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  1. Alex 31 inch tires are 32 lbs ea. wheels and...

    Alex
    31 inch tires are 32 lbs ea.
    wheels and brakes 8.8 ea side.
    So you,ve got 82 lbs just in tires and wheels.
    Rest of gear with cables etc. heavy duty gear 1 1/2 “ springs, Long steps, EST 35...
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    First off your idea makes me envious. I flew...

    First off your idea makes me envious.
    I flew off of Cambell lake in south Anchorage for about ten years. There were a few rail units as I recall to pull your plane from the water and up on the...
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    My son was a combat medic and he said that it was...

    My son was a combat medic and he said that it was a common practice to ensure that his guys had tourniquets strategically sewed into their uniforms for quick access and use in tense situations.
    ...
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    Cooper checking out his new “doggie door”.

    Cooper checking out his new “doggie door”.
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    I've seen crankshaft nose seals do weird things...

    I've seen crankshaft nose seals do weird things depending on the airflow through the cowling.
    Friend of mine had what he thought was for sure an oil cooler leak but turned out to be the seal. ...
  6. Thread: Lake Hood

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    Lake Hood

    4-20-19 Opened today. :smile:


    This is the earliest that I know of.
    2 to 3 weeks ahead of normal.


    https://www.alaskaairmen.org/webcams/
  7. Just got an e-mail from Alaska Airmen Association...

    Just got an e-mail from Alaska Airmen Association announcing that DRACO will be there.. Mike and Mark Patey will both be there (along with Best Tugs) and doing presentations.
  8. I will be there.

    I will be there.
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    OK... so they just posted the notice on their...

    OK... so they just posted the notice on their Facebook. Saturday June 1st. Competition starts at 1pm
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    Skwentna Alaska gathering 2019?

    Is there to be a gathering again this year? If so when.
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    New vibrations showing up need to be responded to...

    New vibrations showing up need to be responded to as your engine is trying to tell you “I feel sick”.

    i would be checking compression,spark plug condition, pull the screen. Loose cylinder nuts...
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    Ok, time to follow up on the starter failure. As...

    Ok, time to follow up on the starter failure.
    As mentioned to expedite the warranty question I had to buy a new starter from the factory (full retail price) and then pay ups shipping to Alaska.
    ...
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    That's what I thought as well. The lower...

    That's what I thought as well. The lower connection for the bungee should also have a section of cable for a "crust cutter", to protect the bungee.
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    That was my experience as well. I have one cub...

    That was my experience as well. I have one cub with it that was field approved years ago and like it.
    I haven’t tried lately.
    Scalloping for me is no longer an issue as I found that installing...
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    So are you getting it field approved or viewing...

    So are you getting it field approved or viewing it as minor because of the screws?

    This is the old discussion.

    http://www.supercub.org/forum/showthread.php?52436-Wing-recover&highlight=Scallops
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    Unless you are experimental then you may be out...

    Unless you are experimental then you may be out of luck. Can’t get field approval on this anymore even in Alaska. (Unless something has changed).

    This has been discussed quite a bit here. I...
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    Leave in place for 12 volt. (Comes with it)

    Leave in place for 12 volt. (Comes with it)
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    Sky Tec NL starter failure. Warning signs

    During the restoration of my project 18A I installed a new Sky Tec 122 NL starter.

    later this summer after being gone a couple of weeks it would fail to crank. Just get a solenoid click. I would...
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    This is not good..... ...

    This is not good.....


    https://www.adn.com/alaska-news/2019/01/30/coast-guard-searches-for-overdue-medical-flight-in-southeast-alaska/
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    How many folks are leaving the springs in vs the...

    How many folks are leaving the springs in vs the hinged plate that comes with the STC kits?

    Any issues with springs contacting anything of concern?
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    On Craigslist for a few weeks ...

    On Craigslist for a few weeks

    https://anchorage.craigslist.org/avo/d/anchorage-lh-4000-skis/6774736273.html
  22. [QUOTE=mike mcs repair;736686]No. I like it. Put...

    [QUOTE=mike mcs repair;736686]No. I like it. Put something on fuselage at lifting eyes to take some of the load and act like a ski. Wings would spread load out nice. Upside down plane don’t...
  23. Craig Elg when he owned Regal air at Lake Hood...

    Craig Elg when he owned Regal air at Lake Hood was taking a trapper in his 185 to upper Russian Lake shortly before Christmas several years ago.
    The trapper was to use a forest service cabin...
  24. How would you retrieve a cub fallen through the ice?

    Ok. Lots of experience out there. How would or did you get a plane out of something like this?

    Oh... and with minimal damage. Give details please as it could really help someone in the future....
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    Keeping high due to an unstable airplane and...

    Keeping high due to an unstable airplane and personnel most likely standing on the wings.

    (From a military site)
    If a Black Hawk were hovering, it
    would have to be well over 160 feet to achieve...
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