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    On the crosswinds: when you touch down, there are...

    On the crosswinds: when you touch down, there are two things trying to turn you in to the wind. One is the drag on the touchdown wheel, and the other is the wind blowing on the aft end of the...
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    And Hot: this is not Alaska. There are no...

    And Hot: this is not Alaska. There are no places in SoCal to legally practice big props and long rocks. All of the giant-wheeled Cubs here are for “appearance” only.
    And on pavement, the larger...
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    Steve - not me. I consider anything other than...

    Steve - not me. I consider anything other than an 8:00x4 blasphemy. The mission is appearance. I will consider it ugly, and a giant performance hit, but the other two Cubs keep the 8:00x4s, and...
  4. Me too. Been doing it for 15 years. Avemco...

    Me too. Been doing it for 15 years. Avemco calls it something else - I can look it up if anybody cares.
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    I am lucky he didn't want 29's!

    I am lucky he didn't want 29's!
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    Stewart - we know that big tires do not do well...

    Stewart - we know that big tires do not do well on pavement. This is not a performance enhancement mod. I think the choice will be made on the basis of weight, although not sure a couple lbs one way...
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    Yeah, Grove STC takes 6" tires through 26". ...

    Yeah, Grove STC takes 6" tires through 26". That's what will be going on - and the 8:00x4s will remain close by.

    Thanks Gordon - good info.
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    26" tire choice

    My partner wants 26" tires on our instructional J3. Just so I don't damage my reputation around here, my preference is 8:00x4, and 99.9% of our landings are on pavement.

    I have never researched...
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    If in a J3, remember max structural cruise is 91...

    If in a J3, remember max structural cruise is 91 mph.
  10. I charge for my services. Very few exceptions. ...

    I charge for my services. Very few exceptions. One very good reason is that there are folks who are actually trying to make a living instructing. I keep my price at least as high as the highest...
  11. Wow! And I thought I was being cautious! True -...

    Wow! And I thought I was being cautious!
    True - if you choose an LLC, make sure it is funded/insured. Otherwise, something called "piercing the corporate veil" can bitecha.
    Also, check your state...
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    And if you weigh it, use care to not state that...

    And if you weigh it, use care to not state that in the logs or on a 337. We have a weighed Super Cub with a 402# useful load. That’s 100# less than my J3.
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    Odyssey in original location. Lightweight, makes...

    Odyssey in original location. Lightweight, makes fooling with brakes easier. The smaller 545 is enough, and is lighter than the 680.
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    I am with MTV. After 55 years of hand propping,...

    I am with MTV. After 55 years of hand propping, all Cubs are converted to push button. All are also without alternators. We are getting 75 starts between charges on the Odyssey PC575 battery.
    ...
  15. That's me - max ten hours a month. My liability...

    That's me - max ten hours a month. My liability insurance is the same as an instructor who does a hundred hours a month.

    If you are saying no instructor has ever been sued, I would put money on...
  16. Litigation costs will cost you your home! The...

    Litigation costs will cost you your home! The reason premiums are only $500 is that this is not happening to every tenth pilot - it is rare, but possibly out of your control.

    There are real...
  17. You need liability insurance with a tail! The...

    You need liability insurance with a tail! The only one with a tail that I know of is SAFE. It does not cover you in aircraft you personally own. Around $500/year for standard limits.

    Then,...
  18. If you have a lot of Cub time the 180 is docile. ...

    If you have a lot of Cub time the 180 is docile. If you have Citabria time, but no Cub time, the 180 might bite you.

    My first landing in a 180 was solo, at Melbourne, after an IFR flight from...
  19. Buy a J3. Fly the socks off it. Sell it for...

    Buy a J3. Fly the socks off it. Sell it for more than you paid for it. Hold off on the off-airport adventures until you can afford a loss.
  20. Plus 1 on the bushings.

    Plus 1 on the bushings.
  21. Wasn't paying much attention. I ran Maules for...

    Wasn't paying much attention. I ran Maules for 55 years (only on lightweight Cubs) and had made my peace with them. They are not great tailwheels, and the jerking reported in post 1 might be a...
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    Way, way cheaper. More fun to find a beater Cub...

    Way, way cheaper. More fun to find a beater Cub and fly that. Opinion!

    One of the guys came in with an X-Cub the other day. Says it does 145 mph. Wish my Super Decathlon did that.
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    Are we allowed to write “unairworthy” in the...

    Are we allowed to write “unairworthy” in the logs? Shouldn’t it be “annual inspection completed and a list of discrepancies supplied to the owner?”

    I agree with Denny. Watch out for alterations...
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    I guess the O-320 makes the 105 Special move...

    I guess the O-320 makes the 105 Special move toward the high prices - when the average 150 Super Cub was around $100 grand we bought a beat-up 105 Special for $32K and flew it for maybe five years...
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    We did that successfully to J3 springs. You need...

    We did that successfully to J3 springs. You need something sort of round to distribute the load. Local metal store sells scrap steel discs, we sawed off a crescent shaped piece.
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