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  1. I don’t normally carry the rope come a long but...

    I don’t normally carry the rope come a long but when I need one I find the serve me far better than a cable one. The cable one has limited pull and frequently it barely takes up the slack in the...
  2. 52520 four tools here. Someone mentioned a...

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    four tools here. Someone mentioned a saw. I used to carry a Wyoming saw but quit years ago. I’m not a fan of saws either but this one is free with my entrenching tool which I believe to...
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    Reference 25-11-4 tires. In the early 80’s I...

    Reference 25-11-4 tires. In the early 80’s I rebuilt my 12 and decided then 40 years ago that I didn’t want to continue using thirty year old rayon chord tires on my brand new rebuilt plane. They...
  4. If your wanting a trailer designated as an...

    If your wanting a trailer designated as an aircraft hauler a boat trailer is a great choice. In many of them the axel position is adjustable and if you move it aft you can carry the plane...
  5. 5203952040520415204252043II I have hauled...

    5203952040520415204252043II

    I have hauled forward and backward with good results both ways. When using a trailer like a converted boat trailer with the axels way back the plane can be hauled...
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    On two occasions during my 57 years of flying...

    On two occasions during my 57 years of flying I’ve found myself in the bottom of a canyon in heavy smoke trying to figure out which way the river was flowing to be sure my compass wasn't lying to me....
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    You change the whole angle of the tail section...

    You change the whole angle of the tail section of the fuselage. Look down the top longeron of an 18 from the front and you will see a downward turn of the longeron at the back of the fuselage in...
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    You can’t change the angle of incidence without...

    You can’t change the angle of incidence without changing the tail plain angle if you want any reasonable range of trim. The tail needs to be in the proper relationship to the wing for the system to...
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    I don’t know about the clone kits but the angle...

    I don’t know about the clone kits but the angle of incidence difference between a
    12 and an 18 is arrived at by different locations of the wing root fittings. I suppose and I’ve heard that the...
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    I put 18 wings on a 12. The wing root attach...

    I put 18 wings on a 12. The wing root attach points bolt on. The fuselage requires significant work to make everything else work. Even if you have free wings and are doing all the work yourself,...
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    I had occasion to hand prop a 985 on a beaver...

    I had occasion to hand prop a 985 on a beaver with a three bladed prop, on floats from behind. Teaches a guy not to make a long taxi with the landing light on and a generator that won’t keep the...
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    In my humble opinion the right left off fuel...

    In my humble opinion the right left off fuel selector is advantageous.

    1. It is easier when doing fuel burn calculations if the burn is done from one tank. While it can be done from two tanks...
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    There is more drag with the flat transom aft. A...

    There is more drag with the flat transom aft. A vacuum develops behind the square stern (floppy back extensions on the back of some tractor trailers) and mud on the back of your SUV. Also...
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    I lived in Kodiak in the early 70’s. Everything...

    I lived in Kodiak in the early 70’s. Everything was always wet. I started carrying among my usual fire starters, calcium carbide. A gravel like substance that produces acetylene gas when water is...
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    50894 Another option: an oil separator. oil is...

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    Another option: an oil separator. oil is separated
    and collects in the tube. After flight drain
    wirh valve shown
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    Hearsay only on my part. One cc appeared to have...

    Hearsay only on my part. One cc appeared to have ignition problems. Turned out to be a broken inner valve spring Another cc had every ignition part replaced down to switch electronic ignition...
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    The shock strut that extends between the axel and...

    The shock strut that extends between the axel and hyrosorbs take a heck of a beating especially on heavy skis or tires. On rough hard ground or on big rocks or snow or ice the shock strut takes a...
  19. Your missing the point. The tail is creating a...

    Your missing the point. The tail is creating a downward force to counter balance the forward weight of the plane. It always creates a downward force . By trimming up or down you are increasing or...
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    I was on the phone with aircraft spruce the other...

    I was on the phone with aircraft spruce the other day ordering parts and I requested a box of dust masks. I was told they had none, China had called and ordered their entire stock.
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    I also need to know the width of the Aqua 1500...

    I also need to know the width of the Aqua 1500 floats from outside to outside with the spreader bars installed.

    i appreciate any help you folks can give me.

    Stu
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    QUESTION. Can anyone tell me what the height of...

    QUESTION. Can anyone tell me what the height of the top of my vertical stabilizer will be on my
    J-3 cub when I put it on Aqua 1500 floats when it’s sitting on flat ground?

    i am planning to tow...
  23. Iím no mechanic and no expert. There are many...

    Iím no mechanic and no expert. There are many on this site that do this sort of repair for a living and are better equipt than I to give advice.

    if You need more down trim you will need to lower...
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    An old time retired FAA inspector who during the...

    An old time retired FAA inspector who during the 60’s and 70’s in Alaska issued many field approvals that would in today’s world be impossible to obtain, once told me when I was asking his advice: ...
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    i just weighed the paper work for the plane. 14...

    i just weighed the paper work for the plane. 14 pounds. An interesting thing about approvals is that years ago field approvals were given more readily than they are now especially in Alaska. ...
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