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    I could be way off here, but Legend Cub does a...

    I could be way off here, but Legend Cub does a factory builder assist and their airplanes are pretty similar to javron kits. https://legend.aero/legend-cub-kits/

    They're in sulphur springs tx...
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    Today was good. Bus and train ANC-McKinley park...

    Today was good. Bus and train ANC-McKinley park sold out so I had to jumpseat to FAI then ride train south (van services seemed sold out too). I wasn't going to take any chances not getting out...
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    I'd go for the Maule personally although I've...

    I'd go for the Maule personally although I've never flown a sedan. I like that you can get a relatively new airplane for a reasonable amount of money in a Maule. I got my tailwheel endorsement in a...
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    When it got to the point that the highway dropped...

    When it got to the point that the highway dropped into what looked like a 500 ft wide 100 ft deep ravine with the clouds touching the top of the ravine at east fork chulitna I had to go back. If I...
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    56887 This was from 29,000 looking southwest. ...

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    This was from 29,000 looking southwest. Would've been kinda sketchy coming through at the 11,000 MEA I guess. Plus, you'd be pretty much SOL if the engine quit even if you're on top,...
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    Yeah, I considered going north and doing...

    Yeah, I considered going north and doing Isabella, chickaloon, or even going way west outta fairbanks and coming through merril or lake clark pass, but from the cameras it would all be a high stakes...
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    Yeah, I'm just gonna airline outta FAI. Even...

    Yeah, I'm just gonna airline outta FAI. Even worse today by the looks of it.

    I'm sure it'll clear up immediately now that I've started the drive north :lol:
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    Creative Solutions - McKinley Park to ANC

    Grounded for a day at PAIN. Anyone have tricks to go south when it's socked in? I had to turn back between summit and Honolulu southbound today due to low ceilings. It looked like clouds met the...
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    As someone else said, the quality of maintenance...

    As someone else said, the quality of maintenance is all over the place just like the quality of pilots.

    I just dropped off a cessna for a minor squawk (javelin tank not transferring fuel) only...
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    Yep! I'll refrain from speculating about just how...

    Yep! I'll refrain from speculating about just how many more accidents go unreported, except to say that it would probably drive the gap between AK and the rest of the country even wider. If only the...
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    Alaska Aircraft Accident Rates

    Informational only, I thought it would be an interesting topic here due to the heavy presence of Alaskans and the large fleet of supercubs in AK. The topic came up at the Alaska airmanís association...
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    yep, that’s what I’m going to recommend they...

    yep, that’s what I’m going to recommend they replace. I was surprised last year when a new ground fixed it (temporarily).
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    Apparently the re-grounding was only a temporary...

    Apparently the re-grounding was only a temporary fix on my pump in the 182. The problematic behavior has returned in the exact same manner as before. A multimeter on the ground and pump indicates a...
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    Tried landing at Bold on the east side of Eklutna...

    Tried landing at Bold on the east side of Eklutna Lake in Alaska. It was no problem for the 'ol 182 on this day, granted, the strip is 1000 feet long. Any tips or things to watch out for here are...
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D4kSbqFVkxc ...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D4kSbqFVkxc

    Found a nice strip in the Knik with a rock pile for distance markers about every 100 feet! Not sure if that's a known place but I did a pretty good job...
  16. That makes sense, flying that in a 172 would be...

    That makes sense, flying that in a 172 would be about like trying to fly it in an FX3 without a fuel pod (assuming the 172 didn't have some kind of STC'd additional fuel tank).
  17. Very interesting, I didn't know carbon concepts...

    Very interesting, I didn't know carbon concepts made a combo pod. That sounds excellent. Just 18 gallons would give it the legs to fly Ketchikan-Bellingham, which would be nice to be able to do, as...
  18. No toes stepped on. That sounds like a great...

    No toes stepped on. That sounds like a great airplane! You can definitely get a lot more flexibility and potential utility if you put in the time for a custom built EX!
  19. The G3X alone adds 4-5 lbs compared to the steam...

    The G3X alone adds 4-5 lbs compared to the steam gauge 4-pack with Airspeed/Altimeter/VS/engine monitor and an Ipad or Garmin Airgizmos mount. The weight is from all the extra sensors and...
  20. I wish I knew how much additional maintenance...

    I wish I knew how much additional maintenance things like glass panel/G3X or an autopilot would add over 5/10/20 years. I'm guessing all that stuff would be significantly more maintenance $$$ than...
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-wuS-I5B6qQ ...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-wuS-I5B6qQ

    Anyone want to comment on this one? Interesting how the tail bounced up a little with what looked like an Acme shock-stinger. Too bad! Props to you...
  22. Thanks Steve! Yes, the "factory float kit" is...

    Thanks Steve! Yes, the "factory float kit" is only needed for amphibs. It adds about 10 lbs and $2500 dollars and involves reinforcing the lower fuselage near the aft float attach point. ...
  23. 3x3 gear are standard (included in base price). ...

    3x3 gear are standard (included in base price). It supposed to burn 9-11 GPH to get 110-120 mph TAS with 29's and the bigger 83" prop according to the POH/AFM. That's at power settings from...
  24. World VFR is what I'm planning on in my...

    World VFR is what I'm planning on in my spreadsheet:
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    The panel below is an extra $50,000 and gives IFR LPV approach capability. I am tempted. $30,000 for just the G3X vfr only. +5 lbs for...
  25. The FX3 by default has 19.5 gal useable in each...

    The FX3 by default has 19.5 gal useable in each wing (cc calls it "extended range" tanks) so it will have 39 gal total useable in the wings. Extended baggage is also standard.

    I was going with...
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