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  Topic: crash
Bob Perkins

Replies: 9
Views: 3444

PostForum: Starduster and Acroduster   Posted: Tue Sep 08, 2009 5:04 am   Subject: crash
Just saw a Starduster Too went down in SC. Both pilot and passenger were killed. Anybody have any details?
This is the best I have

  Topic: Biplane Expo 2009
Bob Perkins

Replies: 9
Views: 2731

PostForum: Starduster and Acroduster   Posted: Wed Mar 04, 2009 12:36 pm   Subject: Biplane Expo 2009
yeah Dave, this is the last one.. they have decided to shut the expo down..
  Topic: Firewall Bolts?
Bob Perkins

Replies: 30
Views: 4635

PostForum: Starduster and Acroduster   Posted: Fri Feb 13, 2009 9:45 am   Subject: firewall fuel valve
The valve on the forward side of the firewall definitely isn't safe even though that is where many, including mine, are. Reason being exaclty what you surmised. IF the brass were to melt there ...
  Topic: Third Class Medical Horror Story
Bob Perkins

Replies: 3
Views: 1594

PostForum: Starduster and Acroduster   Posted: Wed Jan 28, 2009 8:58 am   Subject: Third Class Medical Horror Story
EXACTLY the same thing happened to me - in fact the verbage in the letter is the same. Good news is when you send a report from your doc it will probably go right through (4 weeks later or so). But I ...
  Topic: Another Starduster flying :-)
Bob Perkins

Replies: 25
Views: 9128

PostForum: Starduster and Acroduster   Posted: Wed Oct 01, 2008 9:01 am   Subject: Another Starduster flying :-)
I have a 'Duster that cooled correctly when I first flew it but the oil cooler became damaged and I replaced it with another cooler which did not keep the engine cool. It was one from A/S tha ...
  Topic: 363J down today
Bob Perkins

Replies: 24
Views: 14646

PostForum: Starduster and Acroduster   Posted: Tue Jun 17, 2008 7:39 pm   Subject: 363J down today
I am so very sorry. I only met Kevin once, for just a few minutes at Sun N Fun but he was a very nice guy. Very sorry for your entire family. Barb and I give our sincere condolences. The kin ...
  Topic: Bungee Cord Tool
Bob Perkins

Replies: 14
Views: 10701

PostForum: Starduster and Acroduster   Posted: Mon Dec 31, 2007 9:32 am   Subject: Bungee Cord Tool
The A/S tool works quite well as I have one. I don't really think you need two. It is also looks to me like it would be very cumbersome when the plane is assembled to use 2. I would suggest a little p ...
  Topic: Test Flying VX, VY, and VG
Bob Perkins

Replies: 8
Views: 4791

PostForum: Starduster and Acroduster   Posted: Mon Dec 17, 2007 3:56 pm   Subject: Test Flying VX, VY, and VG
Don't know if that rate is best rate or best angle.. because you didn't specify which one it was or the type of plane. Best angle would have a climb rate somewhat less than best rate and it generally ...
  Topic: Top Wing Fuel Tank
Bob Perkins

Replies: 6
Views: 4255

PostForum: Starduster and Acroduster   Posted: Thu Nov 29, 2007 4:09 pm   Subject: Top Wing Fuel Tank
IF you plan on any cross country having the extra fuel is VERY nice.. just leave the tank empty for acro, if you are really serious about acro and feel the tank would compromise things you probably do ...
  Topic: StarDuster Crashes
Bob Perkins

Replies: 12
Views: 9627

PostForum: Starduster and Acroduster   Posted: Sat Sep 08, 2007 4:33 am   Subject: StarDuster Crashes
if you land in trees flying the airplane will probably be of little help.. In some parts of the country - mine included - IF there is an engine failure shortly after takeoff there will be NO place to ...
  Topic: Lary... Gotta Post Pictures of your Trophy
Bob Perkins

Replies: 6
Views: 4249

PostForum: Starduster and Acroduster   Posted: Sat Aug 18, 2007 9:03 am   Subject: Lary... Gotta Post Pictures of your Trophy
you MAY need to rename to something else entirely as an intermediate step. WINDOWS doesn't always recognize case. Therefore renaming from upper case JPG to lower case jpg won't be recognized. Rename a ...
  Topic: On board 3 camera video system
Bob Perkins

Replies: 9
Views: 9664

PostForum: Starduster and Acroduster   Posted: Sun May 20, 2007 4:10 am   Subject: On board 3 camera video system
very nice instalation Jim, the video quality is not bad either for such small cameras.

  Topic: Sun and Fun Gripe
Bob Perkins

Replies: 9
Views: 4689

PostForum: Starduster and Acroduster   Posted: Sun Apr 22, 2007 8:30 pm   Subject: Sun and Fun Gripe
The thing I found interesting is that the announcers keep mentioning that all of the aerobatic flights were for free.. the sponsors and pilots did the show gratis. And most of the 'housekeeping' is do ...
  Topic: Sun n Fun
Bob Perkins

Replies: 28
Views: 13444

PostForum: Starduster and Acroduster   Posted: Tue Apr 10, 2007 2:30 pm   Subject: Sun n Fun
I'll try to make it as well.. won't have the 'duster though Sad

  Topic: New starduster first flight
Bob Perkins

Replies: 17
Views: 11259

PostForum: Starduster and Acroduster   Posted: Thu Mar 29, 2007 6:26 am   Subject: New starduster first flight
PB Schafer sent this picture to me.. looks pretty good!! I'll bet it really scoots.
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