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  Topic: Flying Slave Struts?
R Novak

Replies: 9
Views: 7899

PostForum: Starduster and Acroduster   Posted: Fri Jun 15, 2012 11:48 am   Subject: Flying Slave Struts?
Kevin,

What worked for me (the tape and welding rod did not) was to offset each strut a little. I gave each strut a bit of toe-in and this has worked well. I have also added some snubbing to the ...
  Topic: Inside tube rust protection
R Novak

Replies: 8
Views: 8799

PostForum: Starduster and Acroduster   Posted: Mon Aug 15, 2011 8:26 pm   Subject: Inside tube rust protection
Doug,

Oiling is good insurance. The points raised by Morgan and the pin hole are important. Historically, many certificated aircraft did not oil the tubing, and some intentionally had holes in th ...
  Topic: SD2 performance with 160 hp
R Novak

Replies: 3
Views: 1031

PostForum: Starduster and Acroduster   Posted: Sat Apr 17, 2010 6:25 am   Subject: SD2 performance with 160 hp
Our 160 HP SDII works out very well for us here in the mid-west. I like the feel of the plane better when flying solo vs. with a passenger - so don't think I would care for a heavier 6 cyl engine, bu ...
  Topic: Marvel Mystery Oil
R Novak

Replies: 10
Views: 5523

PostForum: Starduster and Acroduster   Posted: Fri Jan 29, 2010 8:13 pm   Subject: Marvel Mystery Oil
Dave,

I haven't been very active all year, but did check the site this evening and saw your question. So, here's my two cents worth...

There is some older evidence to back up the use of MMO, ...
  Topic: Landing Light??
R Novak

Replies: 11
Views: 3159

PostForum: Starduster and Acroduster   Posted: Sun May 10, 2009 12:17 pm   Subject: Landing Light??
Dave - have you decided what you are going to do? Just curious. I've been thinking about the same thing. So far my night flying has been off of airports with good lighting, with no problems at all ...
  Topic: AN-X bolts-----silver color???
R Novak

Replies: 3
Views: 1032

PostForum: Starduster and Acroduster   Posted: Mon Apr 13, 2009 11:44 am   Subject: AN-X bolts-----silver color???
If these are old AN bolts and such; The silver cad (or clear cad) used to be the standard finish on bolts, but was pretty much replaced by yellow cad in the post war years. If some of your hardware h ...
  Topic: greetings
R Novak

Replies: 7
Views: 1838

PostForum: Starduster and Acroduster   Posted: Thu Dec 25, 2008 5:12 pm   Subject: greetings
Merry Christmas to everyone from Wisconsin!
  Topic: Tailwheel
R Novak

Replies: 6
Views: 2170

PostForum: Starduster and Acroduster   Posted: Sun Dec 21, 2008 10:40 am   Subject: Tailwheel
Likewise, I've been flying with the double fork homebuilders special for about 5 years with no problems at all. The tires are soft enough that they tend to wear on pavement - but at least replacement ...
  Topic: Mystery oil
R Novak

Replies: 14
Views: 4881

PostForum: Starduster and Acroduster   Posted: Sat Aug 02, 2008 7:39 am   Subject: Mystery oil
I have not recenty verified the content - but a number of years ago I wrote an article on this for our local EAA chapter. Now this is going by memory because I don't have the article in front of me, ...
  Topic: Landing a Starduster Too
R Novak

Replies: 22
Views: 12126

PostForum: Starduster and Acroduster   Posted: Sun May 18, 2008 9:05 pm   Subject: Landing a Starduster Too
I agree it seems the toe out could be the problem.

The amount of toe in/out will change from level position to three point, depending on the camber of the axles. If the axles centerlines are paral ...
  Topic: Ranger powered Too
R Novak

Replies: 4
Views: 2918

PostForum: Starduster and Acroduster   Posted: Mon Mar 24, 2008 9:57 am   Subject: Ranger powered Too
Dave - We had the plane out this past weekend. As I was flying over frozen Lake Winnebago I was thinking about your project. Did you say you were going to install a cockpit heater?

Randy
  Topic: Ranger powered Too
R Novak

Replies: 4
Views: 2918

PostForum: Starduster and Acroduster   Posted: Sat Mar 22, 2008 5:35 pm   Subject: Ranger powered Too
A number of years ago there was a Ranger powered Too flying. Does anyone know if it is still being flown, and who has it now?

Randy
  Topic: Cleaning and Polishing
R Novak

Replies: 6
Views: 4880

PostForum: Starduster and Acroduster   Posted: Mon Mar 10, 2008 10:40 am   Subject: Cleaning and Polishing
On our plane we've usually used a mild solution of car wash detergent and water when the plane is really dirty, otherwise we just use one of the spray on wax/cleaners (like Meguiars) to keep it dusted ...
  Topic: Dave Tharp
R Novak

Replies: 1
Views: 1829

PostForum: Starduster and Acroduster   Posted: Mon Feb 18, 2008 12:15 pm   Subject: Dave Tharp
Dave,

How is the project going?

We have not had the plane out since mid-January. Too much snow in front of the hangar!

Any plans for AirVenture?

Randy
  Topic: Fuselage truss welding repair
R Novak

Replies: 11
Views: 5503

PostForum: Starduster and Acroduster   Posted: Mon Feb 18, 2008 12:07 pm   Subject: Fuselage truss welding repair
Livia & Brad,

You've done a good job researching the repair process BEFORE you started - nice. Too often it's the other way around.

You've received alot of good advice above, and I would li ...
 
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