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  • Posted in thread: Step on 05-25-2015 at 04:32 PM
    The welded fitting on the step itself attaches to the rear landing gear bolt. The other end of
    the step attaches to a band clamp around the lower longeron (it is not welded to the longeron).
    The step ...

  • Posted in thread: iowa's L4 on 05-07-2015 at 01:57 PM
    Small Continentals are known ice makers. I don't taxi with mine on, but following mag check, I
    do let it sit on for my carb heat check for a bit longer to get some heat through the carb
    immediately pr...

  • Posted in thread: Grasshopper patch on 05-06-2015 at 03:47 AM
    Maybe SIGGY can help.

  • Posted in thread: Removing the cabin heating system on 05-03-2015 at 04:40 AM
    With the ducting gone, you have no carb heat, period, only alternate induction. The air inside
    of the cowling at the air box might be a few degrees above ambient, but I wouldn't count on
    it.When I pul...

  • Posted in thread: Metal Spar. on 05-03-2015 at 02:25 AM
    The last wood spar J3 was s/n 16297, built March 14, 1946.

  • Posted in thread: Removing the cabin heating system on 05-02-2015 at 04:36 AM
    The shroud flange offset appears to be due to space limitations of the muffler itself and the
    space between the firewall and the engine mount than designing for a tiny bit more carb heat.
    The muffler ...

  • Posted in thread: Restoration of N88354 on 04-28-2015 at 10:09 PM
    Seems to be a more modern restoration requirement with the new paint processes? I don't recall
    ever seeing white over silver using the traditional dope process or in looking at old fabric
    samples. Tha...

  • Posted in thread: Original J-3 & L-4 Performance on 04-26-2015 at 04:08 AM
    Reading a WW2 era document tonight on the (AGF) Fort Sill Field Artillery School related to the
    Air Ops / liaison pilot training, you had to be less than 36 years old and they enforced a
    strict weight...

  • Posted in thread: B-8 Airspeed indicator for sale on 04-08-2015 at 05:26 PM
    The original disposition card on my aircraft shows delivery on May 28, 1943, complete, for
    $2,253.00. The aircraft then went to an organization abbreviated CINCINTIFERRYATO and was
    delivered to Ft. Po...

  • Posted in thread: B-8 Airspeed indicator for sale on 04-07-2015 at 03:48 AM
    L-4's were definitely crated for overseas transport. The question is who crated them, Piper or
    the military, or both. I would say both. The L-4 data cards seem to indicate how the L-4's left
    Lock Have...

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