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    There are these Environmental Affairs...

    There are these Environmental Affairs restrictions Iain mentions which are aimed at preventing the spread of water hyacinth but not applied to trailered boats. With straight floats it essentially...
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    Well I for one would like to know more about "the...

    Well I for one would like to know more about "the infamous Island Bob's" - it looks epic. Those 4 yellow floated Cubs in a row is like the pas-de-quatre in Swan Lake, but more appealing to my eyes. I...
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    I have an O-320 fitted on my J-5A that came to me...

    I have an O-320 fitted on my J-5A that came to me fitted with an O-235C1. Itís in the experimental category here and the issue of the diameter of the front tubes did not come up - despite more than 5...
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    58007Mine has a L-4 fuselage following an...

    58007Mine has a L-4 fuselage following an accident in 1957 and was built as a floatplane. It spent many years in Canada on floats but I needed it to be on wheels.


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    My suggestion would be one of the more powerful...

    My suggestion would be one of the more powerful Cherokee versions - I have Cubs (J-3 and highly modified J-5) but I was persuaded to buy a 67 Cherokee 235 a few years ago and what a revelation that...
  6. I guess the perverts are always in the mix with...

    I guess the perverts are always in the mix with everything, and always have been. I was warned off sending my son for horse riding lessons here because of generalised allegations against instructors....
  7. So sad how BS is affecting every part of life....

    So sad how BS is affecting every part of life. The founder of the Boy Scout movement, Robert Baden-Powell, would be appalled. He developed his ideas in Rhodesia in the 1890s with an amazing but now...
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    I have been watching Mikeís videos and that...

    I have been watching Mikeís videos and that wonderful wing and looking at my Dornier Do-27 and wishing I could build a wing like that! Just what the Do needs. Itís fixed slats are ridiculously draggy...
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    Sticky: 5691456915 Sent from my iPhone using...

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    Sticky: Flew around Fochville South of Johannesburg in...

    Flew around Fochville South of Johannesburg in the J-5, spotted some ancient ruins. Lovely day for flying - cool and almost no wind. So took the J-3 up to play with the daughter in the front 56913
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    I also love the Pilot III and use one all the...

    I also love the Pilot III and use one all the time - only problem is that the screen is developing those vertical lines of blank. I will give John Terry a call


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    I am spoiled in having both a J-3 with a 90 hp...

    I am spoiled in having both a J-3 with a 90 hp engine and a much modified J-5 which is essentially a lower gross 12 at this stage with 160 hp, 18 tail feathers, transparent door and no flaps. I tend...
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    Same disease as me, the collectorís bug. I have a...

    Same disease as me, the collectorís bug. I have a Cherokee 235 which almost cured me from tail dragging until I got my modified J-5 (essentially a 12 with 160hp at this stage). I prefer it to the 18...
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    I have a J-5 with PA-12 wings and PA-18...

    I have a J-5 with PA-12 wings and PA-18 horizontal tail surfaces fitted with a 160 hp O-320. When it had the stock engine mount it was noticeably nose heavy but I went to the Stoddard short mount and...
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    Looks like great fun. A J-3 is hard to beat...

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    Those speeds on the Borer seem extremely slow...

    Those speeds on the Borer seem extremely slow even if expressed in knots. I run a cut down 81/43 Borer on a 160 hp modified J5, which feels like really a climb prop rather than cruise and I get...
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    Well yes, agreed, everything has a role to play...

    Well yes, agreed, everything has a role to play and I am not wanting to hijack this thread - was just interested in how the 12 and 18 wing structures might differ. Briefly, though, t
    he J-5A has the...
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    PA-12 comparative wing strength

    Thanks very much for taking the time to reply. I note per A-780 that the standard PA-12 has the same gross as a standard PA-18 at 1750 lbs, so it seems likely that the wings would be about the same....
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    I have tried flying my J-3 from the front seat to...

    I have tried flying my J-3 from the front seat to accommodate giving a flip to someone too large for the front but, even though I also have a Cruiser and fly that from the front, it feels terribly...
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    It would have been my WW2 aviator Dadís 103rd...

    It would have been my WW2 aviator Dadís 103rd birthday today so your loss comes at a time of significance to me too. You were blessed to have him so long and to have such a great relationship with...
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    A bit of a riff on this thread - but where does...

    A bit of a riff on this thread - but where does the PA-12 wing fit in terms of gross weight increase? Is it stronger than the PA-18 wing, or weaker, or the same?


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    Thanks for sharing whatís actually happening way...

    Thanks for sharing whatís actually happening way up there. I was getting worn down by all the constant repetition and had begun to think maybe the media wasnít lying. Silly me! How you all survive up...
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    Sticky: I flew a friend down to a coastal town in my...

    I flew a friend down to a coastal town in my Cherokee 235 to fetch my somewhat modified J-5A and fly it back the 460 nm to Johannesburg. Beautiful weather especially over the Stormberg mountains with...
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    I have also lost a number of friends and clients...

    I have also lost a number of friends and clients - great people who made things happen but got taken out by something as dumb as this. Embarrassed so didnít get screened. A lot more embarrassing once...
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    I run the 76AK-2-42 on my J-3 which has an ex...

    I run the 76AK-2-42 on my J-3 which has an ex PA-18 C-90. The airfield I fly from is at 5440 amsl and it seems like the perfect prop although you have to be careful in any descent as it easily...
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