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  1. In my experience, they don't work for beans....I...

    In my experience, they don't work for beans....I gave mine away. Last I saw of it, six years later, it's still sitting in the guy's hangar, right where I dropped it.

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    Yes, it sounds pretty simple when you put it that...

    Yes, it sounds pretty simple when you put it that way. Problem is, the weather here may be "okay", the weather at destination may be "okay", but who knows what the pass looks like, or???? I spent a...
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    Interesting article. But the heart of the issue...

    Interesting article. But the heart of the issue is this statement: “Alaska is bigger in area than Texas, California and Montana combined, but it is the nation’s most sparsely populated state. More...
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    Wouldn’t do any good. They have HUGE funding...

    Wouldn’t do any good. They have HUGE funding now, and nothing gets done. Less funding: they could actually start doing things and REALLY screw things up.

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    Built right, in Thief River Falls, Minnesota! ...

    Built right, in Thief River Falls, Minnesota!

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    Pete, I couldn't agree with you more. I used...

    Pete,

    I couldn't agree with you more. I used to have a lot of respect for many in the FAA. It's a lot harder these days to say anything positive about the agency. And, that's really...
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    The REAL issue here isn't necessarily the LODA...

    The REAL issue here isn't necessarily the LODA itself. The 800 pound gorilla in this room is the change in language regarding flight instruction that the FAA Legal types adopted without consulting...
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    Definitely pickle it if it's going to be parked...

    Definitely pickle it if it's going to be parked that long.

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    The Super Cub I flew regularly in Kodiak went...

    The Super Cub I flew regularly in Kodiak went past TBO, and I took the plane to Anchorage for a new engine.

    That airplane kinda made carb ice with the old engine. It REALLY made ice with the...
  10. Thread: Pig Boat

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    Hmmm, in my part of the military, the term "Pig...

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    Anyone who’s flown a lot in coastal Alaska likely...

    Anyone who’s flown a lot in coastal Alaska likely has some carb ice stories. Fortunately, the process in the Beaver, which is equipped with a carb inlet temp guage, is to run partial carb heat...
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    Glad to see that Tango Charlie is still out there...

    Glad to see that Tango Charlie is still out there making memories!! Glad she's still working hard for you.

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    To add confusion to this thread, a friend pointed...

    To add confusion to this thread, a friend pointed out to me that the PA-11 is approved, with the C-90 engine, with a Sensenich M76AK-2 propeller, at a length of 74 inches. Here's the pertinent...
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    Here's the pertinent section of the TCDS which...

    Here's the pertinent section of the TCDS which provides approval of the "alternate engine" Continental C-90-8:

    (10) C-90-8F (landplane, skiplane and seaplane) Use actual weight change
    Engine...
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    Check the type certificate. With the C-90 engine...

    Check the type certificate. With the C-90 engine you are limited to a 71 inch diameter metal prop. The only longer prop approved is a 76 inch wood prop.

    see the section of the TCDS which...
  16. Im not being critical of Experimental aircraft at...

    Im not being critical of Experimental aircraft at all.

    I simply pointed out that the BSA policy does NOT preclude Scouts from riding in “aircraft”. And, Young Eagles isn’t the only operation that...
  17. Thread: People

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    Several years ago, I was enroute to OSH in my...

    Several years ago, I was enroute to OSH in my PA-11. First day I got to southern Minnesota. Stopped at 6 o’clock at a fairly large airport. They were locking up, and no card lock system.

    So, I...
  18. Jim, No offense, but your reading skills might...

    Jim,

    No offense, but your reading skills might need some work. What that section prohibits is flights in hang gliders, ultralights, Experimental aircraft, and on an aircraft on a SAR mission.
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  19. Unfortunately, there is nothing "new" about...

    Unfortunately, there is nothing "new" about inappropriate behavior by some adults in kid's programs. It was never talked about back then....it is now. And, about time.

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    I think we agree. Sometimes a cautionary note...

    I think we agree.

    Sometimes a cautionary note may (or may not) be warranted.

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    This thread exhibits a common misunderstanding of...

    This thread exhibits a common misunderstanding of nomenclature.

    First, there is NO Pilot Operating Handbook for a Piper PA-12.

    Second, the booklet that Brandsman posted a picture of is the...
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    You need to keep in mind that there is always a...

    You need to keep in mind that there is always a "surprise factor" when an engine actually quits. Varies with the individual, but it's a few seconds at the least. Whereas during "practice" engine...
  23. And, unfortunately, there are perverts out there....

    And, unfortunately, there are perverts out there. That’s how we got where we are, folks, not by a bunch of innocent people being accused irrationally.

    Did anyone here watch tonight’s news and...
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    Ummmm—Airplanes=Noisy. If you think those planes...

    Ummmm—Airplanes=Noisy. If you think those planes are noisy, stay far, far away from Beavers……just sayin.

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    Ummm, Bob....try doubling that hull value. Or...

    Ummm, Bob....try doubling that hull value. Or close, at least.

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