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    I just got home from the airport looking over my...

    I just got home from the airport looking over my plane. I don't see how these original PA-12/early tripacer backing plates will work. I have double puck Clevelands. Because of the rotor, the...
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    Brian, Is the bracket that goes around the axle...

    Brian,
    Is the bracket that goes around the axle just edge welded to the plate? Do you have a better picture of this area?
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    There is nothing wrong with a PA-12/14 gear. If...

    There is nothing wrong with a PA-12/14 gear. If you are doing regular flying, stick with the gear. If you are landing on rock beds or on floats, go with the PA-18 gear.
  4. Thread: PA-12 Build

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    Hi Wayne. Good to hear from you. I ran across...

    Hi Wayne. Good to hear from you. I ran across your name recently at home while looking for something else. Glad to see you are progressing on your project. I look forward to following you along. ...
  5. Thread: Nose down PA-12

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    If I remember correctly, the "v" needs to go down.

    If I remember correctly, the "v" needs to go down.
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    Hi Darrel. That looks super nice. I would LOVE...

    Hi Darrel. That looks super nice. I would LOVE to get to Anoka Co. someday and check out all the goodies:) Keep up the good work!!!
  7. Hi Darrel. Go with the wax impregnated wire...

    Hi Darrel. Go with the wax impregnated wire ties. dab a spot of varnish on your knot and don't look back. You will get a lot of compliments on a nice, clean, professional installation.

    Hope...
  8. Every 12 I have seen has had the landing gear...

    Every 12 I have seen has had the landing gear complied with. This AD was to either reinforce the gear where the strap meets the axels, or weld streamline tubing around the strap. it is just...
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    If you can find a set of Clarence Witte tanks(air...

    If you can find a set of Clarence Witte tanks(air energy), I'd put them in. No wing modification necessary.

    Dakota Cub does outstanding work. I would not hesitate to put their tanks in.
    ...
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    Check with Ly-Con.

    Check with Ly-Con.
  11. Thread: Tail brace wires

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    Got it. Thanks for the quick reply Steve. ...

    Got it. Thanks for the quick reply Steve.

    Kevin
  12. Thread: Tail brace wires

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    Aren't the stainless steel wire clevis required...

    Aren't the stainless steel wire clevis required to comply with the AD for changing to round tail brace wires? Univair told me that they changed to Stainless Steel when that AD came out. I see...
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    I had the same question when I was going thru my...

    I had the same question when I was going thru my wings. I asked Clyde Smith Jr. about these. He said that I did not need them so I left them off.
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    fuel valve

    fuel valve
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    Way to go Bill. Great job.

    Way to go Bill. Great job.
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    Can that oil cooler be used on a certified plane?

    Can that oil cooler be used on a certified plane?
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    That is a great idea.

    That is a great idea.
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    Also, to answer your questions about landing...

    Also, to answer your questions about landing gear, If you plan on going on floats, I would install PA-18 gear. To do this, you will need to weld on ears on the front of the gear fittings. These...
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    I'm restoring a -12 right now. I don't really...

    I'm restoring a -12 right now. I don't really know what to add to this except for the stuff you want to do, be prepared to spend big $$$. Everything you do on these things leads to a snowball...
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    Poll: I will never stop flying for anybody or anything....

    I will never stop flying for anybody or anything.

    Flying releases my mind of all other things, of life's problems and issues. Some people go to a Physcologist and take prescribed medication. ...
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    I'll chime in on this one... Clyde Smith wrote...

    I'll chime in on this one...

    Clyde Smith wrote about this in the Cub Club newsletter a while back. He said that the upper longerons were bent up a bit on the PA-12 and are supposed to be that way...
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    I recently installed one of Clyde's lower cowls...

    I recently installed one of Clyde's lower cowls on my -12. Clyde didn't say anything to me about this issue. I have the engine stabbed into place now but without the airbox on it. All I can say is...
  23. I'm not sure what I can add to this conversation...

    I'm not sure what I can add to this conversation but I will second the oilite bushing. I installed new clevis pin and new stand off brackets for the main crank pulley. Mine were COMPLETELY wallowed...
  24. Thread: Elevator Spring

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    Steve Pierce or Clyde Smith Jr. be better to...

    Steve Pierce or Clyde Smith Jr. be better to answer this but from what I heard, the lower bungee spring/cable was a requirement for the army.
  25. Thread: Elevator Spring

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    I'm not sure. Since I'm doing a complete -18...

    I'm not sure. Since I'm doing a complete -18 tail, I included the -18 spring and bungee cable. Now all the bases are covered.
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