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    A great pilot we deal with told us one time that...

    A great pilot we deal with told us one time that there is no reason to leave a gas cap off.

    There is no reason to close a baggage compartment without latching...

    Yet, I have done it...:toilet
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    Well said Pete. To add on MTV's comment about...

    Well said Pete.

    To add on MTV's comment about wings and angle of incidence, remember the otter you point it DOWN to climb.
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    the Cessna baggage door keys stay ON the mag...

    the Cessna baggage door keys stay ON the mag switch key at work. I set the keys on the seat when baggage open, back in the mag switch once locked. Works for me.

    Many years ago a wise pilot told me...
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    No one is immune... Wow, how fantastic to have...

    No one is immune...

    Wow, how fantastic to have it light and strong. Having something that will hold together is important.

    Good on you for trusting the 'feel'.
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    Some good flying there!

    Some good flying there!
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    We run small nylon chord like para chord on the...

    We run small nylon chord like para chord on the beaver, when it breaks it is much easier and faster to repair.

    Rigging? find an angle from either spreader bar to the retract tube under the plane-...
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    They had a C-47 that still had the navigator...

    They had a C-47 that still had the navigator bubble in the rear cockpit section! Used to see them lots out on the Kusko and Yukon.
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    DC-4, DC-6 or C-113

    DC-4, DC-6 or C-113
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    At the point the wings are waggling, it was over....

    At the point the wings are waggling, it was over.

    Got some room in front??? Build airspeed THEN turn with heavy planes. If he had come out of there another 10MPH faster he would have bobbled, but...
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    furiously working on the airstrip today getting...

    furiously working on the airstrip today getting it ready for you. Unfortunately the red carpet was backordered, so you are getting fresh graded dirt.

    If you see equipment on the strip, feel free...
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    [QUOTE=Troy Hamon;829906]I have taken off from...

    [QUOTE=Troy Hamon;829906]I have taken off from Lake Hood in similar conditions with a similar load, though boxes of tools were substituted for some of the passengers. I am amazed in watching that...
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    :-PHere we are, people confusing me with someone...

    :-PHere we are, people confusing me with someone that can read.;-)

    Thank you Stewart!
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    Just out of curiosity, what does it take to get...

    Just out of curiosity, what does it take to get SEC approval for something like this, or any business out there? Do you just need an idea? Proven production? Enough money to pay off the SEC?- Sorry,...
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    Sticky: That family lives in Haines when not at the...

    That family lives in Haines when not at the lodge! I have taught most of the kids in Hunter Education classes, including Joe. They moved up here not long after I moved back.

    Thank you for taking...
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    Watching videos of Taylorcraft antics instead of...

    Watching videos of Taylorcraft antics instead of learning procedure?
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    If a young pilot, I wonder if his GPS had...

    If a young pilot, I wonder if his GPS had groundspeed prominently displayed?

    Not much is said about ground obstructions, but this is a fine example that I believe had a big impact on the final...
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    Looks like the programing on the CNC mill stopped...

    Looks like the programing on the CNC mill stopped the table just a little shy of design, or the fixture to hold the aluminum was either bolted just off of intended location or made a little short.
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    Very sad. The plane launched out of the water...

    Very sad. The plane launched out of the water like a scalded cat and rocketed up to altitude in record time... where it appears to have run out of energy.

    Even in the wheel 206's I was beating it...
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    Call ahead to see if the Customs guy has time to...

    Call ahead to see if the Customs guy has time to close his store to come check you in.

    Not kidding.
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    And the Sheep Air Force heads out the end of next...

    And the Sheep Air Force heads out the end of next week to begin the 'busy' season.
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    I am driving out on the 6th to work, will plan on...

    I am driving out on the 6th to work, will plan on being in Tok that night after a stop at Northway airport to drop off a tractor. (Tractor is getting taken from Northway to Chisana in a sky van).
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    How is the air intake? Isn't the alternate air...

    How is the air intake? Isn't the alternate air spring loaded on that engine? (grasping at straws here). Could it be a blockage and extra throttle opens the alternate air?

    Fuel system does sound...
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    Fairbanks also has customs, as does Eagle I...

    Fairbanks also has customs, as does Eagle I believe. Maybe even check in at the border on the Top of the World, used to be a strip there.

    Depending on weather though, checking in in Southeast and...
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    1-888-CAN-PASS First things first: DO NOT TAKE...

    1-888-CAN-PASS

    First things first: DO NOT TAKE A PISTOL. If you need one up here I will loan you one, return when you fly south.

    Second thing: When the customs folks come to inspect you, make...
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    After the way I and other's I know were treated...

    After the way I and other's I know were treated by CC I really prefer to not deal with them.

    That said, they have survived previous recessions, market failures and many other challenges while...
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