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    spend some time in Australia, there isn't an...

    spend some time in Australia, there isn't an airport in the country that isn't being hassled by neighbours that have been given council permission to build their damn houses on the airfield...
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    Poll: it's tough getting judged by the landing,,,no one...

    it's tough getting judged by the landing,,,no one cares how well you hold a heading,,,or how nicely you manage the engine,,,,or even your radio ops,,,,but f**k up a landing and your toast!
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    Poll: looking at the poll, it's encouraging to see most...

    looking at the poll, it's encouraging to see most haven't ground looped, if you put the "almost" with the never, it looks better , not that I'll be relaxing any time soon ,I really ,really don't want...
  4. is this a common thing in the US, can't say I've...

    is this a common thing in the US, can't say I've heard of it much in Oz, there was a jetranger got nicked from Sydney and was found up the coast a bit, took off full IFR and did the 2hr trip,,,,never...
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    i don't know Diggler and I ,too, am keen to know...

    i don't know Diggler and I ,too, am keen to know what happened to him/her/it,,,,,,,is diggler perhaps the stig?
  6. Thread: trim tab

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    thanks will do!

    thanks will do!
  7. Thread: trim tab

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    trim tab

    Hi all, I am just about finished the elevators on my exp supercub, I'm wondering if anyone has built them with a trimtab rather than the factory system, it would have to weigh less and be a lot less...
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    I watched a guy come into our local airfield a...

    I watched a guy come into our local airfield a couple of weeks back in a PA28, three SLF(one was a small kid) came bouncing out the to aircraft ,the door pops open and they scramble up on the wing, I...
  9. Thread: Supercub tail

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    thanks, had a moment where I thought I had built...

    thanks, had a moment where I thought I had built some elevators for something other than a supercub
    cheers Mat
  10. Thread: Supercub tail

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    I haven't noticed on the plans ,but do the PA18's...

    I haven't noticed on the plans ,but do the PA18's have weight in the elevators,,mass balance or are they just a control balance (horn)
  11. Thread: Supercub tail

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    I've had a look around at some pics and yeh , the...

    I've had a look around at some pics and yeh , the control horns are PA18, what are the other ones for J3,,,PA11?
  12. Thread: Supercub tail

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    Supercub tail

    Hi all, I've started on the elevators and horizontal stab using piper plans via northland, I have almost finished the elevator with control horns and had a look at the plans for the horizontal stab...
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    I guess there's an added bonus with strength...

    I guess there's an added bonus with strength using the .035 tube, and three pounds in the airframe won't be as bigger issue as the fat hanging off my beltline. :)
    Mat
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    thanks guys,,,duh didn't think of Aircraft...

    thanks guys,,,duh didn't think of Aircraft Spruce, I might even look at getting some of the materials from them
    cheers Mat
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    Thicker walled tubes

    Hi all, I've started getting keen and have been getting prices on 4130 tube ,the problem is that in Aussie I can't seem to find the sizes that are in the original blueprints, mostly the smallest wall...
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    have a look at these ...

    have a look at these http://www.seabirdaviation.com.au/

    A mate of mine is the test pilot for this mob,,,went for a blat in VH-SUA a few weeks back, they sell them for power line work ,shark...
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    Poll: I was flying a mates 185 for a while ,,,never did...

    I was flying a mates 185 for a while ,,,never did a wheeler in her ,always 3 pointers, once I was (apparently) competent he let me loose and I did some wheelers at that point , certainly a better...
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    Poll: Mmmmm not yet, had a couple of moments when I got...

    Mmmmm not yet, had a couple of moments when I got lazy and didn't have into wind aileron, had a wing lift and got messy but didn't get to close to going backwards,,,,just when I think this is easy...
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    Papa's tomatoes

    Italian Tomato Garden
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    An old Italian lived alone in New Jersey . He wanted to plant his annual tomato garden, but it was very difficult work, as the ground was hard.
    His only son,...
  20. Thread: PA18 question

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    Will do John , it is a small world!!

    Will do John , it is a small world!!
  21. Thread: PA18 question

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    Thanks mate, is there a book or website that lays...

    Thanks mate, is there a book or website that lays out the history of them ,
    cheers Mat
  22. fat n skinny had a race ,till fats motorbike...

    fat n skinny had a race ,till fats motorbike broke and skinny had to give her a lift home!
  23. Thread: PA18 question

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    PA18 question

    Hi all, I've been hooked on the super cubs since I started flying, I'm after more info on them ,different models or changes over the years, a couple of things I notice is that some have the curved...
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    mmmm the Cessna diamond tattoo,,,popular in some...

    mmmm the Cessna diamond tattoo,,,popular in some circles!!
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    I spent a bit of time in a mates 185 ,before I...

    I spent a bit of time in a mates 185 ,before I had heard about how tricky they were,,,,geez I'm glad i just went out and flew/landed it the way the owner said to if I'd read up I might have tried to...
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