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  1. From memory, with the 56" pitch prop, 2500 rpm is...

    From memory, with the 56" pitch prop, 2500 rpm is 75% at sea-level-ish, like 1000 ft. They get along with that prop; 115 mph at 2500.

    Andrew.
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    My suggestion is to not use a table like that. ...

    My suggestion is to not use a table like that. You will be blowing dirt off the table onto your component. You will never pay as much attention to cleaning the adjacent table as you do the...
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    You might want to check this thread:...

    You might want to check this thread:
    https://www.supercub.org/forum/showthread.php?41880-Super-Cub-95-Weight

    They must be a true delight when really light. You just have to get used to the idea...
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    That's what I'm doing on an experimental. I like...

    That's what I'm doing on an experimental. I like the curve of the flat-back in side profile and the vertical aft edge of the L-21 window, so that's how I'm making it look, but with the tube...
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    What's wrong with a Fatman? Comes from the...

    What's wrong with a Fatman? Comes from the factory with 300 hp IO-540. Several have been used for glider towing in your country and mine.

    Andrew.
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    They go on top of the fabric and under the tapes...

    They go on top of the fabric and under the tapes in the aileron cove and are held on with #4 x 1/4 PK screws. They are intended to hold the fabric on back in the days when fabric glues didn't stick...
  7. My Cub is painted "D". I used 10 inch "N...

    My Cub is painted "D". I used 10 inch "N numbers" instead of the 12 inch on the drawing. 10 inch is the legal minimum in New Zealand. The 12 inch look too large on that scheme. Just another...
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    Frank, Here's my spin on it. With a...

    Frank,

    Here's my spin on it.

    With a conventional plane the centre of gravity (C of G) is in front of the centre of lift (C of L) and a downforce is maintained with the tailplane to keep the...
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    Gidday from the eastern island. Cheers,...

    Gidday from the eastern island.

    Cheers,
    Andrew.
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    This is where Piper put it. Bolts pass through...

    This is where Piper put it. Bolts pass through the ply floor. The box part number, if I recall correctly, is unique to the PA-18A, so you're going to have find your own way for a box. Note in the...
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    And here's a pic of my brake pedal jig. Might...

    And here's a pic of my brake pedal jig. Might give you some ideas.

    Andrew.
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    Yeah, I like that scheme too. I masked this from...

    Yeah, I like that scheme too. I masked this from the Piper drawing available from the Cub Club. I changed it a bit by reducing the size of the registration letters, carrying the stripe past the...
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    The two greatest dangers in glider towing are tow...

    The two greatest dangers in glider towing are tow plane upsets and mid-airs and the wire strike kit isn't going to help one little bit in either one of those I expect.

    Andrew.
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    I must remember to avoid Tokoroa lest all the...

    I must remember to avoid Tokoroa lest all the armchair experts along the side of the runway post my performance on you tube………..
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    How do you find the grey tinted windscreen? Do...

    How do you find the grey tinted windscreen? Do things get a bit dull looking outside on those grey low light days?

    Thanks,
    Andrew.
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    We have a local AD to inspect these for cracks...

    We have a local AD to inspect these for cracks every annual. They broke a few in the topdressing days I understand.

    Andrew.
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    I was asked once to go and patch the fuselage...

    I was asked once to go and patch the fuselage fabric on a Pawnee where they'd taken the tow rope winch OUT. Waste of time and money they said. Someone must think they're good?

    Andrew.
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    Charlie:...

    Charlie:
    http://www.conaircraft.com/ceconite-manual.pdf
    The STC is on Page 110. In the AML it lists the Pawnee.
    And on Page 2 it says:
    Our Ceconite 101 and 102 fabrics may be mixed or matched on...
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    Any chance of some more pictures of the portion...

    Any chance of some more pictures of the portion of the fuse where the glass will go? I am building an experimental that will be a PA-18A / L21 hybrid in this area and looking for ideas on how to...
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    This mod was fitted to New Zealand Ag Cubs in the...

    This mod was fitted to New Zealand Ag Cubs in the 50's and 60's. There was also a tube from the cluster at the top of the additional diagonal to the V-tube that runs across the windscreen.
    ...
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    I have seen pictures of a few different...

    I have seen pictures of a few different experimental Cubs with single piece doors. That is what I'm going to try before I decide I don't like it. I can understand if you don't want one though.
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    Why not build single piece door hinged at the top...

    Why not build single piece door hinged at the top with the bottom horizontal tube in the original place. I've done the geometry and it clears the strut. Moving the bottom tube up just makes it...
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    It's been done with a bolt in - seen it on this...

    It's been done with a bolt in - seen it on this site.
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    When in the rear position, that's the "long leg...

    When in the rear position, that's the "long leg option"…...
  25. Bruce Aitken, Super Cub legend in New Zealand

    We would have few Super Cub legends in New Zealand, but Bruce Aitken is one of them. He has just completed a book about his career in aviation in New Zealand. There is an item in today's news about...
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