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NORTH STAR CONSTRUCTION  DETAILS

Design improvements incorporated in the NORTH STAR. This is a new airplane, not a rebuild or modification.

-compression struts in line with aileron and flap hinges, forces travel in a straight line instead of zig zag through
spars, same bolts attach hinges and struts. Comp. struts are I-beams not tubes so force of powerfull flaps can't
twist rear spar and damage wing.

-raked wing tip gives long trailing edge, maximizing aspect ratio and increasing effective wing span, does not
block visibility, allows side-slip even with full flap.

- leading edge metal (.020-2024 T3) extends about 4" aft of front spar on top, giving a truer airfoil shape.

-longer flap (24") per side, with no gap at fuselage, 4 notches.

-improved air flow entry ramp and flap hinge geometry provide more of a Fowler-effect.

-aileron moved outboard, requires less deflection for same response, less chance of inducing a stall at low
speeds, much lighter stick forces, I would estimate double the roll response of a Citabria.

-stainless steel drag wires extend through spars and use simple nut and block attachment system.

-same airfoil as a Cub.

-aluminum, preformed and drilled ribs.

-predrilled, extruded aluminum spars with reinforcement solid riveted at factory.

-hinges, bell cranks, etc., are prefabricated, ready to bolt in position.

-leading and trailing edge aluminum is preformed.

-stainless steel drag wires included.

-stainless steel gas tank support straps.

-wing mount fittings.

-more room between root and fuselage to work in.

-sea plane grommets and open forward root area promote ventilation.

-gas tanks in wings are welded .040-5052 aluminum and hold a total of 52 U.S. gal/44 Imp. gal./197 L.

-gas tank shape is accurate and forms the airfoil shape in that area, plumbing installation and routing ensures
good fuel flow in steep climbs and dives without needing header tanks.

-aileron pulleys and cable concealed in wing.

-cable does not come through top of wing.

FUSELAGE:

-2 1/2" wider in cockpit area.

-2 doors.

-baggage door.

-baggage floor lowered to bottom longerons.

-baggage floor extends 52" aft.

-high ceiling in baggage area.

-90 lb. baggage capacity.

-deep "V" belly provides good drainage away from longerons and room to route cables under floor.

-stainless steel belly framework, corrosion proof even if moisture does collect in belly.

-belly opening at tail end, can put a garden hose in the front and flush dust and dirt out of the aft end, tail post
left exposed so will not trap corrosion causing dirt and moisture.

-fabric does not encircle longerons, so wrinkles and weave will not trap water.

-flat back on fuselage follows wing contour, creating lift.

-toe brakes, with parking brakes.

-instrument panel easily hinges down for access to instrument backs, is shock mounted, top edge is padded and
dash edge fits under top panel flange so it cannot cut pilot in a crash.

-boot cowl (around pilot's feet) easily removable for access by removing 2 piano hinge pins.

-6" travel in adjustable front seat with tilting back.

-rear seat tilts and lifts out for more cargo.

-fish pole/ski tube behind baggage (option).

-jack screw stabilizer trim with double wrap pulley at front, cable spool on screw cannot slip, does away with
expense of continuous loop cable.

-dynafocal swing-out engine mount.

-aluminum stringers to stiffen and resist fabric pull.

-no sheet metal screws - approximately 300 nut plate tabs welded in mean no screws to come loose or holes in
tubing to introduce moisture.

-tail wheel spring front bolt in a welded bushing to keep water out.

-fuselage sandblasted with extremely fine abrasive media, powder coated in house same day.

-tubes inside oiled,

-all control stops adjustable, tail stops mate with discs not bellhorn edges to reduce wear.

-stainless steel firewall.

-fin offset for trim.

-extra large inspection covers around tail fit like shingles, inside on top and leading edge, outside on bottom
and trailing edge to shed water.

-all float fittings welded to fuselage.

-battery access through baggage door and through baggage back wall, no leaky door on fuselage back.

-extra cable fairleads so cables cannot chip paint on tubes.

-large rear cabin windows give better visibility when sailing backwards on floats.

-door handles on outside and inside of doors.

-large handles on both sides of rear of fuselage.

- welded aluminum trim around doors.

-molded throttle and carb heat covers in front and rear seats.

-strength increased in high load areas, closer trusswork in aft fuselage.

-landing gear is 3" taller for long prop clearance, also gives increased angle of attack, producing lower takeoff
and landing speeds, has wider wheel base, so greater stability.

-axle extends inboard an extra inch to mount a bushing for wheel skiis.

-steps on landing gear give access to top of wing and easier entry to cockpit.

-coil spring/rubber/hydraulic suspension, softer ride, no more replacing bungee cords.

-landing light in center of nose bowl, better aim than wing lights, (plastic quartz halogen, 6.5 oz.).

-cold air vent on gascolator prevents vapour lock with auto fuel.

-spun firewall grommet plates.

-second cabin heater for winter.

-stainless steel tail brace wires.

