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    Ok guys thanks for all the help. I took the cover...

    Ok guys thanks for all the help. I took the cover off the regulator and it looked perfect inside, clean and no evidence of arcing. It didnít have a grounding strap from the regulator case to the...
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    Thatís kind of my attitude too. Id rather spend...

    Thatís kind of my attitude too. Id rather spend the AMUís on LED lights than on an alternator to run the old incandescent bulbs. I donít fly at nite much anymore anyway. Thanks for the help. I hadnít...
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    Generator voltage regulator

    My 1952 PA-18 has an O-290D2 installed which still has the original type A generator and voltage regulator. Iíve diagnosed the generator and found it to be working, I have continuity between the...
  4. Thread: Stick length

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    Tim, I just posted a thread along these lines...

    Tim, I just posted a thread along these lines regarding my PA-12. Id be interested in buying a piece of "modified" 4130 as you described. Please contact me.
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    Control stick length

    Help! I recently bought a PA-12 with a lot of PA-18 mods including o-320 engine (with original engine mount), PA-18 tail, gear and flaps. Its a great airplane EXCEPT the stick forces are really high...
  6. Thread: Nose down PA-12

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    Dan This fuselage was rebuilt in a jig and...

    Dan
    This fuselage was rebuilt in a jig and conforms to the original and STC drawings for the gross weight increase, that much I know. It also has the double groove trim system and -18 tail and I...
  7. Thread: Nose down PA-12

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    I've read about the yoke being installed upside...

    I've read about the yoke being installed upside down and backward but so far I still don't know what it looks like when installed correctly. I can take a picture of mine since the builder put a nice...
  8. Thread: Nose down PA-12

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    It does have -18 tail and Dakota Cub trim system.

    It does have -18 tail and Dakota Cub trim system.
  9. Thread: Nose down PA-12

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    Glenn, So what about take off, do you have...

    Glenn,

    So what about take off, do you have nose up trim in it then?
  10. Thread: Nose down PA-12

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    It can be done but requires a significant amount...

    It can be done but requires a significant amount of back pressure. My little 100 lb wife can't do it, that's why I came up with the idea of adding some power. Oddly it acts like it's nose heavy but...
  11. Thread: Nose down PA-12

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    Glenn, So on a go around are you having to...

    Glenn,

    So on a go around are you having to roll out a bunch of trim as it accelerates? On take off do you start with a bunch of nose up trim?
  12. Thread: Nose down PA-12

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    This one has a spring on the elevator control...

    This one has a spring on the elevator control back in the tail that pulls the elevators into a neutral position. On the ground you can push the stick and feel the spring but when you pull I don't...
  13. Thread: Nose down PA-12

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    Basically that's what we're doing now, just leave...

    Basically that's what we're doing now, just leave the trim alone and let adding flaps adjust the back pressure. On short final with 2 notches of flaps I just hold the nose slightly up with 1500 rpm...
  14. Thread: Nose down PA-12

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    Glenn, The problem with trying to use all the...

    Glenn,

    The problem with trying to use all the trim is that it's so responsive to speed and flaps. If I put in a bunch of nose up trim then add power or flaps I find myself pushing pretty hard to...
  15. Thread: Nose down PA-12

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    Nose down PA-12

    249502495124952I need some input from the PA-12 experts and some comparative input from the PA-18 crowd.
    I just bought a modified PA-12 and am getting back into tailwheel flying after a long...
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