collected...
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    I even had a BD-5 kit for a number of years -...

    I even had a BD-5 kit for a number of years - never really got very far with it.


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  25. Hi Jerry, this will no doubt display ignorance on...

    Hi Jerry, this will no doubt display ignorance on my part, but I admit I have no idea how the use of carb heat would confirm your mixture setting is not too lean as you mention. Do you mind...
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