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    09-22-2020, 10:31 PM
    Yep, that be him. One of the funny things I recall was Craig had a huge thermos, and filled it with coffee, put it under his legs in the pilot seat....
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    09-22-2020, 10:27 PM
    Yeah, but you always live on the edge Tim :lol: MTV
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    09-22-2020, 10:26 PM
    Do a search on this site. There is at least one VERY long thread on that very subject. MTV
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    09-22-2020, 07:12 PM
    Yes, Bud was insistent that he control who did capture work in the helicopter. So it was him, Vern or Craig, at least back then. And all three of...
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    09-22-2020, 03:09 PM
    Wasn't Fish & Wildlife. Was probably ADF&G's Commercial Fish Division or their research folks. I don't recall anyone with a bad arm, but there were...
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    09-22-2020, 02:41 PM
    That is correct......in fact, virtually all pickup mounted GASOLINE tanks are not approved either. Look at the approvals on the commercial bed...
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    09-21-2020, 09:56 PM
    The engine could eat that O-Ring....or maybe something more important. MTV
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    09-21-2020, 08:54 AM
    mvivion replied to a thread 709 in Cafe Supercub
    Oh, decision making is the thing that is very difficult or impossible to evaluate, at least without turning the person loose on their own. They’ll...
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    09-21-2020, 08:43 AM
    This is a point I’ve made with Cub pilots for years. There are at least a half dozen approved fuel systems on these things. The accident that I...
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    09-20-2020, 05:02 PM
    mvivion replied to a thread 709 in Cafe Supercub
    Gary, First, not all practical tests have a prerequisite written exam. SES or MEL add on for example. The CFI oral SHOULD be not so much a test...
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    09-20-2020, 04:51 PM
    Yes, the right tank was initially at least, an option in all -18s. And, your logic makes good sense. And, frankly, certification standards are...
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    09-20-2020, 02:44 PM
    mvivion replied to a thread 709 in Cafe Supercub
    Twenty years ago, the DPEs in Fairbanks were doing 6 hour orals for a SES add on.....ridiculous, and I told them so. They seemed to feel like they...
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    09-20-2020, 02:41 PM
    Steve, I'm not seeing that admonition in a copy I have here either. That verbiage was in the manual for the ~ 69 model I flew for years. I was...
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    09-19-2020, 01:58 PM
    mvivion replied to a thread 709 in Cafe Supercub
    The FAA isn't very motivated to authorize more DPEs, but the other problem is finding qualified people who actually WANT to do that job, and willing...
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    09-19-2020, 01:52 PM
    I would respectfully point out that Super Cubs have flown literally millions of hours with that right/left/off selector, and done so safely. If it...
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    09-18-2020, 01:32 PM
    mvivion replied to a thread 709 in Cafe Supercub
    I was in Alaska at the time when what I discussed occurred. MTV
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    09-18-2020, 09:04 AM
    mvivion replied to a thread 709 in Cafe Supercub
    The Chief of the FSDO was the one who authorized me to conduct a 709. Depending on your situation, it might be good to go there. Or not..... ...
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    09-17-2020, 07:18 PM
    mvivion replied to a thread 709 in Cafe Supercub
    Dont need to formulate conspiracy theories. A 709 ride, by definition is supposed to be in a “similar” aircraft to the one in which the incident...
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    09-16-2020, 08:39 PM
    mvivion replied to a thread 709 in Cafe Supercub
    Yes, the FSDO can authorize a CFI or a DPE to conduct a 709 ride. I’ve done them at the request of a FSDO in past. MTV
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    09-16-2020, 01:35 PM
    Yep, back in 1970, you could rent a 90 hp J-3 out of HNL. Flew it over there, shut down the engine and surfed the cliffs over Dillingham for an...
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    09-16-2020, 09:47 AM
    There is an AD on the stock Cub muffler that requires a wire bail be welded up inside the exhaust pipe to prevent broken baffle pieces from blocking...
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    09-16-2020, 09:43 AM
    My experience with the Lasar is similar. I just wanted to point out that if indeed higher CHTs is characteristic of all EI units, folks should take...
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    09-15-2020, 12:44 PM
    I have zero experience with the electronic ignitions being discussed here, but my airplane, equipped with an O-360 does have a LASAR ignition system...
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    09-14-2020, 01:40 PM
    mvivion replied to a thread Pa 18 dash in Cafe Supercub
    Okay, I'm just going to throw this out there, folks. There are some interesting, and pretty nice looking panel designs in this thread. One...
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    09-14-2020, 01:30 PM
    mvivion replied to a thread Pa 18 dash in Cafe Supercub
    No compass is going to point accurately, mounted right between two steel tubes. Move that SIRS compass up to the upper portion of the windshield,...
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    09-14-2020, 01:25 PM
    Web, granted, the transponder and encoder have to be verified by an "authorized" shop, but the ADS-B signal can be verified with a PAPR report, no? ...
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