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    I might trust fresh snow but nothing windblown....

    I might trust fresh snow but nothing windblown. Too many hard and potentially soft spots for me.

    Gary
  2. A&P/IA acquaintance told me recently he'll not...

    A&P/IA acquaintance told me recently he'll not work on any plane that's been run on non-100LL. I suggested he plan an early retirement as lead is ------>

    Gary
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    When I was working on Kodiak 1970-71 I vaguely...

    When I was working on Kodiak 1970-71 I vaguely recall a Cub with dual maybe tipover (?) tanks on top of the floats. MTV probably has better recall if that was the Cub you own. I assume they put fish...
  4. As I mature it takes 2-3 trips to fill a wing...

    As I mature it takes 2-3 trips to fill a wing tank it used to take just one. I got all day to do a day's work.

    Gary
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    Nice! In a month Fairbanks will have your...

    Nice! In a month Fairbanks will have your daylight with similar high temps.

    Gary
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    looks like March in alaska down east. Nice WX for...

    looks like March in alaska down east. Nice WX for January.

    Gary
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    Rods in proper orientation - flat up? Proper...

    Rods in proper orientation - flat up? Proper bearing inserts for each journal? Proper rod bolts and length/head size shape? Just some quick thoughts. What STC and why no support from them?

    Gary -...
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    In addition to my DeWalt battery leaf blower I...

    In addition to my DeWalt battery leaf blower I keep a small battery vacuum vac to catch dirt before it finds a home.

    Gary
  9. Thanks Mike for the book link...I ordered one for...

    Thanks Mike for the book link...I ordered one for the head library. Better than the reading the FAR's to stay current.

    Gary
  10. Makes you realize why the Lund model skiff is so...

    Makes you realize why the Lund model skiff is so popular in the North. They last.

    Gary
  11. Wind does weird things to knots. Like bowlines...

    Wind does weird things to knots. Like bowlines that are unsecured and not under tension. My habit is to add a simple finishing half hitch and then a plain knot close to the hitch on any knot. Helps...
  12. Wow! What a valuable video. It's been over a...

    Wow! What a valuable video. It's been over a century since the HBC and others changed the life of many in Canada and Alaska. This is not the place to go down on parts of that history, but it did...
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    Here's an example of the smaller tires:...

    Here's an example of the smaller tires: http://www.ewillys.com/2017/12/01/1953-photo-of-a-jeep-rolligon-on-ebay/ If you watch a loaded plane with soft large ABW's start a takeoff when the tail is...
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    I've used a leaf blower to dislodge and...

    I've used a leaf blower to dislodge and redistribute debris in my road vehicles and plane. Not the best as the stuff has to end up in a better place than where it was. But if there's any exit holes...
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    Look up "rolligon"...

    Look up "rolligon" They made them for the military and civilian use to cross rough terrain hauling freight. There are/were a few up here but the tires were larger but somewhat similar.

    Gary
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    How was the control stick lock attached to the...

    How was the control stick lock attached to the frame? Yes it could be a mystery part. There was/were/is a great variety of radio racks under the panel. The only PA-18 print I found was of the lock...
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    I bet they're still trying to take off with all...

    I bet they're still trying to take off with all that tire drag.

    Gary
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    Well that control lock's ears mount to something...

    Well that control lock's ears mount to something under the panel. Could be existing tabs - could be a radio rack if installed - could be that bracket. Find a Cub with that control lock and have a...
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    It may be the bracket under the panel the control...

    It may be the bracket under the panel the control stick lock assembly bolts to. Maybe. That assy swings back and up then drops over the stick to lock it.

    Edit: I see there's a couple of control...
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    https://www.kyuk.org/public-safety/2022-01-18/inve...

    https://www.kyuk.org/public-safety/2022-01-18/investigators-determine-cause-of-yute-commuter-service-plane-fire-say-over-200-planes-could-have-the-same-problem

    Some wiring/fuel line issues...
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    There's no time to be fiddling with a blown fuse...

    There's no time to be fiddling with a blown fuse in flight. Too much of a chance when busy or in turbulence for dropping the cap and blown fuse, plus it takes two hands to replace the fuse if it can...
  22. Thread: Sonic Booms

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    More here> https://tsunami.gov and...

    More here> https://tsunami.gov and https://www.alaskasnewssource.com/2022/01/15/volcano-erupts-pacific-west-coast-under-tsunami-advisory/

    A Tweet showing the eruption from space>...
  23. The airport here pulls a drag in winter to smooth...

    The airport here pulls a drag in winter to smooth the surfaces. They told me wiring or mousing the chain shackles had to be done after they lost a few pins then had the drag turn sideways between...
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    A source of surface covers including open mesh:...

    A source of surface covers including open mesh: https://alaskawingcovers.com Noted above but here's the link.

    Gary
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    https://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/american-bo...

    https://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/american-bosch-magneto-corp-miniature-1890712517

    Gary
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