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    Quote Originally Posted by RaisedByWolves View Post
    I'm sure American champion would work with you. And you would have great heat! would be nice to build an EXP, but theres not much for kits out there

    http://bbiaviation.com/epic3150.html

    Interesting. Wonder if it's heavy like his cub kits. Those wings are stout
    Interesting. I question the Champ's ability to stay in one piece with two doors on floats. I wonder if they are reinforcing something? My 7GCB on floats would wiggle so much that the door would pop open on rough water. The later 7GCBCs seemed to be stiffer. The Cub is solid with two doors on floats.
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    Quote Originally Posted by skywagon8a View Post
    Interesting. I question the Champ's ability to stay in one piece with two doors on floats. I wonder if they are reinforcing something? My 7GCB on floats would wiggle so much that the door would pop open on rough water. The later 7GCBCs seemed to be stiffer. The Cub is solid with two doors on floats.
    Can't see much, but here's a pic
    http://bbiaviation.com/epic3ls.html

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    Some float planes be tweaked or twisted when sitting on hard ground. Grab the lift struts or tail and give them a good tug. Any airframe flex or loose fittings soon become apparent. Same as rough water landings I assume.

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    Jim,
    We did a Citabria up years ago adding Buzz Wagners mod
    For squaring the spars up right out to the end, for his droop tips. Uses full ribs out adding nearly 3ft more total lifting surface overall,
    with a buttrib right on the end with two diagonal braces to
    really stiffen it up and simply screwed on Scout wingtips.
    Adding all that lifting surface from the aileron rib out to the end of is a major difference with combined with the
    Scout tips. Honest 5mph lower stall speed. Noticeable more nose DOWN in level flight with trim needing to go forward 2" from normal position to get it to stop climbing!
    Gives you super nice visibility in cruise. Aircraft had the old style early cowlings so you could simply bolt on a borer prop, no spacers involved, also ditched the struts and used Scout struts to get away from the dihederal, so you know the rest of the story. On 31" no wind and half tanks it was an honest 175' airplane.
    Engine woulda turned a 82/42 prop 2500 static. Field Aprovals were lot simplier in the 90's.
    We have the same exact wing set up on an experimental
    sitting right here in Lincoln in the hanger if you or Andy want to check it out? This one is just a 7EC with a 100hp
    but wing is identical to my other one, but has metal spars, and spring gear kit.
    BIG deal on a Champ wing. Here it is on a real 250' sand bar.........
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    This is essentially the same that I did to my 7GCB except that it was done long before the Scout tips would have been available. I made the tip ribs from plywood. When I look today at some of the places where I went with it, I'm amazed. It certainly was no slouch in the performance category.
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    Quote Originally Posted by skywagon8a View Post
    .... 9:00-6 tires and....
    Where can I get me some of them 900x6 tires?
    Cessna Skywagon-- accept no substitute!

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    Quote Originally Posted by hotrod180 View Post
    Where can I get me some of them 900x6 tires?
    That is a good question. Mine were second hand from a local crop duster. I think it was an Ayres A-9 descended from the Callair. I've looked and haven't been able to find any.

    Here are a couple though they are 10 ply. Rather stiff I would assume.
    https://www.desser.com/pc_combined_r...C2A463D36392D2
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    Don't think you'd be happy with a set. Only marginally bigger than the 8.50s if at all
    . And not sure they made any 4 or 6 ply. Super stiff. Better off with the Goodyear 26 in if you go that route. At least they are bigger.

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    I have a set of 9.00 X 6 Firestones. They are pretty cool, but really stiff and heavy. I'll never use them. If someone just has to have a pair, give me a call.

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