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    North East Winter Fun

    Atlas, move your pictures over here and you can start it. Sorry, been busy, haven't flown in 6 weeks

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    "Optimism is going after Moby Dick in a rowboat and taking the tartar sauce with you!"
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    Well that'll do it! Thanks Glenn...

    I earned my TW endorsement last week and have been making most of the cool, calm weather. Never had more fun in my whole darn life....









    Doesn't look much like winter down here, but sure feels like it. Hope to see some of you all freezing your fingers off up there soon!
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    Quote Originally Posted by iiAtlas View Post
    Well that'll do it! Thanks Glenn...

    I earned my TW endorsement last week and have been making most of the cool, calm weather. Never had more fun in my whole darn life....
    Your screwed, you'll never be normal again

    Glenn
    "Optimism is going after Moby Dick in a rowboat and taking the tartar sauce with you!"

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    ‘‘Tis the season!”Click image for larger version. 

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    Stop throwing water on your windshield Doug, or youíll never take off.


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    Spent the night in Newport, RI. KUUU.
    The Tanis preheater in the 180 warmed the engine from 18* to 58* in an hour.
    My well abused 14 year old Honda Eu200 fired right up at 18*.
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    The brackish ponds along the south shore of Martha's Vineyard are starting to ice up.
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    Winter is just around our doors, here in Southern Quebec... But wheels will be on until the last minute.









    The new ugly skis, now painted with a little gravel guard and trim black rattle cans.. , are about ready to be installed.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill.Brine View Post
    Spent the night in Newport, RI. KUUU.
    The Tanis preheater in the 180 warmed the engine from 18* to 58* in an hour.
    My well abused 14 year old Honda Eu200 fired right up at 18*.
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    I've used the same setup with the Reiff in my 172, works a treat!!

    Took the Champ for another evening flight tonight. No pics from the air because I was having too much fun, oops!

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    Ok, I'm ready to play, probably the only wheel/ski plane on the planet still using expander tube brakes?






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    "Optimism is going after Moby Dick in a rowboat and taking the tartar sauce with you!"
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    Nice. I really need to get a set of those.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JP View Post
    Nice. I really need to get a set of those.


    All the cool kids have them



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    Quote Originally Posted by cubdriver2 View Post
    Ok, I'm ready to play, probably the only wheel/ski plane on the planet still using expander tube brakes?






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    What did you end up with for tires? 800x4?


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    Quote Originally Posted by RaisedByWolves View Post


    All the cool kids have them



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    Man, I guess they give those things away Ski flying must be like heroin to ya’ll!

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    Iím jealous, no snow where I live.

    With the weather we have the only skiing I can do on the airplane is on wheels.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KevinJ View Post
    Man, I guess they give those things away Ski flying must be like heroin to yaíll!
    Come up and try it out. If you can handle the cold.


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    Iíve got a few winters at -40-ish in Fairbanks. It ainít the cold, itís the job thatís keeping me down here.

    Keep posting all your fun and Iíll keep living vicariously through yíall!

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    [QUOTE=RaisedByWolves;734171]

    All the cool kids have them





    No short bus for us up here

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    Quote Originally Posted by RaisedByWolves View Post
    What did you end up with for tires? 800x4?


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    8.50 smoothies

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    "Optimism is going after Moby Dick in a rowboat and taking the tartar sauce with you!"
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    I bought the 8.50 smoothies for mine too. And they are lighter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KevinJ View Post
    Man, I guess they give those things away Ski flying must be like heroin to yaíll!
    I think heroin would be cheaper. And easier to get

    Glenn
    "Optimism is going after Moby Dick in a rowboat and taking the tartar sauce with you!"
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    Quote Originally Posted by RaisedByWolves View Post
    Come up and try it out. If you can handle the cold.


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    If I was closer, I’d take you up on it in a heartbeat. I’ve only been a Texican for 23 yrs. Prior to that, Nebraska. I remember the cold.....on a side note, who built your insulated cover and what would you change?
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    Guy's, the rigging attachment to the front of the gear attach point worries me. Possibility of over center and nose of ski dropping is greater. I suggest attaching at lower motor mount area or at least have a safety cable attached here.

    Kurt

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    Quote Originally Posted by KevinJ View Post
    If I was closer, Iíd take you up on it in a heartbeat. Iíve only been a Texican for 23 yrs. Prior to that, Nebraska. I remember the cold.....on a side note, who built your insulated cover and what would you change?
    They do have these jets that fly you places quickly. I think they even have them in Texas. You can help push when the 180 gets stuck. Itís super fun.

