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  • Divorced. Adventurous spirit, Son & Daughter married. No baggage. Love living life! Looking for someone to share life with.
  • Northwood, NH
  • Love airplanes, flying & building, motorcycles, kayaking, violin .... and lots more.
  • Mechanical Engineer


  • Posted in thread: L4 Films on 08-30-2016 at 04:46 PM
    Great! all about snow banks ... I got cold just watching it :coffee:KAP

  • Posted in thread: Cub aux tanks on 08-30-2016 at 11:54 AM
    My issue with the WA tank was the aileron cable tube not lining up with the fairlead on the
    drag strut tube. Seems the tank I had no matter its position in the wing I could never get the
    aileron and d...

  • Posted in thread: Tail-wheel spring .... on 08-29-2016 at 06:48 PM
    Thanks again HT&V.I went with the FR10-2rs bearing and a reducer bushing. It will solve some
    future issues; 1. Makes the axle and hub fit an off-the-shelf commercial ball bearing. 2.
    Bearings are seal...

  • Posted in thread: Tail-wheel spring .... on 08-29-2016 at 04:20 PM
    Axle/Bolt gets tightened to squeeze the forks and inner races all together ?I would think one
    would not squeeze the forks to hold the wheel assemble in-place but use flat washers between
    the bearings ...

  • Posted in thread: Tail-wheel spring .... on 08-29-2016 at 04:11 PM
    HTC... Thank for the info.Issues: Seems the ball bearing do not have the leather seals,
    understandable. No replacement parts to be found.Solution: Since I cannot find direct
    replacements for the beari...

  • Posted in thread: Tail-wheel spring .... on 08-28-2016 at 07:11 PM
    Thank you Dave, good info. I will check with Univair for the bearings. Already have looked at
    eBay and ordered a few parts.Cheers,KAP

  • Posted in thread: Tail-wheel spring .... on 08-28-2016 at 06:29 PM
    Okay. I what to restore this tailwheel for my L-4H, it is the correct one that was used on the
    L-4's per military order. I would love to find replacement parts but if I cannot, I will go
    about it anot...

  • Posted in thread: Tail-wheel spring .... on 08-28-2016 at 04:22 PM
    Bearings removed per HM ... old thick hardened grease held them in. Now how do I know if the
    ball bearings and race are bad? The inner race and balls can move up and down by .06" of an
    inch, lots of p...

  • Posted in thread: Tail-wheel spring .... on 08-28-2016 at 03:19 PM
    Did that. Now I need to remove the bearings .... how?Thanks,KAP

  • Posted in thread: Tail-wheel spring .... on 08-28-2016 at 02:32 PM
    For anyone the has take one apart .... How does one change the ball bearings? Are they held in
    place by the outer caps and a press fit? Like to disassemble the hub and check the ball

  • Keri-Ann Price
    Keri-Ann Price
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"All my life I was always so busy with passions that I never had time to work ! " Built a Pietenpol AirCamper, Model-A powered, NX3116. Presently building an L-4, Experimental. From copies of Piper L-4 Drawings.
April 13, 2014  •  04:14 AM
Hi I have to ask why the Fifinella. You see my mom was a wasp WWII 44. Steve
December 19, 2014  •  01:45 AM
Keri, really enjoyed looking over the photos of your work on the wood Cub wings. I have not seen the Cub Club Cub plans. How much of your build do you have completed? There is a guy at work that built a PnP that won a number of awards at Oshkosh. He keeps it at the airport our EAA group hosts its meetings. Beautiful plane. How much time do you have on you PnP? I look forward to following the rest of your build. There are some significant differences between the wood and metal wings. I am not a Cub history buff so I do not know if the changes are by age or if they were specifically for the metal spar. The immediate difference is the location of the "H" shaped drag strut assembly. The entire "H" is located next to the rib and your assembly straddles the rib. The pulley routing is probably similar. Thank you for the help you have offered. Maybe we will runinto each other when we get our projects flying. Till then good luck with you build. Joseph Begany

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