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    Good read about the second raid on Hawaii here>...

    Good read about the second raid on Hawaii here> https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/43414/flying-boats-flew-japans-little-known-follow-on-raid-on-pearl-harbor

    Gary
  2. I did a set once (was enough too). Laid on the...

    I did a set once (was enough too). Laid on the industrial deadly paint stripper with methylene chloride and rolled them up in clear plastic to help hold in the fumes. Unrolled and washed them off...
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    Dad flew Consolidated PBY Catalinas and Martin...

    Dad flew Consolidated PBY Catalinas and Martin PBM Mariners in the SW Pacific WWII. I still have a painted print of each hung out in the bush camp. Plus his gold Navy wings. They rarely if ever used...
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    Our greatest generation Gary

    Our greatest generation

    Gary
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    Note: The Oceania folks learned to wear their...

    Note: The Oceania folks learned to wear their survival gear on long voyages. Now we dress with a SG vest.

    Gary
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    Wire for Post #3:...

    Wire for Post #3: https://www.acehardware.com/departments/hardware/chain-and-rope/wire/5027558

    Gary
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    Fill: Spam (reduced sodium version) ramen (no...

    Fill: Spam (reduced sodium version) ramen (no added seasoning packet) boil then remove fat from spam with patch of oil spill absorbent material. Dog food is light, packs away and keeps well, and is...
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    Another pilot stay alive ration is dog...

    Another pilot stay alive ration is dog food.....takes water to digest and absorb but it's a complete meal that weighs little. Yes I have.

    Gary
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    Just had spam for lunch in ramen soup. That which...

    Just had spam for lunch in ramen soup. That which doesn't kill you.....but I carried frozen oranges plus food bars in winter. And a thermos of hot sweet tea in case I needed to p after while...
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    While not the same type of gauge you might read...

    While not the same type of gauge you might read this manual for further info: https://www.mcico.com/Assets/products/InstallationManuals/B-5revF_im.pdf Their recommendations are towards the end. Also...
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    I think Piper got lazy certifying the PA-11 as a...

    I think Piper got lazy certifying the PA-11 as a CAR 4a plane in combo with the J-3's TCDS. A quick and easy evolution of the J-3 I assume. Lived 1946-49 then replaced by the PA-18.

    Gary
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    In the 15 years I flew my PA-11 w/35 gal fuel I...

    In the 15 years I flew my PA-11 w/35 gal fuel I don't recall putting more than 10-12 in each tank. Couldn't and still stay legal especially on floats. It was more like 18-20 for a 2 hour flight plus...
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    ^^^^Enjoy it Mike we're sending you an early...

    ^^^^Enjoy it Mike we're sending you an early holiday gift around Dec 7-9

    Gary
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    Sounds as complicated as a pre-nuptial agreement....

    Sounds as complicated as a pre-nuptial agreement. No guarantees there either. I hope it works out ok for everyone.

    Gary
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    ^^^^No wind Mike so the inversion is thick. Winds...

    ^^^^No wind Mike so the inversion is thick. Winds from south increasing tomorrow to cut off the top of the inversion? Warming some after Dec 6th. Another La Nina winter like 2020-21.

    Edit: Near...
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    Play this carnival of colors outlook ...

    Play this carnival of colors outlook that shows forecast temps from normal. Lower 48 gets our cold around Dec 7th.

    Not bad today in Fairbanks - -27F - with a little less than 5 hrs of daylight....
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    I bought and had an excellent local A&P restore...

    I bought and had an excellent local A&P restore my former PA-11. Owned it from 2001 to 2015 on wheels, skis, and floats. You will have many options to make it heavier but not necessarily better. I...
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    https://www.supercub.org/forum/showthread.php?2341...

    https://www.supercub.org/forum/showthread.php?23413

    There may be more...also check with Stoddards and Cub Crafters?

    SA68AL Fabrication and installation of Stoddard Model 3 wing tank per...
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    Make sure you're happy with the low front seat...

    Make sure you're happy with the low front seat position and front spar crossover right in front of your head.

    Gary
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    Look for stamp marks or lettering near the hub? ...

    Look for stamp marks or lettering near the hub?

    Gary
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    What setup are you using to measure carb inlet...

    What setup are you using to measure carb inlet temp? If it's the venturi probe tap on the carb then it can be lower than incoming air.

    Gary
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    Wasn't there some talk about synthetic...

    Wasn't there some talk about synthetic "rope-kevlar?" based safety cables earlier? Might work on a light plane w/o the weight penalty.

    Gary

    Edit: Hmmm=...
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    A quote from from CAR Part 3. This has been...

    A quote from from CAR Part 3. This has been discussed. I'm not judging or offering an opinion just pasting what's there:

    ß 3.606 Induction system de-icing and antiicing
    provisions. The engine air...
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    I've had a one piece Tyvek suit and boots in my gear for years: https://www.dupont.com/safespec/tyvek/featured-products.corebrand$$TYVEK.html

    It's just another layer if caught out unexpectedly in...
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    Here's my former PA-11's baggage area. Simple...

    Here's my former PA-11's baggage area. Simple fabric top and aluminum below. Rattle can paint job. Worked.

    Gary
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