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  1. finishing tapes and gussets with the Poly Fiber system

    The Poly Fiber book for recovering an airplane suggests in two different places, that gussets go on first and finishing tapes second. I see a lot of cubs with the gusset over the finishing tapes...
  2. Stewarts System supplies for sale, best offer

    I have miscellaneous unopened Stewarts Systems items for sale. They've been stored in a cool dry place for several years. The packaging on the chemicals suggests it be used within 12mos.
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  3. Wise to include the VSI if you're gonna be on...

    Wise to include the VSI if you're gonna be on floats...I see rebuilds where they just are thinking about saving weight and only going with the TC basics, A/S and Altimeter. Try doing a glassy water...
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    At SEAIR we had -6 and -20's on our entire fleet....

    At SEAIR we had -6 and -20's on our entire fleet. 55T is owned by Kenmore now on straight floats and I believe has the -135 putting out 750shp, total badass compared to the 579shp the earlier...
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    Blade latches solve a lot of problems but for...

    Blade latches solve a lot of problems but for some reason, the operators in Alaska don't want blade latches. Ridiculous if you ask me. I've never had a problem with blade latches and they...
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    depends...on the engine, the -6 or -20 (probably...

    depends...on the engine, the -6 or -20 (probably not even around anymore), the -27, the -34? How fast you wanna go? But I would think 45gph is what most of the guys are pulled back to...
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    Did you or do you, have the nice widgeon in ANC?...

    Did you or do you, have the nice widgeon in ANC? Yup, I'd say lucky guy and good on you...
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    cub instrument panel

    Hey everyone, in my restoration of my cub, inexperienced as I am and perfectionist to a fault, I've realized nothing isn't tameable. So far... I'm not good with electrics. I was going to hire a...
  9. GREAT panel lay out... I like that you kept...

    GREAT panel lay out... I like that you kept everything flush...Windows are meant to look out of, not around stuff to look out of...
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    OWN, don't rent...owning an airplane is an...

    OWN, don't rent...owning an airplane is an expensive convenience but rewarding in that you can fly it anytime you like, rather than having to fit your time in and around a schedule of renters at a...
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    Whoa, that's a big one! All our condolences and...

    Whoa, that's a big one! All our condolences and prayers headed your way. And all the best to you and your daughter. Miracles DO happen! I've got a friend with a daughter, now happily married, in...
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    Before I fly ANY new aircraft, on a calm day, I...

    Before I fly ANY new aircraft, on a calm day, I climb up to 3000' or so and do some air work...stalls, clean, partial and full flap, then some slow flight straight ahead and also light turns up to 30...
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    production certificate

    What is the significance of the production certificate? There's a serial number and a type certificate number for your plane, also a production certificate number. What is the significance and what...
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    MTV: It is my understanding that many folks have...

    MTV: It is my understanding that many folks have been having trouble with the SkyBeacon wingtip item. Because of this I opted to go without the wingtip or the tail strobe option 'til they iron out...
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    A friend of mine owns that plane now and another...

    A friend of mine owns that plane now and another friend is leasing it. It is now on 31" tires and it is a very respectable performing plane.
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    This a real sad deal for Security. Some real...

    This a real sad deal for Security. Some real good aviators over there. Because of this accident there inevitably will be a lot of questions and answering. But, additionally, there needs to be a...
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    How bad you wanna get off the rock?

    How bad you wanna get off the rock?
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    RAVN has already announced they are resuming...

    RAVN has already announced they are resuming service with their Dash 8...far fewer seats than the Saab 2000 though
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    Nice trip Bill...When I first came to Alaska back...

    Nice trip Bill...When I first came to Alaska back in the early '80's I flew out of Ketchikan...waaaaay before touroids started arriving in droves. 1980 was when President Carter allocated a lot of...
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    Checklist item: Are the controls free and...

    Checklist item: Are the controls free and CORRECT? In the heavy metal, some planes you can't see the ailerons, hence there are gauges to check for proper movement. All other airplanes it is...
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    Ohhh, you're cracking me up...AIA bad bad...

    Ohhh, you're cracking me up...AIA bad bad outfit...lots of good pilots came from there though...the ones that survived...
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    Me thinks, they've been allowed to get too big. ...

    Me thinks, they've been allowed to get too big. RAVN, Penair, Haglund, Frontier? Too big for their britches and FAA oversight. They should be shut down with an accident record as they have...16...
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    Atta girl...

    Atta girl...
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    In all due respect...I have seen cub drivers...

    In all due respect...I have seen cub drivers references to using GPS speeds...why would anyone ever do that 'cept for bragging rights. The airplane flies what's on your IAS indicator. The GPS...
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    A friend has a very nice cub with the old diamond...

    A friend has a very nice cub with the old diamond plate floors. Is it heavier? Yes it is! Do you have a better chance in this cub in a wreck on floats, re the forward strut coming through the...
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