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    He may not have known it was another plane until...

    He may not have known it was another plane until he saw the news- at which point he knew everyone was ok. “Caused” seems pretty rich- just because he happened to be the one with no damage doesn’t...
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    Yep- you’ll wrinkle the finish before you hurt...

    Yep- you’ll wrinkle the finish before you hurt the fabric- once it’s painted.
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    I don’t see why it’s a “true issue”. If there’s...

    I don’t see why it’s a “true issue”. If there’s no damage to his plane, who cares? What are they going to do, tell him not to fly so close to another aircraft? I sincerely doubt he has any desire...
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    Could totally be fixed with a heat gun and...

    Could totally be fixed with a heat gun and someone who knows how to do it. I’ve retightened a lot of finished fabric after either not being shrunk properly or glue coming loose. I totally agree...
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    I watched the course description vid too, and I’m...

    I watched the course description vid too, and I’m not sure what I expected, but it doesn’t look like anything intrinsically dangerous, unless the pilot chooses to fly it in a dangerous manner, which...
  6. Yep- stay at the top with your skis/board until...

    Yep- stay at the top with your skis/board until your buddy is safely at the bottom, then jump in the plane and go get him...
  7. yeah that’s what I do- I’m too lazy to skin/hike...

    yeah that’s what I do- I’m too lazy to skin/hike very far, and you can do a lot more runs per day flying back up- just requires at least 2 pilots...
  8. Do a real alignment per the manual. I’ve seen...

    Do a real alignment per the manual. I’ve seen them with a slight bind from the offset but nothing that doesn’t disappear when you start tightening the bolts...
  9. A bit outside your radius, but I know of a couple...

    A bit outside your radius, but I know of a couple spots Iíve done that on the Harding Ice Field... One super tame (landing areas and skiing terrain), and one quite a bit bigger and potentially...
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    I like to double each stitch to prevent...

    I like to double each stitch to prevent aforementioned failure...
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    Is your crank bent? Why do you need an entire...

    Is your crank bent? Why do you need an entire engine instead of just a prop strike inspection? As far as the fuselage goes, a decent rag and tube welder should be able to fix that without a jig, if...
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    Interesting- Iíve always wanted to try a 206 wing...

    Interesting- Iíve always wanted to try a 206 wing on a 180/185. Anyone know of there is a structural reason for the reshaped rear windows on the cyclones? To my Cessna-conditioned eye theyíre...
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    That’s what I’d do if I was repairing a fuselage,...

    That’s what I’d do if I was repairing a fuselage, but I’m trying to dial in and tune up/check an old jig and just wanted a number to check it against...
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    Mike is content to let a world that can’t handle...

    Mike is content to let a world that can’t handle his no-baloney, call-it-like-I-see-it approach move on without him. And this site is the worse for it...
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    Thanks- thatís what I thought. Iím tweaking a...

    Thanks- thatís what I thought. Iím tweaking a jig and just trying to get it as perfect as possible. I get that everything should be square, and the axles 90* to the centerline, gear pivot points in...
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    Anyone? Pierce? Anyone have a known good...

    Anyone? Pierce? Anyone have a known good fuselage they could measure?
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    Landing gear fitting alignment?

    I'm not understanding something regarding the LG fitting alignment on the Northland drawings. Fuselage dwg 12183 would appear to show the center line of the LG fittings parallel to the CL of the...
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    I’ve changed a bunch of these- they are a great...

    I’ve changed a bunch of these- they are a great way to save panel space, but something with the fact that it’s a breaker results in a switch that obviously doesn’t last as many cycles as a normal...
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    Why can’t people grasp the idea that Scrappy is...

    Why can’t people grasp the idea that Scrappy is first and foremost designed to get clicks and views and to keep a prominent influencer in the headlines? Any actual performance is purely secondary to...
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    Helio slats are not spring loaded- totally free...

    Helio slats are not spring loaded- totally free to extend/retract on their own.
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    I’d definitely topcoat epoxy primer. Primer is...

    I’d definitely topcoat epoxy primer. Primer is just that- it’s somewhat porous and although it takes a while, rust will eventually come through. A good catalyzed polyurethane is much more chemical...
  22. Agree- never been a fan of the punch/pick test. ...

    Agree- never been a fan of the punch/pick test. Great for determining the extent of rot on a known corroded tube, or before/after blasting but before recoating, but I just don’t like doing it on a...
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    They’re intended to go over the flange/hole like...

    They’re intended to go over the flange/hole like your first pic- they hold the flange in place, as well as keep from melting the windshield.
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    A prime example of the cultural cancer that is...

    A prime example of the cultural cancer that is social media- it gives a platform to people who never should have had one, and they make millions while contributing virtually nothing to society... and...
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    Not aware of any brace wires (welding rod like...

    Not aware of any brace wires (welding rod like the elevators?) in the horizontal stab. Stock cub parts? Just send it- you can fix it when you recover it after you wreck it...
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