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  1. Not an uncommon discussion. Eddie has it right. ...

    Not an uncommon discussion. Eddie has it right. Don't fly into thunderstorms. The two words: unable and emergency . . .
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    My Decathlon is covered for $52K. I bought it...

    My Decathlon is covered for $52K. I bought it for $42K, and my favorite agent said no - make it 52. He has since left Avemco, but I learned a lot from him.

    I now insure through "Southwest" and...
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    I love that Dennyism: Don’t do anything that will...

    I love that Dennyism: Don’t do anything that will later force you to lay on your back under an instrument panel. Ditto wing root wiring - make it so you can unscrew the panel, then easily replace a...
  4. Good link. Mike makes a point that a wing on...

    Good link. Mike makes a point that a wing on sawhorses without leading edges is loosey goosey. It surely is, but that rear spar is not bending. It is twisting a bit, but a jury strut does not...
  5. Thanks, Gordon. Much better than I could have...

    Thanks, Gordon. Much better than I could have done, and one of my degrees is in this kind of analysis. It took a 50 ton hydraulic press to get the bent spar cold-straightened - you sneeze on an...
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    I have flown Cubs with engines from 50 to 180 hp....

    I have flown Cubs with engines from 50 to 180 hp. Aside from fuel cost, the 160 is my favorite. The 180 will haul you straight up, but it is just enough heavier that your nimble Cub becomes a...
  7. Really? They keep the spars straight, using the...

    Really? They keep the spars straight, using the rigidity of those .032 steel lift struts?

    Having straightened (legally) a metal spar, and having seen how critical the spacing of the jury struts...
  8. I have never worried about them. Their only...

    I have never worried about them. Their only purpose is to keep the lift struts dead straight. They have very little strength beyond that. The horizontal piece will break now and then; a good guy...
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    Don’t wait too long. Stock 95s are becoming...

    Don’t wait too long. Stock 95s are becoming rare! If you decide you don’t want it, tell me where it is. Is Sheffie still at FedEx?
  10. My Decathlon has an O-360. When it dies I hope...

    My Decathlon has an O-360. When it dies I hope to go to a 160 HP engine. Lighter, better gas mileage. But so far not on the type cert.
  11. I won't instruct in aircraft with that feature. ...

    I won't instruct in aircraft with that feature. The GTR-200 makes it selectable. I adjust volume so I can hear ATC louder than the student.
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    I am a new J4 owner. Still six months away from...

    I am a new J4 owner. Still six months away from the first annual, and all I know about maintenance is what a giant PITA the seat lacing is. I anticipate master cylinder maintenance - they are...
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    What is your dream Cub? This one seems to have it...

    What is your dream Cub? This one seems to have it all, and is probably lighter than most.

    I think the best Cub I have flown was one sorta like yours - a PA 18-95 with flaps and 160 hp. Very well...
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    If it helps any, I get over 15 years on a set of...

    If it helps any, I get over 15 years on a set of bungees, and I get them from whoever buys them from Aircraft Spruce when their date code expires. I fly every day, but not on rough stuff.

    almost...
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    Not me, but a neighbor is going to sell one here...

    Not me, but a neighbor is going to sell one here in sunny SoCal. It is kind of a beater, but I think he thinks it is a $50K airplane. My impression is that an average 170 is 25-30. Love to be...
  16. Thread: J-3 strutsn

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    How do you know they are short? Were the ribs...

    How do you know they are short? Were the ribs all buckled up before you loosened the bolts? Metal spar or wood spar?

    if you are going experimental you can put Starduster wings on - or DC3 wings...
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    Hey Charlie - know anything about the fuel gauge...

    Hey Charlie - know anything about the fuel gauge in the 16 gal fuselage tank? Will it come out without removing the windshield?
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    Agree. We often delve into non-Supercub stuff. ...

    Agree. We often delve into non-Supercub stuff. Your input is valued.

    The PA-18-160 is the best of the high powered Cubs. Your Santa Fe friend is a lucky dude.
  19. Thread: Blowout

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    Yeah. It is a trapezoid. Make cardboard...

    Yeah. It is a trapezoid. Make cardboard patterns. We had one blow in on takeoff, channel and all. Held by two PK Screws. Made new windows and reinforcements, and re-installed with six screws per...
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    Aren't they on the type certificate? edit:...

    Aren't they on the type certificate?

    edit: Item 201-c Cleveland 20-119
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    Good question. I think our forum members gave me...

    Good question. I think our forum members gave me the answer last year. Getting old, but as I recall, you do the front bolt before you slide the tank in, and the rear afterward.

    Also, getting...
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    I don't fly as many as Steve, but have time in a...

    I don't fly as many as Steve, but have time in a few modified Super Cubs, and maybe 30 hours in an O-200 legend.

    I liked the Legend, but was surprised that its cruise speed was only 5 mph more...
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    Agree. 100%.

    Agree. 100%.
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    If you are going to do that, avoid using...

    If you are going to do that, avoid using "estimated 3000 hours total time." There will come a day, probably before they start doing carbon-14 dating on our data tags, when IAs will be taught to look...
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    So technically, an old prop that comes from a...

    So technically, an old prop that comes from a prop shop with"total time unknown, time since overhaul zero" is unairworthy?

    I think that is what the original poster was getting at. If you sell a...
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