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    Come on out and fly it! Bring your pickiest...

    Come on out and fly it! Bring your pickiest mechanic for a pre buy, I doubt he or she will find anything that isn't perfect!
    Let me know if you want a spec sheet and / or list of STC's.

    regards,...
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    I can send spec sheet and photos, just send me an...

    I can send spec sheet and photos, just send me an email!

    Regards,

    Gary
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    I weigh with legitimate, "Operating Empty...

    I weigh with legitimate, "Operating Empty Weight" including fire extinguisher, headsets, charts, survival kit, etc, not fictitious weight I see a lot in the industry. With 20# in the extended...
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    I have a pristine (looks, flies, smells like new)...

    I have a pristine (looks, flies, smells like new) Cubcrafters "Top Cub" PA-18; long list of STC's, 180 hp, belly pod, IFR panel etc, 215 TTAF; 15 SMOH $169K. I can send list of specifications. ...
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    FS: can you send me a discreet e mail on this...

    can you send me a discreet e mail on this property?

    Thanks,


    Gary
    calpilot123@gmail.com
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    At the upper end of the used scale, I have a 2003...

    At the upper end of the used scale, I have a 2003 Cubcrafters "Top Cub" 180HP; 210 Total Time, like new condition, and 10 SMOH available August, 2020. Mine and others like mine are advertised for...
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    Sounds good on paper! Is it Canadian or US...

    Sounds good on paper! Is it Canadian or US registered? As PA-18's are in vogue, we usually get what we pay for. Having said that, there are those sellers out there that want to hide defects they...
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    I'm not in SoCal, but I travel all over to issue...

    I'm not in SoCal, but I travel all over to issue certificates of airworthiness and do pre buys.

    regards,

    Gary
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    might sell my IFR Top Cub at the end of the...

    might sell my IFR Top Cub at the end of the summer, 180 HP, low time, has almost every STC you can imagine.
    Regards,

    Gary
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    There is a RPM restriction between 2150-2350 with...

    There is a RPM restriction between 2150-2350 with the McCauley climb prop, not with the wood or Sensenich.

    g.
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    Lets see....Oil for an Air Cooled, high EGT, long...

    Lets see....Oil for an Air Cooled, high EGT, long stroke, low RPM engine... Hmmmm, good for my Harley Davidson??
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    SOMETIMES, THINGS JUST WEAR OUT! I bought a...

    SOMETIMES, THINGS JUST WEAR OUT! I bought a Piper Comanche with 3600 hours on the engine, never had a cylinder off. I called Lycoming, asked if they wanted to see a high time engine. They asked...
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    Usually, camshafts wear badly when lifters pit. ...

    Usually, camshafts wear badly when lifters pit. This is caused mostly by long periods of inactivity. Think about the combustion process, by-products are Carbon Monoxide; Carbon Dioxide; Sulphur...
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    Most climb props ( McCauley) restricted between...

    Most climb props ( McCauley) restricted between 2150-2350. Most lycoming 0-360 have most harmonics around 2300. Even though I balanced the pistons, rods, crank, still rough until Dyno balanced. I...
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    Top Cub stuff

    After installing the elevator and rudder gap seals, aircraft has 2 degrees more nose up pitch authority at the stall and landing. I'm pleased. But.... Been hearing a lot of noise, aircraft sounded...
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    Sounds like you have intimate information on...

    Sounds like you have intimate information on these cubs. Are you a 135 operator? I teach fire aviation and give 135 check rides for FAA, gearing up for the fire season. Been flying fire out of...
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    This is why it is so heavy! 2003 CUBCRAFTERS...

    This is why it is so heavy!

    2003 CUBCRAFTERS TOP CUB NXXXXX INSTALLED EQUIPMENT
    SPECIAL FEATURES


    2000 lb gross weight
    750 lb useful load
    140 lb Airglass belly pod
    180lb Extended...
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    Yeah, I wasn't going to hit the brakes that hard,...

    Yeah, I wasn't going to hit the brakes that hard, but gal in tower yelled "STOP" ..(to another aircraft)... knee jerk reaction.. expensive! (I learned what "Booster" Scott brakes were that day). ...
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    It seems that this was one of 5 prototype...

    It seems that this was one of 5 prototype Cubcrafters PA-18's.. 180 HP with Sensenich prop, lots of STC's, etc. VG's on wing, wing still wants to fly when the elevator is stalled. Can't remove any...
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    Yeah, I'll try that! I was new to the Top Cub,...

    Yeah, I'll try that! I was new to the Top Cub, flying RV's, Commanders, and Boeings for 30 years.... Was taxiing to active runway, approaching hold short line... gosh, no toe brakes, got on the...
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    cUBCRAFTERS ADDED INCIDENCE, AND A STRAKE, BUT...

    cUBCRAFTERS ADDED INCIDENCE, AND A STRAKE, BUT THE NORMAL CRUISE TRIM IS FAIRLY NOSE DOWN. eLEVATOR STALLS EARLY WITH FORWARD CG. STRAKE HELPS, BUT GOING TO TRY GAP SEALS ON RUDDER AND ELEVATOR. ...
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    Soooo, new PA-18, prop strike

    I have been flying for 45 years, 747's to champs. 34,000 hours. Bought Cubcrafters PA-18-180.... did not realise how forward the CG was empty... hit the brakes, bagged the prop, now a new prop and...
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    WTB: Need propeller

    I am looking for a Sensenich 76EM8 prefer 56" pitch. And yes, prop strike, darn it!
    Gary Brown
    calpilot123@gmail.com
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