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    Good for you! Glad the trip came together and...

    Good for you! Glad the trip came together and everything went well.

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    Okay, guys, the very same terminology is found in...

    Okay, guys, the very same terminology is found in the Super Cub TC. Technically, floats are only legal on the PA-18S model.

    As far as anyone I've ever talked to in the FAA, a PA-18 becomes a...
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    There are Aircraft FM radios, and in 12 volt, but...

    There are Aircraft FM radios, and in 12 volt, but you’re right, they are expensive.

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    Those restricted operating ranges on the O-360...

    Those restricted operating ranges on the O-360 with metal props are not just to avoid felt vibration.....they involve some potentially destructive harmonics.

    The composite props eliminate those...
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    I asked Airframes why they quit selling...

    I asked Airframes why they quit selling those......man, those things are a work of art. The response was they cost like $6 or $7 each to have made. I told em id pay that.

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    Yes, and in that case consider the source. if...

    Yes, and in that case consider the source. if I’m not mistaken, all the strut issues I’m aware of, were a result of corrosion or other factors which weakened the structures. If you want a scary...
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    With five or six video cameras on your airplane,...

    With five or six video cameras on your airplane, seems to me you're pretty likely to be distracted most of the time.

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    What kind of density altitude are you...

    What kind of density altitude are you experiencing this in?

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  9. Every company I’ve ever dealt with offers...

    Every company I’ve ever dealt with offers liability only. I’d bet an insurer would rather sell liability only, frankly, though they don’t make as much money. Ask your insurer, I’ll bet they’ll...
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    Our SC belly tanks were plumbed to dump fuel into...

    Our SC belly tanks were plumbed to dump fuel into the left tank. Run fuel down on left, switch to right, pump fuel to left, etc.

    With Cessna Flint tanks, run one tank down, switch tanks, pump...
  11. Then, why are we discussing all the ground looped...

    Then, why are we discussing all the ground looped Carbon Cubs and FX/EX??

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    probably smacked something big with the gear on...

    probably smacked something big with the gear on takeoff.....retractable gear?

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  13. New airplanes ground looping? Wow! That's news....

    New airplanes ground looping? Wow! That's news. Look at Barnstormers or any of the other planes for sale sites, and you'll find a number of "practically new" five to ten year old airplanes with...
  14. What company? I’ve been questioned on three...

    What company? I’ve been questioned on three airplanes, but when I provided documentation, they said fine. Go to Barnstormers right now, copy the prices of rebuilt Super Cubs, forward to your...
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    It can certainly be done. Years ago, a friend...

    It can certainly be done. Years ago, a friend had a 160 hp Cub that was an honest 970 lbs. Lightweight fabric, NO mods, no electrics, no seat cushions, no interior, etc. It wasn't the most...
  16. That prop is mighty close to the surface. Gonna...

    That prop is mighty close to the surface. Gonna be a LOT of prop damage if they actually take those things into the "back country", I'm guessing. Folks with one of these might want to consider...
  17. Do NOT under insure. If you're going to do so,...

    Do NOT under insure. If you're going to do so, just buy liability coverage and forget the hull coverage.

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  18. Cubcrafters advertised the CC-18-180 as weighing...

    Cubcrafters advertised the CC-18-180 as weighing right at 1100. I’ve flown three of them, all weighed over 1300 pounds on scales. None had even gyro instruments, very basic VFR airplanes, and all...
  19. Oh, There are many "more descriptive" terms for...

    Oh, There are many "more descriptive" terms for this behavior. I was just trying to be polite....

    There's actually quite a history of blocking landing sites in Alaska, particularly on the Alaska...
  20. Thats called a “strategy” in some parts. MTV

    Thats called a “strategy” in some parts.

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  21. I believe the Penn Yang STC was originally done...

    I believe the Penn Yang STC was originally done by Randy. His air boxes are absolutely the best. Randy does superb work.

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  22. The CubCrafters cowl is fiberglass, at least the...

    The CubCrafters cowl is fiberglass, at least the doors are. And, those doors stick waaaay out, providing a LOT of cooling. In winter, it's near impossible to keep the engine warm enough, depending...
  23. I repeat: If you use that on anything but pure...

    I repeat: If you use that on anything but pure level asphalt/concrete, you’re just asking for a nasty fall. Put a foot on one of those asymmetrically, and it’s going to tilt. If your passengers...
  24. There is no way I'd use a step stool, unless...

    There is no way I'd use a step stool, unless loading/unloading is ALWAYS done on pavement. Any of those things can easily tip or tilt, and someone's going to get hurt.

    Get one of Atlee's long...
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    It's not rocket science. I really liked wood...

    It's not rocket science. I really liked wood ramps, cause in a wind, you can "stick" a float on the ramp without danger of damage, then get out. They do get slick, but they also protect the plane...
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