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    Just for clarity how about taking some pics of...

    Just for clarity how about taking some pics of your filter to airbox to carb from the sides? It might be an interesting setup. If curious push a small rubber hose over the pitot opening then pinch...
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    I had a PA-18A with the round filter. Memory...

    I had a PA-18A with the round filter. Memory wants to say there was a different exit to the airbox - big square not a small hole. If so what's in Post #1?

    Gary
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    Looks like they may deflect them some on takeoff:...

    Looks like they may deflect them some on takeoff: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NObY3f_FyJk

    Gary
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    There's nothing bad about drag airplanes. Lowers...

    There's nothing bad about drag airplanes. Lowers the nose to maintain airspeed. Better than a floater with nothing but lift if short landings required. How much does a perforated flap help lift? Did...
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    I'll bump this up to 2019. I linked one of his...

    I'll bump this up to 2019. I linked one of his comments on scalloped T-50 wings elsewhere. His experience and airplane knowledge is truly a treasure to read and view:
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    I've been reading and watching some videos about...

    I've been reading and watching some videos about planes and a pilot Jack Dunn from our Greatest Generation. Here's a comment about
    sleeping in a J-5 and fabric wing scallops noted on a Cessna T-50:...
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    Was the overall span increased beyond the stock...

    Was the overall span increased beyond the stock wing or just the trailing edge? Was/is there an STC (STC SA2490WE) or was that just a reference to a particular "style" of tip?

    Gary
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    So there's a couple of examples at least one of...

    So there's a couple of examples at least one of which has successfully flown and proven the concept. Was there a one-time or multi approval? You noted an STC (Thorp?) which has since been withdrawn....
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    Has someone complained about the tips? Looks good...

    Has someone complained about the tips? Looks good from here.

    Gary
  10. Effect of Longitudinal Ridges on the Aerodynamic Characteristics of an Airfoil

    Here's a Cub airfoil with allegedly STOL gadgets. Not sure what to make of all this - I assume they're serious and sober. Reynolds Number of test about 20 m/sec or 45 mph .
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    Weigh the plane. Gary

    Weigh the plane.

    Gary
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    Any one know if Piper changed the LE on the PA-25...

    Any one know if Piper changed the LE on the PA-25 Pawnee? It might be interesting to find out as they would have had a choice if there was a chance for better performance. Plus they could watch the...
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    Somebody should stick a camera on the Cub tail...

    Somebody should stick a camera on the Cub tail and/or wing lifting rings then go document the upper surface in flight. Might answer some of these questions.

    Here's how they used to do it by...
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    https://www.supercub.org/forum/showthread.php?3645...

    https://www.supercub.org/forum/showthread.php?36453-Extended-Leading-Edge-rib-stitching

    Some earlier discussion and in #17 the linked NACA Tech report from 1927. Time flies.

    Gary
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    Have a helper handy. Sometimes all it takes is a...

    Have a helper handy. Sometimes all it takes is a gentle push - pull - lift to get the alignment correct to remove or install fasteners. If something doesn't align ask why. If able fix it for now and...
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    Fabric covering moves up and down in flight....

    Fabric covering moves up and down in flight. Under normal load or climb the top and bottom wing coverings move up; in a negative gust they move down. In a stall the lower wing cover is pushed up...
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    Had the same challenge spreading ashes from the...

    Had the same challenge spreading ashes from the Cub without a hose or tube. Traumatic especially if family onboard.

    I used to drop small fish into remote lakes with a RV sewer hose attached to a...
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    A local smacked his wood tip bow this fall....

    A local smacked his wood tip bow this fall. Rolled the plane sideways enough on 31" tires to score the inside of one tire with the brake bleeder valve. Wing apparently survived with some rib and bow...
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    Factual Report for N323KT DHC-2 8/4/18:...

    Factual Report for N323KT DHC-2 8/4/18: https://app.ntsb.gov/pdfgenerator/ReportGeneratorFile.ashx?EventID=20180805X60932&AKey=1&RType=HTML&IType=FA

    Investigation Docket:...
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    This may be a call for some future practice...

    This may be a call for some future practice flying under the hood in our basic equipped airplanes. See what we can do with what we have available. Without a red button to push it's our skills or...
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    FM:...

    FM: https://www.aeroclubprealpivenete.it/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/Cessna-L-19-Bird-Dog.pdf

    Read about the fuel system. My first instructor in Fairbanks flew them in SE Asia.

    Gary
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    https://www.tempestplus.com/Portals/0/PDFs/Mainten...

    https://www.tempestplus.com/Portals/0/PDFs/MaintenanceandService/TAF-L%20Installation%20Instructions.pdf

    Says remove screen now. May have changed from the F&M days. Mine was left in under the old...
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    Prior owner of my former PA-12-180 short mount...

    Prior owner of my former PA-12-180 short mount played with CG and ballast. Plane weighed 1250 don't recall the CG but had double stacked rear baggage for placing things far aft. No lead. Finally went...
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    How about a small rear fuel/header tank with...

    How about a small rear fuel/header tank with transfer pump? Balance loads and carry something useful on every flight. Figure out the weight needed to correct forward CG and secure a place for tank...
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    Mooney vert stab?...

    Mooney vert stab? https://www.idahostatejournal.com/news/local/pilot-dog-dead-in-plane-crash-near-local-city/article_7fb11140-9d40-5490-8f64-1da6cf437af5.html

    Gary
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