    Alaska wing covers makes it. http://www.alaskawingcovers.com

    It is bulky, and I usually stuff it in the extended baggage and not in the bag it comes in. I have the rieff turbo Xp with sump pads, oil cooler pad and cylinder bands. If I plug it in over night with the cowl cover on, the cht and oil temps are 150. Sure is nice to push it out, Fire it up and go.

    Doesnít this look like fun?


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    I've got an offer, $1k for a pair of straight Federal ski's for my Champ... planes hangered at a paved strip, 1B1. Should I take it or leave it? You all have me jealous! (what's new...)
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    Had a 400' ceiling so got in a couple landings. Was really easy pulling back into hangar with a hand tailwheel towbar



    Ready,



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    "Optimism is going after Moby Dick in a rowboat and taking the tartar sauce with you!"
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    Quote Originally Posted by G44 View Post
    Guy's, the rigging attachment to the front of the gear attach point worries me. Possibility of over center and nose of ski dropping is greater. I suggest attaching at lower motor mount area or at least have a safety cable attached here.

    Kurt
    Ditto - and you may want separate attach points on both the fuselage and the ski. If the attach point fails, (and they do) it won't matter how many cables you have.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RaisedByWolves View Post
    They do have these jets that fly you places quickly. I think they even have them in Texas. You can help push when the 180 gets stuck. It’s super fun.

    Alaska wing covers makes it. http://www.alaskawingcovers.com

    It is bulky, and I usually stuff it in the extended baggage and not in the bag it comes in. I have the rieff turbo Xp with sump pads, oil cooler pad and cylinder bands. If I plug it in over night with the cowl cover on, the cht and oil temps are 150. Sure is nice to push it out, Fire it up and go.

    Doesn’t this look like fun?


    Ready for the Feds to come look at the skis and drop off the field approval.



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    So if you want to attach the front check cable to the motor mount bolt, how do you get the correct position on the cowel to drill a hole

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tim View Post
    So if you want to attach the front check cable to the motor mount bolt, how do you get the correct position on the cowel to drill a hole

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    You will more than likely have to cut a slot in the cowl in the lower corner and install a tab that bolt's to the longer motor mount, longer bolt is going to be required for lower motor mount attach. Then bolt the safety cable at the other end of the tab. A piece of quarter inch thick stainless about 1 inch wide and 3inches long twisted 90 degrees will make a good tab.

    My dad's good friend was killed when the ski on the 185 he was flying flipped down at a low altitude. Pretty serious item.

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    [QUOTE=RaisedByWolves;734218]They do have these jets that fly you places quickly. I think they even have them in Texas. You can help push when the 180 gets stuck. It’s super fun.



    If you can negatiate a deal with the head squaw around here I’ll be up lickity split. I’m afraid such a proposal however will lead to my teepee being smoked out and burned.
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    I'm just about ready.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Farmboy View Post
    I'm just about ready.

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    Would look more authentic if you hooked the bungees up

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    Quote Originally Posted by G44 View Post
    You will more than likely have to cut a slot in the cowl in the lower corner and install a tab that bolt's to the longer motor mount, longer bolt is going to be required for lower motor mount attach. Then bolt the safety cable at the other end of the tab. A piece of quarter inch thick stainless about 1 inch wide and 3inches long twisted 90 degrees will make a good tab.

    My dad's good friend was killed when the ski on the 185 he was flying flipped down at a low altitude. Pretty serious item.

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    Was that that the same Cessna SW of Fairbanks on Landes skis? Went straight down into tall spruce and took some time to find? Rumor of lumber in the rear fuselage. In that case there seems to have been an issue with bungees in the cold and max airspeed later inferred.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BC12D-4-85 View Post
    Was that that the same Cessna SW of Fairbanks on Landes skis? Went straight down into tall spruce and took some time to find? Rumor of lumber in the rare fuselage. In that case there seems to have been an issue with bungees in the cold and max airspeed later inferred.

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    No, that wasn't it. There was one in Canada too if I remember correctly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by G44 View Post
    No, that wasn't it. There was one in Canada too if I remember correctly.
    Probably a good reason to use springs in real cold and a better attachment to Cessna than only the upper gear leg clamp.

    I rolled my Citabria on Landes 2500's...once. Halfway around both skis extended via centrifugal force. That's how some of us learned what to avoid.

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