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    Real journalism is dead.

    Real journalism is dead.
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    I gotcha, my point was just a generalized...

    I gotcha, my point was just a generalized statement on the responsibility that could be incurred by a sponsor.

    Just a data point (noyhing else); Steve lives and is home based out of the next town...
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    Just my $00.02, I have no dog in this hunt. I...

    Just my $00.02, I have no dog in this hunt.

    I have met Steve a couple of times and he is a pretty humble guy. Yes he flies a particular brand name aircraft and is a dealer, but I doubt any...
  4. I'll let the 'real' cub guys speak, but CC's...

    I'll let the 'real' cub guys speak, but CC's apprear to have the same tension spec's as the pipers; 45+/- for the aileron, 60 +/- for the elevator.
  5. Thanks all. I probably should have mentioned my...

    Thanks all. I probably should have mentioned my cables are maybe 10% less, it's not like their flapping in the wind.

    My question was more of a long term type as I continually learn to be a better...
  6. Thanks for the responses. Yes I'm aware of wore...

    Thanks for the responses. Yes I'm aware of wore parts, fraying, ...... can effect the tension.

    BUT, my question was; do the cables continue to relax or do they eventually come to a 'permant point'...
  7. I'll look for a temperature co-efficient chart in...

    I'll look for a temperature co-efficient chart in the box.

    Other problems such as???????
  8. Cable Tension: do the cables ever stabilize tension wise

    Plane; EX-2, 1/8" dia cables. 234hrs on the hobbs.

    Doing my second annual and both the aileron and elevator cable tension are low again. The first annual I thought, ok, new cables will stretch but...
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    That makes sense. So it's more of an install...

    That makes sense. So it's more of an install solution than a 'safe practice' process.

    I did notice that I installed washers (nut side) on my EX-2. Don't know when CC's changed their drawings. I'll...
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    Pardon my ignorance, but why no washers? I did...

    Pardon my ignorance, but why no washers? I did see the change notice that piper removed the washers. CC's originally called for washers on the nut side, but then deleted them.

    If bolt grip length...
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    Dang, that's beautiful! Down to 5mi visibility...

    Dang, that's beautiful!

    Down to 5mi visibility this morning here in the Boise area.
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    P/N should be on the breaker, but souinds like...

    P/N should be on the breaker, but souinds like you already know that.

    While I'm only around 250hrs, breakers have performed without issues. It is the only type of breaker I used when building up...
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    I have no dog in this hunt. I live in an area...

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    "they are not your average Super Cub owner." So...

    "they are not your average Super Cub owner." So are you saying a CC meets the definition of a Super Cub? :-P Just kidding of course as these planes and pilots have taken a beating sometimes here on...
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    Thanks. I'm surprised that CC would even make a...

    Thanks. I'm surprised that CC would even make a statement one way or the other (legal reasons) and surprised that the (CC) DAR would voice an opinion.

    My experience was just the opposite (EX-2),...
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    Are you speaking for CC when you say "CubCrafters...

    Are you speaking for CC when you say "CubCrafters agrees that the average FX builder is not qualified for a repairman certificate". How would CC know that?

    So the average FX builder spends time...
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    I might take a little exception to the comment...

    I might take a little exception to the comment "He didn't expect any private guy with a full time career to know everything or be good at everything that building an airplane requires. In the end...
  18. Actually the CFO (Cheif Financial Officer/bill...

    Actually the CFO (Cheif Financial Officer/bill payer) finds the back seat of our EX-2 comfortable.

    Most the time it's just me. Then I fly with one of my slugo buddies in the back and I'm reminded...
  19. Thread: Van's RV-15

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    My guess is that Van's will try to keep...

    My guess is that Van's will try to keep comommally as much as possible, and hence the plane will be a side by side, Lycoming powered, same wing (maybe longer) but upstairs not down stairs, -10 or -7...
  20. Per Cub Crafters web; CC SS is 892 lbs empty. As...

    Per Cub Crafters web; CC SS is 892 lbs empty. As people have stated above, owners tend to add 'equipment' (LR tanks, BW's,... ) and there goes the empty weight.

    EX/FX, EX-2,FX-2 are 1865 lbs...
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    Ha! Hoppies make total sense. Thanks I should...

    Ha! Hoppies make total sense. Thanks

    I should have more time tomorrow to check the other cylinders for comparison.
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    Well that IS the question. In most conversations...

    Well that IS the question. In most conversations about this the main questions are: how do you lean and do you lean on the ground?

    Answer to both questions is yes, but the buildup would imply not...
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    Pic: it's a pic of a pic, so not great quality....

    Pic: it's a pic of a pic, so not great quality. Looks like a lot of junk built up on the stem.

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    Update; pulled off the exhaust pipe and...

    Update; pulled off the exhaust pipe and borescoped the valve stem. It was coated pretty good. I took the advise of a good friend (A&P also) and blocked off the exhaust port to fill the chamber with...
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    Thanks for the suggestions. I will remove the...

    Thanks for the suggestions. I will remove the exhaust pipe, look at the stem and report back most likely tomorrow.
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