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


  • Posted in thread: Converting a J-3 to a L-4? on 06-19-2018 at 01:53 PM
    KAP is the resident expert on building a L-4 greenhouse. The greenhouse adds about 40 lbs. to
    empty weight in the glazing, framing, and structural support, along with the items Paul
    mentions. There's ...

  • Posted in thread: New Cylinder production. on 06-02-2018 at 02:00 PM
    Marvelous! The price seems very reasonable. Now if they would only produce cylinders for the

  • Posted in thread: Starting fuselage build ... on 05-26-2018 at 12:22 AM
    Looks great, KAP! You'll love Polytone. It will not fade or change colors with time. It's
    extremely easy to invisibly repair or touch up. I recommend that flattener not be mixed with
    the paint used fo...

  • Posted in thread: Happy Birthday on 05-25-2018 at 03:15 PM
    Happy 75th birthday to L-4A 43-29080, rolled out May 26, 1943. Many more!

  • Posted in thread: XP-82 Twin Mustang to fly at Oshkosh on 05-24-2018 at 08:04 PM
    P-82 restoration photo gallery here:

  • Posted in thread: 1939 Cleveland National Air Race on 05-24-2018 at 02:44 PM
    Looks like some of those aircraft were extremely pitch sensitive, approaching neutral

  • Posted in thread: 1939 Cleveland National Air Race on 05-20-2018 at 10:45 PM
    Original color, initially silent, 28 minutes. Fascinating!

  • Posted in thread: Bad Day for the Cub on 05-19-2018 at 02:56 PM
    Just out of curiousity, do you prop from the front or from the rear? That's the key point in
    this whole discussion.

  • Posted in thread: Grove Brakes? on 05-16-2018 at 06:15 AM
    If the original expander tube brakes are not understood, are not in good condition, and are not
    well maintained (this is simple and easy), they won't work right, and they'll end up being
    replaced with...

  • Posted in thread: Bad Day for the Cub on 05-13-2018 at 09:47 PM
    The idea of propping an aero engine with the throttle wide open and the ignition hot sends
    chills down my spine. I've never encountered that as any kind of normal procedure, on any type
    aircraft. That...

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