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    There's a wide variance in wood grades and...

    There's a wide variance in wood grades and weights. If, for example, you are very selective about your woods and get lightweight Okoume mahogany marine plywood in 3/16" thickness it's very close to...
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    Just measured one here in the shop. The door is...

    Just measured one here in the shop. The door is 27" long, 12.5" tall in the front and 10.5" tall in the rear.
  3. I'm not sure what experts these are but I would...

    I'm not sure what experts these are but I would vigorously disagree. Perhaps it's the better technique for a smooth grass runway but for my purposes the tail is the first thing to leave the ground...
  4. The beach had lots of sticky mud with small rocks...

    The beach had lots of sticky mud with small rocks getting thrown into the bottom of the wing and back of the prop from the bushwheels. The theory from my brother and his mechanic is some of the small...
  5. I've said this before and got flamed but that...

    I've said this before and got flamed but that heat shroud design is problematic. My brother managed to get dirt in the end of the heat shroud and it destroyed a cylinder last year.
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    Correct, the fittings were changed shortly after...

    Correct, the fittings were changed shortly after we spoke in 2021 to move that cut back further to allow for variance in wing fittings. Haven't heard from anyone with the same issue since.

    On...
  7. Thread: Van's RV-15

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    The guys from Vans say it's going to be a 2...

    The guys from Vans say it's going to be a 2 seater with a 4 place projected later on down the line if this is successful. The model shown at Oshokosh was very much an unfinished prototype and it's...
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    An engine out and coming up short is a risk...

    An engine out and coming up short is a risk regardless of how fast or slow you're going. Whether fast or slow you're only going to travel a certain distance and if that distance is one foot further...
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    60 is already way too fast with a stock PA-18....

    60 is already way too fast with a stock PA-18. That should be 55 tops and closer to 45. With the PSTOL flaps that speed will be about 5mph slower.

    More time in the plane is needed. Work on getting...
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    Stabilator is a fine way to do an elevator...

    Stabilator is a fine way to do an elevator control. Like was mentioned, the Helio has a stabilator and that contributes to their ability to still have good pitch authority even at high angles of...
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    Just saw that on Facebook. Looks like I have to...

    Just saw that on Facebook. Looks like I have to eat my words; that's a suspension system. It's hard to imagine how they fit it in there but it's very cool to see them pushing the envelope.
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    I think that's just an optical illusion; the flap...

    I think that's just an optical illusion; the flap tracks appear at the rear of the wing. Also, if the gear appears to be simple spring gear probably with a fairing or external gear leg mounts for...
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    We've been doing those damn colored letters for 5...

    We've been doing those damn colored letters for 5 years now. I was a huge hater at first but after putting them on the cub I have to admit they kind of add a little sumthin to the look. Denny we're...
  14. None that I've heard of. If it's real deep you...

    None that I've heard of. If it's real deep you may drag the pod a little in the snow but it won't damage anything.
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    The above are correct. Cleveland sends out a...

    The above are correct. Cleveland sends out a permission letter with the STC if you buy the boxed wheel and brake kit from them. Without the permission letter it's not of much use.

    The A185F is...
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    Nope, I'm still working at Airframes. The Helio...

    Nope, I'm still working at Airframes. The Helio boys are good friends and we fly together but you are probably thinking of Abe.

    There are absolutely Bushwheels out there that are experimental and...
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    Try and be clear about what aircraft specific...

    Try and be clear about what aircraft specific installation you are talking about. I assume you're referring to the A185F example above. The PMA in question covers a lot of aircraft for which the...
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    Just to clarify a PMA is much like a TSO but...

    Just to clarify a PMA is much like a TSO but directed towards specific aircraft models or toward an STC instead of being a blanket aircraft parts standard like TSO is. What a PMA is not is an...
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    Neat looking build! Just want to mention the...

    Neat looking build!

    Just want to mention the normal bushings for the flying wires don't have any issues turning when the bolt is appropriately tight. The bushings are intentionally slightly longer...
  20. Airframes does make a 3" extended, 4" widebody...

    Airframes does make a 3" extended, 4" widebody shock strut. AF12844-43 measures 20.625" eye to eye. Hopefully that helps.

    I'm not sure if it would work on a Dakota fuselage with Dakota cabane and...
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    The J3 tank can get an air bubble trapped in...

    The J3 tank can get an air bubble trapped in front of the filler neck when you're on big tires that may sacrifice a gallon of capacity. Whenever I was real hung up on that I would fill the tank then...
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    That NX cub sure had violent nose wheel shimmy...

    That NX cub sure had violent nose wheel shimmy under max braking
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    In my opinion the brake line is not an issue....

    In my opinion the brake line is not an issue. Most covered gear will have the brake line exiting the fabric below the axle and that's just the way it's done. Lots of cubs running around with brake...
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    That was a good year for Bushwheels. Keep them...

    That was a good year for Bushwheels. Keep them out of the weather/sun and give them a spritz and wipe down with 303 once a month and they should last 8-10 years on average. I like to park on a sheet...
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    Agreed; I really like my tailwheel with only 3 as...

    Agreed; I really like my tailwheel with only 3 as well. Same with 3400 series tailwheels, seems like many setups run too many springs as a way to mask underlying setup issues and tailwheel shimmy.
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