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    If its the same stuff I used for the engine box...

    If its the same stuff I used for the engine box on my side x side, yes it works well but damn is it heavy! Not sure that is what I would be using in the plane.
  2. A cordless drill with a pump on it is a small...

    A cordless drill with a pump on it is a small weight penalty and pays huge when you have to fill or pump floats out.
  3. Polly Creek Johnny Swiss? Have not heard that...

    Polly Creek Johnny Swiss? Have not heard that name in awhile. We used to set net on Chisik but Johnny would drop by time to time to chat with dad.
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    I am gonna guess you can partially thank the...

    I am gonna guess you can partially thank the youtube guys for this. People keep pushing the limits of their abilities for youtube hits and it ends in lots of wrecked planes. STOL comps with...
  5. Thread: Cowl Flaps

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    Cool, thanks for costing me more money. Putting...

    Cool, thanks for costing me more money. Putting in the order now. The online "instruction picture" does not show clearly, but I am assuming it clamps onto the tail pipe off the muffler?

    I use...
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    Are you doing things that requires 35s or just...

    Are you doing things that requires 35s or just wanting to look cool? I wold bet that 95% or better of the people running 35s could get away with 850s the places they actually fly into.
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    would not have been an issue if you would have...

    would not have been an issue if you would have kept the pacer! LOL
  8. pretty sure that is part of the don't ask don't...

    pretty sure that is part of the don't ask don't tell policy. It was like that when you got in it...
  9. https://skygeek.com/sea-to-sky-innovations-spc-909...

    https://skygeek.com/sea-to-sky-innovations-spc-909n-paint-stripper-20l-pail.html

    This stuff works great! put it on HEAVY, if you let it dry you gotta start over. I put it on the 180 when I...
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    I built one for my brother last month. Works...

    I built one for my brother last month. Works stupid slick! Took a couple hours with materials I had laying around (with the exception of the wheels, he bought those). We have used it on his 170B...
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    Pilot technique has a lot to do with how any prop...

    Pilot technique has a lot to do with how any prop holds up. I fly the same places my brother does and we both have the same prop. Mine looks new and his has some dings. Same when we both had borer...
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    Cool, thank you! I will be ordering more for...

    Cool, thank you! I will be ordering more for various projects!
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    I had the lexan ones on my Avid flyer. I used...

    I had the lexan ones on my Avid flyer. I used "plasti zap" when I put them on and it "melted" through the paint and adhered to the fabric, as in, they are / were not coming off without taking fabric...
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    Did you use the self adhesive on it or did you...

    Did you use the self adhesive on it or did you use another glue to install it? I only have 1 flight on mine so far with these seals. I just used the wipe that came with the seal and then stuck them...
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    I ordered 4 rolls for current and future use. ...

    I ordered 4 rolls for current and future use. First time I have ever had the sea plane doors on the pacer actually sealed up and not having a hurricane blowing on my ear! Gave a roll to my A&P. I...
  16. The state of AK doesn't tax the aircraft, but...

    The state of AK doesn't tax the aircraft, but many municipalities do..
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    Most don't understand how screwed we can be on a...

    Most don't understand how screwed we can be on a quick routine 10 minuted flight from base. Often times in only 5 minutes in the air you won't be walking back as there are rivers to cross etc.
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  18. One of my favorite fly out float trips is lake...

    One of my favorite fly out float trips is lake creek. Its an easy 5 day trip, could be done in less but that would take a lot of the fun out of it and make for some long days. Doing it in 5 days...
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    I went through that with the Avid and kitfox...

    I went through that with the Avid and kitfox forums. Started my own many years ago now (I think 08 or 09) and as of today I think I have moderated 3 posts. I detest censorship and find its much...
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    sending you an email

    sending you an email
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    I noticed his absence, gotta be a back story I...

    I noticed his absence, gotta be a back story I missed. His hints and tips and tool thread was/is awesome.
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    A written safety assessment before each flight? ...

    A written safety assessment before each flight? When they made those mandatory at work for every job we do, they were usefully for about the first 3 days. After that, I would say with confidence...
  23. If the link you posted is correct he is probably...

    If the link you posted is correct he is probably out guiding or flying hunters. Most of those guys you wont hear from during hunting season as they are putting a lot of avgas through the tanks and...
  24. I got to play with the above SS XL for an hour or...

    I got to play with the above SS XL for an hour or so this summer. Fun bird to fly and as BDA stated its rock solid in the 30s with steep turns etc. Landing at the high AOA takes a little getting...
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    12 or pacer. If you are looking at going to see...

    12 or pacer. If you are looking at going to see the grand kids, the pacer wins hands down. Pull out the back seat and you have a lot of room for baggage. Not to mention, you can get it at under...
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