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    Thanks OZ! Good stuff…

    Thanks OZ! Good stuff…
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    The biggest problem with the Piper intrusion is...

    The biggest problem with the Piper intrusion is keeping it straight. The round tubing will resist rolling over. The tall intrusion not so much. The small intrusion structurally is weak and tends to...
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    The big I beam is not bad, but still a little...

    The big I beam is not bad, but still a little floppy. The small I beam is a joke. The thick walled 6061T6 is the strongest and straightest.
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    Hey Oz or Steve, why couldn’t you replace the...

    Hey Oz or Steve, why couldn’t you replace the Piper aluminum stringers with 6061T6 tubing legally, on certified pipers? The 6061 is as strong or stronger and less prone to bending under load....
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    which of course is why you buy the uncured...

    which of course is why you buy the uncured bacon...
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    You better have a gallon of water to wash all the...

    You better have a gallon of water to wash all the salt out...from eating spam and ramen. There is some pretty good tasting and healthy food options these days for survival purposes...why eat dog food?
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    It is warming up rapidly in Interior Alaska...

    It is warming up rapidly in Interior Alaska today. A 953 mb Low in the West is taking on a 1050 mb High in the East...
  8. anything Piper printed was for a 1750lb, 150hp -...

    anything Piper printed was for a 1750lb, 150hp - Supercub. Your airplane will need to be flown to figure it out...I would be leery of formulas, more inclined to start flying it lightly loaded first,...
  9. Atlee Dodge

    Atlee Dodge
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    People need to realize that the FAA doesnít have...

    People need to realize that the FAA doesnít have the resources to make flying safer in Alaska. They talk the talk but donít walk the walk...They want everyone to fly IFR for safety reasons, but wonít...
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    I wonder if, instead of waxing Oratex, you used...

    I wonder if, instead of waxing Oratex, you used Aerospace 303? Maybe someone has tried this, Lars?
  12. Dodge makes an insert/doubler for the PA18, to...

    Dodge makes an insert/doubler for the PA18, to prevent that damage from happening...you could manufacture your own for the J-4. Good idea if you are in a high wind area...
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    For me anyway, it’s always been about the working...

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    I think he meant 140hrs a month...

    I think he meant 140hrs a month...
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    They are there to protect your plastic...

    They are there to protect your plastic windshield...
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    Called Atlee himself about a dented shock strut,...

    Called Atlee himself about a dented shock strut, was on the ice off Kotzebue and Atlee sent it air cargo that afternoon!!! Said “send me a check when you get the bill”. You won’t find that kind of...
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    What did the AeroLED cost? I know they have a...

    What did the AeroLED cost? I know they have a very bright tail beacon. If you have the rudder mount beacon already, I would just replace that and put two wingtip nav/strobes in and call it good.
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    As an owner of an adjustable pilot seat in a...

    As an owner of an adjustable pilot seat in a PA-18, I found the fixed pilot seat in the PA-12 to be too far forward...if you are a shorter person it may not be an issue. Otherwise, if fit is not an...
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    Two Swans arrived in Fairbanks yesterday, flew...

    Two Swans arrived in Fairbanks yesterday, flew down 2R and ski-2 on their way to Creamerís Field...
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    You sound bored Tim...do you need a job?

    You sound bored Tim...do you need a job?
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    The Bose leads have cheap wiring, they fall apart...

    The Bose leads have cheap wiring, they fall apart inside the wire bundle.
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    What did you set the idle mixture to? What is...

    What did you set the idle mixture to? What is your idle rpm, when you are adjusting the idle mixture?

    A leaking primer can cause issues, have you eliminated this? Are your spark plugs black with...
  23. Thread: Stuck Oil seal

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    Try alcohol on the glue, see if that will loosen...

    Try alcohol on the glue, see if that will loosen it.
  24. Didn't say it was Hagelands, Hagelands was...

    Didn't say it was Hagelands, Hagelands was operating Caravans and Navahos when they were absorbed into the RAVN Group. It was the old Hagelands, under the Tweeto Clan that had many accidents with the...
  25. I’ve hijacked this thread enough but you want to...

    I’ve hijacked this thread enough but you want to mention Hagelands, they killed more than their share out there. If there is such a thing as a share of lives. The last bad one with a low time pilot...
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