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Old June 13th, 2012, 04:26 PM   #1
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Texas Barn Cub Resurrection

I believe in the resurrection, now. Simply amazing find and restoration.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FrdwpD4LVF0
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Old June 13th, 2012, 04:41 PM   #2
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Re: Texas Barn Cub Resurrection

NICE !
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Old June 13th, 2012, 05:28 PM
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Re: Texas Barn Cub Resurrection

I wonder how much of the orginal plane he was able to reuse if any.
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Re: Texas Barn Cub Resurrection

Mrs. Steingar has a friend who's father has one of those things hanging in a barn.
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Old June 13th, 2012, 05:53 PM   #5
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I wonder how much of the orginal plane he was able to reuse if any.
At today's J3 prices, all he needed was the data plate.
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Old June 13th, 2012, 06:29 PM
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I wonder how much of the orginal plane he was able to reuse if any.
Quite a bit. The rebuilder is posting on DFWPilots.com; here's his answer to that question:

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I'd say 75% was useable. For instance 3 of the 4 aluminum spars were good. 4 of the 26 ribs had to be replaced. The fuselage was in great shape once we found the pitting to be minimal. I paid a professional aircraft welder to replace maybe 4 feet of tubing total. BUT... I did but install new leading edges, bow tips, false spars, a trailing edge, and root fairings. The engine was in good condition but all parts were sent off for inspection anyway. Only two lifter bodies didn't pass.
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Old June 13th, 2012, 07:27 PM   #7
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Old June 13th, 2012, 11:28 PM   #8
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Re: Texas Barn Cub Resurrection

So great to see that old bird flying again!
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Re: Texas Barn Cub Resurrection

I know this has been discussed before, but why did they use "NC" in tail numbers on many old planes? Why do we only see "N" now, and not NC?

The FBO at my airport has a Cub. I need to fly that thing soon. It looks like a BLAST.
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Old June 14th, 2012, 09:31 AM   #10
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Re: Texas Barn Cub Resurrection

C was for type certified designs
X for experimental
R for restricted
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Re: Texas Barn Cub Resurrection

Thanks Tony. So why did they drop the "C", and the "X"?

So, NCC-1701 was certified, correct?
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Re: Texas Barn Cub Resurrection

after WWII or so everything went to just N and experimental, restricted etc. had to be placed in letters big enough to read for passengers boarding.
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Re: Texas Barn Cub Resurrection

Got it. Thanks again. Guess they wanted passengers knowing what they were getting into without having to decipher the code.
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Old June 14th, 2012, 10:50 AM   #14
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Mrs. Steingar has a friend who's father has one of those things hanging in a barn.
Oh really?
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Old June 14th, 2012, 10:53 AM   #15
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Re: Texas Barn Cub Resurrection

Very impressive. Quite the labor of love to get it back in the air. Was a lot of fun watching the progress.

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Thanks Tony. So why did they drop the "C", and the "X"?

So, NCC-1701 was certified, correct?
Doublely so
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Thanks Tony. So why did they drop the "C", and the "X"?

So, NCC-1701 was certified, correct?
http://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinqu...t=1701&x=0&y=0
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Thanks Tony. So why did they drop the "C", and the "X"?

So, NCC-1701 was certified, correct?
In the Star Trek Universe, the hull number was assigned the contract number, or, "Naval Construction Contract".

But I'm sure the Enterprise had full certification for spaceflight operations.
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Oh really?
So I'm told. I have not laid eyes on it with my own baby blues.
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Old June 14th, 2012, 12:20 PM   #20
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Re: Texas Barn Cub Resurrection

If it was registered prior to 1950, would the N number be still in data base? applied to this cub?
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Re: Texas Barn Cub Resurrection

Man...that was awesome. It's great to know there are people with enough passion to do that and get that aircraft flying again...it deserves it.
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Old June 18th, 2012, 10:31 PM   #22
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Re: Texas Barn Cub Resurrection

Read it was destroyed today, engine failure after take off, pilot busted up a little but walked away.

http://www.whiotv.com/news/news/loca...-county/nPYsr/
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Read it was destroyed today, engine failure after take off, pilot busted up a little but walked away.

http://www.whiotv.com/news/news/loca...-county/nPYsr/
That's just sad
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Got it. Thanks again. Guess they wanted passengers knowing what they were getting into without having to decipher the code.
In the case of Restricted it's more of a "Keep Out" sign to 'passengers'. Restricted is only allowed crew and workers.
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Read it was destroyed today, engine failure after take off, pilot busted up a little but walked away.

http://www.whiotv.com/news/news/loca...-county/nPYsr/
They rebuilt it once, they can do it again.
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