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    Took some pictures of it at the Texas STOL...

    Took some pictures of it at the Texas STOL Round-up at Hondo, TX several years ago. https://photos.app.goo.gl/vd2ivV8Q9Crw2xKD8
  2. I flew a Long EZ quite a bit back in the late...

    I flew a Long EZ quite a bit back in the late 90s. Really enjoyed it.
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    Airframes accidently sent me drawings and the...

    Airframes accidently sent me drawings and the P-STOL flap hangars for the Husky instead of Aviat. I was sworn to secrecy. 8)
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    Really Stewart? You can't find a better way to...

    Really Stewart? You can't find a better way to say what you said? Pete didn't say they didn't work but that is besides the point. Good information but the delivery sucks.
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    The guys I know with them are really using them....

    The guys I know with them are really using them. Not saying everyone that installs them uses them to the extreme, kinda like Bushwheels. Like Bushwheels there is a certain safety factor to me having...
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    All the MOACs I have seen have the slats and I...

    All the MOACs I have seen have the slats and I would think if they didn't work they wouldn't install them. Also per conversations with Randy Goza who worked with Mackey and is a pilot who's opinion I...
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    According to the news report he called in with...

    According to the news report he called in with engine trouble shortly after take-off.
  8. The heat shroud has a center baffle, ring welded...

    The heat shroud has a center baffle, ring welded around the outside of the muffler. A muffler backfire will not effect the carb heat or cabin heat unless you blow a hole in the muffler.
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  9. According to my Alaska Bush Pod Flight m=Manual...

    According to my Alaska Bush Pod Flight m=Manual Supplement it weighs 25 lbs, has 9.5 cubic feet of cargo capacity and will hold a payload of 150 lbs.
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    So this fitting is not on the aircraft? The...

    So this fitting is not on the aircraft? The latches are adjusted by varying the washers under them. I have never been happy with the fitment of new Univair cowling but they fit like most original...
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    Yea, that was Abraham. He and the Alaskan that...

    Yea, that was Abraham. He and the Alaskan that was with Beringer have been working on that just after Oshkosh 2019.
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    My old Super Cub stopped in Page on Thursday on...

    My old Super Cub stopped in Page on Thursday on it's way to it's new home in Oregon.
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    I ordered parts from Gabe last week at Airframes.

    I ordered parts from Gabe last week at Airframes.
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    I know the Nicklas family and met Rodney in the...

    I know the Nicklas family and met Rodney in the late 90s when he was hoping rides in his DC3 at our local fly-in....
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    Or when I sent Cathy to pick up a part and he...

    Or when I sent Cathy to pick up a part and he wouldn't go because she was flying the Tri-Pacer.
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    Supposedly they would have to beef up the FX3 so...

    Supposedly they would have to beef up the FX3 so much for the 393 that it would weigh what an X Cub weighs. FX3 and big engine X Cub have the same power to weight. I'll take the FX3.
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    Luckily that was an emission problem that they...

    Luckily that was an emission problem that they covered under warranty.
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    Our Toyotas are 120-180k miles. 1 water pump, 1...

    Our Toyotas are 120-180k miles. 1 water pump, 1 starter, 1 radiator and that has been about it. I have heard the batteries are $4-6k but haven't verified that. My shop Tacoma and Lee's Tacoma have...
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    The X Cubs I deal with are certified part 23. I...

    The X Cubs I deal with are certified part 23. I don't know why anyone would buy an EAB X Cub when the can buy an FX3.
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    Are you sure, out of all the X Cubs I have worked...

    Are you sure, out of all the X Cubs I have worked on and been around I only remember one with conventional tubing style gear, all the others have spring gear.
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    Does the gas saved justify the cost of two...

    Does the gas saved justify the cost of two vehicles, insurance etc or is it just something you want. I have run the numbers of an electric car and can't make it work out cost wise. My wife's car is...
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    There is actually the structure for both. In the...

    There is actually the structure for both. In the tailwheel configuration the gear is mounted further forward. There is a cover over that structure that is easily removed.
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    LOL, after flying them I wouldn't hesitate to...

    LOL, after flying them I wouldn't hesitate to take one home. Probably sell it pretty quick and buy several other airplanes with the proceeds but I ain't skeered to be seen in it.
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    It is an interesting dynamic, some of them want...

    It is an interesting dynamic, some of them want to be able to master the tailwheel so bad but it just never clicks. Then some guy comes along with no experience and he gets it first rattle out of the...
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    I maintain a couple of NX Cubs and the mission is...

    I maintain a couple of NX Cubs and the mission is a personal airplane to travel locally, fly into their ranch strips and take a trip once a year to Idaho or Arkansas. Where they go I don't see the...
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