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    There is a guy here in Alaska, Birchwood I have...

    There is a guy here in Alaska, Birchwood I have heard, that is covering w Oratex.

    After my experience, I would not hesitate to tell some one they could do it themselves.

    but,

    I would not pay...
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    Cool! Congrats!! What options?

    Cool!
    Congrats!!
    What options?
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    I have put Vinyl auto striping on my test piece w...

    I have put Vinyl auto striping on my test piece w Oratex, and left out in the weather, 6 months so far - no lift no bubbles

    Oratex makes their own “vinyl” striping and graphics, comes from...
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    They make a noticeable sound when you transition...

    They make a noticeable sound when you transition fast, but 9 times out of 10 you cannot feel it in the plane, very smooth.
    This may be because you are already in slow flight, they deploy at 50mph,...
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    Yeah, a highlander is just different all the way...

    Yeah, a highlander is just different all the way around, wood ribs and all.

    lets try this pic from google...

    It worked!
    So you see the “dog bones” extended in the pic as the air pulls the slat...
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    I am not home at the moment, will post picture...

    I am not home at the moment, will post picture later.

    the Slat is attached by an 8” dog bone lookin bar with bearings on each end. One of these on each end of slat, other end of each dog bone...
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    So the OP wanted a SS to SC comparison. SS...

    So the OP wanted a SS to SC comparison.

    SS wing 132sq foot (clean) 153sq ft dirty

    Small SS = 800# empty - wing loading 5.3#/sq ft
    180 hp XL = 950# empty - wing loading 5.6#/ sq ft

    SC wing...
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    I thought we had a pretty good discussion going...

    I thought we had a pretty good discussion going here...

    did somebody hurt a feeler and I missed it?
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    More wing

    Yes!

    but - doesnt everything need more wing? :lol:

    The climb on the 180hp XL is Very Impressive - although I have not done it at gross yet

    And the Longerons on mine are not 1/2”
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    Yes I am not painting the Oratex just stripes -...

    Yes
    I am not painting the Oratex
    just stripes - for now
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    I thought I would pass on to those that are...

    I thought I would pass on to those that are thinking about Oratex:

    I used electrical tape to mock up a paint scheme and it left permanent marks (stains?) in the Oratex coating.
    I have tried every...
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    I am a converted Piper driver. i now have a...

    I am a converted Piper driver.

    i now have a SuperStol XL
    180 hp Lycoming
    800+ # useful
    Huge bagage area
    and very tuff and forgiving with giant gas shocks
    (full stall from 15’+ no big deal)
    ...
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    I do like the easy inspection hole ability!! ...

    I do like the easy inspection hole ability!!

    As I understand it from Lars, the bottom fabric last idea was for ease of repair etc. the tapes are really good at hiding the seam.
    but I put mine on...
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    96 chevy I used 2 sheets and went top stringer...

    96 chevy
    I used 2 sheets and went top stringer to bottom Stringer.

    the Oratex glue is good enough to do things a little different.

    This way saves about 16’ length of fabric- or $800

    I used...
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    I had to patch a hole yesterday on the interior...

    I had to patch a hole yesterday on the interior fabric, about 2” x 2” with puckered fabric.

    So I cut the wrinkles lengthwise, slid a tongue depressor in from one end to support the other end...
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    I just finished covering the interior with the...

    I just finished covering the interior with the Oratex - Yes I know I should have done that first.
    Changed my mind, I have not been impressed with reg fabric on the interior of bagage area before -...
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    Gordon Every batch is different I hear, mine had...

    Gordon
    Every batch is different I hear, mine had 3 large (1”) lumpy spots that were marked by the factory on the edge. There were other very small ones that were almost not noticeable.
    have spoken...
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    Ya, I dont paint, thats the main reason I chose...

    Ya, I dont paint, thats the main reason I chose Oratex.

    Being 25# lighter is a BIG Bonus Too!
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    Dan, that is why I posted this. the QUOTE for...

    Dan,
    that is why I posted this.
    the QUOTE for my plane was 9,700

    They quote for the number of yards of fabric you would use of conventional fabric, sometimes it is possible to do it with less -...
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    Yes, that includes glue, fabric, tapes, etc... ...

    Yes, that includes glue, fabric, tapes, etc...

    If you go through the whole thread it details it - page 8 and 9 I think.
    I used the factory blemished fabric to save 20%, and I used different than...
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    My Oratex experience

    I am almost done building a Super Stol XL (about the same size and gross wt as Super Cub)

    And I have covered it with Oratex and documented my experiences (good and bad) with lots of pictures on...
  22. My JUST SuperStol stock flaps are 8', Stock...

    My JUST SuperStol stock flaps are 8', Stock Ailerons 5 1/2', I am extending aileron almost 1'

    It also has Spoilers stock, that run 3/4 length of aileron.

    Troy said they designed the wing and...
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    Thats what I needed to know thanks guys!

    Thats what I needed to know
    thanks guys!
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    B&C 8A alternator reviews?

    Anyone here use the 8A B&C Alternator on a Titan 0-340??

    Anyone have Taken off the 8A because they needed more volts / Amps??

    Any experience with this alternator would be appreciated.

    Thanks!
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    Poll: Well, I went and flew the new Super Stol XL at...

    Well, I went and flew the new Super Stol XL at the factory, and bought a kit.

    900# with a Titan O-340 at 180hp a very Impressive ride!!

    We will see if I can go lighter than that.
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