North Star

Custom Flight Ltd.  129 Conc. 8E.,  Tiny  Ontario  Canada   L0L 2J0

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NORTH STAR CONSTRUCTION  DETAILS

Design improvements incorporated in the NORTH STAR. This is a new airplane, not a rebuild or modification.

-compression struts in line with aileron and flap hinges, forces travel in a straight line instead of zig zag through
spars, same bolts attach hinges and struts. Comp. struts are I-beams not tubes so force of powerfull flaps can't
twist rear spar and damage wing.

-raked wing tip gives long trailing edge, maximizing aspect ratio and increasing effective wing span, does not
block visibility, allows side-slip even with full flap.

- leading edge metal (.020-2024 T3) extends about 4" aft of front spar on top, giving a truer airfoil shape.

-longer flap (24") per side, with no gap at fuselage, 4 notches.

-improved air flow entry ramp and flap hinge geometry provide more of a Fowler-effect.

-aileron moved outboard, requires less deflection for same response, less chance of inducing a stall at low
speeds, much lighter stick forces, I would estimate double the roll response of a Citabria.

-stainless steel drag wires extend through spars and use simple nut and block attachment system.

-same airfoil as a Cub.

-aluminum, preformed and drilled ribs.

-predrilled, extruded aluminum spars with reinforcement solid riveted at factory.

-hinges, bell cranks, etc., are prefabricated, ready to bolt in position.

-leading and trailing edge aluminum is preformed.

-stainless steel drag wires included.

-stainless steel gas tank support straps.

-wing mount fittings.

-more room between root and fuselage to work in.

-sea plane grommets and open forward root area promote ventilation.

-gas tanks in wings are welded .040-5052 aluminum and hold a total of 52 U.S. gal/44 Imp. gal./197 L.

-gas tank shape is accurate and forms the airfoil shape in that area, plumbing installation and routing ensures
good fuel flow in steep climbs and dives without needing header tanks.

-aileron pulleys and cable concealed in wing.

-cable does not come through top of wing.

FUSELAGE:

-2 1/2" wider in cockpit area.

-2 doors.

-baggage door.

-baggage floor lowered to bottom longerons.

-baggage floor extends 52" aft.

-high ceiling in baggage area.

-90 lb. baggage capacity.

-deep "V" belly provides good drainage away from longerons and room to route cables under floor.

-stainless steel belly framework, corrosion proof even if moisture does collect in belly.

-belly opening at tail end, can put a garden hose in the front and flush dust and dirt out of the aft end, tail post
left exposed so will not trap corrosion causing dirt and moisture.

-fabric does not encircle longerons, so wrinkles and weave will not trap water.

-flat back on fuselage follows wing contour, creating lift.

-toe brakes, with parking brakes.

-instrument panel easily hinges down for access to instrument backs, is shock mounted, top edge is padded and
dash edge fits under top panel flange so it cannot cut pilot in a crash.

-boot cowl (around pilot's feet) easily removable for access by removing 2 piano hinge pins.

-6" travel in adjustable front seat with tilting back.

-rear seat tilts and lifts out for more cargo.

-fish pole/ski tube behind baggage (option).

-jack screw stabilizer trim with double wrap pulley at front, cable spool on screw cannot slip, does away with
expense of continuous loop cable.

-dynafocal swing-out engine mount.

-aluminum stringers to stiffen and resist fabric pull.

-no sheet metal screws - approximately 300 nut plate tabs welded in mean no screws to come loose or holes in
tubing to introduce moisture.

-tail wheel spring front bolt in a welded bushing to keep water out.

-fuselage sandblasted with extremely fine abrasive media, powder coated in house same day.

-tubes inside oiled,

-all control stops adjustable, tail stops mate with discs not bellhorn edges to reduce wear.

-stainless steel firewall.

-fin offset for trim.

-extra large inspection covers around tail fit like shingles, inside on top and leading edge, outside on bottom
and trailing edge to shed water.

-all float fittings welded to fuselage.

-battery access through baggage door and through baggage back wall, no leaky door on fuselage back.

-extra cable fairleads so cables cannot chip paint on tubes.

-large rear cabin windows give better visibility when sailing backwards on floats.

-door handles on outside and inside of doors.

-large handles on both sides of rear of fuselage.

- welded aluminum trim around doors.

-molded throttle and carb heat covers in front and rear seats.

-strength increased in high load areas, closer trusswork in aft fuselage.

-landing gear is 3" taller for long prop clearance, also gives increased angle of attack, producing lower takeoff
and landing speeds, has wider wheel base, so greater stability.

-axle extends inboard an extra inch to mount a bushing for wheel skiis.

-steps on landing gear give access to top of wing and easier entry to cockpit.

-coil spring/rubber/hydraulic suspension, softer ride, no more replacing bungee cords.

-landing light in center of nose bowl, better aim than wing lights, (plastic quartz halogen, 6.5 oz.).

-cold air vent on gascolator prevents vapour lock with auto fuel.

-spun firewall grommet plates.

-second cabin heater for winter.

-stainless steel tail brace wires.

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