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  1. Thread: PA12 or PA11

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    This points to the standard answer when comparing...

    This points to the standard answer when comparing different types: Itdepends on what yo want to do with it. Mission is everything.

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    Yesterday Bozeman was fifty degrees colder than...

    Yesterday Bozeman was fifty degrees colder than Fairbanks, AK.

    Go figure.

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    I’ve flown a Super Cub home with a broken tie...

    I’ve flown a Super Cub home with a broken tie wire. Not a huge deal, really. He could easily have broken something in the float rigging with that pounding, none of which should have caused a loss...
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    A float brace wire wasn't what that "caused" that...

    A float brace wire wasn't what that "caused" that accident. May have happened during the course of that process, but not what caused it. Once you're out of the water, those brace wires don't really...
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    EZ Heat glues to the oil pan. Buy an insulated...

    EZ Heat glues to the oil pan. Buy an insulated engine cover, plug in the night before, good to go in the AM, full engine heated.

    Or, buy one of these: ...
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    Woke up to -18 or so, -10 now, just got done 3...

    Woke up to -18 or so, -10 now, just got done 3 miles with the pup. Nice spring weather!

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  7. Thread: PA12 or PA11

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    Simple answer to that last question: NO. Ive...

    Simple answer to that last question: NO.

    Ive owned both at various times, and they are both great airplanes, no doubt. But, for utility, useful load, speed, etc, assuming your description of the...
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    This is being heard in Federal court. So, maybe...

    This is being heard in Federal court. So, maybe we should cut the Troopers a little slack...... And, by the way, in this case, it's obvious they brought this before a Federal Grand Jury, which are...
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    Steve Harvey in Kodiak likely has more time in...

    Steve Harvey in Kodiak likely has more time in Widgeons than anyone in history. He’s been flying “Grumman 481” in air taxi for many decades…..in Kodiak. A fairly tough environment.

    The Widgeon...
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    Good catch on the flaps.....I never even looked...

    Good catch on the flaps.....I never even looked at them.....I just assume that everyone uses flaps for takeoff on water.

    One of my favorites during training in a C-185 was to try to distract the...
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    As I recall, the SCAN Widgeons weren’t corrosion...

    As I recall, the SCAN Widgeons weren’t corrosion proofed during construction, is that correct, Pete?

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    Yep, tried to yard it out of the water to reduce...

    Yep, tried to yard it out of the water to reduce the pounding from wave action. Had the nose way high from the git go, which just extended the pounding.

    If you’ve ever operated a seaplane in...
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    Ain’t THAT the truth, been there as well……boy I...

    Ain’t THAT the truth, been there as well……boy I miss ski flying…..and it’s true!

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    Good Addition, Bill, thanks! See you all at...

    Good Addition, Bill, thanks!

    See you all at the Conference.

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    Boy do I know that feeling! Ouch! MTV

    Boy do I know that feeling! Ouch!

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    Call these folks: ...

    Call these folks: https://alaskawingcovers.com/aircraft-engine-covers/

    my preference for something like a Cub is a FAIRLY lightweight insulated engine cover. The reason being, unless you’re in...
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    Montana Aviation Conference 2023

    Folks,

    Please consider joining us at the Montana Aviation Conference 2023! The Conference will be held in Billings, Montana March 2nd, 3rd, and 4th, 2023 at the Billings Hotel and Convention...
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    Here’s a small start: a link to the website of...

    Here’s a small start: a link to the website of Norman’s company: https://www.aaon.com/

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    Okay, I'll say it......maybe tell him to lose a...

    Okay, I'll say it......maybe tell him to lose a bit of weight???? Holy cats!

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    Makes it harder to shoot things....just sayin. ...

    Makes it harder to shoot things....just sayin.

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  22. WTB: Just as a comment/recommendation: Belts and...

    Just as a comment/recommendation: Belts and harnesses do "age", and the process is accelerated by exposure to UV light. Frankly, the few dollars you may save by installing used belts/harness...
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    Those floats are kind of water lovers, frankly. ...

    Those floats are kind of water lovers, frankly. LOTS of bottom area to reach out and shake hands with the water.

    I flew a Moose with a Vedenyev engine on PeeKay 3500 amphibious floats. I can't...
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    I edited to correct my earlier post to include...

    I edited to correct my earlier post to include the gross weight of the 206 on Wip 4000 floats, with an IO 550, producing 300 hp: 3800 pounds.

    Of course, an amateur builder can set GW and CG for...
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    I worked a C-206F on Wip straight 4000 floats, GW...

    I worked a C-206F on Wip straight 4000 floats, GW was 3800 pounds on those floats with the IO 550 engine. That airplane rode much higher in the water loaded to 3800 than the plane in this video is...
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