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  Topic: Grove Landing Gear
frank

Replies: 10
Views: 8823

PostForum: Starduster and Acroduster   Posted: Thu Aug 04, 2011 8:37 pm   Subject: Grove Landing Gear
Mike,
On 2nd and 3rd look that is still VERY impressive work in your pics. For those coming late to this discussion we discovered that our, now Mike's, gear had not been heat treated when i ...
  Topic: Grove Landing Gear
frank

Replies: 10
Views: 8823

PostForum: Starduster and Acroduster   Posted: Sat Jul 30, 2011 8:59 pm   Subject: Grove Landing Gear
Wow Mike - looking great! Beautiful work!
  Topic: Grove Landing Gear
frank

Replies: 10
Views: 8823

PostForum: Starduster and Acroduster   Posted: Fri Jul 29, 2011 10:58 pm   Subject: Grove Landing Gear
As always, all that Dave says is correct so to simply amplify:

363J was, or may have been, the original spring aluminum gear on an Acroduster. So we suffered all the pains of a prototype - ...
  Topic: Emergency cancels my Oshkosh Trip
frank

Replies: 17
Views: 8002

PostForum: Starduster and Acroduster   Posted: Thu Jul 28, 2011 12:13 am   Subject: Emergency cancels my Oshkosh Trip
Outstanding news Dave!

Reminds me of a fellow F-102 pilot who broke his neck playing night landings at a Canadian fighter squadron's dining-in. For those who have never witnessed the activit ...
  Topic: Should a Starduster be this difficult??
frank

Replies: 14
Views: 7405

PostForum: Starduster and Acroduster   Posted: Mon Jul 25, 2011 8:49 am   Subject: Should a Starduster be this difficult??
Wonderful treatment of the full subject Dave!

But, put me in the curved landing approach preference - whenever possible. When traffic does not permit curved, then slip to just above the runway. ...
  Topic: Wheels, brakes and tailwheel
frank

Replies: 5
Views: 2634

PostForum: Starduster and Acroduster   Posted: Sun May 08, 2011 9:01 am   Subject: Wheels, brakes and tailwheel
6" is usual for Stardusters. I have a set of 5" wheels, brakes and tires for an Acroduster. In fact, also have 5" gun drilled spring aluminum Grove landing gear as well.
  Topic: 1300S progress
frank

Replies: 4
Views: 2432

PostForum: Starduster and Acroduster   Posted: Fri Apr 22, 2011 7:12 pm   Subject: 1300S progress
Don,
When we bought 363J our legs barely fit on each side of the front seat. Finally we whacked a few inches off the width of the seat back and made it reasonable - if not spacious and comfo ...
  Topic: Fly-in
frank

Replies: 2
Views: 1963

PostForum: Starduster and Acroduster   Posted: Mon Mar 21, 2011 5:02 pm   Subject: Fly-in
Alan,
Agreed - best weather and turnout I have seen at Bonifay. If you get even more planes next time maybe the parallel taxiway will have been extended to the South or a little traffic co ...
  Topic: N88HH
frank

Replies: 3
Views: 2369

PostForum: Starduster and Acroduster   Posted: Tue Mar 15, 2011 8:36 pm   Subject: N88HH
It seems to be rather mobile. I last saw it in a hangar at Quincy FL a year or two ago, sold but not yet gone to its next owner.

And yes, I was misinformed a few years earlier that it had been los ...
  Topic: Special Eye bolts ?
frank

Replies: 7
Views: 6508

PostForum: Starduster and Acroduster   Posted: Sat Feb 26, 2011 10:29 pm   Subject: Special Eye bolts ?
OK guys, I found this helpful post back about 16 pages on the BB. Its links to the archives seem to work. Just wish we could get to them directly ourselves. From Cam I think:


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  Topic: Special Eye bolts ?
frank

Replies: 7
Views: 6508

PostForum: Starduster and Acroduster   Posted: Sat Feb 26, 2011 10:03 pm   Subject: Special Eye bolts ?
Dave,
As always, your historical content is fascinating. We would have probably gone with 4 new eyebolts on 363J but we could not be sure that the NOS items graciously sent to us by a fel ...
  Topic: Special Eye bolts ?
frank

Replies: 7
Views: 6508

PostForum: Starduster and Acroduster   Posted: Fri Feb 25, 2011 12:17 am   Subject: Special Eye bolts ?
In the archives you will find several posts about the cabane eyebolt we broke, the cause, and perhaps pictures as well. We had the fractured eyebolt professionally tested. It turned out that the ori ...
  Topic: Fwd. mounted slave struts
frank

Replies: 14
Views: 7064

PostForum: Starduster and Acroduster   Posted: Sun Feb 20, 2011 10:52 pm   Subject: Fwd. mounted slave struts
Bob E.
Our AD2 had streamlined tubing beneath the horizontal stab, streamlined flying wires above. It seemed the right combination for potential pebbles, rocks, or larger objects coming ...
  Topic: Fwd. mounted slave struts
frank

Replies: 14
Views: 7064

PostForum: Starduster and Acroduster   Posted: Sat Feb 19, 2011 8:06 pm   Subject: Fwd. mounted slave struts
I have not used this in years:

"QED"

QED is an initialism of the Latin phrase quod erat demonstrandum, which means "what was to be demonstrated".

In this case VERY effectively so.

So ...
  Topic: Fwd. mounted slave struts
frank

Replies: 14
Views: 7064

PostForum: Starduster and Acroduster   Posted: Sun Feb 13, 2011 10:08 pm   Subject: Fwd. mounted slave struts
FWIW, the Pitts guys say there is a huge drag penalty for round slave struts. I have read both their testamonials and their alleged calculations of a 10-15 kt difference when they change to streamli ...
 
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