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    JMR SPecial project. My design.

    I'll take questions from the back row today. Yes, you, what is your question ? I wondered if anyone would ask that. The question was " what is the weight difference between the two nose gear struts ? " After weighing the parts taken off and the parts added, 2.9 ounce increase...
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    thrust expected from an 1834cc VW?

    My draggy SSSC hits the drag wall at about 85-90 mph. Cost about 3 mph to fly with the windows off and the door down and fastened for the summer. Going from 5:00 x 5" wheels and tires to 850x 6" cost about 3 mph.
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    thrust expected from an 1834cc VW?

    That is hard to beat . What pitch and what airplane ? 60"x 30" ?
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    Most Beautiful Aircraft Ever Built

    Yes, because we love them all.
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    Looks like a Mustang?

    But you hung in there and finished it and now inspected. Great, better than Great. Congratulations ! Dan
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    thrust expected from an 1834cc VW?

    Do you want to make a bet on me understanding it all ? :) Just thinking about it makes my head hurt.
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    JMR SPecial project. My design.

    Ready to install the new Zenith -750 HD nose gear strut as soon as I get it epoxied primed. Took a little longer than planed but that is homebuilding.
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    Most Beautiful Aircraft Ever Built

    Me too. My Buick engine came from WY and a local friend was out there Bear hunting and picked it up for me.
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    Most Beautiful Aircraft Ever Built

    Lots of good paying flying jobs out there, just have to look for them. I had one of the best and my grandson has the best there are. Dan
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    thrust expected from an 1834cc VW?

    Back when I was 12 years old I got my first controlline model airplane. Props didn't last long as I had never seen a controlline model fly before and it took me 17 tries to made the first circle with crashing. Neighbor man had a wood shop and carved a prop for me since I didn't have any and...
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    Most Beautiful Aircraft Ever Built

    Had the same engine in a 1968 VW bug built on a box steel frame. Nice power and a great engine. Someone needs to grab that up.
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    Most Beautiful Aircraft Ever Built

    Agree with that. My old 1959 straight tail C-172 with no paint to save weight, doors off most of the time, single seat for me most of the time to save weight and camera holes in the floor, cramera flip down glass doors in the rear side doors and all the latest King IFR panel, and autopilot...
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    thrust expected from an 1834cc VW?

    I just don't understand props. My 1834 cc, VW engine on the SSSC just turns 3200 rpm at WOT but climbs 1200 + fpm with my fat 235 lbs and still cruises at 80 mph at 2650/2700 rpm. The prop is a Culver 60"x 26" pitch. 32" pitch on it would be to much pitch and the WOT rpm's would be a lot...
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    Most Beautiful Aircraft Ever Built

    Heck, airplanes are just like woman, I love then all. :) Everything I love is not ugly. Have a good story I could tell you about being in an elevator that broke down.
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