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  1. PA-12 Wing Spars... Dakota or Univair?

    You just rig normally then adjust to whatever makes it fly properly.

    You can SEE the difference at the wing attach at fuselage end. Looks to be about 1/2 the diameter of the wing attach...
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    why would anyone bid on this...?? engines junk...

    why would anyone bid on this...?? engines junk from Jet fuel.....

    https://www.govdeals.com/index.cfm?fa=Main.Item&itemid=20827&acctid=7647
  3. no difference.... price and shipping are the...

    no difference.... price and shipping are the determining factors in my opinion....

    personally i like buy blank undrilled spars and doing the layout myself....

    univair rear -18 spars have wing...
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    Also, sometimes done to repair a fu$&up in panel...

    Also, sometimes done to repair a fu$&up in panel layout. But I won’t admit that.....


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    Removable Sub Panels

    Designed by a mechanic for a mechanic who hates laying upside down under panel on top of seat base...!!! Usually I hinge left side.


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    Rudder trim tab

    You can adjust the vertical fin as mentioned above. Or adjust the floats... rudder tabs are not a good solution. They just compensate for the actual problem


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    Not many -14s were made I recall. Sent...

    Not many -14s were made I recall.


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    another month and a half later... any more...

    another month and a half later... any more testing & data points learned??
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    Rear spar reinforcement

    It should be fine. Just for side to side load..

    On other thought, why do you think hole won’t line up close enough??? I bet they would...


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    you will still have a small hot wire coming from...

    you will still have a small hot wire coming from master solenoid..... for master switch... that will get grounded to turn it on...

    best to relocate all electrical out of wing root....
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    My first Piper...

    Edit. Never mind that muffler is junk. Cracked.

    Need to see pictures of the muffler that was under that schroud ?? Looks like you also have a broken muffler by the exhaust stains near cracks,......
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    It bent fuselage at strut attach cluster. Was...

  13. yes, this is a key step! If you ever observe...

    yes, this is a key step!

    If you ever observe the bubbles in a clear level/downhill(up?) tube, they will just nudge each other around and not get moved out of the system....

    this is about the...
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    [QUOTE=Cub Builder;785724] You drill a 1/8”...

    You drill a 1/8” hole at top of strut. Tip to make oil not be in area of weld. Then first weld up crack. Then add patch over that area. Then weld hole shut while still warm.


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  15. Like skywagon said. It’s probably your pins on...

    Like skywagon said. It’s probably your pins on calipers binding or bent.


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    Wouldn’t scare me to add a appropriate repair and...

    Wouldn’t scare me to add a appropriate repair and patch over that. All well documented in I think in 43.13. Might not be pretty, but just another ”repair”.


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    Yes they will bolt on. The buss cable will...

    Yes they will bolt on. The buss cable will probably work on either. But you need to modify fuselage (add pulleys) to route main aileron cables as in a -12 or better yet -14


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    too much argon flow will just MIX with the...

    too much argon flow will just MIX with the ambient air..... MORE is not always better, as I learned long ago.....
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    Get some clear Pyrex cup kit from...

    Get some clear Pyrex cup kit from https://usaweld.com or other companies


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    That will need a weld on patch. Not that anyone...

    That will need a weld on patch. Not that anyone bothers anymore. But you might as well do it and have it as a spare. I think it’s covered in 43.13


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    Never have...... but I might give it a try ...

    Never have...... but I might give it a try


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    Never have...... but I might give it a try ...

    Never have...... but I might give it a try


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    Note the elt antenna is located across a seam and...

    Note the elt antenna is located across a seam and was disconnected in the crash. Good example of why instructions forbid you doing this.


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  24. My guess is you lost a cell in the battery. Or...

    My guess is you lost a cell in the battery. Or intermittently loosing it.


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    Buy appropriate diameter clamps from Atlee. The...

    Buy appropriate diameter clamps from Atlee. The just buy some 3/8” steel tube cut to length. Beat ends flat at proper orientation. Drill hole. Install


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