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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.
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  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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,...
  7. 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...
  8. 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.
  9. Plus 1 on the bushings.

    Plus 1 on the bushings.
  10. 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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    I would bet TacAero is fooling themselves, trying...

    I would bet TacAero is fooling themselves, trying to avoid the high premiums of a commercial operation. You break their airplane, and your renter's insurance probably pays for attorneys to defend...
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    Non-owner insurance is not that expensive unless...

    Non-owner insurance is not that expensive unless you are instructing. Mine is free with my Decathlon insurance, and my CFI insurance works as well if I am solo in someone else's airplane.

    If I...
  17. We have an FAA letter for the J4. Not worth it;...

    We have an FAA letter for the J4. Not worth it; they want an extra strap across the opening.

    Don't know about the -12, but the 18 with both sides open it is a tornado in the back seat. There is...
  18. There are two STCs to put the O-200 crank, rods,...

    There are two STCs to put the O-200 crank, rods, and pistons in a C-85. Notpositive, but I think Don's Dream Machines and ECI? Bought mine in 1995 for $1200, balanced it for $300 more. Things have...
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    I hafta laugh. One of my students called in a...

    I hafta laugh. One of my students called in a panic - her engine had lost a lot of power. Test flight showed the symptoms above. Most Cubs have three rubber tubes - one of them had split. I think...
  20. My impression (I am currently running three, have...

    My impression (I am currently running three, have a spare, and supervising an assembly) is that everything except the crank and rods is available from someplace near Fresno. The crank STC is...
  21. I agree 100% with those guys. However . . . I...

    I agree 100% with those guys. However . . .

    I bought my first Cub in 1962. Blackwell said $1200. I glanced at it and wrote the check. Then I grabbed a duster pilot to teach me to fly it. They...
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    Here is my idea - older one was done in 1972, and...

    Here is my idea - older one was done in 1972, and is starting to look a bit tired. Newer one was done last year - strobe power supply is inside the wing! Not sure that was a good idea - we shall...
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    I am with Steve - if it is in good shape and the...

    I am with Steve - if it is in good shape and the kingpin is vertical, only tighten if it shimmies.

    On the Bushwheel? If you are talking about the big balloon tire - we couldn't get it to not...
  24. There are no must-do mods. The struts will save...

    There are no must-do mods. The struts will save money in the long run if you choose Univair. The brakes are only necessary if the originals have failed.

    Carefully check for fuselage corrosion,...
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    I have had maybe five done by speedometer shops. ...

    I have had maybe five done by speedometer shops. They even made new cables and sheaths. Of course I would never use such instruments on a certificated Cub. They even give me an accuracy sheet at...
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