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    Heavy braking can cause the pilot's legs to push...

    Heavy braking can cause the pilot's legs to push harder against brakes than intended. Momentum from rapid slowing in my experience, after having once stared at the ground and my recently dinged...
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    Re Post #84: I like the Cub rudder pedals to...

    Re Post #84: I like the Cub rudder pedals to almost touch the firewall under full pressure. That allows my ancient feet (often inside thick winter boots) to work the heel brakes some, but rarely when...
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    We had one cub with a frozen rear tube that...

    We had one cub with a frozen rear tube that wouldn't rotate. The owner never lubed it or used the trim much apparently. A&P finally ran the trim full range during inspection and with a "bang" it...
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    Ask your A&P to review this and then have a...

    Ask your A&P to review this and then have a conversation> https://www.cubclub.org/samples/web_cubdoctor.pdf

    As owners/operators airworthiness is our responsibility not others.

    Gary
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    If it were mine I'd first wrap wire around both...

    If it were mine I'd first wrap wire around both sides to take up slack (not for flying) then see how much wiggle remains. New tube best.

    Watch one at takeoff some wiggle under power. Crosswinds...
  6. I'm half way through this excellent book. It's...

    I'm half way through this excellent book. It's proven to be a great source of back country flying info for Alaska and others. Having some experience helps as his observations and suggestions are...
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    How to do it with instructions:...

    How to do it with instructions: https://www.supercub.org/forum/showthread.php?59434-How-to-replace-rear-liner-tube

    Gary
  8. I've had tach cables that would only let the core...

    I've had tach cables that would only let the core be removed from the engine end. There was a washer or something in that end over the rotating core that blocked lateral movement inside the sheath....
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    Sticky: Those are the special folks that made America ...

    Those are the special folks that made America

    Gary
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    Those wings would be best tested on a scale model...

    Those wings would be best tested on a scale model where build would be simpler. Some tests below

    https://www.science.gov/topicpages/l/leading+edge+tubercles

    Gary
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    I've mentioned this before, but pre-war to...

    I've mentioned this before, but pre-war to post-war Taylorcraft went from J-3/PA-18 aileron cove design (abrupt trailing edge close to aileron) to PA-12's design (a contoured trailing edge like used...
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    Here's some more info and pics>...

    Here's some more info and pics> https://www.supercub.org/forum/showthread.php?19699-What-isit-and-howz-it-fly

    Pete, you know you need to test these.

    Gary
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    Like lots of things it may take more than one hit...

    Like lots of things it may take more than one hit on a real danger. We'll see what the orbit does after this.

    Gary
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    I've seen a 2" scat duct adapter fastened to the...

    I've seen a 2" scat duct adapter fastened to the hot air outlet grill on a Honda genset, but not ducted exhaust gas.

    Gary
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    I have some rigorous experience with propane...

    I have some rigorous experience with propane catalytic heaters...I unintentionally burned a building in Umiat AK. at -50F using one to heat a generator. The unleaded gasoline fed ones work until they...
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    Here's a range of preheating options - from...

    Here's a range of preheating options - from catalytic in the cowl to electric heater. (https://fairbanks.craigslist.org/avo/d/fairbanks-wham-engine-heaters/7537811178.html) The ad may not last. I...
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    One of these or similar works well>...

    One of these or similar works well> https://www.amazon.com/Zerostart-2600900-Interior-Electric-Portable/dp/B000NM73ZA Placed in the bottom of the cowl that's covered with a insulated cover plus a...
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    What's the problem with the engine? Good source:...

    What's the problem with the engine? Good source: http://www.bowersflybaby.com/tech/fenton.html plus https://www.cubclub.org/tc/Continental/E-213,%20A75.pdf

    Oh>...
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    1000W Honda generator and electric car interior...

    1000W Honda generator and electric car interior heater. But seriously a Red Dragon that requires propane and 12V (some don't use the fan) is complicated and propane liquifies at -40F/C. I own one but...
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    Want better com with the VHF-5 mount it...

    Want better com with the VHF-5 mount it vertically. Want better Nav mount it horizontally. Compromise is 45*. It looks like a folded dipole antenna.

    Gary
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    Improve the wing's lift plus the prop's thrust...

    Improve the wing's lift plus the prop's thrust and the pounds disappear

    Gary
  22. Bet that Cub would fit between the trees Gary

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    Pete, do your overall aileron gaps and aileron...

    Pete, do your overall aileron gaps and aileron form duplicate Piper's dimensions? The next evolution might be increasing the LR radius of the aileron (fatter than the trailing edge of the nearby...
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    Every day is ground school here Gary

    Every day is ground school here

    Gary
  25. There's a C-172 with a O-360 or 390 locally on...

    There's a C-172 with a O-360 or 390 locally on Aqua 2400's. Does real good/owner is pleased. I see in the pic above for N9361B they installed a leading edge fillet to the vertical stabilizer. Good as...
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