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    Hey Zach, show us a picture of your overhead gear...

    Hey Zach, show us a picture of your overhead gear retract Johnson bar….I forgot to take a pic of that.
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    Around 2019 I think Stewart’s added the step...

    Around 2019 I think Stewart’s added the step Marty mentioned with the 3:1 glue/water mix to fill the weave. Do this before the UV coats and you get excellent adhesion. If anyone on here knows if a...
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    My Tcraft on Baumann’s has one rise solo and a...

    My Tcraft on Baumann’s has one rise solo and a less pronounced second rise when loaded….I notice higher oil temps on both my Tcraft and my Cub when on floats….I think a more pronounced lip on bottom...
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    Pirep after some more hours on the Meads….the...

    Pirep after some more hours on the Meads….the shocks are amazing, they handle my rough asphalt strip very well. Gear actuation works well….one wheel at a time…so it’s about 27 second cycle time. The...
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    Douten, We'd all like to see a picture of your...

    Douten, We'd all like to see a picture of your new Plane:)
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    61946 Thanks for the mention…mine doesn’t hold...

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    Thanks for the mention…mine doesn’t hold a candle to Zach’s but it sure is fun! I enjoyed my spot in amphib camping…it was a great place to watch the Stol shows
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    I have that 76AK-2-40 on my C90 Taylorcraft…in...

    I have that 76AK-2-40 on my C90 Taylorcraft…in full agreement. It’s the prop for that set up
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    I drooled over it a number of times…I tried to...

    I drooled over it a number of times…I tried to hookup with Zach for a chat but when I was there, he wasn’t …amazing accomplishment ….even more amazing is how did he find a set of Baumann 1500 A...
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    Test flight went perfect guys…thanks so much for...

    Test flight went perfect guys…thanks so much for all your help. It gets off the water good…it’s a little different than my Tcraft, so after a little practice and knowing the sweet spot be
    tter, it’s...
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    Douten, is your front gear a little twisty when...

    Douten, is your front gear a little twisty when casters are at 90 degrees? Or Is the Baumann front gear pretty robust? My brakes when on wheel were pretty weak …standard Scott with single puck...
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    61789 anyways…all troubles aside I thought I’d...

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    anyways…all troubles aside I thought I’d show you how I do my rudder cable retract…after wearing through many of the bent stainless tubes where the cable entered the cockpit…I always make a...
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    The guy I’ve been talking to in Florida with...

    The guy I’ve been talking to in Florida with these floats changed out the carbon fiber front gear to a 7075 aluminum bar of same dimensions… he reports much better performance and less twisting when...
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    These were new Scott masters purchased back in...

    These were new Scott masters purchased back in 1995 and sat in a box. I did push the left brake pretty hard, but I was sure surprised when I heard the snap and I veered right headed for the...
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    61759 this just happened…almost taxied into a...

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    this just happened…almost taxied into a hanger….bummer. These were new stock Scott masters .I don’t feel too great about the other one now either. Not good. I was stepping pretty hard to turn...
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    61758 taxi tests show I need more nitrogen in...

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    taxi tests show I need more nitrogen in front shocks ….it’s a bit of a pain to do too. After a setback with a major infection in my foot I finally got this done. Will report flight tests as...
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    It cost me over $40K to build my stick built...

    It cost me over $40K to build my stick built 50x50 with 25 yds of concrete (monolithic slab) and 24” truss spacing with a 42’ ultimate door (homemade door)….and I did all of the work myself…even...
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    I ran my cowl side through an English wheel and...

    I ran my cowl side through an English wheel and made it match the fiberglass nose bowl better. If you know someone who has one it worked surprisingly well on my build. Not perfect but acceptable to me
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    Now I need to wire controls…fabricate rudder...

    Now I need to wire controls…fabricate rudder retract cables, do weight and balance etc.
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    61427 closer by the day

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    closer by the day
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    61415 Baumann did the same thing. They got the...

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    Baumann did the same thing. They got the front fitting right though.
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    The only thing that makes me feel like this,...

    The only thing that makes me feel like this, although not a perfect design…is the fact that not only is there a very robust deck plate with 4 bolts going through an impressive structure….also the...
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    61403 struts are made…on to wire pulls. Boy, I...

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    struts are made…on to wire pulls. Boy, I have double the hours I thought I would into this. Lol. Plane is all plumb, step is 22” aft of leading edge, 4.25 degrees of incidence between bottom...
  23. I’m only 5’10 220 lbs but I like my Taylorcraft a...

    I’m only 5’10 220 lbs but I like my Taylorcraft a lot…I can get in and out even a bit easier than my Cub. I love the thing on floats. It performs beautifully and is a pure joy to fly. I have no...
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    61287 I see what you mean…here is a factory...

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    I see what you mean…here is a factory install of Meads on a CubCrafters Sport Cub…same thing. There are (4) AN5-33A bolts holding the deck plate through the spreader sandwiched by carbon fiber...
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    6128261283 The offset front fitting should align...

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    The offset front fitting should align the forces....(i'm an Electrical Engineer not Mechanical) but it looks OK....we had to make this fitting...but it's an exact copy of the Mead factory...
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