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Old Nov 09, 2012, 10:48 PM
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Put them on my Beaver #2 just to see ....
I could inflate a bit more
I got lucky the lock nuts for my spindlle shaft axles comes from the original axles.
A perfect fit
I have heard of people having problems with the wooden hubs on Trexlers where they swell from moisture, and do not spin freely. Is this a legitimate concern, and would soaking in some thin CA or some similar measure prevent this? Maybe drilling out the hub and gluing in an aluminum/brass tube? Thoughts?

-Cub
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Old Nov 10, 2012, 01:30 AM
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Just a video I made of my Beaver flying over Maumee Bay state park ( Oregon, Ohio) today. Beautiful day to fly today. The Camera is a Gopro camera.
Matt
http://youtu.be/zmwLSm2meI4
Wow! what a great flying site for float flying
Thanks for the video
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Old Nov 10, 2012, 01:32 AM
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I have heard of people having problems with the wooden hubs on Trexlers where they swell from moisture, and do not spin freely. Is this a legitimate concern, and would soaking in some thin CA or some similar measure prevent this? Maybe drilling out the hub and gluing in an aluminum/brass tube? Thoughts?

-Cub
I never really had a problem with the ones I had years ago except deflating on a bad landing
But drilling and adding a sleeve yes would prevent such a problem .
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Old Nov 10, 2012, 05:55 PM
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Wow! what a great flying site for float flying
Thanks for the video
Your welcome.
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Old Nov 10, 2012, 05:57 PM
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Awesome video...

Will be adding one of these to my hangar very shortly.
Thanks,
I like this plane a lot.
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Old Nov 10, 2012, 07:37 PM
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mkrochmaln, how did it handle the weight of the gopro?? Did you just stick it on the bottom? or some other way of mounting?? Thanks, nice video.....KP
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Old Nov 11, 2012, 05:02 AM
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Floats painted, installed last night, its still dark, was up at 4:30,like a kid at Christmas waiting for daybreak to fly. Plane,packs, and radio are already out at the dock waiting on the first hint of dawn,lol. Cant wait for its water maiden. I only wish I had a decent camera to capture this!
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Old Nov 11, 2012, 07:26 AM
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Good luck on your maiden!
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Old Nov 11, 2012, 11:14 PM
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Go to http://www.airliners.net/ and use the search tool on the right side of the page. Hundreds of Beaver photos. Not sure if you'll find exactly what you're looking for, but it's always fun too look at airplane photos!
I found those already and posted it on this forum. Thanks. I am sure I can find a few.
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Old Nov 11, 2012, 11:20 PM
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Trexler tires

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I dont have them on the plane yet but those are the ones here
http://www.stevensaero.com/Trexler-0...G-p-17529.html

THe same that Jeff has on his Beaver.

Now I found 2 axles for them its the spinddle shafts from a small heli I had years ago. Just need to find some lock nuts for them
I received my 3 in tires but they wont fix the stock axels on the airplane. The hole needs enlarged to fit the screw threads. The wood axel is larger than the stock axel. It should fit with some drilling.
Anyone suggest a larger tail wheel to complete the tundra look on the Beaver? Stock tail wheel might be a problem ground handling with the larger main wheels.
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Old Nov 11, 2012, 11:25 PM
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Go to http://www.airliners.net/ and use the search tool on the right side of the page. Hundreds of Beaver photos. Not sure if you'll find exactly what you're looking for, but it's always fun too look at airplane photos!
I found this one it looks alot like the stock decal included with the Beaver from Flyzone.
http://www.airliners.net/photo/Fishi...a1d395064510e4
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Old Nov 12, 2012, 01:26 AM
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I received my 3 in tires but they wont fix the stock axels on the airplane. The hole needs enlarged to fit the screw threads. The wood axel is larger than the stock axel. It should fit with some drilling.
Anyone suggest a larger tail wheel to complete the tundra look on the Beaver? Stock tail wheel might be a problem ground handling with the larger main wheels.
For the Tail wheel tundra look I use the Parkzone Icon A5 nose wheel, it fits like a glove and looks good too.
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Old Nov 12, 2012, 01:29 AM
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I found this one it looks alot like the stock decal included with the Beaver from Flyzone.
http://www.airliners.net/photo/Fishi...a1d395064510e4
I like the looks of it too.
I notice it has the STOL kit on it.
I also made STOL fins for my Beaver #2 but not shure yet if I will put them on.
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Old Nov 12, 2012, 07:35 PM
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Decals finally arrived.

Paint has been stripped off thanks primarily to some acetone.

Next up- some pink, orange and metallic purple.
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Old Nov 13, 2012, 01:51 AM
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Did the acetone eat any foam ?
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