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    I recall sitting rear gear fitting deep in snow...

    I recall sitting rear gear fitting deep in snow with ice covering some of the nearby snow tops. Nice to have that metal but today a pod would make most of it unnecessary.

    Gary
  2. Thread: Volcano

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    If there's any problems or marked changes created...

    If there's any problems or marked changes created by volcanoes it's usually the airborne ash or tephra that's the cause. In 1992 Mt.Spurr NW of Anchorage let go 3 times. The June event blew north and...
  3. I wonder what their relationship was with the...

    I wonder what their relationship was with the Inuit? The homes survived in that environment so why not the immigrants?

    Gary
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    Here's more enlightenment re: Item 208. Skis...

    Here's more enlightenment re: Item 208. Skis approved as Equipment under TCDS 1A2 PA-18:

    "Approval for the installation of all items of equipment listed herein has been obtained by the aircraft...
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    CAR3 1956 Search: dot_51990_DS1.pdf Gary

    CAR3 1956

    Search: dot_51990_DS1.pdf

    Gary
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    Aircraft Spruce and others offer a variety of...

    Aircraft Spruce and others offer a variety of heat shielding material. Flexible metal duct hose is also available. Isn't that what was used before SCAT was invented?

    Gary
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    Look up "Civil Air Regulations Part 15 Aircraft...

    Look up "Civil Air Regulations Part 15 Aircraft Equipment Airworthiness". I had a PDF bookmarked for my use but posting a .pdf here results in vague images. There's quite a section on Skis under...
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    Always there's some smart jazz answer>...

    Always there's some smart jazz answer> https://oceanservice.noaa.gov/facts/globalsl.html

    Oil leaks are a math function of suck and blow pressure. So, it depends on which side of that you are. In...
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    Look at TSO-C28 that references another document...

    Look at TSO-C28 that references another document of ski specs

    Gary
  10. A piece of chain link fencing makes a good snow...

    A piece of chain link fencing makes a good snow drag. Either by itself, framed in on all edges with steel fence pipe, or fastened to a flat platform made of plywood reinforced with lumber and...
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    A local B-EX Caravan exceeded ~200 and ~10K...

    A local B-EX Caravan exceeded ~200 and ~10K during an IFR upset/stall/recovery. They survived but both wings are being replaced while awaiting the speedo mod planned for here. Tough platform for...
  12. Land where you can afford to loose it? I never...

    Land where you can afford to loose it? I never could so didn't.

    Gary
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    They allegedly approached or may have exceeded...

    They allegedly approached or may have exceeded Vmo plus pulled some "G's" as part of their testing. Still speculative of course and awaiting any results from focused NTSB metallurgy exams or airframe...
  14. Thread: Volcano

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    Good. Fish the enriched edges of the outflow. ...

    Good. Fish the enriched edges of the outflow.

    Gary
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    Apparently the flowing lava field helps enrich...

    Apparently the flowing lava field helps enrich the nearby ocean. Good for fish nearby so some good comes from disaster.

    Gary
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    Recall the recent Caravan C-208 crash in...

    Recall the recent Caravan C-208 crash in Washington? Right wing came off or at least landed away from the fuselage. While waiting for the preliminary results read this:
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  17. Packed snow takes time to set up into a firmer...

    Packed snow takes time to set up into a firmer base. Can be an hour or more. Don't rush the takeoff. Have some tea and enjoy the day.

    Gary
  18. Sometimes in the Spring after lake ice is bared...

    Sometimes in the Spring after lake ice is bared in spots I put on tires and go land to camp. Taxiing over remaining soft drifts (I'd guess >6" thick) between bare spots can stop the plane or at least...
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    This is where an oil analysis program, if...

    This is where an oil analysis program, if established early and routinely maintained, might have detected abnormal levels of wear metals and silicon (ingested dirt). As far as leaning...a quick look...
  20. Nose wheel turned sideways unexpectedly? Gary

    Nose wheel turned sideways unexpectedly?

    Gary
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    The fix for the -11 would've been a rear baggage...

    The fix for the -11 would've been a rear baggage door large enough to load and retrieve the dog. I'd not do another rebuild w/o a rear opening.

    Gary
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    They went from AN-4 to -5 hardware at the upper...

    They went from AN-4 to -5 hardware at the upper cabane V to fuselage fitting to up GW among others.

    Gary
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    Taylorcraft STC SA1-210 adds 6 gallon wing tanks....

    Taylorcraft STC SA1-210 adds 6 gallon wing tanks. They feed the main fuselage tank through individual shutoff valves. The main tank then has a vent line added that runs up to one or both wing tanks...
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    For $200 Atlee sent me all his J-3/PA-11 STC's....

    For $200 Atlee sent me all his J-3/PA-11 STC's. He supported aviation in many ways.

    Gary
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    I ended up giving it to the A&P that helped me...

    I ended up giving it to the A&P that helped me with an oil pressure issue in exchange for his time. He has a J-3 in restoration and could use it. My oil pressure lag of indication at the gauge was a...
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