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    2000 lb gross upgrade options

    Hi all,

    I think I have done the research (but donít know what I donít know), I have a certified PA-18-180hp 1971 and need to have a legal 2000lb for operational reasons. I already have extended HD gear.

    Is the Wipline/Wipair STC the only option to look at or are there others I should consider?

    Thanks
    Damien

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    That is the only one I know of. It can be added to a covered wing if needed better done at recover if possible.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DENNY View Post
    That is the only one I know of. It can be added to a covered wing if needed better done at recover if possible.
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    Thanks Denny. Appreciate it.

    While we are here, does anyone know a clever (read cheaper) way of cutting the fabric in the wing and stitching it back up that looks ok, without needing a full respray and blended paint job. It’s ceconite. I was thinking maybe an aluminum strip to cover the patch. Unfortunately, the aircraft has been recently recovered and sprayed, without the upgrade.

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    Baseball stitch per 43.13. In my opinion, the issue would be blending in the finish.
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    New pant is easy to match compared to 20 year old stuff. Just get a 18oz bottle of SUCKITUP and have it done RIGHT! If it is a working cub it should not take too long to have a nice patch or two on the side to distract from the wing. Pretty planes don't fly any better than ones with character.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DENNY View Post
    New pant is easy to match compared to 20 year old stuff. Just get a 18oz bottle of SUCKITUP and have it done RIGHT! If it is a working cub it should not take too long to have a nice patch or two on the side to distract from the wing. Pretty planes don't fly any better than ones with character.
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    Love it. When I first installed flaps on my -12 in the early 70's it was covered in Grade A. Nobody around had any Grade A fabric to give me, so I baseball-stitched a piece of cotton shirt into the gap. Shrunk the patch with Nitrate dope then silvered it with Butyrate that a friend had some of. Worked fine! I don't recall asking anybody about the legality of that, but it stayed that way for several years
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    Attachment 57034
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    Google search "gross weight install site:supercub.org" and you can probably find pictures.
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