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Culver General Discussion / Culver Cadet actual sales prices
« on: February 19, 2018, 04:21:22 AM »
Hi all,

I was wondering if all you Culver Cadet owners out there could help me out. I am seriously looking at a franklin powered Culver that is out of annual but low time since restoration. What I need to know if people don't mind telling me what they paid for a flying Culver and when they bought their airplane.
I really need to figure out the actual real value of the airplane I'm looking at. I want to be honest in making an offer but I also want to be fair to my self as well as the seller.

please feel free to email me at

thank you,


Maintenance and Repair / Landing gear locking pin
« on: September 27, 2015, 03:53:18 PM »
Hi all,

I have been working on my wings and have been trying to determine how much play/clearance the down lock pin in the landing gear should have.

I realize that too loose and the gear legs have too much play (side to side) and too tight of a clearance and the locking pin might not slide in.

Any thoughts?

Parts Wanted / instruments wanted
« on: July 24, 2014, 04:53:35 PM »
Hi all,

I am looking for an original Culver airspeed indicator (the one that has the Dart logo), as well as an oil temperature and oil pressure gauge.

The oil temp and oil pressure gauges are marked as U.S. gauge Co. NY They also have the Dart logo on them.

Culver General Discussion / New wings
« on: July 23, 2014, 08:14:03 PM »
Here are the first set of nose ribs I built for NC41620.

The parts were built using original ribs from N41706 s/n 415 which i bought the termite infested remains of for parts.
N41706 sat outside at Long Beach (California) airport for a number of years (About 1976 to 1982)and rotted into the ramp. And yes it actually had termites!

All of the wood rotted beyond repair, however it was useful for parts and patterns.

I have compared the ribs in the slat area of the wing to their Helton counterparts and they differ in airfoil cross section to the 1942 Culver parts I have.

Culver General Discussion / New Culver Instrument Panel
« on: July 23, 2014, 07:50:43 PM »
Hi all,

Here are some pictures of the new instrument panel I built for my airplane.
It is a duplicate of a factory original panel I have that came from s/n 313 NC37803

I am looking for a set of original instruments to put in it. I plan on using a sensitive altimeter in place of the old non sensitive unit the airplane came with.

The old panel in this post is the one without the trim and extra instrument hole

Culver General Discussion / spar tip repair
« on: October 31, 2012, 06:53:24 PM »
Hi all,

I have a spar tip in need of a new section of the spar cap replaced (about 18"). I looked up the procedure in the FAA AC 43.13, and it only seemed to cover splicing a section of a built up spar, not the procedure of replacing a section of spar cap.

Any ideas???

Culver General Discussion / Culver PQ-8
« on: July 30, 2012, 04:11:25 PM »
Hi all,

I was wondering if any one out there knows if there are any PQ-8's still in existence? I have been friends with a lot of old timers (people who were around WW II or the early post war years) through the years and I have never heard mention of surplus PQ-8's nor have I ever seen any pictures of one in the post war years in civilian markings.
Also, I do not know of one in a museum in any condition.

Culver General Discussion / original tires
« on: July 23, 2012, 06:52:33 PM »
Hi all,

Just thought I'd post a few pictures of a new old stock Goodrich 500-4 tire like were standard equipment on Culver Cadets out of the factory.

I suspect that this tire's primary application was a tail wheel tire for a large airplane of the time.

With that said, I'm going to start asking around Chino airport among the War Bird people there if they have a source for new production or a re-tread person that could take a mold and reproduce the tread?

Parts Wanted / New spar
« on: July 17, 2012, 04:07:11 PM »
Hi all,

I need 1 late model (solid) Culver spar. I have a new old stock spar (solid) I would really like to find another.
However, I could use a spar that needs the spruce caps replaced. In this instance I'm more looking for a spar that I can salvage the plywood web out of.

Parts Wanted / wings
« on: June 27, 2012, 11:31:23 PM »
Hi all, 

I am looking for a hollow spar left wing or a complete set of wings.
Ihave all the fittings and gear parts
 Just need the wood parts

Culver General Discussion / Wood seat back
« on: June 26, 2012, 05:24:41 PM »
Hi all,

Does anyone out there have a picture or general measurements for the wood seat back? (not the seat cushions)
Is this just a piece of plywood? How thick? How tall? What if any braces etc...???

Culver General Discussion / NC41620 progress.
« on: June 18, 2012, 06:31:44 PM »
Hi all,

Here are some pictures of the fuselage of NC41620 S/N 379.
It was in sad shape. All that is left of the original fuselage cockpit bulkhead forward is the sidewalls (area where the fuselage is skinned on the inside) and front (firewall) bulkhead. Also the lower longerons are new, as well as most of the fuselage from the base of the leading edge of the vertical fin aft. The vertical fin is new s well.

About all that's left of the original fuselage is the cockpit sidewalls and the turtle deck and top longerons; minus the last four feet of the fuselage.

Culver General Discussion / Culver istrument panel
« on: June 17, 2012, 05:00:31 PM »
Hi all,

Here is a picture of an original Culver instrument panel out of NC37803 S/N 313.
My dad bought this airplane in 1977 and it was totally original and unaltered.
At the most It looks like it had one instrument hole added (lower right instrument hole???)

Note, that it's not a mahogany panel as one might expect. It's what looks like birch with a veneer over the front side.
The veneer looks to be walnut(?) but I don't know for sure. I'll take to a wood workers store and find out for sure what kind of wood the veneer is, and let everybody know.

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