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    Jack the axle. May not be great for suspension,...

    Jack the axle. May not be great for suspension, but works well and never had any downstream negative effects. I have a wing jack know but jacking the axle is the quickest, simplest, and smallest. ...
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    In my part of the world the glaciers are still...

    In my part of the world the glaciers are still shrinking which makes me think this part of the globe is warmer than it used to be.
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    I guess I’m in the minority. 18 is easy to get...

    I guess I’m in the minority. 18 is easy to get in and out except in winter when I have lots of layers on. 12 is easy to get in and out of all year. For the twelve with a long step. Start behind...
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    Survival gear. Appropriate set of tools. Some...

    Survival gear. Appropriate set of tools. Some sort of satellite communication device (I like sat phone) and a phone list of friends and shops that can assist remotely. Which reminds me that I need...
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    A wise man once told me... Itís a poor workman...

    A wise man once told me... Itís a poor workman who blames the tools.
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    Bleeding brake lines has never been one and done for me. Bleed them. Hold pressure on brake. Bleed them. May have to do it again the next day. I donít have any special gizmo. Just add from the...
  7. Bleed them again.

    Bleed them again.
  8. I have made only one set of aluminum interior...

    I have made only one set of aluminum interior panels and floor boards. A set of tin snips, dremel, and large table/bench are a basic start. I really liked the sheer, it worked on my poster board...
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    Right side long step is dual purpose for me, the...

    Right side long step is dual purpose for me, the back portion is for the passenger and the front is for me fueling. It is easier for me to fuel with one foot on tire and one on step. I use the fuel...
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    5123451235 Not my design, but clip is better...

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    Not my design, but clip is better than wedging between left rudder cable and while the organizer may not be sexy and light, it is handy.
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    I'm with Canadian farmer, run it for a while. ...

    I'm with Canadian farmer, run it for a while. Change it out in a year if you don't like it. Its a non issue for me.
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    Old firmin pods did not have the rear door. The...

    Old firmin pods did not have the rear door. The new ones do have the rear door. Main side door on pod opens all the way no problem. Jumbo pod on standard length gear and 35ís almost touches...
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    12 pod options that I am aware of are Airglass,...

    12 pod options that I am aware of are Airglass, Carbon Concepts, and Alaska Bush Pod. I have installed an Alaska bush pod on a 12 and an 18. One instal was with slits and one with welded tabs,...
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    I would just call. Atlee often has gear legs...

    I would just call. Atlee often has gear legs hanging on the wall powder coated in white or black ready to go. I imagine airframes is the same.
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    With 31ís I would recommend 3Ē extended. ...

    With 31ís I would recommend 3Ē extended. Especially if you have a pod. I have standard length gear on an 18 with 35ís and a pod. I was advised to run standard length with the with 35ís. I think...
  16. Thread: Recovering my cub

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    Having recently gone through this I agree with...

    Having recently gone through this I agree with the above. My airplane was part of the family and a 6 month fuselage only rebuild turned into 2.5 years and it was still just a fuselage only rebuild. ...
  17. Thread: Avgas price range?

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    $5.34 PABV Birchwood AK

    $5.34 PABV Birchwood AK
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    I put the Dakota brake rods in last fall and like...

    I put the Dakota brake rods in last fall and like them. I am more careful about not stepping on them getting in and out because they are spendy. If your brakes arenít holding I donít think the...
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    i have a borer reconditioned to 78x44 it does...

    i have a borer reconditioned to 78x44 it does amazingly well. My 82x43 is better on take off, but not a huge difference. Enough that i prefer the 82x43 for hunting, but other wise the the 78x44 is...
  20. Thread: 0320 up grade

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    I think the conversion is worthwhile. But...

    I think the conversion is worthwhile. But something to consider is Most 150ís are converted at end of tbo/life when they are likely putting out less than 150 hp. I know when I converted it was very...
  21. Yes you need a passport. I just flew Montana to...

    Yes you need a passport. I just flew Montana to Alaska in October. The hard part is eAPIS and associated paper work. But not really hard just a little frustrating. In my limited experience Canada...
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    The gull wing door with shock strut to hold open...

    The gull wing door with shock strut to hold open has been good for me. The shock struts works on the ground and in flight. In a slip it likes to close. I like the full glass door and the passengers...
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    Rent a car. Easy and pleasant drive. 2 to 2.5...

    Rent a car. Easy and pleasant drive. 2 to 2.5 hours drive time from Anchorage.
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    Cabane should remain the same. Shock struts to...

    Cabane should remain the same. Shock struts to match standard, 3Ē,or 6Ē
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    Do all your altitude work. Then skim along just...

    Do all your altitude work. Then skim along just above a long airstrip and see when the thing quits flying. When it quits give it a touch of power to get back in air. Just sort of hover down the...
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