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    Thank you for the suggestion, but I don't think...

    Thank you for the suggestion, but I don't think it's practical. the trailing edge would have to be moved forward 1" (1" from the inside edge of the wingtip, 1-1/4" from the outside edge), and I'd...
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    Thanks for making the suggestion. We had a...

    Thanks for making the suggestion. We had a similar idea: make a butt joint between the trailing edge skin and the edge of the rib, held in place by a piece of sheet metal serving as a doubler. The...
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    Filing down the trailing edge was the first...

    Filing down the trailing edge was the first solution we tried, the problem is that the trailing edge stock has a wide curve radius, while the wingtip's inside has a long shallow taper. Even after a...
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    Sorry about that. Corrected link is here:...

    Sorry about that. Corrected link is here:
    https://photos.app.goo.gl/bHzoEFTNRQyzwWxp6
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    Booster tips over aluminum tip ribs

    Hello, everyone.

    I'm fabricing a PA-12, and have run into a problem with its wingtips. The tips are a brand new pair of fibreglass booster tips from CubCrafters (replacements for the booster...
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    That's gorgeous!

    That's gorgeous!
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    I would love to paint the plane in factory...

    I would love to paint the plane in factory colours, but (as I said) I'm nervous about having dark colours exposed to sunlight while parked outside. I am considering a variation of the factory scheme...
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    It is a good look, but I've been advised against...

    It is a good look, but I've been advised against using it. Fabric systems sometimes shrink further if they're painted in dark colours and left in the sun, and the whole top of the factory scheme...
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    PA-12 color scheme ideas

    Hello, everyone.

    I'm 80% of the way through restoring a Canadian PA-12 float/wheel plane with drooped wingtips. It's picked up the nickname "the other woman" over the years, and I've come to...
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    As this thread mentions paratroopers, I thought...

    As this thread mentions paratroopers, I thought I'd add this experience relating to the 82nd Airborne & Op: MARKET GARDEN.

    Back in '06, I was travelling through the Netherlands, exploring the...
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    Atlee stopped making Ďem in 2016. Something about...

    Atlee stopped making Ďem in 2016. Something about breaking a jig & it not being worth their while to make a new one.

    If thatís changed, please correct me.


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  12. PA-12/O-320 w/front mount oil cooler alternator?

    Hello, everyone.

    Iíd like to put an alternator on my O-320, which has a front mounted oil cooler (a Niagara unit, bracketís same as the old boat anchor model). Iím having a lot of trouble...
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    I can confirm what you wrote about the shelf...

    I can confirm what you wrote about the shelf life: Stewart's wants you to use any glues or paints within 1 year of opening. Ideally: 1 year of purchase.

    Thank you for the accounts of Stewarts...
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    Fade resistance of Stewarts paint?

    Hello, everyone.

    I was wondering if there's been any cases of Stewarts paints fading. I'm considering dark blue or dark red for part of my paint scheme, and I'm concerned about what this will...
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    In a world where radios warm up instantly, one...

    In a world where radios warm up instantly, one wouldnt need a standby mode. As we go deeper into the age of solid state and external gps driven clock signals, designs are getting closer to that...
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    Thanks, Algonquin. Being Canadian, things will...

    Thanks, Algonquin. Being Canadian, things will cost a bit more here, but this gives me a starting point. I don't want to take the fuse apart until I'm as sure as I can be that I can afford to put...
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    Thanks for sharing, I'm going to save that for...

    Thanks for sharing, I'm going to save that for later reference on my own project..
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    Thanks for the feedback, MT12.

    Thanks for the feedback, MT12.
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    I can answer part of that question.. the...

    I can answer part of that question.. the seaplane door stc comes from Crosswinds STOL.

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    PA-12 mods: how much will this welding cost?

    Hello, everyone.

    I'm starting off a PA-12 refabric, and before I buy the STCs for the pa-18 style seat, max gw increase, and flip up (stbd side) door & possibly a PA-18 front seat, I was...
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    Alaska Bush flying on BBC News.

    '"Wanna land some cool places?" is his opening line to those arriving at his lodge deep in the wilderness of Alaska's Wrangell-St Elias National Park and Preserve. '

    It looks like the BBC...
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    Thanks for the advice, nanook. I'm in Ottawa,...

    Thanks for the advice, nanook. I'm in Ottawa, Canada. Living where I live, I shouldn't have much trouble finding fuel, but few floatplane bases remain in operation, and the ones I count on the most...
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    Thanks for the advice, Mike. Assuming I buy the...

    Thanks for the advice, Mike. Assuming I buy the ribs you reccomend, how much work do you think it takes to put in the dakota 23s?

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    That's my experience with Dakota Cub parts, as...

    That's my experience with Dakota Cub parts, as well.

    I haven't heard anything bad about FA Dodge, I simply haven't bought any of their products, before.

    I DO have small concerns about the...
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    PA-12 new Fuel Tank options.

    Hello, all.

    I am operating my PA-12 on wheels in the winter, floats in the summer, and the plane's come due for a refabric. It has the original (now leaky) 18 gal tanks, and I want to switch...
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