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    Interesting. I had weighed a few individual ribs...

    Interesting. I had weighed a few individual ribs and came up with Univair being a bit heavier. Must be some give and take between individual ribs. Thanks for posting that, somehow I missed it the...
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    Dakota Cub: Truss type ribs similar to Piper yet...

    Dakota Cub:
    Truss type ribs similar to Piper yet heavier and stronger than originals, lighter than Univairs.
    .025" thick 5052 leading edge skins.
    CAD plated steel fittings and hardware.
    ...
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    Where is it leaking? Does it have any brake? Is...

    Where is it leaking? Does it have any brake? Is it stock, no booster? If stock and no brake it is probably the diaphragm. https://www.univair.com/search.php?search_query=Scott+master+cylinder&Search=
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    The CG is forward of the legal limit with the...

    The CG is forward of the legal limit with the pilot and light on gas. Will have to look at the old weight and balances. Was several years ago when I was asked to add weight in the tail. I flew it and...
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    Yep, was talking to Sensenich this morning and...

    Yep, was talking to Sensenich this morning and they said he was sending it in for inspection. Joe said it was still smooth as silk after repitching for cruise.
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    I have a feeling that might be out of his price...

    I have a feeling that might be out of his price range. I was working in a warbird restoration shop making $11 an hour. Bout a $12K Clipper with 2 friends, first one bailed the day the first payment...
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    Amazing thing to me is the prop flexed so much...

    Amazing thing to me is the prop flexed so much and is unscathed. He called me Sunday evening and is super impressed with it. Super smooth and pulls harder than his best Catto. He told me he had not...
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    His tail weight is even more cleaver than that. 8)

    His tail weight is even more cleaver than that. 8)
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    The McCauley 1A200 prop is 7-8 lbs heavier than...

    The McCauley 1A200 prop is 7-8 lbs heavier than the 1A175 on the weights I have documented. The 180 hp Super Cubs I have been involved with over the years have all bee nose heavy and several required...
  10. Had some discussions about this and the rear...

    Had some discussions about this and the rear windows which are held in with 3M double sided tape could be reinforced and another latch or stop for the trailing edge of the flip up windows could be...
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    I talked to Mark and Brian at Dakota Cub. They...

    I talked to Mark and Brian at Dakota Cub. They have been tightening them down tight, no Locktite. The Instructions for Continued Airworthiness call for Locktite when doing maintenance on them. They...
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    Yes, only Cub I ever flew that the nose dropped...

    Yes, only Cub I ever flew that the nose dropped so far when the stall broke. He put the 150 hp Super Cub tail feathers on as well. Tal did not believe in VGs. Paul had them installed on one of his...
  13. We were coming back from Hondo and the two...

    We were coming back from Hondo and the two Simmons kids were on fingers discussing why they couldn't open the windows on their Carbon Cubs like they could on the Legend they had been flying. I chimed...
  14. The early FX3 had to much inlet air pressure and...

    The early FX3 had to much inlet air pressure and would leak. The new heat box has a larger bypass opening for the air to escape when the heater is off.
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    It is like installing a new engine, you are...

    It is like installing a new engine, you are upside down right off the bat. You have to fly the value out of it. You haven't mention what you are looking at Soni am assuming it is t a Super Cub. Look...
  16. Or keep the window closed above those speeds like...

    Or keep the window closed above those speeds like the placard says. Doubt you need all that cooling air in Alaska.
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    The cover on my plane is 29 years old and 7k...

    The cover on my plane is 29 years old and 7k hours. It looks like hell. Plasticizers in the chemicals evaporate out and the fabric drums and then the finish cracks. The structure is a concern but can...
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    All of the Super Cub fuselages I have ever worked...

    All of the Super Cub fuselages I have ever worked on from 1952 model -95s , 125s, 135s and 150 had all the flap pulley brackets welded in the fuselage. Figured it must have been easier on the...
  19. If I am not mistaken there are some structural...

    If I am not mistaken there are some structural tubes added at the build if the FX3 is ever going on floats. Might only apply to amphibs. My wife hates the sling rear seat. We made a trip to Arkansas...
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    Good thing about original, un-modified Piper...

    Good thing about original, un-modified Piper spars, there are literally tens of thousands out there that are as much as 80 years old, used, abused by both pilots and mechanics along with the elements...
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    I started the process on Jan 26th. It is suppose...

    I started the process on Jan 26th. It is suppose to ship Aug of 2021.
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    Not since the draught broke. Till maybe August....

    Not since the draught broke. Till maybe August. Hangar build in the Fall.
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    August.

    August.
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    You can get any pitch and overhang you want with...

    You can get any pitch and overhang you want with most companies if you order custom and don't just buy their package deal. Takes a little longer but I figure I am only doing this once
  25. You can use the U Haul as a camper as well. ;)

    You can use the U Haul as a camper as well. ;)
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