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    Actually, I think the primary problem is some tin...

    Actually, I think the primary problem is some tin foil hats are getting a wee bit too tight.

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    A floatplane based in Utah? Interesting. MTV

    A floatplane based in Utah? Interesting.

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    Sticky: 62993Moseyed around southwest MT the other day,...

    62993Moseyed around southwest MT the other day, in gorgeous weather, and had some nice visits with some folks…..

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  4. Thread: Solar Chargers

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    Man, you guys are Inventors, and craftsmen! ...

    Man, you guys are Inventors, and craftsmen!

    Back to the original question: When I lived in Kodiak, I flew a 90 hp J-3, which had been modified, and spent much of the year on floats. While I...
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    The area I live in is distant from any Charlie or...

    The area I live in is distant from any Charlie or Bravo airspace, and I rarely go to those in any case. BUT, traffic around here has gotten really busy, and traffic here is “diverse” with a lot of...
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    You may have answered your own question. Even a...

    You may have answered your own question. Even a Beaver has limits in the wave action it can handle.

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    So, if you’ve already decided there’s only one...

    So, if you’ve already decided there’s only one way you’re going to install the antenna, why even ask the question. Do it and enjoy.

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    That paint may have weighed 30 pounds when it...

    That paint may have weighed 30 pounds when it came out of the spray gun, but as it flashes off, most of the weight in the form of liquid, flashes off. I've always wondered what a paint job actually...
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    I agree. The Cessna 185 is a kind of special...

    I agree. The Cessna 185 is a kind of special case, and insurance premiums are going to reflect that. The airplane can be a bit of a handful, but it's a really great airplane....get some GOOD...
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    Have you weighed that 180? A lot of Cessnas came...

    Have you weighed that 180? A lot of Cessnas came out the door weighing more than they said on paper. Not all those planes were actually weighed.

    If you havenít weighed it, Iíd consider weighing...
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    To me, weight saving on an airframe needs to be...

    To me, weight saving on an airframe needs to be considered in combination with other factors. Such as

    -Does this weight savings also increase performance in other ways? Example: A lightweight...
  13. Thread: Lancair 320

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    Keith, Here's a link to a Lancair owners...

    Keith,

    Here's a link to a Lancair owners forum: https://www.lancairowners.com/ Might offer some insights.

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    Now, THAT is a great analogy! MTV

    Now, THAT is a great analogy!

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    Wow, someone trying to interject logic into...

    Wow, someone trying to interject logic into aircraft modifications.....:lol:

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    I was told there’s only one fuel pickup in each...

    I was told there’s only one fuel pickup in each tank. Not sure that’s true, and haven’t been motivated to find out, so take that as a rumor.

    That said, Cessna did some things on these planes that...
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    One of our Goose drivers was preflighting a...

    One of our Goose drivers was preflighting a Goose. There had been a big wind storm recently and the Goose was outdoors during. Pilot walked up and wiggled that BIG rudder, and it fell off.

    Didnt...
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    One thing to consider on the 175: They all have...

    One thing to consider on the 175: They all have either 9 or 10 gallons of unusable fuel, depending on model year. That’s a lot of unusable weight to haul around. And, they seem to be fairly heavy....
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    No AFM for my airplane, per serial number: “The...

    No AFM for my airplane, per serial number: “The basic required equipment as prescribed in the applicable airworthiness requirements (see Certification Basis) must be installed in the aircraft for...
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    Interesting….the TC provides required rudder...

    Interesting….the TC provides required rudder deflection for “seaplane” version, yet there are no floats listed in the TC.

    I assume that implies that any floats installed would have to be STCd, and...
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    Hal was the quintessential gentleman, and a great...

    Hal was the quintessential gentleman, and a great pilot. Used to crack me up when Hal (likely 70 at the time) would address all the twenty something seasonal ADFG troops as Sir and Ma’am, while...
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    My old friend Hal Terry, who is no longer with...

    My old friend Hal Terry, who is no longer with us, wrote an excellent treatise about staying alive while flying. Hal was a career Naval Aviator, then flew for a couple of Alaska air taxi outfits,...
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    Interesting limitation on floats, for sure. I...

    Interesting limitation on floats, for sure. I wonder why that restriction...... ?

    That said, having flown a J-3 on EDO 1320s with one water rudder and a Beaver on EDO 4850s with stock water...
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    I’ve flown one with the 470, and they are VERY...

    I’ve flown one with the 470, and they are VERY nose heavy. Lots of power, though. Mine is a 58 with an O-360 Lyc.

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