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Culver General Discussion / Fabric work
« on: November 18, 2017, 04:42:33 PM »
  Hi Everyone,
    We have been working at a steady pace on the fabric work on the Culver.  Life sometimes gets in the way but we continue on. We are finished with everything but the fuselage. That is starting this next week.  I still have a bulkhead to place and install. When that is finished, we will start the assembly.  Spring time is looking really good right now!  Keep at it as it has taken me several years to get to this point!

Culver General Discussion / Re: Culver Photos Wanted
« on: October 19, 2017, 04:20:33 PM »
Good for you Keith!  You stayed for the duration.  I am almost finished with fabric on mine.

Maintenance and Repair / Re: C85 engine.
« on: October 06, 2017, 01:49:58 PM »
   Hi Bill,
      Why don't you use a 90 HP Franklin which was used on the Culver at times.  They are available and not as expensive as some of the others.  I just thought, I have one for sale and engine mount also. I had forgotten I had them. Engine mounts are no trouble from my experience.  Woody

Culver General Discussion / Re: What Prop do you use
« on: June 21, 2017, 10:46:31 PM »
Hi Joe,
 I was sure hoping for more speed from the 70x54 Sen. prop and a 90 HP Franklin engine.  I guess a better gas per miles would be the real test though.  I'm now down to one more wing to then put fabric on  the fuselage.  After 45 years I need some tail wheel time also!

Parts For Sale / Re: Culver engine mount
« on: May 07, 2017, 09:14:48 PM »
 Well, Dart had a mount but he had a set of plans that I needed!
 The Franklin engine mount is still available!

 I would love to have stainless steel exhaust for my Franklin engine also.  I now have a 90 degree bend black pipes that would either go outside the cowling or have pipes added to that.  I'm just not that far yet!

Parts For Sale / Re: Culver engine mount
« on: April 06, 2017, 09:11:39 PM »
This is for a Franklin engine.  The engine mount is in excellent shape, primed and ready for paint.
 I also have metal straps for the attachments to the firewall if needed.  There may also be other metal parts.
Send me your needs and I'll see what we have.

Parts For Sale / Culver engine mount
« on: March 23, 2017, 11:09:08 PM »
 Anyone looking for an engine mount please email me.  I have one in good shape.

Culver General Discussion / Re: What Prop do you use
« on: March 19, 2017, 03:22:41 PM »
 I have a rebuilt Franklin 90 engine that came with the plane which was original engine and prop.  The plane is all there with the original log books also.  I'm so cramped in my garage and hopefully in a week or two I will start with the fabric on the wings at the hanger.  I hope to paint each wing as the fabric is finished.  That should make for a better paint job using Airtex paint.  It cost more but the finished product just looks better!  Woody

Culver General Discussion / Re: What Prop do you use
« on: March 18, 2017, 09:50:36 PM »
  Hi Mark,
  My unit came with a Sensenwich 70 x 54  I was told it cruised at 130.  I'm still not flying yet but by middle of summer I should be in the air.  Just about to start fabric work.  Buying new will be 5 grand.  I just put one on the Mooney Mite that was $4700.

Culver General Discussion / Re: rent
« on: December 25, 2016, 03:21:29 PM »
Jon. It would be nice to have one that could be rented but there is no such animal.
       Build one for yourself and spend about $50 grand, then rent it out!

Parts For Sale / Re: Back again!
« on: December 22, 2016, 08:43:38 PM »
 Hi Tim,
 Thanks for answering!  No help but I have downloaded pictures and I also have a fuselage
 that I'm using as patterns.  It is winter and I'm getting slower!  I'm rebuilding the tail section now.  Wings are done without fabric and I have a new Franklin 90 HP engine to mount. I'll post as I progress and run into trouble.  Plans would be worth a lot!  Woody

Parts Wanted / Re: Plans
« on: November 01, 2016, 10:30:12 PM »
J, if still interested in Dart plans, I know a guy that has a complete set and I think he will let you copy them.  Let me know and I will get you in touch with him.   Woody

Parts For Sale / Back again!
« on: October 26, 2016, 03:27:33 PM »
Hello everyone,
  I'm back working on my Culver and I really need a set of plans or at least the tail section of the fuselage!  Any help would sure be appreciated!  I'm willing to pay if cost is a problem.
My wings are ready for fabric and a little work on the tail section of the fuselage will complete the fuselage. Then I am ready to start putting it back together.

Culver General Discussion / Re: New old project
« on: March 20, 2016, 10:48:11 PM »
Thanks Joe!
  I contacted Tate but the stuff he has, I have also but I could use the plans but he wants over $1000 for his stuff and won't separate. 
 We are having a big fly in here April 23rd with three bands, aerobatic demo, model airplane demo, craft fair with over 100 vendors and I'll be there raising money for Arkansas Freedom Fund with the Mite.  I emailed Bill but got no response so I did not post.
Come on over, we need Culvers and Mites both to make this a yearly thing.  No charge and we will try to hanger your plane.  Take care  Woody

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