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    Culver Cadet plans?

    anyone know where I could get plans for a Culver Cadet, or something similar? I'm looking for a wooden airframe, not the new metal one (although that might have to do If I can't get a hold of the wood ones)

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    Re: Culver Cadet plans?

    http://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalo...ages/cadet.php

    The listing provides an E-mail address/link, but I'm not sure if the company is still in business. I suspect these plans are either in limbo or are now owened by Ace Aircraft.

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    Re: Culver Cadet plans?

    that is the steel version I was talking about. I would prefer to have a all wood plane, if possible.

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    Re: Culver Cadet plans?

    Why don't you check out S.Littner's web site.She offers plans for a variety of
    plans built wood airplanes.
    http://www.homebuilt.org/kits/littner.html
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    Check my website of the Champion V I've been building.
    http://www.websites.expercraft.com/alainv

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    Re: Culver Cadet plans?

    The contact information, for anyone interested in the Cadet STF, is correct and is listed at the Aircraft Spruce website. I ordered a set of plans recently ($430). Mr. La France is still selling plans and has an active email address also listed correctly at the Aircraft Spruce website. If you are an EAA member, then you can access the member part of the EAA website and browse through the Sport Aviation articles archive and find the article on the Cadet STF and lots of good pictures.

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    Re: Culver Cadet plans?

    Have you seen the Emeraude I think it looks better and flies better than a Culver and is probably easier to build. http://www.airplane-pictures.net/type.php?p=917
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    Re: Culver Cadet plans?

    Were do you find the plans for the Emeraude? Nice looking plane and I like that its wood construction. Just can't find a source for plans.

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    Re: Culver Cadet plans?

    You might have to contact the EAA the last I did with the Emeraude was in 1992 there was a Canadian company selling plans at that time and I cant remember there name .

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    Re: Culver Cadet plans?

    Falconaravia.com has a set listed on their website.

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    Re: Culver Cadet plans?

    Quote Originally Posted by windancer View Post
    Were do you find the plans for the Emeraude? Nice looking plane and I like that its wood construction. Just can't find a source for plans.
    Slyvia Littner has the rights to the plans.See website below.http://www.homebuilt.org/kits/littner.html

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    Re: Culver Cadet plans?

    there is set of stf culver cadet plans on trade-a-plane for 300$

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    Re: Culver Cadet plans?

    The plans to the Cadet STF are the best I have seen. Have you ever seen full scale drawings for a fuselage or wing? That is what comes in this plan set. Everything is 1/1 (drawn full scale). All ribs, vertical and horizontal stabilizers, all of it, are drawn full scale. Most of the plans come in drawings that are individually rolled for that assembly and some small parts are on smaller sheets, but are still drawn full scale. My set of plans came in a big 3 feet by 7.5 inch by 13 inch box. I don't see anything that could be left to the imagination. Everything is so detailed and clear. The designer is a retired aeronautical engineer from Boeing Wichita and flies his own STF that he built. The story that was written about him and his STF by EAA is interesting. If you are curious how you are going to get a set of hydraulic jacks to do swing tests of the gear, then don't worry. You get a set of plans to build jacks, too, using off the shelf parts. This jack is for 1300 lbs or less and uses a 2 ton bottle jack you can get just about anywhere. These jacks look like what you see at the airports. If I am not satisfied with my own welding for this aircraft project, then I can at least tack weld everything and have a professional welder do the rest. I have never heard of an in flight separation of welded steel tube fuselages. The cockpit section to the STF is one big steel cage and I have read that steel tube has been rated as best for a landing off airport in an emergency. You should see the spar carry-through structure. The drawings have a full size drawing of the wing spar and how to assemble it. You also get full scale drawings for engine baffles, cockpit canopy area, and windshield. There is also an instrument panel (1/1), and electrical diagram. The retractable landing gear is an "oleo" type like on many factory built aircraft and there are full scale plans for that, too. There is alot of paper in this plan set!! I have seen plan sets for other aircraft that were on display at Oshkosh. The STF set is the best I have seen.

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    Re: Culver Cadet plans?

    Please can you tell me if the Cadet SFT version has wooden wings.

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    Re: Culver Cadet plans?

    I am restoring a Culver Cadet LFA and would like to locate any clubs or forums to exchange information.

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