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    Yeah, you're right. I was thinking the square...

    Yeah, you're right. I was thinking the square rear of the top deck was an Ag model but it's definitely J3. Windshield V brace is upside down as well. Despite not having a forward elevator cable...
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    Looks like it started off as an Ag model PA-18A...

    Looks like it started off as an Ag model PA-18A frame from the rear of the top decks shape. The turtle deck arches are arched instead of flat back but they are not the normal type as they have little...
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    I wonder if that would be a first "leaving the...

    I wonder if that would be a first "leaving the scene of an accident" in aviation.
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    I will say the Beringer gear is very impressive...

    I will say the Beringer gear is very impressive as to what it will do and it is certified so there's no waiting for an STC. As to how squirrelly it is on the ground in a wind, definitely more than...
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    The legacy gear is only fatal if it's on a Carbon...

    The legacy gear is only fatal if it's on a Carbon Cub. The rest of us dodged a bullet there!
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    Deja Vu There's a long and very...interesting...

    Deja Vu

    There's a long and very...interesting thread about this very thing if you do a search.
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    I'll have to do that. It's just going into the...

    I'll have to do that. It's just going into the cold and miserable 3 months of the year up here now so beautiful warm south africa sounds nice. Yeah, it's a couple ptarmigan that I shot. I'm not much...
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    Here's a few of my plane over the last year....

    Here's a few of my plane over the last year. Sorry I'm not real good at attaching pictures.
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    BTW Iain that plane looks amazing after your rebuild of it! The 29's are a good look...
  9. You're mixing in stall speed and climb angle with...

    You're mixing in stall speed and climb angle with VX and VY speeds. Although related they are different things. Can you tell me why climb airspeed would change with a load? Sure the angle and rate of...
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    What a story! Those were some amazing pilots to...

  11. If you have a Garmin GPS they usually have a...

    If you have a Garmin GPS they usually have a vertical speed indicator you can flip to and then just play around climbing at different speeds to see what gets you the biggest number for VY. VX is a...
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    I fly because boats are slow and the road system...

    I fly because boats are slow and the road system is limited
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    Nope, some Airmans association members are going...

    Nope, some Airmans association members are going down to build it before the show then flying it up and raffling it off as a completed plane. Personally I think it would have been cooler to raffle of...
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    You're only at risk of a PIO if you hit your...

    You're only at risk of a PIO if you hit your tailwheel before the mains. This causes it to "slap down" like you're saying causing a bounce. Even though the 707 is the opposite of a tailwheel plane...
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    It does seem like a very high number of crashes...

    It does seem like a very high number of crashes for a single event. Valdez has been going on for how long and not had more than a handful of nose-overs? Even the slow flight event at Talkeetna was...
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    For me the 3 point was easy to get the hang of...

    For me the 3 point was easy to get the hang of initially but I moved away from it pretty fast. Aside from the "saving your tail" aspect of wheel landings, they're also just much more graceful than...
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    Didn't Jim also do a PA-12 with a 180hp radial on...

    Didn't Jim also do a PA-12 with a 180hp radial on it? I seem to remember someone around here was fond of that engine.
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    PA-12 (w/ PA-18 gear) 3" extended should work for...

    PA-12 (w/ PA-18 gear) 3" extended should work for that application. I'm pretty sure they make 4" wide body 3" extended cables for Airframes and Dakota fuselages but you might have to call Atlee on...
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    Ah, I see. When trying to translate 2d prints...

    Ah, I see. When trying to translate 2d prints into a 3d jig it's probably easier to use a "golden key" fuselage that is known to be correct to set up the jig rather than trying to pull a "negative"...
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    Just use the cabane vee to set the spacing on the...

    Just use the cabane vee to set the spacing on the front two and position the rear two fittings for gear alignment.
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    That's an excellent choice as well. Values are...

    That's an excellent choice as well. Values are skyrocketing on good 170B's right now so if you can find a good one for under 70k it's a full on buy. Even with an O-300. The little O-300 gets a bad...
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    Hate to say it but if it's been a whole year that...

    Hate to say it but if it's been a whole year that this guy has taken your money and not sent the parts, you've probably been ripped off.
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    That's been my experience too. My little solid...

    That's been my experience too. My little solid tire maule tw worked just fine but it sure had a rough ride. The 3200 is much nicer in that respect. My brother has the 8" pneumatic tire maule...
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    J3 and Taylorcraft guys tend to like them. You...

    J3 and Taylorcraft guys tend to like them. You might put them on ebay or on the J3 cub forum for sale.
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    Simple. Because the atomization of the fuel in...

    Simple. Because the atomization of the fuel in the venturi cools the carburetor throat and induces icing in carburetors. A drop in air pressure does certainly have a cooling effect but not nearly as...
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