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    The Seaplanes system is a O-ring sealed 10"...

    The Seaplanes system is a O-ring sealed 10" 2-piece wheel, and tubeless Dresser tires. I think the wheel is less width.
    The Airframes is 10" wheel, slightly wider, tubes, tires. Total costs...
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    I have had them proactively contact me on 122.9...

    I have had them proactively contact me on 122.9 while I was practicing at Goosebay. They made initial contact and announced they had me on radar and would be passing over. They were not that...
  3. Pawnee prop will be hard to beat. ;) If you...

    Pawnee prop will be hard to beat. ;) If you manage the CG of the aircraft, the pawnee will outperform any fixed-pitched options.
  4. Thread: Locking a Cub

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    A cable prop lock is a easy deterrence for plane...

    A cable prop lock is a easy deterrence for plane theft.
  5. Thread: Oops, darn it...

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    It's been a rough couple years. We will soon...

    It's been a rough couple years. We will soon run out of Beavers. :(
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    Has there been any more information about the...

    Has there been any more information about the pilot that died in the crash near Chakachamna Lake? I just like to know of mechanical problems regarding major crashes, so I can improve my preflights...
  7. Thread: Oops, darn it...

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    I saw a low-wing plane that apparently veered off...

    I saw a low-wing plane that apparently veered off a gravel strip by Lake George. It had assistance when I flew over Saturday afternoon, so I did not land. Just not common to see this aircraft on...
  8. Thread: AOSS squeaks

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    AOSS squeaks

    I have AOSS suspension on my cub. But they seem to squeak as they flex while taxiing or moving. Anybody solved this problem before? They work great, I just get annoyed with the squeaking.
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  9. Thread: Stewart Systems

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    I used Stewarts, I was a first time...

    I used Stewarts, I was a first time painter/builder, and had good results. I'm on year 3 with no issues. Seems beginners do better than the experienced some times...... The methods are...
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    DW, I sent you a PM. I thought you were running...

    DW, I sent you a PM. I thought you were running 3x3 on your experimental?

    Thanks
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    3x3 experimental gear?

    I recall a person was originally making the 3x3 gear as experimental. I cannot remember the maker or if they are still available. The price for CC STC'd 3x3 are a bit too much for a experimental...
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    When making my cub, I looked at a certified cub...

    When making my cub, I looked at a certified cub and Northland drawings as a guide. It is really up to you!
    I covered the bottom of the wing, then (before covering the top of the wing) with a...
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    Half done, so to speak, and a 'unique' size which...

    Half done, so to speak, and a 'unique' size which will create all kinds of challenges..... in my opinion.
    I built a supercub from parts, enjoyed it, took 2000+ hrs labor and costs more than a...
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    Thanks... Looks like I have to start with a...

    Thanks... Looks like I have to start with a Liability policy... I basically fly alone and over Alaska trees, so have not pursued even liability to this point. I'm sure the insurance would be...
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    Hangar insurance with plane

    Who are people using to insure contents of a Hangar including covering the plane?

    I have a experimental cub and I do not want in-flight insurance, not practical vs costs for Alaska Exp coverage. ...
  16. Thread: Catto prop

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    Thanks, Lou, my static and redlines for the...

    Thanks, Lou, my static and redlines for the Catto were good (2300 & 2800+) and possibly better than my Pawnee P-235. However, it was the continuous climb that I think the Pawnee was performing...
  17. Thread: Catto prop

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    Spinner2: Thanks for the comment. Do you have...

    Spinner2: Thanks for the comment. Do you have any performance numbers or comparisons to a Borer or Pawnee? I sure like the idea of losing nose weight.... Just finding the right Catto prop...
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    Pokette, glad to hear the positive report. Are...

    Pokette, glad to hear the positive report. Are you running a O-340? I tested a Catto 86x38 on my exp Lycon O-340. Static & redline of the Catto were real good. The initial thrust we strong. ...
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    I think it's because of curb weight allows...

    I think it's because of curb weight allows exemption. If Dodge Ram could be that light, they wouldn't have to meet EPA requirements either (which typically requires urea injection or catalyst). EU...
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    Emission requirements do change the diesel engine...

    Emission requirements do change the diesel engine option in the US..... having to use urea injection is a US only requirement. The new diesels seen in Europe and in Africa (great landcruisers) do...
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    Great video. Applies to many industries, not...

    Great video. Applies to many industries, not just aviation, with people becoming less competent and making poor choices.
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    Sierra bravo: Yep, you are right, I keep it...

    Sierra bravo: Yep, you are right, I keep it running around 375, so no worries. More curious and like to keep things even.
    Todays flying, the difference was 10 degrees hotter than #3 in cruise,...
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    Thanks. Yep, I think the oil cooler is taking...

    Thanks. Yep, I think the oil cooler is taking more than it's share of the airflow and not enough is going down the backside of the #4 cylinder.
    I will look at the baffles. Extending the rear...
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    Rear cooler and #4 cylinder head temp

    So, with the rear oil cooler, I notice my #4 CHT runs about 40 degrees hotter. Anybody do any creative baffles to ensure air flow over #4 isn't impacted??

    This is on a Exp Cub w/340 stroker.
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    I've found cows spook when using them as flour...

    I've found cows spook when using them as flour bombing practice targets... :O If you miss real far, they are intrigued by the puff of 'white flour' in the air and curiously investigate. If you...
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