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  • Posted in thread: Inspection Report- L-4 on 09-24-2017 at 10:13 PM
    My wife and I spent our 32nd anniversary up in New Hamster and Maine, and while up there, I
    called KAP to see if I could come by and see the project. After driving an hour trying to find
    which goat pa...

  • Posted in thread: I guess we should ... on 09-24-2017 at 10:01 PM
    The Chief mechanic on the Flak Bait restoration is an old buddy of mine, Pat Robinson. Many
    years ago, when I was an FNG flight instructor at the old Frederick Aviation, Pat was working
    the line fueli...

  • Posted in thread: Starting fuselage build ... on 09-08-2017 at 01:46 PM
    All I did with mine was to get the centers marked on all 5 pieces- the windshield, the boot
    cowl, top, and the two trim pieces. Lay out the holes from the center out. Position the inner
    trim and attac...

  • Posted in thread: Back in the Cub and back on the site! on 09-05-2017 at 11:57 PM
    Welcome back Kott----, er----Will!

  • Posted in thread: Bird Cage on 09-01-2017 at 02:59 AM
    Years ago, before I knew about this forum and who to ask for advice, I bought a Brand W
    birdcage to modify into my L-4. Most of the welds were sub standard, cold shuts all over, not
    enough weld, some ...

  • Posted in thread: Proposed new build airbox for L-4 .... on 08-27-2017 at 04:25 PM
    .025 aluminum works fine for me, And you are correct, the whole point was to save the filter.
    Only those who know old airplanes and Air Maze filters notice it and it's a good conversation
    piece. As if...

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  • Posted in thread: Proposed new build airbox for L-4 .... on 08-26-2017 at 07:51 PM
    There has been no reduction in rpm with this shield. One thing I have noticed is that a friend
    of mine has a J3 with a C-90 and he has the "C-90 cough" in a rapid acceleration without the
    shield. Mine...

  • Posted in thread: Proposed new build airbox for L-4 .... on 08-16-2017 at 04:05 PM
    What do you know- there is a gasket!

  • Posted in thread: Bowser? on 08-16-2017 at 04:03 PM
    OK, How many of you know what a Bowser was in WWII and how it got its name?

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May 24, 2015  •  11:56 AM
Dear AOP,
Quick question...
L-4 being advertised on TAP and Barnstormers.
Serial number 9400 N9095C
Seller says the AAF number is 43-539,
however Joe Baughter's list does not show 539.
It is painted as a NE-1 and broker makes reference
that it could have Naval history.
Looking for a suggestion on my next step to
try and authenticate.
(the selling broker is on the Reno Air Museum
Board of Directors. You would think he would
have this groundwork all done).
Thanks for any assistance.
and a Memorial Day "thank you for your service"!
May 24, 2015  •  02:27 PM

Joe Baugher only has what records he can find or can get from current owners. It was my understanding that all Navy NE-1s were stock J3s. It is possible that the owner was in the Navy or just wanted to paint the airplane as a Navy bird. I would get the fuselage frame number from him and then go to Clyde Smith for the build sheet. That will tell you what it really is. Don't assume anything and treat him like a used car salesman.
May 25, 2017  •  10:11 PM
AOP what's the name of your book and where can I purchase it?

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