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Parts For Sale / Re: Eisemann Mag Coil
« on: January 10, 2019, 01:13:10 PM »

Culver General Discussion / Re: My new Cadet/ prop size request
« on: November 27, 2018, 01:52:28 PM »
Thanks for the info Bill. I think Iíll be looking for a prop
Like yours. I like your performance numbers.

Culver General Discussion / Re: My new Cadet/ prop size request
« on: November 26, 2018, 11:20:00 PM »
Thanks for the reply Bill
What kind of climb rate were you getting with that prop?
Also were you at full throttle to get the 2300 rpm/ 125 mph cruise?
Or was 2300 rpm a comfortable number for you? Iím wondering if your prop is
Too course pitched. I see the one recommended on the McCauley
Web site for the C-75 is 1A90/CF7045. Obviously I will need more
Pitch than on that prop Iím just trying to figure out the
Optimal number
Thanks Mark

Culver General Discussion / My new Cadet/ prop size request
« on: November 26, 2018, 07:33:22 AM »
Hello Guys / Gals

I'm the proud new owner of N20U. I couldn't be happier. It flys very straight! It's gear operates smoothly and the C-85 is the smoothest running Continental engine I have ever operated.
Now it's only issue is it has a Wooden Sensensich W69EK52. The 52 pitch is really for a Continental 75 HP engine. So at the moment I'm climbing at 2000 fpm and redline cruise is 110 mph at 1000 ASL
I'd like more cruise speed and am willing to sacrifice the great climb rate.
What type of prop (wood or metal )and pitch are you guys running on your C-85 engines? And what cruise are you getting?
Regards Mark

Culver General Discussion / Re: Fabric work
« on: March 21, 2018, 12:41:59 AM »
Hi Woody
Itís spring now. How is the progress of your airplane? Any pictures to update us ?

Culver General Discussion / Re: What Prop do you use
« on: March 19, 2017, 04:42:13 AM »
Thanks Woody
Looking forward to your finished pictures. Also your using the Franklin right?
Please up date your web page as it sounds like your actively working
On it again. 
For those who don't know

Culver General Discussion / What Prop do you use
« on: March 17, 2017, 01:51:20 AM »
Hi Guys
I looking forward to when I'm in the latter stages of my restoration and would like to know
which propellers are approved, which propeller you are using and what kind of performance
you are acheving ( climb rates, cruising speed, max speed) with the C-85 engine and also with the Franklin 4AC-199

Culver General Discussion / Re: Oil pressure on Franklin 90
« on: August 01, 2015, 06:08:07 AM »
Hi Tim
I was having a read in the Franklin Operators Handbook. It sure looks like you have covered all the possible bases with the oil pump.
On page 11 it indicates the only other thing low oil pressure can be is excessive main bearing clearance.
I wonder if other Franklin engined Culver Cadets could comment on what their oil pressure is at start up and in cruise. Do you really get the 35-45 psi as the book states should be there?
Regards Mark

Parts For Sale / Re: Culver wings and horizontal stab
« on: July 20, 2015, 01:39:01 PM »
Thanks for keeping me in mind Tim. And
Bill I would like this lady's information please.
Thanks Mark

Culver General Discussion / Re: My Culver project
« on: June 18, 2015, 11:46:10 AM »
You have made my day! Once you get set up and restarted in the build please make sure to send
Some progress pictures or at least update your web site with new pictures.
I'm looking forward to seeing the progression.

Culver General Discussion / Re: My Culver project
« on: June 12, 2015, 02:11:59 AM »
Woody you already have heard from me but here is my input. Most airplanes at the 90% finished point still have 80% to go so my vote is get on with the Culver Cadet! There are plenty of Sonerai aircraft around. We need more airworthy Cadets.

Hello fellow pilots
I started a YouTube account called " Culver Cadet Guy"

So far I have 3 videos titled
-- Culver Cadet end of a great day
--Culver Cadet circuit
--Culver Cadet and Monocoupe formation flight

Enjoy Mark

Parts Wanted / Wanted trim parts
« on: February 20, 2015, 01:21:01 PM »
Regarding this salvage aircraft. I am not able to purchase it but whom ever does if you want to sell parts. I need the trim actuator parts by the elevator.

Culver General Discussion / Accident investigation report
« on: February 20, 2015, 01:17:21 PM »
Hi gents:
I thought I'd post the FAA report on N41716 and maybe get some discussion started. I am an airline pilot with current command on the B777. I wasn't there and havn't spoken to anyone who was at the accident site so I don't have any more info than in the report below. I find with interest that in the airline world we now are starting to include "startle" events in simulator sessions. Anyone can fly a sim session where they know before hand what's going to take place. But throw in the unexpected alarm, bell, noise etc and you see some interesting results. On this take off it appears to me that the takeoff speed is maybe a little low but not the accident cause. There is a report of the engine hesitating or momentarily studdering. Now that's a startle you don't want low level. The first thing is of course in every level of aviation "fly the airplane" the basics pitch, bank angle, airspeed, once those are under control then you can ask yourself what's the problem and work to resolve it. Even at my level of experience I line up for take off and run through a quick what would I do if the engine quits  mental exersize. If I could suggest anything to you. Once the airplane is flying if you have the room over the runway allow the airplane to build up an extra say 10 knots of buffer that if anything happens gives you a little more time to get out of the startle factor and keep flying.

Parts Wanted / Re: Landing gear leaf spring
« on: May 24, 2014, 09:33:18 AM »
I'll bet these guys could help you.


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