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    You might look at the Airtrac 29-11-10’s in 4...

    You might look at the Airtrac 29-11-10’s in 4 ply. I don’t think they make the 8.50-10’s in 4 ply. Also you can get them shaved for even lighter and less stone flying off the thread.
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    I use 36” Tubbs, a little pricey but work great...

    I use 36” Tubbs, a little pricey but work great in the ADK’s. The snow is heavier in the east so this is my choice. Also work when collecting sap in the woods for Maple syrup. When the snow is real...
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    I have run the 29-11-10’s on my 180 and now the...

    I have run the 29-11-10’s on my 180 and now the 185. Had Gar’s on the 180 and ABW 10-10’s on 185. Hands down the best is the ABW 10-10’s . Also flown the 8.50-10’s on ABW’s either is a great combo...
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    Really don’t think I’m going to be going into...

    Really don’t think I’m going to be going into real ruff stuff any more. I didn’t renew my big game guides LIC a few years ago so flying a bit easier. As my hunting partner always said I’m just not...
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    John, what are the pro’s and con’s of the...

    John, what are the pro’s and con’s of the different gears? I’m debating just getting heavy duty and extended husky gear or going with the cub gear. It’s hard to find good information on husky’s. I...
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    Hi Tim, breakfast on me for sure. I appreciate...

    Hi Tim, breakfast on me for sure. I appreciate the offer but I have 8 of them and just didn’t want to throw them away. It’s one of those too long of a winter jobs,lol. The worse part is I don’t have...
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    Wow, that is really beautiful work! Makes you...

    Wow, that is really beautiful work! Makes you laugh that stuff is so much better than approved stuff.
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    LOL, I am too cheap, hate throwing out parts but...

    LOL, I am too cheap, hate throwing out parts but sometimes it is what it is, a few are heavy pitted and I don’t think I can savage them. Even if I have them plated I would guess they would still like...
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    No, I have a couple of sets of valve covers that...

    No, I have a couple of sets of valve covers that have been sitting around. One set heavy rust, I just hate to throw them away at 41.00 each. I’m just going to bead blast them and shoot them with hi...
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    Stu your new cub is way too pretty to stuff oily,...

    Stu your new cub is way too pretty to stuff oily, nasty boat parts in,lol. We will have to use my beater Husky.
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    What do you coat the valve covers with

    I have a set of rusty valve covers on a Lycoming. I cleaned the rust off ,just wondering what you guy do to them. Paint, powder coat . POR15, or just put them back on. This is the insides I’m...
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    Is the lake plowed or ski plane only

    Is the lake plowed or ski plane only
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    It’s in Northern NY, the owner and his friends...

    It’s in Northern NY, the owner and his friends are the only people we fly in it. The insurance is hard right now, crazy mins.
    I’ll be back in Seldovia by May if they lift the travel restrictions...
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    I teach in a TwinBee and find this is a easy...

    I teach in a TwinBee and find this is a easy airplane to get distracted in. I encourage getting the before landing check list done early them on base and final verbal and vis. Check the gear is where...
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    Same for me, works great on my Wirlwind prop.

    Same for me, works great on my Wirlwind prop.
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    More than one way to skin most cats,lol. One...

    More than one way to skin most cats,lol. One other way is check the dry lash , then remove the push rod( cover not installed yet) , oil the lifter assembly, install the push rod cover then push rod...
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    I’ve been changing the cylinders on a O-320...

    I’ve been changing the cylinders on a O-320 ,parallel valves. Wondering what other guys use to compress the springs and installing the rocker arm s and shaft. Mine is a bit clumsy, but works , just...
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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...
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