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    Looks like a good report to me considering a...

    Looks like a good report to me considering a fresh engine....
  2. Yup Airframes weld on fittings. Bolt ons are an...

    Yup Airframes weld on fittings. Bolt ons are an after thought and potential headache. Corrosion, crushed longerons, loose fittings resulting in fabric damage, PITA to install/remove, probly a drag...
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    Everybody hit it right on the head. Minimum...

    Everybody hit it right on the head. Minimum 150nm, 3 legs. Try not to plan for much more than 200nm total for your first one. Not just for the risks that have been pointed out here. Your first solo...
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    Airframes is nice gear. I like 1 1/2" axles (dont...

    Airframes is nice gear. I like 1 1/2" axles (dont run bushwheels) because if you're away from home and blow a tire there's almost always a friendly Cessna owner who will loan you a tire and wheel so...
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    There are sleeves insidevthe longerons at the...

    There are sleeves insidevthe longerons at the tailpost on -18s. Not called for on a j-3. So some tail reinforcement for the bigger engine/ higher GW
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    The Custer wing was a neat idea but I dont see...

    The Custer wing was a neat idea but I dont see how it has much to do with this design. Looks to me that its more an experiment in vectored thrust rather than boundry layer. Osprey? Harrier? and this...
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    Haha it happens, especially north of 60*. Two...

    Haha it happens, especially north of 60*. Two years ago Whitehorse went fron 14/32 to 13/31 because of mag shift over the years. I still get called on it by the tower every couple months. Old habits...
  8. Thread: Hornet Cub

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    Looks like a baby Wilga.... I like it

    Looks like a baby Wilga.... I like it
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    From.what I've heard yes that is the case....

    From.what I've heard yes that is the case. However look around, there are companies out there that do.offer first flight (s) insurance. Start with companies affiliated with EAA.
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    Haha must be nice. I think there were 3 or 4 days...

    Haha must be nice. I think there were 3 or 4 days last summer where that would have been useful. The other 361 however....
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    Darker color on top is to help melt frost off the...

    Darker color on top is to help melt frost off the wings/ wind screen. At least that's why we do it up here....
  12. Once again it's an answer that has to be mission...

    Once again it's an answer that has to be mission based.... For your particular mission. Having said that though, any cub will fly at 75- if that's your thing. Not any cub will fly over 100 and...
  13. If you cant see 100mph in a cub, you may as well...

    If you cant see 100mph in a cub, you may as well leave it at home and take the Harley. Even at 100 it doesnt take much of a wind before the cars (and choppers) are passing you on the hiway.
    Haha in...
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    It shouldnt change anything. There is a whole lot...

    It shouldnt change anything. There is a whole lot of other structure keeping things square.
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    Haha just fish mouth the first half-dozen tubes....

    Haha just fish mouth the first half-dozen tubes. That square wheel gets pretty rounded pretty quick
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    As it sometimes happens, this thread has gotten a...

    As it sometimes happens, this thread has gotten a little off topic. Read the OP again:
    " Without sparking a debate as to which is structurally better, does anyone have direct experience with this".
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    24047 So this model is over $500, weighs 20...

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    So this model is over $500, weighs 20 lbs and maxes out at 45 watts. I think I would be looking more towards a B&C alternator...
  18. Thread: Pre Heaters

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    As with most things, us Yukoners are still...

    As with most things, us Yukoners are still 10.years behind. Pretty much everyone I know still uses the Little Buddy. One stuffed through a cowl opening and one inside the cabin on the floor. They...
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    I would have to do a little more research but I...

    I would have to do a little more research but I believe that you are talking milli amps of power produced by those generators. I don't think they would even come close to powering a comm radio
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    Rather than "heatin an a beatin" compound curves...

    Rather than "heatin an a beatin" compound curves in the .090, consider shaping a hardwood block to your ski bottom profile and then hydro forming the skins on a press (a la mcs mike)? If yluu can...
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    Haha I'd like to get behind Mrs Trump.... Does...

    Haha I'd like to get behind Mrs Trump....
    Does that qualify for R&R?
  22. Thread: Black plug

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    Just have to do another compression test and...

    Just have to do another compression test and determine where the air goes in that cylinder. Sounds like a valve problem to me too
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    Yes they redrew it in a CAD program (no idea...

    Yes they redrew it in a CAD program (no idea which one) and also added several "updates". A few more tubes here and there to address known weal points in the original piper design. Not enough to...
  24. Thread: Pre Heaters

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    Ha that looks like a Little Buddy heater with a...

    Ha that looks like a Little Buddy heater with a Tanis sticker on it. Must be one expensive sticker...
  25. Nice, although that pic is more than a couple...

    Nice, although that pic is more than a couple years old. The -3 now resides about a quarter mile south of that location. Just about adjacent the tower, in front of the transportation museum
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