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  1. Thread: Tail Spring Bolts

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    Good idea to change on occasion. Tom Ford has a...

    Good idea to change on occasion. Tom Ford has a great story about a bolt that broke and John Meade has a follow on story about a gang of pirates who stole a tailwheel.
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    Spent some time the other day looking over a...

    Spent some time the other day looking over a Super Dooper ALC undergoing construction down on the Coast. 210 HP, constant speed prop, glass panels, coupled 3 axis Otto and slotted Fowler Flaps. An...
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    I'm old school. I use my "bear paws" (no tail),...

    I'm old school. I use my "bear paws" (no tail), a traditional pair (wood and cat gut) on our family maple syrup operation and flying. My current pair was acquired in 1986. They are a design from...
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    What is this stopping thing you speak of? We 90...

    What is this stopping thing you speak of? We 90 hp people learn early and often that an object in motion likely will stay in motion and not get stuck or "turned out".

    I have a whole new learning...
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    Get it moving. Keep it going. Tail up. Power...

    Get it moving. Keep it going. Tail up. Power as needed. Left turns preferred. Inside aileron down. Full rudder. Power. Power. Once you get the hang of it you can make very tight turns.
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    Please send some snow our way. We are desperate....

    Please send some snow our way. We are desperate. Ground is frozen hard as a rock. Snow West and up North, but not much. Our winter fun (flying, skiing, snowmobiling, etc) needs a shot in the arm...
  7. Thread: Drones

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    Currently there are some very, very robust...

    Currently there are some very, very robust protections. There are some fascinating case law opinions regarding the use of drones by law enforcement/governmental entities and balancing same with the...
  8. Thread: Drones

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    Buddy bought a Mavic Mini at Wally World. I am...

    Buddy bought a Mavic Mini at Wally World. I am completely astonished at how well it works and the quality of the video. It can't be any bigger than a brick. And it has an amazing range, etc. He...
  9. Thread: The Super Cub

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    I blame the Campbell Brothers of Millinocket for...

    I blame the Campbell Brothers of Millinocket for my Cub problem.

    I was but a young lad of 12 or so, standing in my backyard on a fine winter day in Maine when one of the Campbell Brothers went...
  10. Thread: Radio and Intercom

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    Yes on external antenna. My experience with...

    Yes on external antenna. My experience with handhelds is that they have deadspots in the broadcast and really don't go far in any event. My garmin with a wing antenna can be heard for quite a...
  11. Thread: Radio and Intercom

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    I have my Aera 510, Icom A5 and intercom running...

    I have my Aera 510, Icom A5 and intercom running off a very small 12v 5 amp hour duracell battery. I recently purchased a NOCO 400 jump battery that is a very light weight, compact li po with 1000...
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    ...an my package from Bend draws ever...

    ...an my package from Bend draws ever closer.....8)
  13. Thread: PA-11 Fuel Tanks

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    When we did the rebuild on my -11 we installed...

    When we did the rebuild on my -11 we installed the extended baggage on a 337. Dwight in Milo did it and it is very useful.
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    Cool! Oh, Johnny Marr called and would like some...

    Cool! Oh, Johnny Marr called and would like some instruction on that Rick.
  15. Thread: Cub Jigs

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    Mine came out of Milo. It's a keeper.

    Mine came out of Milo. It's a keeper.
  16. Thread: The big slip

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    I believe the "Dive Dirty to Land" method has...

    I believe the "Dive Dirty to Land" method has been extensively researched and practiced by our very own Overeasy Guy. He has, for years, made extensive use of the this procedure to land his Super...
  17. Thread: The big slip

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    cgnesin took some video a few years back of...

    cgnesin took some video a few years back of slipping into the "back yard" at Luckeys Landing. To be fair I'll post the links to both of them to show that every time one thinks they are the end all...
  18. Thread: The big slip

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    Lordy, I got so addicted to doing slips in the...

    Lordy, I got so addicted to doing slips in the J-3 and PA-11 that "normal" landings felt odd. No flaps, no problem!! Down we go!

    The strip where I flew for years wasn't real big and had...
  19. Thread: Great show tonight

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    Great presentation. In my prior life we took care...

    Great presentation. In my prior life we took care of a lot of ferry pilots passing through moving small aircraft to and from Europe or over via the Azores. Fascinating stuff. Interesting people....
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    Congrats--looks like a great airplane matched for...

    Congrats--looks like a great airplane matched for the need. I get to ride around in a 182 on Aerocets that is no slouch on the water. I call it the flying living room--spacious and accommodating. ...
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    I think I had Chris Nesin hold mine. I think I...

    I think I had Chris Nesin hold mine. I think I still have clothes around here with yellow and blue on them.....:smile:
  22. Sounds like a bad prop strike in the past. In...

    Sounds like a bad prop strike in the past. In general a lot of the older cranks were tender and had very, very minuscule cracks from various misadventures over the years. The one in my 1959 C-90...
  23. Thread: Federal 1500 As

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    FS: Federal 1500 As

    One set of Federal Skis (A1500s) for your PA-11, Piper Cub, Taylorcraft, Champetc. With rigging. 6" wide. In good condition and drilled for UHMW bottoms for extra float in the powder of New England...
  24. Thread: Laser pointer

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    Good thing I wasn't flying wing on that mission....

    Good thing I wasn't flying wing on that mission. I would have rolled over for attack.
  25. Thread: Must be Winter

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    2 inches on the ground a week ago. Today it hit...

    2 inches on the ground a week ago. Today it hit 72. See what happens when you put the boat away and put the winter kit on the Cub!?!
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