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    FS: That was my question.

    That was my question.
  2. Has anyone here ever flown a RANS S-7 on floats or amphibs?

    Has anyone here ever flown a RANS S-7 on floats or amphibs? I was wondering how they have enough usable load?
  3. Odd that Air Frames 4 seat double wide is...

    Odd that Air Frames 4 seat double wide is certified, but the 3 seat PA-12 type is not.
  4. I do not have it on my P-Ponked 180

    I do not have it on my P-Ponked 180
  5. Shoulder Width of fat body 18 compared to 18???

    Does anyone know offhand the should width at the front seat of a fat-body PA-18 verses a Stock PA-18?

    IS it the same as a PA-12 (33 inches at the front seat shoulder and 36 in the rear) or...
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    I did a float rating with a guy who had a PA-14...

    I did a float rating with a guy who had a PA-14 with a 180 horse, a squared tail and doors on both sides. It was a very zippy 14.. I sent him an e-mail but have not heard back...

    I think the...
  7. The pisser just started to drip. Out in the...

    The pisser just started to drip. Out in the middle of nowhere of course. And I could get it to stop by snapping the plunger a half dozen times. But apparently the engine and air vibration on the...
  8. Fuel strainer and fuel valve both decided to start leaking at the same time. WTH?

    Suddenly this week my fuel strainer started to leak.. So I turned off the fuel and then my main valve started to leak that same day.
    Very weird. Blue stains and buckets until I got her drained. ...
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    They claimed to have some sort of deal for CFIs...

    They claimed to have some sort of deal for CFIs using their own planes. But as you can see, it did not work for me.
    The only good thing AVEMCO has, is that they will let you pay by the quarter and...
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    Sometimes I doubt there is any rhyme nor reason...

    Sometimes I doubt there is any rhyme nor reason to how they come up with policy costs.
    One phone conversation with AVEMCO.

    ME: Can I get a policy for dual instruction only on floats with my...
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    Hot-Rod, who are you using? I was told that...

    Hot-Rod, who are you using?
    I was told that mine would be less if I was not on floats. Odd since floats seem much more safe than tail-wheel to me...
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    Alaska Air Guard rescues pilot, passenger near...

    Alaska Air Guard rescues pilot, passenger near Tyonek

    By David Bedard | 176th Wing Public Affairs | Sept. 3, 2019

    JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska — Airmen with the Alaska Air National...
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    I am pretty sure the winds were gusting to 36...

    I am pretty sure the winds were gusting to 36 knots at Lake Hood the day of the exciting landing. The buildings and other things around there were probably funneling winds in all sorts of weird...
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    IDENTIFICATION Date: 19-AUG-19 Time:...

    IDENTIFICATION
    Date: 19-AUG-19
    Time: 02:00:00Z
    Regis#: N1330A
    Aircraft Make: PIPER
    Aircraft Model: PA18
    Event Type: INCIDENT
    Highest Injury: NONE
    Aircraft Missing: No
    Damage: MINOR
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    IDENTIFICATION Date: 27-JUL-19 Time:...

    IDENTIFICATION
    Date: 27-JUL-19
    Time: 21:00:00Z
    Regis#: N82253
    Aircraft Make: PIPER
    Aircraft Model: PA18
    Event Type: ACCIDENT
    Highest Injury: NONE
    Aircraft Missing: No
    Damage:...
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    IDENTIFICATION Date: 15-AUG-19 Time:...

    IDENTIFICATION
    Date: 15-AUG-19
    Time: 20:00:00Z
    Regis#: N2534M
    Aircraft Make: PIPER
    Aircraft Model: PA12
    Event Type: ACCIDENT
    Highest Injury: NONE
    Aircraft Missing: No
    Damage:...
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    The Alaska news media.. an ever evolving...

    The Alaska news media.. an ever evolving story.... or none at all...


    UPDATED AGAIN:
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    Plane down in Tutka Bay across from Homer: ...

    Plane down in Tutka Bay across from Homer:
    https://www.ktuu.com/content/news/Alaska-State-Troopers-say-a-plane-went-down-near-Tutka-bay--512953381.html



    No word yet on who or what. Ambulance...
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    I think there are two Point Martin's in Alaska. ...

    I think there are two Point Martin's in Alaska. Not sure which one this was.

    Date: 05-JUL-19
    Time: 21:00:00Z
    Regis#: N3907K
    Aircraft Make: PIPER
    Aircraft Model: 18
    Event Type:...
  20. Cool!!! You Really Are the God of Electrons.

    Cool!!! You Really Are the God of Electrons.
  21. I have to use jerry jugs even when I am at my own...

    I have to use jerry jugs even when I am at my own docking spot.

    For my old Cub I made a extra long step that came out of the front of the pilots steps mounted on the float struts.

    I added steps...
  22. Intercoms that cut off instructing when radio picks up a broadcast.

    The intercom in my plane, and all those I have owned will let me talk to clients with radio transmissions in the background.

    HOWEVER: I have been teaching two guys how to fly in their old C-172...
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    .......Aqualung my friend Don't start away...

    .......Aqualung my friend
    Don't start away uneasy.....
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    Sometimes only using the official data in a way...

    Sometimes only using the official data in a way to avoid somebody from getting a case of the Butt-Hurt and sending me snivel-grams. Years ago I posted overhead photos of a wreck scene and within...
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    MIKE MCS REPAIR: Nope there is no tide up that...

    MIKE MCS REPAIR: Nope there is no tide up that far. That is a gravel bar on a river. The river current and mechanism of the wreck placed the floats elsewhere. The photo is looking downstream.

    ...
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