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    Holy crap--is that the Companion?!? That's a huge...

    Holy crap--is that the Companion?!? That's a huge aft cabin! I'd better go do some more research me thinks...
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    Ah, lol... I don't know what the legroom is...

    Ah, lol...

    I don't know what the legroom is in that thing...or how much room there is in the baggage area for a couple dogs, We sort of want a 4-place though I think, just to be able to carry...
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    Not sure I follow you. I didn't say the model 5...

    Not sure I follow you. I didn't say the model 5 was 2200 lbs GW though--but rather I would be OK with 2+2 (ie; pa-14 replica) that was 2200lbs gross weight. The model 5 has a GW of 3000 pounds. Not...
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    Just talked to Bob (Barrows) and Mark (Goldberg)...

    Just talked to Bob (Barrows) and Mark (Goldberg) yesterday, actually. The BH model 5 is a very attractive option, to be sure--and it wouldn't take any re-engineering on my part to do it. It's a 44.5"...
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    Never heard of DraftSight, so I'll have to find a...

    Never heard of DraftSight, so I'll have to find a YouTube demo video for that. If you want to email me a model you've created with 3ds though, I'll try it. I only have SW2018 installed on this...
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    LOL! That's worse than the desktop version! If...

    LOL! That's worse than the desktop version! If you don't have another version of SW installed, the initial installation is usually a pretty straightforward process. It's not until you try to install...
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    Well, that part is similar to its desktop brother...

    Well, that part is similar to its desktop brother at least.

    EDIT: If you have never installed SW before and need to talk through it, ping me and i'll give you my cell number Gordon.
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    Thanks very much for your reply. That 39.5" was...

    Thanks very much for your reply. That 39.5" was center-to-center on the tubes at the front of the door, so if he measured inside-to-inside, then it would be very close to identical to the 2+2 plans....
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    Just did a little review of the hardware...

    Just did a little review of the hardware requirements for 3dexperiece (3ds, as they call it). Sadly it appears as though it is only supported on Windows. With Fusion 360 you could free yourself of...
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    Warning: Lengthy answer forthcoming! You...

    Warning: Lengthy answer forthcoming!

    You didn't ask me the question, and I've never used the 3dexperience version of Solidworks, but I went and looked at the video I've linked below. It looks...
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    BUMMER!!! I have a commercial license for it,...

    BUMMER!!! I have a commercial license for it, purchased in 2015. But I did use the EAA-provided "educational" license for a month or two, while learning it back then. That's terrible news though,...
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    Great looking project! I'm strongly considering...

    Great looking project! I'm strongly considering building a pa-14 replica using Wag Aero 2+2 plans, and have a question for you: How wide is that thing across the cabin at the front door post? The 2+2...
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    I figured there would be something available in a...

    I figured there would be something available in a larger city, yes...

    We moved from Green Bay to Stevens Point last year, and I believe there is also at least one place in Green Bay that will...
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    Excellent tips, thank you! I know exactly what...

    Excellent tips, thank you! I know exactly what you mean, so I'll give that a shot.
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    This has nothing to do with a J5, but I have a...

    This has nothing to do with a J5, but I have a set of Wag Aero 2+2 plans and need to get about 5 of the 24 pages scanned. I am working on modeling the aircraft in Solidworks using the WA plans, as...
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    I lived in Titusville for three years, from...

    I lived in Titusville for three years, from 2003-2006. Still have a bunch of friends there. If you want more information on the area (besides what others have said here), send me a PM and I'll give...
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    Thank you very much Denny--I certainly agree with...

    Thank you very much Denny--I certainly agree with much of what you said. Some of it I haven't studied yet so I can't agree or disagree. I will definitely put it into Solidworks though--I'm already...
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    Thank you. I think I'll be fine as well--although...

    Thank you. I think I'll be fine as well--although I hadn't plan to go quite that wide. But seeing as how this thing was originally engineered with 1025 mild steel tubing and we're now using 4130...
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    Well, 39.5" is 39.5"...right? I mean, how much...

    Well, 39.5" is 39.5"...right? I mean, how much experience do you need in a pa-14 to know that having a width that's less than C-172 might not be conducive to an enjoyable experience? I've spent quite...
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    As an FYI, I've reached out to Kirk Ellis via...

    As an FYI, I've reached out to Kirk Ellis via their FB page there at his lodge, and inquired as to whether or not he would be amenable to giving me an hour of his time at his normal shop rate. I'd...
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    LOL! Well, that's fair enough. If you ever...

    LOL!

    Well, that's fair enough. If you ever want to take another whack at it though, I can certainly help you out.

    Thanks for all your input.
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    As I mentioned in an earlier post, most builders...

    As I mentioned in an earlier post, most builders I've seen (for pa-style aircraft) tend to put an extra cross-brace up there anyway. I did it in the mid-90s, when I built the first fuselage. It was...
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    I guess I'd have to see your math on that, and...

    I guess I'd have to see your math on that, and of course it would depend upon which engine/prop you had up front as well. That's not all that significant--but it would sure add nicely to the lever...
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    We've been in a number of C-172 and C-180...

    We've been in a number of C-172 and C-180 aircraft over the years, as I used to give her flight instruction (that's a whole other thread...). I also taught my dad to fly in an O-300 powered C-172 as...
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    Yeah, but that's if you want to build a...

    Yeah, but that's if you want to build a Supercub-type aircraft...right? Do you think you need to mess with the AOI for a pa-14 replica? I can see squaring off the tail a bit to gain a (relatively...
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