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    Glen... Local long timer Al Wright said the...

    Glen...

    Local long timer Al Wright said the same.....go slow with Strombergs, use carb heat, and instead of opening them when stumbling close them a bit to maybe suck out more fuel. Sorta'...
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    We used to pop corn and offer temp seating when...

    We used to pop corn and offer temp seating when Richard Hattan (former owner) flew my PA-11 on skis. Every time the engine wouldn't quit during T&G's an over whelming yell of support would go up....
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    My experience with Stromberg is they prefer...

    My experience with Stromberg is they prefer summer and don't care much for winter. They give good power and reasonable mixture control to a point if their gaskets don't leak. The MS likes all weather...
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    The length of the metal belly is optional. If I...

    The length of the metal belly is optional. If I were building mine would cover the bottom of the fuselage to the boot cowl. Seal it with oil resistant weatherstripping. Simplifies cleaning and...
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    Start with the C-85 (E-233) or C-90 (E-252) TCDS...

    Start with the C-85 (E-233) or C-90 (E-252) TCDS and overhaul manuals. Approved carbs are listed but there may be others. Alternatively look here for engine eligibility:...
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    Besides the benefit of exposing parts an under...

    Besides the benefit of exposing parts an under tail metal cover can reduce damage while on skis. Like drop the tail into crusty sharp edged snow or short stiff brush. I had to replace one fabric...
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    ^^^^^this. At high power (heat concerns) or in...

    ^^^^^this. At high power (heat concerns) or in cold wx (lean concerns) these small Continental engines like and need fuel. I've never leaned the three I've had but then never see a high density...
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    And paint the raised letters white. Gary

    And paint the raised letters white.

    Gary
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    That was likely him. Wish I'd been more forward...

    That was likely him. Wish I'd been more forward and stopped to visit. They were a touring group I was told that stopped around Alaska to see the sites sounds and smells (fuel truck driver mentioned...
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    Does your hangar currently stratify by temp floor...

    Does your hangar currently stratify by temp floor to ceiling? If it's not much - a few degrees - then moving air too much can cool it down via surface contact especially with the floor if it's...
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    There was a Beech 18 on floats that used to visit...

    There was a Beech 18 on floats that used to visit Fairbanks for a few days last Century....wonder if that was him?

    Gary
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    Yes. We just put down our third Airedale in 36...

    Yes. We just put down our third Airedale in 36 yrs. It's real quiet here. I'll try for one more but the breed is not common. All dogs bring a better life into ours especially when they challenge our...
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    Great pic Stewart Good pup! Yes it happens and...

    Great pic Stewart Good pup! Yes it happens and often enough to obscure the LZ so don't mess around with look-sees if it's expected. It's caused by cooled moisture saturated air looking for a fog...
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    Jim Helmericks from the Colville River delta was...

    Jim Helmericks from the Colville River delta was the first I came across that claimed he could land anywhere he wanted on the big 36". It took a quick look to see why and that was before fat...
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    I bought it from Lou Armbruster (also had a...

    I bought it from Lou Armbruster (also had a Heliocourier) at Merrill for $15K. New factory engine and 4 yrs on rebuild. Sheep hunter special.

    No metal staples on the 25's...the ice grip ~31-36"...
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    Enter the Newbie: Late Fall 1975 Merrill Field...

    Enter the Newbie: Late Fall 1975 Merrill Field Anchorage in a just bought PA-18 (N7777D) with checkout pilot in back. T&G on old style 25x11x4's first left black marks on the runway. Screeech...
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    I saw a J-5 once that had the compass mounted in...

    I saw a J-5 once that had the compass mounted in front of the windshield on the boot cowl. Claim of no mag interference there was the reason. And it was a boat compass with a clear top dome. Alaskan...
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    I owned a PA-12-180 for 4 yrs. Excellent...

    I owned a PA-12-180 for 4 yrs. Excellent performance on EDO 2000's but needed a ventral fin. Easy to get in and out quick to beach on rivers or in stiff winds. Had a Cessna seat and rails that could...
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    Thank you Crash, Jr. for the very honest and...

    Thank you Crash, Jr. for the very honest and informative reply. Mine are 26" Airstreaks installed 4 years ago. If they fail to pass the next inspection that's that. Best luck to all consumers.

    Gary
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    Thanks Crash...I'll never own another Airstreak...

    Thanks Crash...I'll never own another Airstreak with a 4-year life span. Not slamming your product for others that need them just saying throwing $500/year away is a problem for some that can't cover...
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    Alex from an instructors perspective which is...

    Alex from an instructors perspective which is better - 12 or 14? And for the student's? For example I'd not be comfortable as a student with left stick right throttle, but in a Cessna it's now...
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    Art. 1% of lots of construction jobs for the...

    Art. 1% of lots of construction jobs for the publics.

    Gary
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    I'd have contemplated a joint Teamster Burial....

    I'd have contemplated a joint Teamster Burial. Sorry to hear that happened. Continuous RPM is critical but as I mentioned earlier so is 24.5" MP recommended by Continental for cruise. With a similar...
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    An engine properly installed and in good health...

    An engine properly installed and in good health with proper fuel flow-mag timing should be ok at the rated rpm of 2475. An accurate tach is critical so is monitoring oil temps...and CHT/EGT if...
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    Mechanic's Lien? Gary

    Mechanic's Lien?

    Gary
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