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    Just an FYI, I'm still planning on going with the...

    Just an FYI, I'm still planning on going with the Higher Power if I can ever decide on the hangar plans. My last conversation with them revealed that 70' is a magic number for them. Above that and...
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    Thanks man, I'm not sure which are in there. ...

    Thanks man, I'm not sure which are in there. Can't remember for certain, but think it was only on skis without ever being on floats. Just for one season in 79, I'll look at the logs tomorrow. I...
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    Eddie, Many of the guys above have WAY more...

    Eddie, Many of the guys above have WAY more experience than me but I'll share what I've experienced and some of what they haven't covered.

    My 185 has the factory float kit which includes some...
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    Did he not try speaking with them? A LOT of...

    Did he not try speaking with them? A LOT of farming is subbed out these days. Entirely possible the 'old man' quit and began leasing or subbing out the land and he didn't instruct the new guys,...
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    May happen sooner than you think, but definitely...

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    Alton Bay by Guthmiller

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    Is there any chance you were using the first...

    Is there any chance you were using the first cylinder to peak to make your adjustments? That's what we do when running ROP, but LOP requires we adjust mixture based on the last to peak. This...
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    Since operation has been introduced into this...

    Since operation has been introduced into this thread....

    When I got my 185 (550D equipped) I heard many things on operation and leaning and LOP operation. I began my own research because I was...
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    Kirby, my tailwheel is the standard size but...

    Kirby, my tailwheel is the standard size but Pierce replaced the normal 4 ply with a 6 ply. Made a huge improvement in runway stability and ramp handling, the difference was night and day, I was...
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    I didn't see a change in cruise when I went from...

    I didn't see a change in cruise when I went from 8.00-8.50. Most I've spoken with have like them better, as do I. I thought they were already an approved tire, wrong, you do have to get the STC. I...
  11. AVweb just posted this on the GDL-82. ...

    AVweb just posted this on the GDL-82.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_7Lw_QPKJ4
  12. Thanks qsmx, that explains why they mention the...

    Thanks qsmx, that explains why they mention the 82 is for later model transponders, was wondering why. I tried to point that out but probably didn't word it very well. Originally I was going to put...
  13. Garmin's newest, lowest cost, ADS-B solution and new GDL

    Hope this hasn't already been posted.

    Garmin has just announced another ADS-B out solution for non-waas equipped aircraft, if you already have decent semi-current transponder. It's the GDL-82. ...
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    My rep used google earth, so did I for some of...

    My rep used google earth, so did I for some of the info I had to provide.
  15. Doc, You're one of a kind! I know a number of...

    Doc, You're one of a kind! I know a number of people you have selflessly helped, not just in aviation or as a medical doctor. The positive outcome of these acts of kindness has helped, not only in...
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    Maybe not so far off, small turbine technology...

    Maybe not so far off, small turbine technology has been accelerating. Excited to see something that could apply to us. Seems like the difficulty would be in getting CoG correct, could a carbon tail...
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    Great updates Bill! Guess something has happened...

    Great updates Bill! Guess something has happened with my subscription to your thread, haven't seen notification of the last few updates. Been too wrapped up in my own stuff. Congrats and hoping...
  18. More like Idiocracy. ...

    More like Idiocracy.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jlcuRV0IFj0
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    Lost Army Drone

    630 mile trek @ over 12,000', 20' wingspan, 450#s.

    This is what Stars and Stripes has to say,
    "As the use of unmanned aircraft rises, itís important to re-examine beliefs and misconceptions...
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    Paid to have one replaced on my 185 last annual....

    Paid to have one replaced on my 185 last annual. They expected a half day, took a whole day because of a stripped screw or bolt head. It's a great time to refinish the handle itself since they often...
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    "Glad people have had positive experiences with...

    "Glad people have had positive experiences with Higher Power doors. I like the design concept, however having had one installed on a company hangar it was a terrible experience. If it was my personal...
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    Thanks Kirby, I'll try to see one in person....

    Thanks Kirby, I'll try to see one in person. Kinda hard to tell from their website but the track system looks very similar to David's, except that his is hydraulic. Does this door use cables located...
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    After lots of research, A Higher Power hydraulic...

    After lots of research, A Higher Power hydraulic door will be going on the hangar I'm about to build. Flymore has a similar door but I can't remember the MFG, maybe he'll reply.

    With the way...
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    Steve, mine are CC and have never worked...

    Steve, mine are CC and have never worked reliably. Just saying the draining and hassle of replacement may not be worth it.
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    Mine are free and float, but usually not on the...

    Mine are free and float, but usually not on the top. Sometimes they sink all the way to the bottom. I never trust them because of this, I look at the lines behind the sight glass. If they are bent...
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