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    Taking photos through plexiglass leaves something...

    Taking photos through plexiglass leaves something to be desired, though some great ones have been taken that way, but an open window offers better results.

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    As a general rule, I've always avoided opening...

    As a general rule, I've always avoided opening Cessna windows above about 100 mph. Some later models have a slightly higher limit, but 100 mph seems to work fine on all I've opened windows on.

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  3. Sticky: Great presentation and fantastic photos. Ted...

    Great presentation and fantastic photos. Ted didn't talk much about the mining that went on around there back when, but the history of that is amazing as well. Ted had a number of photos of some of...
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    WTB: likely a spacer to adapt the wheel to the spring....

    likely a spacer to adapt the wheel to the spring.

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    Jerry, I can't help much with sources, but...

    Jerry,

    I can't help much with sources, but Jim Buckingham was the guy who installed the first cameras in what is now the AKweathercams system. That was done as a graduate degree program at UAF. ...
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    Those float bottoms look pretty spooky to me........

    Those float bottoms look pretty spooky to me.....

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    I've seen avgas turn yellow-ish in two...

    I've seen avgas turn yellow-ish in two circumstances:

    1) Some auto gas mixed in

    2) Wrong kind of rubber hoses used in fuel system. At least, that's what I was told by the mechanic. Changed...
  8. Sticky: I just finished watching Steve's program on...

    I just finished watching Steve's program on YouTube. Thanks Steve for being willing to discuss and illustrate these "oops's". We can all learn a lot from your discussion of them.

    Thanks again,...
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    I just spoke to JJ Frey. Those are indeed EDO...

    I just spoke to JJ Frey. Those are indeed EDO Amphibious floats....he said 339-2250

    JJ said they were originally built for a fellow named J Howard Smith, who intended to use them on Super Cubs...
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    I think you may be right, Pete. Zenair made both...

    I think you may be right, Pete. Zenair made both kits and assembled floats, I believe.

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    I’ve seen at least one set of Montana floats that...

    I’ve seen at least one set of Montana floats that have round tops.....

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    Montana Floats? MTV

    Montana Floats?

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    Took in-laws for a short flight over Yellowstone....

    Took in-laws for a short flight over Yellowstone.

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  14. Why not just ask the Corps?? Every district is...

    Why not just ask the Corps?? Every district is probably different in any case, so what others experience may or may not reflect local policy.

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  15. Pete, We agree that you have to do what you...

    Pete,

    We agree that you have to do what you can with DA training. We were simply making the point that it is really difficult to accurately represent high DA at low elevations, but you have to...
  16. Yes, and even takeoffs are different. High...

    Yes, and even takeoffs are different. High density altitude has a significant effect on engine power, thrust AND lift. So, just reducing power on takeoff sorta replicates high DA, but..... Best...
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    Actually, as I recall, he didn’t have any...

    Actually, as I recall, he didn’t have any leverage. Mechanics suggested “Dont ask, don’t tell” to which he responded essentially that doesn’t work in his court, and he felt he needed to be held to a...
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    A long time judge in Fairbanks worked through a...

    A long time judge in Fairbanks worked through a field approval on his Cub years ago. Wasn't simple, as I recall, but he got it done.

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    Actually, airplane propellers are magic...

    Actually, airplane propellers are magic devices......don’t look for logic to explain performance.

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    Pete, These are what my mentors called “using...

    Pete,

    These are what my mentors called “using airplanes”, and have been places and done things Donald Douglas could never have imagined. Everts painted the airplane in preperation for its...
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    And, both of us having worked for the gubmint for...

    And, both of us having worked for the gubmint for years....we'd know that feeling.

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    I owned an aircraft for many years that wore a...

    I owned an aircraft for many years that wore a paint scheme and colors I didn’t like. It was freshly painted when I bought it. Why’d I buy it? Because everything else about the plane was what I...
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    Long Ride Home in a Classic

    The winner of this year’s Iditarod Sled Dog Race is from Norway. Because of the COVID craziness, he would have been able to travel back to Norway himself, but couldn’t find a way to get his dogs...
  24. Great program, Ted, and your web site is a long...

    Great program, Ted, and your web site is a long needed asset for travelers to AK. Good work!

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    Happy Birthday, Dude! MTV

    Happy Birthday, Dude!

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