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    id contact Wipaire, who owns the TC for those...

    id contact Wipaire, who owns the TC for those skis and currently manufactures them. In my experience, they are very helpful.

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    Exactly, and well said. The ACTUAL maintenance...

    Exactly, and well said. The ACTUAL maintenance items noted in the report, if accurate, are damning to say the least. Did the pilot actually perform a run up, prior to flight?

    I worked for the...
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    Get a copy of “Fly the Wild and Stay Alive” by...

    Get a copy of “Fly the Wild and Stay Alive” by Hal Terry, and a copy of “Mountain, Canyon and Backcountry Flying” by Hoover and Williams.

    I read Potts book, but weak stomach for all the chest...
  4. I've done hundreds of them without a VSI. Last...

    I've done hundreds of them without a VSI. Last thing I want on a VFR panel, actually....wheels or floats.

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  5. Thread: Prop Indexing

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    Stewart, So, the indexing is limited by the...

    Stewart,

    So, the indexing is limited by the propeller, not the engine or has Lycoming developed a new flange?

    And, what is a "Balance Master"? Is it a harmonic damper assembly, like...
  6. Thread: Prop Indexing

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    Stewart, Early Huskys came with props indexed...

    Stewart,

    Early Huskys came with props indexed at 10/4, which made them easy to hand prop if need be. I took delivery of the first production A-1B, which came with the prop (Hartzell 76 in. CS)...
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    With such compact and light avionics now...

    With such compact and light avionics now available, why would you even consider remotely mounted avionics? Look at Trig or any of a half dozen others that make 2 1/4 inch panel mounted comm and...
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    My -11 had a C-90 with a M-S carburetor,...

    My -11 had a C-90 with a M-S carburetor, including accelerator pump. Worked great, and I installed a mixture control cable, which made prop starting a lot safer.

    That mixture control also...
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    Man, those are scary findings..... MTV

    Man, those are scary findings.....

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  10. Sticky: If you haven't been to the Breaks and Winifred,...

    If you haven't been to the Breaks and Winifred, you need to go.....

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  11. It's a beauty indeed. I always liked those...

    It's a beauty indeed. I always liked those partially painted early Cessnas.

    Panel looks like a 52?

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    Heck if you guys want to play on snow, move to...

    Heck if you guys want to play on snow, move to where there’s actually some winter. In Fairbanks, the airport grooms the entire east ramp for skis. Navajos and Caravans taxi on those surfaces all...
  13. Thread: Turbine Beaver

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    Yeah, there was a turbine Beaver at Lake Hood one...

    Yeah, there was a turbine Beaver at Lake Hood one winter on wheel skis. Icy ramp, mechanic (I was told) ran it, then shut down. The surge of thrust as it spooked down pulled it into the wing of a...
  14. Thread: Turbine Beaver

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    An old time check airman told me one time, as I...

    An old time check airman told me one time, as I was getting a float Beaver to a dock (with no assistance from him) that in his opinion, all float pilots should start float flying in a single engine...
  15. Thread: Turbine Beaver

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    Correct on all points. The -20 did make good...

    Correct on all points. The -20 did make good power in cool weather, though.

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  16. Thread: Turbine Beaver

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    Paul, Just to clarify, the original engine on...

    Paul,

    Just to clarify, the original engine on the Mk III Turbo Beaver was a -6, though later ones had -20s. very different engines than what's being installed on Otters nowadays.

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    Depends on engine and position of the lever, but...

    Depends on engine and position of the lever, but 36 gph is a ball park.

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    Gary, I decided that the aft cargo door was...

    Gary,

    I decided that the aft cargo door was not a viable emergency exit. Also, since I was nearly always carrying both passengers and their gear, plus some gas, I never used the third row (aft)...
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    Gary, The 205 and P-206 both had a much...

    Gary,

    The 205 and P-206 both had a much smaller passenger door on the left for back seat pax to use. The much more common U-206 is the subject of these discussions. I don’t believe the 205 or...
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    So, Ms Wendy.....You all shook up? MTV

    So, Ms Wendy.....You all shook up?

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    I use the AOPA Air Safety Institute online FIRC. ...

    I use the AOPA Air Safety Institute online FIRC. It’s well put together, it actually contains content you can use, and most of the cost goes to furthering aviation safety and scholarships.

    And...
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    Right, so someone dings a wing on a landing on...

    Right, so someone dings a wing on a landing on the north slope, several hundred miles from nowhere.

    Now, we have to bring two pilots (one to ferry everyone to the site, and fly that plane home,...
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    gordon, try this: ...

    gordon, try this: https://www.facebook.com/airframesalaskabushwheels/videos/197926891487474/

    if that doesn’t work do a search for Lonestar STOL and click on slo mo. That’s Steve. It’s an...
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    Ted, Good work! You’ve obviously put a lot of...

    Ted,

    Good work! You’ve obviously put a lot of effort into this, and it shows. Hopefully, as you suggested, this will become a “living document” as you and others add and update content.

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    Oh, now it’s getting mean..... MTV

    Oh, now it’s getting mean.....

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