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  1. Thread: Valdez report

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    Steve where are you getting the 1500lb weight? ...

    Steve where are you getting the 1500lb weight?
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  2. Thread: Valdez report

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    He actually hit his spot pretty good but he was...

    He actually hit his spot pretty good but he was dragging it in and look kind of fast.
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  3. Thread: Valdez report

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    Mostly because all the hype about how great a...

    Mostly because all the hype about how great a performer it was. The highest empty weight I see in all the adds is 1230 lbs. Pretty close to Cache's cub. WITH 55 MORE HP THAN THE 160HP Cache had.
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  4. Thread: Oops, darn it...

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    Current spin/stall training for a private pilot...

    Current spin/stall training for a private pilot is woefully inadequate. Standard training that demands holding altitude during a turn. Add that to all the pressure and during a STOL event and you...
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    Valdez 2014 wheel landing. ...

    Valdez 2014 wheel landing. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UjwCcQq38i8 54:30 That is how it is done!!
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    Shortest possible landing is much easer with a...

    Shortest possible landing is much easer with a wheel landing. 3 point and you wing is still producing lift and the brakes are very ineffective (skidding/hopping) with hard braking until the plane...
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    No right answer. (I would start with #16 advice)...

    No right answer. (I would start with #16 advice) The reason the instructor is having you do a lot of this now is so you get a "feel" for how the engine should run and a knowledge of how to set up a...
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    In general you should be full rich for takeoff at...

    In general you should be full rich for takeoff at 3,000 ft. Leaning for taxi and during run up will is fine because that is basically a mag/carb heat check. Leaning at 3,000 feet during take off...
  9. Thread: Valdez report

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    I don't have the numbers but it was a Great...

    I don't have the numbers but it was a Great time!!! More snow than I have ever seen before still on the airfield. They had all the runway and parking clear but the gravel area that we usually park...
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    I always use 1/2 flaps for takeoff sometimes full...

    I always use 1/2 flaps for takeoff sometimes full flaps depending on the performance I want. Flaps lower my stall speed so I look at it as a safety issue. Same with landing usually full flaps...
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    Just a general pontification on airspeed...

    Just a general pontification on airspeed indicators. The important thing is to know what the airspeed number really means. If you indicator is off by 5 mph but you know what the indicated speed is...
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    What kind of pitot tube do you have? Some can be...

    What kind of pitot tube do you have? Some can be adjusted. If you get a new one get one that will go to 20 MPH. DENNY
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    It was one of the best years for the crowd. Lots...

    It was one of the best years for the crowd. Lots of sun, temps were fine for Alaskans. The wind was all over the place especially for the Heavy Touring. We watched the sock make a complete 360...
  14. Thread: Rear oil cooler

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    I am not a big fan of a rear oil cooler. Makes...

    I am not a big fan of a rear oil cooler. Makes it a pain in the ass to work on that mag and robs air from #4 cylinder. My plane came with it so I kept it, but would not change unless I had a good...
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    I have moved into the stands and will only be...

    I have moved into the stands and will only be watching this year. I have to let the young ones win a few or they will get discouraged (my story and I am sticking to it!) Cache Carr and the Green...
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    We are dropping off a plane this morning, will be...

    We are dropping off a plane this morning, will be back on fri with 7 campers at the Eagles Nest Campground. Looks like it is going to be a great time as always.
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    Have it done by your IA. If you don't have one,...

    Have it done by your IA. If you don't have one, find one before you look at buying a plane. DENNY
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    Get the oil filter. It is easy for metal to get...

    Get the oil filter. It is easy for metal to get past the screen when you clean it. This in turn can get to the crank and cause damage, been there done that. DENNY
  19. Not Pa 18 specific but simple and cheap. Stick...

    Not Pa 18 specific but simple and cheap. Stick it on the wing root in front of fuel gauge. ...
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    The Bushwheels should be stored at full pressure...

    The Bushwheels should be stored at full pressure as long as they are on the rims. If yours tend to leak down (nature of the beast) have someone check on them. Staying on the plane should not be a...
  21. Thread: visiting alaska

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    Frank I was just down in your part of the...

    Frank
    I was just down in your part of the world two weeks ago with the wife and friends on a tour. We, had a great time!! I am just out of Anchorage send me a PM with your contact info and...
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    Is it going to have piston squirters? That is...

    Is it going to have piston squirters? That is what usually makes the oil hotter. My 0320 has a 13 row on the rear baffle works great but it is a major pain when it comes to working on the engine so...
  23. SOOOOOO, as someone who had the opportunity to...

    SOOOOOO, as someone who had the opportunity to give his license back to the FAA for 12 weeks all I can say is he is lucky!! Mine could have been for 1/2 a year but because of my good looks gave me...
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    How old is that gear? You might want to peal...

    How old is that gear? You might want to peal that fabric off and take a good look at them before you hang a set of 35 in tires on them. The lever arm of the tire is pretty long, I have seen BOTH a...
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    With proper care a set of Bushwheels will last 20...

    With proper care a set of Bushwheels will last 20 years or more. https://www.airframesalaska.com/v/vspfiles/pdf/Tire%20ICA-AML.pdf scroll down on this link and they have instructions for proper care....
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