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  1. Yeah, they already did a lodge on Kodiak last...

    Yeah, they already did a lodge on Kodiak last year, so I don't think it's a money issue, I think they want something less pampered and/or to kind of just be out there for a few days away from it all.
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    Has anyone tried running grove HD/double puck...

    Has anyone tried running grove HD/double puck calipers with summit wheel penetration skis? If so, what modification to the calipers was required? I inquired with Mike from Summit and he said that...
  3. 3-5 day guided fly-out Alaska fishing trip wanted

    Hello,

    Not sure if this is the right place to ask about this, but:

    I have some family from Texas that wants to do a "primitive" fly-out fishing trip with no lodge, they want to camp with a...
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    Had a great time landing off airport in the...

    Had a great time landing off airport in the Lllano/perdrenales/colorado river areas this past week. I'm very grateful you guys were able to get this fixed! Just watch out for those wires and fences...
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    Flew the FX3 for the first time today. It lives...

    Flew the FX3 for the first time today. It lives up to the hype. We were stalling at 28 MPH TAS at ~ 1850 lbs and 4000 ft if the G3X is to be believed. With the Acme black ops and 31's grass...
  6. Vx is the point of maximum excess thrust. ...

    Vx is the point of maximum excess thrust. Propeller effeciency/design and engine output both change thrust. Propeller engines make more thrust at lower airspeeds.

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    Yes, Vx will increase...
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    I'm curious too. I have a copy of the POH since...

    I'm curious too. I have a copy of the POH since I'm going to Tac Aero's 5 day FX3 course next week. We'll be flying around close to max gross a bunch at 4000 foot density altitudes though. I don't...
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    I guess the winner will have to go to Yakima and...

    I guess the winner will have to go to Yakima and help build their own FX3 if they win! I wonder if they will have an FX3 on hand for static display at the annual airmens' aviation gathering...
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    I have some questions regarding Merrill and the...

    I have some questions regarding Merrill and the Bryant Segment:

    If you want to depart Merrill runway 25/7 and cross the inlet below 600 feet because altitude deviations are denied (no not the...
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    I'm glad I asked, outstanding discussion from a...

    I'm glad I asked, outstanding discussion from a lot of very talented and knowledgeable pilots. Thank you all, I've certainly learned a few things, most important of which is probably that there will...
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    ANC/MRI/LHD has almost triple the traffic volume...

    ANC/MRI/LHD has almost triple the traffic volume of many class B terminal areas in the L48. I agree, we all need to tighten up and keep an eye out, because it sure would be annoying to deal with...
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    Well, even though the winds at the top of arctic...

    Well, even though the winds at the top of arctic valley were 150 @ 30 gusting 50 mph, I went to birchwood airport in Chugiak to try out some pavement 3 pointers. A few little bumps at Eagle River. ...
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    Thanks. I'm doing the 5 day type-specific...

    Thanks. I'm doing the 5 day type-specific Tac-Aero course for the new plane in a few weeks, which should be good for 10-15 hours. I'm just messing with this citabria so that I can focus on...
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    Make sense, maybe that's why they bias toward...

    Make sense, maybe that's why they bias toward wheel landings in the 7ECA. No flaps so the full stall pitch attitude in ground effect seems to be about 6-7 degrees maybe more? Just a wild guess but...
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    3 point landings on pavement?

    I'm getting ready for my experimental cub to be finished next year. Insurance wants 100 TW/50 in type so I'm renting a Citabria 7ECA since I started this whole adventure with only 15 TW from 18 years...
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    I don't know if any of the insurers would divulge...

    I don't know if any of the insurers would divulge whether or not they take accidents that didn't result in valid claim and/or payout into account when determining premiums. At the BWI seminar I...
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    Both. They look at individual claims, not just...

    Both. They look at individual claims, not just accident rates including the configuration you fly it in (skis, floats etc). Except it's not the insurance companies themselves, it seems that it's the...
  18. No fair Steve! You can't be the best mechanic and...

    No fair Steve! You can't be the best mechanic and also the best pilot!
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    No, but on an O-470L I've had it get rough even...

    No, but on an O-470L I've had it get rough even at cruise power settings and then get rougher as I turned on carb heat. It's to the point in winter where I just cruise around all the time with carb...
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    I too follow the FX3 accidents with great...

    I too follow the FX3 accidents with great interest. It has a very high accident rate. Loss of control on the ground accounts for at least 50% of those. Surely the airplane cannot be blamed,...
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    I guess I'm a weirdo but out of merrill I do the...

    I guess I'm a weirdo but out of merrill I do the city high, inlet, chester creek or shoreline, take a squawk and get flight following above 2,000 across the inlet when wx permits. That doesn't stop...
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    I'd get the engine borescoped on something that...

    I'd get the engine borescoped on something that flew < 5 hours per year for 5 years before I bought it. Borescope and maaaybe oil analysis might tell if there is a problem. Engine corrosion is the...
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    To me there are a lot of parallels between this...

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    Sticky: Testing the limits of 8.50's with Family aboard....

    Testing the limits of 8.50's with Family aboard. Rocks were a little bigger than I expected. I'm hoping my Cub will be a little more comfortable on this stuff! Kachemak Bay.

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    Ok, thanks Stewart! Sure enough I did try it...

    Ok, thanks Stewart! Sure enough I did try it just now and it would only work with the "notch" rotated toward the ground "6 oclock". Got 10 dry pumps with the notch pointed up and to 9 oclock.
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