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    One of the things I noticed hasn’t been mentioned...

    One of the things I noticed hasn’t been mentioned here to date is Sleeping Bags.

    a year or so back, friends from the Midwest were planning a visit to Schafer Meadows in MT. They called and asked...
  2. Thread: PA-11 rebuild

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    There are these things called “sleeping bags”: ...

    There are these things called “sleeping bags”: light, but bulky. And essential survival gear in most of the world…..

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  3. Thread: PA-11 rebuild

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    So far, we're all on the same page here,...

    So far, we're all on the same page here, methinks.....'cepting the long step, of course.....:lol:

    As to the -18 elevator trim system and elevator routing, even if YOU don't care about a baggage...
  4. Thread: PA-11 rebuild

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    Well, I guess I'd do a few things "extra". First...

    Well, I guess I'd do a few things "extra". First thing I'd do is change to a PA-18 style elevator cable system. That would permit you to eventually install an actual baggage compartment pretty...
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    That MAY work, right up till it doesn’t. I could...

    That MAY work, right up till it doesn’t. I could introduce you to a well known, long time CFI/DPE who lost all their certificates for conducting a check ride in a Cub that was clearly in excess of...
  6. Dang, Gary, you just triggered long repressed...

    Dang, Gary, you just triggered long repressed memories of my first camping expedition in Alaska. “We’ve got you set up to conduct an operation on Unimak Isaland. Here’s all the gear you’ll need,...
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    When I was a kid, the farmer across the road had...

    When I was a kid, the farmer across the road had two Sherman’s without turrets that he used as tractors. They sounded cool, for sure.

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  8. If you want a bomb proof tent, look no further...

    If you want a bomb proof tent, look no further than Alaska Tent And Tarp, now a division of Airframes Alaska. Their expedition tents were originally developed by Tent and Tarp, in conjunction with...
  9. Randy, Friends of mine had similar experience...

    Randy,

    Friends of mine had similar experience with a Big Agnes tent at OSH a few years ago. My REI Base Camp tent stayed up and dry through that.

    For more “rural” camping, I use my old North...
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    For perspective, right now in Bozeman, people...

    For perspective, right now in Bozeman, people from elsewhere are paying literally millions of dollars for houses without ever seeing them.....seriously.

    Go figure. As an old friend once told me: ...
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    If the prospective buyer wants to fly the plane...

    If the prospective buyer wants to fly the plane prior to purchase, fly it with him/her in the back seat. Controls or no, up to you. If you're not an instructor, experienced in type, don't get...
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    I conducted bald eagle nest surveys for a number...

    I conducted bald eagle nest surveys for a number of years on Kodiak, where there are a lot of eagles. I never had an eagle threaten the plane during those surveys….that I knew of. We were generally...
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    I’ve seen young Trumpeters in that country almost...

    I’ve seen young Trumpeters in that country almost this late, in rivers that still had open water. I suspect those birds don’t make it.. Only other bird I can imagine solid enough to do that kind of...
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    Charley River, swan maybe. Trumpeters nest in...

    Charley River, swan maybe. Trumpeters nest in that country. Almost thirty pounds.

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    As an FYI, I’ve seen a Borer prop on a Super Cub...

    As an FYI, I’ve seen a Borer prop on a Super Cub which had its pitch flattened by operation in deep snow. Minimal damage to blades from erosion, but those thin blades were twisted. There CAN be...
  16. That will be nice. I see the size and motion...

    That will be nice. I see the size and motion required of the dish as a significant issue for a remote installation. Smaller is better when it comes to wind, or as someone noted earlier, maybe...
  17. As a data point, the FAA's Weather Camera Program...

    As a data point, the FAA's Weather Camera Program management is currently installing two Starlink systems in western Montana to beta test these devices as transmitters for Aviation Weather Cameras in...
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    Lighweight Accessory Preferences

    What's the current preference for lightweight starters and lightweight alternators for Super Cubs? 160 hp engine, late model Cub.

    Asking for a friend.

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    Not to toss even more cold water on your parade,...

    Not to toss even more cold water on your parade, but when you get to Alaska is precisely when you're going to want a flyable airplane, NOT a project. I understand your constraints, as you've...
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    Owww! No pretty places to park there. Was the...

    Owww! No pretty places to park there. Was the pilot the only one aboard?

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  21. You’re mixing metaphors. He’s NOT looking for...

    You’re mixing metaphors. He’s NOT looking for AWB skis, he’s looking for C-2200Fluidyne skis……totally different ski.

    Oh, and BTW, he didnt ask for opinions…..just sayin.

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    Give it time. You will. I did a demo flight in...

    Give it time. You will. I did a demo flight in a Scout right out of the factory. First stall…nothing aggressive, thing got right on its back. Flew really nice after it was properly rigged. ...
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    That was precisely my rationale for installing...

    That was precisely my rationale for installing the Micro VGs on my otherwise stock Cessna 170B wings. I'd owned that plane for ~ 10 years prior. The VGs did "soften up" the stall a little. Meaning...
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    Oops. MTV

    Oops.

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    First, check taxes in Oregon. The high desert in...

    First, check taxes in Oregon. The high desert in eastern Oregon is nice, but it's still Oregon, which includes Portland.

    Never saw a tax they didn't like....

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