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    Greg's Supercub Build

    This thread will be about my Supercub build, here is my first attempt at posting pictures. This is my first build, so I may have many questions.
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    Go Greg, can't wait to see it come together.


    I organized your pictures a little.
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    Looking real good!

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    OK Greg. Lets git er done. Good to see you here and I am looking forward to this thread.

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    Thank You. This Cub is not going to be as light as some of you guys and girls can build. I'm on a budget. I plan to build a solid Cub though. This is my bid to retake the skys in the plane I have grown to love, the Supercub. I wish to thank Nick Smith, David Childs, Bill Rusk, and Steve Pierce for always answering the phone when I have called with my endless questions. I would also like to thank Brian Southard who volunteered his truck and trailer to drive me to Canada to get my project. One more big thank you to all of my friends on this sight who have made me believe it is possible to build your dream plane. A friend Greg
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    Remember, at least 10 minutes every day!

    Looking forward to progress updates

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    Bugs66, I think of your advise you gave me every day. Funny how easily the 10 minutes becomes hours. Ive also used Bills advice on keeping my project close so I can sneak out to the shop here and there to work on it. Thanks

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    White is an excellant choice for 4130. Good start!
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    Baggage and cargo area

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    Solid. Very nice.

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    How did you find a sucker to go all the way to Canada and back? That guy ought to be your passenger anytime he asks to go! Lol. It was a good trip.

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    I'll give you rides. I wish I could today.

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    Im gearing up to run my fuel line. What are some opinions on the the fitting seals. Do I need them if im using new tee fittings? I am also wondering if thread tape or thread seal should be used on the fittings as well? Appreciate your opinions. Greg

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    Greg get some Fuel Lube for the fittings.
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    tcraft128, I have fuel tube and flaring tool. I bought some of the fitting seals for the fittings in case I needed them. I take it your answer is no on the seals between the tubing and the fittings.. Thanks Greg

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    Don't you dare use "thread tape" anywhere near an airplane!

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    Okay. Thank you. I'm trying to research. This last month has given me a whole new admiration for you guys that have been building aircraft for years.

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    I have a flying Smith SuperCub, is he making kits again? On the fuel fittings, if they are flared fittings no sealant is needed, pipe threads will need sealant.Ron

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ron B. View Post
    ....... On the fuel fittings, if they are flared fittings no sealant is needed, pipe threads will need sealant.Ron
    That works for me.

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    Ron and 8GCBC, Thank You. Nick just built up this project for me. I had called in responce to a frame repair add. He's mostly into buying and repairing now. He's a great friend and person. Im just going to work at this Cub an get it flying. I want it to be strong and safe, so there are going to be a few questions along the way. Appreciate the knowledge and friends who will answer. Greg

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    Greg, Those seals are for bunged up fittings I believe. I have never had to use them. Jay was referring to Fuel Lube (EZ Turn) for the pipe thread ends. http://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalo...?clickkey=9406
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    Thanks, EZ Turn. Hope to post noticeable progress soon.
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    This week I was able to finish up most of the nut plates around the cockpit and run the fuel line. A big thanks to Steve Pierce and Bill Rusk who answered a lot of my questions this week. I am having a little trouble locating the part number for 3/8" inside diameter Nylaflow to insulate the fuel line. If anyone happens to know that part number I would appreciate it, or any other options for insulating that may be available. Lastly, I am planning to make the Graham Aircraft Restoration Clinic in Graham so over the next couple of months I will be trying to build supplies so I can knock out a lot of my todo's on areas of the plane I feel that I lack the knowledge to complete without someone standing over my shoulder. I really want to kick this build in the pants over the winter. Your recommendations are always appreciated, thanks Greg

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    Quote Originally Posted by Greg Campbell View Post
    tcraft128, I have fuel tube and flaring tool. I bought some of the fitting seals for the fittings in case I needed them. I take it your answer is no on the seals between the tubing and the fittings.. Thanks Greg
    seems real OLD fittings work great, but I have run into MANY newer(last 15 years?) AN flare fittings in the 3/8" size that are a BI&^h to get to not leak gas... my theory is the flare on fitting is not in line/offset with the threads so it just squeezes on one side of edge more than other.... need to figure out a test rig to measure it...

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    Looking good!


    Might want to paint the v brace and top section of the cockpit black for reflection reasons...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Greg Campbell View Post
    I am having a little trouble locating the part number for 3/8" inside diameter Nylaflow to insulate the fuel line. If anyone happens to know that part number I would appreciate it, or any other options for insulating that may be available.
    Just try your local hardware store. They carry a variety of sizes of clear "plastic" tubing. This is what I used for my fuel sight gauges.
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    Greg go to tractor supply they have all kinds of chemical rated hose and large supply of fittings

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    I'm working on my pedals. Using the AN365-1032A self locking nut. I was wondering if thread lock is also needed?

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    No. The nuts will be just fine without any additional lock tight or lock washers. You can reuse lock nuts as well but after a number of uses (say....10? or so) I would use new ones. After a while I suspect the nylon insert portion must loose its effectiveness but I have no idea when that is.

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    Bill, Thank You. I have the front pedals in loosely with the springs on pushing the pedals toward the firewall. I am using a touch of the lithium grease on the pivot points as recommended. I hope to make good progress on the floor items this set of days off. Thanks Greg
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    This past couple of weeks I have been concentrating on the cables, pulleys, and pedals. I am going to make a huge effort to get my cub to Graham, Texas for the 8th annual Super cub restoration seminar. More pictures to follow.

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    I was able to get a lot of the projects in the lower part of the cockpit in the last couple of weeks. I just try to do a little each day, and I am starting to notice that the progress is coming a little quicker now. It's a really good feeling to see it coming together.

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    My latest project has been nut plating the seat boards that will eventually have upholstery around them. My nut plating is a little unorthodox here. I reinforced with aluminum and then used very small wood screws to anchor the nut plates. I plan to go back and put a dab of epoxy on each wood screw and then reinforce them to reassure that they will not come out of place. They seem very firm I am only mentioning this because some of you might have objections I am unaware of.

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    Looks good to me. Looking forward to our visit on the 21st.

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    Greg, this looks great. I am happy for you.

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    Keep at it buddy. Rick
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    Thank You Guys. Ill get it flyin soon. Greg

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Rusk View Post
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    Looks good to me. Looking forward to our visit on the 21st.

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    Bill, that must mean your catching the seminar this year

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    Well, actually I have an OKC overnight in Jan and I'm looking forward to visiting with Greg, Dave, Jeff, and the other OKC guys.......but I AM going to try to make it to the seminar to help, learn, and visit with all you good people. Unfortunately my checkride falls in Feb every year and that always throws a monkey wrench in the seminar thing.

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    Greg, enjoyed seeing you and your Super Cub 2B at Graham. It's going to be a great ride for you. The ride to get it built and then "The Ride". Wish I could be there for it. Take care and God bless!

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