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    same as Bret said. except I use Hoppes 9 gun...

    same as Bret said.

    except I use Hoppes 9 gun solvent and an hour in the ultrasonic cleaner

    Also, I do the resistance check.
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    You gotta tell us which plane. Please? d

    You gotta tell us which plane.

    Please? d
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    Courier Guy and RV Bottomly.........!Herculiner...

    Courier Guy and RV Bottomly.........!Herculiner on drift boat bottom? wow. I am impressed.

    aluminum, fiberglass, or glassed-wood boat hull?

    any special prep?

    how does it fail/scrape? does...
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    If your Cub is a creampuff, be aware the ski...

    If your Cub is a creampuff, be aware the ski tailwheels will throw some gravel types vigorously
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    Some folks here I have held in high regard are...

    Some folks here I have held in high regard are not using the wheel landing "tool".

    Am I missing something?
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    Not a Chevy/Ford thing at all. Wheel landings...

    Not a Chevy/Ford thing at all.

    Wheel landings are an absolute necessary skill

    Dga, I am surprised at you statement.


    Three point full stall landing a Skywagon with a 15 knot crosswind on...
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    photos of the airplane and 172 wings!!

    photos of the airplane and 172 wings!!
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    clint. link us to other photos of this project!!!

    clint. link us to other photos of this project!!!
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    Gordon, you have always brought level headed...

    Gordon, you have always brought level headed comment and thinking to our discussions here on sc.org!

    Thank You for that.


    Your statement above about dealing with Matco seems so outlandish...
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    wow. am I losing my mind. I have Grove single...

    wow. am I losing my mind. I have Grove single puck (single piston) on the J3

    sheesh
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    is good stuff. have used the polyurethane version...

    is good stuff. have used the polyurethane version mixed to the color asked for.

    The spray tip is adjustable for horizontal or vertical fan, which is a huge plus.

    They also make one-part paint...
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    I have single puck Matco on the J3. So far,...

    I have single puck Matco on the J3.

    So far, so ok.

    could use a little more braking power, and this is just with little 8x4 tires. But the product seems quality and I dont have the issues...
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    my thoughts until I saw the Tempest tool The...

    my thoughts until I saw the Tempest tool

    The fixture I made still works great also
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    no problems with my ACK in the 185 yet..... It...

    no problems with my ACK in the 185 yet.....

    It is RS232'ed to the Garmin portable for GPS
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    tempest makes a slick tester. holding...

    tempest makes a slick tester.

    holding multimeter probes and a spark plug at the same time was a pain so I built a little fixture the plug fits on and I can "ohm" away

    bougjt the tempest tester...
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    the naugahyde streamline covers from Busters were...

    the naugahyde streamline covers from Busters were made for, and tested on TK's. I believe the speed increase was "about 5 mph".
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    Long story short.... had never done the...

    Long story short.... had never done the resistance check before this.

    Friend with 185 had a couple trips left to do to cabin. Asked me to look at engine since it had gotten rougher over the end...
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    Busters upholstery made some streamlimed fabric...

    Busters upholstery made some streamlimed fabric covers that have foam to support the leading edge.

    I heard impressive cruise speed gains over regular naugahyde covers.
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    Dave. you are talking about a project I have had...

    Dave. you are talking about a project I have had in mind for years.

    A REAL Carbon Cub.

    My thought was to keep some steel in the pilot area for crash/tipover structure.

    Since you are a...
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    depending on the propeller and governors and...

    depending on the propeller and governors and set-up/tuning for this application, spool up and thrust response may not be an issue. Flight idle rpm% for this engine might work out fine

    Talk to the...
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    Heat formed 1/4" locally? or a whole part WITH a...

    Heat formed 1/4" locally? or a whole part WITH a heat gun?

    Trying to gauge the tone of your remark here Mike.

    Maybe a video or more explanation of your process? Thanks.

    On another note:...
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    I wish Nanook would comment. I recall his...

    I wish Nanook would comment.

    I recall his major dislike of the 6" was how his plane reacted in "tussocks". Something about how it dipped a wing further.

    I ran 6" with Aero 3000 skis and that...
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    Possibly Airglas could provide a vendor source...

    Possibly Airglas could provide a vendor source for the scrimback?

    .125" UHMW forms and heats much more readily than 1/4" by the way /)
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    UHMW 1/4" thick would be hard to uniformly heat...

    UHMW 1/4" thick would be hard to uniformly heat with just a heat gun.

    the dish tailski was formed from 1/4". Not as a plastic sheathing. It IS the ski bottom
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