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  1. No, those are the Waco wings I just finished. ...

    No, those are the Waco wings I just finished. Mine are on the wing rotors waiting to be covered. My grandkids will be doing a lot of the covering on my wings. They are really excited about doing...
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    I'm building it light; wood wings came in at 64...

    I'm building it light; wood wings came in at 64 lbs without tanks, covers and cables. Everything else is minimal and covering will be pretty light. No projection on final weight.

    As for cost,...
  3. You want fast stitching ..... train the grand...

    You want fast stitching ..... train the grand kids! They were not content with just passing the needles through; they wanted to do the entire stitch themselves. Not only can they see the holes;...
  4. I get my needles at Joann's crafts. $6.99 for 4...

    I get my needles at Joann's crafts. $6.99 for 4 needles; all you need to do is bend the ends up with a torch. I do make some with welding rods but these are great. They also have assorted curved...
  5. I teach the 1/2 starting distance. However, in...

    I teach the 1/2 starting distance. However, in the case of the picture, you don't want the lacing around the cable inside the wing. You can do a single locking stitch just before the cable than a...
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    I've been mentored by an aero engineer, rag and...

    I've been mentored by an aero engineer, rag and tube builder, who is highly regarded chief a test pilot for one of the biggies. When I started my build, I mentioned to him I was thinking about a...
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    Welcome! I'm covering my scratch built 2+2;...

    Welcome! I'm covering my scratch built 2+2; getting closer I guess to being done. Mine has a wood wings, wood ailerons, and wood flaps. I made changes to my wing to make things a bit easier; it's...
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    I suspect the cruise will be like a 12, maybe...

    I suspect the cruise will be like a 12, maybe 110. It's a bit faster than an 18 due to the different AOA of the wing attach points. The 18 gives you shorter take off but slower cruse, 12 and 14 a...
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    A few points about the 2+2; I'm covering mine BTW...

    A few points about the 2+2; I'm covering mine BTW so hope to be done soon. I had to modify my wood spar to clear the lift strut; I think I had to sand a curve about 3/16" deep over a 3" area of the...
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    I have a set of wood wings for my 2+2. I...

    I have a set of wood wings for my 2+2. I modified the wings to use stock Super Cub hardware for flaps, and changed the tank bay to use a shear plate rather than the cross brace through the tank. I...
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    I wouldn't use a wire wheel, it will get clogged...

    I wouldn't use a wire wheel, it will get clogged up real easy and be pretty hard on aluminum leading edges.. This will work nicely on a drill. You can find these on Amazon and many other places...
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    We did find a product that works nicely to remove...

    We did find a product that works nicely to remove the glue; here's a link to the FB post about it a while back. We have it available to order or it may be available locally.

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  13. That's the same as on my 2+2 wing; the threaded...

    That's the same as on my 2+2 wing; the threaded rod goes through the N strut. I think the part I used was a PMA's part but no longer available from Wag. From the first picture in this post, you can...
  14. I'm aware of that but look at the pictures; same...

    I'm aware of that but look at the pictures; same number of holes and placement looks the same. Something to check out. Piper sure liked to interchange parts.
    Marty57
  15. What am I missing here .... isn't this the same...

    What am I missing here .... isn't this the same part? Listing says it fits the J3, different measurements of holes maybe?

    Marty57

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  16. Here's a picture of my wood wing Wag 2+2. It's...

    Here's a picture of my wood wing Wag 2+2. It's very similar to the J4 (with flaps hardware from SC). Not sure why you couldn't use it; it's a PMA's part but not for the J4. Main difference is how...
  17. Interesting read. The issue with scouting is...

    Interesting read. The issue with scouting is nothing new. I was a leader back in the mid 90's. We had training back then that stressed "two deep leadership" with all kids. Understand, the...
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    The clear is our EkoPoly Premium. The orange and...

    The clear is our EkoPoly Premium. The orange and silver metallic are also EkoPoly Premium. Tail feathers are double covered, same paint. They did a nice job on the paint.
    Marty57
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    It was fun to see Scrappy finished. I had many...

    It was fun to see Scrappy finished. I had many late night calls from Mike and his painter. He used Stewart Systems on the entire project and the Silver Metallic can be a bit tricky. Nicely done!...
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    I'll have 12-15 stations set up each day, 1 or 2...

    I'll have 12-15 stations set up each day, 1 or 2 people per station. It gets pretty busy. Come buy early; I'll be at the tent about 9:15 each morning, and sign up for the day's class. It should be...
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    I'll be there around Saturday. I'm teaching...

    I'll be there around Saturday. I'm teaching covering all week by the Ultralite Red Barn along with Forums Monday and Thursday at 4 pm. Come by and say high. Ready for any gathering that may come...
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    They are different tapes; already shrunk when you...

    They are different tapes; already shrunk when you get the new roll. You can't pre shrink your own tapes; at least I have never seen that done. Aircraft fabric shrinks 10% as you go through the...
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    Black will get very hot in the sun; that is a...

    Black will get very hot in the sun; that is a given. The tapes can have an issue on black surfaces. With Stewart Systems, like most systems, the tapes on the ribs and other long, streight are not...
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    It will be nice to be back to Oshkosh this year. ...

    It will be nice to be back to Oshkosh this year. I'm going to dedicate one day to double covering for guys interested in that. I'll be down by the ultralite red barn again this year; also a couple...
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    I know it's short notice, but I'm doing a three...

    I know it's short notice, but I'm doing a three day Stewart Systems seminar mid June in California. There was a lot of interest on this post so just wanted to let guys know what's coming up. I'll...
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