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    I think I’d just find a nice Maule MX-7-180 with...

    I think I’d just find a nice Maule MX-7-180 with spring steel gear. They run around $90,000.00 and are a pleasure to fly, have heat ,clean modern interior and can be found around 1000 hrs TT. I...
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    The old skis I’ve seen in Alaska mostly are made...

    The old skis I’ve seen in Alaska mostly are made out of plywood with brackets bolted on. You might contact the Air Museum in Anchorage, they may have some or drawings or pictures that they could send...
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    I flew my StarDuster in 45* weather and only...

    I flew my StarDuster in 45* weather and only lasted about 15 mins. They say a front cockpit cover is the ticket for cold WX as above. Was going to ski it but just too cold.
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    Charlie looks like you need a little more...

    Charlie looks like you need a little more practice, I’ll send you a few controls you can cover for me, for old time sakes,LOL. Looks good. Hope they lift the restrictions, maybe we can get together...
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    I have one in my Husky A-1-A and have seen them...

    I have one in my Husky A-1-A and have seen them for sale on the web site/ forum. I think they were standard equipment on them.
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    I have a rule if a customer starts to argue about...

    I have a rule if a customer starts to argue about a price I give them I say well I really can’t get to this for a few months , I’ll give it a better look then and we can figure it out. This way no...
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    I wrote a much longer and much more pointed...

    I wrote a much longer and much more pointed response to this but canceled it because I need my IA, and that’s all I can say.
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    I have a bent one I’ll give you a great deal on!

    I have a bent one I’ll give you a great deal on!
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    I installed the beef up kit in my A185f (73)...

    I installed the beef up kit in my A185f (73) several years ago and would do it again. It will stop minor mishaps for causing major accidents. Second if the gear box tears out , you have had a serious...
  10. Thread: Calsigns!

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    We had a call sign for the unit and numbers which...

    We had a call sign for the unit and numbers which were assigned by your job,ie. Saber 41 as a PLT. Leader, another unit we were aardvark,lol. The guys with special names in the Army were really...
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    Hard working people for sure. We just bought a...

    Hard working people for sure. We just bought a Golden Retriever from a Amish family, nice people and honest.
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    A friend of mine at the last airline I flew for...

    A friend of mine at the last airline I flew for got hit in the eye’s and it went thru his bi-focal and permanently blinded him in one eye. That was after several tours in RSVN some scumbags got him...
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    Great memories, first flying job after...

    Great memories, first flying job after instructing was in a Beech 18. The C-47 also gave me a flashback, jumped out of one and the pilots didn’t seem to pull back the left engine when we left,WOW...
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    We are looking at a fly-in gravel bar lunch this...

    We are looking at a fly-in gravel bar lunch this Sat. Or Sunday depending on the WX. Matt has a landing area marked on a bar in the river just north of the Northville bridge. I’ll post more in a day...
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    As said above, anything you need for sure strap...

    As said above, anything you need for sure strap it to your self. If the wreck burns or sinks you have what is hooked to you.
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    My buddy in Anc. Has two neighbors the went there...

    My buddy in Anc. Has two neighbors the went there and tried to catch the monster they had Huge hooks ropes etc. , didn’t get him,lol.
  17. Thread: Mag issues

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    I just did both mags on a IO-540 in a Maule. The...

    I just did both mags on a IO-540 in a Maule. The aircraft had around 500 hours TT and is nearly 20 years old. This plane is on floats and has been most of its life. Slick’s on it. So as in most cases...
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    You might also look around in the Wilmington...

    You might also look around in the Wilmington area, there were a lot of A&P’s at AirBorne that worked on small aircraft on the side. That doesn’t look too bad, may get away just opening the fabric a...
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    I stopped in to visit Will Rediske (RIP) and...

    I stopped in to visit Will Rediske (RIP) and George N. And got my 185 tail wheel stuck in the Sand and needed the gang to get it out. Bought a new wide set up right after that. It really hits the old...
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    Call Airframes Alaska and ask them for the...

    Call Airframes Alaska and ask them for the paperwork and STC. They will also tell you to find a A&P/ IA to install it and fill out a 337 and send it to the FAA.
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    I have the PDR tools and use it to pull small...

    I have the PDR tools and use it to pull small dents in skins etc. it’s not designed for anything as thick as a strut. Also it’s not as simple as hot glue gun and some glue. There are several glues...
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    Scott my best advise is to sit down and make a...

    Scott my best advise is to sit down and make a list of everything that is being discussed and go Thur them one at a time and make notes. That way you won’t be shotgunning .
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    Look at the difference between the -18 -12’s , i...

    Look at the difference between the -18 -12’s , i can’t remember the difference but it might give you an idea how it will fly.
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    I fly a UC-1 TwinBee and don’t think docking...

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    Had a lot of fun flying in Italy, great place....

    Had a lot of fun flying in Italy, great place. The controllers were so laid back as opposed to say France,lol.my favorite quota from a controller near Rome” you don’ta climb, you don’ta descend, I...
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