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    Used to see them twisted regularly especially...

    Used to see them twisted regularly especially with the old original expander tube brakes. They would fade out when they got hot and the pilots (spray planes) would just stand on them.

    Have seen...
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    Thanks Mike: Ive seen your description of doing...

    Thanks Mike: Ive seen your description of doing that before and is an excellent approach.

    I actually have a few other reasons/excuses for recovering the entire thing. One being age of some of the...
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    I've gotten tired of potentially crowding the GW...

    I've gotten tired of potentially crowding the GW limit and am installing the GW kit on my 180 18A this winter.
    Just got the kit from Amy.

    Retiring in January and have plenty of time now; so...
  4. I've heard a similar account from a guy that flew...

    I've heard a similar account from a guy that flew a J-3 for years landing at his cabin on a 400 ft strip. He bought a PA-11 thinking the added power would be better as they are the same basic...
  5. 1960 PA-18A Wings are squared off after...

    1960 PA-18A Wings are squared off after tossing the droop tips in a dumpster. Extended ailerons to the end. Standard flaps with 3 notches, Standard tail, Micro-air VGs. It does have an...
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    B&C for me. I made the switch as I’ve had...

    B&C for me.

    I made the switch as I’ve had two Skytec NL starters fail. Both within 12 hours of new on same airplane. One for internal corrosion and the other for solenoid failure. They are...
  7. With the 180 hp there is a change to the empty...

    With the 180 hp there is a change to the empty weight CG but there are other issues to consider, depending on what conversion you have.

    I converted my 18A to a 180 after nearly 1500 hrs with the...
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    2 cents worth. Years ago a friend of mine in...

    2 cents worth. Years ago a friend of mine in Anchorage praised the results of his leading edge extension. He and his best friend flew nearly identical cubs together for years and they were pretty...
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    yes. I had a new one fail in 10 hours on an...

    yes.
    I had a new one fail in 10 hours on an O-320 from some sort of internal corrosion.
    the factory warranted it very quick and covered the freight.

    Put that one on and the solenoid failed...
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    Where did Terry go?

    Where did Terry go?
  11. Alex 31 inch tires are 32 lbs ea. wheels and...

    Alex
    31 inch tires are 32 lbs ea.
    wheels and brakes 8.8 ea side.
    So you,ve got 82 lbs just in tires and wheels.
    Rest of gear with cables etc. heavy duty gear 1 1/2 “ springs, Long steps, EST 35...
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    First off your idea makes me envious. I flew...

    First off your idea makes me envious.
    I flew off of Cambell lake in south Anchorage for about ten years. There were a few rail units as I recall to pull your plane from the water and up on the...
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    My son was a combat medic and he said that it was...

    My son was a combat medic and he said that it was a common practice to ensure that his guys had tourniquets strategically sewed into their uniforms for quick access and use in tense situations.
    ...
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    Cooper checking out his new “doggie door”.

    Cooper checking out his new “doggie door”.
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    I've seen crankshaft nose seals do weird things...

    I've seen crankshaft nose seals do weird things depending on the airflow through the cowling.
    Friend of mine had what he thought was for sure an oil cooler leak but turned out to be the seal. ...
  16. Thread: Lake Hood

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    Lake Hood

    4-20-19 Opened today. :smile:


    This is the earliest that I know of.
    2 to 3 weeks ahead of normal.


    https://www.alaskaairmen.org/webcams/
  17. Just got an e-mail from Alaska Airmen Association...

    Just got an e-mail from Alaska Airmen Association announcing that DRACO will be there.. Mike and Mark Patey will both be there (along with Best Tugs) and doing presentations.
  18. I will be there.

    I will be there.
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    OK... so they just posted the notice on their...

    OK... so they just posted the notice on their Facebook. Saturday June 1st. Competition starts at 1pm
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    Skwentna Alaska gathering 2019?

    Is there to be a gathering again this year? If so when.
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    New vibrations showing up need to be responded to...

    New vibrations showing up need to be responded to as your engine is trying to tell you “I feel sick”.

    i would be checking compression,spark plug condition, pull the screen. Loose cylinder nuts...
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    Ok, time to follow up on the starter failure. As...

    Ok, time to follow up on the starter failure.
    As mentioned to expedite the warranty question I had to buy a new starter from the factory (full retail price) and then pay ups shipping to Alaska.
    ...
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    That's what I thought as well. The lower...

    That's what I thought as well. The lower connection for the bungee should also have a section of cable for a "crust cutter", to protect the bungee.
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    That was my experience as well. I have one cub...

    That was my experience as well. I have one cub with it that was field approved years ago and like it.
    I haven’t tried lately.
    Scalloping for me is no longer an issue as I found that installing...
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    So are you getting it field approved or viewing...

    So are you getting it field approved or viewing it as minor because of the screws?

    This is the old discussion.

    http://www.supercub.org/forum/showthread.php?52436-Wing-recover&highlight=Scallops
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