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  Topic: Stardusters featured in October 2014 Kitplanes
RDavidson

Replies: 12
Views: 35819

PostForum: Starduster and Acroduster   Posted: Fri Aug 29, 2014 10:59 pm   Subject: Great article!
That was a great read!
I just finished a 16 hour cross country in my Too! I'm loving it, and I have just about worked all of the kinks out!
It is great to see our planes get some publicity!

Happ ...
  Topic: First flight video
RDavidson

Replies: 9
Views: 44032

PostForum: Starduster and Acroduster   Posted: Fri Jun 27, 2014 9:52 am   Subject: First flight video
The plane looks Great! Great Video too! Congrats!!!
Ron
  Topic: Cleaning out the hangar
RDavidson

Replies: 1
Views: 45328

PostForum: Starduster and Acroduster   Posted: Thu May 15, 2014 7:22 pm   Subject: One Day left!
There is one day left on the Homebuilder Tailwheel. No bids yet, so you could possibly snag it for $150! This thing only has three landings on it!
I personally went back to a big pneumatic Tailwhee ...
  Topic: Cleaning out the hangar
RDavidson

Replies: 1
Views: 45328

PostForum: Starduster and Acroduster   Posted: Sun May 11, 2014 8:52 pm   Subject: Cleaning out the hangar
Guys,
I haven't been on here in awhile because I have my Starduster pretty much tamed! But, I am cleaning out the hangar and I have several things for sale at great prices and I thought I would let y ...
  Topic: Bending Tailwheel steering tabs
RDavidson

Replies: 9
Views: 85687

PostForum: Starduster and Acroduster   Posted: Sat Mar 01, 2014 12:13 am   Subject: Been a while
Sorry guys, it has been a while and I forgot to add the solution to the problem!
I found a yoke on eBay that was listed as an antique aircraft part. I don't know what aircraft it came off of but it ...
  Topic: SA300 Stall Speed @ 1320 Gross
RDavidson

Replies: 10
Views: 57277

PostForum: Starduster and Acroduster   Posted: Wed Feb 26, 2014 11:32 pm   Subject: You can do it!
Dave T,

My setup is just like what you are building, but mine is heavier, around 1200# empty weight. The no kidding stall speed on mine is right around 58mph, but it is real mushy under 70mph.

...
  Topic: Starduster in Hollister, CA
RDavidson

Replies: 2
Views: 40585

PostForum: Starduster and Acroduster   Posted: Sat Sep 21, 2013 10:53 pm   Subject: Starduster in Hollister, CA
Anybody know anything about Fred Bucci's Starduster in Hollister, CA? It is listed on Barnstormers for $19K. That seems like a steal of a deal for an O-360 powered Too. The only thing I saw that wa ...
  Topic: Bob Wanted Photos
RDavidson

Replies: 12
Views: 40367

PostForum: Starduster and Acroduster   Posted: Tue May 14, 2013 9:45 pm   Subject: Tom
Tom,

I feel your pain! I'm the same dimensions as you. I got a cramp in my leg on this last trip and had to just sit there and take it because I have no room to move! I didn't have a parachute o ...
  Topic: Bending Tailwheel steering tabs
RDavidson

Replies: 9
Views: 85687

PostForum: Starduster and Acroduster   Posted: Tue May 14, 2013 9:29 pm   Subject: Springs
Walt,

I'm glad you said something, because I have been watching your post about Tailwheel problems.

I had tried some normal springs before, but I didn't get the strength right, they were weak an ...
  Topic: Bob Wanted Photos
RDavidson

Replies: 12
Views: 40367

PostForum: Starduster and Acroduster   Posted: Mon May 13, 2013 7:08 pm   Subject: Tom
Tom,

We are all way too critical of our planes! Your's is awesome! The engine is a work of art!
I think we all have a list of things that we would do different! I find that I always show peopl ...
  Topic: New engine mount
RDavidson

Replies: 13
Views: 55542

PostForum: Starduster and Acroduster   Posted: Mon May 13, 2013 5:42 pm   Subject: Awesome!
Wow! Great work! I love that long nose! You could put a suitcase behind your 4 cylinder!

I also like the gills...and the panel behind the gills, creased to match the fabric!

Quality work! It ...
  Topic: Cross Country Flying
RDavidson

Replies: 16
Views: 83398

PostForum: Starduster and Acroduster   Posted: Thu May 09, 2013 4:44 pm   Subject: Thanks Tom
Tom,

Thanks for explaining that! I am glad to know what the 10:1 pistons do for you. And yes you made me feel better about being able to get 3 hours of flying out of one 24 gallon tank! Even tho ...
  Topic: Cross Country Flying
RDavidson

Replies: 16
Views: 83398

PostForum: Starduster and Acroduster   Posted: Wed May 08, 2013 9:59 pm   Subject: Tom your are right!
Tom, jsh

Altitude was the big difference...I just looked at the O-320 fuel burn vs altitude chart. That and the fact that I probably had a heavy hand on the way home, against the wind, after I pas ...
  Topic: Cross Country Flying
RDavidson

Replies: 16
Views: 83398

PostForum: Starduster and Acroduster   Posted: Wed May 08, 2013 9:22 pm   Subject: Good Point!
Ha! Good point guys!

Well, I'm going to have to think about this harder, but one thing would be altitude...I cruised at 11,500 on the way down, with the wind, and 6500-8500 on the way back, agains ...
  Topic: Cross Country Flying
RDavidson

Replies: 16
Views: 83398

PostForum: Starduster and Acroduster   Posted: Mon May 06, 2013 9:41 pm   Subject: More Cross Country
Guys,

I just flew another cross country, and now that I'm more comfortable in the plane I have been running some numbers and they are surprising to me!

I flew with a tailwind up to about 20 knot ...
 
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