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  1. Thread: For the Geezers

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    Steve, That's funny, right there. David had to...

    Steve,

    That's funny, right there. David had to have been 40 years old if he was a day!

    The grey in yer beard didn't (doesn't?) do a thing for you. :-)

    Jon B.
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    Siwash... If you can convince my wife and my...

    Siwash...

    If you can convince my wife and my boss (two different people) to let me go for the summer...

    Can I bring my off-road motorcycle?

    I jest, of course, neither would let me go for...
  3. Thread: Climb prop C-90

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    Tom, I bought a new 76AK-2-44 from Univair for...

    Tom,

    I bought a new 76AK-2-44 from Univair for my 90hp Champ (same engine as you have). I didn't care for the performance, so took it to a prop shop and had it pitched to 42.

    The take-off and...
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    From what I see, the only mistake Cliff has made,...

    From what I see, the only mistake Cliff has made, thus far, is to ask us what we think. It simply doesn't matter.

    Cliff - go do it. Or, don't do it. It makes no difference to us. If you do it, and...
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    One of my instructors in Tech School electronics...

    One of my instructors in Tech School electronics had been an F4 Phantom pilot and instructor.

    When sent to Viet Nam in the mid-60s, he got stuck in an L-19 flying FAC. Upon learning that, I asked...
  6. Thread: J-5a

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    Y'all aren't being particularly helpful... The...

    Y'all aren't being particularly helpful...

    The FAA has a "Tundra Tire" approval policy, which your IA should be aware of - or can find. If I recall, it's not particularly onerous but will require...
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    Are the AK mooses covered in ticks during the...

    Are the AK mooses covered in ticks during the warmer months?

    The few here in Minnesota are said to be badly infested; to the point of causing poor health.

    The Minnesota license is a...
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    I'm flying *this* to NH next year!

    http://img847.imageshack.us/img847/6715/funnyhotairballoon1112.jpg
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    Why would he have hand-prop'd a boat motor? ...

    Why would he have hand-prop'd a boat motor?

    No way an airplane prop did that! That's a swimmer who got run over.

    Jon
  10. Thread: sidecar

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    Go to www.advrider.com/forums...

    Go to www.advrider.com/forums and have a look. If you can't find anything there, it doesn't exist!

    Jon B.
  11. FortySix: Here's your first sentence: "So...

    FortySix:

    Here's your first sentence:

    "So I'm flying from Pompano to Everglade City and you experience a comlete infomation shutdown."


    It seems to me that you'll be able to continue the...
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    One of our own members is an A&P/IA near Duluth....

    One of our own members is an A&P/IA near Duluth. That's not *too* far away.

    I'll be dipped, though, if I can recall his 'handle' here.

    Bryan - speak up! I know you're out there.

    Jon B.
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    Weber Aero in Alexandria, Minnesota, is also a...

    Weber Aero in Alexandria, Minnesota, is also a good shop.

    320-763-4066 (I think); ask for Kevin or Jerry.

    Jon B.
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    I, for one, have given up trying to correct a guy...

    I, for one, have given up trying to correct a guy who claims he needs to use the rudder to correct for a crosswind while in cruise.

    I tried, in vain, to convince him it was all in his head, as...
  15. Thread: bear medicine

    by Jon B.
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    Tom: I'd like to claim that as my own but it...

    You crack me up! :D :D :D
    I watched the local SWAT team playing witn a 37mm grenade launcher the other day. That looked pretty useful! Maybe a little loud... :o

    Tom[/quote]

    Tom:

    I'd...
  16. Thread: bear medicine

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    SB: (Edit to add: I see you didn't recommend...

    SB:

    (Edit to add: I see you didn't recommend that people use shotguns in the bush, so I hope you don't take any of this personally! jb)

    I ain't never shot a bear with anything at all. I don't...
  17. Thread: bear medicine

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    Stewart says:"OO and OOO shot work very, very...

    Stewart says:"OO and OOO shot work very, very well on bears. I can testify to that without hesitation."

    Testify away, even w/o hesitating. The plural of anecdote is NOT data!.

    Small shot blows,...
  18. Thread: bear medicine

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    With regard to carrying a 12-gauge shotgun... ...

    With regard to carrying a 12-gauge shotgun...

    DO NOT load the damn thing with buckshot unless your goal is to maim and perhaps blind the bears.

    If your goal is to put it on the ground, for...
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    Funny? Sort of. Realistic? Umm, not even close. ...

    Funny? Sort of. Realistic? Umm, not even close.

    At the risk of sending this thread to R&R...

    If anyone thinks that BP is twiddling their thumbs and dragging their feet, please have another...
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    A friend of mine sold a half-share in his PA-12...

    A friend of mine sold a half-share in his PA-12 to a friend of his.

    A local instructor who was (at that time) tailwheel 'legal' but not very proficient, agreed to get the endorsement for the...
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    King Brown said: "A young and enthusiastic...

    King Brown said:

    "A young and enthusiastic instructor said to me after a rust-remover, "Mr. Brown, you fly the 172 like you're in a taildragger." I said, "That's the way ALL aircraft should be...
  22. Thread: Spot Landings

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    Before I comment, recall that this applies to my...

    Before I comment, recall that this applies to my old Champ, which lacks both flaps and power. It also has long oleo-strut landing gear that doesn't bounce much.

    My approach (pardon the pun!) to...
  23. Thread: Auto Gas Again

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    Sorry, but no. I haven't spent any time in the...

    Do you know where I can find out where there is an ethanol-free pump around me? I keep my plane at Flying Cloud and live in Burnsville.[/quote]

    Sorry, but no. I haven't spent any time in the...
  24. Thread: Auto Gas Again

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    Isn't it odd, then, that E85 in Minnesota this...

    Isn't it odd, then, that E85 in Minnesota this morning is priced at $2.31 and E10 is $2.89. The 'real' price for E85 should be around $$1.95 if the markup is similar.

    If ethanol is leaving the...
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    Nathan: I don't carry the 'recipe' with me but...

    Nathan:

    I don't carry the 'recipe' with me but can get it when I'm back at home.

    What's the rifling twist on your Colt? I load for my Bushmaster and younger son's Tikka (1:9) and for my older...
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