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|Ann Burns, aburns52=suddenlink.net, 02.09.2012|
I now own Culver V N3104K since my husband Curtis Burns passed away this year. My plane is undergoing it's annual inspection and a new paint job. I want to sell it as soon as possible. Please read the posting by Curtis Burns on 15.05.2008.
|Eric Holverson, eholverson=yahoo.com, 28.01.2012|
My dad owned culver v NC80261 circa 1950. He's owned various planes throughout his life but this one is probably the one he remembers most fondly. If anyone has any history on it after my father owned it, he would be elated to hear about it. All i have is a few old faded pics of it. Thanks!
|Joe Moreland, AkelaJoe=yahoo.com, 13.11.2011|
I own SR# 17 at preaent time. The Government bought 10 i was told and they had 150hp but I have not found any more information about them. I live in southern New Mexico
|Scott Boyd, scottb60=hotmail.com, 05.07.2011|
I flew a Mooney Mite a few times but never a Culver. With Johnson bar retraction and a 65 hp engine it was not too bad. From the picture I think it was smaller yet.
|Jim Thompson, jimt1028=bellsouth.net, 04.07.2011|
I owned Culver V N3074-K, purchased it in Atlanta, Ga, flew it it for 2 or 3 years and sold it to a fellow from the Northeast. Last I knew, he as headed home with it, like in the Boaton area. It was a neat-flying little bird, all one had to do was convince it that it could fly, get it off the ground, get the gear up, and climb out at about 250 feet per minute. Once one got it to altitude, it would trim out in lever flight at just about 120 mph, and lean down to about 5 gallons per hour. I've always wondered whatever became of it.
|Stan Henslee, Clive10x=aol.com, 02.06.2011|
Note to Richard Price - your Culver Cadet the Turbulent Twerp belonged to my father, Gene Henslee until he sold it in 1949 - it was named after my sister Patricia. Have many pictures if you want any.
|Chuck Blaker, chandannie66=gulftel.com, 13.05.2011|
Back in the late 50's I bought a neat little airplane called the Culver Cadet for 600 dollars. As I remember, it was powered by a 90 HP Franklin and would cruise at about 145 @ 5000 ft. burning around 6.5GPH. I loved the little bird and would to have another.
|Howard Chapman, obnox=cruzio.com, 18.02.2011|
On the V's predecessors - The Cadet was inducted into service with the USAAF as a radio control target drone at the start of WW II - PQ 8. The tail dragger was a problem for ground control. Modified with three legs it became the
PQ 8A. If my mammary is still intact it had a larger fin & rudder also. The 8 was replaced with the PQ 14, a severe redesign. Narrow single place fuselage, redone wings. A bunch faster - both to produce and in the air.
My brother served his WW II time in the Hawaiian islands repairing the Culvers. He rebuilt, from scrap parts, a custom 14 for his Leut. with a bigger engine, big spinner, clipped wings, that the Leut. chased around the sky with the other pilots training for combat. It was fast. Unfortunately all photos & stuff was lost in a fire.
|James Allen, allensaero=aol.com, 24.01.2011|
Need parts for a V, check out my website allensaero.com
|George Ardwin, rainbo68=frontier.com, 20.01.2011|
I was part owner of Culver "V" N3116K in the mid sixties while still a student pilot. It was based at Detroit City Airport for awhile, then we moved it to Mettetal airport in Plymouth, Michigan. It was a delight to fly.I had some very interesting flights with it. Lost an engine when it "swallowed" a valve one time.It is now located in a museum in Libral Kansas.
|george washburn, liberatorpilot=msn.com, 18.12.2010|
After a combat tour in B-24"s Assigned to ferry command in Memphis and made 5 trips that summer ferrying PQ-14' from Mississippi to Cal. Great fun thought I was a fighter pilot!! 200+/- mile rangeno radios!!
|Bill Rogers, easyaces=bellsouth.net, 17.12.2010|
My N# was N8442B. Great airplane tried to convert to an O-200 but that engine was never certified for fuel injection as I remember. The nose gear was in the way of the carb. I think the carb may have been able to turn around and fit. I thought about derating an O-200 to a 90 HP version. several versions appeared later as a Superior version. At 80 yrs old my memory is fading some.
|Bob Owens, zephyrdeuce=yahoo.com, 03.12.2010|
I owned a Culver V, S/N V13, N44516. Loved it but it just didn't have HP to climb well. If anyone wishing a copy of my personal story with photos contact me via email. I once did a formation flight with a friend in his Globe Swift GC-1B with a similar engine. The Swift was considerably slower than the "V". Actually the Culver had an uprated C-85FJ-12 rated at 87.5 HP thanks to the fuel injection.
|Sparky Sparks, sparksfly2ms=cox.net, 10.11.2010|
I have an insturment panel that I just put on e-bay. I think it is from a Culver V.
|Richard Price, captdr=sbcglobal.net, 03.11.2010|
In July 1949 I bought Culver Cadet N34866 while going to school L.A.. and it was a good little plane to fly, hot compared to flying J-3 Cubs and Cessna 140's. Fortunately I have a few pictures and it was named "Turbulent Twerp". Being a student I was unable to keep it very long Last one I saw was located in an aviation museum located in Birmingham, Alabama. It was in cherry condition when I was there in 2007.
|James Alexander, janetsjim=aol.com, 07.10.2010|
Bud Owens left a comment about the Culver PQ14B. In Col. Clarence E. "Bud" Anderson's book To Fly and Fight he talks about a Culver Q-14 they used in tests connecting aircraft together at the wing tips (page 185)
|Bud Owens, jay6688=frontiernet.net, 23.09.2010|
Any comments on a CulverPQ14B. It may have been a WWII drone.
|Eugene Balon, e.k.balon=comcast.net, 07.08.2010|
I owned a Culver V, 3116K in late 50s and early 60s. It was the most beautiful handling aircraft I ever flew. I think a 0-200 with the adjustable Beech-Roby prop, would have given it the horse power it really needed. There are times when I have wished that I had never sold it. I wonder where it is today, anyone know.
|John Cilio, johnc_ilio=yahoo.com, 05.08.2010|
Thanks for verifying the factory photo Culver cockpit Ken. It's now included in the book: Portals into the Sky along with 100 other vintage cockpits. Wished that I had your tail number in my collection. If anyone has these aircraft tail numbers happy to make copies of original photos for $15 including the postage. The tail numbers I have are: 120340, 120339, NC44514, NC44507, NC3151K, NC80117, 44503, 422520,139347, NX80128, NC209948, ??7838, NX44504, NC80144, NC44507. I also have many other factory photos of the Culver V. Does anyone have the original luggage made for the bird?
|John Cilio, johnc_ilio=yahoo.com, 15.05.2010|
I have a cockpit photo that I 99.9% sure is a Culver V but have never seen one in person. I would like to ask someone who has seen it to verify before I post.
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