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    Interesting thread. My heated hangar...

    Interesting thread.

    My heated hangar (Sterling AK) typically goes down below 20% humidity in the winter due I'm assuming to the positive relative pressure and drying from the constant radiant...
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    Current supplement: “Cross mid-channel of Knik...

    Current supplement: “Cross mid-channel of Knik Arm at 1200’ MSL or at or above 2200’MSL” coming from Pt Mac.
    Guidance below could potentially put you in head-on situation with departing traffic that...
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    I should have been clearer. Iím referring to...

    I should have been clearer. Iím referring to hydraulic lines under the floor between station 108-mounted electro-hydraulic pump and fittings at top of gear legs
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    Thanks to everyone for input. Two questions: ...

    Thanks to everyone for input.
    Two questions:

    1) Flex line or hard line for hydraulic installs? Fly-Tek is recommending flex under the floor for ease of install. Pump gets mounted under floor...
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    Glad youíre flying again, Stewart

    Glad youíre flying again, Stewart
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    I don’t agree with opinions that ADS-B isn’t a...

    I don’t agree with opinions that ADS-B isn’t a benefit or advisable in very busy airspace. It only takes literally a few seconds to cross-reference and confirm ADS-B traffic displayed on iPad or...
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    It’s amazing to me how many Anchorage area pilots...

    It’s amazing to me how many Anchorage area pilots haven’t upgraded to led’s or for that matter even turn their lights on.
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    I second (third?) Fly the Engine. Also, look up...

    I second (third?) Fly the Engine.
    Also, look up Pelican’s Perch articles by John Deakin
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    For various reasons we never installed our...

    For various reasons we never installed our Airglas 4000 skis last season. Going to finally do so in a few weeks.

    Now to deal with tail ski purchase question. Just got off the horn with Burl. He...
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    They aren't?! :wink:

    They aren't?! :wink:
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    Brian Leist. I understand the former maintenance...

    Brian Leist. I understand the former maintenance director from Seaplanes North is also there.
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    FlyTek for maintenance @ Lake Hood?

    Anyone use them for 180/185 work, and would recommend?
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    Don’t forget to check your primer line nuts at...

    Don’t forget to check your primer line nuts at the cylinders while you are going through the system. They are often cracked from overzealous installation.
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    Having just flown in/out of Talarik on a breezy...

    Having just flown in/out of Talarik on a breezy yesterday, I was reminded of this thread. Good info herein.
    45-50mph gusts. No way was a small plane getting turned around for taxiing back or tie...
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    Late to this party, but "agreed." It's a...

    Late to this party, but "agreed." It's a perennial topic anyhow, right?

    We carried both for work. I much prefer a rifle or shotgun on things that are moving and that's coming from a background of...
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    Back in the air. Took 15 days and $7K to recover...

    Back in the air. Took 15 days and $7K to recover in AK from an MT prop getting gravel bit. That’s for removal, shipping both ways to FL, a set of overhauled “exchange” blades, assembly and mounting....
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    Hopefully you're sauntering in there with a...

    Hopefully you're sauntering in there with a smooth John Wayne gait...
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    So, I was thinking of changing this thread title...

    So, I was thinking of changing this thread title to "MT prop damage," but now that all the information is in I'm going to keep it as is because owning an MT propeller in Alaska means you are...
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    I agree that many of us need a durable prop. Not...

    I agree that many of us need a durable prop. Not sure yet if I am ready to throw MT into the fragile category. How many aluminum props have been disabled by rocks in Alaska? As I wrote - the trip...
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    Who knows? I think this would have put an...

    Who knows?

    I think this would have put an aluminum prop out of business. This wasn't vegetation...
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    I didnít quite say that. This is different than...

    I didnít quite say that. This is different than a nick - itís a delamination of the leading edge, which is not field repairable. A nick is easily repaired and a dented leading edge is not much of...
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    Of interest to members - one can not simply...

    Of interest to members - one can not simply replace a blade with the MT 3-blade units, at least not without courting balancing issues.

    Upon advice from MT USA in FL, we're exchanging all three for...
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    Exactly

    Exactly
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    Nickel (supposedly!)

    Nickel (supposedly!)
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    Turns out they are on MT’s shop list. I sent an...

    Turns out they are on MT’s shop list. I sent an email to Gerald and we’ll see what he has to say.
    http://dominionpropeller.com/
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