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    Default 1938 Culver Dart

    Picked up a new project, 1938 Culver Dart.
    Looking for a 150 hp Tri-Pacer firewall forward to replace
    the 90 hp Lambert.
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    Default Re: 1938 Culver Dart

    I love the looks of the Dart. The only problem I have with it is itís a tight fit for me. Iím not a 1930ís average pilot. Six foot and size 13 feet donít fit in many antiques well.

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    Default Re: 1938 Culver Dart

    Very cool. When you say "project" what stage is that? Well, beyond the typical "50% completed with 90% to go" reply
    ďCommon sense is in spite of, not the result of, education.Ē
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    Default Re: 1938 Culver Dart

    It needs new wooden wings and ailerons built.
    A engine that can be flown and repaired.
    New cover (obviously) and upgrades to make it a reliable
    daily flyer, brakes, radio’s.
    The biggest trick will be to keep it a certified airplane.
    Dave

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    Default Re: 1938 Culver Dart

    Have Fun with the Dart!, I just completed a CulverCadet, very cool era, difficult to restore because of so few built, makes a shortwing seem like a quickbuild kit, fully supported by the factory. Attachment 12845Attachment 12845
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    Default Re: 1938 Culver Dart

    Quote Originally Posted by d.grimm View Post
    Picked up a new project, 1938 Culver Dart.
    Looking for a 150 hp Tri-Pacer firewall forward to replace
    the 90 hp Lambert.
    Dave
    What are you wanting in a "Tri-Pacer firewall forward? A good core or a ready to fly engine?

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    Default Re: 1938 Culver Dart

    Good core on the actual engine, but I need everything. Cowl, engine mount, exhaust, prop and accessories.
    Dave

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    Default Re: 1938 Culver Dart

    IMG_1367.jpg1940 Culver Cadet, wingspan is 27 feet, that is over 2 feet shorter than my Shortwing.
    125 mph on 75 hp, no electrics, no radios, no adsb, no worries, (also no sand bars, no extra baggage, no night, no ifr). quick and efficient for a flat lander.

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