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    There was a Beech 18 on floats that used to visit...

    There was a Beech 18 on floats that used to visit Fairbanks for a few days last Century....wonder if that was him?

    Gary
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    Yes. We just put down our third Airedale in 36...

    Yes. We just put down our third Airedale in 36 yrs. It's real quiet here. I'll try for one more but the breed is not common. All dogs bring a better life into ours especially when they challenge our...
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    Great pic Stewart Good pup! Yes it happens and...

    Great pic Stewart Good pup! Yes it happens and often enough to obscure the LZ so don't mess around with look-sees if it's expected. It's caused by cooled moisture saturated air looking for a fog...
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    Jim Helmericks from the Colville River delta was...

    Jim Helmericks from the Colville River delta was the first I came across that claimed he could land anywhere he wanted on the big 36". It took a quick look to see why and that was before fat...
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    I bought it from Lou Armbruster (also had a...

    I bought it from Lou Armbruster (also had a Heliocourier) at Merrill for $15K. New factory engine and 4 yrs on rebuild. Sheep hunter special.

    No metal staples on the 25's...the ice grip ~31-36"...
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    Enter the Newbie: Late Fall 1975 Merrill Field...

    Enter the Newbie: Late Fall 1975 Merrill Field Anchorage in a just bought PA-18 (N7777D) with checkout pilot in back. T&G on old style 25x11x4's first left black marks on the runway. Screeech...
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    I saw a J-5 once that had the compass mounted in...

    I saw a J-5 once that had the compass mounted in front of the windshield on the boot cowl. Claim of no mag interference there was the reason. And it was a boat compass with a clear top dome. Alaskan...
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    I owned a PA-12-180 for 4 yrs. Excellent...

    I owned a PA-12-180 for 4 yrs. Excellent performance on EDO 2000's but needed a ventral fin. Easy to get in and out quick to beach on rivers or in stiff winds. Had a Cessna seat and rails that could...
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    Thank you Crash, Jr. for the very honest and...

    Thank you Crash, Jr. for the very honest and informative reply. Mine are 26" Airstreaks installed 4 years ago. If they fail to pass the next inspection that's that. Best luck to all consumers.

    Gary
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    Thanks Crash...I'll never own another Airstreak...

    Thanks Crash...I'll never own another Airstreak with a 4-year life span. Not slamming your product for others that need them just saying throwing $500/year away is a problem for some that can't cover...
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    Alex from an instructors perspective which is...

    Alex from an instructors perspective which is better - 12 or 14? And for the student's? For example I'd not be comfortable as a student with left stick right throttle, but in a Cessna it's now...
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    Art. 1% of lots of construction jobs for the...

    Art. 1% of lots of construction jobs for the publics.

    Gary
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    I'd have contemplated a joint Teamster Burial....

    I'd have contemplated a joint Teamster Burial. Sorry to hear that happened. Continuous RPM is critical but as I mentioned earlier so is 24.5" MP recommended by Continental for cruise. With a similar...
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    An engine properly installed and in good health...

    An engine properly installed and in good health with proper fuel flow-mag timing should be ok at the rated rpm of 2475. An accurate tach is critical so is monitoring oil temps...and CHT/EGT if...
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    Mechanic's Lien? Gary

    Mechanic's Lien?

    Gary
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    I hear the SIRS has better dampening. Any...

    I hear the SIRS has better dampening. Any experience?

    Gary
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    That dihedral is good and the washout should be a...

    That dihedral is good and the washout should be a good starting point. Later play with airspeed and stall behavior. Wash can also be used to accommodate available elevator trim range. Not enough nose...
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    What's the planned wing dihedral for your scaled...

    What's the planned wing dihedral for your scaled Taylorcraft? Three quarter (Cub) to one degree (Taylorcraft ) is common. Dihedral can affect strut length.

    Gary
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    Airframes AK should consider producing a tougher...

    Airframes AK should consider producing a tougher more weather resistant tire compound. Something reasonable in size like 25-26" suitable for paved ops plus some mild back country. I've had the...
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    Good point on the NTSB post-analysis, or lack...

    Good point on the NTSB post-analysis, or lack thereof.

    For early CAR4 Certified airplanes:

    4a.533 NAC (Non Air Carrier) landplanes; visual contact day
    flying (unlimited distance) = (>100...
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    ^^^^^^That's what Don Swords (C-85 Stroker STC)...

    ^^^^^^That's what Don Swords (C-85 Stroker STC) recommended to me. Just monitor engine temps and fly like you stole it.

    Gary
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    The Goodyear 26" will outlast any Airstreak or...

    The Goodyear 26" will outlast any Airstreak or Bushwheel if flown on paved and especially hot sunny runways. They also require covers when not in use or will weather crack...not the Goodyears. My...
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    Pay them to remove their wrecked aircraft? ...

    Pay them to remove their wrecked aircraft?

    Gary
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    I have a chipped tooth since repaired that proves...

    I have a chipped tooth since repaired that proves gravity can greatly affect a falling wrench under the Cub panel.

    Gary
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    The Continental Owner's Manual X30012 Page 4...

    The Continental Owner's Manual X30012 Page 4 recommends 2350. The power developed depends on rpm and manifold pressure modified by pressure altitude. Rated rpm is 2475 with 2625 allowed for 5 min....
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