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Victor Bravo

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My understanding is that the bungee tool that works on Piper aircraft is not what will work correctly o n the Taylorcraft.

The ones I have borrowed for T-craft are in fact a pain to use, but work fairly well. They have a locating pin that sits in a little hole in the middle of the crossbar tube of the fuselage. It does more than just stretch the bungee, it keeps it in the right place on the airframe.

Toobuilder I suggest you get to the bottom of this, verify or de-bunk the statement I just made (from 15 year old memory), and if necessary borrow a T-craft specific bungee tool. The stories about successful use of bumper jacks and long 2x4 levers and all that (on the T-craft) are very suspect in my mind. The stories about airplanes collapsing, and tools flying across the hangar, and jackscrews puncturing the fabric... those I believe immediately.

If you absolutely cannot find a T-craft tool on the vb.taylorcraft.org discussion forum, let me know and I will go over to "the drunk tank" (one specific hangar and QB gathering place at Whiteman airport) and see if a particular T-craft guy there has one I can borrow for you.
 

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You can remove the bungee bridge from a Tripacer. Besides external Cub style, I know no other plane you have that type of access to. Everything else is 6” of space with 500-1500 spring rate. It’s great when it hops of the tool right at the point you almost have it.
 

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With a little mod you can use the Cub bumper jack to work on the T-craft.
 

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...and EAA Chapter 393 flew 45 Young Eagles today, I helped with escorting.

Later in the summer, are chapter is going to be the Organizing Tendency for a Young Eagles event at Catalina Island's Airport In The Sky. We'll be strobing EAA chapters in the Southland for airplanes and pilots. The kids will be campers from the MANY camps on the island.
 
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Flew my Cessna 150 in formation with a Cub, had to slow to 70 mph and it was bumpy at 1500 ft. And wouldn't you know, I couldn't get my phone to take pictures, maybe next time.
Bob
 

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I helped our local EAA chapter and FSAACA give lots of pilots a good reason to aviate yesterday.

We had our “2020 November +6” fly-in yesterday. Fed just under 300 people. Had a good turn-out of airplanes and helicopters. Saw two immaculate WACOs; a UPF-7 [edit: not a UPF-7, but a 1991 YMF.] and a Cabin Plane. Saw some nice formation work by CJ-6’s, RV’s, SX-300’s and a couple of formations made up of mixed types. Checked out the 60% scale P-47 project.


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My understanding is that the bungee tool that works on Piper aircraft is not what will work correctly o n the Taylorcraft.

The ones I have borrowed for T-craft are in fact a pain to use, but work fairly well. They have a locating pin that sits in a little hole in the middle of the crossbar tube of the fuselage. It does more than just stretch the bungee, it keeps it in the right place on the airframe.

Toobuilder I suggest you get to the bottom of this, verify or de-bunk the statement I just made (from 15 year old memory), and if necessary borrow a T-craft specific bungee tool. The stories about successful use of bumper jacks and long 2x4 levers and all that (on the T-craft) are very suspect in my mind. The stories about airplanes collapsing, and tools flying across the hangar, and jackscrews puncturing the fabric... those I believe immediately.

If you absolutely cannot find a T-craft tool on the vb.taylorcraft.org discussion forum, let me know and I will go over to "the drunk tank" (one specific hangar and QB gathering place at Whiteman airport) and see if a particular T-craft guy there has one I can borrow for you.
Thanks Bill

I may take you up on that when the time comes and I return my attention back to airplanes. Im involved in restoring my rental house to correct the damage done by my last tennants. I need to jump on this white hot housing market while I can - time to get out of the landlord business!

Hopefully I can get back to airplanes in a few weeks.
 

BJC

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Im involved in restoring my rental house to correct the damage done by my last tennants. I need to jump on this white hot housing market while I can - time to get out of the landlord business!
Being a landlord (last century) was worthwhile, financially, but it was a relief when I sold and quit worrying.


BJC
 

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Flew my Cessna 150 in formation with a Cub, had to slow to 70 mph and it was bumpy at 1500 ft. And wouldn't you know, I couldn't get my phone to take pictures, maybe next time.
I got a couple of short flights in yesterday. There were a few bumps down low mostly because of winds that were a bit higher than forecast.

BTW Bob ... what airport are you flying out of? I get up that way now and again either going to Bishopville (52J) or Unity (SC76 - private) to see friends and fellow pilots.
 

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Hi Dale, we keep the plane at Camden, KCDN. We usually have a small group hanging out every Saturday morning to drink coffee and BS. Jamie usually has a student or two and someone is generally flying around too. Fly up sometime and I'll buy you a cup of coffee, contact me anytime.
 

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I’m just about to cover 700-ish miles getting a J-3 to its new owner. That’s gotta count for something.
If the J-3 runs well, it will of course count for something. A roaring good time, and probably an adventure or two :)

And BJC, there is no such thing as a tailwind in a J-3, only reduced headwinds... at best :)
 

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Wishing you tailwinds.
Typically eastbound flights in my area and cruise altitude would see a 10-15kt tailwind. I got a one knot push...

Not a cloud in the sky though, yesterday could have been a real contender for the best flying weather of the year. Pics and short report to come when I have some actual down time, now I’m off to get some work done on the Gipsy Moth.
 
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