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  1. Thread: WAD south 2021

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    Great video, Pete. Skywagon, the airport you...

    Great video, Pete. Skywagon, the airport you mentioned is D52 at Geneseo, NY. There is a warplane museum located there.
  2. Thread: WAD south 2021

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    Another home run, Jason and Jamie! I enticed a...

    Another home run, Jason and Jamie! I enticed a couple friends to come for their first WAD. They had a great time and will be back next year.

    While the weather was not as cooperative this year, we...
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    I believe strips of soft aluminum sheet were...

    I believe strips of soft aluminum sheet were joggled on each side to accept the edges of the Pyrelyn pieces and riveted together. There were two of these on the J-3 windshield assembly. The two...
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    What Glen said. Taylor E-2s, J-2s, and early...

    What Glen said. Taylor E-2s, J-2s, and early Piper J-3s had 3 piece Pyrelyn windshields riveted together. Im not a Taylorcraft historian, but I wouldn't be suyprised if the "pre-war" airplanes used a...
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    To my knowledge, all PA-11s were delivered with a...

    To my knowledge, all PA-11s were delivered with a rear control sticks with no bends in them. I suspect any sticks with other configurations that you have seen in the airplanes were field...
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    WTB: Sorry to say that I checked with the owner of the...

    Sorry to say that I checked with the owner of the W72GK-46 and he had already sold it. I responded by email but am backing that up with a post.
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    WTB: I know a local guy near Ithaca, NY that has a low...

    I know a local guy near Ithaca, NY that has a low time W72GK46 that I sold him. The wrong prop for a C90 installation on a PA-11 was ordered and I sold it to this man for his 85 HP Champ. He liked...
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    No transponder installed. I use a Yaesu portable...

    No transponder installed. I use a Yaesu portable comm with an a remote AAE dipole antenna connected to a portable P S Engineering intercom for the headset jacks. The Yaesu uses a rechargeable battery...
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    We have an unmodified PA-11 with no electrical...

    We have an unmodified PA-11 with no electrical system and a C90-8F engine installed. The engine is about five pounds heavier than the dry weight specified in the Type Certificate Data Sheet due to an...
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    Thanks, Pete! Done.

    Thanks, Pete! Done.
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    Any news on WAD SOUTH 2021?

    Any news on WAD SOUTH 2021?
  12. Thread: The big slip

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    I believe the slip to a landing is a great tool....

    I believe the slip to a landing is a great tool. I use it often in light airplanes to steepen the approach angle if the available "drag" devices won't provide the approach path necessary. Or...
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    I have a C-90-8F with a Stromberg carb on a PA-11...

    I have a C-90-8F with a Stromberg carb on a PA-11 and mentioned my trouble with the engine trying to quit at idle in cold ambient temperatures in another thread. I got the good advice there to back...
  14. Thread: Zoleo

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    I carry the ACR ResQLink. It has some limitations...

    I carry the ACR ResQLink. It has some limitations and lacks some capabilities other alternatives have, but other than an iPhone, that is all I carry. You have to be alive and mobile to activate it,...
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    If you mount it under the panal, the signal will...

    If you mount it under the panal, the signal will be blocked by the aluminum boot cowl and instrument panel.
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    Clearprop, all the responding posts are good...

    Clearprop, all the responding posts are good insights. I use the same set-up in a PA-11 with no electrical system that Crash Jr. does.

    I bent up a sheet metal mount for the hand-held radio and...
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    In answer to your question, you're as crazy as...

    In answer to your question, you're as crazy as the rest of us. Build, by all means scratch build!

    I happen to live to fly 'em. My father lived to scratch build and restore 'em. Follow your...
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    www.dakotacub.com, contacts

    www.dakotacub.com, contacts
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    I understand the frustration, but the original...

    I understand the frustration, but the original latch on my airplane has worked well for 73 years.

    The spring steel clip broke once about 20 years ago, and I sacrificed my 6" stainless steel ruler...
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    The rib the original clip is attached to can...

    The rib the original clip is attached to can "move around" during recovering or other changes can put the clip out of position. If I found one that wasn't holding the upper door open in flight, I...
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    www.cubdoctor.com

    www.cubdoctor.com
  22. Thread: Wtb pa-18-95

    by Waldo M
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    Im sure it would be. I fly a PA-11 in the NE so...

    Im sure it would be. I fly a PA-11 in the NE so density altitude is not the issue it is with you.

    Mvivion flew a 90 HP PA-11 in the Pacific NW. He's the guy to ask about operating one at high...
  23. Thread: Wtb pa-18-95

    by Waldo M
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    Because it is lighter, ref speeds are just as...

    Because it is lighter, ref speeds are just as slow as a PA-18 with flaps extended. For the same reason, it can stop as short or shorter even with stock brakes. If a steep approach path is required,...
  24. Thread: Wtb pa-18-95

    by Waldo M
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    All true, but PA-18-95s and PA-11s are nicer to...

    All true, but PA-18-95s and PA-11s are nicer to fly as regards handling.
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    The original spring steel clip available from...

    The original spring steel clip available from Clyde Smith if that is what you would like.

    In addition to the clip, there are a few simple parts that attach to the bottom capstrip of the...
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