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    The STC for amphib floats requires high pressure...

    The STC for amphib floats requires high pressure master cylinders.
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    https://westcoastseaglass.com/blog/glass-ball-fish...

    https://westcoastseaglass.com/blog/glass-ball-fishing-net-floats
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    That is basically the same I did with my Dad from...

    That is basically the same I did with my Dad from the cockpit window of a Widgeon. No issues.
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    Oz, It's never been on wheels, but I would guess...

    Oz,
    It's never been on wheels, but I would guess at about 1300# +/-? The floats are 266# minus the weight of the landing gear. I'm using the Whirlwind 200G ground adjustable prop (41#) which I've...
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    Mine (Ex AB) is a bit heavy when compared with...

    Mine (Ex AB) is a bit heavy when compared with other's numbers. It has long wings and is on floats with tail ballast. Empty 1462# @ 14.4" CG. Performance is very satisfactory with good short pond...
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    When ever there is a crowd of airplane people...

    When ever there is a crowd of airplane people about, they all want to get in on the act to help. Some in their zeal to help can actually do some unintentional damage.
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    CG ........................... At or ahead of the...

    CG ........................... At or ahead of the forward limit.
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    Interesting. Patey's test shows that had that...

    Interesting. Patey's test shows that had that lightning hole not been in the broken spar, perhaps that accident would not have happened. Patey's failure happened outboard of the strut attachment. By...
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    My take is the bottom of the spar cap failed at...

    My take is the bottom of the spar cap failed at the large lightning hole not by cracking but by a tension overload. The section of the wing outboard of the lift strut exerts an upward force which is...
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    Sec. 23.955 — Fuel flow. (b) Gravity systems....

    Sec. 23.955 — Fuel flow.

    (b) Gravity systems. The fuel flow rate for gravity systems (main and reserve supply) must be 150 percent of the takeoff fuel consumption of the engine.

    PART...
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    You didn't mean to say this.

    You didn't mean to say this.
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    Not that at all. They just never did the testing....

    Not that at all. They just never did the testing. That doesn't mean it's unsafe. If they had done some testing and found a discrepancy, it would be noted on the TC.
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    Gary, Just because the 0-200 isn't listed...

    Gary,
    Just because the 0-200 isn't listed doesn't mean anything. It only means the prop wasn't tested for vibration purposes on the 0-200. It may be just fine.
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    None when up. 1/2" +/- when down.

    None when up. 1/2" +/- when down.
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    Looks good. Consider using larger diameter...

    Looks good.
    Consider using larger diameter rivets to hold the baffles to the outside skin with the heads inside the tank. The larger diameter spreads the loads over a larger area. Then weld the...
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    I'm curious as to your choice of a three blade...

    I'm curious as to your choice of a three blade prop? Was there a particular reason or did you just want to try one? Did you find any particular advantages or disadvantages? How much horsepower are...
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    What is to prevent you from installing flaps on...

    What is to prevent you from installing flaps on your Bearhawk LSA? You are a clever mechanically inclined guy.......just do it. There is ample guidance on building a flap system just here on SC.org,...
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    The Bearhawk series of airplanes appear to cover...

    The Bearhawk series of airplanes appear to cover all the bases of a majority of "off roading" aviators.
    For comparison purposes my widebody -18 clone is 28". I am not a widebody person, the Patrol's...
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    You are correct in that this inconsistency cannot...

    You are correct in that this inconsistency cannot be blamed on ADS-B. However, it is enhanced by the use of ADS-B out. In an era of diminishing recreational aviation the uninformed opposition does...
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    The ends are usually flanged out. Then the seam...

    The ends are usually flanged out. Then the seam is edge welded.
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    Here is the Javron order form:...

    Here is the Javron order form: http://www.javronaviation.com/content/docs/SuperCubKitOrderFormRev.pdf As you can see the kit cost starts at $48,500. You should have no difficulty in finishing your...
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    Bending Acrylic: ...

    Bending Acrylic:
    https://www.briskheat.com/how-to-make-a-strip-heater-for-forming-acrylic-sheets...
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    The top holes are to let the air out when you add...

    The top holes are to let the air out when you add fuel to the tank so you can fill it to the top.
    The bottom holes allow you to use all the fuel in the tank.
    The size of the holes should be large...
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    A transponder and ADSB-out only helps the other...

    A transponder and ADSB-out only helps the other guy or ATC. There is no benefit whatsoever to the airplane which is carrying the equipment, other than the other airplane which has ADSB-in and the...
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    Try leaning it against a wall with the axle...

    Try leaning it against a wall with the axle parallel to the floor. Measure the gear bolt bushings distance from the wall to see that they are the same. Then using a carpenters square see if the axle...
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