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Parts Wanted / Brake Master Cylinder
« on: June 18, 2013, 12:27:23 PM »
I still would like to find an original pair (or at least one) of brake master cylinders for a Culver LCA.
Does anyone have one they removed for upgrade?

Maintenance and Repair / Elevator push rod support tube
« on: April 20, 2013, 04:47:47 PM »
While cleaning out the old graphite, lube, and crud from the inside of the elevator push rod tube that is clamped into the center fuselage of  my Culver, the tubed cracked and is very brittle.  Anyone know what this is made of? It seems like some type of phenolic tube.  Has any one  replaced this with pvc or a modern material?

Maintenance and Repair / Re: Horizontal Stab Bolt Holes, '41 LCA
« on: March 03, 2013, 10:10:13 PM »
Here is a picture of the stab. attach bolt holes.  The metal bracket ties in the vertical fin and horizontal stab. to the fuselage.

Maintenance and Repair / Re: Horizontal Stab Bolt Holes, '41 LCA
« on: February 23, 2013, 11:20:48 PM »
Thanks Brett,
The Service Memo is exactly what I needed.  The longerons are not crushed, and both holes have bushings, but I still plan on following this letter.  I have #117, So I will look at SM#5 also.
Thanks again...

Maintenance and Repair / Horizontal Stab Bolt Holes, '41 LCA
« on: February 21, 2013, 11:55:52 AM »
I am just getting into my fuselage rebuild and while the woodwork generally seems in good shape, the forward horizontal stab mounting bolt holes in the fuselage are elongated, one even had a bushing in it.  It seems like a weak area.  Has anyone seen this or had any experience with this area?

Culver General Discussion / Re: Cross Country Trip Ideas
« on: August 28, 2012, 12:24:57 PM »
Any Culver's going to Blakesburg, IA for the AAA fly in 09/01-2?

Documentation / Re: Maintaining Aging Airplanes
« on: February 14, 2012, 09:42:35 PM »
They are great drawings too!  I only stopped building from scratch because I found a project that I was going to use for parts but it is too good to salvage.  Thanks again for the engineering work and for the ride in Aug '10.  I am glad to see you joined the forum Neal!

Culver General Discussion / Re: Culver "winged" logo source
« on: February 11, 2012, 02:28:20 PM »
These decals are water transfer with directions on the back.  They seem to be original or very close to it.
The large size is for the tail, not sure about where the small size goes on the airplane.  I have a few extra.  Send me a note if interested...

Culver General Discussion / Re: Culver "winged" logo source
« on: February 10, 2012, 08:20:14 PM »
Here is a shot of my large sizes.

Culver General Discussion / Culver Electrics
« on: January 28, 2012, 09:59:13 PM »
I am curious as to the variety and extent of electrical systems installed on your  Cadets.  I have a '41 LCA project.  I am pretty sure it didn't have any electrical system from the factory.  I am hoping to leave off the starter and generator, but have nav lights, and was wondering what battery setup or information I could find is being used.

Thanks for the great forum.

Culver General Discussion / Re: Culver "winged" logo source
« on: January 25, 2012, 09:51:19 PM »
I have a bunch of the Culver decals in several different colors, and two different sizes.  They seem original looking. I bought them on Barnstormers  several years ago.  If interested, send me a message.

Documentation / Re: Gear mods
« on: January 19, 2012, 01:53:28 PM »
What about the gear leg fairings that aren't factory original?  Any benefits other that cosmetic on the ramp?  Not sure if this is the right area for this discussion, but thought I would ask...

Documentation / Re: O-200 Continental?
« on: January 18, 2012, 04:26:12 PM »
I also would like to put an 0-200 on my LCA 75.  After doing some research, I might just forget it and sell my core and buy a C-75 that it was built for.  Lately, I have been thinking simpler is better and do not want to deal with the approval process.  I am probably even going to leave off the electrical system to avoid a transponder and ADS-B.  You didn't need it in '41.  Before I give up on the 0-200 idea I will visit with my FSDO and a few other sources to confirm the amount of effort it will take.  I am about a year out from needing to make a decision.

Culver General Discussion / Re: New Member Poll
« on: January 18, 2012, 04:15:55 PM »
Hello All,
My name is Keith Unzicker, I  started an STF in 2010.  I found a Culver for sale not to far away, so went to look at it with my kids to buy a few parts.  I ended up  buying the whole project.  It is a 1941, LCA , N20988, SN 117.  It was in good enough shape to rebuild so I was not willing to chop it up.  We have been working on it pretty steady ever since 9/2010.  This is my 3rd rebuild following a PA22 and an 11AC.  Progress as of 1/17/12:  one wing covered and done, other getting rib stitched, flight controls done, horiz. stab stripped with top skin off, fuse needs stripped. I am using the Stewart System, (so far so good) Mostly complete airframe, descent cowls.  It came with an 0-200 that previous owner wanted to use but I probably will not.  Thanks to all of you for continuing the dialogue on this cool plane.  Keep it coming and I will do my best to share what I know.

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