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  • flylo
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    SeaStar C91, Dowagiac, MI home of Heddon lures, the 25-06, Niedner Arms, etc. I have 2 hangers but the Taylorcoupe in in the hanger here on the farm where I have 2 grass strips. I'll PM my # if anyone's interested. Thanks!
    Last edited by flylo; 12-16-2016, 11:54 PM.

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  • ulav8r
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    Following some links led to the rest of the story. It was done as a stunt, he had a lady pilot at the controls.

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  • Seastar
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    FLYLO
    I'll let my local EAA chapter friends know.
    I'm way to old to start a project like that but it sounds interesting.
    Where do you base?
    I might drop in some nice day in the CC.
    Bill

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  • flylo
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    Originally posted by Seastar View Post
    I fly a tail wheel Cub clone now. A CubCrafters CarbonCub SS.
    It's very light, 900# empty and has a 180 HP engine. Very, very high performance.
    You solo it from the front seat unlike the Piper J3 I learned in 55 years ago.
    If my engine were to quit I would just land in someone's back yard. That's about all the space you need in a CarbonCub.
    No way I would climb out to mess with the engine. It's tightly cowled anyhow.
    That guy was crazy bold.
    Those were the days.
    Bill
    Those are quite the Hot Rods, I've mentioned it before but have a 160hp Tcraft in the experemental homebuilt class with a fresh Lyc O-320 B2B, everything new on the plane, engine hung,new real Scott Tundra tailwheel, 2 40 gal wing tanks built by Altre Dodge the Alaska super Cub guru for a guy that wanted to replicate the 3 Tcrafts that flew to England & were later called the Auster but licensed by Tylorcraft, a set of clipwings, a set of long wings for the wing tanks & a 27 gal aux tank for the clipwings & a set of amfib kevlar floats with elect gear but on wheels now with hyd heel brakes. Called a Taylorcoupe, just needs the wings rebuilt & the plane covered & painted. Going cheap if you know someone. I like the side by side seating, panel & Tcrafts airfoil which is the same as a Beech Staggerwing. She's going to be a rocket. Also have a fresh C90 Cont GPU.

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  • J Tiers
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    Originally posted by Seastar View Post
    ....
    That guy was crazy bold.
    Those were the days.
    Bill
    There's PLENTY of "Crazy bold" around now.

    Just pay attention to the olympic snowboarding...and some of the more extreme version beyond even that. Makes ski-jumping look like a tame activity for old ladies.

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  • Seastar
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    I fly a tail wheel Cub clone now. A CubCrafters CarbonCub SS.
    It's very light, 900# empty and has a 180 HP engine. Very, very high performance.
    You solo it from the front seat unlike the Piper J3 I learned in 55 years ago.
    If my engine were to quit I would just land in someone's back yard. That's about all the space you need in a CarbonCub.
    No way I would climb out to mess with the engine. It's tightly cowled anyhow.
    That guy was crazy bold.
    Those were the days.
    Bill

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  • flylo
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    I learned on ski's in a '40 Tcraft & the only issue with taxing a taildragger is it's hard to see especially from the back seat solo seat in a cub. Learning in a tailwheel is much easier than transforming later.

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  • Evan
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    Windmilling the prop depends a lot on the pitch you have. Use flat pitch for short field work and high load and it doesn't windmill well at all. I know because that is what I had on my C-140. It also lands a lot shorter with flat pitch. I could put it down in just around 200 feet. Nothing hard about tail wheel taxiing either. It just takes a few hours of practice. I soloed in just six hours. It took about three hours flying time and maybe 10 or so circuits and it just clicked in how to drive the thing on the ground. It's kind of like learning to ride a bicycle.

    What I don't understand is why that guy is doing that. It looks like he has plenty of grass field right below.

    some of the large flying boats had access to the rear of the engines from inside the nacelle
    Martin Mars is a good example. I have been in one. The guys I worked for in the 70's did the water bomber conversions.
    Last edited by Evan; 12-15-2016, 03:33 AM.

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  • flylo
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    Originally posted by A.K. Boomer View Post
    Plane had a ceiling of 35,000ft and due to it only being normally aspirated he had an 18:1 comprendo ratio to help make up for it, not good when you stall at close to sea level...
    Never make much over 10,000 ft & about a 6.5 comp ratio. Duane Cole used to land on the roof of a station wagon, the shortest airport. Here's someone doing it many years later https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9gWrh6wpVyo

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  • J Tiers
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    Originally posted by wierdscience View Post
    Ya,but just think about adjusting the valve lash on a radial while in flight
    Obviously not the same sort of aircraft, but some of the large flying boats had access to the rear of the engines from inside the nacelle, complete with catwalks etc for getting there through the wing, which was quite thick. No idea what could be done from the position, but the carburetors and intake air heaters were typically back there. Obviously potentially better than NO access.

    When landed, access was still that way, with doors and fold down platforms for getting out of the nacelle, accessing the engine from the side to remove cowlings and obtain full access. Hard to put a stepladder in the bay to do maintenance.
    Last edited by J Tiers; 12-15-2016, 02:00 AM.

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  • wierdscience
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    Originally posted by flylo View Post
    Two brothers in a 1938 Tcraft tried to fly non stop for 30 days without landing. Fuel, oil, food & water were picked up by a rope & hook from a pickup driving down the runway. I don't even want to know about the bathroom thing. They were put down by a Thunderstorm after 14 days of non-stop flying. Same year in another 1938 Tcraft set the float plane record from New York to Miami by filling the floats with fuel. Boy those were the days!
    Ya,but just think about adjusting the valve lash on a radial while in flight

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  • A.K. Boomer
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    Originally posted by RB211 View Post
    I am perplexed as to why the prop is not wind-milling unless he purposely flew slow enough, just about a stall to get it to stop.
    Plane had a ceiling of 35,000ft and due to it only being normally aspirated he had an 18:1 comprendo ratio to help make up for it, not good when you stall at close to sea level...

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  • RB211
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    I've done stupid things in small airplanes, and because of this, I am perplexed as to why the prop is not wind-milling unless he purposely flew slow enough, just about a stall to get it to stop. Either case, nosing over and picking up enough airspeed should do the trick. Back to Flylo's comment about the magneto, makes more sense.

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  • flylo
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    Two brothers in a 1938 Tcraft tried to fly non stop for 30 days without landing. Fuel, oil, food & water were picked up by a rope & hook from a pickup driving down the runway. I don't even want to know about the bathroom thing. They were put down by a Thunderstorm after 14 days of non-stop flying. Same year in another 1938 Tcraft set the float plane record from New York to Miami by filling the floats with fuel. Boy those were the days!

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  • wierdscience
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    Ever hear of the Flying Keys?

    http://fly.historicwings.com/2013/06/the-flying-keys/

    https://airandspace.si.edu/collectio...bin-j-1-deluxe
    Last edited by wierdscience; 12-14-2016, 02:00 AM.

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