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  1. Well said. MTV

    Well said.

    MTV
  2. Fuel selector valve was an option on ALL 185s,...

    Fuel selector valve was an option on ALL 185s, though most were so equipped. Planes without have an on/off valve on the tunnel. One of the best 185s I've ever flown didn't have a fuel...
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    Jim, The problem is, as you well know-There's...

    Jim,

    The problem is, as you well know-There's snow, and then there's snow. Frankly, on those tires, a couple inches of snow shouldn't be a problem.

    But, how are you going to determine snow...
  4. Consider that LEAD is the problem.....as in lead...

    Consider that LEAD is the problem.....as in lead into the atmosphere. Frankly, I'm amazed that some green group hasn't already sued the refiners of 100LL. When that happens, and it will eventually,...
  5. Actually, in aviation, it is USUALLY about the...

    Actually, in aviation, it is USUALLY about the FAA.

    MTV
  6. I think one of the most important points made so...

    I think one of the most important points made so far on this thread was made by Denny.

    There is only ONE plant on Earth that produces Tetra-ethyl Lead, folks. And, that's in Britain.

    I'm...
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    Back when, I owned a 90 hp J-3 and we were going...

    Back when, I owned a 90 hp J-3 and we were going to do some mods. I talked to Atlee, and he sold me all his J-3 STCs for, I think, $100. Most important were the conversion to wing tanks, and...
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    When I’m serving in the role of Instructor in a...

    When I’m serving in the role of Instructor in a tail wheel plane, I make it clear that the “student” until further notice, may NOT use the brakes.

    Which has absolutely nothing to do with “real...
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    I still like to see where I’m going, and what’s...

    I still like to see where I’m going, and what’s ahead of me. And, I’m not tall. So I almost always perform tail low wheel landings. When I say tail low, I’m talking an inch off the ground at the...
  10. It depends. On a plastic can or bag, a static...

    It depends. On a plastic can or bag, a static charge CAN build up on the entire surface of the container. Just putting that container in contact with the airframe only equalizes the charge between...
  11. Simple solution: Buy a set of Steve's Brake...

    Simple solution: Buy a set of Steve's Brake Boosters.

    Problems (all of them) solved.

    MTV
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    Nice! Squeaky snow still.... MTV

    Nice! Squeaky snow still....

    MTV
  13. Yeah, heaven knows how that was ever accomplished...

    Yeah, heaven knows how that was ever accomplished :roll:. When you get out of town a ways, and iare working, you sometimes can’t carry a “load” AND carry a couple (or five) cans or bags of gas. So,...
  14. Back in the day, when I fueled from “cans” a lot,...

    Back in the day, when I fueled from “cans” a lot, I ALWAYS incorporated in my fueling apparatus a good filtration system.

    Now, I hear people talking about laying fuel bags on a wing and draining...
  15. You'll enjoy it, Gary, you've been there....not...

    You'll enjoy it, Gary, you've been there....not exactly There, but in similar circumstances.

    There's at least one "nope, that didn't actually happen" in there, but unless you know deHavilland...
  16. An excellent fairly recent book about flying the...

    An excellent fairly recent book about flying the western Canadian Arctic: “Flying to Extremes-Memories of a Northern Bush Pilot”. ....
  17. Ernie Boffa was one of the very famous old time...

    Ernie Boffa was one of the very famous old time bush pilots in that part of the world.

    Great video, and nice features on the locals, they are truly wonderful people.

    MTV
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    Tires? You want REAL Tires?

    59502

    mtv
  19. I rigged up a small electric pump right after I...

    I rigged up a small electric pump right after I performed this very "trick" on a Beaver......geeezzzz! Carried that thing around for years. This was before there were "cordless drills". Same...
  20. This was middle of the night….2 AM, and I was the...

    This was middle of the night….2 AM, and I was the only person at the Municipal airport, so, turning that plane around was impossible by myself. Once the police showed up, he called for help, someone...
  21. Yes, it can be hazardous…..maybe wear that...

    Yes, it can be hazardous…..maybe wear that batters helmet you’re using in your plane. Having a vehicle parked in front of, or as appropriate, behind a plane can help a lot. Sitting IN that vehicle,...
  22. I’ve said it before, but…..the single best thing...

    I’ve said it before, but…..the single best thing you can do for a plane tied outside in a big wind event is to go out there and tend your airplane!!

    I realize that airplane owners travel and...
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    Selkirk Aviation in Idaho sells soundproofing and...

    Selkirk Aviation in Idaho sells soundproofing and insulating foam rubber for aircraft use. I think they have 1/2 and 1/4 inch thick.

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    I've never been able to figure out how they got...

    I've never been able to figure out how they got those sling seats approved on a part 23 airplane.....go figure.

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    Hooooo, Boy……..a couple of lucky guys….. ...

    Hooooo, Boy……..a couple of lucky guys….. https://www.thenewstribune.com/news/nation-world/national/article251877903.html

    Those Guard helicopter pilots earn their keep.

    MTV
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