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Pilotjk
 Post subject: Re: New Owner/Member
PostPosted: Sun Nov 08, 2015 10:00 am 
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Phil can you share a picture of your new plane?

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Ryan Allen
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 08, 2015 7:09 pm 
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yes pictures! lets see the new sled!


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1albee
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 17, 2016 8:13 am 
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Sorry for taking so long to reply, I bought 118BC Bill Cordoza's Thorp. It has a 180 with a constant speed, the aircraft has a unique wing (Trusty) design that has leading edge strakes with 8 gallons of extra fuel in each side. I have been devoting all of my free time converting my garage to a hanger. I live in a airpark and my other hanger has my twin Comanche in it. I am starting the conditional inspection on the Thorp today, I am hoping to completing it by March, there are a few issues that need to be attended too. I need to fabricate landing gear to fuselage faring's, I can't use stock faring's due to the wing strakes. The wing fuel tanks have a venting issue that needs to be addressed. The ailerons have a stiff feeling (on the ground) coming in at mid travel. Again thanks to all for the help and will try to spend more time on the forum. If any wants my email address it is 1albee@sbcglobal.net
Thanks Phil


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qawtbh
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 17, 2016 4:12 pm 
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John,

For N2562K SN.922
What was the price, if you don't mind
me asking ? We got about $28k for my
fathers 1976 O290D2 VFR a few years back.

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Pilotjk
 Post subject: Re: New Owner/Member
PostPosted: Wed Jan 20, 2016 10:14 pm 
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I purchase My Thorp along with a Pacer for 24K, I sold the Pacer to a frend for 8K, (he flew it home)
So I have 16K in my Thorp, during condition inspection I found that it was eating up the cam,I'm now in the process of a major overhaul on engine

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James Grahn
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 20, 2016 10:34 pm 
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Not to hijack this thread, but please look at your ops limits with regard to a major change. Some ops limits say any major change invalidates the ops limits. That is one reason why I got the new letter on my bird.
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Lou
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 26, 2016 12:54 pm 
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, during condition inspection I found that it was eating up the cam,I'm now in the process of a major overhaul on engine[/quote]


Ayup! been there.

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Pilotjk
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 26, 2016 9:02 pm 
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This is what my engines looked like for the last two months! To many irons in the fire! Still plan to fly it to sun n fun,
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Pilotjk
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 26, 2016 9:09 pm 
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The old cam, still can't believe it ran as well as it did
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Bill Williams
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 27, 2016 5:32 am 
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The function of a cam is two, one provides torque to other horse power, This is the reason you have Hi lift cams and long duration lobes to obtain this, just depends on how much you want of each


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dondday
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 31, 2016 9:26 pm 
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Sorry to hear that John. Did mine last month and flew yesterday. Had a couple of squaws. Airspeed indicator quit on takeoff. came around and landed fine, fixed the problem, flew again and had way to much force for right aileron to keep wings level. Noticed right flaps were slightly lower than left. Re rigged and will fly again tomorrow.

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Pilotjk
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 04, 2016 10:19 pm 
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Don, good to here you finally got to fly your T18 again! Hope you get to fly it a lot, fly a couple hours west and checkout the two Thorps we have here, I'll buy you lunch

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Pilotjk
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 01, 2016 8:23 pm 
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It's been nearly a year since I worked on my Thorp, but finally have some time to tackle it again!
Got my buddy Todd's airplane in my hangar as well for condition inspection,

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Heat
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 2:57 am 
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N8JB is mine! I have Cubes to thank for the opportunity to restablish myself in GA, my new bird, and all things Thorp. Excited to explore this new girl and settle into many years of experiences with her, and this community.

Paul "Heat" Baxter
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1albee
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 4:15 am 
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congrats on your new aircraft!
Phil
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