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  Topic: SA300 Stall Speed @ 1320 Gross
Dan Benkert

Replies: 10
Views: 57276

PostForum: Starduster and Acroduster   Posted: Sat Feb 22, 2014 9:09 pm   Subject: LSA SA300
Back in the 70s Al Pietsch built and flew airshows with an SA300 that was right at 1000# empty. The airplane is on display at a museum at Minot, ND. I don't know any more details but maybe his sons Wa ...
  Topic: Back to My David Clarks...
Dan Benkert

Replies: 5
Views: 53956

PostForum: Starduster and Acroduster   Posted: Sat Dec 28, 2013 11:01 pm   Subject: ANR
My Bose with the OR Aero mic muffs work very well even with a cheap I/C. Both mics hot when either transmits . Dan B
  Topic: Looking for a Starduster
Dan Benkert

Replies: 10
Views: 73268

PostForum: Starduster and Acroduster   Posted: Mon Sep 23, 2013 6:11 pm   Subject: SA300
Check your Pvt Message file if still looking. Dan
  Topic: Spades
Dan Benkert

Replies: 5
Views: 24633

PostForum: Starduster and Acroduster   Posted: Sat Nov 10, 2012 7:43 pm   Subject: spades
Mark, you mentioned angles. Have you made any effort to adjust for trim? I have a heavy wing and it's the same with/without the spades mounted. Also not the aileron slave struts. There should be a way ...
  Topic: Spades
Dan Benkert

Replies: 5
Views: 24633

PostForum: Starduster and Acroduster   Posted: Sat Nov 10, 2012 1:56 pm   Subject: spades
I made a set and put them on last spring. Proceeding very cautiously. Need to fine tune the angles this winter and then increase the size again with caution and test flights. Have noticed a slight ail ...
  Topic: landing problems
Dan Benkert

Replies: 7
Views: 42803

PostForum: Starduster and Acroduster   Posted: Fri Nov 09, 2012 7:03 pm   Subject: landing problems
I see from the preliminary accident report that an SA300 landed long, rolled into mud at the far end of the runway and went on its back at the reklaw ranch flyin last week in Texas. No serious injury ...
  Topic: Christen Seat belt parts needed
Dan Benkert

Replies: 1
Views: 17867

PostForum: Starduster and Acroduster   Posted: Sun Nov 04, 2012 6:46 pm   Subject: belts
Wag Aero did a nice job on mine.
  Topic: Airspeed Indicator Adjustments?
Dan Benkert

Replies: 20
Views: 98742

PostForum: Starduster and Acroduster   Posted: Wed Oct 24, 2012 7:17 am   Subject: ASI
Found 2 small pitot leaks. also found a static line connection error. Both A/S inds now read 125 in cruise. That's lower than before I had them O'Hauled, but reasonable and low end is by the book at s ...
  Topic: Airspeed Indicator Adjustments?
Dan Benkert

Replies: 20
Views: 98742

PostForum: Starduster and Acroduster   Posted: Tue Oct 23, 2012 7:06 pm   Subject: ASI
I had similar issues and found a simple manometer made from plastic tubing very useful to find leaks, etc.
  Topic: SA300 roll trim
Dan Benkert

Replies: 2
Views: 14650

PostForum: Starduster and Acroduster   Posted: Sat Oct 13, 2012 7:52 am   Subject: SA300 roll trim
Thanks Dave. I thought the I strut lower rear bolt adjustment could provide more or less lift to either side but am reluctant to loosen all the wires and move things without confirmation from someone ...
  Topic: SA300 roll trim
Dan Benkert

Replies: 2
Views: 14650

PostForum: Starduster and Acroduster   Posted: Thu Oct 11, 2012 9:13 pm   Subject: SA300 roll trim
Went through the streamlined slave struts changing the roll trim situation and locked that down with o-rings on the bearings. Now need to correct for a consistantly heavy rt wing and eliminate the tri ...
  Topic: N1468
Dan Benkert

Replies: 10
Views: 15862

PostForum: Starduster and Acroduster   Posted: Mon Jul 16, 2012 5:34 pm   Subject: Birthday flight
I was honored to give a birthday ride last Sat to a 92 year old combat veteran of WWII. Chuck Childs flew 37 combat missions in B17s for 15th Air Force out of Italy. Prior to that deployment he instru ...
  Topic: N1468
Dan Benkert

Replies: 10
Views: 15862

PostForum: Starduster and Acroduster   Posted: Tue Jun 19, 2012 9:58 pm   Subject: oil temp
I have 4 flights on N1468 with the new 3 way gauge installed. It registers better oil pressure(80-85) and oil temps (190-195). If the new gauges are truly superior to the old ones, I never had an oil ...
  Topic: Test Flying VX, VY, and VG
Dan Benkert

Replies: 8
Views: 4676

PostForum: Starduster and Acroduster   Posted: Wed Dec 19, 2007 5:38 pm   Subject: AC90-89A
Dave, I just googled it and AC Spruce has it for $11.95. Several other possibilities including Gov Printing Ofc. Dan Benkert
  Topic: airworthiness
Dan Benkert

Replies: 4
Views: 2891

PostForum: Starduster and Acroduster   Posted: Mon Dec 03, 2007 6:17 pm   Subject: paperwork history
All previous paperwork history should be available from the FAA. Try ordering it and hope it will convince an airworthiness inspector to re-issue a certificate. Dan
 
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