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  • West of the Pecos, Texas
  • Old airplanes and motorcycles. CFI-A-I
  • Captain, Continental (United) Airlines, Ret.


  • Posted in thread: Starting fuselage build ... on 02-25-2018 at 07:09 PM
    $15 per pad is a great price compared to Univair, where it's $56, IIRC. I laid in a NOS set of
    12 as well but have never needed them. They just don't seem to wear! Each time I pack the wheel
    bearings ...

  • Posted in thread: Looking for the correct torque value... on 02-25-2018 at 06:56 PM
    Hand tight, then 1/4 turn with the wrench.

  • Posted in thread: Virtual Tour, RMS Titanic on 02-25-2018 at 01:36 AM
    A local museum had a large exhibit of Titanic photos and memorabilia. Included was a computer
    simulator that duplicated all of the factors involved in the collision, including Titanic's
    course, speed,...

  • Posted in thread: Virtual Tour, RMS Titanic on 02-24-2018 at 06:39 PM
    Incredible tour of the Titanic here:

  • Posted in thread: Clip wing vs Long wing J-3 on 02-24-2018 at 03:31 PM
    My 65 HP Cub pops off of the ground when I keep the tail on the runway until the aircraft
    unsticks and lifts off. It's really impressive. I'm then careful to level off and accelerate in
    ground effect,...

  • Posted in thread: Wood prop finish on 02-23-2018 at 04:07 PM
    What you want to watch is the interface between metal and fabric. The fabric is cotton - they
    told me it would modify the TC to use Dacron or glass cloth. Same goes for the laminations - in
    the mid-70...

  • Posted in thread: The Merry Old Land Of Oz on 02-22-2018 at 06:43 PM
    Excerpt from the classic 1939 film, The Wizard Of Oz, with the original motion picture
    soundtrack, no vocals. This is the music as it was recorded by the MGM Orchestra in 1939,
    superb quality audio: h...

  • Posted in thread: Wood prop finish on 02-21-2018 at 05:50 PM
    Sensenich applies some sort of finish over the bright brass leading edges. Looks like the same
    urethane or varnish used on the wood. When the finish starts to wear off of the brass, it'll
    start to dar...

  • Posted in thread: Univair Cowling on 02-17-2018 at 04:13 PM
    Univair's cowlings fit each other and Univair's engine mount. These are compatible with
    Univair's complete exhaust system, air box, eyebrow brackets, the Continental A65-8F engine,
    and all of the mino...

  • Posted in thread: Univair Cowling on 02-16-2018 at 03:05 PM
    No two Cubs are the same today, if they ever were. They've all been restored, many more than
    once. Dimensions have often drifted somewhat, and boot cowls and upper and lower cowlings are
    going to requ...

1943 Piper L-4A, AAF 43-29080, Sn. 10371, DOD 28MAY43