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  Topic: My 235 hp Too with Canopy is For Sale
bobmc

Replies: 0
Views: 2143

PostForum: Starduster and Acroduster   Posted: Tue Jul 10, 2007 5:50 pm   Subject: My 235 hp Too with Canopy is For Sale
I just listed my Too on E-bay. The quick details--it's a great flying machine with canopy, cabin heat, & a mid-time Lycoming O-540 located at St. Louis Downtown Airport. I've got all the details ...
  Topic: Headsets for open Cockpit Flying
bobmc

Replies: 7
Views: 8831

PostForum: Starduster and Acroduster   Posted: Tue Jun 19, 2007 7:55 pm   Subject: Headsets for open Cockpit Flying
I use my Lightspeed thirty 3g with both leather and cloth helmets (by season) from Ragwings and Tailwheels, Ltd. (see http://www.leatherneckaircorp.com/) in my open cockpit Smith Miniplane and the set ...
  Topic: canopy or no canopy
bobmc

Replies: 10
Views: 6492

PostForum: Starduster and Acroduster   Posted: Thu Mar 29, 2007 5:22 pm   Subject: canopy or no canopy
Make it a convertible! Put on a canopy that is easily removed and install a rear pit windscreen fastened with dzus fasteners. You can fly comfortably in the winter and cross country and quickly swit ...
  Topic: How wide is the leaf spring on your Starduster/Acroduster?
bobmc

Replies: 5
Views: 3764

PostForum: Starduster and Acroduster   Posted: Mon Mar 12, 2007 6:13 pm   Subject: How wide is the leaf spring on your Starduster/Acroduster?
I had a Scott 3200 attached to a 1-3/4 inch 3-leaf spring. I replaced the Scott with the double fork homebuilders special from Aircraft Spruce a couple of years ago and trimmed just the very end of t ...
  Topic: Midwest Regional Fly-in, May 5-6, 2007
bobmc

Replies: 0
Views: 4757

PostForum: Flyins and Aviation Events   Posted: Thu Jan 11, 2007 6:46 pm   Subject: Midwest Regional Fly-in, May 5-6, 2007
St. Louis Downtown Airport--CPS (Cahokia/Sauget, IL) Everything from ultralights to warbirds. Static displays. Auto Show. Free Young Eagle Flights. Aircraft manufacturers' displays and other exhi ...
  Topic: POH for Starduster Too
bobmc

Replies: 1
Views: 2369

PostForum: Starduster and Acroduster   Posted: Wed Jan 10, 2007 5:40 pm   Subject: POH for Starduster Too
You're welcome to download the POH I've put together for my O-540 powered Too. It's in MS Word format. You can edit, rewrite, and tailor it to your specific aircraft. I put it together from text I ...
  Topic: Fuel line fitting
bobmc

Replies: 14
Views: 8830

PostForum: Starduster and Acroduster   Posted: Thu Sep 21, 2006 3:29 pm   Subject: Fuel line fitting
That's the way mine's set up. Upper wing tank feeds via gravity down to the fuselage tank....only one fuel guage to measure the fuel in the main tank.
  Topic: Hanger Lease info
bobmc

Replies: 2
Views: 2723

PostForum: Starduster and Acroduster   Posted: Wed Jul 19, 2006 4:03 pm   Subject: Hanger Lease info
I'm an airport director at a large GA airport with an active EAA Chapter and several home builders. We haven't changed our T-hangar leases in the past couple of decades and they don't say anything ot ...
  Topic: Congratulations to Carl Unger
bobmc

Replies: 0
Views: 4792

PostForum: Breezy   Posted: Thu May 11, 2006 4:33 pm   Subject: Congratulations to Carl Unger
Carl Unger, father of the Breezy, was inducted into the Illinois Aviation Hall of Fame last night. (It's not posted yet, but should be soon at http://www.ilavhalloffame.org/)
  Topic: Any Word From Sun N Fun?
bobmc

Replies: 3
Views: 2920

PostForum: Starduster and Acroduster   Posted: Sun Apr 09, 2006 5:12 am   Subject: Any Word From Sun N Fun?
Just got back. Didn't have enough time to fly down so I road on SW (reminds me why flying airlines is no fun anymore.) I was there all day Thursday. Saw the "Goldduster" there with a for sale sign ...
  Topic: leaf spring for TOO
bobmc

Replies: 3
Views: 3484

PostForum: Starduster and Acroduster   Posted: Sun Apr 09, 2006 5:00 am   Subject: leaf spring for TOO
I just made that change 2 weeks ago. I bought the new tailwheel last summer but put it on the shelf when I discovered I couldn't use it on my 1-3/4" spring. After talking to a long-time expert at a ...
  Topic: Too Tailwheels
bobmc

Replies: 4
Views: 6854

PostForum: Starduster and Acroduster   Posted: Sat Apr 01, 2006 4:49 pm   Subject: Finally Switched Tailwheels
I finally made the switch. I bought the homebuilder special tailwheel several months ago but delayed the change because it didn't fit my 1-3/4 inch tailspring. Since I'm not making much progress tow ...
  Topic: bubble canopy
bobmc

Replies: 1
Views: 2673

PostForum: Starduster and Acroduster   Posted: Sat Feb 25, 2006 5:30 am   Subject: A Convertible
You wouldn't want to. The down flow over the top wing would just about beat you to death. On the other hand, the July greenhouse effect just about cooks you to death. My solution (if I ever get aro ...
  Topic: Aerobatics Starduster Too
bobmc

Replies: 5
Views: 5337

PostForum: Starduster and Acroduster   Posted: Sun Feb 19, 2006 6:06 am   Subject: Aerobatic Speeds
Those speeds are pretty much in agreement with what I've come up with. They more closely match the minimum entry speeds for me. My too's a bit heavier with a 235 hp O-540:

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  Topic: Determining Max Gross Weight for Starduster Too
bobmc

Replies: 3
Views: 3586

PostForum: Starduster and Acroduster   Posted: Thu Jan 19, 2006 7:17 pm   Subject: Max GW
Thanks Chris! He has it right, Len. 1704 is design weight that gets you the specified g-limits. Anything more will reduce the g-limits but as long as you keep the CG balanced in the envelope, she'l ...
 
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