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    A good Hangar solves many wind problems. I...

    A good Hangar solves many wind problems.

    I sleep better at night with the plane inside.
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    we got between 1,500 and 1,800 pounds on a pull...

    we got between 1,500 and 1,800 pounds on a pull test in saturated sand (glacier till) when we did our pull test with them. To get that we drove them four feet into the ground, which is not practical...
  3. Low and slow?? Didn't Henny post a Beaver...

    Low and slow??

    Didn't Henny post a Beaver position up for grabs... with benefits?
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    Wasn't a J-3, but on my 18 I used some simple...

    Wasn't a J-3, but on my 18 I used some simple braided nylon (very small camp type) from a steel hardware store ring through the floor to the rudder lift cables. Then bent an aluminum hook that...
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    Not just the Forest Service. Anyone looking for...

    Not just the Forest Service. Anyone looking for round engine, web footed pilots right now is having a struggle.

    We missed an entire generation of recruiting, those that came to aviation are all...
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    My thoughts exactly. Heating oil here is about...

    My thoughts exactly.

    Heating oil here is about $3.50/gallon. When it gets to 20 below, I can see the stud lines on the siding of our house with the frost. $3,000 in insulation pays for itself very...
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    Bank balance, IQ or number of personalities?:-P8)

    Bank balance, IQ or number of personalities?:-P8)
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    He sold it!! He is having withdrawals from...

    He sold it!! He is having withdrawals from speed!!

    We spent some river bank time together this summer, had to pull his chain a bit.
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    seatbelts to the frame anyway, no questions...

    seatbelts to the frame anyway, no questions asked!!
  10. Thread: Ski Springs

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    I don't remember, sorry.

    I don't remember, sorry.
  11. Thread: Ski Springs

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    Years ago I was talking to Atlee about ski...

    Years ago I was talking to Atlee about ski springs. He told me he had taken an older bungee to a spring shop and had them build a spring with the came amount of tension strength in all distances of...
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    I fly to get away from the phone. Maybe consider...

    I fly to get away from the phone. Maybe consider not taking the calls!!

    Or are you consulting for Tom now and need to be in touch all the time?
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    SC.org network is probably the best anti-scam...

    SC.org network is probably the best anti-scam group around.

    Post where the engine is, and I bet someone will head there to check on things for you quicker than you can pump a set of 35's with a...
  14. This is the exact scenario that gets REALLY...

    This is the exact scenario that gets REALLY expensive. Go to bolt on gear that are supposed to fit, only to find that the attach fittings are not quite right...

    Good luck, and I will keep my eyes...
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    Put me in Coach, I'm ready to pay... today! ...

    Put me in Coach, I'm ready to pay... today!

    Nice shot of the Bat Cave! All we have here are Eagles, Eagles and more Eagles. If you know anyone that wants to take pictures of Eagles, send them my...
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    Is it possible that you just did not have a...

    Is it possible that you just did not have a permission slip from your wife?:-P:-P:-P


    Now that you are married we can rib you for new stuff!
  17. I am going to explain as if buying a plane is new...

    I am going to explain as if buying a plane is new to you... please don't be offended.

    Your post I quoted states that an A&P just did an annual- was he working for you, or the present owner? Has he...
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    A big factor with floats is the condition/wear of...

    A big factor with floats is the condition/wear of the bottoms. Without getting a look at the bottoms it is hard to make a judgement.

    Another question would be where where these made? Chinese ones...
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    Barnstormer, don't you need to learn how to fly...

    Barnstormer, don't you need to learn how to fly first? Or will the wife be showing you up on that also?
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    That depends on the office... The attach fittings...

    That depends on the office... The attach fittings should all be identical. Call Aerocet and talk to them, they might be happy to help you get the STC done, as it will make future owners able to do...
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    Desser tires- I believe that Seaplanes North was...

    Desser tires- I believe that Seaplanes North was working on an STC.

    Sidewalls between Goodyear POS blimp tires and Bushwheels, but should wear well.

    If you go with the blimp 26" tires, glue...
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    Let me think about this... you went to the Crowe...

    Let me think about this... you went to the Crowe Bar ranch... I bet you talked with a couple of his flying neighbors.

    Possible that is it Bullsh!t and not grease?:-P

    Are there pink sticky...
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    Congratulations Ted! Great looking spot, bet...

    Congratulations Ted!

    Great looking spot, bet camping was a good time.
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    My memory was that we started installing 2 meter...

    My memory was that we started installing 2 meter radios that had the programing possibilities Web mentions above instead of a standard 'Marine' VHF.

    Lots of float operators have discrete...
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    Good point about force vs. alignment. Punches...

    Good point about force vs. alignment.

    Punches or screw drivers are to put in with rough alignment, was not intending to imply banging the heck out of bolts... but if they are bent sometimes that...
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