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  • Morgan
  • Fly Floats, wheels, skis, and a Starduster 2
  • Midland, Ontario Canada
  • Designed and manufacture North Star bushplane
  • Aircraft design/build


  • Posted in thread: Broken Starduster too rudder arm on 09-22-2017 at 03:16 AM
    I expect those cast rudder horns were used because they are inexpensive and the skilled labor
    to weld one up costs a lot of money and time. Personally I would never use the cast type, I
    consider a pro...

  • Posted in thread: Broken Starduster too rudder arm on 09-21-2017 at 03:40 AM
    I would have liked to see a strap wrapped around the front of the rudder spar and tapering out
    on the horns, and a cap sealing the spar tube bottom to prevent internal corrosion.

  • Posted in thread: Introduction and some questions on 09-21-2017 at 03:33 AM
    Congratulations on getting a "family" plane back, very cool!"The belly fabric is getting pretty
    bad. Was I believe Stitts through the grey coat, then dupont Imron. Thats the problem, paint

  • Posted in thread: Do Die Springs loose strength over time? on 09-19-2017 at 11:18 PM
    Holy XXXX, Never put them together dry!! Wag strikes (out) again!Corrosion as you found will be
    severe, and wear will be rapid.These are industrial die springs, designed to run thousands of
    cycles eac...

  • Posted in thread: My Starduster Forced Landing on 09-18-2017 at 01:09 PM
    Dana, Sorry this had to happen for you. The best pilots are defined by the decisions they make,
    you made the best decision at the time. Well done. Not only did you minimize potential risk to

  • Posted in thread: Lady's and Gentlemen check your rudders! on 09-15-2017 at 10:07 PM
    Good catch, seems like a small issue, but those are the ones that bite hard. How bad can it be
    if you loose rudder control? A friend, in a Smith I think, years ago had the rudder horn snap
    on landing,...

  • Posted in thread: lets share random airplane eye candy on 09-01-2017 at 01:46 PM
    Have to give a " shout out", post 91, the Decathlon in the foreground belongs to my young
    friend Hugh Reynolds. He got 3rd in the Sportsman division, and an award for highest score for
    a competitor in...

  • Posted in thread: Compressor filter systems... on 08-31-2017 at 11:20 PM
    From "hanger talk, building a workshop, post 31,,,,No plastic air lines, like the others said,
    Steel air lines. The other advantage to metal air lines is better heat transfer, and the more
    length the ...

  • Posted in thread: Trimming rib gussets on 08-31-2017 at 11:12 PM
    We always used a disc and table like Eric showed, not the combo belt sander although we had
    those also. We made our own from an old 1/4 hp motor, wood for the frame and "table", and a
    good piece of 3/...

  • Posted in thread: AAAARGH! Wrong axle nut on 08-28-2017 at 11:58 PM
    We use Coleman Naptha Camp Gas to take all goo off from old self stick vinyl, way better than
    commercial products.

Morgan Starduster Too