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Culver General Discussion / Re: Culver Photos Wanted
« on: July 10, 2014, 10:43:25 PM »

Culver General Discussion / Re: Horizontal Stabilizer Strut
« on: July 10, 2014, 10:42:38 PM »
I would be interested what year they were added.

Unfortunately I do not have the logbook at home right now to confirm this, from the notes in my computer the braces were installed in 1970.

Culver General Discussion / Re: Horizontal Stabilizer Strut
« on: July 06, 2014, 02:05:50 AM »
My Cadet has struts on the horizontal stabilizer, I would have to pull the logbook to give you the exact wording but I remember it being something like, "installed horizontal stabilizer supports as per work order number...." 
I assumed that it was referencing another aircraft that had these struts installed but the documentation was spotty so I really don't know.  They could be easily removed but I see no reason to after all these years.

Aircraft For Sale / Re: Flying Cadet and Project For Sale
« on: September 02, 2013, 10:31:33 PM »
Hi Bill,
That is a great price on a beautiful Culver.  Are you accepting trade-in's?
Good luck with the sale, I wish I had room in my hangar for another one.
Best Regards,

Maintenance and Repair / Re: Part # for Marvel Schebler MA3 / Ma3A?
« on: July 16, 2013, 09:19:08 PM »
I have 6 pages of "Operating & Maintenance Instructions for the MA-3A  p/n A10-2302 as part of my 4AC-199 Maintenance & parts book.

The 6 pages include an illustrated parts breakdown... but no data plate..  For me the answer is - no data plate on these early carbs...  the p/n should be stanped into it probably on the lower flange where the air box bolts on.

This is all in the Franklin manual that Bill P. copied elsewhere on this site.

Hi Paul,
Thanks for this feedback.  After much discussion, this is what was determined during the annual.  I was very happy to hear this as I really don't like messing with something that isn't broken!

Hey Joe,I have yet to fly a Culver.I am looking forward to it.I have always had an attraction to the Cadet.Do you take your plane cross country?Craig

Hi Craig,
I did a big trip bringing it home from Idaho, a trip to Florida, and lots of local flights (I'm in the Atlanta area).
They are great fun, you will enjoy yours I'm sure!

Hi Craig,
It would be interesting to know how many are out there, as projects and/or flying.  I have wondered this myself
I can tell you that my Cadet has been a lot of fun, I spent about 60-70 hours in it last year.  Haven't spent much time at the airport this year (our new 4 month old has my attention right now).
Best Regards,

Culver General Discussion / Photos from Vintage Day 2013
« on: June 05, 2013, 11:03:27 PM »
Some great photos from last weekend, Vintage Day at PeachState Aerodrome (GA2).

There are a couple photos of a really dirty Culver Cadet in there! ;D

Culver General Discussion / Re: Neal Lafrance has passed away
« on: May 22, 2013, 12:19:39 AM »
Thanks for sharing this Mark.  I thought of contacting him many times but now regret that I did not take the opportunity.
The comments about him online indicate he was a great man, loved by his friends and family.  No doubt he will be missed!

Culver General Discussion / Re: A new Culver fan
« on: May 08, 2013, 09:17:50 PM »
Thank you Mark!  We had her up in the Culver when she was 5 months in the womb, but I haven't taken her up again.   We routinely do 3-5 hour trips to visit family, so she better be a good little traveler.
Thanks for your kind words, I'm sure I will overload you all with my post of 'kid in Culver shirt' photos as she grows up.

Culver General Discussion / A new Culver fan
« on: May 04, 2013, 10:33:37 PM »
How proud do you think daddy is?

She'll be ready to solo in no time!

Maintenance and Repair / Re: Part # for Marvel Schebler MA3 / Ma3A?
« on: April 07, 2013, 09:49:50 AM »
Ok, next series of questions.
Do all Marvel carbs have data plates?  This one is a MA-3A but there isn't a flange cast in the body where the data plate is normally located.
I've been told by some that this is not unusual on the older MS carbs, and another opinion that this carb is not legal for use?
If anyone one has a spare MA3A with data plate, I would like to purchase one as right now I am grounded. 
Looking like no Sun-N-Fun this year....

Maintenance and Repair / Re: Part # for Marvel Schebler MA3 / Ma3A?
« on: April 05, 2013, 10:00:10 PM »
From what I can find the appropriate Marvel-Schebler part number for installation on any Franklin 4AC-199 90 H.P. engine is A10-2302.  I found this in a "Service Parts List Model MA-3A as used on Franklin Aircraft Engines" attached to a copy of a Franklin 4AC-199 Operators Handbook & Parts Catalog.

Hi Brett,
I found that a few hours after posting, just got home and see you came up with the same.
Thanks for you feedback on this.
Best Regards,

Maintenance and Repair / Part # for Marvel Schebler MA3 / Ma3A?
« on: April 05, 2013, 02:05:41 PM »
Does anyone know where to find the part # for a Marvel Schebler MA3a? 
This is for a Franklin 4AC-199E3

Culver General Discussion / Re: Where do I donate a Culver V?
« on: March 24, 2013, 02:12:17 PM »
This is a very generous offer.
You may want to get in contact with Ron Alexander of PeachState Aerodrome.  The museum is 501c and with the recent construction of an additional hangar, there may just be a spot for it!  Its a great little airstrip with a nice restaurant and the museum.  The Veterans day fly-in there is one of my favorites!  Always draws a really nice crowd of pilots and locals every year
You can contact Ron Alexander at 770-467-9490 or

Best Regards,

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