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Thread: Cub Crafters elevator gap seals

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    Default Cub Crafters elevator gap seals

    I've heard Cub Crafters now offers elevator gap seals, so requested a brochure (attached). It certainly is a simple mod, easy on, easy off. Anybody see or try these? Hey Tadpole, what's the skinny?

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    They're dirt simple, effective, and nothing fancy. So far only approved on PA-18s.

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    Folks have been doing the same thing with tape on like the Maules and it seems to increase elevator effectiveness at slow speeds. We played with the Cub Crafters seals at New Holstein a few years ago, it was simple to install and effective.

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    Those look like they would work better than tape. They just need to get them STC'd for our airplanes.

    TadPole-is that your new plane on your avatar?

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    No I don't have an airplane. That's Paul Claus's PA-18 up in Alaska.

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    How long do you think it will be before you can pick one up?

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    I don't know. I'm sure not as soon as I wish.

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    Tadpole - could you find out if the gap seal material available in lengths without the STC? It would have a ready market with experimental builders.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Curly View Post
    Tadpole - could you find out if the gap seal material available in lengths without the STC? It would have a ready market with experimental builders.
    I asked, good thing you got the question in now, I only work here for 4 more days.

    Anyway, it's approved STC for PA-18 and CC-18 (Top Cub). It is still available as a kit, precut, for Super Cubs to experimental owners for a bit lower of a price, but an N number will have to be provided to verify the aircraft is experimental before the sale is made. I've requested that they make it available in random lengths for those experimental owners out there with other than PA-18 tails. They said they'd look into it.

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    "I only work here for 4 more days."
    Sorry to hear that - best wishes for whatever the future holds.

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