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    Bush wheels..extended landing gear. How much weight is added to all up weight?

    Hi there Super cubber s

    dreaming of bushing out my pa18
    i use it for commercial operations
    Wondering if any one has re weighed after a landing gear and bush wheel upgrade and if they had the weight data?
    i would love to upgrade my cub but need to think about the weight as commercially the cub is a bit limited to useful load
    ps. I have been enjoying the podcasts great stuff
    cheers
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    My W&B revision list:
    Removed 8.50-6.00 tires 44 lbs. at station +1”
    installed ABW 31” tires on 6” Cleveland wheels 65 lbs. (same wheels)

    the station is with stock PA-18 gear on a PA-12
    F. Atlee Dodge says their std gear is 8.3 lbs per side, extended is 8.7 per side.

    side note: would you be interested in adopting a sixty-something guy, his dogs and so forth who will drink all your beer and offer up unsolicited pedantic advice on a wide range of subjects, promise to someday pay for all the a gas he’s borrowed, etc. so he can move to NZ? My wife wants to know.
    Quidquid Latine dictum sit, altum videtur

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    Just finished 2 complete super cub rebuilds 1 with new airframes fuselage 1 stock . 1 with 3in. Gear other with 3 by 3gear . Both oratec fabric.other differences. New airframe cub wt 1151 on 31 3x3 gear c of g 10.7 tail wt 67lbs. Stock cub with Alaska mods 3 ins gear 31 wt 1157 lbs. c of g 12.3 tail wt 59.5 lbs. did 2 cubs in 5 months
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    Atlee 3" extended gear weighs 4 lbs more than stock gear, 2 lbs per side. What size tires do you currently have?
    8.50x6 with tube 18 lbs
    26” Goodyear Tires and Tubes 24-26 lbs.
    26”x12”x6” ---- 26lbs
    29”x13”x6” ----- 31lbs
    31”x13”x6” ---- 32lbs
    35"x15"x10" ---- 40lbs
    Steve Pierce

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    Cheers mate very useful.
    haha ,hell ,I’ll see what I can do for this arrangement proposal!
    You know in Nz we eat sheep’s testicals daily
    and the beer is drunk warm eh?����
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    Cheers Steve
    currently running 850s with mudguards

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    Brilliant! Thank you
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    Quote Originally Posted by kiwi View Post
    Cheers mate very useful.
    haha ,hell ,I’ll see what I can do for this arrangement proposal!
    You know in Nz we eat sheep’s testicals daily
    and the beer is drunk warm eh?🍺🙄
    Sheep testicles? Someone told me that was Kiwi sushi. I passed. I must have used up all the cold beer when I was there in 1999-2000, but I did find that most of the people I met there were pathologically friendly. Hopefully, no one's found a cure for that yet. The sheep were idiots, though.

    I wanted to find a place and spend some time there, but I'm older now and my skills aren't on any list for desired immigrants or even part-time residents. I was going to try the business route; my idea was to start a birth control clinic for gays and lesbians. Figured I wouldn't have to show up for work that often, but my scheme was rejected for some reason. Probably because I didn't have the right temperament since I was an electrician, but who knows?

    Oh well.
    Quidquid Latine dictum sit, altum videtur
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