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    Float fittings/ stainless control cables

    My welder said itís pretty easy for him to weld on Atlee float fittings. I am going to go ahead and do it on my Super Cub project. Should I also put in stainless control cables? I am changing them anyway. I vaguely remember there being some issue with stainless longevity. Is there anything else to consider float wise for a rebuild.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie Longley View Post
    My welder said itís pretty easy for him to weld on Atlee float fittings. I am going to go ahead and do it on my Super Cub project. Should I also put in stainless control cables? I am changing them anyway. I vaguely remember there being some issue with stainless longevity. Is there anything else to consider float wise for a rebuild.
    stainless cables will fray much sooner than galvanized.... so unless you WILL BE ON FLOATS/salt water.. go with GALVaNIZED...

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    Quote Originally Posted by mike mcs repair View Post
    stainless cables will fray much sooner than galvanized.... so unless you WILL BE ON FLOATS/salt water.. go with GALVaNIZED...
    That’s what I remember now. I have no plans to put it on floats. But I might get the bug plus there’s resale value to consider.

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    Soak your galvanized cables in a juicy mix of paralketone. Let it penetrate thoroughly. The cables will then last as long as stainless in a seaplane environment.
    https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catal...aralketone.php
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    Originally from John Schwaner at Sacramento Sky Ranch https://www.askbob.aero/content/airc...d-carbon-steel
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    Weld the second tail handle on.

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    And the pulley brackets for the water rudder control cables.

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