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    Flying the SSSC over the hills in WV

    Found some old videos of flying the SSSC. 2640 rpm is about 50% power.
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    Cont 0-200 cylinders.

    I just received 2 Cont. -0-200 Cylinders #6674 . One has rocker pin bushing and the other doesn't. Its drilled for the OD of the rocker arm pin. Why are they different ? Dan
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    Can you name these old airplanes.

    Some of the pictures I have. This is taken at Wert Field, WV. At the time is was the main airport for Charleston, WV. Down the Kanawha river from town several miles. At the time my parents lived about 3 miles toward Charleston. The DC-3 on the field must be American Airlines by the AA on...
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    Restoring a 1930 Bird Bi-Plane with a Kinner Engine.

    My neighbor is restoring a 1930 Brunner-Winkle Bird Model CK airplane with a Kinner engine. One of 50 built. It was designed for Barnstorming. Two place front cockpit with a folding seat in the center of the instrument panel for a child for 3 in the front cockpit for max profit. Fuselage...
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    SSSC-2 Higher AR and less drag for better soaring ( mini-powered sailplane)

    Any one want to voice there ideas for a little better soaring airplane. We will call it the SSSC-2 . Light weight, more wing area and less drag. SSSC but extending the wing from 30' to 34'and extending the wing cord from 48" to 54" for a wing area of 153 sq' . Same 24" wide fuselage...
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    JMR Special Geodetic Wing Construction

    This video might answer some questions.
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    JMR Special walk around.

    Made a little video of a walk around of the JMR Special. Over look my editing, maybe I'll improve the next time. Rarely look in the mirror, I look like I'am about 8 months :)
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    America made 4130 tubing

    Dallas Shell and I has some left over American made 4130 tubing. Most are full length of 17 to 22' long. One 12' length of streamline tube. Price will be 1/2 of the cheapest you can find. Email me on what you need and I will check and see if we have that size and how much. You will need to...
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    What type of flying machines is this ?

    My neighbor and his wife was out walking at about 5 AM this morning and took this picture with his cell phone. He was standing in his driveway and the electric pole and wires are for the house across the road. The objects are coming from the northeast going southwest. The ridge runs...
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    For sale, Buckeye Dream Machine powered Parachute.

    2 place Buckeye Dream Machine powered Parachute. Serial #4669 , 1999. Engine Rotax 503, aircooled with dual carbs, Ivoprop 3 blade prop, Bent tube on top of the left side where a tree limb fell down on the tube. Been covered with a canvas cover in a hanger. New spare tire and tube. Not...
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    Video of Culver Props making wood props

    Culver has made 4 props for me. Nice people. Grandfather asked a lot of questions and got the dia and pitch just what I wanted. He died a couple years ago. His Granddaughter also knows the business.
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    Pictures of my 1835 cc, flywheel drive VW engine project

    Pictures of my 1835 cc, flywheel drive VW engine project. Haven't worked on it for several months. Was hoping to get the prop extension turned this winter and the brackets made for the mag mount on the pulley end. All the Bob Hoover HVX mods are done. Stock 69mm, German forged STD crank, all...
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    Non Gyro and Radar Approaches

    How many has been taught Non Gyro and Radar Approaches and do you as an instructor teach these approaches ? https://www.safepilots.org/library/contributed/IFRProcedures%26Instruction_TeachingNo-gyro%26RadarApproaches_08-20-10.pdf
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    4 Seat Bearhawk wing struts

    For Sale-- 4 Seat Bearhawk wing struts. 2 sets . Price $190 a set of 2 struts. Located at airport 2WV3.
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    Fuel tank question

    I have built 6 fiberglass fuel tanks in the past. I used fiber glass on each side of a 1/2 urethane foam core. Question. What is the pro's and con's of using CF instead of the heavier fiberglass ? I have been very happy with the FG tanks except for the weight. I know I can make a lighter...
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    Axles for sale

    Pair of axles. I believe the are for a Grumman Yankee. Not sure, but the part numbers are #701042 and 702042. Hope someone has a Yankee and would want them first. I can't see any damage. Price is, pay for the postage. If interested send a private e-mail.
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    Ion aircraft

    Local man's company built the prototype and factory molds. I was at the factory when they were working on this. First class work. They also make the cowling, wheel pants, etc , for the Tailwind. https://carbonfiberwv.com/ion-project/ https://carbonfiberwv.com/safari-helicopter/
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    4 seat Bearhawk wing kit

    Scratch built wing,flaps, ailerons, kit for the 4 seat Bearhawk. Ribs made for the wings, flaps and ailerons, spar webs made with all the material for the spars, all 4130 hardware, pulleys, wing struts with machined ends. Rivets and rivet gun. All wing skins. No fiberglass wing tips. Price...
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    2 place Buckeye powered parachute for sale. Been setting in the hanger for several years. Large Rotex engine. In my good friends hanger next door. I'm sure the price will be very cheap. He wants it gone. If interested send me an email and I will give you his phone number. At airport 2WV3.
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    Has anyone be thinking of designing a more modern, light weight powered sailplane ?

    Has anyone been thinking of designing a more modern wood , light weight powered sailplane similar to the Fournier RF-3 ? Lighter EW with a lot of carbon fiber parts , but main structure wood. Also powered by a 1200cc to 1835cc light weight VW engine, ( 40 to 60 HP). I have been thinking about...