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Culver General Discussion / Horizontal Stabilizer Strut
« on: July 01, 2014, 10:09:09 PM »
I have noticed that some Culver Cadets have horizontal stabilizer struts. Through what serial number were these installed? What changes, if any, were made to the stabilizer to eliminate the need for these.

Aircraft For Sale / Culver V x2 eBay
« on: June 30, 2014, 07:29:09 PM »
There is an auction for a Culver V (two in one auction) on eBay with a starting bid asking $5,000. It looks like multiple spares in addition to the basic airframes. If there was only time and money for every potential aircraft project.

The two project aircraft are also for sale on Barnstormers. They are being sold by the Port Townsend Aero Museum.

Modifications / Culver Cadet Gear Warning Horn and Circuit
« on: June 28, 2014, 08:44:56 PM »
My Culver Cadet has a gear warning horn activated my retarding the throttle and the gear not down. This seems to have been done a fair number of times from what I gather, even if not entirely common. I am attaching attaching a photo of the microswitch, with and stop on the throttle cable, and the circuit schematic documentation from my aircraft.

Maintenance and Repair / SCAT duct to nowhere?
« on: June 26, 2014, 09:53:24 PM »
Does someone have any insight as to what these SCAT ducts originally did?
I had my lower cowl off today for the first time to clean and rotate plugs.
There are screen openings under the spinner that lead to the SCAT ducts to nowhere.
The mechanic wondered if it was some type of cooling air toward the oil reservoir.
I just acquired this Culver Cadet, that was originally an LFA, last September.
The aircraft now has a Continental C-85-12F after having two different Franklin engines prior to
this engine being installed in 1983. The lower cowl has welded aluminum areas where
the Franklin exhaust would have been (slightly blurry as my camera had been manual mode for another photo).

Culver General Discussion / Culver Cadet Original Instrument Panel Photos
« on: December 28, 2013, 10:05:22 PM »
Would someone have photos of the original Culver Cadet instrument panel?
I'm trying to put the details together for reworking my instrument panel to
the orginal factory configuration.

Maintenance and Repair / Primer-Original on the Culver Cadet
« on: November 02, 2013, 07:27:11 PM »
I have a C85-12F that was installed in my Culver LFA. The primer was completely removed at some point. What manufacturer made the original primer? A mixture control, installed in the original primer location, has been disconnected. The carburetor is a Stromburg NAS3A1. Is there a thought as to why the mixture was disconnected? I understand that below about 5,000 feet the mixture is really not necessary. I fly over mountains above 5,000 feet.

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