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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...
  2. 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>...
  3. 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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    Most room temp age folks sit on park benches and...

    Most room temp age folks sit on park benches and critique passersby. Is that what's happening here?

    Gary
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    Mesh wing covers can have a solid strip sewn...

    Mesh wing covers can have a solid strip sewn where they might contact the VG's. Install them with long sticks with hooks to reduce contact. Remove the covers from the wing rear.

    Gary
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    Most lower cowlings extend back to the firewall...

    Most lower cowlings extend back to the firewall or at least close. I think that helps reduce up flow or rolling reverse flow into the exit opening.

    Edit: An earlier discussion>...
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    Five years younger than my 1941 Taylorcraft. 8K...

    Five years younger than my 1941 Taylorcraft. 8K Alaska hrs but not much recently. Will fix that this Spring.

    Gary
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    It's an odd mod but maybe an exhaust augmenter...

    It's an odd mod but maybe an exhaust augmenter would help? Just a generic screen grab. And more: https://velocityxl.bdfserver.com/exhaust-augmentors/

    Gary
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    There was a time in Alaska when fresh non-game...

    There was a time in Alaska when fresh non-game meat and produce was either rare or simply unavailable. Residents ate fish-game-fowl-wild eggs-even furbearing carcasses. Canned food was the only...
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    Yup the smart Taylorcraft started to turn the...

    Yup the smart Taylorcraft started to turn the prop but the pilot had left it at idle. Now if he had opened the throttle B4 sucking out......

    Gary
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    Any other type of plane would have spun in...

    Any other type of plane would have spun in instead of landing like they should on brush and rocks.

    Gary
  14. Give no airplane away unless you're desperate....

    Give no airplane away unless you're desperate. Consider what it takes to restore them, or even make and keep them airworthy. More $$$$$ every year. In Alaska and Canada it's winter. Not so in Florida...
  15. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6WBW1swdpgM ...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6WBW1swdpgM

    This is not about an airplane (duh!) but Matt Laidlaw does a fine job demo'ing the Harley. First a walk around showing and explaining the...
  16. Have you considered doing videos of the plane...

    Have you considered doing videos of the plane both static and in flight? That might be a good way to bait the hook.

    Gary
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    Maybe I've boiled too many hot dogs...but some...

    Maybe I've boiled too many hot dogs...but some explode during and some don't much. Depends like Oz says on ingredients like fillers and salt content. Come to think of it a buddy gave me some moose...
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    Well MOz after some thought I reckon what you saw...

    Well MOz after some thought I reckon what you saw on the ground that large was the digested remains of the earlier sausages. Sorta' left a thank you to mark the spot as territory like critters do....
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    There's nothing like a cold day out then opening...

    There's nothing like a cold day out then opening a can of mystery meat over a fire. Stick a twig in the sausages and crisp 'em over the flames. Everything including the oink.

    Gary
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    We eat it a few (very few) times a year. Try to...

    We eat it a few (very few) times a year. Try to buy it precooked. There's enough of the Devil Spawn nitrites and salt embedded in the product to reduce bacterial growth, but some cuts have a low % of...
  21. One consideration in winter is wearing bulky...

    One consideration in winter is wearing bulky clothing while flying. Clothing that catches on things - clothing that prevents rapid movement. All stuffed in a frosty Cub with cold hands in gloves and...
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    Devil Spawn - that's what some of the well fed...

    Devil Spawn - that's what some of the well fed call corned beef and other party foods. I keep A,B, and C in #3 just in case the weather sours or transportation is limited. Used to get Argentine...
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    Mike owes PK floats and Cessna for building...

    Mike owes PK floats and Cessna for building durable stuff. Amazing.

    Gary
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    Mike, didn't the plane do a full rollover coming...

    Mike, didn't the plane do a full rollover coming to rest upright?

    Gary
  25. Thread: Snow Dog

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    Dog (Chillie) is a reversion to Airedales from...

    Dog (Chillie) is a reversion to Airedales from over a century ago. Grandfather had one my dad's side grew up with. Today they are often AKC reformed into a square breadbox for show. This line came...
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