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    Trophy Ridge

    Over the course of the past year or so I have been clearing a ridge on the place I deer hunt in North Central Oklahoma. Ended up with 1000 Feet of runway. Not too flat, not too smooth, not very...
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    FREE Pancakes and Eggs at OK18 for the Old Guard

    Invitation to the Old Guard
    FREE Pancakes and Eggs at OK18
    Sunday Morning May 26, 2019

    We have room for a dozen or so people - but you will need to be on your game to get in:lol:
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    Here...
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    Here is some of the aftermath 43017 Grand Lake...

    Here is some of the aftermath
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    Grand Lake Dam - 6 miles upstream of OK18
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    Discharging 175,000 CFS
    In aviation terms, that about 4.7 Billion GPH

    Going to be lots of flooding in the...
  4. Thanks for posting Steve. I have been in touch...

    Thanks for posting Steve.
    I have been in touch with Clu this evening and it looks like the cylinder they changed out on Friday held together. They made it to Iceland this afternoon.
    Here are some...
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    I apologize for not getting back to the thread...

    I apologize for not getting back to the thread yesterday, but have been away from the computer.

    Regarding the J3 and the Aqua 1500s, let me provide some real numbers which might help...
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    I will be back this evening with more information

    I will be back this evening with more information
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    Gary, To answer your earlier question, when on...

    Gary,

    To answer your earlier question, when on floats I am using a McCauley 70/40 prop with a C85, turning 2550 off the water.
    On wheels, I am running a 71/44 McCauley, static of 2250, 2400 on...
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    They are Aqua 1500's. My point of reference...

    They are Aqua 1500's.
    My point of reference here is the Jack Brown Seaplane folks. I got my SES rating there with the same plane/float set up. Have flown mine for two seasons, and can not break...
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    Reading every post and really appreciate the...

    Reading every post and really appreciate the experience and input from all you guys.

    As for the EXP Patrol install - we did get the fuselage hung over the floats and positioned into what we think...
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    Had another productive day with the floats today...

    Had another productive day with the floats today - really appreciate all the dimensions and help provided through the forum.

    We did get far enough along to move forward now with fabricating a...
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    Mike / Pete - thanks again for the help. This...

    Mike / Pete - thanks again for the help. This all checks out with what I have with the Wips. Bill had also provided me with some information on Aerocets that he came up with, which indicates an...
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    Got started today with setting up the Wip 2100's...

    Got started today with setting up the Wip 2100's to the Patrol and looking for an end of day sanity check. Wish I could say we made more progress, but we did get the plane up off the ground, the...
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    The post #1741 has exactly what I was looking for...

    The post #1741 has exactly what I was looking for with regard to water rudder cables and routing.

    Thanks
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    Plans are to do a preliminary fit up of the...

    Plans are to do a preliminary fit up of the floats and fusealage starting Wed of this week. We have identified all but one set of the mounting blocks, and working on that. May be posting a picture...
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    More great information, very helpful. Looks like...

    More great information, very helpful.
    Looks like I need to find the book by Thurston.

    The rear attachments have been welded in and they are at a major cluster along the lower longeron. Bob...
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    Thanks TB The information you provided is...

    Thanks TB

    The information you provided is exactly what I am looking for.
    Regarding the Patrol, it has lots of flaps and 180 HP, so I will start on the lower end of the scale with 2 degrees. I...
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    You are right - lots of good information

    You are right - lots of good information
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    Thanks Mike for reply. Sorry about the use of...

    Thanks Mike for reply.
    Sorry about the use of the wrong term. Certainly understand the difference, and in this instance I should be talking about angle of incidence.

    So that I am clear, you are...
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    Rigging Wipline 2100S to Patrol

    Building a Bearhawk Patrol (2 place) and have a set of Wipline 2100S with PA18 rigging. My experience with float planes is limited to a J-3 with a set of Aqua 1500's cut to fit/STC installation.
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  20. Steve, Sorry to hear the news, but certain...

    Steve,

    Sorry to hear the news, but certain understand and support your decision.
    From my own experience, it is sad how the lowest common denominator ends up ruining things for everyone else - and...
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    Base to Final

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    Base to Final at OK18 over the Easter Weekend
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    Thanks Bill for the post. Very inspiring indeed....

    Thanks Bill for the post. Very inspiring indeed. Definitely on my "gotta do it" list - and sooner rather than later.

    Look forward to more of your great posts,

    Clayton
  23. Fly In Anytime

    Fly in to OK18 anytime you would like. I'm sure Eaton and Kirby would fly over and take you out for some sight seeing:lol:
  24. Fish are biting in Oklahoma - Come see us

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    Spring is here and the Sandbass (white bass), Hybrids (stripper / sandbass cross), and Crappie are starting to run in NE Oklahoma.
    Let me know if you and a buddy, or maybe you and a...
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    Thanks for Getting this Fly-in Together

    Ed & Charlotte / Mike & Patty,

    Really happy to see you guys getting a fly-in put back together for the Memorial Day weekend. I understand that the fly-in is open to any and all.
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