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    hmmmmmm, I notice that aircraft are not...

    hmmmmmm, I notice that aircraft are not required...
  2. And your mission is??? That is the big...

    And your mission is???

    That is the big question, MISSION.

    If you are landing on sand and smooth all the time, it does not matter. Rough you want Bushwheels, and bigger is better.
  3. Thread: Float Dolly

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    simple is better

    simple is better
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    There you go assuming that everyone with an IA...

    There you go assuming that everyone with an IA does a thorough job and finds/repairs all the problems.

    Seen many a plane with multiple issues come out of 'good' mechanic's shops. Know your...
  5. Thread: New to this

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    Beware of that potato guy and his cub... every...

    Beware of that potato guy and his cub... every single person that has flown a Carbon Cub has cried daily if they could not afford one. Sort of like getting your first ride in a P-51.8):lol:

    I...
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    Dramatic difference from 55 to 56. Gear legs got...

    Dramatic difference from 55 to 56. Gear legs got changed to put more weight on the tail. Then slowly things got heavier, so controls changed form a two finger flyer to a full fist in the late years....
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    Early model= sports car Late model= pickup...

    Early model= sports car

    Late model= pickup truck

    They handle differently, control force increases as the years went on.

    Also, the aircraft got stronger and heavier as the years went on as...
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    Kryotech is another brand that has different...

    Kryotech is another brand that has different weights from 'tough and nails' to 'hiker':-P

    good stuff
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    I bought Sitka Gear a number of years ago, loved...

    I bought Sitka Gear a number of years ago, loved it the first two years.

    Year three it leaked badly.

    Last run of expensive was the same, forgot brand.

    Most recently I went to the store and...
  10. Thread: New Cessnas?

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    It mentions factory jigs... that right there...

    It mentions factory jigs... that right there tells me someone might have a bunch already invested and is going to go to town!

    That said, it could also mean that they have the idea to get LOTS of $...
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    We had a job requiring lots of anchors in sand....

    We had a job requiring lots of anchors in sand. We were able to switch to duckbills after we did a pull test, we have big duckbills, and pulled between 1,200 and 1,800 pounds when driven 3' in sand....
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    break off the water, tip the nose down to build...

    break off the water, tip the nose down to build speed.

    Speed is control, and any gusts require speed and control.
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    Anything that gets more people flying, people...

    Anything that gets more people flying, people flying longer in life, puts smiles on faces and improves performance must be regarded as a win!

    Trainer???

    I must argue that point.

    Training,...
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    I thought that the Kodiak appeal was partly the...

    I thought that the Kodiak appeal was partly the strait forward easy to use and maintain aircraft. Now they want to make it more complicated?

    Heard a Caravan on floats went down north of Port...
  15. Thread: Hot Cylinder

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    You can run for over 100 hours in this condition...

    You can run for over 100 hours in this condition before things start to come apart, then you end up spending lots of money.

    Better to have extra fuel going in and leaning a bit than having limited...
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    My O-540 likes to be about 9 quarts. Will run...

    My O-540 likes to be about 9 quarts. Will run hours like that, but put in 10 and it comes out very quickly.

    Total theory here-

    Crank case pressure will pick up oil out of the sump/splash in the...
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    Thank you Randy!! Pretty incredible turn out...

    Thank you Randy!!

    Pretty incredible turn out folks! Cheers to all of you.
  18. I put one on when I bought my second cub. Put it...

    I put one on when I bought my second cub. Put it on under duress but needed to meet the contract- was glad I had it almost every flight!!!

    Other than the fuel tank port, it is simple! I did the...
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    Ok, I can bring a rod and just leave a picture of...

    Ok, I can bring a rod and just leave a picture of yourself tied to the tailwheel:lol::lol:


    Anything you can do to save from taxes, I am all for it!! I used to move my equipment from Juneau to...
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    How about I bring it up here and spread some holy...

    How about I bring it up here and spread some holy blood on the inside to make sure it is a real 'bush' plane!
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    Alaska does have a law about allowing public use...

    Alaska does have a law about allowing public use giving the owner immunity.

    If you don't charge, it is much easier on the liability. If you charge for use, it gets a little more dicey.

    In all...
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    How many landings a month do you do on salt???? ...

    How many landings a month do you do on salt????

    Ok, most has been covered. Better grease, and develop a method (like the hole for needle grease gun) to grease daily if you are doing lots of...
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    all have pros and cons. Fly Aercett amphibs for...

    all have pros and cons. Fly Aercett amphibs for work, great floats. Flew lots of different aluminum ones.

    Bottom shape, size and design make a big difference. What ever you choose will have...
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    Happy 4th of July!! One of the best days every...

    Happy 4th of July!! One of the best days every year!

    A good time to sit back, spoil grandchildren, and practice the freedoms we have- what ever you choice is.

    We, in the USA, can own and drive...
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    Jacek, Well said!! My desired point,...

    Jacek,

    Well said!!

    My desired point, though not said well, is that we are in need of extreme action if we wish to save the Kings. While it would be nice to 'know' all of what is going on, that...
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