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    Wind and waves sunk the one float. Sat there all...

    Wind and waves sunk the one float. Sat there all day until wind died down and then it was raised up with crane slowly and pumped out float.
    That is what I heard.
    John
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    Mike, I cheated in the Widgeon in those kind of...

    Mike,
    I cheated in the Widgeon in those kind of winds with having differential power to turn. Definitely very hard to turn and get to parking in Helio or cub. Sometimes just had to put flaps down...
  3. In my view the flaps are the best single...

    In my view the flaps are the best single improvement one can make to a supercub. They lower the stall speed, make it land flatter, and do not make it want to drop a wing in slow flight, just seems to...
  4. No Wips for me, Baumann 2200's. To me the best...

    No Wips for me, Baumann 2200's. To me the best and lightest floats. Have set for cub and Husky.
    Understand the weight issue with constant speed conversions, but if it is even close it is a good...
  5. Thread: Garmin G5

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    Believe if one has say a turn and bank cub...

    Believe if one has say a turn and bank cub equipped from factory, then one can only replace turn and bank with TSO unit. Cannot use experimental stuff to replace any factory equipped instruments with...
  6. I have a Supercub with 0320 (dynoed at 197HP) on...

    I have a Supercub with 0320 (dynoed at 197HP) on floats with the Keller flaps, no issue at all. Suggest if you feel you are having forward weight issues, put 7lbs of lead shot in the rudder tube for...
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    Pretty sad deal into the mountain in a tri pacer....

    Pretty sad deal into the mountain in a tri pacer. Not sure at 5000' with 4 aboard how well a tripacer can really perform?
    Clear sky at the time, so not weather?
    John
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    I have a Simms topline jacket, works well, does...

    I have a Simms topline jacket, works well, does let in some moisture after sitting in a boat fishing all day in heavier rain. And mine is orange, so wanted to get color that would blend better. It is...
  9. Both my Husky 0360 engines were built up by...

    Both my Husky 0360 engines were built up by Lycon, both dynoed at about 220+ HP. Think with the composite constant speed, whether MT or Hartzell there are good advantages to the constant speed. MT...
  10. Hartzell Trailblazer constant speed. Lightweight...

    Hartzell Trailblazer constant speed. Lightweight and would give cruise performance too.
    John
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    Grumman, Can you advise on the feel and noise...

    Grumman,
    Can you advise on the feel and noise level on the KUIU Yukon jacket? Quiet when rubbing together? I viewed the site and it appears to maybe be softer so left chafe noise?
    Looking at...
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    Stewart, One summer I had a Helio on floats tied...

    Stewart,
    One summer I had a Helio on floats tied down on beach on Iliamna Lake, Kahkonak bay, venuturi effect through Pile Bay slot, it blew so hard it lifted one float out of the water. Slats were...
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    Already expensive, think new one with most...

    Already expensive, think new one with most options is at least $2.5 now. The French connection will probably increase the prices, TBM spares are pretty costly I have heard.
    It is pretty cool to have...
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    Mike, Daher has not closed on the sale for Quest...

    Mike,
    Daher has not closed on the sale for Quest yet.
    Scheduled for end of the year, so for now Kodiak is not in the TBM family.
    John
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    Was a Kodiak per FAA incident report last...

    Was a Kodiak per FAA incident report last weekend. 2017 year. Heard it maybe was not tied to aircraft issue. So?
    John
  16. I heard if one puts the cub type gear and AOSS on...

    I heard if one puts the cub type gear and AOSS on the Xcub it slows it down about 15 mph. Not sure how the spring gear works on short field rough stuff. Doubt one can plop it in without AOSS really...
  17. What are the names of the best airparks in the...

    What are the names of the best airparks in the hill country area?
    Want to check them out.
    Thanks,
    John
  18. Property taxes in AZ are pretty low. Half the...

    Property taxes in AZ are pretty low. Half the rate of Anchorage, do not even think about CA property taxes, way high.
    John
  19. We have had several places over the years at...

    We have had several places over the years at SkyRanch in Carefree. Current one has nice 75'x65' hangar attached to the house, 2500' elevation, during high temps in summer always at least 6 degrees...
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    King return so far on the Deshka is very poor....

    King return so far on the Deshka is very poor. They want minimum of 13,000, looks like it might not hit 8,000, worse than last year of near 8500.
    Something is happening to the kings maybe while out...
  21. Good Years are harder sidewall, and heavier I...

    Good Years are harder sidewall, and heavier I believe. If you want better no bounce, go with the AOSS, extended gear too for best prop clearance. I have a supercub and two Huskies, all with extended...
  22. Thread: Mosquito

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    Good friend of mine was the head person who did...

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    Mike, After cutting a few tusks/oosiks out of...

    Mike,
    After cutting a few tusks/oosiks out of bloated walrus floated up on the beach, one never forgets that smell. Triple bagged in garbage bags flying home in the back of the cub and it still...
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    I see in the FAA accident report today a Maule in...

    I see in the FAA accident report today a Maule in Soldotna, description says attempted to land on water, without floats!! Assume this maybe was a photo op to waterski on wheels?
    With not good...
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    Cost of doing that in a hangar that would be...

    Cost of doing that in a hangar that would be heated in winter would be pretty much not possible. Freezing conditions, with water in/against foundation would make that not practical at all I believe....
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