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  Topic: Home from OSH
BFALCON

Replies: 4
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PostForum: Starduster and Acroduster   Posted: Tue Aug 07, 2012 1:13 pm   Subject: Home from OSH
50 degree day, solo with full fuel it will do about 2500fpm. I'm at 780MSL here in SE Wisconsin. I flew it in very early spring at around 24F and it was just plain scary. It's really silly but a wh ...
  Topic: Home from OSH
BFALCON

Replies: 4
Views: 11788

PostForum: Starduster and Acroduster   Posted: Mon Aug 06, 2012 10:30 am   Subject: Acroduster II
Actually it's owned by Bill Falcon of Elkhorn, WI. I bought a really nice 172 since my kids are about that age to start learning to fly. Its been really nice to go places with the family as well. R ...
  Topic: For Sale
BFALCON

Replies: 0
Views: 4199

PostForum: Starduster and Acroduster   Posted: Tue Sep 27, 2011 2:34 pm   Subject: For Sale
The time has come for me to perhaps be a bit more practical. I found a deal on a perfect 172 that I just couldn't pass up. Now I can actually go somewhere with the family and begin to teach my 12 ye ...
  Topic: Recovering
BFALCON

Replies: 7
Views: 3445

PostForum: Starduster and Acroduster   Posted: Fri Feb 25, 2011 10:21 am   Subject: Recovering
If you are going to do Poly Fiber, I would do the EAA weekend course on fabric covering. Worth every penny.
  Topic: Recovering
BFALCON

Replies: 7
Views: 3445

PostForum: Starduster and Acroduster   Posted: Fri Feb 25, 2011 10:20 am   Subject: Recovering
I tore apart my ADII on New Year's Day 2004 and flew the airplane to Oshkosh on July 23rd 2004. 3 Color Aerothane. Poly Fiber system. Some woodwork in the wings and some plywood replacement in the ...
  Topic: CFI BFR Landing Conflict
BFALCON

Replies: 23
Views: 9536

PostForum: Starduster and Acroduster   Posted: Fri May 14, 2010 2:12 pm   Subject: CFI BFR Landing Conflict
I land my SA-750 with my heels on the floorboards and then raise them up slightly to access the brakes as soon as I feel I may need them. I only have to lift my feet up about 1.5" to get my toes on t ...
  Topic: Stuff for sale
BFALCON

Replies: 2
Views: 1172

PostForum: Starduster and Acroduster   Posted: Tue Mar 23, 2010 2:32 pm   Subject: Stuff for sale
I have a 80" McCauley fixed pitch prop off of my 540 powered ADII. I opted for an MT with the new engine. Would be great on a 540 powered SDII. Was rebuilt a few years back and is in perfect shape. ...
  Topic: Bungee tool
BFALCON

Replies: 8
Views: 2673

PostForum: Starduster and Acroduster   Posted: Tue Mar 23, 2010 2:20 pm   Subject: Bungee tool
Did someone out there have a bungee tool for "borrow" or rent? Need to change them out this weekend and the one I had a lead on didn't work out.
  Topic: Flight characteristics of Acroduster
BFALCON

Replies: 3
Views: 2210

PostForum: Starduster and Acroduster   Posted: Tue Nov 18, 2008 9:03 am   Subject: Acroduster Performance
My Acroduster II is probably not the best example as it has about 110 more HP and empty, weighs in around 1140. As far as stall goes, mine begins to bang around a bit at 68mph and finally gives it up ...
  Topic: Another Starduster flying :-)
BFALCON

Replies: 25
Views: 8316

PostForum: Starduster and Acroduster   Posted: Thu Oct 02, 2008 1:08 pm   Subject: OIL TEMP
After the instalation of a Barrett IO-540-X in my SA-750, I had the same issue with the oil temp. Same oil cooler location as the old 540, but had temps as high as 225 in cruise. The guys at the Ext ...
  Topic: Oshkosh!
BFALCON

Replies: 12
Views: 5752

PostForum: Starduster and Acroduster   Posted: Fri Jul 11, 2008 1:58 pm   Subject: Oshkosh!
I will be camping with the RV (Rec vehicle) on the north end of Relumdat's on the south end of the airport. I'll be there from Friday the 25th through Sunday August 3. I'll plan on Thursday noon at ...
  Topic: Gnarr - Landing Gear
BFALCON

Replies: 8
Views: 4352

PostForum: Starduster and Acroduster   Posted: Wed Jul 09, 2008 11:49 am   Subject: Gnarr - Landing Gear
I fly my Acroduster II off the grass often with 6:00 X 6 as well. No issues after many, many landings, good, bad and really ugly. Mine has standard issue Cleveland wheels and brakes with Air Hawk ti ...
  Topic: SA 750 main tank
BFALCON

Replies: 10
Views: 5538

PostForum: Starduster and Acroduster   Posted: Wed Apr 02, 2008 2:33 pm   Subject: SA-750 TANK
My SA-750 does the same fuel leak from the vent. On my airplane, the vent runs down from the forward top of the tank to a low point on the right side of the airframe inside the sheet metal, and then ...
  Topic: Acroduster II for sale?
BFALCON

Replies: 5
Views: 3763

PostForum: Starduster and Acroduster   Posted: Wed Mar 05, 2008 10:19 am   Subject: Acroduster II for sale?
Frank,

Empty we are at about 1200 with the 10# in the turtledeck to get the CG OK with me in the back seat. It's really a completely stupid amount of HP (in a good way). Stopped consuming oil at ...
  Topic: Acroduster II for sale?
BFALCON

Replies: 5
Views: 3763

PostForum: Starduster and Acroduster   Posted: Thu Feb 28, 2008 11:16 am   Subject: Acroduster II for sale?
Future plans with my business may require me to rearrange my priorities a bit so I thought I'd throw this out to see if there's any interest.

1985 Acroduster II, completely restored in 2003. 325 T ...
 
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