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    Folks

    Larry Vetterman asked me to share a few photos and ideas for your consideration.......



    This is his second Javron Cub and he is getting close to completion.
    After a long winter away I’m getting back in the groove. Fuselage is now at the airport. One wing is in the paint booth. Then the other wing will get cover and primer and paint. Then it all goes together.



    Here is a $95.00 Tempress deluxe boat seat that Clint found and is using so I figured I would try it. Very comfortable, made in the USA. I installed one in my white cub and tested it before I committed to use them in my new one.




    Bill, I have no idea how to post pictures etc on SC.org, so feel free to pass this information along, as well as the first pictures I sent.

    Here is a simple set of form blocks I made to make the end ribs on the covers. They are made from 6061T6 by .035 thick. The big cover is .025 2024T3. The top rib is screwed onto the shock frame and the bottom one floats on the shaft via a 1/4 inch uhmw block. Simple to make and maintain. Larry v.












    Larry says.....I hope this helps.....


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    looking at that seat makes me want to sit in it, looks good.
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    There are a few boat seats that are not bad weight wise while utilizing firm enough foam so one does not bottom out. I like that.

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    I like the boat seat idea! Bill can you ask Larry if he used one for the pilot seat also? How did he mount it if he did? Thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by thunderhead85 View Post
    I like the boat seat idea! Bill can you ask Larry if he used one for the pilot seat also? How did he mount it if he did? Thanks
    We’re , working on perfecting the mount to the seat base.

    Ill post some pics when I figure out how to do it on the piper base.
    Below pics are from my 172 winged contraption.
    Totally different base and slider rail, but perhaps they will give you ideas.
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    clint. link us to other photos of this project!!!

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    photos of the airplane and 172 wings!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Calkins View Post
    photos of the airplane and 172 wings!!
    Here ya Go!
    0360
    early 172 wings with sportsman stol
    31” ABW’s
    garmin G3X avionics.
    Guessing that it will be 1060 empty, under 1100 for sure.
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    Oh yes and per the original post, I have TK1’s.
    Excellent service, performance, and lightweight
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    Clint, you really need to start a thread with some more pics and details!
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    Didn't your last one use C-150 wings? Not much difference between 150 and 172 wings, is there?

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    My last 2 planes I used 150 wings. The 172 wings add about 13” per side so there’s 13” more flap per wing which will be really nice
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    Clint, As good as the last one's performed, this one otta be awesome!!

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    Clint, looking good. Can you tell me about the lift strut interaction point at the fuselage and how that ties in?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Super11XP View Post
    My last 2 planes I used 150 wings. The 172 wings add about 13” per side so there’s 13” more flap per wing which will be really nice
    Hmm, 206 wings?

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    206 wings?!? I’ve heard that the ailerons are much improved over the 100 series cessnas.
    Larry sent me a pic of his seat base and how he attached the slider rails.
    I ordered a couple sets of the slider rails from javron and will see what I can come up with.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Super11XP View Post
    206 wings?!? I’ve heard that the ailerons are much improved over the 100 series Cessnas.
    Not only that but the flaps are a lot longer. Bigger is better!
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    Clint, what will the gross weight be for this plane?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Super11XP View Post
    206 wings?!? I’ve heard that the ailerons are much improved over the 100 series cessnas.
    Larry sent me a pic of his seat base and how he attached the slider rails.
    I ordered a couple sets of the slider rails from javron and will see what I can come up with.
    Clint
    I'll be hone in a couple of days and can give you real numbers. Bro in law's 206 is in my hangar while my 180 is in the yard. FWIW my old Hawk XP wing covers fit my 180 perfectly so I assume the 172 and 180 wings are the same layout? Compared to my 180 the 206 wings are like a Mackey SQ-12 to my Rev 2. Flaps are longer and deeper chord, ailerons are shorter and deeper chord. I've dreamed about cuffed 206 wings on a Skywagon more than once!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1934A View Post
    Clint, what will the gross weight be for this plane?
    I’m going to use 2200 like the early 172’s used.
    I’m not sure how I’ll ever get to much more than 2000 though
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    Quote Originally Posted by stewartb View Post
    I've dreamed about cuffed 206 wings on a Skywagon more than once!
    You are not the only one

    And come to think of it, IIRC wasn't Doug Keller (ksecub) working on a 180 with RSTOL 206 wings? Seems like that's been a few years ago, wonder how that went?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob View Post
    You are not the only one

    And come to think of it, IIRC wasn't Doug Keller (ksecub) working on a 180 with RSTOL 206 wings? Seems like that's been a few years ago, wonder how that went?
    I've wondered the same thing. I've also wondered what would have to be changed at the tail to make this work? There may be trim issues in order to compensate for the large flaps.
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    Any update on Shock Covers for TK1's???

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    Go down to your local off road accessories store and buy 4 shock covers and cut them to fit your TK1 shocks and install them. Maybe you can see in the picture I posted here how my covers are cut to fit on my Cub and how they look. IMG_0826 (4).jpg
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    How come noone says anything about Beringer shocks? I saw them in Sun and Fun this year and quality and design looked impressive. It is kind of different animal compared to Acme/TK as they are compression shocks - Stork/Superstol kind of thing. I read good things about them on Cubcarfters forum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cooley View Post
    How come noone says anything about Beringer shocks? I saw them in Sun and Fun this year and quality and design looked impressive. It is kind of different animal compared to Acme/TK as they are compression shocks - Stork/Superstol kind of thing. I read good things about them on Cubcarfters forum.
    you ain't gonna win any takeoff/landing records with them as they extend as the weight comes off them.... if that's your thing...

    valdez stol competition videos from 2018 starting at 7:30 minute mark shows them


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    Looks like American Champ is seeking approval to install T3 on their certified aircraft.
    theyre gunning for approval by OshKosh event in July.
    Ought to pave the way for field approval on other cert aircraft.
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