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Culver General Discussion / Re: Culver in production
« on: April 01, 2013, 03:54:57 PM »
Wow Mark,
  Congratulations ~~ I'm sure it's been trying at times!  I wish you lot's of luck and hope this helps all the Culvers with more prominence.   

Modifications / Re: Changes or add on's to the Franklin 90hp engine
« on: February 11, 2013, 01:24:24 PM »
Update ~~~ Air tech is still in business:  I just talked with them so my info was wrong.  :-\
Maybe the guy did buy out the remaining stock that Sky Tech still had for the Franklin.  I will try to find out.  I think that is the case.  Sky Tech quit making the starter for the Franklin.  The man in Ga. bought  the remaining stock of THAT starter.  Maybe my story is now straight.

Modifications / Re: Changes or add on's to the Franklin 90hp engine
« on: February 10, 2013, 07:43:15 PM »
 I'm working on another plane right now.  If everyone will pitch in $1000 I'll post more pictures on my site. (ha)
I need to upgrade the entire web site and I do have a few new pictures including a rebuilt Franklin.   Yes -- If possible, I plan on making the engine as light as possible.

Modifications / Re: Changes or add on's to the Franklin 90hp engine
« on: February 10, 2013, 07:38:28 PM »
The word was scuttlebutt -- That's what Southern Aero told me and I know the man that bought up their supplies.  That's all I know as I too did not believe it at first.

Modifications / Changes or add on's to the Franklin 90hp engine
« on: February 06, 2013, 12:38:36 PM »
Scuttlebutt is there is a lightweight starter from Sky tech (now defunct) that will fit the Franklin 90.  Southern Aero (Robert Still) knows about them and where one might purchase.  Several pounds can be saved with the change over.  Also there is a conversion to change the heavy Eisemamn mags out.  That plus an alternator should shave 15 or more pounds off the engine.  Check it out.   ::)

Culver General Discussion / Re: Franklin engine and prop
« on: November 07, 2012, 04:48:23 PM »
Thanks Paul.  I'm looking for wood and shy away from the metal for this project.  I appreciate the help!

Culver General Discussion / Re: Fun flight today
« on: October 20, 2012, 08:48:44 PM »
I get the same thing.   

Parts Wanted / Franklin engine mount
« on: October 15, 2012, 10:35:10 PM »
 I'm in need of a Franklin mount for a 65 to 90hp engine.

Culver General Discussion / Re: Franklin engine and prop
« on: October 04, 2012, 07:25:31 PM »
Thank you Brett.  This is info I wanted.  It appears that I can really explore options with this.

Culver General Discussion / Re: Franklin engine and prop
« on: October 04, 2012, 10:36:18 AM »
  I did not make myself clear.  I have a Fisher Celebrity biplane.  I also have a O time 90 hp Franklin engine that I'm going to put on it.  I was hoping that I did not have to use the same prop that the Culver uses.  I'm just now addressing this so I thought I'd ask someone that knows more than I do about it.   Thanks

Culver General Discussion / Franklin engine and prop
« on: October 02, 2012, 10:03:25 PM »
I'm not sure I understand that the Franklin engine can only use certain props, if that is true.   I have a biplane that I will use a Franklin 90 on, so ~~~ will I have to stay in the limits of say 70x54 or can I use any prop that has the same mounting configuring on it and does it have to be wood?   Thanks

Culver General Discussion / Re: New wings for the Culver Cadet
« on: June 30, 2012, 03:28:02 PM »
The spars on N37823, serial #373 is solid out past the landing gear then transitions to a hollow, ply covered wing to the end.     

Culver General Discussion / Re: Wood seat back
« on: June 26, 2012, 08:19:48 PM »
 I have a seat back without the cover.  Will get the dimensions and post here later today
Frame is 341/2" long by 173/4" high with a center brace in it.  Frame is 7/8" deep by 5/8" wide stock with 16 1/2" long center brace.  Bottom of frame is cut at 45 degree angle at the corners. 1/8" Luna for the skin. All corners are blocked with 45 degree blocks.  Three hinges at bottom.

Documentation / Re: Seat backs
« on: June 19, 2012, 07:26:05 PM »
For what good it does, the covering on my seats were white (which looked like leather until I carefully examined it. Down the middle (horizontally) was a welt to separate the red from the white.  The seats have a rough texture of red (white is smooth) which reminds me of oil cloth as I remember from a child (lol)    I will try to get a pic later.      I'm making semi bucket seats of leather for the new seats.  There was NO sidewall fabric in my plane but in the top and turtle deck was a valour pinstripe as in the Al Capone days.  No ~ I did not get pictures of that as at that time I thought it moot.

Culver General Discussion / Re: Culver istrument panel
« on: June 19, 2012, 06:58:40 PM »
This panel looks right if mine is original which I'm sure it is.  Only difference is mine is black metal with a chrome vertical trim down the middle of it.  Somewhere there is a picture of it ~ I'll try to find.

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