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    I used the plastic balls from Univair for 8...

    I used the plastic balls from Univair for 8 years; never a problem floating on top & still red.
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    Thanks for the pictures. I once called Roger when...

    Thanks for the pictures. I once called Roger when I was rebuilding N18SY to buy his 1750 lb STC. He treated me to many stories of his adventures. Quite a guy.
  3. I should have mentioned, that is Omar Bjarnason...

    I should have mentioned, that is Omar Bjarnason in the pictures. He is a member here as well as Jamil's friend and IA.
  4. Sometimes You Meet the Nicest People - Jamil Allansson

    Jamil Allansson, the man in Iceland who bought our Super Cub has turned out to be one of the kindest and most caring people we have met. The latest in a series of thoughtful kindness from this man...
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    Thanks for all the comments. I have a letter in...

    Thanks for all the comments. I have a letter in to the Smithsonian to see if the have any blueprints for a 12W in their collection of 2 million old airplane drawings. But I already have quite a few...
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    So true, I've been reading Ruth's log book and...

    So true, I've been reading Ruth's log book and following her flights with notes like "weather deteriorated, had to set down". Or "cut flight short, ceiling 200 ft". That's in a plane with a Warner...
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    N18SY, Now TF-USD, arrived "without a scratch" in...

    N18SY, Now TF-USD, arrived "without a scratch" in Iceland. After a lengthy stay in customs, the owner, Jamil Allansson finally was able to get it into his hangar and reassemble the wings & tail. The...
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    I've seen a few Hayabusa powered Smart Cars on...

    I've seen a few Hayabusa powered Smart Cars on the Internet. That just might be the way to go.
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    Yup, the aging guys who are in trouble are the...

    Yup, the aging guys who are in trouble are the ones sitting in a rocking chair having lost interest - STAY ACTIVE.
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    Don't know yet. Eye issues mean I'm done flying...

    Don't know yet. Eye issues mean I'm done flying but I might have another project
    left in me. I don't intend to sell the hangar so after reading the FAA's latest ruling on hangar use, a project plane...
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    N18SY Becomes TF-USD

    Time moves on and N18SY is going to a new home at BIMS in Iceland - a fitting place for a Super Cub, BIMS has a 1500ft grass runway. The new owner, Jamil Allansson owns part of the large hangar to...
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    We have checked to make sure the threads were not...

    We have checked to make sure the threads were not bottomed out. The AN4-36A bolts look to be the right ones will - not a lot of threads so have to have washers under both bolt head & nut.
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    We'll take a look.

    We'll take a look.
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    Failed Cleveland BOlt

    This is one of six AN4-36A bolts from a friend's SC Cleveland wheel. I think I see some Beach marks indicating that it was under torqued and fatigued. Your opinion? Anyone else experience a similar...
  15. Flybynite sent along this encouraging thought. ...

    Flybynite sent along this encouraging thought.
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  16. Thanks for both the descriptions & the pictures.

    Thanks for both the descriptions & the pictures.
  17. Thanks folks, I will pass all of this along to...

    Thanks folks, I will pass all of this along to the buyer and make arrangements for him to make contacts with those who have offered to help with more advice. I'm not sure of the extent of his...
  18. Shipping a Super Cub Overseas in a container

    Looking for any information especially pictures of tieing down a Super Cub in a sea container. Did you ship with just wings & tail surfaces removed? Prop still on? 40 ft container? How were wings &...
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    These things wear out because they don't run in...

    These things wear out because they don't run in bearings. When Randy rebuilds an airbox, he installs Nylatron bearings. Smoother operation and will last a long time....
  20. Thanks, that was nice. It does have a lot of...

    Thanks, that was nice. It does have a lot of detail work that I have enjoyed creating.
  21. As I recall Randy recounting this episode, the...

    As I recall Randy recounting this episode, the rate at which the plane sank with a completely dead engine, not one idling, pretty much took his breath away but he responded with his training and was...
  22. Thread: Storch

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    When the conversation turns to the Storch, I...

    When the conversation turns to the Storch, I think of Hanna Reitsch flying one into Berlin at the end of the war through Russian small arms fire, landing in front of Hitler's compound expecting to...
  23. Behindpropellers, after thinking it over, I've...

    Behindpropellers, after thinking it over, I've decided you're right. No sense installing an ADS-B transponder the next guy may not need or like. - thanks for that insight.
  24. Thanks for the replies; Scout88305, I have that...

    Thanks for the replies; Scout88305, I have that bookmarked to reread.
  25. Probably, for sure will need something to putter...

    Probably, for sure will need something to putter with.
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