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    I had bookmarked that thread a few years ago so I...

    I had bookmarked that thread a few years ago so I could make some dollys. I later bought a partially finished set and now need to copy these but only one sided.

    In the past I used three 2x4's to...
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    More AERO ski info today from Shawn Holly Alaska...

    More AERO ski info today from Shawn Holly Alaska dealer (http://aeroski.net): "There is no tilt in the sleeve and the skis are all identical. No left or right. Shawn"

    Hey Bill just a fun...
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    Hmmmm, Interesting obs Bill re your axle tilt....

    Hmmmm, Interesting obs Bill re your axle tilt. I've had three sets - two 2000's and one 3000 - all from the 1980's. Same pedestal and tunnel with just a larger bottom on the 3000. None had...
  4. If the wing's on a plane grab the tip and flex it...

    If the wing's on a plane grab the tip and flex it up and down. Wood wings can move some. Look for change of wood layer spacing along those lines. Is there evidence or record of prior tip damage or...
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    Good it helped. Keep an eye on the front and rear...

    Good it helped. Keep an eye on the front and rear ski tab holes through the tunnel and bottom. They can crack there from stepping on and flexing the tips (I assume) plus the fit of the tab isn't...
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    Mine are the same L and R - axle hole in pedestal...

    Mine are the same L and R - axle hole in pedestal parallel to bottom. The cable tabs rotate to face the fuselage attachments.

    http://www.aeroskimfg.com/wheel-replacement.html Note their comments...
  7. When we restored my PA-11 shop air blown through...

    When we restored my PA-11 shop air blown through the old struts created a cloud of rust. That was after passing punch tests per AD performed before I owned the plane. We replaced the struts and...
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    Lift spoilers help. Were they available? Gary

    Lift spoilers help. Were they available?

    Gary
  9. Wad of spider web material can look like hair....

    Wad of spider web material can look like hair. Common for them to build in exposed openings and vents. Some even crawl inside and later die. Periodically remove the drains and flush the system. Then...
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    They put the SAAB 2000 on a barge today. Floats...

    They put the SAAB 2000 on a barge today. Floats are better. Now to discovery.

    Earlier MarkAir 737...here's "Larry's Flight into Dutch Harbor Alaska" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JSMSXvC02qc
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    "Reading black water" like flying on floats. Good...

    "Reading black water" like flying on floats. Good tool.

    Gary
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    Local Aleutian news re the overrun:...

    Local Aleutian news re the overrun: https://www.kucb.org/term/regional

    Gary
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    I'm still digesting the links above as it's quite...

    I'm still digesting the links above as it's quite easy to judge and I'm relatively ignorant - large aircraft and tailwind vs performance. Something about trying twice and succeeding once got my...
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    In the meantime pending NTSB investigation I...

    In the meantime pending NTSB investigation I wanted to learn something about landing with tailwinds, weight, and runway conditions. Not suggesting though that it was a contributing factor in the...
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    There's folding - 2 or 3 piece - ramps available...

    There's folding - 2 or 3 piece - ramps available online. Maybe one that once folded would fit next to the seat on the door side or back in the baggage. Harness and mutt muffs are a good accessory....
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    Fly in cold and apply aileron. Observe both...

    Fly in cold and apply aileron. Observe both aileron cables adjacent to the lift struts. One can be looser than the other. I assume the ailerons offer different resistance to deflection.

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    Boeing B-17G N93012 NTSB preliminary ...

    Boeing B-17G N93012 NTSB preliminary

    https://app.ntsb.gov/pdfgenerator/ReportGeneratorFile.ashx?EventID=20191002X11326&AKey=1&RType=HTML&IType=MA

    Gary
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    Tent hold-down rings made from rocks long ago?...

    Tent hold-down rings made from rocks long ago? Nice place for Early Man to have a commanding view of passing game. Or...someone got into spinning circles.

    Gary
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    Ground loops can happen particularly when the...

    Ground loops can happen particularly when the tail finds a down slope and the CG is back a bit. They like to swing around and that Tok setup now looks like there's a crowned runway and beveled gravel...
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    Which hires the best for a particular job...

    Which hires the best for a particular job skill...the Gov't or Industry? Job stability is one Gov't incentive versus an Industry prone to frequent layoffs during economic downturns. I'm not making a...
  21. Thread: 737 Max

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    Changed Product Rules development:...

    Changed Product Rules development: https://www.faa.gov/news/media/attachments/Final_JATR_Submittal_to_FAA_Oct_2019.pdf

    Then there's the FAA vs Boeing staff on a professional level. It has to be a...
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    I'm very sorry for the temporary loss and hope it...

    I'm very sorry for the temporary loss and hope it gets back to normal soon. Mike's on to something and have a look at the gear for internal corrosion. I like wheel landings but eventually the tail's...
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    How'd that happen? Sad deal for a ferry job on a...

    How'd that happen? Sad deal for a ferry job on a big airport.

    Gary
  24. In my experience and observation it comes down to...

    In my experience and observation it comes down to doing a restore job versus needed compensation for some. If needing barter work or money the job gets done quickly. If there's other sources of...
  25. Just watched an almost 3-year rebuild on an...

    Just watched an almost 3-year rebuild on an undamaged airframe with very few mods and no engine work. Money not an issue. It happens when other customer's needs and other interests share time.
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