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Posted in thread: Checklists! on 09-29-2016 at 04:19 PM
I pull it out a mile out and push it in on short final.GlennGlenn, TMI !!
Posted in thread: Checklists! on 09-27-2016 at 07:55 PM
I check J-3 carb heat on the downwind by applying it for a few seconds, noting the expected
smooth RPM drop. Then, I turn it off for the rest of the approach and landing. At my airport's
high density ...
Posted in thread: Another pitch trim question on 09-23-2016 at 07:23 PM
What were the weights, Left, Right and tail? Don't know the difference it would make, but did
you measure the tail weight at the tail post, with the airplane level (tail up) in latitude and
Posted in thread: wing tank gauge on 09-19-2016 at 05:07 PM
Tank is installed, Dad built the tank in 1980 during the last recover. It does not "feed" to
the main tank. There is a selector valve under the fuel tank for main or wing tank. Interesting
set up, if ...
Posted in thread: airframe mod for fuel tank removal on 09-15-2016 at 03:12 AM
4130 is all that is available today, they haven't made 1020 / 1025 mild steel thin-wall tubing
or sheets for a long time now.There's actually quite a lot of 4130 in the frame. The lower
longerons and ...
Posted in thread: Greenville Seaplane Flyin 1016 on 09-14-2016 at 04:45 PM
Nice photos. Looks like the rich folks out playing for the weekend, not a single J-3 on floats
anywhere in sight.
Posted in thread: airframe mod for fuel tank removal on 09-14-2016 at 03:46 AM
That's what I had to do on my Cub (1942 L-4) to get the tank out from underneath. Cut out the
welded in left tube and then put a larger tube over the stubs. The right side is as it
originally was with...
Posted in thread: Exhaust Manifold Leak on 09-06-2016 at 01:06 AM
Stock on the left (NOS pipes) measure 1/8". The thicker ones I have on the engine are 3/16".
Posted in thread: What size is the seal on this Piper J-3? on 09-04-2016 at 03:30 AM
Should have said not the "common" A-65 C-85 C-90 Continentals of today. Could be a 50 or 65
Franklin or could also be an early up-exhaust Continental A-50 or A-65 with the dual down
exhaust stacks. Ma...
Posted in thread: What size is the seal on this Piper J-3? on 09-04-2016 at 02:08 AM
Not all Cubs were Continental powered.......